I did this 5 days ago but it got wiped out in a disk crash so we’ll compare to the last snapshot published. Here are the Cubs status lines as of yesterday and almost two weeks ago.
PITCH is a little down and around exactly league average. BAT is about the same and above league average and the Cubs went 5-7 since 4/28/2017. The main cause of going WAA=5-7=-2 is slightly below average pitching and giving up unearned runs. Their UR is one of the worst in MLB. Last year they ended up with +9 near the top of the league. MLB counts unearned runs equally with earned runs when determining who wins a ballgame.
Here are the Cubs in the top 200.
They have 8 guys in top 200 which isn’t bad. An average MLB team will field 6 or 7. It’s still early in the season. Bryant, Rizzo, and Schwarber should rise to the top eventually and when they do the Cubs will win a lot of games.
That is all for now.