Cubs status 9/5/2017

Another week, another Cubs status.  We just did the Cubs Pirates matchup a few days ago.  Not much is different.   Let’s see how the Cubs have been doing this last week.

BAT PITCH Rs Ra W L UR LR TeamID
36.7 42.2 648 575 70 60 -8.7 2.8 CHN 8/29/2017
47.7 38.7 692 610 75 62 -7.6 3.1 CHN 9/5/2017

BAT up 10, PITCH down 3.5 and the Cubs went 5-2 or another +3 wins for the week.  UR being down surprised me because I thought I saw a couple of unearned runs scored against the Cubs this week.

Rosters are out of whack with September call ups and the Cubs have lots of players in the top 200 compared to earlier in the season.  Let’s look at top Cubs.

Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos
+024+ 4.91 Anthony_Rizzo_CHN 1B-2B
+062+ 3.32 Jake_Arrieta_CHN PITCH
+083+ 2.94 Javier_Baez_CHN 2B-SS
+091+ 2.81 Willson_Contreras_CHN CR
+099+ 2.65 Kyle_Hendricks_CHN PITCH
+100+ 2.62 Mike_Montgomery_CHN PITCH
+122+ 2.31 Wade_Davis_CHN PITCH
+132+ 2.21 Ian_Happ_CHN CF-2B-LF-RF
+137+ 2.12 Brian_Duensing_CHN PITCH
+148+ 1.93 Kris_Bryant_CHN 3B
XXXXX 1.43 Carl_Edwards_CHN PITCH
XXXXX 1.24 Pedro_Strop_CHN PITCH
XXXXX 0.61 Tommy_La_Stella_CHN 2B-3B

Cubs now have 10 guys in top 200, five in top 100, and Rizzo rose to top 25.  He might want MVP this season.  Carl Edwards was once top Cub around here in the 7/20 status report.  He struggled but still hanging in there.   La Stella rounds out this list.  He’s having a career year so far.  <anti jinx on> Hopefully Contreras recovers for the playoffs! <anti jinx off>

Not much more to say about this week.

Blast from the past 2003

Let’s do another data dump for 2003.  Lineup pitcher combo tables part 1 coming very soon with some very interesting results.  Until then….

BAT PITCH Rs Ra W L UR LR TeamID
-47.4 68.5 616 603 74 67 -7.3 -0.9 CHN 9/5/2003

And top Cubs on 9/5/2003

Rank WAA Name_TeamID Pos
+009+ 8.11 Mark_Prior_CHN PITCH
+020+ 6.45 Carlos_Zambrano_CHN PITCH
+033+ 5.29 Sammy_Sosa_CHN RF
+082+ 3.25 Kerry_Wood_CHN PITCH
+132+ 2.33 Moises_Alou_CHN LF
+145+ 2.18 Joe_Borowski_CHN PITCH
+150+ 2.14 Corey_Patterson_CHN CF
+151+ 2.12 Mark_Guthrie_CHN PITCH
+168+ 1.91 Kyle_Farnsworth_CHN PITCH