Cubs Status 5/21/2021

It has been awhile since this log book has been updated. There have been daily bugs galore in the code that gathers, digests, stores and then display baseball data. The process hasn’t had a hiccup in a few days so it’s time to take a break from updating that.

In past years we posted Cubs status every 10-14 days as not much changes on a daily basis. Today we’ll do a short coverage to get started for this year.

CHN Team Status

Date W L BAT PITCH UR PE
0521 22 21 12.2 -7.5 3.8 2

Cubs one game over 0.500 and in second place. They start a weekend series with the first place Cardinals tonight.  Cubs are  favored slightly by Vegas due to they might think Kyle Hendricks is back to his regular form.  This log book used to do series matchups but most of all of that can now be seen here.   

CHN 5 years

Year W L BAT PITCH UR PE
2016 29 12 53.4 52.4 3.6 23
2017 22 20 18.4 6.2 -10.8 3
2018 25 19 40.8 33.2 -3.6 15
2019 28 18 32.3 28 -2.8 12
2021 22 21 12.2 -7.5 3.8 2

This was the last 5 year split table that now is 6 years because they didn’t play baseball in May in 2020.  Cubs are having a season very much like 2017 where they were -2 WAA at All Star break.  That year they made it to NLCS so fortunes can change for both teams and players during a 6 month season.

CHN Roster Starters 20210521

Rank WAA 2Yr Name IP Rest
-028- -1.71 -2.32 Trevor Williams 37.7 0
XXXXX -0.43 -0.45 Jake Arrieta 42.3 1
-037- -1.46 2.74 Zach Davies 40.3 2
XXXXX -0.52 -0.03 Adbert Alzolay 37.0 3
XXXXX -1.24 3.27 Kyle Hendricks 42.7 4

Cubs starting pitching hasn’t been good this season.  The above is far worse than what their -7.5 PITCH in team status which means relief must be picking up some of the slack.

CHN Roster Relief 2021-05-21

Rank is based upon current year WAA ( 2nd column ). 2Yr column shows last two year WAA average added to player total. This goes to 0 as a season progresses.

Rank WAA 2Yr Name IP Rest
XXXXX 0.62 0 Justin Steele 13.3 0
XXXXX 0.71 0.17 Andrew Chafin 21.0 0
XXXXX 0.44 0.01 Ryan Tepera 20.3 0
XXXXX 1.24 -0.58 Craig Kimbrel 17.7 0
XXXXX 0.84 -0.14 Dillon Maples 15.7 1
XXXXX 0.22 0 Tommy Nance 2.3 1
XXXXX 0.36 -0.13 Rex Brothers 15.0 1
XXXXX 1.04 0.17 Dan Winkler 13.3 2
XXXXX 1.10 0 Keegan Thompson 11.7 2
TOTAL 6.57 -0.50 TIER= 0.78    

Although the 2 year splits of this group of players is almost even steven, Cubs relief put up good numbers this season as a squad.  Ironically relief also carried the Cubs during the first half of 2017 keeping them out of last place at this point in that season.

That is all for now.  About pages for baseball handbook explaining all of this need to be written.    First drafts of those may be published here soon.  Also, the White Sox are having a good year so we’ll be covering them as well — hopefully.  Until then ….