Chicago Cubs Starting Lineup 4/16/21 Cubs Lineup

5-8, 5th in NL Central

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The Chicago Cubs climbed back to the top of the NL Central Division during the pandemic-shortened 2020 season. Chicago finished the 60-game season with the fourth best record in the National League. However, the Miami Marlins’ exposed an average Cubs offense. Miami limited the Cubs to a single run in a two-game sweep of the best-of-three wildcard round. During the regular season, Chicago had the fourth worst batting average in baseball, but was reasonably efficient at plating runs. However, Chicago was a collective 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position in the two playoff losses. Familiar faces from the Cub’s World Series Championship are still in the lineup. Nevertheless, in this age of free agency Chicago is at a point where holes are being exposed.

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Cubs Starting Lineup

Z. Davies , (R), P
1. I. Happ , (S), CF
2. W. Contreras , (R), C
3. A. Rizzo , (L), 1B
4. K. Bryant , (R), 3B
5. J. Pederson , (L), LF
6. J. Baez , (R), SS
7. J. Heyward , (L), RF
8. E. Sogard , (L), 2B
9. J. Baez , (R), DH
Pos Pitcher
P Zach Davies Z. Davies (R)
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Zach Davies Z. Davies (R)
67
3 1-2 3.2 59 16 13 13 1 9 8 .189% .162% 2.21 .366
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
CF Ian Happ I. Happ (S)
89
1 13 49 6 5 0 0 1 1 5 0 0 .158 .333 .237 .570
C Willson Contreras W. Contreras (R)
79
2 12 46 9 6 0 0 3 6 7 1 1 .257 .413 .514 .927
1B Anthony Rizzo A. Rizzo (L)
75
3 13 53 8 5 2 0 1 2 3 2 0 .182 .302 .295 .597
3B Kris Bryant K. Bryant (R)
65
4 12 49 9 2 4 0 3 6 7 0 0 .220 .327 .537 .863
LF Joc Pederson J. Pederson (L)
67
5 13 48 5 4 0 0 1 4 2 0 0 .119 .208 .190 .399
SS Javier Baez J. Baez (R)
61
6 13 51 9 5 1 0 3 8 5 4 0 .191 .255 .404 .659
RF Jason Heyward J. Heyward (L)
89
7 13 46 9 6 2 0 1 2 1 0 0 .205 .239 .318 .557
2B Eric Sogard E. Sogard (L)
61
8 12 26 3 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 .120 .115 .240 .355
DH Javier Baez J. Baez (R)
61
9 13 51 9 5 1 0 3 8 5 4 0 .191 .255 .404 .659

Most Common Cubs Lineups

4 Games Game
1. Ian Happ
2. Willson Contreras
3. Anthony Rizzo
4. Kris Bryant
5. Joc Pederson
6. Javier Baez
7. Jason Heyward
8. David Bote
9. Javier Baez
3 Games Game
1. Ian Happ
2. Willson Contreras
3. Anthony Rizzo
4. Kris Bryant
5. Joc Pederson
6. Javier Baez
7. Jason Heyward
8. Eric Sogard
9. Javier Baez
2 Games Game
1. Willson Contreras
2. Kris Bryant
3. Anthony Rizzo
4. Javier Baez
5. Joc Pederson
6. Jake Marisnick
7. Jason Heyward
8. David Bote
9. Javier Baez
1 Game Game
1. Ian Happ
2. Eric Sogard
3. Anthony Rizzo
4. Joc Pederson
5. Javier Baez
6. Jason Heyward
7. David Bote
8. Austin Romine
9. Javier Baez
1 Game Game
1. Ian Happ
2. Eric Sogard
3. Anthony Rizzo
4. Kris Bryant
5. Joc Pederson
6. Javier Baez
7. Jason Heyward
8. Tony Wolters
9. Javier Baez
1 Game Game
1. Ian Happ
2. Willson Contreras
3. Kris Bryant
4. Anthony Rizzo
5. Javier Baez
6. David Bote
7. Jake Marisnick
8. Matt Duffy
9. Javier Baez

2021 Recent Cubs Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
4/14 @ MIL L 0-7 Corbin Burnes C. Burnes (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Ian Happ I. Happ Eric Sogard E. Sogard Anthony Rizzo A. Rizzo Joc Pederson J. Pederson Javier Baez J. Baez Jason Heyward J. Heyward David Bote D. Bote Austin Romine A. Romine Javier Baez J. Baez
4/13 @ MIL W 3-2 Brandon Woodruff B. Woodruff (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Ian Happ I. Happ Willson Contreras W. Contreras Anthony Rizzo A. Rizzo Kris Bryant K. Bryant Joc Pederson J. Pederson Javier Baez J. Baez Jason Heyward J. Heyward Eric Sogard E. Sogard Javier Baez J. Baez
4/12 @ MIL L 3-6 Freddy Peralta F. Peralta (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Ian Happ I. Happ Willson Contreras W. Contreras Anthony Rizzo A. Rizzo Kris Bryant K. Bryant Joc Pederson J. Pederson Javier Baez J. Baez Jason Heyward J. Heyward David Bote D. Bote Javier Baez J. Baez
4/11 @ PIT L 1-7 JT Brubaker J. Brubaker (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Ian Happ I. Happ Willson Contreras W. Contreras Anthony Rizzo A. Rizzo Kris Bryant K. Bryant Joc Pederson J. Pederson Javier Baez J. Baez Jason Heyward J. Heyward Eric Sogard E. Sogard Javier Baez J. Baez
4/10 @ PIT L 2-8 Mitch Keller M. Keller (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Ian Happ I. Happ Willson Contreras W. Contreras Anthony Rizzo A. Rizzo Kris Bryant K. Bryant Joc Pederson J. Pederson Javier Baez J. Baez Jason Heyward J. Heyward David Bote D. Bote Javier Baez J. Baez

2021 Chicago Cubs Analysis

The Cub’s pitching staff was heavily responsible for the team’s success in 2020. Chicago posted an ERA of just under 4.00. The combination of efficient scoring and pitching helped the Cubs make the playoffs. However, core weaknesses were exposed by the Marlins. Kyle Schwarber and Alberto Alomar Jr. left via free agency, but Chicago only added one top-level hitter, Joc Pederson. The Cubs made a deal for Zach Davies and signed once highly-prized pitching prospect Kohl Stewart. Davies will replace Yu Darvish, but Stewart hasn’t pitched in a year, opting out for 2020. Chicago opens 2021 as a playoff contender. However, Javier Baez and Kris Bryant will become agents. As the season progresses, performance will decide if the Cubs choose to dismantle and rebuild, or opt for an in-season reboot.