Chicago Cubs Starting Lineup 10/15/21 Cubs Lineup

71-91, 4th in NL Central

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@ STL

7:15 pm GMT , 10/3

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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.

Updated: 2 hours ago

Cubs Starting Lineup

1. R. Ortega , (L), CF
2. F. Schwindel , (R), 1B
3. W. Contreras , (R), C
4. I. Happ , (S), LF
5. M. Duffy , (R), 3B
6. N. Martini , (L), RF
7. D. Bote , (R), 2B
8. S. Alcantara , (S), SS
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Kyle Hendricks K. Hendricks (R)
69
31 14-7 58.2 764 195 99 94 31 43 126 .670% .056% 1.35 .301
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
CF Rafael Ortega R. Ortega (L)
85
1 98 310 79 53 14 2 10 32 40 9 6 .283 .351 .455 .806
1B Frank Schwindel F. Schwindel (R)
63
2 8 20 3 1 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 .150 .150 .350 .500
C Willson Contreras W. Contreras (R)
84
3 124 471 93 55 17 0 21 53 59 5 4 .231 .335 .429 .765
LF Ian Happ I. Happ (S)
82
4 143 513 101 58 18 1 24 64 59 6 1 .225 .317 .430 .747
3B Matt Duffy M. Duffy (R)
81
5 92 300 75 59 11 0 5 27 43 7 1 .278 .347 .374 .721
RF Nick Martini N. Martini (L)
62
6 23 35 9 8 1 0 0 4 3 0 0 .290 .314 .323 .637
2B David Bote D. Bote (R)
70
7 95 319 57 37 10 2 8 34 31 0 1 .199 .270 .332 .603
SS Sergio Alcantara S. Alcantara (S)
73
8 84 235 41 28 6 3 4 14 29 3 0 .203 .303 .322 .625

Most Common Cubs Lineups

6 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
5 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
4 Games Game
1. Joc Pederson
2. Kris Bryant
3. Javier Baez
4. Anthony Rizzo
5. Willson Contreras
6. Patrick Wisdom
7. Ian Happ
8. Sergio Alcantara
3 Games Game
1. Rafael Ortega
2. Frank Schwindel
3. Ian Happ
4. Willson Contreras
5. Patrick Wisdom
6. Jason Heyward
7. Matt Duffy
8. Sergio Alcantara
3 Games Game
1. Rafael Ortega
2. Willson Contreras
3. Ian Happ
4. Patrick Wisdom
5. David Bote
6. Frank Schwindel
7. Johneshwy Fargas
8. Sergio Alcantara
3 Games Game
1. Joc Pederson
2. Kris Bryant
3. Javier Baez
4. Anthony Rizzo
5. Willson Contreras
6. Jason Heyward
7. Ian Happ
8. Sergio Alcantara

2021 Recent Cubs Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
9/28 @ PIT L 6-8 Mitch Keller M. Keller (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Rafael Ortega R. Ortega Frank Schwindel F. Schwindel Ian Happ I. Happ Willson Contreras W. Contreras Matt Duffy M. Duffy Nick Martini N. Martini Sergio Alcantara S. Alcantara David Bote D. Bote
9/26 vs STL L 2-4 Keegan Thompson K. Thompson (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Rafael Ortega R. Ortega Frank Schwindel F. Schwindel Ian Happ I. Happ Willson Contreras W. Contreras Matt Duffy M. Duffy Nick Martini N. Martini Sergio Alcantara S. Alcantara David Bote D. Bote
9/25 vs STL L 0-0 Adrian Sampson A. Sampson (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Willson Contreras W. Contreras Frank Schwindel F. Schwindel Ian Happ I. Happ Patrick Wisdom P. Wisdom Matt Duffy M. Duffy David Bote D. Bote Trayce Thompson T. Thompson Sergio Alcantara S. Alcantara
9/25 vs STL L 0-0 Zach Davies Z. Davies (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Rafael Ortega R. Ortega Frank Schwindel F. Schwindel Patrick Wisdom P. Wisdom Ian Happ I. Happ Nick Martini N. Martini Nico Hoerner N. Hoerner Austin Romine A. Romine Sergio Alcantara S. Alcantara
9/24 vs STL L 0-0 Justin Steele J. Steele (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Willson Contreras W. Contreras Frank Schwindel F. Schwindel Ian Happ I. Happ Patrick Wisdom P. Wisdom Matt Duffy M. Duffy Nico Hoerner N. Hoerner David Bote D. Bote Trayce Thompson T. Thompson

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.