Chicago Cubs Starting Lineup 7/20/21 Cubs Lineup

46-48, 4th in NL Central

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@ STL

12:15 am GMT , 7/21

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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: 21 minutes ago

Cubs Starting Lineup

1. W. Contreras , (R), C
2. A. Rizzo , (L), 1B
3. J. Baez , (R), SS
4. K. Bryant , (R), LF
5. J. Heyward , (L), RF
6. P. Wisdom , (R), 3B
7. R. Ortega , (L), CF
8. E. Sogard , (L), 2B
Pos Pitcher Rating GS Record IP Batters Faced Hits Runs ER HR Allowed BB SO K% BB% WHIP BABIP
P Trevor Williams T. Williams (R)
61
10 3-2 15.2 217 56 33 29 9 21 52 .240% .097% 1.63 .356
Pos Hitter Rating Order G PA Hits 1B 2B 3B HR RBI Runs SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
C Willson Contreras W. Contreras (R)
81
1 84 328 67 42 11 0 14 33 38 3 4 .240 .348 .430 .778
1B Anthony Rizzo A. Rizzo (L)
78
2 83 336 72 43 15 3 11 34 34 4 2 .249 .345 .436 .781
SS Javier Baez J. Baez (R)
63
3 83 330 74 43 8 2 21 59 44 12 2 .242 .286 .487 .773
LF Kris Bryant K. Bryant (R)
67
4 85 345 81 45 19 1 16 48 52 4 2 .265 .345 .490 .835
RF Jason Heyward J. Heyward (L)
89
5 70 238 44 28 9 1 6 19 27 4 0 .207 .290 .343 .633
3B Patrick Wisdom P. Wisdom (R)
67
6 47 138 36 18 4 0 14 25 24 2 1 .279 .326 .636 .962
CF Rafael Ortega R. Ortega (L)
67
7 37 80 19 13 4 0 2 6 7 2 3 .260 .316 .397 .714
2B Eric Sogard E. Sogard (L)
63
8 76 178 41 34 5 1 1 11 16 3 1 .246 .281 .305 .586

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

2021 Recent Cubs Lineups

Game Score Starting Pitcher 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
7/20 @ STL L 3-8 Jake Woodford J. Woodford (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Willson Contreras W. Contreras Anthony Rizzo A. Rizzo Javier Baez J. Baez Kris Bryant K. Bryant Jason Heyward J. Heyward Patrick Wisdom P. Wisdom Rafael Ortega R. Ortega Eric Sogard E. Sogard
7/18 @ ARI L 4-6 Merrill Kelly M. Kelly (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Anthony Rizzo A. Rizzo Kris Bryant K. Bryant Javier Baez J. Baez Patrick Wisdom P. Wisdom Jason Heyward J. Heyward Jake Marisnick J. Marisnick Nico Hoerner N. Hoerner Robinson Chirinos R. Chirinos
7/17 @ ARI W 4-2 Zac Gallen Z. Gallen (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Willson Contreras W. Contreras Anthony Rizzo A. Rizzo Javier Baez J. Baez Kris Bryant K. Bryant Jason Heyward J. Heyward Nico Hoerner N. Hoerner Ian Happ I. Happ Rafael Ortega R. Ortega
7/17 @ ARI W 5-1 Madison Bumgarner M. Bumgarner (L), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Willson Contreras W. Contreras Kris Bryant K. Bryant Anthony Rizzo A. Rizzo Javier Baez J. Baez Jake Marisnick J. Marisnick Patrick Wisdom P. Wisdom Nico Hoerner N. Hoerner Ian Happ I. Happ
7/10 vs STL L 0-6 Zach Davies Z. Davies (R), 0 IP, 0 SO, 0 ER, ND Willson Contreras W. Contreras Kris Bryant K. Bryant Anthony Rizzo A. Rizzo Javier Baez J. Baez Patrick Wisdom P. Wisdom Nico Hoerner N. Hoerner Ian Happ I. Happ Sergio Alcantara S. Alcantara

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.