Chicago Cubs

 

2016 Season Record: 103-58 (+6 wins from 2015)

World Series Champions

 

Departures:

C David Ross--> Retired

LF Jorge Soler--> Traded to Royals

CF Dexter Fowler--> Cardinals

SP Jason Hammel--> Royals

SP Travis Wood--> Royals

RP Trevor Cahill--> Padres

RP Aroldis Chapman--> Yankees

RP Spencer Patton--> Japan

RP Joe Smith--> Blue Jays

 

Additions:

CF Jon Jay (Padres)

SP Brett Anderson (Dodgers)

SP Eddie Butler (Traded from Rockies)

RP Wade Davis (Traded from Royals)

RP Brian Duensing (Orioles)

RP Dylan Floro (Claimed from Rays)

RP Alec Mills (Traded from Royals)

RP David Rollins (Claimed from Mariners)

RP Koji Uehara (Red Sox)

 

Top 100 Prospects:

LF/RF Eloy Jimenez (11th overall)

2B/OF Ian Happ (50th overall)

CF Albert Almora (85th overall)

SP Dylan Cease (90th overall)

 

*New Addition

 

Projected Opening Day Lineup:

C Willson Contreras

1B Anthony Rizzo 

2B Ben Zobrist

SS Addison Russell

3B Kris Bryant

LF Kyle Schwarber

CF Albert Almora

RF Jason Heyward

Projected Opening Day Rotation:

SP1 Jon Lester

SP2 Kyle Hendricks

SP3 Jake Arrieta

SP4 John Lackey

SP5 Mike Montgomery

 

 

Projected Opening Day Bullpen:

Closer Wade Davis*

RP1 Hector Rondon

RP2 Pedro Strop

RP3 Carl Edwards Jr.

 

Key Team Stats from 2016:

 

Runs Scored: 3rd (808)

Home Runs: 13th (199)

Batting Average: 14th (.256)

OBP: 2nd (.343)

 

Team ERA: 1st (3.15)

Batting Average Against: 1st (.212)

WHIP: 1st (1.11)

Fielding Percentage: 21st (.983)

Kris Bryant

Anthony Rizzo

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