2013 Cubs Extended Spring Training Updated Stats (thru 5/18)

2013 Cubs Cactus League Extended Spring Training updated stats (thru 5/18)


NOTE: Does NOT include intrasquad & sim games


There is no Official Scorer at Cactus League Extended Spring Training games, so all stats are unofficial


EXST CUBS RECORD: 16-21-2

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POSITION PLAYERS
 


* bats left
# bats both

"SLASH-LINE" below POSITION PLAYERS names = AVG/OBP/SLG 

NOTE: POSITION PLAYERS ARE SORTED BY PLATE APPEARANCES (PA)


CARLOS PENALVER (SS)
338/377/446 
69 PA (22 GAMES) 
22-65 - 5 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 9 R, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 2 GIDP, 5 SB (1 CS), 1 PO 
ERRORS: 3

* JACOB ROGERS (1B-3B-RF)
236/348/381
66 PA (22 GAMES)
13-55 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, 9 BB, 20 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: 1 (E-5)

* DANNY LOCKHART (2B-SS-3B)
269/359/327
64 PA (20 GAMES)
14-52 - 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 7 RBI, 9 R, 9 BB, 6 K, 3 SF, 3 GIDP, 3 SB (0 CS), 1 PO 
ERRORS: 4 (one E-6 and three E-4)

REGGIE GOLDEN (LF-RF-CF)
240/377/400
LAST TEN GAMES: 355/484/581
61 PA (20 GAMES) 
12-50 - 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 9 R, 11 BB, 17 K, 1 GIDP, 1 SB (0 CS), 1 PO

YASIEL BALAGUERT (RF-LF-1B)
286/305/482
LAST TEN GAMES: 323/364/613 
59 PA (18 GAMES) 
16-56 - 1 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 5 R, 2 BB, 9 K, 1 SF, 2 GIDP, 0 SB (2 CS) 
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & ONE ERROR (E-3)

# MARK MALAVE (3B-1B)
213/356/277
LAST TEN GAMES: 320/469/444  
59 PA (22 GAMES) 
10-47 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 11 R, 11 BB, 14 K, 1 SF, 0 SB (1 CS) 
ERRORS: 8 (seven E-5 and one E-3)

JEFFREY BAEZ (RF-CF-LF)
347/418/612 
LAST TEN GAMES: 387/457/710 
55 PA (19 GAMES)
17-49 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 10 R, 5 BB, 14 K, 1 HBP, 3 SB (1 CS)

# KEVIN ENCARNACION (CF-RF-LF)
298/389/489 
54 PA (20 GAMES)
14-47 - 5 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 7 R, 7 BB, 12 K, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO 
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & ONE ERROR   

* JOSE DORE (1B-2B-3B-LF-RF)
227/346/386
52 PA (22 GAMES)
10-44 - 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 9 R, 6 BB, 16 K, 2 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: ONE OUTFIELD ASSIST & THREE ERRORS (one E-3 and two E-5)

XAVIER BATISTA (RF-LF-1B)
140/229/186 
48 PA (17 GAMES)
6-43 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 4 R, 4 BB, 17 K, 1 HBP 

* TREVOR GRETZKY (LF-1B) 
333/383/429
47 PA (16 GAMES)
14-42 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 8 R, 4 BB, 9 K, 1 SH, 1 GIDP 
ERRORS: 1 (E-3)

JESSE HODGES (3B-1B)
244/311/366
45 PA (14 GAMES) 
10-41 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 6 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 3 HBP
ERRORS: 4 (E-5) 

SHAWON DUNSTON JR (CF)
410/455/564 
LAST TEN GAMES: 517/516/724
44 PA (14 GAMES)
16-39 - 0 2B, 3 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 8 R, 3 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 SB (0 CS)
DEFENSE: TWO OUTFIELD ASSISTS & TWO ERRORS 

* RASHAD CRAWFORD (CF-RF-LF)
108/233/162 
43 PA (16 GAMES)
4-37 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 16 K, 1 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS) 
NOTE: Crawford has given-up switch-hitting and is now batting only LH  

FRANCISCO SANCHEZ (SS-2B)
222/317/306
41 PA (17 GAMES)
8-36 - 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 4 R, 2 BB, 19 K, 3 HBP, 1 SB (0 CS), 1 PO 
ERRORS: 5 (all E-6) 

* GARRETT SCHLECHT (LF-RF)
194/366/290
41 PA (17 GAMES)
6-31 - 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 8 BB, 10 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 1 PO
DEFENSE: 3 OUTFIELD ASSISTS

BRAD ZAPENAS (2B-3B-SS)
324/410/471 
39 PA (14 GAMES)
3 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 5 RBI, 10 R, 4 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
ERRORS: 2 (both E-4)

DONG-YUB KIM (LF)
212/289/333 
38 PA (16 GAMES)
7-33 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 6 R, 3 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP, 2 SB (0 CS)

DAVID BOTE (2B-3B-SS)
219/324/344 
37 PA (12 GAMES)
7-32 - 0 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 9 K, 1 SH, 1 SB (3 CS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to Kane County

* JUSTIN MARRA (C)
222/417/370 
36 PA (15 GAMES) 
6-27 - 2 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 9 RBI, 8 R, 9 BB, 11 K
DEFENSE: 1-5 CS (20%)  

LANCE RYMEL (C-1B)
280/419/400 
31 PA (13 GAMES)
7-25 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, 4 BB, 5 K, 2 HBP, 2 GIDP
DEFENSE: 9-15 CS (60%), 1 PO

* ALBERTO MINEO (C-1B)
231/310/269 
29 PA (14 GAMES)
6-26 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 3 RBI, 1 R, 3 BB, 3 K 
DEFENSE: 0-6 CS (0%)

# WILFREDO PETIT (C-1B)
120/250/120 
28 PA (12 GAMES)
4-25 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 3 BB, 6 K, 1 GIDP, 0 SB (1 CS), 1 PO
DEFENSE: 3-18 CS (17%), 1 PO, 3 PB, 4 ERRORS

# ERICK CASTILLO (C)
333/370/375
27  PA (12 GAMES)
8-24 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, 2 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 1 SF, 1 GIDP
DEFENSE: 2-10 CS (20%), 1 PB, 1 ERROR

# FRANDY DE LA ROSA (SS-2B)
167/167/167
24 PA (12 GAMES)
4-24 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K
ERRORS: 1 (E-6)  

RONY RODRIGUEZ (C)
300/391/600
23 PA (9 GAMES)
6-20 - 3 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 8 RBI, 4 R, 1 BB, 5 K, 2 HBP, 0 SB (1 CS)
DEFENSE: 0-3 CS (0%), 2 ERRORS

ALBERT ALMORA (CF)
273/273/500
22 PA (5 GAMES)
6-22 - 1 2B, 2 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 3 R, 0 BB, 4 K 

# ROBERTO CARO (LF-CF)
188/381/188 
21 PA (10 GAMES)
3-16 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 3 R, 5 BB, 4 K, 1 SB (1 CS)

* BRYANT FLETE (2B-SS)
188/222/188 
18 PA (9 GAMES)
3-16 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 4 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 SF, 1 SB (1 CS)
ERRORS: 4 (one E-6 and three E-4)
NOTE: Has been assigned to VSL Cubs

NEFTALI ROSARIO
(C)
067/143/067
16 PA (8 GAMES)
1-15 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 1 R, 1 BB, 3 K
DEFENSE: 3-10 CS (30%), 2 PB

* IAN STEWART (3B)
200/250/267
16 PA (3 GAMES)
3-15 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

CARLOS ESCOBAR (C)
461/461/846
13 PA (5 GAMES)
6-13 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 1 HR, 2 RBI, 2 R, 0 BB, 5 K
DEFENSE: 1-5 CS (20%), 1 PO
NOTE: Has been moved up to Kane County

LUIS ACOSTA (3B)
091/167/182
12 PA (4 GAMES)  
1-11 - 1 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 R, 1 BB, 6 K
ERRORS: 5  

JOSH VITTERS (3B-1B)
455/500/636
12 PA (3 GAMES) 
5-11 - 2 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 0 K, 1 HBP
NOTE: Was on INJURY REHAB ASSIGNMENT - is now at AAA Iowa

RONI TORREYES (2B)
273/273/455
11 PA (3 GAMES)
3-11 - 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K, 1 GIDP 
NOTE: Has been moved up to Tennessee 

# JOSE MORALES (DH)
600/600/600
3 PA (1 GAME)
2-3 - 0 2B, 0 3B, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 1 R, 0 BB, 1 K


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PITCHERS 

* throws left  

NOTE: PITCHERS ARE SORTED BY INNINGS PITCHED (IP)

JAMES PUGLIESE
2.14 ERA - 0.95 WHIP  
21.0 IP, 12 H, 5 R (5 ER), 8 BB, 20 K, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 69% strikes, 21/18 GO/FO 
9 GAMES (3 GS)

JOSE ROSARIO
5.14 ERA - 1.52 WHIP
21.0 IP, 20 H, 16 R (12 ER), 12 BB, 14 K, 1 HR, 4 WP, 57% strikes, 25/19 GO/FO 
7 GAMES (3 GS)
DEFENSE: 3 ERRORS
NOTE: Has been moved up to Kane County

PAUL BLACKBURN
4.87 ERA - 1.43 WHIP
20.1 IP, 25 H, 14 R (11 ER), 4 BB, 12 K, 4 HBP, 3 HR, 1 WP, 2 PO, 61% strikes, 27/17 GO/FO
7 GAMES (7 GS)

TYLER BREMER
5.49 ERA - 1.37 WHIP 
19.2 IP, 24 H, 13 R (12 ER), 3 BB, 19 K, 3 HR, 1 GIDP, 1 PO, 65% strikes, 19/16 GO/FO
12 GAMES

TREY LANG
4.82 ERA - 1.66 WHIP 
18.2 IP, 21 H, 10 R (10 ER), 10 BB, 12 K, 1 HBP, 3 WP, 1 GIDP, 1 PO, 56% strikes, 23/14 GO/FO 
7 GAMES (3 GS)
ERRORS: 1 

MIKE HAMANN
2.76 ERA - 1.29 WHIP 
16.1 IP, 16 H, 6 R (5 ER), 5 BB, 14 K, 3 WP, 1 GIDP, 70% strikes, 22/14 GO/FO
11 GAMES
ERRORS: 1

DUANE UNDERWOOD
1.80 ERA - 1.40 WHIP

15.0 IP, 13 H, 3 R (3 ER), 8 BB, 13 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1 GIDP, 1 PO, 58% strikes, 17/8 GO/FO
5 GAMES (5 GS)

ERICK LEAL
3.07 ERA - 1.30 WHIP 

14.2 IP, 14 H, 6 R (5 ER), 5 BB, 14 K, 66% strikes, 15/14 GO/FO
6 GAMES (2 GS)
ERRORS: 1

JOSH CONWAY
3.38 ERA - 1.58 WHIP 
13.1 IP, 12 H, 5 R (5 ER), 7 BB, 16 K, 1 HR, 1 GIDP, 60% strikes, 14/11 GO/FO 
5 GAMES (5 GS) 
ERRORS: 1  

LOIGER PADRON  
6.17 ERA - 1.97 WHIP  
11.2 IP, 15 H, 10 R (8 ER), 8 BB, 10 K, 2 HBP, 1 WP, 51% strikes, 13/11 GO/FO 
8 GAMES

CHAD MARTIN
9.00 ERA - 2.27  WHIP
11.0 IP, 23 H, 13 R (11 ER), 2 BB, 11 K, 68% strikes, 7/14 GO/FO 
4 GAMES

CORBIN HOFFNER
18.62 ERA - 3.52 WHIP 
9.2 IP, 23 H, 26 R (20 ER), 11 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 2 HR, 2 WP, 58% strikes, 12/10 GO/FO 
8 GAMES   

CARLOS MARTINEZ
1.00 ERA - 1.33 WHIP  
9.0 IP, 6 H, 4 R (1 ER), 6 BB, 3 K, 56% strikes, 18/6 GO/FO  
6 GAMES

DILLION MAPLES
3.12 ERA - 1.50 WHIP

8.2 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 6 BB, 11 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 58% strikes, 12/2 GO/FO 
3 GAMES (3 GS) 
NOTE: Has been moved up to Kane County

ETHAN ELIAS
10.13 ERA -  2.38 WHIP
8.0 IP, 16 H, 9 R (9 ER), 3 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP, 2 WP, 1 GIDP, 65% strikes, 8/8 GO/FO
5 GAMES  

JASVIR RAKKAR
14.63 ERA - 2.88  WHIP
8.0 IP, 18 H, 14 R (13 ER), 5 BB, 8 K, 2 WP, 66% strikes, 5/11 GO/FO
3 GAMES

DANIEL ADRIAN
6.14 ERA - 2.32 WHIP 
7.1 IP, 11 H, 6 R (5 ER), 6 BB, 7 K, 2 WP, 1 BALK, 61% strikes, 6/6 GO/FO
5 GAMES

* KYLER BURKE
3.00 ERA - 1.00 WHIP 

6.0 IP, 5 H, 3 R (2 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 65% strikes, 3/8 GO/FO 
2 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to Daytona 

* MATT IANNAZZO
6.00 ERA - 1.50 WHIP 
6.0 IP, 8 H, 4 R (4 ER), 1 BB, 9 K, 1 WP, 1 PO, 67% strikes, 4/4 GO/FO 
4 GAMES

RYAN McNEIL
0.00 ERA - 0.67 WHIP
6.0 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 6 K, 1 GIDP, 73% strikes, 7/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)

GUILLERMO MOSCOSO
0.00 ERA - 0.83 WHIP
6.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K, 1 PO, 76% strikes, 6/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES (2 GS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to AAA Iowa

DAYAN DIAZ
3.18 ERA - 1.76 WHIP  

5.2 IP, 6 H, 2 R (2 ER), 4 BB, 6 K, 1 HBP, 1 HR, 2 GIDP, 62% strikes, 8/2 GO/FO 
4 GAMES (1 GS)

DAVID CALES

5.40 ERA - 1.40 WHIP
5.0 IP, 7 H, 3 R (3 ER), 0 BB, 8 K, 1 HR, 67% strikes, 3/3 GO/FO
5 GAMES
NOTE: Has been moved up to Daytona 

ALEXANDER SANTANA
0.00 ERA - 0.40 WHIP
5.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 7 K, 1 HBP, 64% strikes, 2/6 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)

* HUNTER ACKERMAN
7.71 ERA - 1.50 WHIP
4.2 IP, 5 H, 4 R (4 ER), 2 BB, 5 K, 1 HBP, 1 WP, 1 BALK, 65% strikes, 6/3 GO/FO 
3 GAMES

* ANTHIONY PRIETO
11.57 ERA - 2.36 WHIP

4.2 IP, 8 H, 6 R (6 ER), 3 BB, 8 K, 1 HBP, 3 WP, 61% strikes, 3/2 GO/FO 
4 GAMES

LARRY SUAREZ
2.25 ERA - 1.50 WHIP
4.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R (1 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 67% strikes, 3/6 GO/FO
3 GAMES

MATT LOOSEN
4.99 ERA - 0.82 WHIP
3.2 IP, 3 H, 4 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 3 K, 1 WP, 63% strikes, 2/6 GO/FO
1 GAME
NOTE: Has been moved up to AA Tennessee

DAURY TORREZ
6.00 ERA - 1.33 WHIP
3.0 IP, 4 H, 2 R (2 ER), 0 BB, 2 K, 1 HBP, 71% strikes, 5/2 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)

* HUNTER CERVENKA
0.00 ERA - 0.43 WHIP
2.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 0 K, 61% strikes, 4/3 GO/FO
2 GAMES
NOTE: Has been moved up to Daytona  

* JEFF LORICK
0.00 ERA - 0.50 WHIP
2.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 4 K, 72% strikes, 2/0 GO/FO
2 GAMES (1 GS)
NOTE: Has been moved up to Daytona

CARLOS GUTIERREZ
0.00 ERA - 0.60 WHIP
1.2 IP, 0 H, 1 R (0 ER), 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HBP, 55% strikes, 2/0 GO/FO
1 GAME

JUAN FRANCISCO
18.00 ERA - 4.00 WHIP
1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 2 WP, 45% strikes, 3/1 GO/FO
1 GAME

* CARLOS RODRIGUEZ
18.00 ERA - 4.00 WHIP
1.0 IP, 2 H, 2 R (2 ER), 2 BB, 0 K, 52% strikes, 1/2 GO/FO
1 GAME

Comments

Outstanding effort Phil. Thanks for the updates.

Anybody know the record for errors at Single-A? Javy Baez with 2 more yesterday - now with 19 for the season.....

Not sure if it is a record, but in 1993 at Greenboro Derek Jeter had 56 errors.

I remember a conversation at TCR years ago with reference to Starlin's propensity for errors, and it was brought up that Jeter once committed 59 in A ball. It was a mini-point of discussion because different sources were reporting the number as either 59 or 159, but it was determined to be 59. Edit: I guess it was 56, funny we both thought of the same thing.

IMO: Errors in the minors are just part of development. To some extent, a player already is what he is. The key is to show general improvement (especially in gloving and throwing) across the player's age 18-24 seasons, at which point most guys are probably "finished products" defensively and there is also evidence of the beginning of range decline.

Per the Baseball Cube (http://www.thebaseballcube.com/players/profile.asp...), Derek played the part of two seasons in A ball. He had 56 erros in 128 games in 1993, and 9 errors in 11 games in 1992.

as an aside...the worst SS i've ever seen in my life is/was bj upton.

words cannot describe how awful he was...it blows my mind he actually made it to AAA playing the position...and that he wasn't moved earlier in his minor league or AAA career. even when he wasn't making plays that would count as errors he was playing really bad SS.

they gave him an enormous amount of leeway trying to get him to stick at the position.

http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/cubs/post/_/id/170...

It seems unlikely to me that Watkins will be able to keep up his walk totals in the majors, which kind of makes him a non-prospect.

That may be true. But is he any less of a prospect than Darwin Barney was?
Barney: .288/.337/.378 in the minors, 35/45 steals 1724 PA's
Watkins:.281/.372/.389, 88/124 steals, 2205 PA's

That is kind of damming with faint praise. :)

True, but if he's at least decent defensively, and could put up a .270/.350/.390
he'd be worth at least a utility spot.
Come on Soler, Almora and Baez!!!

grant balfour + live TV...what the hell was the MLB Network thinking?

he only let 1 swear fly (not bleeped)...that's about 3-4 times less than i expected.

RIP St Rita alum and great musician

http://www.tmz.com/2013/05/20/ray-manzarek-dead-th...

True.

just when you think the Cubs are starting to look like a major league team, they go and lose 2 of 3 at home to the Mets.

Scott Feldman though looking good as trade bait.

I see Feldman and DeJesus as the most tradeable assets, with Shierholtz somewhere behind them, and the asking price for Garza being more than teams want to give up by a pretty good margin. Garza would still be likely to bring back the best haul, though. I mean, even in a good year, what are you really willing to give up for a Feldman or DeJesus?

In addition to those you mention, I'm sure the Cubs will aggressively market Soriano and Marmol including salary relief. Clearly they will not command the prospects of those you mentioned, although Soriano might if he heats up again. Marmol can hopefully be disposed of for insert fringe prospect here.

As for Shierholtz and Feldman, attempts to extend would not surprise me. Shierholtz and Hairston are a pretty good platoon on paper, and Hairston has been the one to fail on the execution aspect of that plan, not Shierholtz. The closest thing to an OF prospect at either AA or AAA at this point has to be Jae-Hoon Ha, who is not a guy that you clear the depth chart for.

Great update Phil. It is appreciated. Great to see the hitting over the last ten games. Looks like some of these guys are coming around.

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  • Unfortunately, a pretty good summary. It looks like next year Heyward will be getting yet another batting stance adjustment.

    The recent good news has been Baez. I'm afraid about the next league adjustment on him, though, which is probably right around the corner.

    Bryant I don't worry about too much. Just not seeing the ball well right now. He'll turn it around. Russell's been good with men in scoring position all year and he's 22ish. He'll be fine but next year is likely to be his breakout year.

    Old and Blue 28 min 25 sec ago view
  • If Travis' back-to-back-to-back walks cost Hendricks the ERA title, that would really suck.

    billybucks 9 hours 31 min ago view
  • Edit: "A lifeless loss to a lousy Sox team."

    billybucks 10 hours 13 min ago view
  • This place is a real downer after a loss to the Sox.

    Charlie 10 hours 24 min ago view
  • I expect they will go 5-9 games above .500 the rest of the year. 96-98 wins will win the Division.

    They should have one more 2-3 week hot streak in them.

    However, several players are just "average" for the last month: Zobrist, Ross, Russell, Ceasar. Montero is terrible, plus he cannot throw anyone out. -WAR. Heyward is abysmal at the plate, but a plus in the OF. Still with RISP he has been terrible. KB has not been driving in runs as of late. But Apparently the team is still above average with RISP according to S Sahadev.

    The E-Man 10 hours 31 min ago view
  • I came to that realization tonight. I kept expecting them to play better, but now I realize they aren't going to. They are a .500 team now.
    - They have one reliable starting pitcher. Jake's magic is gone, and it doesn't look like it's coming back. Lester has been lousy recently. Lackey's ERA goes up every time he pitches.
    - Heyward has been dead weight all year. I can't remember a single series where he was a significant offensive contributor. Not one. Great defense, but but if he were hitting .270 with 10 HR and played average defense, the Cubs would be better off.

    billybucks 10 hours 34 min ago view
  • new rule...no one's allowed to throw k.bryant a changeup

    crunch 10 hours 45 min ago view
  • Team is .500 since early May and is playing like a .500 team. Lack of offense seems to be putting a lot of pressure on the pitchers...and they aren't handling it terribly well.

    .500 the rest of the way still may win the division though.

    blockhead25 10 hours 51 min ago view
  • ...i hate espn.

    nothing like settling into a cubs game to get a few minutes cutaway for an ortiz AB in the 6th inning of the det/bos game.

    oh, at least they're doing split screen now...i guess.

    crunch 11 hours 7 min ago view
  • I'm liking this rookie Nathan.

    CTSteve 11 hours 8 min ago view
  • Richard DFA'd. Meh...

    The E-Man 13 hours 59 min ago view
  • Throwbacks with fashionable cutouts would be a nice touch.

    Charlie 16 hours 31 min ago view
  • The next 2 games are nationally televised. I think we dominate tonight, hitting 3 HRs off Shields. Great night for KB to end HR drought facing HR prone pitcher in one of the most hitter friendly parks in the league.

    chitownmvp01 17 hours 4 min ago view
  • If the ball didn't deflect off the pitcher's mound, the game wouldn't have ended. Montgomery did miss his location though, but if that same contact was made and went in any of direction, good chance of ground out if it doesn't get through.

    If it was 1 night later, Chapman would be out there and we probably would be going to extras.

    Also, If KB wasn't robbed of a HR, perhaps we would have won. We will never know. Nice play by Melky though.

    chitownmvp01 17 hours 6 min ago view
  • The comparison isn't Chapman replacing Rondon. It's Chapman replacing Richard (hopefully) in the pen. Chapman's better.

    billybucks 19 hours 3 min ago view
  • I'm with you, Rob. You pretty much summed up how I feel about it.

    JoePepitone 21 hours 22 min ago view