Cubs 2022 Season

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Cubs are second in MLB in average runs scored in the first 4 innings and dead last in average runs scored from the 6th inning on.

Pat Wisdom leads MLB in runners left on-base. He is joined in the top 100 by Ian Happ (26th), Willson Contreras (76th), and Frank Schwindel (83rd)

Wisdom is 3rd in baseball in Runners left in scoring position. Frank is 18th. Happ is 32nd.

In Pat's defense he is also 12th in 2 out RBI's. (Happ 72nd)

Cubs are shockingly 2nd in MLB on On-base percentage, so we are getting plenty of chances. I'm hoping Suzuki continues to provide a spark.

I am really rooting for Frank to figure it out, but you can't get these kids on results from 1B. That position should rake. Out of 46 players who have played 1st base this year, Frank is 36th in OPS.

By position we are:
C 3rd
1B 27th
2B 29th
3B 11th
SS 13th
RF 8th
CF 10th
LF 8th
DH 12th

Pinch 15th.
 
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#202      
Hendricks to the IL. No corresponding move announced. So it could be that Smyly or Stroman is brought off the IL, but at least for the next hour or two Stroman, Hendricks, Smyly, Miley, Mills and Alzolay are all on the IL.
 
#203      
Cubs are second in MLB in average runs scored in the first 4 innings and dead last in average runs scored from the 6th inning on.

Pat Wisdom leads MLB in runners left on-base. He is joined in the top 100 by Ian Happ (26th), Willson Contreras (76th), and Frank Schwindel (83rd)

Wisdom is 3rd in baseball in Runners left in scoring position. Frank is 18th. Happ is 32nd.

In Pat's defense he is also 12th in 2 out RBI's. (Happ 72nd)

Cubs are shockingly 2nd in MLB on On-base percentage, so we are getting plenty of chances. I'm hoping Suzuki continues to provide a spark.

I am really rooting for Frank to figure it out, but you can't get these kids on results from 1B. That position should rake. Out of 46 players who have played 1st base this year, Frank is 36th in OPS.

By position we are:
C 3rd
1B 27th
2B 29th
3B 11th
SS 13th
RF 8th
CF 10th
LF 8th
DH 12th

Pinch 15th.
With Schwindel’s back issues, Rivas has now passed him up in amount of appearances at 1B and he’s been even worse than Schwindel. (With the bat. He’s a far, far better fielder than Schwindel.)
 
#209      

That article doesn’t even mention that Alzolay and Mills, the Cubs 5th and 6th starters headed into the season, have both missed essentially the entire season.

I struggle with it, because I don’t want to let Hoyer and the Ricketts off the hook for putting a low payroll out on the field

We can certainly criticize the construction of the team, but we can’t act like the team Hoyer envisioned ever took the field for any length of time, when you add Suzuki missing a month, Madrigal constantly out, Schwindel’s recurring back injury, etc. to all the pitching injuries.
 
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The worse news about all the injuries is that you can't even trade and get something for these guys prior to the deadline.

They might be able to trade Smyly for a non-prospect. But he might be more valuable as an inning eater so that they don’t have to destroy an arm they care about.

I don’t think Miley is going to come back healthy in time to trade.
 
#219      
Big time high school 2-way prospect. (Also a QB.). Switched to just baseball. Missed a lot of time due to TJS. Doesn’t have the track record you usually see with collegiate pitchers taken this high in the draft, but huge stuff. High 90s and break. Was awesome in CWS and made a late charge up the draft board.

Generally, you think the top collegiate pitcher in the draft should be debuting in a couple years. So aiming for him at MLB in 2024.

This is more of a “win soon” pick than a “win later” pick. So that’s good.
 
#220      
Hard to be too excited when his numbers overall this year were not great (4.5+ ERA). Now we find out whether he got hot at the right time this postseason or if it was him putting everything all together.
Also wonder if they think they can sign him for under-slot value and use the extra $ on guys who slide down the board
 
#221      
Hard to be too excited when his numbers overall this year were not great (4.5+ ERA). Now we find out whether he got hot at the right time this postseason or if it was him putting everything all together.
Also wonder if they think they can sign him for under-slot value and use the extra $ on guys who slide down the board

I’m sure the under-slot was part of it.

But I think the pick is based more on his talent and high school projections than his college performance. He really only pitched a half a season of college ball due to injury, with his CWS performance confirming that the guy they saw in high school was still there. He was OU’s starting 3B at the beginning of the year as they eased him back in from surgery.

By the way, he’s the first pitcher taken by the Cubs in the top 10 since Mark Prior in 2001.
 
#222      
I’m sure the under-slot was part of it.

But I think the pick is based more on his talent and high school projections than his college performance. He really only pitched a half a season of college ball due to injury, with his CWS performance confirming that the guy they saw in high school was still there. He was OU’s starting 3B at the beginning of the year as they eased him back in from surgery.

By the way, he’s the first pitcher taken by the Cubs in the top 10 since Mark Prior in 2001.
Just keep Dusty away from him!