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Cubs Line-ups




Hey Everybody! This is my first post on Bleed Cubbie Blue. I run a blog called F**K Yeah Cubs and I did a little research on what the Cubs starting line up should be according to the stats.

vs RH

  1. Fukudome RF
  2. Byrd CF
  3. Pena 1B
  4. Rameriz 3B
  5. Colvin LF
  6. Soto C
  7. Castro
  8. Barney

Here are the stats for the Cubs players vs right handed pitching over the last 3 seasons

1. Fukudome RF - 1134AB - 38-ab/hr - .262BA - .374OB - .420SLG = .794OPS - .804 in 10’

2. M.Byrd CF       - 1058AB - 44-ab/hr - .289BA - .350OB - .441SLG = .791OPS - .717 in 10’

3. C. Pena 1B      -  944AB - 13-ab/hr - .239BA - .372OB - .522SLG = .894OPS - .759 in 10’

4. Ramiriez 3B   - 1035AB - 19-ab/hr - .238BA - .351OB - .500SLG = .857OPS - .722 in 10’

5. TColvin LF       -  250AB - 18-ab/hr - .256BA - .321OB - .492SLG = .813OPS

6. G. Soto C         -  840AB - 23-ab/hr - .249BA - .341OB - .445SLG = .786OPS - .795 in 10’

7. S.Castro SS    -  336AB - 168ab/hr - .286BA - .329OB - .372SLG = .701OPS 

8. Barney 2B       -

   The bench

Soriano LF     - 1051AB - 20 ab/hr - .250BA - .308OB - .461SLG = .769OPS - .764OPS in 10’

DeWitt IF        -   689AB - 57 ab/hr - .257BA - .330OB - .372SLG = .702OPS - .719OPS in 10’

J. Baker IF     -  430AB - 61 ab/hr - .247BA - .308OB - .365SLG = .673OPS - .302 in 66 AB

R. Johnson OF -  382AB - 55 ab/hr - .246BA - .295OB - .351SLG = .646OPS - .520 in 10’

 

A couple of things jump right out.

  1. Fukudome is the lead off hitter vs. RH
  2. Colvin should be the LF starter vs RH
  3. Castro might not be suited to bat high in the order vs RH he has the same #'s as DeWitt
  4. Byrd is not a 3 hole hitter
  5. Rameriz and Pena should be 3/4 in some order
  6. nice lefty - righty - lefty - righty - lefty - righty lineup

There 's room for argument  - Thats what makes baseball fun!

 

So lets look at lefties - The Cubs hitters the last 3 years vs Lefties

1. SCastro SS - 127AB - 127ab/HR - .334BA .393OB .504SLG = .897OPS -

2. J.Baker 2B  - 301AB - 23 ab/HR - .316BA .361OB .545SLG = .906OPS -.945 in 10’

3. G. Soto C    - 307AB - 20 ab/HR - .306BA .411OB .524SLG = .935OPS -1.072 in 10

4. Soriano LF - 375AB - 18 ab/HR - .285BA .361OB .544SLG = .905OPS -.944 in 10’

5. M. Byrd CF   - 472AB - 26 ab/HR - .294BA .347OB .487SLG = .834OPS -.916 in 10’

6. TColvin RF  - 108AB - 18 ab/HR - .250BA .302OB .519SLG = .821OPS -

7. Ramirez 3B- 290AB - 22 ab/HR - .262BA .338OB .472SLG = .810OPS -.815 in 10’

8. C. Pena 1B   - 501AB - 18 ab/HR - .194BA .316OB .397SLG = .713OPS -.675 in 10’

  The bench

Fukudome RF  - 224AB - 56-ab/hr - .246BA .340OB .362SLG = .702OPS -.851 in 42ab in 10’

R. Johnson OF- 318AB - 64-ab/hr - .321BA .377OB .465SLG = .842OPS -.790 in 102ab in 10’

B De Witt IF - 168AB - 42-ab/hr - .268BA .354OB .405SLG = .759OPS -.660 in 79an in 10’

     and just for fun Big Z vs both

C Zambrano P   -  615AB - 29 ab/hr - .236BA - .244OB - .387SLG = .631OPS

  1. vs Lefties is where you want to give Castro a chance to really boost his confidence.
  2. You could hit Baker for Pena vs Lefties but we know that won't happen.
  3. Soto is a lefties worst nightmare.
  4. Zambrano has the 6th best HR% among Cubs players making him a  valid pinch hitting candidate

Thoughts?

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