Season's end numbers-palooza

This post contains a wide range of data about the Cubs' 2023 season.

Some are new. Some are final numbers for data that I have included regularly in my comments on Al Yellon's game previews.

Because the data were formatted for the comments, that is how they are presented here, so please scroll down to read them.

Some of them may surprise you.

The Cubs' improvement in batting average with runners in scoring position, especially with 2 out, is striking.

So, too, is the fact that Cubs pitchers gave up 28 fewer home runs this season that last, while the 29 other teams combined gave up 23 more!

There a lot to digest -- but it's a long off season; nothing says you have to read them all at once.


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