Where We Stand Now 7-23-15

In Major League Baseball, Playoffs, Projections by dmick89

The Cubs are coming off a 4-3 road trip and I thought I’d update the WWSN tables. The Cubs lost a game to the Cardinals since the break, but they don’t have much chance of catching them anyway. They did pick up some ground on the Pirates and it would be nice to finish in 2nd rather than 3rd. If …

Where We Stand Now

In Commentary And Analysis, Major League Baseball, Playoffs, Projections by dmick89

Following last night’s 6-0 loss to the Indians, the Cubs are a solid 34-28, but are 8 games behind the Cardinals who have hacked their way to baseball’s best 43-21 record. The Pirates are in 2nd place and after winning 6 in a row are a couple of games ahead of the Cubs. The Cubs remain 5th in the NL, …

2015 Steamer Projections

In Projections by dmick89

The postseason is barely underway, but the projections will start rolling out. The Steamer projections came out yesterday or the day before. 2015 Chicago Cubs Steamer Projections Name IP H ER HR SO BB WHIP K/9 BB/9 ERA FIP Pedro Strop 65 54 22 4 71 24 1.2 9.77 3.37 3.06 3.01 Hector Rondon 65 56 22 5 66 19 …

2014 Cubs: PECOTA Hitters

In Commentary And Analysis, Projections by dmick89

It's projection season and though I've not covered them in as much detail as I have in the past, I still enjoy it. We took a look at the Cubs PECOTA pitcher projections last week and they were unimpressive. Particularly unimpressive for Jeff Samardzija, but I don't buy it.  Instead of adding commentary at the end, I'll do it before I …

2014 Cubs: PECOTA Pitchers

In Projections by dmick89

Baseball Prospectus has come out with their annual PECOTA projections and today we'll take a look at the Cubs pitchers. For what it's worth, the depth chart over there has them projected for 5th in the NL Central with 71 wins. Only one team is projected to be worse in the National League (69 wins): the Miami Marlins. I'm fairly …

Marc Hulet’s Top 10 prospects

In Minor Leagues, Projections by myles

I'm not a huge fan of the Hulet rankings, but they are still worth something. His Cubs list is right here, and it's interesting at the end. 1. Javier Baez (70) 2. Kris Bryant (70) 3. Albert Almora (65) 4. Jorge Soler (60) 5. Arismendy Alcantara (60) 6. Pierce Johnson (55) 7. C.J. Edwards (55) 8. Dan Vogelbach (55) The …

Javier Baez and projections

In Commentary And Analysis, Projections by dmick89

It's the season of projections and they're all starting to come out or already have. About ten days ago I was looking at Javier Baez's page on Fangraphs and saw that Oliver projected him to have a .336 wOBA (109 wRC+) and 4.2 fWAR. Of course, about 15 runs of that was defense and from what we know, Baez isn't …

2014 Cubs Projections: CAIRO

In Commentary And Analysis, Projections by dmick89

SG has released version 0.1 of his annual project, CAIRO, to the public. Now it's time to post some of the Cubs players here and talk about a few things. First, this is version 0.1 and there are still some errors. Mike Olt is listed as a 1st baseman. He's not, but that will get fixed. Due to this, I have …

2014 Cubs Projections: Bill James ***UPDATED***

In Projections by dmick89

The 2014 Cubs Projections are available now in the Bill James Handbook, or online. I thought I'd post them here and discuss a few things. First, the BJ projections tend to use a higher league average so please consider that when viewing the projections. In fact, please consider the league average of each projection system when you're looking at projections. …

2014 Cubs Projections: MusingsMarcel, Position Players

In Projections by dmick89

Baseball Musings published an early version of the Marels projection (MusingsMarcel). They did only position players right now, but it's always fun to look at projections. The Marcels are usually done by Tangotiger and he'll probably do them for 2014. These are based on Tango's Marcels method. Below are the Cubs players currently on their 40-man roster. Only players who …