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Full reports on all of players can be found in the 2016 Baseball Prospect Book. 12) Jeimer Candelario, 3B, Grade B-/C+: Age 22, hit .270/.318/.415 in High-A then .291/.379/.462 in Double-A, switch hitter with good approach, moderate power. A Grade C prospect in rookie ball could end up being very impressive, while a Grade C prospect in Triple-A is likely just a future role player. Your privacy is safe with us. Again the Cubs rallied, taking three straight, including a classic Game Seven in extra innings. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Comments are welcome, but in the end all analysis and responsibility is mine. over Cleveland Indians    Won NL Championship Series (4-2) Beware Shiny New Toy syndrome in the short run but upside is excellent.
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Visit ESPN to view the Chicago Cubs team roster for the current season Still needs polish with plate discipline and defense but has progressed. Key now is transition to full-season ball and building up workload, but could be top pitching prospect in the system six months from now. The career trajectory for Bryant has been nothing short of incredible. New ... A look at the Cubs’ 40-man roster and where they might be in 2021 This roster will undergo major changes this offseason. Good BB/K/PA ratio is in his favor. Some will develop into stars, some will not. Get the latest official stats for the Chicago Cubs. Most end up spending several years in the majors, at the very least in a marginal role. These are guys who have something positive going for them, but who may have a question mark or three, or who are just too far away from the majors to get an accurate feel for. “It’s all downhill from here,” Bryant joked after being named the NL MVP, per Colleen Kane with the Chicago Tribune. Prove us right! The average age of the team's position players was 27.4, the fifth-youngest in baseball that season. Oct 10, 2016, Attendance: 43571, Time of Game: 5:04.

Chicago Cubs Chi Cubs Cincinnati Reds Cincinnati Milwaukee Brewers Milwaukee Pittsburgh … We'll never pass along your email address to spammers, scammers, or the like. Hit well against older competition, high-ceiling talent clearly but uncertain in what direction skills will go. The Cubs finished 20th in all of MLB in runs, 27th in batting average (.220) and 21st in OPS (.705). In fact, 181 players on the 40-man rosters of the 10 teams in the 2016 MLB playoffs spent some time playing for NCAA programs.

In the NLDS, the San Francisco Giants were trying to extend their “Even Years” streak. Age 23, hit .272/.403/.425 with seven homers, 57 walks, 61 strikeouts in 254 at-bats in Double-A. Plus, explore all of your favorite teams' rosters on FOXSports.com today! Much of the play-by-play, game results, and transaction information both shown and used to create certain data sets was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. 2) Ian Happ, OF-2B, Grade B: Age 21, 2015 first round pick from University of Cincinnati, hit .283/.408/.491 in Northwest League then .241/.315/.448 in Midwest League, switch-hitter with impressive strike zone judgment, power, speed, played second base in instructional league. Sands, Hudson, and Kellogg along with Justin Steele and Kyle Twomey give five legitimate southpaw prospects at the A-ball level who could develop into major league starting pitchers.

18) Carson Sands, LHP, Grade C+: Age 20, fourth round pick in 2014, posted 3.92 ERA with 41/21 K/BB in 57 innings in Northwest League, 62 hits.

In 2014, he became the #1 overall prospect in the game. Could be inning-eating workhorse. 13) Dan Vogelbach, 1B, Grade B-/C+: Age 23, hit .272/.403/.425 with seven homers, 57 walks, 61 strikeouts in 254 at-bats in Double-A. Our reasoning for presenting offensive logos. Age 19, hit .293/.353/.386 with three homers, 22 steals, 43 walks, 108 strikeouts in 464 at-bats in Low-A. Here are the 25 men who will go into battle against the Cleveland Indians beginning tonight. Most end up spending several years in the majors, at the very least in a marginal role.

He had a .386 on-base percentage with 18 homers, 31 doubles, 76 RBI, and 94 runs scored. Long-term position unclear but should be a strong secondary average hitter. We are now taking pre-orders for the book, so order early and order often! I look forward to really enjoying this offseason because I don’t know if this year will ever happen to me (again).”. A few Grade C guys, especially at the lower levels, do develop into stars. They set up really well for the postseason. Here’s a breakdown of the college years for those players … Baez (.203), Rizzo (.222), Schwarber (.188) and Kris Bryant (.206) all flirted with the Mendoza line, while Baez (.599), Bryant (.644), and Schwarber (.701) all had below average OPS marks. First baseman Anthony Rizzo was a legitimate MVP candidate in his own right.

(Schedule and Results), Postseason:     Won World Series (4-3) While Yu Darvish was brilliant this year in a phenomenal bounce-back season and Kyle Hendricks was excellent again, the Cubs are facing some issues on the mound. Grade B prospects have a good chance to enjoy successful careers. Lester shared the NLCS MVP honors, and was an NL All-Star and the Cy Young Award runner-up. Entering the postseason as the clear World Series favorites, the Cubs were challenged at each step, and would meet each challenge.

The rest of the roster is the same as the one that faced the Dodgers in the NLCS, with the exception of Rob Zastryzny, who was removed to make room for Schwarber. Hit well against older competition, high-ceiling talent clearly but uncertain in what direction skills will go. Question, Comment, Feedback, or Correction? Corey Kluber started for the Indians, and Jon Lester started for the Cubs. Schwarber struck out twice, but also doubled and drew a walk. 7) Oscar De La Cruz, RHP, Grade B-: Age 20, excellent summer in Northwest League, 2.84 ERA with 73/17 K/BB in 73 innings, 56 hits, 92-96 MPH, above-average breaking ball, change-up needs work but also has above-average potential, throws strikes, strong body should lead to durability, real bargain with $85,000 bonus in 2012. I think we can all feel certain that this, just his second big league season, is only the beginning of one of the great baseball careers of this new generations of players. San Francisco Giants beat Chicago Cubs (6-5). On the mound, the Cubs rotation of Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta, Kyle Hendricks, John Lackey, and Jason Hammel was arguably the best in the game. (Over 100 favors batters, under 100 favors pitchers.)

They also struck out 568 times, the fifth-most in baseball.

- unknown; OPS_lg for OPS+ does not include pitchers. Chicago Cubs All-Time Team… Average tools in most respects but has always hit well against older competition and a favorite of scouts due to excellent makeup, still some risk he ends up as a "tweener" without ideal power for a corner. Excellent strike zone judgment with loads of power potential, but limited to first base/DH defensively by 250 pound body. 22-year old shortstop Addison Russell was an NL All-Star for the first time. Sep 6, CHC (89-49) lost to MIL, 5-12, 141. 2016 Chicago Cubs postseason; Cubs Set World Series Roster. 24-year old Kris Bryant was the National League Most Valuable Player and the Hank Aaron Award winner as the league’s top hitter. 17) Trevor Clifton, RHP, Grade C+: Age 20, posted 3.98 ERA with 103/47 K/BB in 109 innings in Low-A, 92-96 fastball, curve can be nasty, still working on command and change-up, potential breakout candidate with mid-rotation upside. Sep 24, CHC (98-56) lost to STL, 4-10, 158. What if the Cubs had won one more game in September 2018?

Best defenders: Addison Russell, Jason Heyward, Javier Baez, Anthony Rizzo, Kris Bryant. What is the Chicago Cubs' ultimate roster?

Subscribe to our Free Newsletter, This Month in Sports ReferenceFind out when we add a feature or make a change. All images are property the copyright holder and are displayed here for informational purposes only. (4th of 15), Park Factors: Former Indians and Cubs player Kenny Lofton threw the ceremonial first pitch before Game 1. You have to confess that even though the silver fox is retiring, the fatherly role he plays in the clubhouse is super attractive.
Pedro Strop, Mike Montgomery, Trevor Cahill, Justin Grimm, Travis Wood, Carl Edwards Jr, and another deadline arrival, Joe Smith, gave Chicago manager Joe Maddon the best bullpen in the game from which to choose his options. Chicago Cubs Top 20 Prospects for 2016. A good role player for someone. Build your custom FanSided Daily email newsletter with news and analysis on Chicago Cubs and all your favorite sports teams, TV shows, and more.