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Chicago Cubs
Stadium: Wrigley Field | Manager: Rick Renteria

Depth Chart

 
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C. Coghlan
C. Denorfia
D. Fowler
A. Alcantara
R. Sweeney
J. Soler
C. Denorfia
R. Sweeney
T. La Stella
M. Olt
S. Castro
J. Baez
A. Alcantara
Rotation
1. J. Lester
2. J. Arrieta
3. J. Hammel
4. T. Wood
5. K. Hendricks
J. Baez
T. La Stella
A. Alcantara
A. Rizzo
M. Olt

DL
None
M. Montero
D. Ross
W. Castillo
  Bullpen
H. Rondon (CL)
J. Motte
P. Strop
N. Ramirez
J. Grimm
B. Parker
J. Turner
P. Coke
F. Doubront
E. Jackson
Last Updated: 03/05/2015
 
player is injured   news about this player  
 
Last Five Games
9/28 vs. MIL
C. CoghlanLF
J. BaezSS
A. Rizzo1B
J. SolerRF
L. Valbuena3B
A. AlcantaraCF
C. Valaika2B
J. BakerC
J. TurnerP
 
9/27 vs. MIL
C. CoghlanLF
J. BaezSS
A. Rizzo1B
J. SolerRF
L. Valbuena3B
W. CastilloC
A. Alcantara2B
R. KalishCF
T. WadaP
 
9/26 vs. MIL
C. CoghlanLF
J. BaezSS
A. Rizzo1B
J. SolerRF
L. Valbuena3B
A. Alcantara2B
M. SzczurCF
R. LopezC
E. JokischP
 
9/24 vs. STL
C. CoghlanLF
J. BaezSS
A. Rizzo1B
J. SolerRF
L. Valbuena3B
W. CastilloC
J. LakeCF
L. Watkins2B
J. ArrietaP
 
9/23 vs. STL
A. AlcantaraCF
J. BaezSS
A. Rizzo1B
J. SolerRF
L. Valbuena3B
W. CastilloC
C. Valaika2B
M. SzczurLF
K. HendricksP

Most Frequent Lineup
 AvgHRRBI
E. Bonifacio2B.259324
J. LakeCF.211925
A. Rizzo1B.2863278
S. CastroSS.2921465
L. Valbuena3B.2491651
N. SchierholtzRF.195737
C. CoghlanLF.283941
J. BakerC.192015
 
Notes
  • 130 different lineups used this season.
  • Most frequent lineup used in 4 games.

Other Frequent Lineups
4 Game(s)
C. CoghlanLF
J. Baez2B
S. CastroSS
L. Valbuena3B
J. SolerRF
W. CastilloC
A. AlcantaraCF
C. Valaika1B
4 Game(s)
C. CoghlanLF
J. Baez2B
A. Rizzo1B
S. CastroSS
L. Valbuena3B
A. AlcantaraCF
J. RuggianoRF
W. CastilloC
3 Game(s)
C. CoghlanLF
R. SweeneyCF
A. Rizzo1B
S. CastroSS
L. Valbuena3B
N. SchierholtzRF
J. BakerC
D. Barney2B
2 Game(s)
C. CoghlanLF
J. RuggianoCF
A. Rizzo1B
S. CastroSS
L. Valbuena3B
N. SchierholtzRF
J. BakerC
D. Barney2B
2 Game(s)
E. BonifacioCF
J. LakeLF
A. Rizzo1B
S. CastroSS
M. Olt3B
W. CastilloC
N. SchierholtzRF
D. Barney2B

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Miguel Montero, #26
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
136.2434013720
 
Starlin Castro, #13
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
134.2925814654
 
Position Breakdown
SS - 133
Tommy La Stella, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
93.251221312
 
Felix Doubront, #22
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4579.25.54051
 
News
With Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicating Monday that Kyle Hendricks has a spot in the rotation locked up behind Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel, that leaves Travis Wood, Edwin JacksonFelix Doubront, Jacob Turner and Tsuyoshi Wada vying for the final spot in the team's rotation.

“Everybody understands what’s going on here. There are no dummies," Maddon said, per MLB.com. “The line I like is that, I’m not going to lie to you. If I tell you the truth, you might be upset with me for about a week or two but then you’re going to be OK. But if I lie to you, you’re going to hate me forever.

“They’re very competitive and the fact we have a lot of folks for some really narrow choices, it’s going to be an interesting spring. I know that competition normally brings out the best in everyone.”

Jacob Turner, #38
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
611113.06.13071
 
News
With Cubs manager Joe Maddon indicating Monday that Kyle Hendricks has a spot in the rotation locked up behind Jon Lester, Jake Arrieta and Jason Hammel, that leaves Travis Wood, Edwin JacksonFelix Doubront, Jacob Turner and Tsuyoshi Wada vying for the final spot in the team's rotation.

“Everybody understands what’s going on here. There are no dummies," Maddon said, per MLB.com. “The line I like is that, I’m not going to lie to you. If I tell you the truth, you might be upset with me for about a week or two but then you’re going to be OK. But if I lie to you, you’re going to hate me forever.

“They’re very competitive and the fact we have a lot of folks for some really narrow choices, it’s going to be an interesting spring. I know that competition normally brings out the best in everyone.”

Welington Castillo, #5
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
110.2372813460
 
Position Breakdown
C - 106
News
Although Cubs catcher Welington Castillo is on the trade block and could be dealt before opening day, manager Joe Maddon told reporters that he's going to let the Castillo rumors play out before he decides whether he'll break camp with three catchers, per Comcast SportsNet Chicago.

"Let's just play it (out)," Maddon said. "Let's get him ready. He's really good. I really mean it. I like Castillo a lot. He's really opened up also in talking to guys and among the group, which is really nice to hear. There's a lot of good stuff going on there."

Jake Arrieta, #49
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
105156.22.5341167
 
Jason Hammel, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1011176.13.4744158
 
Jason Motte, #30
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1025.04.68017
 
Hector Rondon, #56
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
4463.12.422963
 
Jorge Soler, #68
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
24.292115201
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 24
Blake Parker, #50
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
1121.05.14024
 
Chris Coghlan, #8
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
125.283509417
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 103, DH - 1
David Ross, #3
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
50.184167150
 
Dexter Fowler, #21
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
116.2766183511
 
Pedro Strop, #46
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
2461.02.21271
 
Justin Grimm, #52
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5269.03.78070
 
Kyle Hendricks, #28
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
7280.12.461547
 
News
Cubs pitcher Kyle Hendricks, who was awarded the No. 4 spot in the starting rotation, told MLB.com that he's targeting 200 innings in 2015.

"That's one of the biggest goals I have for myself is consistency, No. 1, but then eating up innings," Hendricks said. "That's something I pride myself on is staying in ballgames and giving my team a chance to win. I think with the number I threw last year, 200 shouldn't be out of the question for me."

Hendricks put together a solid rookie campaign in 2014, registering a 2.46 ERA and 47:15 K:BB ratio over 80 1/3 innings with the Cubs. Overall, he totaled 183 innings between his time at Triple-A and the majors.

Jon Lester, #31
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
1611219.22.4648220
 
News
Cubs manager Joe Maddon announced Monday starting pitcher Jon Lester will start the season opener (April 5) against the Cardinals. Maddon said he wanted to talk to Lester before making the announcement.

It was be the fifth straight year Lester, who signed a six-year, $155 million contract in December, will start opening day. He started the last four opening days for the Red Sox.

Anthony Rizzo, #44
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
140.2868932785
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 140
News
Anthony Rizzo has primarily hit third in his major-league career with the Cubs, but manager Joe Maddon is toying with the idea of batting Rizzo second when he opts to hit the pitcher eighth in the lineup. 

“I liked Jimmy Edmonds batting two,” Maddon said when Edmonds was an Angel, per ESPN. “I liked when we put him in the two hole. When you get a better hitter like that in the lineup, you want someone at the bottom to feed him.” 

Rizzo would like to stay in the same spot in the lineup, but he said he is just focused on getting his timing down at the plate.

“I think everyone would like one spot but it doesn’t matter to me,” Rizzo said Thursday. “I just want to see a live at-bat first before I worry about where I’m hitting.” 

Travis Wood, #37
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERABBK
813173.25.0376146
 
News
After earning an All-Star bid in 2013, Cubs pitcher Travis Wood struggled last season, going 8-13 with a 5.03 ERA and 146:76 K:BB ratio in 173 2/3 innings.

"You always learn more when you fail than when you succeed, and I learned a lot last year about how to go about when you fail, picking yourself back up and getting back after it," Wood said Thursday, per MLB.com. "That’s what we took into the offseason."

Wood is competing for the fifth spot in the rotation after he was not included in the quartet manager Joe Maddon initially named to the rotation.

"There is [a purpose] — the purpose is to not have a year like last year," Wood said. "I know I’m a good pitcher and just have to get back to the basics of attacking the zone and trusting your stuff."

Wood pitched two perfect innings in his spring debut Thursday, striking out two batters.

Arismendy Alcantara, #7
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
70.2053110298
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 25, OF - 48
Edwin Jackson, #36
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
615140.26.330123
 
News
Cubs manager Joe Maddon still thinks pitcher Edwin Jackson can put it all together at some point in his career. 

Over two seasons with the Cubs, Jackson has posted a 14-33 record and a paltry 5.58 ERA. At 31 years old, however, Maddon said Jackson still has the tools to become a solid pitcher in the Major Leagues. 

"It's rare that a guy who's [31] years old can still have the label of 'potential' attached to his abilities," Maddon said, via MLB.com. "You'd think he's arrived at that point. It's not all arrived with him yet. That's really interesting with a guy like him. There is room for improvement and he knows that."

Maddon managed Jackson back when both were with the Rays from 2006-2009. Maddon believes that Jackson can improve and become more consistent. 

"I think he probably outthinks himself sometimes or gets uncertain," Maddon said. "I really would like to see him just go out there and play and not worry about whatever, whether it's mechanics or sequences or whatever. Just go out there and pitch and permit your abilities to take over. He's got an exceptional arm and is an exceptional athlete and he's a great kid, but there's still that level for him to arrive at yet that he hasn't been."

Chris Denorfia, #28
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
121.230363219
 
Neil Ramirez, #54
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
3343.21.44353
 
Phil Coke, #40
Year-to-date Stats
WLIPERASVK
5258.03.88141
 
News
The Cubs have agreed to a minor-league deal with free agent reliever Phil Coke, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. He has received an invite to major-league camp.

Coke turned down at least one major-league offer for a chance to compete for a spot in the Cubs' bullpen, one source told FOX Sports.

“They just all made me feel very welcomed and I feel like I have a great opportunity to help this team get to next level," Coke said, per FOX Sports. “I am looking forward to challenge of competing for a spot and helping this team bring a championship to north side of Chicago.”

The 32-year-old Coke went 5-2 with a 3.88 ERA and one save in 62 relief outings for Detroit in 2014. He has spent his entire seven-year MLB career in the AL, pitching for the Yankees and Tigers.

Mike Olt, #30
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
89.1602312330
 
Position Breakdown
1B - 12, 3B - 52, DH - 3
Ryan Sweeney, #6
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
77.251223200
 
Position Breakdown
OF - 56, DH - 2
Javier Baez, #9
Year-to-date Stats
GAVGRHRRBISB
52.169259205
 
Position Breakdown
2B - 25, SS - 30