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Series Preview: Chicago Cubs (2-3) at Milwaukee Brewers (4-2)

The Cubs early season road trip continues, this time with another four game set on the road. Strange schedules are strange.

Team Leaders

Now that the Cubs are facing another team that did not trade 95% of its roster in the offseason, I’ll use the teams’ 2017 numbers here instead.

Cubs

  • OBP: Kris Bryant (.409)
  • ISO: Ian Happ (.261)
  • HR: Anthony Rizzo (32)
  • R+RBI: Rizzo (208)
  • wRC+: Bryant (146)
  • BSR: Bryant (4.8)
  • Defense: Willson Contereras (12.8)
  • SP K/9: Jose Quintana (10.46)
  • SP BB/9: Quintana (2.24)
  • SP FIP: Quintana (3.25)
  • RP FIP: Carl Edwards Jr (12.75)
  • RP BB/9: Brandon Morrow (1.85)
  • RP FIP: Morrow (1.55)
  • WAR: Bryant (6.7)

Beers

  • OBP: Eric Sogard (.393)
  • ISO: Eric Thames (.271)
  • HR: Thames / Travis Shaw (31)
  • R+RBI: Shaw (185)
  • wRC+: Domingo Santana (126)
  • BSR: Lorenzo Cain (3.5)
  • Defense: Manny Pina (12.5)
  • SP K/9: Chase Anderson (8.47)
  • SP BB/9: Brent Suter (2.05)
  • SP FIP: Anderson (3.58)
  • RP K/9: Corey Knebel (14.92)
  • RP BB/9: Oliver Drake (3.76)
  • RP FIP: Knebel (2.53)
  • WAR: Christian Yelich (4.5)

Injuries, transactions, vengenace pacts, etc.

See the Brewers NL Central whiparound for more details, or don’t. I can’t tell you what to do. The Brewers biggest injury is Jimmy Nelson, who injured his shoulder diving into a base last September and is still working his way back. He might throw off a mound soon, but won’t be back until June at the absolute …Read the Rest

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