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1997 Chicago Cubs


68 - 94

(5th place in the NL Central, 16 GB)

1996 / 1998 (Team History)

Runs Scored/Expected: 687 / 765 (-78)
Runs Allowed/Expected: 759 / 758 (-1)

Pythagorean Record: 73 - 89 (-5)

Home Record: 42 - 39 (.519) -1.4 wins
Away Record: 26 - 55 (.321) -11.6 wins
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Wrigley Field

Attendance: 2,190,308 Avg Att: 27,041 (0.96)
Att Rank: 6 / 14 Lg Avg: 28,118
       
Park Factor: 1.03    
HR Factor: 1.07 R/L HR: 1.12 / 0.99

Notes:




Retroactive Top Prospects

(As of March 1, 1997)


Bats:


Throws:



Glossary
# Pos Acquired Via Date
1
SP 19
27.7
0.9
-0.0
26.7
0.1
3.8
2.1
3.6
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 1, 1995
2
SP 18
20.3
-0.5
0.0
20.6
0.2
-0.0
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 4, 1996
3
SP 26
12.7
-1.8
-0.0
14.3
0.3
-0.3
0.5
0.5
-1.8
2.6
Waivers
Dec 17, 1996
4
2B 22
7.8
5.1
1.8
0.0
1.0
0.1
3.2
0.7
-0.2
0.7
Trade
Nov 20, 1996
5
RP 23
7.8
-0.1
0.0
7.5
0.4
-0.8
-0.1
1.7
0.9
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 1, 1995
6
RP 20
6.4
-0.1
0.0
6.1
0.4
0.3
-1.1
2.1
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 2, 1994
7
3B 24
3.1
1.6
1.2
0.0
0.3
2.4
-0.6
1.4
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 3, 1993
8
C 21
2.9
-4.4
2.0
0.0
5.3
0.0
0.6
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 3, 1993
9
RP 24
2.2
2.2
-0.4
0.7
-0.3
-0.2
-0.3
-0.1
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 3, 1993
10
SP 22
2.1
-0.3
-0.0
2.4
0.0
1.2
-0.2
Free Agency (Amateur)
Oct 21, 1991
11
SP 21
0.4
-0.0
0.0
0.4
0.0
0.7
-0.3
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 2, 1994
12
RF 25
0.4
0.2
0.4
0.0
-0.1
0.4
Free Agency (Amateur)
May 5, 1991
13
RP 22
0.1
0.1
0.0
0.1
0.0
0.0
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 4, 1996
14
RP 25
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0
Returned to Original Tm after Draft
Mar 13, 1996
15
2B 24
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
0.1
0.2
0.1
-0.3
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 3, 1993
16
- 22
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 1, 1995
17
RF 23
-0.1
0.1
-0.2
0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 4, 1990
18
- 24
-0.1
0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.1
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 2, 1994
19
RP 25
-0.1
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
0.0
-0.2
Free Agency
Jan 8, 1997
20
RP 26
-0.2
0.0
0.0
-0.2
0.0
0.1
-0.1
Free Agency
Nov 30, 1996
21
RP 21
-0.2
0.2
0.0
-0.3
-0.0
-0.2
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 4, 1996
22
1B 21
-0.2
0.3
-0.2
0.0
-0.3
0.2
-0.4
Free Agency (Amateur)
Sep 15, 1992
23
RP 17
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-0.3
0.0
Free Agency (Amateur)
Nov 15, 1996
24
RP 21
-0.3
0.1
0.0
-0.3
-0.0
-0.7
0.4
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 3, 1993
25
- 19
-0.5
-0.0
0.0
-0.5
0.0
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 4, 1996
26
RP 20
-0.5
0.0
0.0
-0.5
-0.0
-0.5
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 2, 1994
27
RP 20
-0.6
0.0
0.0
-0.6
0.0
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 1, 1995
28
RF 24
-0.6
-0.2
-0.3
0.0
-0.1
-0.3
0.0
-0.3
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 3, 1993
29
CF 25
-0.9
1.4
-1.3
0.0
-0.9
-0.4
1.4
-1.3
-1.1
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 1, 1992
30
2B 19
-1.0
-1.5
0.1
0.0
0.5
-0.0
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 4, 1996
31
2B 21
-1.3
-1.1
-0.3
0.0
0.0
-1.1
-0.2
0.1
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 4, 1996
32
RP 24
-1.3
0.0
0.0
-1.4
0.0
-0.5
-0.8
Draft (Rule 5)
Dec 9, 1996
33
RF 24
-1.5
-0.3
-0.9
0.0
-0.3
-0.3
-0.1
-0.5
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 3, 1991
34
SS 21
-1.6
-1.3
-0.9
0.0
0.6
-0.1
-0.8
-0.6
0.3
Free Agency
Jun 30, 1994
35
C 26
-2.2
-2.0
-0.4
0.0
0.3
-0.7
-0.8
-0.0
-0.0
Draft (Amateur)
Jun 1, 1992
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Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James