2008 Chicago Cubs
97 - 64
2007 / 2009 (Organization)
1st place in the NL Central
Home Record:
Away Record:
55 - 26 (.679)
42 - 38 (.525)
+9.9 wins
+6.5 wins
   
Scored/Expected: 855 / 763 ( +92 )
Allowed/Expected: 671 / 772 ( +101 )
Pyth Record: 99 - 62 (-2)
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Wrigley Field
Attendance: 3,300,200 Avg Att: 40,743 (1.20)
Att Rank: 5 / 16 Lg Avg: 34,068
       
Park Factor: 1.05    
HR Factor: 1.07 R/L HR: 1.07 / 1.06
Notes:
- Central Division Champions
- Lost to Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS

Top Prospects (as of March 1st)

Filters
Positions
# Pos
Age
 
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
  Acquired Via M D Y
1
3B
22.6
10.4
42.1
21.4
 
-0.3
1.5
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
7
2007
2
C
25.4
10.2
73.8
16.8
 
3.2
0.2
3.1
1.7
-0.5
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
5
2001
3
SS
18.3
7.3
67.1
6.5
 
1.4
3.0
3.4
 
Free Agency (Amateur)
10
25
2006
4
C
21.2
6.3
17.0
0.1
 
0.2
-0.1
1.2
 
Free Agency (Amateur)
12
8
2004
5
2B
22.6
6.1
31.7
-8.8
 
0.5
1.7
4.6
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
7
2007
6
SP
23.4
4.5
29.2
8.4
 
0.5
-0.4
-0.7
1.1
1.8
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
6
2006
7
RP
22.1
2.7
11.5
4.7
 
1.5
0.9
 
Free Agency (Amateur)
7
4
2003
8
3B
25.7
2.0
49.7
7.9
 
-0.2
1.3
1.8
-0.9
-0.3
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
3
2003
9
RP
25.7
1.7
14.2
8.5
 
0.4
 
Draft (Rule 5)
12
7
2006
10
RF
22.8
1.2
25.7
3.7
 
0.3
0.7
-1.0
2.2
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
6
2006
11
LF
18.3
1.1
7.5
1.7
 
 
Free Agency (Amateur)
2
13
2007
12
RP
22.5
0.9
12.8
-0.6
 
-0.7
0.0
0.7
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
7
2007
13
RP
23.8
0.4
4.0
0.1
 
-0.2
0.6
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
7
2005
14
C
24.1
0.4
2.2
-0.6
 
0.3
 
Free Agency (Amateur)
7
2
2000
15
RP
23.5
0.4
2.7
-0.8
 
0.4
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
3
2003
16
RP
24.1
0.3
2.7
-0.9
 
0.4
-0.3
0.1
 
Trade
8
27
2005
17
RP
23.0
0.3
3.9
0.9
 
-0.3
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
6
2006
18
RF
23.1
0.2
1.7
0.9
 
 
Conditional Deal
9
14
2006
19
RP
24.7
0.1
2.5
1.3
 
0.7
-0.6
 
Free Agency (1st Tm)
12
19
2007
20
SS
19.3
0.1
3.9
-6.3
 
-0.1
 
Free Agency (Amateur)
11
23
2005
21
RP
21.4
0.1
0.6
-1.1
 
-0.0
0.1
 
Trade
7
31
2006
22
LF
22.2
0.0
2.4
0.7
 
0.0
0.0
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
7
2004
23
C
24.1
-0.0
0.1
-0.1
 
 
Trade
8
20
2006
24
RP
25.8
-0.0
0.0
-0.1
 
-0.1
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
5
2000
25
RP
24.2
-0.1
1.0
-1.6
 
-0.2
0.1
 
Trade
9
12
2007
26
RF
22.4
-0.1
0.5
-0.8
 
0.0
0.1
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
7
2007
27
LF
25.2
-0.2
10.5
-0.4
 
-0.6
0.1
0.6
-0.2
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
7
2004
28
RP
23.2
-0.2
1.2
-1.3
 
-0.1
0.2
-0.1
 
Trade
12
4
2007
29
RP
22.8
-0.3
0.3
-0.7
 
0.1
-0.1
-0.2
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
7
2004
30
RP
19.7
-0.3
0.4
-1.2
 
-0.3
 
Free Agency (Amateur)
7
7
2005
31
SW
25.5
-0.5
4.4
-0.1
 
-0.7
-0.2
 
Trade
12
7
2006
32
LF
25.9
-0.6
8.5
-1.1
 
-0.2
-0.1
0.1
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
3
2003
33
C
22.2
-0.7
1.3
-4.6
 
0.1
-1.0
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
6
2006
34
C
25.1
-0.9
0.0
-0.7
 
-0.3
 
Free Agency (Amateur)
5
22
2006
35
RP
20.5
-1.0
0.7
-1.8
 
0.1
-1.1
 
Free Agency (Amateur)
8
6
2004
36
3B
18.8
-1.3
0.5
-1.7
 
-1.3
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
7
2007
37
SP
22.5
-1.7
3.8
-4.5
 
-0.3
-0.2
-0.7
 
Draft (Amateur)
6
7
2004
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Win Shares are calculated using the formula in the book Win Shares by Bill James