Chicago Cubs: Joe Maddon has plenty of options Wednesday

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Sep 25, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo hits a single against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the fourth inning at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

The shoo-ins for the surging Cubs

Miguel Montero, Anthony Rizzo, Addison Russell, Kris Bryant and Dexter Fowler

The only question on this list is where Russell and Bryant will play. These five all sit in the top six among hitters on the team in WAR and have been instrumental to the success of the season.

Rizzo has raked against Cole this year, batting well-over .300 in matchups against the Pirates’ ace, and with the first 30-homer, 100-RBI season of his young career under his belt, he’ll no-doubt be the offensive leader for the team.

As a whole, their numbers are all solid against Cole as well, combining for a .346 average against the right-hander. No question these five are in, leaving just three spots to fill in Maddon’s lineup card Wednesday night.