Chicago Cubs: Who will play outfield in the postseason?

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Do we believe Schwarber has turned it around?

Speaking of a crowded outfield, left field has been a big topic all season. Kyle Schwarber shares left field with anyone from Happ, Jon Jay, and Zobrist. Schwarber has 104 starts in left field but his defensive flaws and if the opposing team starts a left-handed pitcher keeps him out of the lineup.

Center field has no consistency. It’s either Jay, Happ or Albert Almora Jr.

Right field is the only consistent position player in Jason Heyward. It’s no doubt that Heyward starts every day in right field based on his defensive capabilities. Many fans want him benched, but that’s just not going to happen. On the bright side, Heyward is slashing .278/.361/.426 in September.

All this said, who does Maddon play when October rolls around?

Last October was different. Dexter Fowler in center field, Heyward in right and Zobrist in left. Baez started at second base regularly, as we know.

This year is different.