Chicago Cubs: PECOTA released, Cubs get a mixed bag

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A trim Schwarber sees results?

When it comes to a bounce-back season, Kyle Schwarber takes the cake on that one. They’ve got Schwarber hitting 33 home runs and driving in 85. His .243 average is about where it should be, but I feel like he may hit a little bit higher than that. I hope that as good a shape as he’s gotten himself into, it’ll translate into extra hits. But we’ll see.

Bryant and Rizzo each finish with 30 home runs, and Rizzo is the only player forecasted with over 90 RBI at 98. Jason Heyward would finish the season about where you might expect. A .263 average with 11 home runs and 52 RBI. I’m hoping to see a more significant gain from this, but at this point, I’ll take it. It’s not necessarily what we hoped for with this contract. But this and a Gold Glove and we’ll call it a win.