Chicago Cubs: Last but not least and final thoughts
Our beloved leader and catcher, Willson Contreras is the final piece of the offensive puzzle we will cover. STEAMER projects Willy to bounce back strong in 2019. Calling for 14 HR, 57 RBI, .256/.339/.425, with a .332 wOBA and 107 wRC+, they see him leveling out once again.
Most certainly, Contreras can reach these numbers as well as blow right past them. Contreras was dealing with a decrease in overall power and numbers from the strong year before. However, there is full confidence that Contreras will reach, and blow past, the small projections. Our catcher is back.
Most of the PECOTA projections feel right in the ballpark with how their previous seasons have shaken out. Rizzo and Bryant are expected to see their power numbers return, while Baez keeps things hot, and Willy returns to form.
The outfield is what it is, and there should not be a ton of heightened expectation for them. That being said, the outfield can reach (or even potentially exceed) their numbers just as long as they stay healthy.
It should be another fun season for the Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field.