Chicago Cubs: Projecting which starters will pitch the best in 2020

Yu Darvish, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images)
Yu Darvish, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Masterpress/Getty Images) /
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In 2020, here’s how the Chicago Cubs rotation will stack up

Last season, the Chicago Cubs starters posted the tenth-best ERA among starters.

Top third in the league, but still probably underwhelming given the star power on the rotation. Yu Darvish took a while to find his groove, Jon Lester and Cole Hamels both pitched like they’re in their mid-30s, Jose Quintana put together one of his worst MLB seasons, and Kyle Hendricks was excellent but not quite as sharp as a few seasons ago.

It all added up to the tenth-best collective ERA among starters.

This season, a nearly identical group except for Tyler Chatwood likely swapping in for the departed Cole Hamels—-will bet that their experience will allow them to improve collectively from a season ago.

Here is how the rotation should shape up this upcoming season from the fifth starter all the way to the first starter.

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