Chicago Cubs: What will your favorite do in 60 games–or more?

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Chicago Cubs: Less nuclear July and August stats

As mentioned, Happ’s 58 games in the bigs last season produced 11 home runs and a .264/.333/.564 line. And while the average and OBP would look better if they came up a few ticks, his slugging percentage would be phenomenal in the 2020 campaign.

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Bryant’s last two months weren’t up to par for Bryant’s usual standards, but .264/.346/.481 with 11 home runs, 32 RBI and 37 runs scored isn’t an awful way to end the year. Contreras suffered an injury yet again in August last season, so his last 60 games aren’t exactly a useful stat seeing as they were interrupted and would have come well before the calendar date to start the 2020 season.

Baez was in the same boat, suffering an injury that took away a large chunk of September, but his stats from July 23 till the end of the season don’t inspire a ton of excitement either- just five home runs and 18 RBI to go along with a .258/.303/.485 line.

None of those guys comes close to the abysmal numbers Heyward put up to end the season though. In his last 60 games, Heyward barely climbed over the Mendoza line with a .208/.314/.355 slash that made him almost unplayable.