Chicago Cubs: How the key newcomers have played at Wrigley Field
The veteran Cubs newcomers have had varying amounts of playing time at Wrigley Field prior to putting on the blue pinstripes. Here we explore their career numbers at the Friendly Confines to this point in their careers. Note these are newcomer veterans on the current 40-man roster.
A lot of the new Cubs additions have found success at Wrigley Field
- Dansby Swanson: 16 G - .307/.403/.452, 1 HR, .854 OPS, 7 RBI, 134 tOPS+
- Cody Bellinger: 9 G - .321/.429/.536, 4 HR, .964 OPS, 4 RBI, 139 tOPS+
- Eric Hosmer: 17 G - .270/.361/.365, 0 HR, .726 OPS, 7 RBI, 93 tOPS+
- Trey Mancini: 2 G - .125/.300/.250, 0 HR, .550 OPS, 1 RBI, 1 2B and 2 BB in 10 PA
- Tucker Barnhart: 42 G - .216/.291/.321, 3 HR, .611 OPS, 13 RBI, 80 tOPS+
- Edwin Ríos: 3 G - 0-for-5, 0 BB, 1 R
Dansby Swanson and Cody Bellinger have good offensive numbers at Wrigley Field. It is worth noting that Bellinger has a homer and a .267/.267/.533 slash at Wrigley in three postseason games (2017 NLCS). Hosmer has been solid at Wrigley as well in terms of average and on-base, though has not hit for much pop. Barnhart has played, far and away, the most games at Wrigley, being a member of the Reds for eight years, and his three homers are tied for second in a ballpark (American Family Field, Milwaukee) behind his longtime home, Great American Ballpark. Mancini's only playing time at Wrigley came last year as a member of the Orioles.
- Jameson Taillon: 4 GS - 2.25 ERA, 1.65 WHIP, 20 K, 9 BB, 24 H, 12 R, 5 ER in 20 IP
- Brad Boxberger: 13 G -- 3.14 ERA, 0.77 WHIP, 20 K, 3 BB, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER in 14.1 IP
- Michael Fulmer: 1 GS -- 3 R, 3 ER, 5 K, 3 BB in 6 IP
Jameson Taillon and Brad Boxberger both played on NL Central teams in their careers. Taillon was a starter for the Pirates from 2016-2019, and is 2-2 at Wrigley. His ERA looks good, as do the strikeout numbers, though his WHIP is really high. It can be explained by the fact that only five of the 12 runs he's surrendered at Wrigley are earned.
Boxberger spent the past two years on the Brewers, while also playing on other National League teams including the Padres, Diamondbacks and Marlins in years past. His strikeout numbers at Wrigley look great with a 12.6 K/9. His most memorable moment was probably whenDavid Bote and Anthony Rizzo hit back-to-back home runs off him in 2018. Fulmer started a game with theTigers against the Cubs in 2018and that's the extent of his Wrigley Field experience.