Dexter Fowler of the Chicago Cubs is an All Star

Blogged under All-Stars,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Monday 11 July 2016 at 12:56 pm

30-year old switch-hitting CF Dexter Fowler of the Chicago Cubs has been selected to the All Star team for the first time in his career.  He will miss the game due to injury.  Fowler has played in 64 games for the Cubs so far this year and he is 69 of 238 (.290 avg, .881 OPS) with 41 runs scored, 7 homers, 28 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  Fowler has now played in 1,003 games in his first 9 years in the show and he is 944 of 3,516 (.268 avg, .787 OPS) with 580 runs scored, 72 homers, 319 RBIs and 120 stolen bases.

Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs is an All Star

Blogged under All-Stars,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Monday 11 July 2016 at 12:52 pm

24-year old righty swinging 3B Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs is an All Star.  Bryant has been an All-Star in both of his first two years in the show!  He has played in 86 games for the Cubs so far this year and he is 94 of 329 (.286 avg, .962 OPS) with a N.L. Leading 73 runs scored, a National League leading 25 homers, 65 RBIs and 3 stolen bases.  Bryant has now played in 237 games in his first two years with the Cubs and he is 248 of 888 (.279 avg, .896 OPS) with 160 runs scored, 51 homers, 164 RBIs and 16 stolen bases.  Bryant is just scratching the surface of his potential with the Cubs!

Addison Russell of the Chicago Cubs is an All Star

Blogged under All-Stars,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Monday 11 July 2016 at 12:47 pm

22-year old righty starting SS Addison Russell of the Chicago Cubs has been selected to the All Star team for the first time in his short career.  Russell has played in 83 games for the Cubs so far this year and he is 69 of 291 (.237 avg, .731 OPS) with 36 runs scored, 11 homers, 51 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.  Russell has now played in 225 games in his first two years with the Cubs and he is 184 of 766 (.240 avg, .710 OPS) with 96 runs scored, 24 homers, 105 RBIs and 6 stolen bases.  Russell is just warming up, as his career is just starting.

Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs is an All Star

Blogged under All-Stars,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Monday 11 July 2016 at 12:43 pm

35-year old switch-hitting 2B Ben Zobrist of the Chicago Cubs has been named to the All Star team for the 3rd time in his career.  Zobrist has played in 83 games for the Cubs so far this year and he is 89 of 304 (.283 avg, .855 OPS) with 59 runs scored, 13 homers, 47 RBIs and 4 stolen bases.  Zobrist has now played in 1,273 games in his first 11 years in the show and he is 1,231 of 4,621 (.266 avg, .790 OPS) with 700 runs scored, 140 homers, 614 RBIs and 109 stolen bases.  Zobrist can do it all on the baseball field offensively and he can play pretty much everywhere defensively!

Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs is an All Star

Blogged under All-Stars,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Playing Well by joelapinski on Monday 11 July 2016 at 12:40 pm

26-year old lefty swinging 1B Anthony Rizzo of the Chicago Cubs has been named a National League All Star for the 3rd season in a row.  Rizzo has played in 85 games for the Cubs so far this year and he is 92 of 308 (.299 avg, 1.006 OPS) with 54 runs scored, 21 homers and 63 RBIs.  Rizzo’s 1.006 OPS is leading the National League right now.  He has now played in 681 games in his first six years in the show and he is 660 of 2,489 (.265 avg, .846 OPS) with 361 runs scored, 123 homers, 379 RBIs and 35 stolen bases.  Rizzo is on the rise, so I expect him to make a few more All-Star teams in the near future.

Jon Lester of the Chicago Cubs is an All Star

Blogged under All-Stars,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 11 July 2016 at 12:36 pm

32-year old lefty starting pitcher Jon Lester of the Chicago Cubs has been named to the All Star team for the 4th time in his career.  Lester has pitched in 18 games (all starts) for the Cubs so far this year and he is 9-4 with a 3.01 ERA and a 1.08 WHIP.  He has given up 92 hits and 28 walks while whiffing 108 batters in his first 110 2/3 innings for the Cubs so far this year.  Lester has now pitched in 303 games (302 starts) in his first 11 years in the show and he is 136-83 with a 3.52 ERA and a 1.25 WHIP.

Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs is an All Star

Blogged under All-Stars,Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Throwing Well by joelapinski on Monday 11 July 2016 at 12:32 pm

30-year old righty starting pitcher Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs has been named an All Star for the first time in his Major League career.  He has pitched in 18 games (all starts) for the Cubs so far this year and he is 12-4 with a 2.68 ERA and a 1.09 WHIP.  Arrieta has given up 82 hits and 43 walks while whiffing 121 batters in his first 114 2/3 innings for the Cubs so far this year.  Arrieta has now pitched in 154 games (148 starts) in his first seven years in the show and he is 68-42 with a 3.57 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP.  Arrieta has been amazing since the Cubs traded for him a few years back.

Travis Wood will represent the Chicago Cubs at the All-Star Game

Blogged under All-Stars,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by joelapinski on Monday 8 July 2013 at 8:29 am

26-year old lefty starting pitcher Travis Wood will be the lone representative for the Cubs at the All-Star Game.  Wood has pitched in 17 games (all starts) for the Cubs so far this year and he is 5-6 with a 2.69 ERA and a 0.98 WHIP.  Wood has given up 75 hits and 33 walks while whiffing 80 batters in his first 110 1/3 innings in 2013 and those are some outstanding numbers.  Wood deserves this honor and give the Cubs’ front office kudos for stealing him from the Reds a couple of years ago.

The Chicago Cubs are sending two players to the All-Star Game

Blogged under All-Stars,Bloglockers,Front Page,General by chinmusic on Tuesday 3 July 2012 at 4:19 pm

22-year old SS Starlin Castro and 29-year old 1B/RF Bryan LaHair have been selected as reserves on the N.L. All-Star Team. Castro will be going to his second All-Star Game with LaHair going to his first. Castro has played in 79 games for the Cubs so far this year and he is 94 of 322 (.292 avg, .737 OPS) with 37 runs scored, 6 homers, 40 RBIs and 16 stolen bases. Bryan LaHair was voted in by the players. He has played in 68 games for the Cubs so far this year and he is 61 for 215 (.284 avg, .882 OPS) with 31 runs scored, 13 homers, 28 RBIs and 1 stolen base.

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