Strong Player Starts (and Not) From Around The League: National League Central

Wainwright, AdamContinuing on look at hot starts from around the league, we move on from theAL East to the National League Central where we see a bunch of exciting starts from teams and players as well as some very slow starts from key stars.

Chicago Cubs
Hot
Dexter Fowler, OF – Fowler has done a great job helping the a struggling offense with his team leading .378 average, 10 runs scored, 3 homers (tied with Rizzo), 9 walks (tied with Rizzo), and a 1.211 OPS

Cubs Starting Pitchers – The offense is sputtering, but the pitching is thriving right now.  All 5 starters have allowed a total of 21 runs 13 starts (combined 2.18 ERA), Jason Hammeland Jake Arrieta have batting averages against of .195 and Jon Lester has hitters baffled with a .183 avg against.   Oh, and WHIP…a combined 0.969, which is led by Arrieta at 0.77 and Lester at 0.84

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Posted on April 20, 2016, in MLB Reports. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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