The Chicago Cubs in June: How Did Performance Stack Up Against the First Two Months?

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The Chicago Cubs in June: How Did Performance Stack Up Against the First Two Months?

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homer at the chalkboardWe’ve reached July, which makes me want to take a peak back at how the Chicago Cubs performed in June, and compare it against April and May …

Record

April: 12-8

May: 14-14

June: 14-13

Batting Line (BA/OBP/SLG)

April: .251/.329/.380

May: .231/.309/.390

June: .250/.319/.382

Advanced Offensive Numbers

April: .311 wOBA, 95 wRC+

May: .305 wOBA, 91 wRC+

June: .308 wOBA, 92 wRC+

Offensive Walk and Strikeout Rates

April: 9.1%, 23.8%

May: 9.0%, 27.0%

June: 8.2%, 22.2%

Batting Average on Balls in Play

April: .319

May: .295

June: .307

 

Pitching Line (ERA/FIP/xFIP)

April: 3.71/2.82/3.07

May: 3.63/4.07/3.57

June: 3.15/3.23/3.55

Pitching Strikeout and Walk Rates

April: 24.1%, 5.5%

May: 22.8%, 7.8%

June: 23.0%, 7.6%

Pitching BABIP

April: .301

May: .282

June: .292

It’s interesting to see that May was actually a pretty clearly worse month for the Cubs, in terms of their own performance, than June – but they still wound up with a 14-14 record for that month. I suppose that’s encouraging.

I also find it interesting how relatively flat the Cubs’ performance has been, when you step back and look at entire months, rather than mere short stretches.


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Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.