2015 PROJECTED STARTERS
As of 4/6/2015;
Catcher: MIGUEL MONTERO L/R Age 31
First Base: ANTHONY RIZZO L/L Age 25
Second Base: TOMMY LA STELLA L/R Age 26
Third Base: MIKE OLT R/R Age 26
Shortstop: STARLING CASTRO R/R Age 25
Left Field CHRIS COUGHLAN L/R Age 29
Center Field: DEXTER FOWLER S/R Age 29
Right Field: JORGE SOLER R/R Age 23
Batter Bench Notable: ARISMENDY ALCANTARA S/R Age 23
Starting Pitcher 1: JON LESTER L/L Age 31
Starting Pitcher 2: JAKE ARRIETA R/R Age 29
Starting Pitcher 3: JASON HAMMEL R/R Age 32
Starting Pitcher 4: TRAVIS WOOD R/L Age 28
Starting Pitcher 5: KYLE HENDRICKS R/R Age 25
Closer: HECTOR RONDON R/R Age 27
Pitcher Bench Notable: JASON MOTTE R/R Age 32
NOTABLE INJURIES: CHRIS DENORFIA is the Cubs only significant injury going into 2015.
PROJECTION: 3RD in NL Central. Projected wins - 81
MVP: KRIS BRYANT
POTENTIAL ROOKIE IMPACT: Tremendous, between KRIS BRYANT, JAVIER BAEZ (Technically not a rookie), ADDISON RUSSEL and JORGE SOLER, its a good bet the NL rookie of the year will be a Cub.
COMMENTS: Although starting the year in AAA, KRIS BRYANT will be with the club as soon as the lineup struggles. The Cubs will be contenders with this crop of young hitters for years to come.