Chicago Cubs All-Time Roster


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This is our Chicago Cubs All-Time 25-man roster based on the best individual seasons by position. Each player is only eligible for one position and one year. For a player to be eligible at a position they had to have played at least 51% of games in a given season at the position. Additionally, we choose three outfielders regardless of specific position. The bullpen will consist of one starter for long relief and five players who made at least 80% of appearances in relief.

*Bold represents league leaders.


Starters
Position Year Player WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
C Gabby Hartnett 1930 5.4 141 508 84 172 31 3 37 122 0 55 62 .339 .404 .630 1.034
1B Derrek Lee 2005 7.7 158 594 120 199 50 3 46 107 15 85 109 .335 .418 .662 1.080
2B Rogers Hornsby 1929 10.4 156 602 156 229 47 8 39 149 2 87 65 .380 .459 .679 1.139
3B Ron Santo 1964 8.9 161 592 94 185 33 13 30 114 3 86 96 .313 .398 .564 .962
SS Ernie Banks 1958 9.4 154 617 119 193 23 11 47 129 4 52 87 .313 .366 .614 .980
OF Sammy Sosa 2001 10.3 160 577 146 189 34 5 64 160 0 116 153 .328 .437 .737 1.174
OF Billy Williams 1970 6.6 161 636 137 205 34 4 42 129 7 72 65 .322 .391 .586 .977
OF Hack Wilson 1930 7.4 155 585 146 208 35 6 56 191 3 105 84 .356 .454 .723 1.177
Bench
Position Player Year WAR G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS
C Rick Wilkins 1993 6.6 136 446 78 135 23 1 30 73 2 50 99 .303 .376 .561 .937
1B Anthony Rizzo 2016 5.7 155 583 94 170 43 4 32 109 3 74 108 .292 .385 .544 .928
1B / OF Jim Hickman 1970 5.0 149 514 102 162 33 4 32 115 0 93 99 .315 .419 .582 1.001
2B Ryne Sandberg 1984 8.5 156 636 114 200 36 19 19 84 32 52 101 .314 .367 .520 .887
3B Heinie Zimmerman 1912 7.0 145 557 95 207 41 14 14 104 23 38 60 .372 .418 .571 .989
OF Kiki Cuyler 1930 5.9 156 642 155 228 50 17 13 134 37 72 49 .355 .428 .547 .975
Starting Rotation
Position Player Year WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
SP Jake Arrieta 2015 8.7 33 33 22 6 1.77 229.2 4 3 0 52 45 48 236 9.3 0.865
SP Pete Alexander 1920 12.1 46 40 27 14 1.91 363.1 33 7 5 96 77 69 173 4.3 1.112
SP Ferguson Jenkins 1971 10.3 39 39 24 13 2.77 325 30 3 0 114 100 37 263 7.3 1.049
SP Mordecai Brown 1909 8.7 50 34 27 9 1.31 342.2 32 8 7 78 50 53 172 4.5 0.873
SP Greg Maddux 1992 9.2 35 35 20 11 2.18 268 9 4 0 68 65 70 199 6.7 1.011
Bullpen
Position Player Year WAR G GS W L ERA IP CG SHO SV R ER BB SO SO/9 WHIP
SP Mark Prior 2003 7.4 30 30 18 6 2.43 211.1 3 1 0 67 57 50 245 10.4 1.103
RP Randy Myers 1993 1.3 73 0 2 4 3.11 75.1 0 0 53 26 26 26 86 10.3 1.208
RP Lee Smith 1985 2.6 65 0 7 4 3.04 97.2 0 0 33 35 33 32 112 10.3 1.218
RP Bruce Sutter 1977 6.5 62 0 7 3 1.34 107.1 0 0 31 21 16 23 129 10.8 0.857
RP Kerry Wood 2008 1.9 65 0 5 4 3.26 66.1 0 0 34 24 24 18 84 11.4 1.085
CL Carlos Marmol 2010 2.8 77 0 2 3 2.55 77.2 0 0 38 23 22 52 138 16.0 1.185