5 stats that tell the story of the Chicago Cubs’ first month

The Chicago Cubs salvaged the season with a strong finish to April [image via Jholtgrewe/Wikimedia Commons]
The Chicago Cubs salvaged the season with a strong finish to April [image via Jholtgrewe/Wikimedia Commons]

After a bad start, the Cubs finished April strong and there are some statistics that explain what happened.

MLB
1

Javy Baez’s wOBA (weighted on-base average)

Baez is currently boasting a wOBA sits at .408 which is 21st in all of baseball. Anything over .400 is considered "excellent" and it's safe to say that the Cubs could not have gone 13-5 in their last 18 games without the contributions that the star shortstop provided.

2

Jason Heyward's walk rate

The Cubs outfielder has been mostly awful since coming to Chicago. This season has been a different story. His slashline is .309/.426/.506 and his walk rate is currently sitting at 17.5 percent. It's safe to say that if he can continue that over the course of the season, it's going to be easily his best as a Cub. That walk rate shows he's seeing the ball well and swinging at pitches he can do something with.

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