Cubs Quick Hits: FanGraphs Projects Brewers to Finish Fourth in Central
FanGraphs’ projections for the NL Central are quite the surprise. We already knew that the Cubs and Cardinals would project atop the division, but I thought maybe the Brewers would be around .500 so. Nope.
The Cubs (92 wins) are projected to have a six-game cushion over the Cardinals. The Pirates are in third place, even without Gerrit Cole and Andrew McCutchen. Then you’ve got the Brewers at 73 wins, only one better than the last-place Reds.
1. Chicago Cubs, 92-70
2. St. Louis Cardinals, 88-74 (6 GB)
3. Pittsburgh Pirates, 78-84 (14 GB)
4. Milwaukee Brewers, 73-89 (19 GB)
5. Cincinnati Reds, 72-90 (20 GB)