With the Cubs’ season over and school back in session, it’s time to mix the two and dole out final grades for the 2020 season. This three-part series will rate individual performances over the Cubs’ 60-game regular season, plus their two playoff games.
For the final part of this series, we take a look at the Cubs hitters.
“I think our offense is going to be our strong suit,” Cubs manager David Ross said in summer camp.
At the time, that seemed like a safe bet. Instead, the Cubs offense fell short of expectations.
The bottom half of the batting order carried the top during the Cubs’ historically hot start to the season. But with just a 60-game schedule, even that didn’t give the heart of the lineup enough time to heat up. By the end of the year, only Jason Heyward and Ian Happ were batting above .250.
Here are the final marks for qualified Cubs hitters/position players: