Cubs Quick Hits – 02/08/2017: Bryant, Schwarber Projected to Lead Cubs in Home Runs

PECOTA just released their highly anticipated 2017 projections yesterday, much to the surprise of Cubs fans who read that the defending World Series champions are projected to win only 91 games.

In case you were curious, I took a more in-depth look at the Cubs’ PECOTA projections and the methodology behind them earlier. That was in terms of overall team wins, but what about how many homers PECOTA thinks each Cub will hit?

Kris Bryant: 33

Kyle Schwarber: 33

Anthony Rizzo: 31

Addison Russell: 21

Javier Baez: 18

Willson Contreras: 17

Jason Heyward: 17

Ben Zobrist: 14

Jon Jay: 5

Albert Almora: 5

Miguel Montero: 4 (in significantly less playing time)

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