Yes, we know that this is taking a while!
As many of you know, we here at Notinhalloffame.com are slowly generating the 50 of each major North American sports team. That being said, we have existing Top 50 lists out and we always consistently look to update them when we can and based on necessity. As such, we are very happy to present our pre-2022 revision of our top 50 Chicago Cubs.
As for all of our top 50 players in baseball we look at the following:
1. Advanced Statistics.
2. Traditional statistics and how they finished in the National League.
3. Playoff accomplishments.
4. Their overall impact on the team and other intangibles not reflected in a stat sheet.
The Cubs 2021 Season put an end to their recent success, and the 2016 World Series seems so long ago. Chicago traded some of their best players during the summer, some of which are on this list.
As always, we present our top five, though there were no changes, and there are no new additions overall.
1. Cap Anson
2. Ernie Banks
4. Ron Santo
You can find the entire list here.
Anthony Rizzo, who was traded last July to the Yankees, moved up one spot to #31.
Kris Bryant, who was sent to San Francisco last year in July, moved up three to #38.
Pitcher, Jake Arietta who resigned last year, but was released in August, had such a mediocre return, that he dropped two to #49.
It is worth noting that Pitcher, Kyle Hendricks, came close to making our top 50.
We welcome your input and comments and as always, we thank you for your support.