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Cubs and Jake Arrieta agree on a one-year, $10.7 million deal, avoiding arbitration.

This is a great deal for the Cubs as they get the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner well below market value. Arrieta finished 2015 going 22-6 with a 1.77 ERA while striking out 236 over 229 innings. He figures to head the Cubs rotation in 2016 as he looks to repeat his breakout season and help lead the Cubs to another playoff birth.

PLAYER ARRIVALS

# Player Position Previous Team
1 Edgar Olmos SP Orioles
2 Trevor Cahill RP Cubs
3 Spencer Patton RP Rangers
4 Ben Zobrist 2B Royals
5 Jason Heyward OF Cardinals
6 Brandon Gomes RP Rays
7 Jean Machi RP Red Sox
8 John Lackey SP Cardinals
9 Adam Warren SP Yankees
10 Rex Brothers RP Rockies

PLAYER DEPARTURES

# Player Position New Team
1 Mike Baxter OF Mariners
2 Jason Motte RP Rockies
3 Quintin Berry OF Angels
4 Rafael Soriano RP Free Agent
5 Tommy Hunter RP Free Agent
6 James Russell RP Phillies
7 Jonathan Herrera INF Free Agent
8 Austin Jackson OF Free Agent
9 Chris Denorfia OF Free Agent
10 Dexter Fowler OF Free Agent
11 Brian Schlitter RP Rockies
12 Taylor Teagarden C Free Agent
13 Ryan Cook RP Mariners
14 Starlin Castro INF Yankees
15 Brendan Ryan INF Free Agent
16 Yoervis Medina RP Pirates
17 Emilio Bonifacio INF Braves
18 Fernando Rodney RP Padres
19 Dan Haren SP Free Agent

TOP PROSPECTS

# Player Position
1 Kris Bryant 3B
2 Addison Russell SS
3 Albert Almora OF
4 Jorge Soler OF
5 C.J. Edwards P
6 Kyle Schwarber C/OF
7 Billy McKinney OF
8 Pierce Johnson P
9 Dan Vogelbach 1B
10 Victor Caratini 3B/C

Top Picks for CUBS

# Player Position College
1 Kyle Schwarber C Indiana (IN)
2 Jake Stinnett P Maryland (MD)
3 Mark Zagunis C Virginia Tech (VA)
4 Carson Sands P North Florida Christian HS (FL)
5 Justin Steele P George County HS (MS)
6 Dylan Cease P Milton HS (GA)
7 James Norwood P St. Louis University (MO)
8 Tommy Thorpe P Oregon (OR)
9 James Farris P Arizona (AZ)
10 Ryan Williams P East Carolina (NC)

2015 YTD Stats

Catcher

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Taylor Teagarden Cubs C 15 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 .200 .200 .200
David Ross Cubs C 159 28 9 0 1 6 9 1 13 61 .176 .267 .252
Miguel Montero Cubs C 347 86 11 0 15 36 53 1 44 103 .248 .345 .409

First Base

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Anthony Rizzo Cubs 1B 586 163 38 3 31 94 101 17 69 105 .278 .387 .512

Second Base

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Tommy La Stella Cubs 2B 67 18 6 0 1 4 11 2 5 7 .269 .324 .403
Jonathan Herrera Cubs 2B 126 29 5 1 2 14 14 3 1 23 .230 .242 .333
Javier Baez Cubs 2B 76 22 6 0 1 4 4 1 3 24 .289 .325 .408
Arismendy Alcantara Cubs 2B 26 2 0 0 0 5 1 1 5 11 .077 .226 .077

Third Base

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Kris Bryant Cubs 3B 559 154 31 5 26 87 99 13 77 199 .275 .369 .488

Short Stop

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Addison Russell Cubs SS 475 115 29 1 13 60 54 4 40 149 .242 .307 .389

Left Field

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Kyle Schwarber Cubs LF 232 57 6 1 16 52 43 3 35 77 .246 .355 .487

Center Field

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Matt Szczur Cubs CF 72 16 5 0 1 5 8 2 6 15 .222 .278 .333

Right Field

Player Tm Pos AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI SB BB K BA OBP SLG
Jorge Soler Cubs RF 366 96 18 1 10 39 47 3 27 121 .262 .324 .399
Chris Coghlan Cubs RF 440 110 25 6 16 64 41 11 52 94 .250 .341 .443
Chris Denorfia Cubs RF 212 57 11 1 3 18 18 0 14 56 .269 .319 .373

Pitcher

Player Tm Pos W L Sv G IP H HR ER BB K ERA WHIP
C.J. Edwards Cubs SP 0 0 0 0 4.2 3 0 2 3 4 3.86 1.29
Justin Grimm Cubs RP 3 5 3 0 49.2 31 4 11 25 67 1.99 1.15
Travis Wood Cubs RP 5 4 4 0 100.2 86 11 43 34 118 3.84 1.24
Dan Haren Cubs SP 4 2 0 0 58.1 58 10 26 12 44 4.01 1.22
Trevor Cahill Cubs RP 1 0 0 0 17 8 2 4 5 22 2.12 0.77
Jon Lester Cubs SP 11 12 0 0 205 183 16 76 47 207 3.34 1.12
Dallas Beeler Cubs SP 0 1 0 0 8.1 14 0 9 5 7 9.72 2.52
Zac Rosscup Cubs RP 2 1 0 0 26.2 26 5 13 13 29 4.39 1.46
Tsuyoshi Wada Cubs SP 1 1 0 0 32.1 30 5 13 10 31 3.62 1.27
Neil Ramirez Cubs RP 1 0 0 0 14 12 1 5 6 15 3.21 1.29
Jake Arrieta Cubs SP 22 6 0 0 229 150 10 45 46 236 1.77 0.87
Pedro Strop Cubs RP 2 6 3 0 68 39 5 22 23 81 2.91 1.00
Kyle Hendricks Cubs SP 8 7 0 0 180 166 17 79 42 167 3.95 1.16
Hector Rondon Cubs RP 6 4 30 0 70 55 4 13 13 69 1.67 1.00
Jason Hammel Cubs SP 10 7 0 0 170.2 158 23 71 36 172 3.74 1.16
Clayton Richard Cubs RP 4 2 0 0 42.1 47 3 18 6 22 3.83 1.28