Quick Hits: Cubs GIDP Rate Ranks Among Worst in League
I’m not crazy. You aren’t crazy. The Cubs have actually grounded into an abnormally high number of double plays this year. In fact, the defending World Series champions’ GIDP rate ranks second worst in the National League and sixth worst in MLB.
The Cubs’ 2017 GIDP rate of 12.6 percent contrasts sharply with last year’s rate of 8.1 percent, which was the lowest in MLB. The 56 percent increase in double plays has undoubtedly contributed to some offensive woes, not to mention my own anxiety.