Back at the Scrabble thing again today.
In my post on Tuesday I was just looking at the first letter of a player's last name. I was lazy.
I felt ashamed.
I got busy...but with some help.
This website has a Scrabble calculator. You just type in a word and it gives you the point value. Then I went to the 2017 Cubs page at Baseballreference. I sorted the batting table by name and I ended with a list of the 47 Cubs in alphabetical order. From there it was just a matter of typing each of the players name in the Scrabble calculator. The process took about ten minutes.
With nine letters in his name, including two Zs and two Y's, Rob Zastryzny was the big winner. Matt Szczur and his two Zs ended up with 26 points and Anthony Rizzo's Double Z helped him net 26 points.
As a team the Cubs totaled 585 points. I have no idea where that would rank among all the teams. Towards the top I'd assume.