Six former Chicago Cubs advanced to the League Championship Series of the 2021 MLB postseason.
The Atlanta Braves (Joc Pederson, Jorge Soler, Jesse Chavez) defeated the Milwaukee Brewers (Colin Rea) 3-1 to make the National League Championship Series. Atlanta will face the reigning World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers, who ousted the San Francisco Giants (Kris Bryant, Tommy La Stella), in five games.
The American League Championship Series has three former Cubs: Martin Maldonado and Brooks Raley of the Houston Astros and Kyle Schwarber of the Boston Red Sox. The Astros defeated the Chicago White Sox (Craig Kimbrel, Ryan Tepera, Billy Hamilton) in four games to make their fifth consecutive ALCS. The Red Sox upset the top-seeded Tampa Bay Rays in four games to make their second ALCS in the past four years.
Schwarber and Soler are the only former Cubs from Chicago's 2016 World Series championship team remaining in the postseason.
Braves: Joc Pederson, Jorge Soler, Jesse Chavez
Astros: Martin Maldondo, Brooks Raley
Red Sox: Kyle Schwarber