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Kyle Schwarber | Outfielder | #12

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 220
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (4) / CHC
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Kyle Schwarber ended up 3-for-4 with a three-run home run in Friday's 16-5 win in Colorado.
Schwarber is finally healthy and he is doing a good job, slashing .283/.406/.566. Of course, a lot of the damage has come in the past two games at Coors Field, as Schwarber is 5-for-8 with a homer and six RBI. Power has never been a problem for the left-handed hitting outfield, but batting average has been the issue. If he can do much better than his career .223 batting average he is going to exceed his ADP by miles. Apr 21 - 12:48 AM

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Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' starting lineup for Saturday's tilt against the Braves.

It's just a routine day of rest for Schwarber against opposing southpaw Sean Newcomb. Ben Zobrist is starting in his place in left field and batting fifth for the Cubs.
Apr 14 - 10:29 AM

Kyle Schwarber went 3-for-4 with a homer and a double Thursday in a losing cause against the Pirates.

Schwarber has fanned 12 times in 42 plate appearances, but it hasn't stopped him from hitting .270 with three homers and a .952 OPS. He has more than 200 points of OPS over any of the Cubs' other outfield options at the moment.
Apr 12 - 5:36 PM

Kyle Schwarber is absent from the Cubs' lineup Thursday against the Brewers.

Fellow outfielder Jason Hayward is also getting the day off. Schwarber hit just .171 against left-handers a year ago, so this is probably for the best. Ian Happ will start in left field and bat leadoff Thursday against Brewers southpaw Brent Suter.
Apr 5 - 4:23 PM

Kyle Schwarber is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Reds.

He'll sit against southpaw Cody Reed. Ben Zobrist will start in left field and bat leadoff while Albert Almora will play center field.
Apr 3 - 2:09 PM

Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-4 with a double in a loss to the Marlins on Sunday.

Defensive struggles aside, Schwarber has had an excellent start to his 2018 season after his strong spring training. The power is obvious, but if Schwarber can limit the strikeouts and hit in the .270 range, his value increases substantially.
Apr 1 - 4:27 PM

Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-4 with a double, a two-run home run and two runs scored in Saturday's 10-inning win over the Marlins.

Schwarber unloaded for a two-run home run in the second inning off Odrisamer Despaigne, erasing an early 2-0 lead for the Marlins. The game would see its fair share of twists and turns before the Cubs managed to come away with a 10-6 victory in 10 innings. All three of Schwarber's hits this season have gone for extra bases. In addition to his two such hits on Saturday, he homered in Thursday's season-opening win. He's an intriguing fantasy option -- particularly in terms of his power upside -- this season now that he's a fair bit further removed from the severe knee injury he sustained early in the 2016 campaign.
Mar 31 - 11:51 PM

Kyle Schwarber slugged a solo homer and drew an intentional walk in the Cubs’ Opening Day victory over the Marlins.

The slimmed-down Schwarber continues to look shaky in left field, but the Cubs can probably live with occasional mishaps if he continues to produce at the plate. The 25-year-old slugged 18 homers with a .903 OPS in 65 games after returning from his demotion last year, so there’s reason for optimism here. While Schwarber no longer catcher-relevant in fantasy leagues, he could still prove to be a nice value in this lineup.
Mar 29 - 5:05 PM

Kyle Schwarber drove in a pair of runs Wednesday in the Cubs’ Cactus League win over the Rangers.

Schwarber got Chicago on the board with a sac fly in the first and later mashed a solo shot off Matt Moore to begin the third inning. He struck out and grounded into a double play in his other two plate appearances. Schwarbs has been on point this spring, delivering a .381 average with four round-trippers over 42 Cactus League at-bats. He may not hit for a high average during the regular season but the 25-year-old is a near lock for 30-plus homers.
Mar 21 - 7:20 PM

Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-3 with a double and a triple in Saturday's split-squad Cactus League loss to the Indians.

Schwarber picked up both of hits on the afternoon against Trevor Bauer. The double was his third of the spring, the triple his first. Seven of the slugger's 13 hits since the start of spring training have been of the extra-base variety. He's run very hot/cold during his major league career, but it's important to remember that Schwarber is just now entering his age-25 season.
Mar 17 - 7:44 PM

Kyle Schwarber swatted his third homer of the spring in a 7-2 victory over the A's on Sunday in Cactus League action.

The homer comes off of Sean Manaea in the third inning, and it was a solo blast. He's crushing spring training pitching to the tune of a 1.179 OPS and .333 batting average. Whether or not this will hold up all season remains to be seen, but 25-year-old outfielder has substantial upside, especially now that he doesn't have substantial size.
Mar 11 - 6:40 PM

Kyle Schwarber slugged a two-run homer in Friday’s 6-1 win over the Angels in Cactus League action.

It was his second home run of the spring. The svelte Schwarber is hitting .333 (7-for-21) with five walks through nine games during Cactus League action. He’s no longer catcher-eligible in fantasy leagues, but he could still prove to be a nice value after a resurgent second half last year.
Mar 9 - 7:20 PM

Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-3 with a homer and scored three runs in an 11-6 thrashing of the Indians on Wednesday in the Cactus League.

Schwarber's homer came off of Nick Goody in the top of the sixth inning with no one one. The newly svelte outfielder has been excellent so far in Arizona, and looks like the hitter who showed so much promised in 2015-2016. There's some risk here, but Schwarber has a very high ceiling, and he should be worth a starting spot on fantasy rosters in 2018.
Mar 7 - 11:32 PM

Kyle Schwarber drew a walk and struck out in his two plate appearances Friday against the Brewers.

It was reported in November that Schwarber was "on a mission" to "transform his body" and the early evidence from spring training suggests that he has. The 24-year-old delivered a .211/.315/.467 batting line last season, but he slugged 18 homers with a .903 OPS after returning from the minors in July. There’s reason to be optimistic going into 2018.
Feb 23 - 6:46 PM

Scott Lauber of ESPN Boston reports that the Red Sox have interest in Kyle Schwarber.

The Red Sox are looking to add more power to their lineup this winter and Schwarber is a fit given that he's best-suited as a designated hitter. However, the Cubs remain high on the 24-year-old even after a disappointing 2017 campaign that saw him bat just .211/.315/.467, so it's questionable whether they'd sell low on him. Boston is expected to be in the mix for slugger J.D. Martinez.
Source: ESPN Boston
Sun, Dec 10, 2017 11:05:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Ben Zobrist
3David Bote
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Ian Happ
2Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Yu Darvish
3Jose Quintana
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tyler Chatwood
6Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Morrow
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Steve Cishek
4Pedro Strop
5Justin Wilson
6Brian Duensing
7Mike Montgomery
8Eddie Butler
9Luke Farrell