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Kyle Schwarber | Outfielder | #12

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Indiana
Drafted: 2014 / Rd. 1 (4) / CHC
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Kyle Schwarber ripped a solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Rays.
Schwarber swatted one over the boards off of Chris Archer with one out in the second inning. It's the youngster's 28th dinger on the season, and four of them have come across his last seven contests. Sep 19 - 10:05 PM

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Kyle Schwarber will serve as the designated hitter Tuesday versus the Rays.

It's the logical spot for him under American League rules. Ben Zobrist will make the start in left field.
Sep 19 - 2:03 PM

Kyle Schwarber cranked his 27th home run of the season Sunday in the Cubs' 4-3 defeat of the Cardinals.

It was a fourth-inning solo shot off Cardinals starter Lance Lynn. Schwarber finished the game 1-for-4 and is batting just .207 with a .314 on-base percentage, but the power has been as advertised. Chicago swept St. Louis in the crucial three-game weekend set, jumping out to a four-game lead in the National League Central standings.
Sep 17 - 6:22 PM

Kyle Schwarber is absent from the Cubs' starting lineup for Saturday's contest against the Cardinals.

Jon Jay is starting in his place in left field and batting eighth against Michael Wacha and the Cardinals. Look for Schwarber to be back in there for Sunday's series finale. He's hitting .207/.315/.452 with 26 homers and 51 RBI in 392 at-bats on the season.
Sep 16 - 12:48 PM

Kyle Schwarber reached base four times and belted a solo homer Tuesday against the Mets.

Schwarber was making his first start since last Thursday and made a statement by getting on base in all four of his trips to the dish. It was the fourth three-hit game of the season for Schwarber, with three of them coming in the second half. His average is at .207, which is the highest it's been since April.
Sep 13 - 12:05 AM

Kyle Schwarber hit his 25th home run of the season in the Cubs' loss to the Brewers on Saturday.

Schwarber didn't start the game, but he came off the bench in the sixth inning with Chicago trailing 11-0 and he had two successful plate appearances, drawing a walk in the bottom of the sixth before cranking a solo homer in the bottom of the eighth. Schwarber is batting just .201 with a .312 on-base percentage in 114 games this season, but the power numbers have been relatively useful.
Sep 9 - 7:56 PM

Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs starting lineup for Saturday's game against the Brewers.

The Cubs seem to be losing patience with Schwarber's struggles, as it's the third time in four games he has sat against a right-handed starter. Jon Jay is starting in left field and will bat leadoff for the Cubs against Chase Anderson and the Brewers.
Sep 9 - 12:11 PM

Kyle Schwarber went 1-for-3 with an RBI single on Friday as the Cubs topped the Braves.

Schwarber got the Cubs on the board with an RBI single in the third inning which proved to be the difference in the ballgame. His bat has started to heat up in recent days, but he's still hitting an extremely disappointing .200/.311/.444 with 24 homers and 49 RBI on the season.
Sep 1 - 7:34 PM

Kyle Schwarber drove in four runs with a pair of home runs as the Cubs demolished the Pirates 17-3 on Wednesday.

He hit an opposite-field blast off starter Jose Quintana with a runner aboard in the fifth inning, then hit a two-run shot to right field in the seventh. He also struck out three times in the game. The former first round pick has righted the ship after a dismal first couple months of the season. His .199 batting average is still ugly but he has made up for that with 24 home runs, 48 RBI and 56 runs scored in 362 at-bats.
Aug 31 - 12:44 AM

Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' starting lineup on Monday night against the Pirates.

Ian Happ will start in left field and bat fifth versus Pirates right-hander Trevor Williams. Ben Zobrist is also getting the night off, with Tommy La Stella handling second base and batting second against the Bucs.
Aug 28 - 3:06 PM

Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-5 with a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Phillies.

Schwarber has gone deep twice in his last three games. He’s still batting just .205 with a .761 OPS on the year, but he has been much better since returning to the majors. The big slugger has socked 10 homers over 39 games in that time.
Aug 25 - 11:31 PM

Kyle Schwarber went 1-for-5 and blasted a three-run homer in a win over the Reds on Wednesday.

He deposited an Asher Wojciechowski offering over the left field wall as the Cubs broke the game open in the fourth inning. The young slugger had a miserable first half that saw him get briefly demoted to the minors, but he has really turned things around since the All Star break. He has his line up to .202/.316/.439 with 21 home runs and 43 RBI in 337 at-bats.
Aug 24 - 12:08 AM

Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

He'll take a seat with the Blue Jays throwing lefty J.A. Happ. Ben Zobrist is in left field and Ian Happ is at second base.
Aug 18 - 10:44 AM

Kyle Schwarber went 3-for-5 and hit his 20th homer Thursday against the Reds.

Schwarber's average is back over .200 for the first time since early May. He is 6-for-11 with three walks and two HBPs the last four days.
Aug 17 - 6:18 PM

Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Reds.

Jon Jay will start in left field and bat leadoff versus Cincinnati right-hander Luis Castillo. Schwarber is sitting on a disappointing .193/.310/.428 season slash line.
Aug 15 - 4:10 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Alex Avila
3Rene Rivera
4Victor Caratini
5Taylor Davis
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
2Ian Happ
CF1Jon Jay
2Albert Almora
3Leonys Martin
RF1Jason Heyward
2Mike Freeman
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Jen-Ho Tseng
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Justin Wilson
4Pedro Strop
5Hector Rondon
6Koji Uehara
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Felix Pena
10Dillon Maples
11Rob Zastryzny
12Mike Montgomery