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Kyle Schwarber | Catcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' starting lineup on Tuesday night against the Pirates.
David Ross will catch Jake Arrieta and bat seventh Tuesday against Pirates left-hander J.A. Happ. Aug 4 - 4:33 PM

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Kyle Schwarber will remain with the Cubs after Miguel Montero is activated from the disabled list.

"We want his bat in the lineup," said manager Joe Maddon. Schwarber is still a work in progress behind the plate but it's hard to send him down to the minors when he's hitting .323 with a .523 slugging percentage. Schwarber has started two games in left field and could see more action there when Montero returns from his thumb injury later this week.
Aug 1 - 7:12 PM

Kyle Schwarber is making his first major league start in left field Wednesday.

Schwarber's bat has been too good to keep out of the lineup, so the Cubs are doing what they can to keep him in there on days he doesn't catch. The youngster is hitting .352/.426/.593 with three homers over 18 games with the Cubs.
Jul 29 - 11:13 AM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Monday that Kyle Schwarber could start seeing more playing time in left field.

He played one inning in left field on Sunday and has been working on outfield drills on days he's not starting at catcher. The outfield isn't totally foreign to Schwarber, as he played left field 36 times in the minors last season. "You saw him play one minute of outfield [Sunday]," Maddon said. "You might see him out there more often as we move along." Schwarber has only been starting three out of every five games at catcher, sitting out on days when Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta pitch. Fantasy owners would obviously love to see his bat in the lineup more often.
Source: Cubs.mlb.com
Jul 27 - 9:16 PM

Kyle Schwarber is starting at catcher and batting second for the Cubs on Monday against the Rockies.

He went 1-for-2 with two walks in the same spot Sunday. Schwarber has a tremendous .396/.453/.667 batting line over his first 53 major league plate appearances.
Jul 27 - 3:36 PM

Kyle Schwarber is once again not in the Cubs starting lineup on Saturday.

Manager Joe Maddon has held true to his word that David Ross would remain the backstop for Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta with Schwarber working the other three games. Ross will bat seventh against opposing left-hander Cole Hamels on Saturday.
Jul 25 - 11:58 AM

Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' lineup on Friday.

As usual, David Ross is catching Jon Lester. Schwarber will come off the bench.
Jul 24 - 12:10 PM

Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' starting lineup for the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader against the Reds.

Schwarber homered twice on Tuesday and went 2-for-3 with another RBI on Wednesday afternoon, but he'll get some rest in the nightcap with veteran David Ross catching Dallas Beeler. Schwarber, 22, is batting .429/.467/.738 in his first 12 major league games.
Jul 22 - 4:28 PM

Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-3 with an RBI single, a walk and a steal in Wednesday afternoon's loss to the Reds.

Schwarber almost single-handedly defeated the Reds on Tuesday with two homers and four overall hits. Wednesday's performance was slightly more muted, but he did contribute an RBI single off of Reds starter Mike Leake in the third inning. It would be the only run the Cubs scored in the contest. The 22-year-old has had no issues hitting major league pitching to this point and is slashing .429/.467/.738 with three homers and 11 RBI over his first 42 at-bats in the bigs. His steal on Wednesday was the first of his career.
Jul 22 - 3:30 PM

Kyle Schwarber powered the Cubs to a 13-inning win over the Reds with a pair of timely home runs on Tuesday.

Schwarber finished 4-for-7 with four RBI. He knocked in a run with a ground-rule double in the fifth inning to reduce the Cubs' deficit to 2-1. He drilled a game-tying home run in the ninth-inning to send the game into extra innings with a 4-4 score. Then, in the 13th, he gave the Cubs the lead with a solo home run. Schwarber has hit the ground running in his first 11 major league games, batting .410/.439/.744 with three home runs and 10 RBI.
Jul 22 - 12:02 AM

Kyle Schwarber is batting second and starting behind the plate on Monday night against the Reds.

Schwarber was held out of the starting lineup for the Cubs' final two games versus the Braves because manager Joe Maddon wanted David Ross to catch Jon Lester and Jake Arrieta. Schwarber should start at least three of the Cubs' four games at Cincinnati's Great American Ball Park. He has been an offensive force so far when he gets the chance.
Jul 20 - 3:02 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Sunday that Kyle Schwarber could catch three games in a row in Cincinnati.

Schwarber didn't start the final two games of the Cubs' weekend series against the Braves, but that had more to do with David Ross' familiarity with Saturday's starter Jon Lester and Sunday's starter Jake Arrieta. Schwarber should catch Clayton Richard on Monday, Jason Hammel on Tuesday, and one game of Wednesday’s doubleheader.
Source: ESPN Chicago
Jul 20 - 10:47 AM

Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

Manager Joe Maddon hedged a bit after initially saying Schwarber wouldn't catch Jon Lester or Jake Arrieta, but he's now been benched for back-to-back games with those two on the mound. David Ross is behind the dish again.
Jul 19 - 1:29 PM

Making his return to the majors, Kyle Schwarber went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored Friday against the Braves.

This guy can hit a little bit. Schwarber was called up to serve as the designated hitter while the Cubs were playing under American League rules last month, but he's set to share catching duties now that Miguel Montero is expected to miss six weeks with a thumb sprain. He made two errors Friday and is considered a work in progress behind the plate, but the Cubs will be patient with him. The 22-year-old isn't going to play every day, but his upside makes him worth adding in most fantasy formats.
Jul 17 - 11:10 PM

Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Friday that Kyle Schwarber will not catch for Jon Lester or Jake Arrieta, but could be behind the dish for the team's other three starters.

Maddon also indicated that Schwarber was unlikely to see time in the outfield. Even playing three out of every five games, he's worth a look in most mixed leagues, especially where he is catcher-eligible.
Jul 17 - 8:35 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Miguel Montero
2Kyle Schwarber
3David Ross
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Addison Russell
2Tommy La Stella
SS1Starlin Castro
2Jonathan Herrera
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Chris Coghlan
2Chris Denorfia
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Jason Hammel
4Dan Haren
5Kyle Hendricks
6Jacob Turner
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Motte
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Tommy Hunter
5Justin Grimm
6James Russell
7Rafael Soriano
8Neil Ramirez
9Travis Wood
10Zac Rosscup