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Kyle Schwarber | Outfielder

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (22) / 3/5/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 235
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Indiana

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Kyle Schwarber belted a solo homer and drew a walk in Tuesday's loss to the Mets.
The Mets jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning but then watched Schwarber tie things up with an opposite-field shot in the bottom of the frame. It was impressive he was even able to get to the ball, let alone hit it into the bleachers, as Jacob deGrom's offering might have been a foot outside. Amazingly, Schwarber is now the Cubs' all-time postseason home run leader with five. Oct 20 - 11:17 PM

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Kyle Schwarber mashed his fourth home run of the postseason Saturday in the Cubs' loss to the Mets in Game 1 of the NLCS.

It was a majestic 459-foot blast to right field. Four of Schwarber’s eight hits this postseason have landed on the other side of the fence. It’s unclear if he’ll ever hit for a high average, but few players in the league possess raw power like Schwarber. The 22 year old will be back in left field for Game 2 on Sunday night. Noah Syndergaard will start for the Mets in that one.
Oct 17 - 11:09 PM

Kyle Schwarber singled and smacked a mammoth solo home run in Tuesday's NLDS-clinching win over the Cardinals.

Schwarber singled in the second inning and scored and then smashed a jaw-dropping home run over the right-field scoreboard at Wrigley Field in the seventh. The rookie finished the season in a terrible slump but has gone on to bat .500/.583/1.100 with three homers over five playoff game. The Cubs slugged three home runs Tuesday after setting a postseason record with six bombs Monday. They'll face either the Dodgers or Mets in Game 1 of the NLCS on Saturday.
Oct 13 - 8:20 PM

Kyle Schwarber is starting in left field and batting sixth in Game 3 of the NLDS Monday versus the Cardinals.

Schwarber did not start in Game 2 against Cardinals left-hander Jaime Garcia, but he's back in there with St. Louis turning to right-hander Michael Wacha in Game 3. The full starting lineup for the Cubs, who will try to take a 2-1 series lead at home: Dexter Fowler CF, Jorge Soler RF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Starlin Castro 2B, Kyle Schwarber LF, Addison Russell SS, Miguel Montero C, Jake Arrieta SP.
Oct 12 - 1:08 PM

Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs starting lineup for Game 2 of the NLDS on Saturday.

Schwarber blasted a two-run homer in the Wild Card game, then reached base three times in Friday's loss to the Cardinals. He'll take a seat against left-hander Jaime Garcia though, with Jorge Soler starting in right field and batting second for the Cubs.
Oct 10 - 12:54 PM

Kyle Schwarber was the lone offensive threat for the Cubs, going 2-for-3 plus a walk as they dropped Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cardinals on Friday.

Aside from Schwarber, the entire Cubs offense mustered just a single from Addison Russell against John Lackey and company. Once again drawing a start in right field, Schwarber continues to be a difference-maker in the middle of the Cubs lineup. Expect him to see the bulk of the action in right field for the Cubs throughout the postseason.
Oct 9 - 9:41 PM

Kyle Schwarber launched a two-run home run and finished 2-for-3 with three RBI in Wednesday's 4-0 Wild Card win over the Pirates.

Schwarber was a one-man show in the early innings of Wednesday's elimination game win, knocking in the first run of the game with an RBI single in the first inning before following that up in third inning with an impressive display of power. In that frame, the 22-year-old outfielder jumped on a wayward pitch by Pirates ace Gerrit Cole and demolished it for a two-run homer that cleared the stands and landed in the Allegheny River. Schwarber and the rest of his teammates will now head to St. Louis, where they're set to face the Cardinals in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday.
Oct 7 - 11:16 PM

Kyle Schwarber will start in right field for Wednesday's Wild Card game against the Pirates.

It's not a big surprise, as Cubs manager Joe Maddon has hinted at the possibility in recent days. Schwarber has mostly played left field, but there isn't as much ground to cover in right field at PNC Park. Kris Bryant will make the start in left field while Tommy La Stella will play third base and bat fifth. The full lineup: Dexter Fowler CF, Schwarber RF, Bryant LF, Anthony Rizzo 1B, La Stella 3B, Starlin Castro 2B, Miguel Montero C, Addison Russell SS, Jake Arrieta P.
Oct 7 - 2:40 PM

Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' lineup Sunday.

He's just getting a breather. The Cubs have Chris Denorfia and Chris Coghlan at the corner outfield spots.
Oct 4 - 11:13 AM

Kyle Schwarber is starting at catcher in the Cubs' series finale Thursday against the Reds.

It's his first start behind the plate since August 31. Schwarber, who's been playing primarily in left field, will bat seventh Thursday versus Reds lefty John Lamb.
Oct 1 - 9:42 AM

Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-3 with a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.

Schwarber also walked twice, reaching base in four of his five plate appearances on the evening. One of those walks and his run came in the Cubs' four-run first inning as they got to Reds starter Josh Smith early. Schwarber, who has cooled considerably since lighting the world on fire after his promotion in late July, is hitting .247/.357/.502 with 16 homers, 43 RBI and 50 runs scored overall.
Sep 30 - 12:58 AM

Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' lineup Monday.

He's just getting a day off. Chris Coghlan is in left field.
Sep 28 - 6:08 PM

Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs starting lineup for Saturday afternoon's matchup against the Pirates.

Nothing more than a routine day of rest for the rookie slugger. It'll be Austin Jackson getting the start in left field and batting second against opposing southpaw Francisco Liriano.
Sep 26 - 10:28 AM

Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Brewers.

Schwarber walked and scored on Kris Bryant's home run in the third inning, and he drove in a run of his own with a double off Kyle Lohse in the fifth. He also singled and scored in the eighth inning. The dynamic rookie is now hitting .248/.353/.519 with 16 homers, 43 RBI and 49 runs scored in just 60 games played.
Sep 22 - 10:33 PM

Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' lineup for the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader in Pittsburgh.

Austin Jackson is starting in left field and batting second versus Pirates left-hander J.A. Happ. Schwarber went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in the early game, a 5-4 loss for the Cubs.
Sep 15 - 4:59 PM