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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
Contract: view contract details

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Kyle Schwarber went hitless over three at-bats with a walk and a strikeout Saturday at L.A. Dodgers.
Schwarber, who became a fan favorite during the World Series last season for gutting it out despite not being 100 percent, is losing some of his fans with a dismal .178/.298/.350 slash line. He hasn't had his average over .200 since the final day of April when he was batting .204. Schwarber has collected just 10 hits over 70 at-bats (.143) during an awful May. May 28 - 12:48 AM

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Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' lineup Friday.

The struggling outfield will take a seat against red-hot Dodgers southpaw Alex Wood. Ben Zobrist is in left field and in the leadoff spot and Javy Baez is at second base. The Cubs also have Addison Russell down in the No. 8 spot.
May 26 - 5:18 PM

Kyle Schwarber struck out all four times up before being removed for defense Thursday against the Giants.

That's 55 strikeouts in 42 games for Schwarber. He's still drawing walks and hitting solo homers once per week, but he's one of the big reasons the Cubs have disappointed thus far.
May 25 - 5:30 PM

Kyle Schwarber crushed a mammoth solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Giants.

Schwarber's blast off of Johnny Cueto in the first inning cleared the bleachers in right field and was estimated at a distance of 470 feet. It was the only hit on the night for Schwarber, who struck out a couple times.
May 23 - 10:33 PM

Kyle Schwarber is not in Monday's lineup against the Giants.

He'll take a seat against left-hander Ty Blach. Rookie Ian Happ is also out of the lineup. Ben Zobrist will start in left field and bat leadoff while Albert Almora, Jr. gets a start in center.
May 22 - 3:14 PM

Kyle Schwarber is batting second for the Cubs on Sunday versus the Brewers.

Well, it's a move out of the leadoff spot but he obviously didn't venture far. Ben Zobrist will hit leadoff while the struggling Schwarber handles the No. 2 hole. Ian Happ is getting another start in center field and is batting fifth.
May 21 - 11:54 AM

Kyle Schwarber is out of the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Reds.

Ben Zobrist is batting leadoff and Ian Happ is handling left field. Schwarber hit a monstrous home run on Tuesday at Wrigley Field and he drove in two runs on Wednesday. He's getting it going again after another short slump but will grab some rest on Thursday.
May 18 - 10:41 AM

The Cubs have no plans to drop Kyle Schwarber from the leadoff spot despite his .179/.313/.343 slash through 160 plate appearances.

"If you keep playing back the tape, I’m seeing great swing, ball fouled back," manager Joe Maddon said. "It’s not coming over our dugout. Once in a while, it’s pulled on something soft. But a lot of them are going straight back in." Schwarber insists he hasn't changed his approach hitting at the top of the order, while his .224 BABIP is bound to come up. Nevertheless, regardless of what Schwarber and his manager say, something will have to give if he keeps hitting under the Mendoza Line out of the top spot.
Source: CSN Chicago
May 16 - 1:05 PM

Kyle Schwarber finished 0-for-3 with a strikeout and a walk Sunday in the Cubs' loss to the Cardinals.

Schwarber has gone hitless in four straight games and is now batting just .179/.313/.343 in 160 plate appearances this season. Cubs manager Joe Maddon might need to consider a change at leadoff.
May 14 - 5:06 PM

Kyle Schwarber is out of the Cubs' starting lineup for the second half of Tuesday's doubleheader at Coors Field.

Schwarber tallied an RBI in the afternoon makeup game, but he'll be a bench bat for the nightcap. Ben Zobrist is in left field and batting leadoff.
May 9 - 5:57 PM

Kyle Schwarber slugged his fifth home run of the season as the Cubs fell to the Yankees in Friday's matinee at Wrigley Field.

Schwarber tagged Yankees' starter Michael Pineda for the solo shot in the sixth inning, increasing the Cubs' advantage to 2-0 at the time. He finished the afternoon 1-for-3 and is now hitting .193/.313/.367 with five homers and 13 RBI in what has been a disappointing start to the season.
May 5 - 7:01 PM

Kyle Schwarber is starting in left field and batting leadoff for the Cubs in Friday's game versus the Yankees.

The slumping Schwarber didn't start Thursday (he struck out as a pinch-hitter) but is back in there against Michael Pineda and the Yanks. The Cubs also have Jon Jay in center field, with Ben Zobrist at second base and Javier Baez on the bench.
May 5 - 10:41 AM

Kyle Schwarber is absent from the Cubs' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon.

Ben Zobrist and Jason Heyward will also sit in the matinee game against the Phillies. Jon Jay is in left field, Albert Almora is in center, and Matt Szczur is in right. Jay is batting leadoff versus Phillies right-hander Zach Eflin.
May 4 - 10:26 AM

Kyle Schwarber hit a three-run homer Tuesday in the Cubs' 8-3 victory over the Phillies.

The homer off Jeremy Hellickson was his first in two weeks and fourth overall. He's batting just .196 at the moment, but there's been nothing so far to suggest the Cubs will remove him from the leadoff spot.
May 3 - 12:32 AM

Kyle Schwarber made his first appearance of the season at catcher in Monday's 10-2 loss.

It's nice to see the Cubs haven't completely ruled out letting Schwarber catch, though there's been nothing to indicate that he'll get any starts behind the plate. Those hoping he'll regain catcher eligibility in five-game leagues shouldn't hold their breath. We should also probably note that Schwarber went 0-for-4 tonight, dropping his average to .196. The Cubs might want to try someone else at the top of the order until Schwarber warms up.
May 2 - 12:47 AM

Depth Charts

C1Willson Contreras
2Miguel Montero
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Ben Zobrist
2Javier Baez
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Ian Happ
2Albert Almora
3Jon Jay
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jake Arrieta
3Kyle Hendricks
4John Lackey
5Brett Anderson
6Eddie Butler
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Hector Rondon
3Pedro Strop
4Koji Uehara
5Mike Montgomery
6Carl Edwards Jr.
7Brian Duensing
8Felix Pena