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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 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

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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

Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com hears that Kyle Schwarber "has been on a mission this offseason to transform his body."

Rogers writes that Schwarber wants to "get back to being a hitter -- not just a slugger," but surely he also wants to improve his conditioning if he's going to play the outfield again. Being another year removed from his knee surgery will surely help. Schwarber is often mentioned as a potential trade candidate, but the Cubs might not be interested in selling low. Schwarber batted .211/.315/.467 with 30 homers in 129 games this season, but he was much better after returning from his demotion in July.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Nov 28, 2017 12:06:00 PM

Kyle Schwarber hit a solo homer and drew a walk in the Cubs' NLCS Game 3 loss to the Dodgers.

Schwarber gave Chicago an early 1-0 lead with his opposite-field solo shot to left field in the bottom of the first inning, but the Cubs wouldn't score another run in the 6-1 defeat at Wrigley Field. They're now down 0-3 to Los Angeles in the best-of-seven National League Championship Series.
Wed, Oct 18, 2017 12:46:00 AM

Kyle Schwarber is not in the Cubs' lineup for Sunday's NLCS Game 2 versus the Dodgers.

Schwarber started Game 1 against lefty Clayton Kershaw, but he went hitless and is now sitting out versus southpaw Rich Hill. Jason Heyward, who didn't start Game 1, is in there for Game 2. The Cubs' full lineup is as follows: Jon Jay LF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Willson Contreras C, Albert Almora Jr. CF, Addison Russell SS, Heyward RF, Javier Baez 2B.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 03:51:00 PM

Kyle Schwarber is playing left field and batting seventh for the Cubs in Saturday's NLCS Game 1 against the Dodgers.

Schwarber took a seat in the last game the Cubs played, Game 5 of the NLDS Thursday against the Nationals, but he's back in there against southpaw Clayton Kershaw. Jon Jay, who started in Schwarber's place in the Division Series finale, is also in Saturday's lineup, playing right field and leading off. Jason Heyward is the odd man out. The rest of the lineup behind starter Jose Quintana: Jay RF; Kris Bryant 3B; Anthony Rizzo 1B; Willson Contreras C; Albert Almora Jr. CF; Addison Russell SS; Schwarber LF; Javier Baez 2B; Quintana P.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 04:32:00 PM

Kyle Schwarber will start in left field and bat sixth in Game 3 of the NLDS against the Nationals on Monday.

Schwarber sat against left-hander Gio Gonzalez in Game 2, but he's back in the lineup with righty Max Scherzer on the hill for Washington. Also of note, Jon Jay will start in center field and Jason Heyward is in right while Javier Baez is on the bench. The full lineup for Chicago: Jay CF, Kris Bryant 3B, Anthony Rizzo 1B, Willson Contreras C, Ben Zobrist 2B, Schwarber LF, Heyward RF, Addison Russell SS, Jose Quintana SP.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 11:20:00 AM

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

With left-hander Gio Gonzalez on the hill for the Nationals, Schwarber will take a seat in favor of Ian Happ. He'll function as a strong left-handed bat off the bench in this one.
Sat, Oct 7, 2017 01:39:00 PM

Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and a walk in Saturday's thumping of the Reds.

He started the scoring by cranking a two-run homer into the wind at Wrigley Field in the second inning, then cracked a two-run double in the next frame. The young outfielder and occasional catcher had a brutally poor first half but has turned things around since the All Star break. He has a .211/.315/.468 slash line with 30 home runs, 67 runs and 59 RBI in 421 at-bats overall.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 08:29:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 10:05:00 PM

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.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 02:03:00 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.
Sun, Sep 17, 2017 06:22:00 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.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 12:48:00 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.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 12:05:00 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.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 07:56:00 PM