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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 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. Oct 18 - 12:46 AM

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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.
Oct 15 - 3:51 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.
Oct 14 - 4:32 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.
Oct 9 - 11:20 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.
Oct 7 - 1:39 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.
Sep 30 - 8:29 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.
Sep 19 - 10:05 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.
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

Depth Charts

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
4Jacob Hannemann
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
S1Jon Lester
2Jose Quintana
3Jake Arrieta
4Kyle Hendricks
5John Lackey
6Jen-Ho Tseng
Relief Pitcher
R1Wade Davis
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Justin Wilson
4Pedro Strop
5Hector Rondon
6Koji Uehara
7Brian Duensing
8Justin Grimm
9Dillon Maples
10Rob Zastryzny
11Mike Montgomery
12Cory Mazzoni