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12 Kyle Schwarber LF

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
96%85%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
52938.25092822
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018CHC1374286410226617814043.356.467.238
2019CHC1555298213238927015623.339.531.250

Player Updates

June 29, 2020 09:20 PM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Won't be sole DH
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Chicago manager David Ross told Schwarber that he won't be the team's sole DH this season, with the Cubs planning to rotate players through the position instead, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Schwarber has said previously he prefers playing the field over the idea of becoming a full-time DH, and this would seem to confirm that he'll get his wish. While the slugger has improved in left field, his power bat is still his calling card, so the Cubs will likely keep him fresh by having him DH often. Steven Souza has also been mentioned as a likely DH candidate because he's returning from a serious knee injury, and Ian Happ could fit the bill, too. Schwarber is a decent bet to lead the team in DH at-bats this season, but Ross figures to stick to his word and mix and match in the position to some degree.

May 14, 2020 09:24 PM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Would prefer to play the field
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber has said previously he prefers playing the field over the idea of becoming a full-time DH during his career, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

Schwarber has improved in left field over the course of his MLB career, and the 27-year-old seems to take pride in playing defense and not being known as only a slugger. However, he also owns a .299 average and 1.046 OPS in 22 career games as a DH during interleague play, so he may be the Cubs' best option for the role if MLB adopts a universal DH for some type of shortened 2020 season. Wittenmyer lists Ian Happ, Steven Souza and Jason Kipnis as other potential DH candidates, though it makes a lot of sense to put Schwarber in the spot most days.

May 4, 2020 09:12 PM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Could DH this year?
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber is a likely candidate to DH this year if MLB adopts a universal DH when the season is able to begin, Gordon Wittenmyer of NBC Sports Chicago reports.

The universal DH idea has been tossed around as part of various proposals to start a compacted season with reduced travel. Schwarber would be a natural choice for the position, allowing the Cubs to deploy speedier options across the outfield. It could benefit the 27-year-old's offensive numbers as well, as he wouldn't be pulled from games for a defensive replacement.

April 7, 2020 08:08 PM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Used whole field more in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber went up the middle or the opposite way on 70.5 percent of his hits in 2019, a new career high, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic reports.

Schwarber had his best season as a pro in 2019, registering a career-best .870 OPS, and using all parts of the field was part of the reason for his success. Sharma also reports that the slugger showed improvement against high fastballs and upped his contact rate as well. Schwarber will always strike out a fair amount given his approach at the plate, but if he continues to show improvement in these areas, his overall offensive production should continue to climb.

March 25, 2020 01:20 PM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Plagued by strikeouts in spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber had a 33.3 percent strikeout rate in 11 Cactus League games before MLB suspended play.

The small-sample caveat applies here, but it's still a bit unsettling to see strikeouts be an issue for Schwarber. The slugger had cut his strikeout rate each of the past two seasons after fanning 30.9 percent of the time in 2017. He also saw his OPS increase in each of the last two seasons. Schwarber's game will always involve a decent number of strikeouts, but keeping that rate around last year's 25.6 percent or lower would obviously be preferable.

February 23, 2020 06:36 PM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Unlikely to catch much
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber is likely to remain the Cubs' emergency catcher this year but not get regular playing time there, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

Schwarber appeared just once behind the plate last year and didn't play there at all in 2018, so he's far removed from being a regular catcher, and that doesn't appear likely to change. Chicago may even elect to carry a third catcher with rosters expanded to 26 players, so Schwarber will primarily play in left field again.

January 11, 2020 03:16 AM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Gets over $7 million
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber agreed to a one-year, $7,010,000 deal with the Cubs on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jesse Rogers of ESPN.com reports.

This is his second of three arbitration-eligible years before he becomes a free agent. He gets a nice raise from the $3.39 million he earned this past season.

September 29, 2019 12:08 AM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Goes deep Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber went 2-for-5 with a solo home run and two runs scored in Saturday's 8-6 win over the Cardinals.

The Cubs aren't going to the playoffs this year but that's certainly no fault of Schwarber's, as the 26-year-old has put together the best season of his five-year MLB career. The slugger is now up to 38 home runs and 92 RBI with one more game to go Sunday.

September 26, 2019 03:36 PM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: On bench Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber is not in the lineup Thursday against the Pirates.

The Cubs are resting most of their starters after getting eliminated from playoff contention Wednesday. As such, Schwarber will give way to Tony Kemp in left field for Thursday's series finale.

September 22, 2019 10:16 AM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Doubles, scores in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and a run scored in Saturday's 9-8 loss to the Cardinals.

Schwarber has been locked in lately, as he now has back-to-back multi-hit efforts, and he's slashing a robust .389/.452/.722 over his last 10 games. The slugger has already set new career highs with 37 home runs and 91 RBI this season, and he should remain a fixture in the middle of the Cubs' lineup in the final week.

September 21, 2019 10:24 AM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Scores lone run in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Friday's 2-1 loss to the Cardinals.

Schwarber didn't get much support from the rest of the lineup, but that didn't keep the slugger from staying hot at the plate. Over his past 10 games, Schwarber is slashing .324/.381/.622 with a triple, two home runs, three doubles and nine RBI.

September 17, 2019 11:36 PM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Records three hits against Reds
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple and two RBI in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Reds.

Schwarber was locked in but unfortunately his teammates were not, as the rest of the lineup went a combined 2-for-28. The slugging outfielder now has two three-hit efforts over his last three starts as he continues to put together a strong campaign.

September 16, 2019 11:40 PM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Crushes another home run
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Monday's 8-2 win over the Reds.

Schwarber hit his second home run in as many days and fifth this month in 15 games. The slugger has already set a new career high with 37 home runs this season, and the way he's been swinging the bat lately, 40 long balls is definitely within reach for Schwarber with 12 games left for the Cubs.

September 15, 2019 10:32 PM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Big game in rout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber went 3-for-5 with a two-run home run, three runs scored and three total RBI in Sunday's 16-6 win over the Pirates.

Schwarber singled home a run in the bottom of the fourth inning, then plated two more on his 36th home run of the season in the seventh. The slugger has already set career highs in home runs and RBI (85) this year with 13 games to go.

September 6, 2019 03:36 AM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Blasts grand slam
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber went 2-for-3 with a walk, a double and a grand slam in Thursday's 10-5 win over the Brewers.

Schwarber cleared the bases with a triple in a win Monday and did one better with his grand slam Thursday. Despite a middling .239 batting average, the 26-year-old has been productive with an .857 OPS, 34 home runs and 81 RBI, which all represent new career bests.

September 4, 2019 01:36 AM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: On base four times in victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber went 3-for-3 with a home run, a double and a walk in a win over the Mariners on Tuesday.

Schwarber fell a triple short of hitting for the cycle, collecting his fourth three-hit game of the season in the victory. His homer in the seventh was a shot to right field that traveled 412 feet. The 26-year-old has slugged 33 long balls and driven in 77 runs this season while slashing .236/.329/.515 in 514 plate appearances.

September 2, 2019 05:32 PM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Hits clutch triple in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber went 1-for-3 with a walk, a triple, a run scored and three RBI in Monday's 5-1 win over the Mariners.

Schwarber came into the day with just six career MLB triples, but he picked a good time for No. 7, clearing the bases to break open a 1-1 game in the bottom of the seventh inning. The slugging outfielder has had a productive season, as he's set new career highs with 32 home runs and 76 RBI to go along with a solid .826 OPS.

September 1, 2019 01:16 PM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Out versus southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Brewers.

Schwarber will head to the bench with left-hander Gio Gonzalez taking the mound for Milwaukee. Ian Happ will start in left field and bat eighth in his absence.

August 31, 2019 02:44 AM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Posts 32nd homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in a 7-1 victory against the Brewers on Friday.

The 26-year-old continues to hit well below .250, but he's experiencing the best power season of his career. Schwarber has smashed eight homers in August and already has a career-high 32 home runs this season. He owns a .502 slugging percentage despite a .230 average. Schwarber also has 73 RBI and 65 runs in 434 at-bats this season.

August 29, 2019 03:32 PM
Cubs' Kyle Schwarber: Gets breather
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwarber is not starting Thursday against the Mets.

Schwarber is just 1-for-9 in his career against opposing starter Jacob deGrom, so he'll give way to Tony Kemp in left field for Thursday's series finale. Since the start of the month, the outfielder is hitting .250 with seven home runs and a .940 OPS in 24 games.

Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs St. Louis54142 .412 .463 .259
vs Flaherty (Career)1421 .357.368.143
vs RHP41910732 .348 .554 .255
Last 7 Games
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9/22STL3010010
9/24@PIT4020010
9/25@PIT4020000
9/27@STL3010020
9/28@STL5221100
9/29@STL1000000
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020CHC0000000000------------
2019CHC1555298213238927015623.249.339.5310.871
2018CHC1374286410226617814043.238.356.4670.823
2017CHC129422678930595915011.211.315.4670.782
2016CHC2400001200---.200---0.200
2015CHC6923252571643367733.246.355.4870.842
Total49216152653801102552445251010.235.339.4900.829
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020CHC000000000
2019CHC15529328160556
2018CHC137143200211206
2017CHC12916119700516
2016CHC200000000
2015CHC696111310414
Total49265879191152722
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2014ASX-Boise Hawks520712114102201.600.6251.350
2014AFA-Daytona Cubs441593148911028263840.302.393.560
2014AFX-Kane County Cougars2383173080415111711.361.448.602
2015AA-Tennessee Smokies5819739631011339424910.320.438.579
2015AAA-Iowa Cubs17607207131072300.333.403.633
2017AAA-Iowa Cubs1135912104981200.343.477.714
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/220
Birthdate:
3/5/1993
Age:
27
Hometown:
Middletown, OH
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:
Indiana
MLB Experience:
5