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61 Frank Schwindel 1B

Detroit Tigers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
0%0%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
150.067000
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2019KC61501000200.067.067.067

Player Updates

March 5, 2020 09:00 PM
Tigers' Frank Schwindel: Goes deep twice Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwindel hit a pair of two-run home runs in Wednesday's Grapefruit League game against the Red Sox.

It was a huge performance for Schwindel, who signed a minor-league deal with Tigers in November. The 27-year-old was the Opening Day first baseman in Kansas City last year, but he'll likely start 2020 with Triple-A Toledo and provide some organizational depth, though he'll bring some power upside if he gets promoted at some point.

November 7, 2019 03:36 PM
Tigers' Frank Schwindel: Agrees to minor-league contract
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwindel signed a minor-league contract with the Tigers on Thursday.

Schwindel got his first taste of major-league action in 2019, but went 1-for-15 with two strikeouts over six games. The 27-year-old will return to the Triple-A level, where he recorded a .810 OPS with 10 home runs and 43 RBI over 47 games last season.

May 28, 2019 09:24 PM
Tigers' Frank Schwindel: Signs MiLB deal with Tigers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwindel signed a minor-league deal with the Tigers on Tuesday, Jason Beck of MLB.com reports.

Schwindel was designated for assignment and subsequently released by the Royals earlier in May after posting a .186/.237/.286 slash line at Triple-A. The 26-year-old did hit 24 home runs with a .506 slugging percentage at Triple-A last season, so the Tigers are undoubtedly hoping he can rediscover his power stroke.

May 18, 2019 04:36 PM
Frank Schwindel: Released by Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwindel (oblique) was released by the Royals on Saturday.

Schwindel was an Opening Day starter for the Royals but was optioned after hitting 1-for-15 in his first taste of big-league action and subsequently designated for assignment. He's currently dealing with an oblique strain, which could temporarily hinder his chances of finding a new job.

May 14, 2019 04:28 PM
Royals' Frank Schwindel: DFA'd by Kansas City
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwindel (oblique) was designated for assignment by the Royals on Tuesday, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Schwindel is currently on the 7-day injured list due to an oblique strain, but he's been booted off the 40-man roster to make room for Nicky Lopez.

May 13, 2019 03:52 PM
Royals' Frank Schwindel: Out with oblique issue
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwindel is on the minor-league injured list with an oblique/intercostal strain, Jeffrey Flanagan of MLB.com reports.

Schwindel went 1-for-15 in six games for the Royals earlier in the year. He's hitting just .186 in 19 games for Triple-A Omaha.

April 11, 2019 10:44 AM
Royals' Frank Schwindel: Sent to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwindel was optioned to Triple-A Omaha.

To occupy the short side of a first-base platoon, a hitter needs to really do damage at the plate, and Schwindel did not hold up that end of the bargain (1-for-15) in the early going. The Royals summoned Jake Newberry from Triple-A to bolster the bullpen in a corresponding move.

March 31, 2019 09:48 AM
Royals' Frank Schwindel: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Schwindel is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the White Sox.

Schwindel surprisingly slotted in as the Royals' starting first baseman and No. 5 hitter in Thursday's season opener, but he may have just received the nod since a lefty (Carlos Rodon) was starting for the opposition. According to Rustin Dodd of The Athletic, manager Ned Yost said the Royals would utility a loose platoon at first base, with Schwindel handling the smaller share of action and Ryan O'Hearn drawing most of the starts at the position.

March 28, 2019 02:48 PM
Royals' Frank Schwindel: Called up, in Opening Day lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals selected Schwindel's contract and will include him in the lineup Thursday for their season opener against the White Sox. He'll start at first base and hit fifth.

Schwindel has raked in the high minors over the past three seasons and turned in an .842 OPS in 556 plate appearances at Triple-A Omaha in 2018. Despite his success at the dish, Schwindel's status as a 26-year-old, first-base-only prospect made it rather unlikely that he would break camp with the big club, so his inclusion on the roster is somewhat unexpected. Even more surprisingly, Schwindel will crack the lineup in the opener, as prevailing wisdom suggested that Ryan O'Hearn would slot in at first base. The Royals' decision to turn to Schwindel suggests he might now rank as the preferred option at the position. A platoon is also possible.

March 26, 2018 11:16 AM
Royals' Frank Schwindel: Returns to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Royals reassigned Schwindel to minor-league camp Sunday, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports reports.

Schwindel was considered a long shot for the Royals first base job, and his odds became even longer with the addition of Lucas Duda in late February. The 25-year-old is coming off his best professional season as he slashed .329/.349/.541 with 23 home runs between Double-A Northwest Arkansas and Triple-A Omaha in 2017.

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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020DET0000000000------------
2019KC61501000200.067.067.0670.133
Total61501000200.067.067.0670.133
More Batting Stats
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Total600100000
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2013R-Idaho Falls Chukars64260417814164292402.300.336.431
2014AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock1658614302521200.241.279.397
2014AFX-Lexington Legends102406481162922070176801.286.313.515
2015AA-Northwest Arkansas N5017014367042223701.212.224.324
2015AFA-Wilmington Blue Rock732743076281332125201.277.315.420
2016AA-NW Arkansas120455571232002068188611.270.301.446
2017AA-Northwest Arkansas N34137174813062561700.350.374.577
2017AAA-Omaha Storm Chasers99392511263001772106801.321.340.528
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-1/205
Birthdate:
6/29/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
Livingston, NJ
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Detroit Tigers
College:

MLB Experience:
1