Cubs Promote Kyle Schwarber to High-A Daytona

The Cubs first round draft pick from last month’s draft is on the move again. The Cubs have promoted OF/C Kyle Schwarber to the Daytona Cubs. Schwarber should report to Daytona Tuesday.

Kyle Schwarber is expected to see more time in the outfield than behind the plate despite the fact he caught more games at Kane County than he played in left field. The Cubs see Schwarber as more of an outfielder than a catcher, plus he will move faster through the system as a left fielder.

Kyle Schwarber played in just five games for the Boise Hawks where he went 12-for-20 with a double, a triple and four home runs (.600/.625/1.350/1.975). Schwarber did not have much of an adjustment at the plate after he was bumped up to Kane County.

PrintIn 23 games for Low-A Kane County, Kyle Schwarber hit .361/.448/.602 with eight doubles, four home runs, 11 walks, 17 strikeouts and a 1.050 OPS. Schwarber played eight games in left field and caught nine games while serving as the Cougars’ designated hitter in six games.

Since signing his contract with the Cubs (28 games), Kyle Schwarber is hitting .408/.483/.748 with nine doubles, a triple, eight home runs, 13 walks, 19 strikeouts and a 1.231 OPS.

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  • Tbarker

    I’m guessing Zagunis gets bumped up to KC as a corresponding move.

    • Tom U

      Zagunis just hit for the cycle for Boise.

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  • Theboardrider

    How exciting for Kyle! What a whirlwind of change his life has gone through in the past month. And all of it good.

    • RynoTiger

      but let’s be honest Boardrider..he should have been in Iowa after the first week…I think this FO is ruining him by holding him down

      • Theboardrider

        I just hope they do the right thing. Think how the other players in the system feel that he’s having to move up one division at a time. Now they won’t push themselves because they know they’ll be treated the same.

        • RynoTiger

          If he does just as well at Daytona, does he move on to AA before the season ends? That’s the big question for him. And of course, then being invited to spring training.

          • Theboardrider

            That is the million dollar question. Personally, I think this will be his first real hard challenge. Because isn’t the Florida stay league known as a “pitchers league?” So this is where it will be very important to see how he does. If he starts similarly to Boise and KC, then I believe there is a good chance that he will get to Tennessee. Even if he doesn’t start red hot, there is still a half season left. Depending on how
            guys are playing above him, if there is an opening it would surprise me none to see join.

      • J Daniel

        No reason for him to be in Iowa yet and he will probably be there next year. With any job it is important to start with success if possible. They ensured his success and are moving him quickly.

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  • Patrick_Schaefer

    The last I looked Zagunis had played more games in LF than at C

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