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.
In 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.