Three prospects in the Cubs’ system were rewarded for excellent weeks at the plate. Kyle Schwarber, Rubi Silva and Jacob Rogers were named offensive players of the week Monday for their respective leagues.
Kyle Schwarber was named the Northwest League Offensive Player of the Week after mashing the baseball for five games before he was promoted to Kane County. Rubi Silva kept the Southern League Hitter of the Week honor with the Smokies after picking up where Kris Bryant left off following his promotion to Triple-A. And Jacob Rogers rode a good week at the plate to a Midwest League Offensive Player of the Week award.
Kyle Schwarber made the most of his short-stint with Short-Season Boise. Schwarber lit up the Northwest League for five games before he was promoted to Kane County and was named the Northwest League Hitter of the Week.
Schwarber went 12-for-20 in five games with one double, one triple, four home runs, two walks and two strikeouts for a video-game slash line of .600/.625/1.350 with a 1.975 OPS.
The Cubs’ first round pick (fourth overall) has not slowed down in a short-time with Kane County. And Schwarber could have also been named the Midwest Player of the Week according to MiLB.com. In four games with the Cougars, Schwarber was 5-for-12 with one double and one home run for a .417/.462/.750 line with a 1.212 OPS.
For the third straight week the best hitter in the Southern League wears a Smokies’ jersey. Rubi Silva was named Southern League Hitter of the Week Monday. Silva went 7-for-15 in four games with one triple, two home runs, three runs scored, two stolen bases, four RBI and one strikeout (.467/.467/1.000/1.467).
Rubi Silva has turned in on of late after a slow start to the year for Double-A Tennessee. Silva is batting .313/.324/.537 over his last 18 games with three doubles, three triples, two home runs and a .861 OPS. For the season, the soon-to-be 25-year old outfielder is hitting .256/.301/.403/.704 with 12 doubles, four triples and six home runs in 69 games.
The Kane County Cougars first baseman had a good week. Jacob Rogers was named Midwest League Hitter of the Week Monday after going 5-for-11 in four games. Rogers hit two doubles, one triple and one home run in four games, that’s four extra base hits among the five he collected in four games … plus he did not strikeout over the four-game span.
Jacob Rogers had a rough start to his season (.200/.330/.306) but is hitting .289/.353/.556/.908 over his last 14 games with four doubles, one triple and two home runs.
In 69 games this season, Jacob Rogers has a .255/.358/.437 slash line with 19 doubles, one triple, seven home runs and a .795 OPS.