Kyle Schwarber continues to show why he is considered one of the top prospects in the game.
Kyle Schwarber went yard two more times on Saturday night. Schwarber’s first home run (2-1 pitch) gave the Smokies a 3-2 lead in the third and his second blast, a two-run shot in the fifth on a 3-1 pitch broke a 3-3 tie and the Smokies went on to a 7-3 victory over Mobile.
Kyle Schwarber went 2-for-3 with two home runs, a walk, three runs scored and three RBI. Schwarber has not slowed down with Dan Vogelbach on the DL. Schwarber has four multi-hit games in his last five and is 9-for-18 with one double, two home runs, five walks and three strikeouts over that span.
After hitting .375/.471/.714 in his first 17 games with five doubles, one triple and four home runs for a 1.186 OPS, Schwarber is batting .287/.441/.586 over his last 27 games with two doubles and eight home runs for a 1.028 OPS. And in his last 87 at bats (111 plate appearances), Schwarber has as many walks (24) as strikeouts (24).
What Kyle Schwarber is doing at the plate is pretty remarkable. Like Kris Bryant a year ago, Schwarber is putting up ridiculous numbers at the Double-A level. Schwarber has been extremely impressive especially when one realizes he is playing his first full season of pro ball. Schwarber was drafted last June.
In 44 games, Kyle Schwarber is batting .322/.453/.636 with seven doubles, one triple and 12 home runs for a 1.089 OPS. Schwarber has 91 totals bases with 36 walks and 39 strikeouts.
The Cubs have hinted Schwarber could be promoted to Triple-A Iowa in the near future. It would appear he is on the same timeline as Kris Bryant. The Cubs promoted Bryant to Triple-A on June 18.