Schwarber went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, two RBI and two runs scored. Schwarber is heating up just before the break and his trip to Cincinnati for the SiriusXM Futures Game. Schwarber launched his second Triple-A homer Tuesday and has been punishing the baseball.
After a slow start against Triple-A pitching, Kyle Schwarber is batting .480/.536/.760 over his last seven games for a 1.296 OPS. Schwarber is 12-for-25 with four doubles, a home run, three walks and nine strikeouts.
In 15 games with the I-Cubs, Schwarber is batting .358/.414/.642 with seven doubles, a triple and two home runs for a 1.055 OPS. Schwarber has five walks and 18 strikeouts in 53 at bats.
Defensively, Schwarber has caught 13 of the 15 games and the other two he was Iowa’s designated hitter.
Between Double-A Tennessee and Triple-A Iowa, Kyle Schwarber has been behind the plate for 50 of the 73 games he has played in this season.
Reports from Iowa have been mixed on his defense. Schwarber appears to be going through the learning curve of a player learning to play a position. In the 13 games he has caught for Iowa, Schwarber has been charged with two errors and three passed balls. And teams are 6-for-8 in stolen base attempts with Schwarber behind the plate.
Kyle Schwarber is expected to be recalled in August for the Interleague series on the South Side against the White Sox. And the Cubs have hinted that Schwarber will spend at least September with the big league team.
It is good to see Kyle Schwarber make adjustments to Triple-A pitching and continue to excel with the bat as he works to become a big league catcher.