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Kyle Schwarber

#12 | OF
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Kyle Schwarber
Name: Kyle Joseph Schwarber
Born: Mar 5, 1993 in Middletown, Ohio USA
High School: Middletown (Ohio) HS
College: Indiana
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 235 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
 ABAVGOBPSLGHR
2019522.249.339.53438
Career1,608.235.339.491110
Drafted in the 1st round (4th overall) by the Chicago Cubs in 2014 (signed for $3,125,000)
Recruited by some Big 10 Conference schools to play middle linebacker, Schwarber instead brought his fierce physicality and power to the middle of the diamond, anchoring Indiana's lineup for the last three seasons. His 18 homers in 2013 ranked third in the country and helped the Hoosiers become the first Big Ten team to reach the College World Series since 1984. Listed at 6-feet, 240 pounds, Schwarber has made considerable improvement defensively over the course of his Indiana career, carrying over some hard-learned lessons when he struggled handling velocity with USA Baseball's Collegiate National Team last summer. He still stabs and boxes too many balls, and a long transfer can sabotage his solid-average arm strength, but he's thrown out 33 percent of basestealers this season after nabbing just 19 percent in 2013. His leadership qualities have been evident with the Hoosiers and he has a strong, durable body for catching, but he'll never be more than a fringe-average defender. Schwarber fits in the first round for his bat. He's a smart hitter who studies pitchers and has tremendous strength to punish pitches to all fields. He's thick and could be quicker on pitches inside with a trimmer physique. He's a better athlete than he looks and is even a fringy runner with the aggressiveness to have stolen eight bases this spring, second on Indiana's team. His athleticism gives him a chance to shift to left field if catching doesn't work out.
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