Cubs prospect Kyle Schwarber has only played 28 Minor League games in his short career after being selected fourth overall in the draft a little over a month ago.
In five games with the Boise Hawks, Schwarber recorded 12 hits, four of those being home runs with 10 RBIs on top of a batting line of .600/.625/1.325 before finding himself with the Kane County Cougars. Like Boise, Schwarber quickly dominated opposing pitching almost immediately – recording 30 hits, eight home runs and 15 RBIs in 23 games while hitting .361/.448/.602 with the Cougars.
Just like a handful of other prospects within this organization, the young catcher out of Indiana University-Bloomington has been named ‘Player of the Week’ twice. He received the first honor while with Daytona back on June 23, and once again just seven days later with the Cougars.
Now according to Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune, Schwarber will continue to climb the ranks as he was recently promoted to the Class-A affiliate earlier today. Shortly after hearing the news himself, Daytona’s new player took to Twitter and thanked the fans of the Kane County Cougars for all the loved that he received during his brief stay with the club.
The 2013 FSL Champions are off tomorrow, but will look to continue their three game winning streak by kicking off a short four game homes stand with the Fort Myers Miracle (Minnesota Twins) on Wednesday.
Schwarber went 0-4 in his final game with the Cougars earlier today against the Beloit Snappers, striking out once during the 3-2 loss.