Ranking the Chicago Cubs first round draft picks since 2013

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3. OF Kyle Schwarber 2014

Originally a catcher while playing for the Indiana Hoosiers, Kyle Schwarber was converted to an outfielder after getting drafted 4th overall in 2014. Projected as the best raw power hitter in his class, Schwarber did not disappoint in the power department as he sent 34 homers out of the park in two years in the Minors. When he came up in 2015, the Cubs were poised to make a playoff run. Schwarber provided herculean home runs and some of the most iconic moments of the Cubs' playoff runs in 2015 and 2016. Unfortunately, he was non-tendered by the team in 2021, and he proceeded to become a force at the plate and set a career-high 46 dingers after signing a deal with the Phillies in 2022.