Those Cubs are sneaky. In the midst of the Blackhawks winning their third Stanley Cup since 2010, the Chicago Cubs promoted Kyle Schwarber from AA Tennessee to Chicago for the next 6 days! After those six days as a DH and a 3rd catcher, Schwarber will return to the minors to AAA Iowa. It will be a good sneak peak for the young catcher, and for the Cubs who could call him up in the stretch as he would be a valuable bat should the Cubs make the playoffs this year.
Schwarber is currently ranked as the number two prospect in the system by MLB.com and the number one prospect here at The Cub Junction’s Top 21 Prospect List.
Schwarber becomes the second propsect drafted by the Theo Epstein regime to make it to the majors. Schwarber, the Cubs Hitter of the Month for May, was drafted in the 1st round by the Cubs in 2014. Last year he played at Boise, Kane County, and Daytona. This year he has been solely at Tennessee working on his catching skills. His bat has been amazing! He is currently hitting .318 with 13 HRs and 39 RBIs in 57 games. His OBP is a silly .439 and his OPS is 1.017 which is phenomenal.