April’s Cubs player to watch: Kyle Schwarber

The Cubs slugger has turned it around in 2018.

April was a wild month of baseball for the Chicago Cubs. The vaunted starting pitching staff struggled before it dazzled. Javier Baez is on a torrid pace at the plate. If it continues, he’s a viable MVP candidate. Albert Almora Jr. is routinely putting on a clinic with his defense in center field. The Cubs’ bullpen is exactly as good as I anticipated over the off season as each arm was signed.

There have been a few pieces written on all of the above, both here at Bleed Cubbie Blue and elsewhere. Today, however, I wanted to try something a bit different. So this will be the inaugural edition of a monthly series where I dig into the peripherals and find something that is hiding a bit.

We’re going to kick off April with some really encouraging offensive numbers for Kyle Schwarber.

The Promise: 2015-2016

Kyle Schwarber and his prodigious bat arrived in the major leagues on June 16, 2015 in Cleveland. He only played one inning in that game and his lone at bat was a strikeout, but the next night went much better …Read the Rest

Source:: Bleed Cubbie Blue

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