Kyle Schwarber odds-on favorite to bat leadoff for the Cubs
Cubs manager Joe Maddon says C/OF Kyle Schwarber is the frontrunner to bat leadoff for the team this season, CSN Chicago’s Patrick Mooney reports.
Schwarber, 23, has hit out of the leadoff spot only eight times in his young career, but the move up the batting order mostly just means more opportunities for him to swing his potent bat. He hit .246/.355/.487 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI in 273 plate appearances in his rookie season in 2015.
Schwarber suffered serious injuries early in the 2016 season when he collided with teammate Dexter Fowler in the Arizona outfield. He tore the anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments, which everyone thought ended his 2016 season entirely. However, Schwarber returned for the start of the World Series against the Indians. In 20 plate appearances over five games, Schwarber contributed six singles, a double, and three walks.https://www.myfantasysportstalk.com/kyle-schwarber-odds-on-favorite-to-bat-leadoff-for-the-cubs/https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/i.png?fit=350%2C254&ssl=1https://i1.wp.com/www.myfantasysportstalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/i.png?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1MLBRecent Posts#MLB,Chicago Cubs,Kyle SchwarberCubs manager Joe Maddon says C/OF Kyle Schwarber is the frontrunner to bat leadoff for the team this season, CSN Chicago’s Patrick Mooney reports. Schwarber, 23, has hit out of the leadoff spot only eight times in his young career, but the move up the batting order mostly just means...Dan SchalkDan Schalkmyfantasysportstalk@gmail.comAdministratorDan Schalk is a sports enthusiast with degrees in Sports Coaching and Sports Management. He founded MyFantasySportsTalk in July of 2014 to bring a new platform to the sports media industry and allow various sports fans across the country have their voices be heard. Hailing from Buffalo, NY the land of the real chicken wing, you can stay up-to-date with Dan on Twitter @ffsportstalk You can also check some of Dan's work at Fantasypros.com, as he covers the Houston Astros as a team correspondent.MyFantasySportsTalk