Cubs promote first rounder Schwarber to Cougars

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A lot can happen in five games. Just ask Kyle Schwarber.

Last Friday, the Cubs’ 2014 No. 1 pick was making his pro debut with the Short-Season A Boise Hawks shortly after signing his first contract. Not even a week later, the catcher/outfielder already appears to have outgrown the talent pool, as he has been promoted to Single-A Kane County.

In five games with the Hawks, Schwarber amassed a remarkable .600/.625/1.350 (AVG/OBP/SLG) line with four home runs, a double, a triple, 10 RBI and seven runs scored in just 24 plate appearances.

The Cougars open their second half on Thursday.

Schwarber, 21, was the fourth-overall pick in the 2014 draft out of Indiana University. He batted .431 and recorded 40 homers, 149 RBI and 41 doubles in three seasons with the Hoosiers (180 games).

 

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