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Kyle Shwarber Cubs Savior?
Is Kyle Shwarber the new Cubs savior?
The Chicago Cubs have been hanging in there all season, but now it seems like they are really making a move. Why? It is the offense that has finally taken the bull by the horns in recent weeks averaging over 5-6 runs per game. So far it has been there pitching that has helped win enough close games to keep them in striking distance, but now the offense,mwhich has struggled, is now showing signs of becoming a legitimate MLB threat. After spending most of half the season near last in team batting average and runs scored in the MLB, why have the Cubs all of a sudden turned it around?
We have written articles about the Cubs before. Most of them disappointing. Mainly the hire of hitting coach John Mallee who was not very successful in Houston or Miami while he was there. As a matter of fact these ball clubs finished near last in most hitting categories while Mallee was the coach. Now with the Cubs the same has happened even though the Cubs are loaded with talent. Despite our warnings of that hire, we think that the Cubs are going to and are starting to hit despite of the fact that they collectively have put up not so good numbers this first half of the season. As a matter of fact, we see that the Cubs are going to score twice as man runs per game now in the second half than they did in the first half! Why?
So far they have been potentially dangerous and right on the cusp with star studded hitters like Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant leading the way. The rest of their line up has actually chipped in, but not consistently and at the wrong times. Up until now the Cubs have only averaged about 5-6 hits a game and near half of them are by Rizzo or Bryant. Realistically though, the Cubs have hitters that are not easy outs. Coughlin, Dinorfia, Soler, and Fowler make up an outfield of hitters who are tough outs, but for some reason they have not found the harmony needed to out it all together. Even the middle infielders of Castro and Russell have had good games, but are not consistent. All in all, as a group the Cubs have been pretty abysmal besides their potential. When this happens you can only blame the hitting coach who is responsible for holding it all together. Sometimes though it takes one guy to help turn the whole thing around for an offense who has potential like the Cubs. Unbelievably, that one guy is a rookie who was just called up. His name is Kyle Schwarber and the Cubs offense seems to be jumping on his back. How can a rookie like Schwarber have such a big impact like he has in recent weeks?
Schwarber is unlike most all rookies that come up because he has superstar written all over him. He is a big impact guy and has been all throughout high school and college. He dominated division1 colleges while at Indiana. He literally put Indiana on the map as an elite baseball program and a top hitting team in the country. His teammates followed suit with his dominance and it seems the same is happening with the Cubs. In baseball you rarely see this type of leadership where it starts to effect the rest of the line up and the team as a whole. Schwarber has made it obvious from the start that he is the best hitter on the Cubs and has the best swing technically which exudes power and confidence.
I personally will rarely write an article like this because I rarely see a rookie with type of mojo, but it is just what the doctor ordered for the Cubs and I would not be surprised if they go well into the playoffs this year! Without Schwarber they are the same old Cubs, with them they are a stick of dynamite!