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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber out of Sunday lineup

Sun, 30 Aug 2015 14:56:45 -0700

Chicago Cubs OF Kyle Schwarber is not in the starting lineup Sunday, Aug. 30, against the Los Angeles Dodgers. OF Matt Szczur is hitting sixth against Cubs SP Alex Wood.

Fantasy Tip: Schwarber ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) is mainly out due to the left vs. left matchup, but a .160 batting average in the past week is another solid reason to sit Schwarber. Szczur is hitting .226 in the past week and really has little fantasy value.

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Cubs | No Kyle Schwarber vs. Dodgers

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 15:35:13 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Kyle Schwarber is not in the starting lineup Friday, Aug. 28. OF Matt Szczur is starting in left field and batting sixth, and C Miguel Montero is starting behind the plate and batting seventh against Los Angeles Dodgers SP Clayton Kershaw Friday.

Fantasy Tip: As expected, Schwarber ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has slowed down and owns a .149/.255/.426 slash line over his past 13 games. Still, he has four home runs during the stretch with 11 runs and 10 RBI. So there is a little inconsistency in his fantasy stock currently. With Kershaw ($9,900, 19.8% of cap) taking the hill, FantasyScore players should avoid Montero ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) and Szczur ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) Friday.

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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber goes deep often

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:36:10 -0700

Of Chicago Cubs C Kyle Schwarber's 18 hits in August, nine of them have been home runs, and he has 23 RBI in 21 games during the month, which leads the National League.

Fantasy Tip: Schwarber ($5,000, 10.0% of cap) has cooled off a bit at the plate of late, but he still continues to clear the fences regularly, making him a popular addition to FantasyScore lineups.

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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber hasn't stopped hitting

Tue, 18 Aug 2015 11:49:50 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Kyle Schwarber is hitting .298 with five home runs, two doubles, a team-high 15 RBI, a .660 slugging percentage and a 1.052 OPS in 13 August games.

Fantasy Tip: Schwarber ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) has been a beast so far in his major league career, and he's helped his owners considerably in the short amount of time he's been with the Cubs. Continue to roll with him on FantasyScore against Detroit Tigers starter Anibal Sanchez, who loves giving up long balls this year.

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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber sitting Sunday

Sun, 16 Aug 2015 08:31:40 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Kyle Schwarber isn't in the starting lineup Sunday, Aug. 16, against the Chicago White Sox. OF Chris Denorfia will start in left field and hit second in the order against LHP Chris Sale.

Fantasy Tip: Denorfia ($2,200, 4.4% of cap) has a .241 batting average against lefties this season, and he should be avoided against an ace like Sale.

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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber puts on power display

Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:42:50 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Kyle Schwarber blasted two home runs and had four RBI in the team's win over the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, Aug. 13. Schwarber already has two multi-homer performances in 31 games in his first big league season.

Fantasy Tip: Schwarber ($4,500, 9.0% of cap) is due for some regression because of an extremely high batting average on balls in play (BABIP) so far in the majors. But while he's hot, you might as well keep using him in daily games. Expect Schwarber to be grossly overvalued in drafts next year.

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Cubs | Starlin Castro benched

Fri, 07 Aug 2015 13:27:33 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs SS Starlin Castro was benched by manager Joe Maddon Friday, Aug. 7, and there is no assurance that Castro will be back in the lineup Saturday, Aug. 8. OF Chris Coghlan shifted over to second base, 2B Addison Russell moved to shortstop and C Kyle Schwarber was in left field Friday. Maddon said this is something that will be considered daily. Castro is hitting only .238 with a .274 on-base percentage after going 0-for-3 and stranding six runners in scoring position Thursday, Aug. 6. President Theo Epstein also spoke to Maddon and agreed with the move.

Fantasy Tip: Castro ($3,300, 6.6% of cap) owners should have seen this coming the way he had been swinging the bat last year. The Cubs also considered trading him at the deadline in order to move Russell over to his primary position at shortstop. Castro should at least find his way into the lineup against lefties, but his value takes an even bigger hit since the Cubs want to keep Schwarber's bat in the lineup as much as they can.

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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber homers again

Thu, 06 Aug 2015 21:03:38 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Kyle Schwarber went 1-for-3 with a home run, three RBI, two runs scored and a walk in a 5-4 win over the San Francisco Giants Thursday, Aug. 6, and he has three home runs in his last four games.

Fantasy Tip: Schwarber ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) has three home runs, six RBI and seven runs scored in his last four games, and until the league adjusts to the rookie, he is a must-start at FantasyScore when he is in the lineup.

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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber to stay in majors

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 16:56:32 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Kyle Schwarber will remain in the major leagues when C Miguel Montero (thumb) returns from the disabled list, which is expected to be this weekend, according to manager Joe Maddon.

Fantasy Tip: With Montero returning soon, it'll be tougher for Schwarber ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) to find everyday at-bats in the Chicago lineup. However, it's helpful that he can play in left field, too. In the right matchups when he's in the lineup, he'll continue to be an attractive value pick on FantasyScore with tons of power upside.

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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber not starting Tuesday

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 13:02:40 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Kyle Schwarber is not in the starting lineup Tuesday, Aug. 4, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. C David Ross is in the lineup.

Fantasy Tip: Schwarber ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) is out of the lineup most likely due to his .133 average against left-handed pitching. Pirates pitcher J.A. Happ is on the mound Tuesday. Ross ($1,600, 3.2% of cap) is a decent replacement on FantasyScore, as he hits .286 against Happ.

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