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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber not available for trade

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:37:04 -0700

Chicago Cubs C/OF Kyle Schwarber (knee) is not available for trade.

Fantasy Tip: Schwarber will likely lose catcher eligibility next season, and he'll be an upper-middle outfielder in fantasy. If he regains catcher eligibility next season, he would rise to the pinnacle of the position.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman

Yankees | Kyle Schwarber the target for Yankees

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 11:04:18 -0700

Chicago Cubs C/OF Kyle Schwarber (knee) still would need to be included in any deal involving New York Yankees RP Andrew Miller being dealt to Chicago, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: There is potential one of the franchises could deviate from their stances, but as it stands, the Chicago brass has made it clear Schwarber is unavailable. It's a situation worth monitoring, though. Miller would challenge to be the best reliever in fantasy as the closer for the Cubs.

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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber making progress

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 11:27:08 -0700

Chicago Cubs C/OF Kyle Schwarber (knee) is no longer using crutches as he progresses from reconstructive knee surgery. He has gotten to the point where he is jogging underwater and hopping on the knee in water.

Fantasy Tip: Schwarber had an impressive rookie year in 2015 with 16 home runs and 43 RBI in 69 games for the Cubbies. He won't return this year, so he can be left to the waiver wire in redraft leagues. His big power potential in a potent offense makes him worth stashing in dynasty/keeper leagues, though.

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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber progressing

Fri, 17 Jun 2016 11:55:29 -0700

Chicago Cubs C/OF Kyle Schwarber (knee) is making steady progress from his torn left anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament. He is off crutches when at the ballpark and has been fitted for a new, less onerous brace he will wear for the rest of his rehab. However, there's no chance for him to return this postseason.

Fantasy Tip: Schwarbs will be a high-end option if he still qualifies at catcher or a midrange outfielder next season.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Cody Stavenhagen

Cubs | Kyle Schwarber down to using one crutch

Wed, 01 Jun 2016 15:34:03 -0700

Chicago Cubs C/OF Kyle Schwarber (knee) received positive news during his surgery checkup in Dallas Wednesday, June 1. He is also now using just one crutch instead of two.

Fantasy Tip: It will be interesting to see how Schwarber bounces back from his knee injury, and especially how capable he is behind the plate. He should be owned in all keeper/dynasty formats where it is viable because of his endless power potential.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Carrie Muskat

Cubs | Kyle Schwarber has surgery

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 05:59:56 -0700

Chicago Cubs C Kyle Schwarber (knee) had surgery on his left knee Tuesday, April 19, and the team said they didn't discover any nerve damage. Schwarber had a "full reconstruction" of his anterior cruciate ligament and a "repair" of his lateral collateral ligament. He hopes to be ready by spring training next year. If all goes well, he'll continue to catch as well as play the outfield.

Fantasy Tip: He's probably going to lose catcher eligibility in most leagues. That's something that could be difficult to reacquire when he's not catching more than a game or two a week. Keep this in mind when next season rolls around as it will affect his value.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jesse Rogers

Cubs | Kyle Schwarber scheduled for surgery

Mon, 18 Apr 2016 15:10:49 -0700

Chicago Cubs C/OF Kyle Schwarber (knee) will undergo surgery to repair the torn anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in his left knee this week, according to manager Joe Maddon.

Fantasy Tip: Schwarber is expected to be ready for spring training next year, and he shouldn't be owned in any seasonal leagues at this point. Jorge Soler has seen the biggest boost in playing time with Schwarber out, and Soler currently sits with seven runs, two home runs, five RBI and a .235/.333/.412 slash line. Expect a slightly better batting average going forward with the same solid counting stats.

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Cubs | Kyle Schwarber to undergo surgery this month

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:38:58 -0700

Updating previous reports, Chicago Cubs C/OF Kyle Schwarber (knee) will undergo season-ending surgery on the torn anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in his left knee within the next one to three weeks. If all goes well, he could be ready to return in time for spring training next year.

Fantasy Tip: OF Jorge Soler will see the biggest increase in playing time as a result of Schwarber's injury and he should be viewed as a solid starting outfield option in mixed leagues. OFs Matt Szczur and Tommy La Stella will see slight upticks in fantasy value in NL-only formats, while Javier Baez should also receive a decent amount of playing time once he returns from the disabled list.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jesse Rogers

Cubs | Kyle Schwarber finished for 2016

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:10:34 -0700

Updating a previous report, Chicago Cubs C/OF Kyle Schwarber (knee) has a torn anterior cruciate ligament and lateral collateral ligament in his left leg and will not return in 2016.

Fantasy Tip: Obviously, this was the worst-case outcome for the Cubs and fantasy owners. Unfortunately, Chicago is likely better prepared to handle his absence than virtual players who invested an early-round selection on the slugger. Reiterating a previous tip, Jorge Soler is a starter-worthy outfielder in all fantasy leagues, whereas Matt Szczur and Tommy La Stella will gain value in NL-only formats. Once healthy, Javier Baez should also see an uptick in value and an avenue to more playing time with Schwarber out for the season. Depending on the depth of your keeper/dynasty team and your 2016 goals, it isn't out of the question to keep Schwarber, and he is an obvious DL stash, if possible.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNChicago.com - Jesse Rogers

Cubs | Kyle Schwarber set for DL stint

Fri, 08 Apr 2016 14:55:37 -0700

Chicago Cubs C/OF Kyle Schwarber (leg) will be placed on the disabled list Friday, April 8, but the organization has not announced the severity or exact nature of his injury.

Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners should prepare to be without Schwarber for an extended stretch, and then consider it a plus if he only misses a couple of weeks. Jorge Soler receives the biggest fantasy boost and is a legitimate mixed league option for the duration of Schwarber's absence. Matt Szczur and Tommy La Stella are also worth NL-only adds, and when Javier Baez returns, he should also carry more value in all formats. Stay tuned for updates on the severity of Schwarber's injury and a potential return timeline.

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