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Cubs left fielder Kyle Schwarber reacts to his performance in the team's split-squad opener against the Giants on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. (Paul Sullivan/Chicago Tribune)
Schwarber will bat leadoff for the Cubs this season, Bruce Levine of CBS Chicago reports.He had been the frontrunner for the spot this offseason, but it was finally confirmed Friday [...]
Cubs anager Joe Maddon likes the idea of having outfielder Kyle Schwarber at the top of the lineup.
Spin: Schwarber, who missed virtually all of the 2016 regular season after tearing two ligaments in his left knee, must continue to get on base. Asked if the outfielder had a green light on the bases, Maddon quickly responded, "No." Schwarber, Ben Zobrist and Jon Jay are the leading candidates for the No. 1 spot in the batting order. Maddon is waiting on the Cubs' baseball operations geeks to crunch some numbers to figure out the bottom of the order. Because Schwarber is coming off the knee injury, he is not projected to play every game, and also would likely sit against tough left-handed starters.
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Cubs manager Joe Maddon said Saturday that "it's going to be tough to get (Javier Baez) in there often enough at the beginning of the game." "In a perfect world, everyone is well," Maddon said. [...]
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The current trend indicates that there has been minimal movement in terms of ADDS or DROPS for Schwarber. In the past week his own percentage has increased by 4.2% . Meanwhile his start percentage has increased by 11.45% .
In the past 30 days, the highest own percentage for Schwarber is 77.89% and his lowest is 63.64%. In terms of start percentages, his highest start percentage is 72.28% and lowest is 34.67%.
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