Schwarber remains red hot

Kyle Schwarber is hitting .344 with 18 doubles, two triples, 18 home runs and 53 RBI in three stops in the minor leagues this summer in a total of 72 games. Here how the fourth pick overall in the Major League Baseball Draft is faring.

Kyle Schwarber continues to tear up minor league baseball.

Schwarber, the fourth pick overall in the first round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Chicago Cubs, is coming off a 10-game stretch with the Class A Advanced Daytona Cubs where he hit .375 with six home runs and 12 RBI.

He did a lot of his damage from Aug. 22-24 against the Lakeland Flying Tigers, the Detroit Tigers affiliate. In that series, he went 9-for-16 with five home runs and 10 RBI.

Overall at Daytona, Schwarber is hitting .302 with nine doubles, one triple, 10 home runs and 28 RBI in 44 games. Daytona is leading the leading by 3.5 games over the Tampa Yankees.

The former Indiana standout has played 72 games this summer with three different teams. His overall minor league statistics have Schwarber hitting .344 with 18 doubles, two triples and 18 home runs. He has 53 RBI.

Schwarber started in Rookie Ball at Boise by going 12-for-20 with four home runs and 10 RBI. That start earned him a quick promotion to Class A Kane County in Geneva, Ill.

At Kane County, Schwarber played in 23 games. He hit .361 with eight doubles, no triples, four home runs and 15 RBI.

On July 16, the former Indiana University All-American was promoted to Class A Advanced level baseball in the Florida State League where he is still playing for Daytona. Top Stories