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Kyle Schwarber Promoted To Daytona Cubs

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The 2014 first-round draft pick is headed to the Florida State League.

Sue Skowronski

You've probably heard this already, but here's a Tribune article on the promotion of Cubs prospect Kyle Schwarber:

Catcher Kyle Schwarber, the Cubs' first-round draft pick, is advancing quickly in his first month of professional baseball.

Schwarber was promoted to Class-A Daytona on Monday after hitting .361 with four home runs and 15 RBIs in 23 games at low-A Kane County. He began his career at short-season Boise, and was promoted to Kane County after only five games.

In 28 games overall, the Indiana University product is hitting .408 with eight home runs and 25 RBIs with a 1.231 OPS.

That, after Schwarber himself hinted on Twitter that he was leaving the Kane County Cougars:

And this figures for me personally, because I'm heading to Lansing, Michigan, to hang out with BCBer Zeke and attend the Cougars' games against the Lansing Lugnuts Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. I was very much hoping to see Schwarber play; now I'll have to settle for seeing other Cubs prospects.

I'll write up recaps of all three games and let you all know what I think of the other Cougars, who are headed for the playoffs after winning the Midwest League's Western Division first-half title and are tearing it up in the second half, too, with a 17-7 mark so far. Overall the Cougars are 30 games over .500 at 62-32, and wouldn't it be nice if that could translate to the big-league Cubs three or four years from now?

Good luck to Kyle Schwarber as he makes his way up the ladder in the Cubs organization, and I hope it rains less than usual in Florida the rest of the Florida State League season so that he'll get his at-bats in.