Cubs top pick Kyle Schwarber is on a home run tear

Cubs top pick Kyle Schwarber is on a home run tear
June 15, 2014, 9:45 pm
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CSN Staff

And you thought Kris Bryant held the Cubs' minor league home run crown.

While he hasn't quite reached Bryant's swatting supremacy quite yet, Cubs first-round pick Kyle Schwarber is on his own home run tear with his professional baseball career just underway.

Schwarber has played three games with the short-season Boise Hawks, and he's already bashed a pair of home runs.

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In fact, Schwarber's all-around offensive game has been absolutely fantastic in his first few games as a minor leaguer. He went 3-for-5 in his debut Friday night with a homer, three RBIs and two runs scored. The following day he was 3-for-5 again with three more RBIs and a run scored. Sunday, he hit a solo homer in his second at-bat.

The No. 4 overall pick in this month's draft, Schwarber is picking up where he left off as a junior at Indiana University. He hit .358 with 14 homers and 48 RBIs in 59 games this season with the Hoosiers.