Cubs’ Kyle Schwarber named MVP of the 2015 Futures Game


Per C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cubs catching prospect Kyle Schwarber was named MVP of the 2015 Futures Game after going 1-for-3 with a two-run triple, helping the U.S. Futures Team beat the World Futures Team 10-1 on Sunday at Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati.

Schwarber, 22, made his major league debut earlier this season and hit .364/.391/.591 with one home run and six RBI in six games, serving primarily as the DH in two interleague series. Since his demotion to Triple-A Iowa, he has hit .333/.403/.633 with three home runs and 10 RBI in 67 plate appearances.

Schwarber entered the season rated as baseball’s 19th-best prospect by Baseball America.

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Video: Jorge Soler launches first home run of spring training

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The Royals and Rangers played the first game of spring training today. A few other teams (the Red Sox, Tigers and Twins) played or are currently playing college squads, but Kansas City-Texas is our first matchup of big league teams. Baseball’s back, baby! And you know what baseball means?

Kansas City’s Jorge Soler, who hit 48 homers last year to lead the American League, offered us the year’s first glimpse at recreational baseball murder when he took Kolby Allard out over the left field yard.

Mmm. That’s the good stuff. Here’s to eight and a half months more of that. Bring me the dingers.

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