MLB.com: Schwarber signs for $3.1 million


Indiana catcher Kyle Schwarber signed with the Chicago Cubs for a $3.125 million signing bonus according to an MLB.com report earlier today. 

The report also said that Schwarber will join the Cubs’ short-season Class A club in Boise for its opener on Friday.

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  • Podunker #1


    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 7:35 PM EST

    Wow! Congratulations young man. Your hard work is paying off. You may not be set for life, but you’re off to a great start in building financial security.

    Anybody have any idea what type of salary these guys get paid? I assume it’s modest as long as they’re in the minors.

  • Harvard for Hillbillies #2


    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 7:59 PM EST

    Dustin-

    Could he be called up from the minors and play with the Cubs this season?

  • Dustin Dopirak #3


    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 8:03 PM EST

    In theory, yes. Do I think it will happen? No. You don’t see many players go from college to the draft to the bigs inside of one season. Wouldn’t be shocked to see him in a Cubs uniform by the end of 2015, though. Imagine he’ll follow mostly the same path as Kris Bryant, the Cubs’ 2013 first-round pick and last year’s Golden Spikes winner at the University of San Diego, who I believe is in AA with the Cubs right now. Basically, follow Bryant through the rest of the year and imagine Schwarber doing the same thing a year later.

  • Dustin Dopirak #4


    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 8:03 PM EST

    It is very modest, Podunker. Not sure what it is exactly.

  • Harvard for Hillbillies #5


    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 8:09 PM EST

    Dustin-

    Thanks.

  • iulongago #6


    Wednesday, June 11, 2014 - 8:37 PM EST

    This is one of the reasons he was drafted. He signed for more than $1 million under the amount allotted for his slot. That money is going to be used to entice High School pitchers (who the Cubs drafted a bunch of) to sign instead of going to college. He may wind up in a Cubs uniform but the nearly unanimous opinion up here in the Chicago area on Sports Talk and in the newspapers (as well as national guys like Gammons and Rosenthal) is that Schwarber will be packaged with other Cubs minor league hitters (and they have a bunch of them) at some point to get pitchers (which the Cubs are lacking in their minor league system) that are Major League ready when the Cubs are ready to go “all in” to try to win. That’s two to three years off according to the plan that Epstein and Hoyer have set out and repeated since they got to Chicago. I hope Schwarber makes it in the Majors and I’d like to see him with the Cubs but it’s not likely. No one, including the Cubs, thinks he’s a Major League Catcher due to his defense thus he’s also going to have to learn to play the outfield or 1st base. His bat (if he can hit in the Majors as he has in College) will give him a career but it probably won’t be in Chicago.

  • RWN #7


    Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 6:53 PM EST

    iulongago, have some insight for you. What Gammons Rosenthal or some unmentioned local Chicago beat writer says or does not say, you incorrect. No one knows what the Cubs are going to do or not do with Schwarber until,

    A) they see him play in their system
    B) Know what they get in their three or four deals they will make this season selling of Samardzija, Hammel(?), Jackson(?) Villaneuva plus Schierholtz, Barney and Bonafacio.
    C) From actual scouts many had Schwarber the best hitter in the draft—period. And even if he grades out as an average catcher if his bat is as it is projected Cubs need catching, especially catching that bats LH’d with power and OBP.
    D) Whether Schwarber was part of a financial deal the Cubs maintain he was their choice #2 regardless if Aiken was not on the board. Certainly the opportunity existed where Schwarber signed in between slot 8 or 9, which was the highest the parlor game commentators had him best pegged. I think this is a win-win, Cubs need catchers and desire LH power bats with solid OBP, Schwarber was rumored to go near 10 or slot value $2.97M, he gets a bump of $125K and is possibly IU’s highest ever draft pick.

    Guess i am not seeing the cold water here

  • iulongago #8


    Thursday, June 12, 2014 - 9:49 PM EST

    RWN–It’s not my opinion it’s theirs and almost unanimously. He is looked upon as a really good hitter as I mentioned. He did sign for money below his slot. He’s not going to be a Major League Catcher unless his defensive skills improve in the Minors but he has a really Good chance to be a Major League player because of his bat. Your argument isn’t with me. It’s with people who know a lot more about baseball than I do.

  • RWN #9


    Friday, June 13, 2014 - 11:20 AM EST

    I don’t give much credence to sports analysts national or otherwise, they are in the business of getting attention not providing insight or information, the scouts and former participates in baseball or other sports all pan their pronouncements. Time will tell with Schwarber, as evidential and empirical evidence derived on the playing field will determine his fate. I was told by a Rocky Mtn scout of another franchise that was drafting near the ten spot that Schwarber was top of their board and not as a LF’er either. He already is an adequate catcher, good back stop, good feet, quick release and has the intel to call a solid game, his downside is his arm is below canon like, but so is Posey and Mauer and McCann all offensive catchers whose WAR numbers are only less than superstar Molina. Absolutely he has to develop or refine his defensive game in the minors. But I don’t see him as an OF’er unless he is a utility player which means his bat diminishes as he ascends.

  • RWN #10


    Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 2:15 PM EST

    Just thought you all might like to see an IU prodigy make a first impression. Schwarber hits HR, a 3-run blast in his first game as a pro in A- Ball. He went 3-4 as well. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aTB8HTNG5S4

  • Harvard for Hillbillies #11


    Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 2:24 PM EST

    Damn…Visions of Roy Hobbs shattering light bulbs. Are we sure the Cubs don’t want this young man sooner more than later?

  • iulongago #12


    Saturday, June 14, 2014 - 8:23 PM EST

    …and his day confirms what the “experts” had to say if one believes that a single game assures the future. He can hit (2 singles and a homerun) but he’s not a good defensive catcher (allows a stolen base and his throwing error results in a run). I truly do hope the kid makes it but it will probably be with a team other than the Cubs. They will need pitching and they’ve got plenty of hitters to use in a trade. He might be one of them.

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