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Crystal Ball: Kyle Schwarber, Chicago Cubs

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By reader request, here is a Crystal Ball for Kyle Schwarber of the Chicago Cubs

The Crystal Ball is NOT a PREDICTION in the sense of me saying "this is how the guy will turn out." The idea is to generate discussion about a player by presenting one possible outcome for his career, based on what we currently know about him.

It is not just thrown together; I try to make them logical, based on the outcomes of players who were similar at the same stage of their career. Sometimes a CB represents a maximal outcome, sometimes it is more of a middle ground.

What do you think of this one? Can you spot the free agent signings, the injuries, and the trades?

Kyle Schwarber
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K BA OBP SLG SB HBP Age
2015 Cubs 69 232 52 57 6 1 16 43 36 77 0.246 0.357 0.487 3 4 22
2016 Cubs 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0.2 0 0 0 23
2017 Cubs 133 470 72 123 16 0 25 87 69 133 0.262 0.367 0.455 5 9 24
2018 Cubs 145 528 85 138 26 1 29 92 77 142 0.261 0.362 0.479 3 6 25
2019 Angels 152 540 83 129 27 2 22 83 71 149 0.239 0.338 0.419 2 10 26
2020 Angels 133 397 71 120 22 1 27 81 59 92 0.302 0.403 0.567 3 8 27
2021 Angels 80 318 38 87 19 0 11 38 59 89 0.274 0.395 0.437 1 5 28
Tigers 49 178 21 42 11 1 10 33 26 38 0.236 0.337 0.478 0 1
2022 Athletics 154 562 88 145 29 0 33 102 81 134 0.258 0.354 0.486 1 3 29
2023 Athletics 136 498 69 123 25 1 25 84 72 109 0.247 0.348 0.452 0 5 30
2024 Athletics 16 57 5 12 3 0 3 12 7 14 0.211 0.308 0.421 0 1 31
2025 Athletics 143 465 72 119 19 0 23 71 67 109 0.256 0.356 0.445 0 5 32
2026 Twins 129 403 56 110 17 1 16 65 60 90 0.273 0.377 0.439 1 7 33
2027 Twins 53 178 18 43 6 0 6 21 19 36 0.242 0.322 0.376 0 2 34
Cubs 33 38 2 10 2 0 3 11 4 9 0.263 0.333 0.553 0 0
2028 Cubs 102 167 18 38 6 0 5 14 20 32 0.228 0.317 0.353 0 2 35
2029 Orioles 14 42 5 11 2 1 1 7 6 12 0.262 0.354 0.429 0 0 36
1543 5077 755 1307 236 9 255 844 734 1267 0.257 0.359 0.458 19 68