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Matt Szczur

27-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2016 Stats

AVG

.291

HR

3

RBI

19

R

20

SB

1

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Szczur rode the shuttle between Chicago and Triple-A Iowa for most of the season, with predictable results at both stops. Though he hit well in Iowa, his sporadic playing time in the big leagues led t...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 200   DOB: 7/20/1989   BORN: Cape May, NJ   COLLEGE: Villanova   DRAFTED: 5th Rd   

July 23, 2016  –  Matt Szczur News

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Szczur has not played the last two games and has just 20 at-bats this month, but he stayed up with the Cubs when Dexter Fowler was activated Friday.

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Matt Szczur Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 20 R MES 1 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 .500 .750 .500 1.250
2010 20 A PEO 6 30 26 6 5 2 1 1 0 2 0 0 3 5 0 0 1 .192 .300 .308 .608
2010 20 A BOI 18 82 73 17 29 9 9 0 0 8 1 0 6 11 0 2 1 .397 .439 .521 .960
2011 21 A+ DAY 43 182 173 20 45 14 7 2 5 19 7 0 5 20 2 1 1 .260 .283 .410 .693
2011 21 A PEO 66 298 274 55 86 21 15 1 5 27 17 5 21 28 0 1 2 .314 .366 .431 .797
2012 22 A+ DAY 78 352 295 68 87 25 19 4 2 34 38 12 47 50 2 4 4 .295 .394 .407 .801
2012 22 AA TEN 35 158 143 24 30 13 7 4 2 6 4 2 14 29 0 0 1 .210 .285 .357 .642
2013 23 AA TEN 128 574 512 78 144 34 27 4 3 44 22 12 50 75 3 3 6 .281 .350 .367 .717
2014 24 AAA IOW 116 457 414 52 108 18 16 1 1 24 30 7 30 78 9 1 3 .261 .315 .312 .627
2014 24 MAJ CHC 33 66 62 6 14 4 2 0 2 5 0 0 4 11 0 0 0 .226 .273 .355 .628
2015 25 AAA IOW 70 305 267 40 78 22 12 2 8 31 20 5 22 51 6 4 6 .292 .355 .442 .797
2015 25 MAJ CHC 47 80 72 5 16 6 5 0 1 8 2 0 6 15 1 1 0 .222 .278 .333 .611
2016 26 AA TEN 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
2016 26 MAJ CHC 67 118 110 20 32 9 5 1 3 19 1 3 7 23 1 0 0 .291 .333 .436 .769
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3-Year Averages     40 72 67 5 15 4 3 0 1 6 1 0 5 13 0 0 0 .224 .278 .313 .591
Career  (View All)     147 264 244 31 62 19 12 1 6 32 3 3 17 49 2 1 0 .254 .302 .385 .687

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Matt Szczur Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 29 Sea 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .333 .436 .769
Jul. 28 CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .328 .431 .759
Jul. 27 CWS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .327 .439 .766
Jul. 26 @CWS Did not play.
Jul. 25 @CWS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .330 .443 .773
Jul. 24 @Mil 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .292 .330 .443 .773
Jul. 23 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .327 .442 .769
Jul. 22 @Mil Did not play.
Jul. 20 NYM Did not play.
Jul. 19 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .330 .447 .777
Jul. 18 NYM 4 2 3 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .333 .451 .784
Jul. 17 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .317 .418 .735
Jul. 16 Tex 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .327 .432 .759
Jul. 15 Tex 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .277 .320 .426 .746
Jul. 10 @Pit 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .313 .419 .732
Jul. 9 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .306 .402 .708
Jul. 8 @Pit Did not play.
Jul. 7 Atl 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .309 .407 .716
Jul. 6 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .313 .411 .724
Jul. 5 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .316 .416 .732
Jul. 4 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .319 .420 .739
Jul. 3 @NYM 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .315 .425 .740
Jul. 2 @NYM Did not play.
Jul. 1 @NYM 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .322 .435 .757
Jun. 30 @NYM 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 .277 .318 .434 .752
Jun. 29 @Cin 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .318 .438 .756
Jun. 28 @Cin 7 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .313 .447 .760
Jun. 27 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .329 .464 .793
Jun. 26 @Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .333 .471 .804
Jun. 25 @Mia Did not play.
Last 7 Days 7 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .286 .375 .286 .661
Last 14 Days 17 4 7 2 0 0 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .412 .444 .529 .973
Last 30 Days 43 7 12 4 0 0 4 3 9 0 2 0 0 0 .279 .326 .372 .698

Matt Szczur: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 43 32 10 6
2015 33 26 6 4
2014 26 6 9 13 1

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Matt Szczur: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 111
2015 63

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Matt Szczur Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016468280.261.500.806
2015372140.243.432.725
2014261110.346.538.909

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201664121111.313.391.744
2015353042.200.229.492
2014365140.139.222.427

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20165092101.300.460.824
2015365151.222.333.596
2014304140.200.333.606

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20166011190.283.417.723
2015360031.222.333.626
2014322110.250.375.648
Matt Szczur Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 20 R MES 4 2 25% 0% 0.00 100% .500 .000
2010 20 A PEO 30 26 10% 16.7% 0.60 81% .238 .116
2010 20 A BOI 82 73 7.3% 13.4% 0.55 85% .468 .124
2011 21 A+ DAY 182 173 2.7% 11% 0.25 88% .270 .150
2011 21 A PEO 298 274 7% 9.4% 0.75 90% .336 .117
2012 22 A+ DAY 352 295 13.4% 14.2% 0.94 83% .350 .112
2012 22 AA TEN 158 143 8.9% 18.4% 0.48 80% .250 .147
2013 23 AA TEN 574 512 8.7% 13.1% 0.67 85% .325 .086
2014 24 AAA IOW 457 414 6.6% 17.1% 0.38 81% .319 .051
2014 24 MAJ CHC 66 62 6.1% 16.7% 0.36 82% .245 .129
2015 25 AAA IOW 305 267 7.2% 16.7% 0.43 81% .337 .150
2015 25 MAJ CHC 80 72 7.5% 18.8% 0.40 79% .268 .111
2016 26 AA TEN 2 1 50% 50% 1.00 0% .000 .000
2016 26 MAJ CHC 118 110 5.9% 19.5% 0.30 79% .345 .145
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3-Year Averages     72 67 6.9% 18.1% 0.38 81% .264 .089
Career     264 244 6.4% 18.6% 0.35 80% .296 .131

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2016 Stat Review for Matt Szczur    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.291 AVG
GREAT
79% Contact Rate
WEAK
.345 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.436 SLG
GOOD
.145 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.30 BB/K
WEAK
5.9% BB Rate
WEAK
19.5% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.769 OPS
GOOD
.333 OBP
GOOD

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Matt Szczur: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Szczur went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer in Friday's 6-0 victory over the Pirates.

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Szczur (hamstring) will be activated from the DL on Saturday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Szczur (hamstring) will start a rehab assignment with Double-A Tennessee on Thursday, Mark Gonzalez of the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Szczur (hamstring) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday due to a mild hamstring strain, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Szczur will have an MRI on his right hamstring Tuesday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN reports.

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Szczur left Monday's game against Pittsburgh with tightness in his right hamstring and is considered day-to-day, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Szczur swatted a grand slam home run in his only plate appearance to help propel the Cubs to a 6-1 win over Atlanta on Friday afternoon.

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Szczur is in the starting lineup Sunday against the Reds, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Szczur hit a run-scoring single in Thursday's win over the Reds.

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Szczur is in the lineup Tuesday against the Angels and will bat eighth in the order as the Cubs left fielder.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

Szczur finally made his MLB debut in August and hit two home runs in limited action. Strangely enough, he didn't attempt a stolen base after stealing 30 with Triple-A Iowa earlier in the year. Though he hit the two home runs with the Cubs, he doesn't have a lot of pop. If he makes the team this year, it'll be as a fifth outfielder and pinch runner. Hopefully new manager Joe Maddon will let him steal a base if the situation presents itself.

2014

Szczur spent all of last season with Double-A Tennessee, and while his numbers improved a little bit, a .717 OPS for a 24-year-old in his second go-round at the level is not going to cut it. He has speed, so he could be a potential fantasy asset, but there have been a lot of guys like him, and plenty of them never made a mark in the majors. Szczur's window is closing fast.

2013

The athletic outfielder had a far better showing in his second go-around at High-A, slashing .295/.394/.407 in 295 at-bats. He managed just two home runs, however, and then struggled in a 143-at-bat promotion to Double-A. Expect him to begin the season there, but he could move quickly if he shows he can handle the level as Alfonso Soriano and David DeJesus are both injury prone and available via trade, and Brett Jackson seemed overmatched in his first major league action. More likely, though, Szczur spends most of the season in the high minors before getting a callup in September.

2012

Szczur is a terrific all-around athlete, makes good contact and steals bases, but as a 21-year-old he struggled in 173 High-A at-bats. Nonetheless, he had a strong showing at Low-A and was placed on the team's 40-man roster in November. He's still raw, but a strong showing in 2012 could put him in the mix for an outfield job sometime in 2013.