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Matt Szczur

26-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2016 Stats

AVG

.375

HR

2

RBI

12

R

11

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   

May 21, 2016  –  Matt Szczur News

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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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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 27 44 40 11 15 4 1 1 2 12 1 1 4 5 0 0 0 .375 .432 .600 1.032
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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)     107 190 174 22 45 14 8 1 5 25 3 1 14 31 1 1 0 .259 .312 .402 .714

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)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 28 Phi Did not play.
May. 27 Phi 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .432 .600 1.032
May. 25 @StL 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .389 .450 .639 1.089
May. 24 @StL 1 1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .371 .436 .629 1.065
May. 23 @StL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .353 .421 .559 .980
May. 22 @SF 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .353 .421 .559 .980
May. 21 @SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .355 .429 .581 1.010
May. 20 @SF Did not play.
May. 19 @Mil Did not play.
May. 18 @Mil Did not play.
May. 17 @Mil Did not play.
May. 15 Pit Did not play.
May. 14 Pit Did not play.
May. 13 Pit Did not play.
May. 11 SD Did not play.
May. 11 SD Did not play.
May. 10 SD Did not play.
May. 9 SD Did not play.
May. 8 Was Did not play.
May. 7 Was Did not play.
May. 6 Was Did not play.
May. 5 Was Did not play.
May. 4 @Pit Did not play.
May. 3 @Pit Did not play.
May. 2 @Pit 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .367 .441 .600 1.041
May. 1 Atl 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .357 .419 .607 1.026
Apr. 30 Atl Did not play.
Apr. 29 Atl 1 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .400 .593 .993
Apr. 28 Mil 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .379 .462 .841
Apr. 27 Mil Did not play.
Last 7 Days 10 2 4 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000
Last 14 Days 10 2 4 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000
Last 30 Days 16 5 7 0 1 1 6 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 .438 .471 .750 1.221

Matt Szczur: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 19 15 2 4
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
2016124130.250.6671.024
2015372140.243.432.725
2014261110.346.538.909

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016287191.429.5711.038
2015353042.200.229.492
2014365140.139.222.427

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016145151.357.5711.042
2015365151.222.333.596
2014304140.200.333.606

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016266170.385.6151.023
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 44 40 9.1% 11.4% 0.80 88% .394 .225
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3-Year Averages     72 67 6.9% 18.1% 0.38 81% .264 .089
Career     190 174 7.4% 16.3% 0.45 82% .290 .143

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

Contact

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.375 AVG
ELITE
88% Contact Rate
GREAT
.394 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.600 SLG
ELITE
.225 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.80 BB/K
ELITE
9.1% BB Rate
GOOD
11.4% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

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1.032 OPS
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.432 OBP
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Matt Szczur: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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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Szczur went 1-for-1 with a three-run double in the Cubs' season-opening victory over the Angels on Monday.

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Szczur will be on the Opening Day roster, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

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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.