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Matt Szczur

25-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2015 Stats

AVG

.172

HR

0

RBI

5

R

3

SB

2

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 ...

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LEAGUE: AAA    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 16, 2015  –  Matt Szczur News

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Szczur was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score 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 BOI 18 82 73 17 29 9 9 0 0 8 1 0 6 11 0 2 1 .397 .439 .521 .960
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
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 15 65 57 9 18 5 2 1 2 8 3 2 6 13 0 2 0 .316 .369 .491 .860
2015 25 MAJ CHC 18 34 29 3 5 2 2 0 0 5 2 0 3 9 1 1 0 .172 .242 .241 .483
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3-Year Averages     33 66 62 6 14 4 2 0 2 5 0 0 4 11 0 0 0 .226 .273 .355 .628

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. 22 @Ari Did not play.
May. 21 @SD Did not play.
May. 20 @SD Did not play.
May. 19 @SD Did not play.
May. 17 Pit Did not play.
May. 16 Pit Did not play.
May. 15 Pit 7 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .242 .241 .483
May. 14 NYM 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .136 .231 .227 .458
May. 13 NYM 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .217 .158 .375
May. 12 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .105 .217 .158 .375
May. 11 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .111 .227 .167 .394
May. 10 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .118 .238 .176 .414
May. 9 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .125 .250 .188 .438
May. 8 @Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .133 .263 .200 .463
May. 7 @StL 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .278 .214 .492
May. 6 @StL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .357 .300 .657
May. 5 @StL Did not play.
May. 4 @StL Did not play.
May. 3 Mil Did not play.
May. 2 Mil Did not play.
May. 1 Mil Did not play.
Apr. 29 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 28 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 27 Pit Did not play.
Apr. 26 @Cin Did not play.
Apr. 25 @Cin Did not play.
Apr. 24 @Cin Did not play.
Apr. 23 @Pit Did not play.
Apr. 22 @Pit Did not play.
Apr. 21 @Pit Did not play.
Last 7 Days 7 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .572
Last 14 Days 15 2 3 1 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .267 .467
Last 30 Days 19 2 3 1 0 0 4 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 .158 .158 .211 .369

Matt Szczur: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 16 15 1
2014 26 6 9 13 1

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Matt Szczur Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015131020.154.308.508
2014261110.346.538.909

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015162032.188.188.465
2014365140.139.222.427

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015173041.235.294.610
2014304140.200.333.606

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015120011.083.167.310
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 BOI 82 73 7.3% 13.4% 0.55 85% .468 .124
2010 20 A PEO 30 26 10% 16.7% 0.60 81% .238 .116
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 65 57 9.2% 20% 0.46 77% .381 .175
2015 25 MAJ CHC 34 29 8.8% 26.5% 0.33 69% .250 .069
Rest Of Season     Subscribe now to see our Rest Of Season projections for Matt Szczur
3-Year Averages     66 62 6.1% 16.7% 0.36 82% .245 .129

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2015 Stat Review for Matt Szczur    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.172 AVG
TERRIBLE
69% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.250 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.241 SLG
TERRIBLE
.069 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.33 BB/K
WEAK
8.8% BB Rate
GOOD
26.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.483 OPS
TERRIBLE
.242 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Szczur went 2-for-7 with three RBI in an 11-10 win over the Pirates on Friday.

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Szczur was called up from Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Szczur will be called up to the Cubs on Tuesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Szczur was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday.

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Szczur is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rockies, ESPN Chicago reports.

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Szczur, Ryan Sweeney, and Jonathan Herrera are battling for the final two spots on the Cubs' bench, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Szczur (leg) played the entire game in center field Thursday against the Angels.

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Szczur missed Wednesday's Cactus League game after crashing into the wall in Tuesday's game, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Szcur clubbed his second home run of the year, while going 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Cardinals.

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Szczur went 1-for-3 Thursday, getting his first big-league hit in the process.

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Szczur will be called up to the Cubs on Sunday, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.