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Matt Szczur

26-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2015 Stats

AVG

.211

HR

1

RBI

8

R

5

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   

July 5, 2015  –  Matt Szczur News

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Szczur was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat 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 54 229 204 29 62 19 10 2 7 25 17 4 17 35 1 2 5 .304 .368 .475 .843
2015 25 MAJ CHC 32 62 57 5 12 4 3 0 1 8 2 0 3 15 1 1 0 .211 .246 .316 .562
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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
Jul. 27 Col Did not play.
Jul. 26 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 25 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 24 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 22 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 22 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 21 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 20 @Cin Did not play.
Jul. 19 @Atl Did not play.
Jul. 18 @Atl Did not play.
Jul. 17 @Atl Did not play.
Jul. 12 CWS Did not play.
Jul. 11 CWS Did not play.
Jul. 10 CWS Did not play.
Jul. 8 StL Did not play.
Jul. 7 StL Did not play.
Jul. 7 StL Did not play.
Jul. 6 StL Did not play.
Jul. 5 Mia Did not play.
Jul. 4 Mia Did not play.
Jul. 3 Mia 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .246 .316 .562
Jul. 2 @NYM Did not play.
Jul. 1 @NYM Did not play.
Jun. 30 @NYM 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .250 .321 .571
Jun. 28 @StL 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .232 .288 .520
Jun. 27 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .218 .275 .493
Jun. 26 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .180 .222 .280 .502
Jun. 25 LAD 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .184 .226 .286 .512
Jun. 24 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .191 .235 .298 .533
Jun. 23 LAD 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .186 .234 .302 .536
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 18 1 5 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .278 .333 .611

Matt Szczur: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 24 20 5 1
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 49

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Matt Szczur Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015252140.240.480.739
2014261110.346.538.909

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015323042.188.188.423
2014365140.139.222.427

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015315151.226.355.628
2014304140.200.333.606

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015260031.192.269.484
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 229 204 7.4% 15.3% 0.49 83% .340 .171
2015 25 MAJ CHC 62 57 4.8% 24.2% 0.20 74% .268 .105
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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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.211 AVG
TERRIBLE
74% Contact Rate
POOR
.268 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.316 SLG
TERRIBLE
.105 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.20 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.8% BB Rate
POOR
24.2% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.562 OPS
TERRIBLE
.246 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Szczur was responsible for the only run of Tuesday's game, doubling home Anthony Rizzo in the sixth inning in a 1-0 victory over the Mets.

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Szczur homered in his first game back in the major leagues Monday against the Dodgers, a solo shot off Clayton Kershaw.

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Szczur has been called up from Triple-A Iowa and is in the lineup Monday against the Dodgers, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Szczur was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports.

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Szczur was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Saturday, Bruce Levine of 670 The Score reports.

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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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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.