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Matt Szczur

25-Year-Old Outfielder – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

AVG

.226

HR

2

RBI

5

R

6

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 sp...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 195   DOB: 7/20/1989   BORN: Cape May, NJ   COLLEGE: Villanova   DRAFTED: 5th Rd   

September 23, 2014  –  Matt Szczur News

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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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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 PEO 66 298 274 55 86 21 15 1 5 27 17 5 21 28 0 1 2 .314 .366 .431 .797
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
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

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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
Sep. 28 @Mil Did not play.
Sep. 27 @Mil 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .273 .355 .628
Sep. 26 @Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .273 .355 .628
Sep. 24 StL Did not play.
Sep. 23 StL 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .290 .379 .669
Sep. 22 StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .236 .288 .327 .615
Sep. 21 LAD 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .241 .293 .333 .626
Sep. 20 LAD 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .304 .346 .650
Sep. 19 LAD 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .315 .360 .675
Sep. 18 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 17 Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .302 .327 .629
Sep. 16 Cin 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .308 .333 .641
Sep. 15 Cin Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Pit 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .313 .356 .669
Sep. 13 @Pit 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .311 .357 .668
Sep. 12 @Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .293 .237 .530
Sep. 10 @Tor 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .300 .243 .543
Sep. 9 @Tor 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .308 .250 .558
Sep. 8 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 7 Pit 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .286 .219 .505
Sep. 6 Pit 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .242 .194 .436
Sep. 5 Pit 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .214 .241 .214 .455
Sep. 3 Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .231 .200 .431
Sep. 2 Mil 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .240 .208 .448
Sep. 1 Mil Did not play.
Aug. 31 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .217 .250 .217 .467
Aug. 30 @StL 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .261 .227 .488
Aug. 30 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .211 .167 .378
Aug. 29 @StL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .176 .222 .176 .398
Aug. 28 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .235 .188 .423
Last 7 Days 10 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 .400 .500
Last 14 Days 20 4 3 1 0 1 2 1 5 0 0 0 0 0 .150 .190 .350 .540
Last 30 Days 47 5 11 2 0 2 5 3 9 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .280 .404 .684

Matt Szczur: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
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
2014261110.346.538.909

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014365140.139.222.427

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014304140.200.333.606

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
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 PEO 298 274 7% 9.4% 0.75 90% .336 .117
2011 21 A+ DAY 182 173 2.7% 11% 0.25 88% .270 .150
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

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

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2014 Stat Review for Matt Szczur    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.226 AVG
TERRIBLE
82% Contact Rate
GOOD
.245 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.355 SLG
POOR
.129 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.36 BB/K
WEAK
6.1% BB Rate
WEAK
16.7% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.628 OPS
TERRIBLE
.273 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

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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Szczur was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Szczur led off against the Brewers and hit a single and scored a run.

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Szczur, 24, is hitting .283/.354/.368 with three home runs, 41 RBI and 21 steals through 114 games for Double-A Tennessee.

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Szczur, 23, is batting .287/.357/.384 with two home runs, 37 RBI and 20 steals through 86 games for Double-A Tennessee.

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Szczur had his first four-hit game of the season for Double-A Tennessee on Saturday.

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Szczur, 23, is slashing .301/.370/.385 with two home runs, 18 RBI and 13 steals through 36 games for Double-A Tennessee.

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Szczur, 23, is batting .296/.358/.437 with two home runs, 12 RBI and six steals through 18 games for Double-A Tennessee.

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Szczur is 9-for-22 (.409) with four RBI and two steals through five games for Double-A Tennessee.

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Szczur was optioned to Double-A Tennessee on Friday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Szczur, 23, is batting .230/.309/.426 with one home run, four RBI and three steals through 16 games since being promoted to Double-A Tennessee.

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Szczur is hitting .273/.373/.387 with a pair of homers and 26 steals through 62 games at High-A Daytona this season.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.