Frank Schwindel

Frank Schwindel

29-Year-Old First Baseman1B
Chicago Cubs
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Schwindel began the 2021 season with Oakland, though he was DFA'd in mid-July after a short stint in the majors. From there, he was claimed off waivers by the Cubs and took over the full-time first base role after Anthony Rizzo was traded to the Yankees. From July 30 on, he emerged as one of the most surprising fantasy heroes of the season by belting 13 home runs while hitting .342/.389/.613 across 56 games to close the campaign. Unfortunately, we've probably seen the best of Schwindel already. Besides the fact that he had only 15 major-league plate appearances prior to his age-29 season, Schwindel's metrics suggest that he overperfomed in 2021. He had an 8% barrel rate - narrowly above league average - and his average exit velocity was a below-average 86.9 mph. The Cubs have upgraded their lineup early this offseason, but Schwindel could nevertheless get the first chance to start at first base to begin 2022 -- just don't expect a repeat of the heroics. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#241
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Cubs in March of 2022.
Goes deep twice Tuesday
1BChicago Cubs
May 24, 2022
Schwindel went 3-for-5 with two home runs, three RBI and three runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Reds.
ANALYSIS
Schwindel made life difficult for Tyler Mahle, taking the Cincinnati starter deep in the first inning with a runner on, then again in the fifth with the bases empty. The Chicago first baseman has four home runs across his past four games, bringing his season total to six. After losing some playing time to Alfonso Rivas earlier in the year, Schwindel seems to be back in a regular role, and he's certainly rewarded the Cubs for that lately with his power.
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Batting Order Slot Breakdown
vs Right-Handed Pitchers
vs RHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
3
13
7
2
vs Left-Handed Pitchers
vs LHP
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
#7
#8
#9
1
5
6
Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+16%
OPS vs LHP
2022
 
 
+9%
OPS vs LHP
2021
 
 
+18%
OPS vs LHP
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020vs Left .946 122 15 8 16 0 .297 .361 .586
Since 2020vs Right .814 291 44 12 46 2 .289 .323 .491
2022vs Left .711 42 4 2 5 0 .250 .286 .425
2022vs Right .655 112 11 4 14 0 .226 .268 .387
2021vs Left 1.076 80 11 6 11 0 .324 .400 .676
2021vs Right .913 179 33 8 32 2 .327 .358 .556
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2020
 
 
+11%
OPS at Home
2022
 
 
+4%
OPS at Home
2021
 
 
+15%
OPS at Home
2020
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OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2020Home .896 210 32 10 31 0 .306 .362 .534
Since 2020Away .808 203 27 10 31 2 .277 .305 .503
2022Home .684 81 9 3 10 0 .227 .284 .400
2022Away .655 73 6 3 9 0 .239 .260 .394
2021Home 1.029 129 23 7 21 0 .356 .411 .619
2021Away .895 130 21 7 22 2 .298 .331 .565
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Frank Schwindel compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
BB/K
0.23
 
BB Rate
4.9%
 
K Rate
21.6%
 
BABIP
.257
 
ISO
.162
 
AVG
.227
 
OBP
.265
 
SLG
.390
 
OPS
.655
 
wOBA
.294
 
Exit Velocity
96.6 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
27.7%
 
Barrels/PA
4.3%
 
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2019 Fantasy Outlook
Quadruple-A hitters like Schwindel are Quad-A hitters until proven otherwise. Coming into 2019, he has 233 games at Triple-A under his belt. While he hit 41 homers in that stretch, he only walked 44 times, and that's not the type of ratio that typically works for players at the bottom of the defensive spectrum. He has posted excellent strikeout rates in the upper levels, but also logged a 15 percent linedrive rate at Triple-A last year, which is not ideal. Schwindel is right-handed and turns 27 in June, so while he is getting big-league opportunities early this season, extreme pessimism is warranted until he sheds that Quad-A tag. For now, he will operate on the short side of a platoon with lefty-hitting Ryan O'Hearn.
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Hits clutch home run Sunday
1BChicago Cubs
May 22, 2022
Schwindel went 1-for-2 with two walks, a solo home run and two runs scored in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.
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Goes deep in loss
1BChicago Cubs
May 22, 2022
Schwindel went 1-for-4 with a solo home run in Saturday's loss to the Diamondbacks.
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Collects two hits Tuesday
1BChicago Cubs
May 18, 2022
Schwindel went 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.
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Garners fifth straight start
1BChicago Cubs
May 16, 2022
Schwindel will start at first base and bat cleanup in Monday's game against the Pirates.
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Set to rejoin big club
1BChicago Cubs
May 9, 2022
The Cubs will recall Schwindel from Triple-A Iowa ahead of Monday's game in San Diego, Meghan Montemurro of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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