And Now Playing Kris Bryant, Here's Kyle Schwarber (VIDEO)

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And Now Playing Kris Bryant, Here’s Kyle Schwarber (VIDEO)

Cubs Minor Leagues and Prospects

kyle schwarber featureIn his first game with the Low-A Boise Hawks, Chicago Cubs prospect, and top 2013 draft pick, Kris Bryant struck out all five times he came to the plate. It was an ominous start … which said absolutely nothing about what he would do thereafter. The thereafter was pretty much Bryant sparkling all over the Northwest League, then the Florida State League, then the Arizona Fall League, and now the Southern League.

Making his debut with the Low-A Boise Hawks last night, Chicago Cubs prospect, and top 2014 draft pick, Kyle Schwarber told Kris Bryant to shove it. I mean, kinda. I’m sure they’ll be friends.

But Schwarber’s Boise debut was nothing like Bryant’s: the big lefty bat, playing catcher, went 3-4 with a homer. That either means that he’ll now pull a 180 like Bryant, and his next 12 months will be a misery of constant strikeouts and Twitter derision, or he’ll just improve from here, like Bryant did, and, by June 2015, he’ll be hitting six homers per game at Tennessee (when he has an off night, that is).

And, now, what you want to see: Schwarber’s bomb from last night. I love how the right fielder turns, takes three lazy steps and knows the dark truth. That ball is long gone:


Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.