Kyle Joseph Schwarber (born March 5, 1993) is an American professional baseball outfielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played in MLB for the Chicago Cubs.
He played college baseball for the Indiana Hoosiers. He was drafted by the Cubs in the first round of the 2014 MLB draft, and made his MLB debut on June 16, 2015.
Schwarber was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the first round, fourth overall, in the 2014 Major League Baseball draft. He signed on June 11. Upon being drafted, MLB.com analyst Bernie Pleskoff profiled Schwarber as a "game-changing" power-hitter.
The Cubs promoted Schwarber to the major leagues on June 16, 2015, to serve as a designated hitter for six games during interleague play. Schwarber made his major league debut as a position player that night, replacing ejected starting catcher Miguel Montero in the eighth inning against the Cleveland Indians.
Schwarber made his MLB debut June 16, 2015, for the Chicago Cubs.