Kyle Schwarber is one baseballer who has risen very fast in his professional career with lots of laurels to show for it as well. He was drafted in the first round selection by the Chicago Cubs in 2014 and by 2015 he made his MLB debut. The following year, Kyle led his team to their first World Series title since 1908. Find out here what makes Kyle Schwarber as thick as he is.
Kyle Schwarber’s Bio
The star baseballer was born on the 5th day of March 1993 in Middletown, Ohio to Greg and Donna Schwarber. He was raised alongside his 4 siblings which comprised of 3 sisters; Lindsey, Alicia, and Kelly Schwarber, and his brother, Jamin Schwarber.
Kyle who is also identified with the nicknames Hulk, Schwarbs or Warbird has his full name given as Kyle Joseph Schwarber. He is an American by nationality and is of German-American ethnicity.
Like most of his peers in his hometown when they were teens, Kyle Schwarber attended Middletown High School in Middletown, Ohio and distinguished himself with his impressive batting skills. In his 4 years in high school, Kyle hit .408 with 18 home runs and 103 RBIs. This set him apart as one lad to watch out for as he began his college career.
For college, the Ohio native enrolled at the Indiana University-Bloomington (Bloomington, Indiana). His college baseball career saw him named as freshman All-American by Louisville Slugger and Collegiate Baseball Newspaper; and first-team All-American by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA). Kyle was also a finalist for the Johnny Bench Award.
He got drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 1st round of 4th overall in the MLB Draft of 2014 and made his pro debut against Boise Hawks. His performance for his side wasn’t short of expectation and this saw him gain a promotion to the Kane County Cougars of the Class A Midwest League and the Daytona Cubs of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League just within one season. With these 3 teams, he made 72 game appearances and recorded .344/.428/.634 with 18 home runs, 53 RBIs, and 18 doubles.
Kyle Schwarber got promoted to play in the major leagues on 6 June 2015 and since then he has been having a smooth career though with a few injury breaks here and there. On the whole, Kyle’s career stats have him with GP – 257, AB – 839, R – 148, H – 190, RBI – 130, BB – 133, SO – 283, HR – 57, with an Avg of .226.
Weight Loss Journey
Realizing that he can’t be 235 lbs and play outfield effectively, Kyle got himself committed to losing some excess body mass without losing his one of a kind hitting force.
During the offseason of 2017, the young American baseballer who has his eyes set on being a Gold Glover in the course of his career saw himself lose as much as 20 lbs. When it was time for the spring training of 2018, he was almost unrecognizable looking fit and well built as against the heavier looking Kyle people knew before.
His weight loss journey had him eating only what was prepared and scheduled for him to eat by a professional, his favorite meal is chicken parmesan and pizza and during this time, fast food was a no-no for him while Saturdays was a meal cheat day. On the sweaty side of the weight loss journey, his workouts included agility drills on the football field. In all, Kyle was faithful to his weight loss plan and that explains why it paid off within a short period of time.
Paige Hartman is the lucky lady who has Kyle Schwarber all to herself. The two have been dating since 2010 and it is said that they attended the same high school.
While Schwarber went to Indiana University, Paige attended the University of Cincinnati where she pursued a degree in childhood education and later Paul Mitchell School – a beauty school in Cincinnati where the MLB beau graduated from in 2015. Throughout their college time, distance never posed a barrier for the love they had for each other.
Other Facts About Kyle Schwarber
Ethnicity: His great-great-grandfather, Otto was born in Baden, Germany before he emigrated to Cincinnati.
Hobbies: During offseasons, Kyle enjoys spending time hunting. His other hobbies are watching and playing football.
Parents’ Occupations: His father is a police veteran in Middletown and Germantown, Ohio while his mother was a nurse.