Schwarber has tremendous game for Iowa

Cubs No. 2 prospect cracks two doubles and a homer in Triple-A win

Schwarber has tremendous game for Iowa

Kyle Schwarber has been hitting consistently for Triple-A Iowa since getting sent down from the big leagues on June 23, but he had yet to provide an monster day at the plate until Tuesday.

That's when the Cubs No. 2 prospect (No. 40 overall) went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run and two RBIs in an 8-3 win over New Orleans. Schwarber did all of his damage before the fifth inning was over and then teammate and No. 21 prospect Christian Villanueva added a three-run double in the ninth to put the contest away.

Schwarber has moved quickly through Chicago's ranks since being drafted in the first round last summer. He coasted through three levels in 2014 and then hit .320/.438/.579 with 13 homers and 39 RBIs in 58 games for Double-A Tennessee this year before the Cubs came calling. After a successful six-game stint (.364/.391/.591), the club sent him down for his first taste of Triple-A ball in late June. He will represent the team in the 2015 All-Star Futures Game.

Tuesday marked his second homer in an Iowa uniform and he's now hitting .358 through 15 games.

Alex M. Smith is a reporter for This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.