Matt Szczur

Matt Szczur #20

  • LF
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 0"/200
  • Age: 27

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Matt Szczur Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.259 5 24 2 .712

Matt Szczur MLB Career Stats

AVG HR RBI SB OPS
.245 8 37 4 .673

Matt Szczur Bio

  • Full Name: Matthew Szczur
  • Pronunciation: SEE-zur
  • Born: 7/20/1989 in Cape May, NJ
  • Draft: 2010, Chicago Cubs, 5th rd. (160th overall)
  • College: Villanova
  • Debut: 8/17/2014
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Year AB R H HR RBI SB AVG OBP OPS
2016 Stats 185 30 48 5 24 2 .259 .312 .712
MLB Career Stats 319 41 78 8 37 4 .245 .297 .673
  • Status: Active

Matt Szczur Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Cubs NL 200 112 86.95 203.11 -0.03 12.59 36.49
MLB Avg - - - - 89.57 218.07 1.45 9.97 --
Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Exit Velocity (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2016 Cubs NL 200 112 86.95 203.11 -0.03 12.59 36.49
MLB Avg - - - - 89.57 218.07 1.45 9.97 --

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Awards

Matt Szczur Awards

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2011 Peoria MID

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Chi Cubs NL

SOU Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Tennessee SOU

SOU Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Tennessee SOU

FSL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2012 Daytona FSL

MID Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Peoria MID

Matt Szczur Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 3, 2016 Chicago Cubs activated LF Matt Szczur.
October 7, 2016 Chicago Cubs reassigned LF Matt Szczur to the minor leagues.
May 21, 2016 Chicago Cubs activated LF Matt Szczur from the 15-day disabled list.
May 19, 2016 Chicago Cubs sent OF Matt Szczur on a rehab assignment to Tennessee Smokies.
May 3, 2016 Chicago Cubs placed LF Matt Szczur on the 15-day disabled list. Right hamstring strain.
October 22, 2015 Chicago Cubs activated CF Matt Szczur.
October 7, 2015 Chicago Cubs reassigned CF Matt Szczur to the minor leagues.
August 26, 2015 Chicago Cubs recalled CF Matt Szczur from Iowa Cubs.
August 10, 2015 Chicago Cubs optioned CF Matt Szczur to Iowa Cubs.
August 8, 2015 Chicago Cubs recalled Matt Szczur from Iowa Cubs.
August 7, 2015 Chicago Cubs optioned CF Matt Szczur to Iowa Cubs.
August 3, 2015 Chicago Cubs recalled Matt Szczur from Iowa Cubs.
July 5, 2015 Chicago Cubs optioned CF Matt Szczur to Iowa Cubs.
June 22, 2015 Chicago Cubs recalled Matt Szczur from Iowa Cubs.
June 7, 2015 Chicago Cubs optioned CF Matt Szczur to Iowa Cubs.
June 2, 2015 Chicago Cubs recalled Matt Szczur from Iowa Cubs.
May 16, 2015 Chicago Cubs optioned CF Matt Szczur to Iowa Cubs.
May 6, 2015 Chicago Cubs recalled Matt Szczur from Iowa Cubs.
April 19, 2015 Chicago Cubs optioned CF Matt Szczur to Iowa Cubs.
August 17, 2014 Chicago Cubs recalled Matt Szczur from Iowa Cubs.
March 27, 2014 OF Matt Szczur assigned to Chicago Cubs.
March 12, 2014 Chicago Cubs optioned CF Matt Szczur to Iowa Cubs.
September 30, 2013 Chicago Cubs recalled Matt Szczur from Tennessee Smokies.
March 8, 2013 Chicago Cubs optioned Matt Szczur to Tennessee Smokies.
October 4, 2012 Chicago Cubs recalled Matt Szczur from Tennessee Smokies.
July 27, 2012 Matt Szczur assigned to Tennessee Smokies from Daytona Cubs.
April 3, 2012 Matt Szczur assigned to Daytona Cubs from Tennessee Smokies.
March 15, 2012 Chicago Cubs optioned Matt Szczur to Tennessee Smokies.
November 18, 2011 Chicago Cubs selected the contract of Matt Szczur from Daytona Cubs.
July 9, 2011 Matt Szczur assigned to Daytona Cubs from Peoria Chiefs.
May 17, 2011 Matt Szczur roster status changed by Peoria Chiefs.
May 13, 2011 Peoria Chiefs placed OF Matt Szczur on the temporarily inactive list.
April 4, 2011 OF Matt Szczur assigned to Peoria Chiefs from Chicago Cubs.
March 18, 2011 Peoria Chiefs released OF Matt Szczur.
March 13, 2011 OF Matt Szczur assigned to Chicago Cubs.
October 6, 2010 Peoria Chiefs activated OF Matt Szczur from the temporarily inactive list.
August 3, 2010 Peoria Chiefs placed OF Matt Szczur on the temporarily inactive list.
July 28, 2010 OF Matt Szczur assigned to Peoria Chiefs from Boise Hawks.
July 8, 2010 Matt Szczur assigned to Boise Hawks from AZL Cubs.
July 7, 2010 OF Matt Szczur assigned to AZL Cubs from Chicago Cubs.
July 6, 2010 Matt Szczur assigned to Chicago Cubs.
July 2, 2010 Chicago Cubs signed OF Matt Szczur.

Matthew Szczur Bio Info

Matt Szczur made his major league debut in 2014 and has seen major league time in parts of the last two seasons ... is in his seventh pro season after he was selected in the fifth round of the 2010 draft by the Cubs. Has batted .224 (30-for-134) with seven doubles, three homers and 13 RBI in 80 major league games for Chicago ... has appeared in 32 games (12 starts) in left field, 17 games (four starts) in right field and 15 games (eight starts) in center field. Owns a .281 batting average (613-for-2,179) with 361 runs scored, 113 doubles, 19 triples, 26 home runs and 195 RBI in 561 career minor league games. Has drawn 199 walks while striking out 347 times in 2,442 total plate appearances. Led the Southern League with 144 hits in 2013. Was named a 2013 Southern League mid-season and post-season All-Star ... was named a 2012 Florida State League mid-season All-Star. Named the third-best prospect in the Cubs system by Baseball America following the 2011 season. Was selected to the Team USA roster for the 2011 XM Satellite Radio All-Star Futures Game, July 10, at Chase Field in Arizona. Attended Villanova University in Philadelphia, Pa., and enjoyed a stellar two-sport (baseball and football) career ... in 2010, was the first .400 hitter for Villanova since 1997, batting .443 to earn First-Team All-Big East honors. His .443 batting average in 2010 was the fourth-highest in school history and his .392 career average ranks fifth in school history. Donated peripheral blood cells to a young leukemia patient who only had a 1-in-80,000 chance of finding a match ... missed 10 games during the 2010 college baseball season due to medication taken in advance of the donation ... was featured on ESPN's E:60 and was named one of their top stories of 2013. A wide receiver, he led the Wildcats football team to the quarterfinals of the Division I Football Championship in 2008, the national title in 2009 and the semifinals in 2010. Selected by the Dodgers in the 38th round of the 2007 draft, but did not sign. Graduated from Lower Cape May (N.J.) Regional High School in 2007.

2015

Matt Szczur had seven stints with the Cubs, batting .222 (16-for-72) with five doubles, one homer and eight RBI in 47 games ... spent the remainder of the season with Iowa where he hit .292 (78-for-267) with 12 doubles and eight homers in 70 contests. Made the Opening Day roster for the first time in his career ... appeared in eight games, batting .200 (2-for-10), before he was optioned to Triple-A Iowa, April 19. Was recalled and optioned five more times before being recalled August 26 for the remainder of the season. Appeared in 26 games (eight starts) in left field, six games (four starts) in center field and four games in right field. Recorded his first career walk-off RBI, May 15 vs. Pittsburgh, in the Cubs 11-10, 12-inning victory ... went 2-for-7 with a career-high three RBI, including a single in the 12th inning eluding a stumbling Gregory Polanco to drive in the winning run. With Iowa, drove in 31 runs and scored 40 times ... swiped 20 bases. Held a 14-game hitting streak (.367/22-for-60) with Iowa, July 20-August 13, including seven multi-hit games.

2014

Matt made his major league debut with Chicago after he was selected from Triple-A Iowa, August 17...He played in 33 games for the Cubs, hitting .226 (14-for-62) with two doubles, two homers and five RBI...In 116 games with Iowa, batted .261 (108-for-414) with 16 doubles, one triple, one home run and 24 RBI...In his six-plus weeks with Chicago, played six games (four starts) in left field, nine games (four starts) in center field and 13 games (four starts) in right field...Batted .256 (10-for-39) as a starter...Hit .174 (4-for-23) off the bench...Batted .346 (9-for-26) off left-handed pitching...Made his major league debut the day he was promoted, August 17 at the Mets, appearing as a pinch-runner and remaining in the game in right field (0-for-1)...Recorded his first major league hit, August 21 vs. San Francisco, a single off Madison Bumgarner...Delivered a two-run single for his first career RBI, September 7 vs. Pittsburgh...Belted his first career home run, September 13 at Pittsburgh, off Justin Wilson...Began the year with Iowa, his first at the Triple-A level, and went on to play 79 games in center field, 20 in left field and 14 in right field...Finished with a .996 fielding percentage (1 E/238 TC) and 12 outfield assists...Had a season-high three hits with Iowa five times, last done on August 14 vs. Las Vegas...Finished his time with Iowa hitting .292 (19-for-65) in his final 14 games starting August 1 prior to his selection to the Cubs.

2013

Matt spent the entire campaign at Double-A Tennessee, posting a .281 average (144-for-512) with 78 runs scored, 27 doubles, four triples, three home runs and 44 RBI in 128 games ... he led the Southern League in hits, ranked tied for third in runs scored and tied for seventh in batting average... Set career-highs in games played, at-bats, hits, doubles and hit-by-pitches (6)... Had nearly identical averages against southpaws and right-handed hurlers, logging a .280 mark (40-for-143) against lefties while hitting .282 (104-for-369) against righties... Was 32-for-95 (.337) in 25 June games after posting a .268 average (30-for-112) in 26 May contests... Excelled with the bases loaded, going 5-for-13 (.385) with 13 RBI and a .500 on-base percentage... Named to the mid-season All-Star team after registering a .291 average (74-for-254) in the first-half of the season... Appeared in 92 games in center field, 23 in right field, 14 in left field and one game as a designated hitter... Posted a .992 fielding percentage (2 E/259 TC)... Had a season-high 11-game hitting streak, June 21-July 4 … batted .392 (20-for-51) with eight RBI... Totaled 39 multi-hit games, including 29 two-hit affairs, eight three-hit contests and two four-hit games.

2012 Matt batted .267 (117-for-438) with 26 doubles, eight triples, four home runs, 40 RBI and 42 stolen bases in 113 games between Single-A Daytona and Double-A Tennessee ... missed over three weeks in June with a strained left knee. ...Began the season with Daytona, hitting .295 (87-for-295) with two homers and 34 RBI in 78 games before he was promoted to Tennessee, July 27. ...Despite missing over three weeks in June with a strained left knee, led the Florida State League with 68 runs scored and 38 stolen bases at the time of his promotion to Double-A. ...Hit at a .420 clip (21-for-50) with six walks, five doubles, a triple and 10 RBI with runners in scoring position and two outs with Daytona. ...Made one error in 78 games with Daytona, while appearing at all three outfield positions. ...Was named a Florida State League mid-season All-Star. ...Promoted to Tennessee, July 27, and went on to hit .210 (30-for-143) with seven doubles, four triples, two homers and six RBI in 35 games. 2011 Matt combined to bat .293 (131-for-447) with 22 doubles, three triples, 10 homers and 46 RBI in his first full minor league season with Single-A Peoria and Single-A Daytona, helping the D-Cubs to the Florida State League title...Began the season with Peoria, hitting .314 (86-for-274) with a .366 on-base percentage, 17 stolen bases, 15 doubles, five homers and 27 RBI in 66 games. Hit safely in 13 of his first 15 contests, April 7-May 1, and posted a .405 batting average in that stretch...Batted .385 (25-for-65) against southpaws...had a .342 May batting average (26-for-76)...was 20-for-58 (.345) with runners in scoring position...Named to the Midwest League All-Star Game...Promoted to Daytona, July 13, and went on to bat .260 (45-for-173) with seven doubles, two triples, five homers and 19 RBI in 43 games...stole seven bases without being caught...Closed out the regular season with four-straight two-hit games, and hit .368 during Daytona's post-season run to the FSL title. 2010 In his first taste of professional baseball, Matt hit .347 (35-for-101) in 25 games between Rookie-League Mesa, Single-A Boise and Single-A Peoria...Hit safely in his first 21 career games spanning three stops...posted a .405 batting average (34-for-84) during the run that saw him score 21 times...Spent the majority of his time at Boise, hitting .397 (29-for-73) with nine doubles and eight RBI in 18 contests...With the Hawks, posted a .429 average (24-for-56) against right-handed hurlers.