Joe Maddon choosing to bat Kyle Schwarber leadoff for the Cubs has been a debatable topic, as Schwarber certainly isn’t your traditional leadoff hitter; he’s a big run producer with his prodigious power. Traditional baseball thinking would say that Schwarber belongs in the middle of the batting order.
But the main reason Schwarber is batting first is because of his tremendous eye at the plate, as shown by his outstanding 17.5 walk percentage in the early going. And it turns out he can also show off traits you picture in the old school leadoff hitter, like laying down a beautiful bunt.
On the first pitch Schwarber saw to lead off the bottom of the first, he put down an unbelievable bunt that somehow rolled right on the foul line for a few seconds before hitting the base for a bunt single. This is pretty incredible:
Kyle Schwarber with the greatest bunt of all-time. pic.twitter.com/lJmnOVRnr7
— Matt Clapp (@TheBlogfines) April 18, 2017
That’s a very impressive feat for a guy that is better known for doing stuff like this at the dish: