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Matt Szczur

Matt Szczur 41 CF

Chicago Cubs

  • Status: Active
  • Full Name: Matthew Szczur
  • Age: 25 (July 20, 1989)
  • Birthplace: Cape May, NJ
  • Bats/Throws: R/R Ht: 6' 1" Wt: 195
  • Draft: Round 5 (2010, CHC)
  • MLB Debut: 08/17/2014
  • School: Villanova
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Matt Szczur Stats Summary

Matt Szczur Career Stats

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Matt Szczur Awards and Honors

Matt Szczur  41 CF

  • Full Name: Matthew Szczur
  • Born: July 20, 1989
  • Age: 25
  • Birthplace: Cape May, NJ
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Height: 6' 1"
  • Weight: 195
  • Draft: Round 5 (2010, CHC)
  • School: Villanova
  • MLB Debut: 08/17/2014

Selected by the Chicago Cubs out of Villanova University in the fifth round of the June 2010 First-Year Player Draft. ... Ranked as the Cubs' No. 10 prospect by MLB.com entering the 2013 season. ... Enjoyed a two-sport career at Villanova in football and baseball. ... In 2010, he was VU's first .400 hitter since 1997, batting .443 while earning First Team All-Big East honors. ... Made national news when he donated peripheral blood cells to a young leukemia patient who had a 1-in-80,000 change of finding a match. ... On the football field, Szczur led the Wildcats to the 2009 Division I Football Championship Series National Title in 2009 and was named MVP of the Championship game with 270 all-purpose yards and a career-high 159 rushing yards. ... Selected by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 38th round of the June 2007 Draft, but did not sign.