Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Jul 28 '13

Nate Schierholtz homered off Sergio Romo in the top of the ninth as the Cubs beat the Giants 1-0 on Saturday.

Schierholtz has helped his trade value with three homers and four doubles in his last five games. The Cubs have him under control for next year, so they don't need to flip him. Still, if the right offer comes along, he's available.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Jul 25 '13

Nate Schierholtz went 3-for-6 with a double, home run and five RBI in Wednesday's 7-6, 10-inning victory against the Diamondbacks.

Schierholtz's three-run bomb off Ian Kennedy was part of a four-run fifth inning that momentarily gave the Cubs a 6-0 lead. He's hit safely in four straight games, pushing his slash line to an impressive .277/.334/.521. Schierholtz, who is making just $2.25 million this season, is on the trade block and may be roaming another outfield within the next week.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Jul 14 '13

Phil Rogers of the Chicago Tribune reports that the Pirates are "studying deals" for Nate Schierholtz and Alex Rios.

Either would be an upgrade in right field, a position where the team's production (.239/.302/.377) has been lacking this season. Rogers notes that Rios "seems like a reach" for the Pirates since he's owed, between his salary and buyout, $13.5 million beyond this season. Schierholtz, who is making just $2.25 million this season, could be the more realistic fit and would form a solid platoon with Jose Tabata. Schierholtz is batting .269/.327/.498 with 11 homers and 34 RBI this season.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Jul 13 '13

Nate Schierholtz is out of the Cubs' lineup on Saturday.

Schierholtz is feeling general soreness, so he'll sit this evening. Cubs manager Dale Sveum said Schierholtz could sit out Sunday's game as well. Schierholtz, prime trade bait, is batting .269/.327/.498 and is on pace for 20 homers. Dave Sappelt is starting in right field for the Cubs.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Jul 12 '13

Nate Schierholtz went 0-for-3 with a walk against the Cardinals on Friday.

The Northsiders are suffering through a typically awful year, but Schierholtz is enjoying the best season of his career. Entering 2013, Schierholtz had never posted a WAR of 1.0 over a six-year career. Schierholtz has accrued a 1.6 WAR for the Cubs in half a season. He's batting .269/.327/.498 and is on pace for 20 homers. Schierholtz is likely to be traded this month, which would likely increase his fantasy value.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Jun 26 '13

Nate Schierholtz went 2-for-4 with his 11th home run in a loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.

The outfielder remains one of the only bright spots for the Cubs, as he also hit his 19th double in the game and has driven in 32 runs on the year. He doesn't have a ton of value now, but if he's traded to a contender next month he could be an asset down the fantasy stretch.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Jun 22 '13

Nate Schierholtz hit his 10th home run of the season Saturday in the Cubs' loss to the Astros.

It has been another dismal year for the Northsiders, but Schierholtz is looking like a pretty nice catch. He has a .289/.341/.557 batting line in 62 games played and may be worth a roster spot in standard mixed fantasy leagues.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS May 08 '13

Nate Schierholtz went 2-for-4 with a two-run double Wednesday in a losing cause against the Cardinals.

We were pretty skeptical about the Cubs' plan to use Schierholtz as a No. 5 hitter, but he's been terrific there so far, hitting .299 with four homers, 12 doubles and 17 RBI in 97 at-bats. He'll fade some offensively, but perhaps not as much as we thought. Getting out of San Francisco and into a decent ballpark for hitters seems to have done him a lot of good.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Apr 11 '13

Nate Schierholtz went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base Thursday in a loss to the Giants.

All three hits were singles. Schierholtz is now hitting .370 (10-for-27) with one home run, three doubles, four RBI and two stolen bases on the young season. He's on the strong side of a platoon with Scott Hairston in right field, so he should be owned in all NL-only formats and could even come in handy in deeper mixed leagues which allow daily lineup changes.

Nate Schierholtz RF WAS Dec 21 '12

Cubs signed OF Nate Schierholtz to a one-year, $2.25 million contract.

The deal was announced over two weeks ago and has finally become official. He can also earn $500,000 more in incentives. Schierholtz has posted an uninspiring .270/.319/.409 batting line over six seasons but is expected to start in right field, with David DeJesus handling center until Brett Jackson is deemed ready.