Frank Schwindel

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Frank Schwindel
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Schwindel with the Kansas City Royals in 2019
Detroit Tigers
First baseman
Born: (1992-06-29) June 29, 1992 (age 27)
Livingston, New Jersey
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
March 28, 2019, for the Kansas City Royals
MLB statistics
(through April 10, 2019)
Batting average.067
Home runs0
Runs batted in0

Frank J. Schwindel (born June 29, 1992) is an American professional baseball first baseman in the Detroit Tigers organization. He has played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Kansas City Royals.


Schwindel attended Livingston High School in Livingston, New Jersey.[1] He attended St. John's University and played college baseball for the St. John's Red Storm from 2011 to 2013.[2] During college, he also played for the Riverhead Tomcats of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League in 2011, and the Keene Swamp Bats of the New England Collegiate Baseball League in 2012.[2] The Royals selected Schwindel in the 18th round of the 2013 MLB draft.[3][4]

Schwindel played for the Idaho Falls Chukars in his debut season of 2013, producing a line of .300/.336/.431/.767 with 6 home runs and 42 RBI in 64 games. He played for the Lexington Legends and the Wilmington Blue Rocks in 2014, combining to hit .280/.309/.500/.809 with 22 home runs and 75 RBI in 118 games. In 2015, he played for Wilmington and the Northwest Arkansas Naturals, he combined to hit .252/.281/.383/.664 with 7 home runs and 54 RBI in 123 games. He spent the entire 2016 season with Arkansas, hitting 270/.301/.446/.747 with 20 home runs and 68 RBI in 120 games. He split the 2017 season between Arkansas and the Omaha Storm Chasers, combining to hit .329/.349/.541/.890 with 23 home runs and 97 RBI in 133 games. His 2018 was spent with Omaha, hitting .286/.336/.506/.842 with 24 home runs and 93 RBI in 134 games.[2] Schwindel appeared in the Triple-A All-Star Game in 2018.[5]

Schwindel received a non-roster invitation to 2019 major-league spring training.[6] He was named to the Royals' Opening Day roster.[7][8] On May 14, he was designated for assignment.[9] He was released on May 18, 2019.

On May 28, 2019, Schwindel signed a minor league deal with the Detroit Tigers.[10]


  1. ^ "Livingston's Frank Schwindel had monster season for Royals' affiliates". Diamond Nation. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Frank Schwindel". Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  3. ^ Torres, Maria (March 28, 2018). "Royals 1B Frank Schwindel not on major league roster 2018 | The Kansas City Star". Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  4. ^ "Frank the Tank: Meet Frank Schwindel, the cult hero of Royals spring training – The Athletic". March 22, 2018. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  5. ^ "Frank Schwindel and Trevor Oaks will represent Storm Chasers in Triple-A All-Star game | Storm Chasers". July 10, 2018. Retrieved August 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Royals invite 19 players to Major League Spring Training". January 8, 2019. Retrieved March 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "Frank Schwindel has made the Royals' opening day roster ... according to George Brett". kansascity. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  8. ^ "Royals make it official, Frank Schwindel and Kyle Zimmer are on opening day roster. He was later sent down, only after collecting 1 major league hit". kansascity. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  9. ^ "Royals' Frank Schwindel: DFA'd by Kansas City". CBS Sports. May 14, 2019. Retrieved May 14, 2019.
  10. ^ Adams, Steve (May 28, 2019). "Tigers Sign Frank Schwindel to Minor League Deal". Retrieved May 28, 2019.

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