Kyle Schwarber Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/5/1993 (28)
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Kyle Schwarber News
Washington Nationals outfielder Kyle Schwarber had no hits in two at-bats while also drawing a walk on Friday in a 1-0 loss to the Giants. Schwarber did pretty well offensively in May, but he is struggling in June, batting .148. Fantasy managers who have Schwarber rostered should not be alarmed. He should be more productive as the season progresses.
Washington Nationals outfielder Kyle Schwarber (knee) is not in the starting lineup for Thursday's game against Tucker Davidson and the Atlanta Braves. Josh Harrison is getting the start in left field while Jordy Mercer is playing second base in the game. Schwarber was forced to exit Wednesday's game after injuring his knee in the field. Nationals manager Dave Martinez told reporters that Schwarber's knee locked up after he attempted to dive for a foul ball. He was replaced in the game by Andrew Stevenson. The injury doesn't sound too severe at this point. Schwarber should be considered day-to-day with a chance to return on Friday against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Washington Nationals outfielder Kyle Schwarber (knee) was forced to exit early during Wednesday's game against the Atlanta Braves. Manager Dave Martinez noted that Schwarber left after his knee locked up on him after his diving attempt to catch a foul ball. The slugging lefty outfielder was able to walk off the field under his own power. The team will hopefully give more information about Schwarber on Thursday. Andrew Stevenson could be asked to make a spot start or two if Schwarber sits out to rest.
Washington Nationals outfielder Kyle Schwarber had his worst big league season in 2020, a poor enough showing that landed him a ticket out of the Windy City and into the nation's capital. The lefty slugger will look to bounce back in a rebuilt Washington lineup along with fellow NL Central defector Josh Bell, both of whom hope to provide much need protection for superstar Juan Soto. Schwarber certainly has the power to strike fear into opposing pitchers, with a career .249 ISO and .343 wOBA, but he'll need to rebound after a pitiful 2020 campaign. Schwarber put up career-worsts across the board, posting a .188 BA, .701 OPS, 29.5% K rate, and .204 ISO. Those numbers hardly make Schwarber worthy of a big league job, especially considering his poor outfield defense. Fortunately, Schwarber should be afforded a long leash in Washington, as the club doesn't have currently anyone to threaten his job in left field. He'll be just 28 years old on opening day, so Schwarber still finds himself in his physical prime, meaning a rebound is in the cards. His 92.8 MPH average exit velocity and 40.8% hard hit rate indicate that great power still lurks in his bat. He'll need to improve upon a career-high 50.8% ground ball rate and 49.6% pull rate if he hopes to increase his atrocious .219 BABIP from a year ago. With a current NFBC ADP around 200, Schwarber could be a nice value for those in need of power late in drafts, though his ultimate upside is probably an average range of .240-.250 with 25-30 home runs in a 162-game season.