2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Kyle Schwarber
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at Kyle Schwarber and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from the Chicago Cubs outfielder during the 2020 MLB season.
It seems like every season fantasy owners await the breakout by Kyle Schwarber . In 2019, he set career highs in home runs, RBI and runs while reducing his strikeout percentage for a second straight year. Small sample sizes never guarantee a carry over effect, but ignoring Schwarber’s numbers from August second on would be a mistake. Over his last 52 contests, Schwarber accrued 195 plate appearances with 28 runs, 13 doubles, 14 home runs, 38 RBI, a .349 isolated power, a .352 batting average on balls in play (unsustainable), a home run per fly ball percentage of 28 percent and a .308/.395/.657 slash line. Pretty, pretty good.
On the season, Schwarber appeared in 155 contests with 82 runs, 38 home runs, 92 RBI, two stolen bases and a .250/.339/.531 slash. When weighing how his 2020 will project, Schwarber enters his power peak turning 27 in March. Last year, he recorded a career best isolated power of .282, a 24.1 home run per fly ball rate and 11.5 walk percentage. It’s trite to...