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...