Wednesday, January 20, 2021

The Washington Nationals Sign Kyle Schwarber to a 1-year deal, pending a physical (Updated with Salary projection & Stats

The Washington Nationals make thier first big move of 2021 by signing OF Kyle Schwarber to a 1-year deal, pending a physical.

UPDATE: Schwarber will receive $10 million, according to a report from ESPN’s Jesse Rogers.

Here are Schwarber’s batting average with

  • Bases empty .227/.333/.469 113 wRC+ 71 HR 71 RBI 45 2B
  • Men on base .236/.340/.495 112 wRC+ 50 HR 208 RBI 26 2B
  • Runners In Scoring Position .199/.333/.434 90 wRC+ 26 HR 149 RBI 11 2B

This morning, it has been reported that the Washington Nationals have signed OF Kyle Schwarber to a 1-year deal, pending a physical.

Kyle Schwarber was tendered this offseason by the Chicago Cubs. Manager Davey Martinez is familiar with OF Kyle Schwarber due to his time with the Chicago Cubs.

Schwaber will play left field, therefore moving Juan Soto to the right side of the outfield. This move also gives the Nationals three potentially big left-handed bats (Soto, Schwarber, Bell) but leaves them with some pretty shaky defense at several positions that they still need to address.

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In 2019, he batted .250/.339/.531 with 38 home runs and 92 RBIs. He was thrown the highest percentage of curveballs of all major league batters (14.7%). In 2019, on defense, he led all National League left fielders in errors, with 6, and had the lowest fielding percentage of all major league left fielders (.974).

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Schwaber was part of the 2016 World Series Chicago Cubs team. During that postseason, Schwaber had 17 at-bats and had a batting average of .412 with 2 RBI’s and a .971 slugging percentage.

*We will update the article with more information as it becomes available

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