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.
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.
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