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Phillies May Need To Rest The Slumping Kyle Schwarber

Written by Tony Ghaul

Kyle Schwarber blasted a National League-leading 46 home runs last season. The Phillies dealt with his low .218 batting average and 200 strikeouts because of his ability to hit for power.

So far in 2023, Schwarber has 12 home runs and 25 RBI. His batting average is a miniscule .166. That’s an unacceptable average even for the power that he provides.

Batting averages don’t lie. Schwarber just hasn’t been as productive as last season.

Schwarber has struggled defensively in left field. He’s necessary plays, but when he has to run down a shot in the corner, his limitations are visible.

It may be time to give Schwarber a few extra days rest. If the Phillies want to make another deep postseason run they’ll need Schwarber to elevate his offensive level of play.

Kyle Schwarber of the Philadelphia Phillies. Photo courtsey of Fantasy Alarm

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Tony Ghaul