Kyle Schwarber is on a ridiculous home run tear. The Washington Nationals’ slugger cranked two more blasts on Monday night against the Washington Nationals, giving him 24 homers on the season.
Having 24 dingers before the All-Star break is impressive enough in itself, but the rate Schwarber has been hitting bombs this month is particularly absurd. Schwarber has 15 homers over his last 17 games, and 11 homers over his last nine games.
— MLB (@MLB) June 28, 2021
.@kschwarb12 has 15 HR in his last 17 games. 11 in his last 9.
— MLB (@MLB) June 29, 2021
15 HR in a 75 PA span, last 50 seasons:
Kyle Schwarber 2021
Barry Bonds 2001
Mark McGwire 1999
Sammy Sosa 1998
— Jeremy Frank (@MLBRandomStats) June 29, 2021
Kyle Schwarber has 11 home runs in his last 9 games
That's tied for the most HR in any 9-game span since at least 1901, with 1968 Frank Howard (2 overlapping spans)
— Sarah Langs (@SlangsOnSports) June 29, 2021
Schwarber struggled in 2020 with the Chicago Cubs (.188/.308/.393 slash line with 11 homers in 224 plate appearances), and the Cubs even non-tendered him over the offseason. After not drawing a lot of interest on the open market, Schwarber signed a one-year, $10 million deal with the Nats in January.
And it’s safe to say that deal is an incredible bargain for Washington (even if he didn’t play another game the rest of the season).
The 28-year-old outfielder has a .250/.334/.567 slash line with a .380 wOBA and 141 wRC+, and has been taking things a completely different level over the last few weeks.