"horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

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Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Postby Duke Silver » Wed May 23, 2018 8:13 pm

UMFan83 wrote:Yo Duke, you didn't start writing about fantasy baseball for Fangraphs did you?

https://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/you-w ... -too-soon/

Just checking


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Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Wed May 23, 2018 11:03 pm

Duke Silver wrote:
UMFan83 wrote:Yo Duke, you didn't start writing about fantasy baseball for Fangraphs did you?

https://www.fangraphs.com/fantasy/you-w ... -too-soon/

Just checking


Somehow someone else is going to write about him and not curse him.


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Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Postby Regular Show » Thu May 24, 2018 7:39 am



Great throw by Schwarbs. Amazing tag by Baez.

Great exchange in comments lol:



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Postby mul21 » Thu May 24, 2018 11:24 am

That needs to be the new “fun yeah!“ gif that used to get posted when Lackey did it.
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Postby Bull » Thu May 24, 2018 6:55 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:Image

I feel like if you would loop that after he passes the door, you could make it look like he never stops walking.
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Postby DonnieD » Fri May 25, 2018 3:01 am

He’s a DH, not even a passable fielder
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Postby 17 Seconds » Tue May 29, 2018 1:13 am

fwar

schwarber- 1.5
harper- 1.4
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Postby Tim » Tue May 29, 2018 1:18 am

17 Seconds wrote:fwar

schwarber- 1.5
harper- 1.4

Good - I hope he keeps lowering his price.
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Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Postby David » Tue May 29, 2018 2:17 pm

17 Seconds wrote:fwar

schwarber- 1.5
harper- 1.4


albert almora 1.7

(i know it's not at all relevant to this thread but just saying that's pretty sweet)
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue May 29, 2018 2:37 pm

Good to see you guys coming to your senses and hopping on the Machado over Harper bandwagon.
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Postby Banedon » Tue May 29, 2018 3:04 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Good to see you guys coming to your senses and hopping on the Machado over Harper bandwagon.


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Postby BigSlick » Wed May 30, 2018 7:48 pm

DonnieD wrote:He’s a DH, not even a passable fielder

He's rated as one of the best corner outfielders in the game right now

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Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Postby DonnieD » Fri Jun 01, 2018 8:06 pm

BigSlick wrote:
DonnieD wrote:He’s a DH, not even a passable fielder

He's rated as one of the best corner outfielders in the game right now

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Postby d_money » Sat Jun 02, 2018 1:51 pm

Loving the production out of Schwarber - both offensively and defensively. He's on a mission.
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Postby Bull » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:54 pm

d_money wrote:Loving the production out of Schwarber - both offensively and defensively. He's on a mission.

I feel like Schwarber’s offense is getting lost in the discussion of his defense and Javy’s offense. He’s been ridiculously productive. Bryantesque level.
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Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Postby Regular Show » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:22 am



Schwarber now has seven outfield assists. Seven! He doesn't have a cannon for an arm, but he's accurate and faster to the ball this year. I wonder when dumb teams will stop running on him... I really miss Baez because the tag from Zobrist was not great.

Anyway, keep up the good work Schwarbs!

http://www.bleachernation.com/2018/06/1 ... one-video/
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Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Postby JennieGarthAlgar » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:54 pm

For real, if you pause that video and go frame by frame you see just how badly Zobrist tagged there and almost blew the play.
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Postby TBS Playoffs Insider » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:18 am

Is this the first time a "best shape of his life" offseason actually resulted in an entirely different player?
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Postby 17 Seconds » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:40 am

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:Is this the first time a "best shape of his life" offseason actually resulted in an entirely different player?


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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Jun 30, 2018 12:47 am

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:Is this the first time a "best shape of his life" offseason actually resulted in an entirely different player?


Everyone in the 90's and early 2000's
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Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Postby d_money » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:34 am

TomtheBombadil wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:Is this the first time a "best shape of his life" offseason actually resulted in an entirely different player?


Everyone in the 90's and early 2000's

That’s when everyone said “I worked really hard in the offseason...”.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:00 am

"I went to Tyler Colvin's strength camp"
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Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Postby OleMissCub » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:05 am

Just another reminder that Kyle currently has a 6.7 UZR, which is the sixth highest in the MLB for an OF

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Re: "horsefeathers looks like The Thing" - The Kyle Schwarber Thread

Postby PackLandVA » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:48 pm

Saw this article earlier today about Schwarber's defense. Also makes reference to Harper's defense this year, or lack of.

Link to Cubs.com Article

Quickly, what do those numbers say? Well, Baseball Reference ranks Schwarber five runs above average. John Dewan, who has been studying defense forever, has him plus-one on his plus-minus scale (which estimates how many plays above or below the average player are made). Fangraphs has Schwarber five runs above average. The Statcast™ folks have him slightly below average but show him holding his own.


So I don't really kow what to make of his defense.

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