I have no real opinion on Schwarber's defense, but UZR's creator always tabbed 3 seasons as a significant sample and most of the other metrics are less high. The team could use his cheap LH power and patience, he's young, good dude, cheap, LH, cheap...
Cubswin11 wrote:Schwarber would be less valuable in the AL/as a DH only because he adds positive value on defense and you’d be taking that away. It’s too early to be certain what Eloy will be but the minor league numbers give us a good idea, he’s going to do something like hit dongs, not walk a lot, K at an above average rate and probably have his BA move around from low-mid to high .200s depending on BABIP luck all while playing horsefeathers defense and dealing with nagging injuries.
That is an interesting take on how Eloy's MiL numbers will translate. If you're basing this off of Schwarber's ML performance, Eloy doesn't have to deal with the L v L matchup (which btw reflected in Schwarber's MiL stats behind the glitz) that cripples many LHHs, never struck out much in the minors relative to the league averages (including ~15% while hitting ~.330 with lots of power in AA/AAA as a 21 YO last year), hit .312 throughout all levels, and all while always being young for the leagues. I think you're selling that bat short, probably by alot.