Kyle Schwarber is Breaking Out

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Kyle Schwarber is Breaking Out

Postby Duke Silver » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:11 pm

If you want to read 3,000 words of me fawning over Kyle Schwarber, then I've got just the thing for you:

http://www.northsidebaseball.com/articl ... eaking-out
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Re: Kyle Schwarber is Breaking Out

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Mon Apr 17, 2017 11:23 pm

Great stuff.

One suggestion, the comparisons to Bryant were really good, but it feels like a table might have illustrated them much better than reading about them in paragraph form. Having tried to create tables in the editor I can sympathize with not wanting to go through that hassle though.
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Re: Kyle Schwarber is Breaking Out

Postby sneakypower » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:15 am

on deck: Addison Russell is Breaking Out
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Re: Kyle Schwarber is Breaking Out

Postby Duke Silver » Tue Apr 18, 2017 2:53 am

sneakypower wrote:on deck: Addison Russell is Breaking Out


That is actually on deck.
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Re: Kyle Schwarber is Breaking Out

Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Apr 18, 2017 3:15 am

Hopefully he and Bryant can share some beauty secrets for this.
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Re: Kyle Schwarber is Breaking Out

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:43 am

Outstanding work, Duke. As you mentioned, there are a few factors working against Schwarber that will likely always suppress his BA a little bit (pull tendency and deep count succeptibility to ump discretion chief among them) but the gains in contact are definitely nice to see. In a lot of his Ks he hasn't looked overmatched but rather has just finally lost the battle after fighting off several tough pitches. When I got on him about going Gallo it was only in relation to his K% approaching 40 at that time. I love watching that dude at the plate. He has enormous oppo power and hope he can tap into that a little bit.

Again, great article
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Re: Kyle Schwarber is Breaking Out

Postby jumbo » Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:32 pm

Outstanding article. The final paragraph comparing him to some of the best hitters in the game is bonerific. Someone must have a gif for that
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Re: Kyle Schwarber is Breaking Out

Postby 17 Seconds » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:18 am

striking*
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Re: Kyle Schwarber is Breaking Out

Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:20 am

This article might have killed him.
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Re: Kyle Schwarber is Breaking Out

Postby Duke Silver » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:27 am

Sammy Sofa wrote:This article might have killed him.


It most certainly did. I'm going to start blogging about the Cardinals.
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Re: Kyle Schwarber is Breaking Out

Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:31 am

*sucking butthole
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Re: Kyle Schwarber is Breaking Out

Postby mikeyt34 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 7:24 am

This slump isn't going to last.

Odd that his splits aren't much diffent and favor LHP a bit although the LHP sample size is small. I don't think facing LHP'ing is the problem, he's not hitting RHP'ing either right now. He says he's not taking a different approach leading off, his patient eye is there, but maybe he needs to be a bit more aggressive earlier in counts? Hopefully we are all laughing about this slump come All-Star break.

LHP .182 .379 .364 .743
RHP .222 .329 .365 .694
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