Kyle Schwarber is on a tear.
After hitting 10 home runs in August, the former IU slugger has already produced three more in September.
His bomb into the seats on Sunday evening in San Diego was his 40th of the season for the lefty.
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— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) September 5, 2023
Schwarber is putting up unique numbers in 2023.
He’s currently third in the National League in home runs this season.
In addition to the 40 home runs, he’s first in the National League in strikeouts, second in walks, eighth in runs batted in with 89, and he’s batting just .193. More than 40 percent of his hits have been home runs. And he’s doing that from of all places, the leadoff spot.
The 30-year old put up career highs with 46 home runs and 94 runs batted in a season ago. With 15 games remaining, he could surpass both of those totals.
For his career, Schwarber is up to 239 homers. That’s second all-time for IU products in Major League Baseball behind only Ted Kluszewski, who hit 279.
Selected in the first round of the 2014 MLB Draft (fourth overall) by the Cubs, Schwarber is the highest draft pick in Indiana baseball history. In IU history, he ranks fifth in slugging percentage (.607), sixth in home runs (40), eighth in hits (238) and is tied for eighth in triples (12) and runs (182).
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