Kyle Schwarber voted NL Player of the Month in June
According to mlb.com Kyle Schwarber was voted as the NL Player of the Month in June after slashing .272/.385/.680 with an MVP-level OPS of 1.065.
For the month, Kyle Schwarber ranked 1st in the National League in HR (12), R (27), RBI (27), and was arguably the most important hitter for the Phillies, who clawed their way back into playoff contention with a 19-8 record.
According to ESPN Stats & Info, Schwarber now has hit a home run in June every 9.7 at-bats in his career, good for the highest in MLB history, one spot ahead of Babe Ruth.
Somehow, Schwarber is the first Phillies player to win the award since May 2013, when Domonic Brown took home the honors on the way to his lone all-star appearance. I think I speak for all fans when I say that I find it laughable that Bryce Harper did not win the award last season during his 2021 NL MVP season.
It is the second consecutive June that Schwarber has taken home the award in June, after he smashed 17 homers for the Washington Nationals. After signing a 4 year, $78 million deal this offseason he struggled in his first month in red pinstripes, batting just .169 through the month of April.
Fast forward to July and his contract seems like a steal as he is on pace to blast 48 HR and surpass 100 RBI. His 31-game hit streak that ended on the last day of the month, was the longest by an Phillie since Chase Utley in 2006.
If the Phillies are going to continue to threaten for the final NL Wildcard playoff berth after losing superstar Bryce Harper to a broken hand, they will need Kyle Schwarber to continue producing at an all-star level.
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