Kyle Schwarber selected for the 2022 MLB All-Star Game, joins Bryce Harper
Phillies slugging outfielder Kyle Schwarber has been named to the National League All-Star Team as an outfield reserve.
Schwarber joins Bryce Harper, who was selected as the NL DH but will not participate due to his broken thumb. This is Schwarber’s second consecutive ASG selection, and the 2nd of his career.
Kyle Schwarber has slashed .222/.336/.531 (.867) on the year, with 28 HRs, 57 RBIs, 69 hits, 12 doubles, and 61 runs scored. Schwarber is the NL leader in homers and trails Aaron Judge (30) by just two. Schwarber’s 1.9 WAR is the 4th best on the team at 1.9, behind Harper, Hoskins, and Realmuto.
It feels like every time Schwarber steps up to the plate, he hits a home run. He’s hitting .318/.400/1.000 over the last seven days (6 games), with 5 HRs and 6 RBIs. After being removed from the leadoff spot by Joe Girardi back in May, Schwarber returned to where he belongs and has been making the most of it.
Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler were snubbed, as both are having fantastic seasons for the Phils. Nola is 5-6 in 17 starts, totaling 111.1 innings. He’s struck out 120 batters, holds a 9.7 K/9 ratio, a 0.93 WHIP, and a 3.4 WAR, leading all Phillies pitchers. Zack Wheeler has K’d 104 with a 2.46 ERA, a 3.2 WAR and has allowed just 5 homers in 16 starts.
The MLB All-Star Game takes place on July 19th at Dodger Stadium. With Kyle Schwarber sitting at 2nd in the MLB in HRs, he’s set to get an offer for the Home Run Derby, which takes the place the night before.
Up Next for the Phillies
The Phillies look to win the series tonight, with Aaron Nola on the mound.
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