Latest Update Schierholtz will be recalled from Triple-A Syracuse on Saturday Sat Aug, 23, 11:55 AM
Is gifted athletically: has speed and size, shows good power at the plate and throws rockets from right field. Hustles in the field and on the bases.
Flaws: : Needs more consistency overall, since he can be too streaky both as a hitter and as a fielder. Is also somewhat injury-prone. Doesn't hit lefties well.
The Nationals will likely swap out Michael Taylor to make room for the arrival of Schierholtz who gets to play against his former team, the Giants. He'll serve as the fourth outfielder but could see a start maybe. Maybe a little DFS play if the match-up is right?Analyst: Howard Bender
That minor league run didn't last long for Schierholtz as he just reported to Syracuse yesterday. He was batting just .192/.240/.300 in 99 games for the Cubs this season but with the Nationals losing their veteran bench bat Nate McLouth for the season, he was a nice piece with some pop to pick up for bench depth. Analyst: Drew Phelps
Someone is bound to pick up Schierholtz, especially if they could use a left-handed bat off the bench who also doubles as one heck of a defensive replacement in right field. We don't anticipate him sitting out on the open market for too long.Analyst: Howard Bender
The handwriting has been on the wall lately as Schierholtz has been sitting more lately, even against right-handed pitching. He can either accept the assignment or head into the free agent pool. Someone is likely to pick him up as depth for a stretch run, but he's not going to see the same playing time he saw in the first half of the season.Analyst: Howard Bender