Kyle Schwarber, Washington
Hot remains an understatement for Schwarber over the last his last five contests:
Since moving to lead-off on June 8th, he's logged 16 games spanning 67 plate appearances with 14 runs, 12 home runs, 24 RBI and a robust .316/.388/.947 slash line. This comes with a 31.3 strikeout rate but also a .632 isolated power with a 238 weighted runs created plus (wRC+) metric. He's produced 14 barrels of his last 38 batted ball events (36.8 barrel percentage) and 20 hard hits (exit velocity 95 MPH+). Yes, he will cool off but seeing more fastballs atop the lineup ahead of Trea Turner means the power should continue.
Jake Cronenworth, San Diego
After launching his 11th home run of the season Wednesday night,...