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The competition is suited for Schwarber’s skillset: he doesn’t have to deal with high velocity and isn’t asked to make contact with tough pitches.
He will be asked to send batting practice baseballs as far as possible, as frequently as possible.
If he excels against major league pitching, especially from the power department, imagine what he can do with softly-tossed balls.
Schwarber currently leads the National League in homers with 28 and is having another impressive year.
So far, he is hitting .219/.332/.524 with 61 runs and 57 RBI, leading the Phillies in recent games.
The slugger, who signed a four year contract reportedly worth $79 million in the offseason, made the announcement through his own Instagram account.
Schwarber Has Derby Experience
It will not be Schwarber’s first participation in a Home Run Derby.
Four years ago, in 2018, he played as a member of the Chicago Cubs.
He left an incredible impression, but finished second behind fellow slugger and now-teammate Bryce Harper.
When it comes to raw power, few players in the league can match Schwarber’s.
He doesn’t always make contact, but when he does, it’s usually loud.
More participants will be revealed in the upcoming hours, as preparations for the All-Star events take place.
The festivities will be in Los Angeles this year, at Dodger Stadium.
People there, and the millions who will be watching on television, will pay close attention to every Schwarber turn.
Fans love home runs, so Monday night is the perfect time for everybody to relax and enjoy.