Yeah, Kyle Schwarber still has power you can’t teach. But you can certainly see it.
All homers look good, but this particular shot just makes you shake your head and laugh (@Cubs):
May not count but it’s still fun to watch. pic.twitter.com/YY8ifVcBDp
— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) March 9, 2018
Exit velocity: 255 mph. Probably.
Schwarber ripped that one off of Angels righty Matt Shoemaker, who appears to be having a “hard contact” kind of day. Not to take away from what Schwarber just did to that pitch, of course, which is illegal in most states, as I understand the law.
Just be safe out there in the outfield, fans, because trying to catch that one barehanded is going to leave you with a souvenir as the baseball fuses itself to your shattered bones.
The homer was Schwarber’s second of the spring, with the first coming just a few days ago. That homer, of course, was paired with his third stolen base of the spring, as Schwarber shows of his new wheels. He famously got ridiculously fit in the offseason, and the hope is not necessarily that he’ll become a stolen base threat or it’ll suddenly make him even more of a force at the plate. Instead, the hope is for a little more agility in the outfield and on the bases, a little overall better health and durability, and yes, maybe a little more flexibility at the plate.