- Kyle Schwarber has moved up the NL MVP betting boards.
- The Phillies’ left fielder has seen his MVP odds improve from 100-1 on Monday to 40-1 after Wednesday.
A few weeks ago, Kyle Schwarber was having a good but unspectacular season for a Washington Nationals team that was lagging in the team standings. Washington is still at the bottom of their division but after having back-to-back two home run games earlier this week, Schwarber has slugged his way to MVP conversation in the National League.
No on Hotter than Kyle Schwarber
There’s no one hotter than Kyle Schwarber!
4 homers over his last 2 games. pic.twitter.com/yrys45i1je
— MLB (@MLB) July 7, 2022
With four home runs hit during a two-game span earlier this week , no one in baseball is hotter at the plate than Schwarber. He is the first Phillies player with back-to-back multi-homerun games since Chase Utley on April 13 and 14, 2006.
Schwarber’s total of 27 home runs this season is second-most in the majors this season, behind only the 30 of Aaron Judge. They are the most by a Phillies player in his first 80 career games with the franchise, beating the record set by Raul Ibanez in 2009. It’s also four more than the 22 Rhys Hoskins had during the 2017-18 season, and five more than Jim Thome hit during the 2002 campaign.
In June 2021, Shcwarber hit 16 home runs in 19 games as a Washington National.
Here’s your daily Kyle Schwarber June HR tally update:
6/12 – SCHWAR💣
6/13 – 2 SCHWAR💣s
6/14 – SCHWAR💣
6/19 – 2 SCHWAR💣s
6/20 – 3 SCHWAR💣s
6/23 – SCHWAR💣
6/24 – 2 SCHWAR💣s
6/25 – SCHWAR💣
6/28 – 2 SCHWAR💣s
6/29 – SCHWAR💣@kschwarb12 // #NATITUDE pic.twitter.com/8MzZMA7UVO
— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) June 29, 2021
Although he didn’t drill as many this year, Scharber’s 12 home runs in June 2022 gave him a total of 28 over the past two years and 47 home runs in 457 career at-bats during the month of June. His ratio of one home run in every 9.7 June at-bats is the best in the history of baseball, even better than the legendary Babe Ruth’s mark. Schwarber also has 25 home runs through the first 81 games of the season for the second straight year, joining Mark McGwire and Ken Griffey Jr. as the only players in MLB history to do so for different teams.
Schwarber Moved to +4000 to win NL MVP on Wednesday
Kyle Schwarber sits at +4000 to win NL MVP.👀pic.twitter.com/GiRxIVQzgS
— ClutchPoints Betting (@CPBetting) July 7, 2022
With his latest feat, Schwarber has moved up in the NL MVP betting boards at the top MLB betting sites. He’s still a long shot to win the award but in the last couple of days, he’s slashed his odds significantly to move several steps higher in the ladder.
He was listed at 100-1 on Monday and improved to 50-1 after hitting two home runs during their 11-0 shutout win over the Nationals on Tuesday. He improved further to 40-1 after another two-homer performance on Wednesday. At Unibet and FOXbet, Schwarber’s odds are down to +5000.
Paul Goldschmidt is still the heavy betting favorite to take home this year’s NL MVP award. Goldie is listed as low as -105 via BetMGM and as long as +120 via Bet365 USA. Pete Alonso and Manny Machado are Golschmidt’s closest pursuers with odds in the +450 to +650 range.