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After Slow Start, Kyle Schwarber Absolutely Raking with RISP

For such a simple sport on the surface, baseball can get pretty complicated when we start to break it down into the myriad statistical measures they’ve developed. That’s particularly true when we’re viewing stats without the proper context of time and circumstance. For a perfect example of this, one need look no further than Kyle Schwarber, whose impressive performance over the last few weeks — or months, even — has been obscured by a rough start.

Because we’ve already chronicled the changes in his approach that kept him from establishing a firm offensive foundation, I’m going to assume you’re well aware of those things and only need a brief refresher.