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Swisher...no love?

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 11:50 am
by thomasps3
Alright, I do a search for Swisher and all I get are a bunch of WHIRs. Although I don't have him on any of my teams( :-/ ), this guy continues to tear it up...hitting .310 for the season, and in the last week, he has hit .462...can he get any better? Seems like he could be the Brian Roberts of 2006, but the patience seems to be there for a guy many thought had a low ceiling. His BB/K ratio of 30/45 seems pretty much in line for a guy who seems to be a lock for 30 ding dongs( :*) ) and probably a .285 average, which would represent a huge increase from his 04 and 05 statline. Only thing right now holding him back is the fact that OAK is scoring pathetically little, but they should heat up at least a little...

Not to profess man love for Nicky, but man, is he smokin it up or what?

8-o 8-o

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 1:50 pm
by fbc_fan
i have plenty of love for the guy as an a's fan, though i must say that i am suprised that he is doing so well this year. i expected big things out of him next year, but hey i guess i'm not complaining. the walk rate has always been there for swisher in the minors, it just didn't translate to the majors last year, but that is a well known problem with predicting mlb obp for a player. though swisher definetly has the power, so one would expect his obp to rise with extended major league experience. its hitters that don't really have too much power that tend to have their walk rates drop off dramatically. the one thing that suprises me is exactly what you pointed out, about the average. he has never really shown a penchant for hitting for a high average, which makes me think that this is a sample size thing. coming into the season i assumed he would probably hit for around a 270 avg. at this point he would have to go stone cold for an extended period of time to end up hitting 270 on the season, so maybe he really has figured it out.

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 3:16 pm
by acsguitar
He's gotta come back to earth

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 3:37 pm
by PlayingWithFire
are you comparing Swisher to B.Rob? :-D

Swisher has always had the potential to hit for power, the question has always been the average and I believe he'll eventually hit a dry spell that lower his batting average to the .270 range, though with good OBP

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 8:26 pm
by tinfoilxtouch
I traded him for Crawford... who woulda thunk I might lose the deal. :-?

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 9:01 pm
by suppasonic
Who is this Swisher guy?

Maybe I should write a book about him and his minor league career.