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Tuesday June 25th 2024


Nick Swisher: The Yankees’ Jack of All Trades

of his individual statistics don't look all that impressive. But a relatively new Yankee, Nick Swisher is quite a "package."

One would expect that from the first round 2002 pick of the Oakland A's "Moneyball" drafting process. In fact, Swisher finished with A's teammates Huston Street (the ultimate winner) and Joe Blanton in the top 10 vote-getters for rookie of the year in 2005.

His 2009 batting average was only .249, but his on base percentage was a healthy .371, because his 97 walks led the Yankees by a wide margin last year. He had decent power too, with 35 doubles and 29 home runs in less than 500 at bats.

In 2006, the last year the A's went to the playoffs, he had the team's second-highest OPS (on base plus slugging percentage) ...

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