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Postby bronxxbomber » Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:16 pm

Zito is God wrote:Swisher is a baby-Dunn. Dunn has arguably the best pure power in the majors. He's one of the few that can actually hit a line drive into the stands. Swisher is a good 35 HR ceiling while Dunn can hit 50 if he gets it going.

I am quite surprised that Swisher is striking out as much as he is as well, he had great dicipline in the minors. I see good things as a third outfielder (or 2nd if your pitching and infield is really loaded) but no more. Call me crazy but 30 HRs + 100 RBIs ain't what it used to be, we guys with those numbers that NEVER get talked about here.
I think you have to take a closer look at his minor league numbers. I can't remember him not have a lot of strikeouts relative to the amount of at bats he had. It is true that he has always shown the ability to take some walks though. 30hr 100rbi is still a great plateau to reach because there really aren't that many players that hit that.
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Postby Ender » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:09 am

I am not a swisher fan at all but I think you summed it up well in your original post, his numbers were all over the place which marks him as a very high risk player. I'd draft him for slightly lower than this years numbers and let someone else take the risk of him breaking out or crashing. Let him build a track record before you worry about drafting him.
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Postby RynMan » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:06 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:Swisher is only a year younger than Dunn.
I agree that Swisher is just a lesser version of Dunn. They are pretty much the same hitter except Dunn has more power.


Dammit Pogo, if you keep beating me to these threads all that I will be able to post will be "Ditto" or "exactly".......

Anyway.....I agree with Pogo entirely here. :-[
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Postby Yoda » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:22 am

It's sort of funny how everyone thinks Swisher is a lesser player than Dunn yet Swisher ended up with better numbers... Oh well.
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Postby George_Foreman » Mon Oct 02, 2006 12:45 pm

Yoda wrote:It's sort of funny how everyone thinks Swisher is a lesser player than Dunn yet Swisher ended up with better numbers... Oh well.
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Postby Yoda » Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:58 pm

George_Foreman wrote:
Yoda wrote:It's sort of funny how everyone thinks Swisher is a lesser player than Dunn yet Swisher ended up with better numbers... Oh well.
Shhh!! :-D


At least someone else noticed this... :-D
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