It is only logical that I start a thread on Nick Swisher, considering I have him on my roster in my keeper league and I am a White Sox fan.
How will the new digs in Chicago impact his fantasy value? He'll be hitting ahead of Konerko, Thome, and Dye... but assuming all three players will be healthy or productive or on the team in '08 is a stretch. Also, ole' Comiskey is a much more hitter friendly ballpark... and Swisher does have a high OBP (scored 52 runs in the second half of last year). Plus, he'll be 27 this year.
I don't know... forgive me for questioning his ability to get 40 HRs, 100 RBI, 120 runs scored this year... I guess I see more of the Swisher '07 in the future.
Perhaps he'll shoot up draft boards based solely on his upside and I can get some value out of him in a trade before keeper cut down day!
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