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Postby J.C.Fighter » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:46 pm

It looks like he'll be the leadoff hitter for the entire year. Is 35 HR's even sustainable now?
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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby Field » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:49 pm

J.C.Fighter wrote:It looks like he'll be the leadoff hitter for the entire year. Is 35 HR's even sustainable now?


Wouldn't batting leadoff give him a better chance to reach 35 HRs since he will get more plate appearances?

I don't think they are trying to turn him into your traditional high-contact leadoff hitter, they just like him up there because of his high OBP.
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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby BigTex24 » Thu Apr 24, 2008 10:51 pm

He will get a lot of runs and I say 25-30 HR
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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby Snakes Gould » Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:10 am

i drafted him expecting a great OBP 110 runs and 30-35 hr. his avg has been going downhill and his power hasnt shown up yet. i still like his potential atop of this order, and its still early, but id like to see some more production.
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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby EverybodyHits » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:18 am

he certainly is looking like a leadoff hitter.

Player-A .232 2HR 5RBI
Player-B .242 1HR 6RBI
Player-C .216 2HR 4RBI

i wish ozzie will move him down. his missing out on the fun in the middle of the order.
joe crede is .293 6HR 21RBI from the 8-hole. !+)
however, a good buy-low candiate since the HRs will come around. and 5x5 people are smoking mad X-I











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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby Old_Style » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:34 am

EverybodyHits wrote:he certainly is looking like a leadoff hitter.

Player-A .232 2HR 5RBI
Player-B .242 1HR 6RBI
Player-C .216 2HR 4RBI

meanwhile joe crede is .293 6HR 21RBI out of the 8-hole.
i wish ozzie will move him down.
a good buy-low candiate since the HRs will come around. and 5x5 people are smoking mad X-I
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Why? The guy is getting on base at .400 clip this season.
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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby Onenutkruker » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:09 am

Disappointed in him and have had him on bench last 2 weeks, doesn't help I have a big OF.
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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby duckbillgates » Fri Apr 25, 2008 11:38 am

I think he'll run hot-and-cold a lot ... a lot of folks overpaid a bit in the draft, but I think when the sample size on his home/away splits gets bigger, he might get to be a really good option coming in and out of your bench.

1B/OF eligibility is nice, too, and even when he isn't hitting, he's scoring runs at a great clip.
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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby IVIisfits138 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 12:03 pm

You guys sure the leadoff role hasn't affected his hitting mentality? I saw him try to bunt for a hit the another day :-/
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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby Half Massed » Fri Apr 25, 2008 1:55 pm

EverybodyHits wrote:he certainly is looking like a leadoff hitter.

Player-A .232 2HR 5RBI
Player-B .242 1HR 6RBI
Player-C .216 2HR 4RBI

i wish ozzie will move him down. his missing out on the fun in the middle of the order.
joe crede is .293 6HR 21RBI from the 8-hole. !+)
however, a good buy-low candiate since the HRs will come around. and 5x5 people are smoking mad X-I


As a leadoff man more so than any other spot in the batting order, it doesn't matter whether you walk to get on base or slap a single. Swisher has gotten on base in something like the last 9 of 11 games or something through pretty much an equal number of hits and walks.
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