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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby urbanbreez » Fri Apr 25, 2008 2:12 pm

duckbillgates wrote: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.

In What round would you consider someone to have "overpaid" for him?
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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:14 pm

i think he needs to shave that nasty yellow beard...or at least quit dying it

i have him in a few leagues (one that counts walks ;-D ) and i wish he was producing better now but i still expect .260/30/100 with 100 runs scored
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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby dc928 » Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:35 pm

I don't think he will hit 30 HR this year cuz lead off guy's job is not to pull the ball but the get on base and he is doing a very good jobs of. His runs will incread but his RBI oppturnity will drop big time and his HR will fall. He is never a good avg guy, most of the time people including me drafting him for his HR potential and if you play in a league with .OBP then he is golden. I think he is a better real life player than Fantasy player at this point. I drop him in one of my 5x5 league already.
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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby OneLoveBoomer » Fri Apr 25, 2008 3:55 pm

Konerko only has 3 HR and he'll end up with 35 at the end of the season. It's quite early and quite cold. Swisher will have his 30+ HR..
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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby Bwanna » Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:02 pm

dc928 wrote:I drop him in one of my 5x5 league already.

Whaaaaat? :-{
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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby Yoda » Fri Apr 25, 2008 4:29 pm

Bwanna wrote:
dc928 wrote:I drop him in one of my 5x5 league already.

Whaaaaat? :-{


In shallow leagues I think he is a replacement level player.
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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby The Guru » Mon Apr 28, 2008 9:08 pm

Swisher said in a recent interview its taking him sometime to adjust to being a leadoff hitter. I think once it warms up in chicago and Swisher is more comfortable at leading off he will put up great numbers. Be patient with Swisher.

He's leading off on a great offense and in a great park. Don't worry about Swisher.
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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby horatio » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:10 pm

I think Swisher's grossly overrated, great clubhouse guy but not someone I would want on my fantasy team in a 5x5. I wouldn't expect much better than a .255 90R 30HR and about 75 RBIs if he stays in the top two in the order. I'd almost rather have Chris Duncan on my squad.
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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby urbanbreez » Tue Apr 29, 2008 12:56 pm

horatio wrote:I think Swisher's grossly overrated, great clubhouse guy but not someone I would want on my fantasy team in a 5x5. I wouldn't expect much better than a .255 90R 30HR and about 75 RBIs if he stays in the top two in the order. I'd almost rather have Chris Duncan on my squad.


First of all, he's going to score more runs than that. He's leading off a good offensive team and if you think he's going to hit about 30 dingers, that would make him very valuable so I'm not sure why you conclude this thought by marginalizing him. :-?
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Re: Thoughts on Swisher so far

Postby slomo007 » Tue Apr 29, 2008 1:18 pm

I'm guessing a line of 110, 28, 75, .260 is about right. Nothing special but a good enough line to be a solid starter, especially with the CI eligibility.
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