Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Weekly Prospects Check In: Nick Swisher


The New York Yankees for whatever reason have been reluctant to call up Nick Swisher after signing the former member of the 2009 World Series championship team to a minor league deal. The Yankees have lost Alex Rodriguez for at least another week due to a hamstring injury and both Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury have been day-to-day with nagging injuries but the team has decided to go with Ben Gamel and Aaron Hicks over Swisher for whatever reason.

Swisher is out of minor league options and is not on the 40 man roster which always complicates the matter but seemingly the Yankees know more than I do. Maybe Swisher doesn’t want to accept another minor league assignment if he gets designated for assignment or maybe his knees being gone are not getting the true attention that they deserve. I trust the Yankees organization, even after everything I’ve seen during my 20+ years of fandom, and if they aren’t calling up Swisher I guess there’s a pretty good reason for it.


I hope there is anyway because it seems like the hot streak is coming to an end, and truthfully it had to at some point, and I had hoped the Yankees would have rode that out in the Bronx and not Scranton. 

Year Age Lg G PA R H 2B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+
2016 35 AAA 20 85 5 21 2 3 8 0 3 22 .259 .282 .395 .677

5 comments:

  1. I've read that it's "painful" to watch him run. That he's a question mark to even play at first. When you're done, you're done. Which means he'll probably be the next one called up by Cashman.

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  2. I've also read that Levin. You're mobility isn't much of a concern at first base though is it? I mean we've watched Miguel Cabrera play the position, Prince Fielder, Ryan Howard, Jason Giambi and a slew of other examples. None of them played it well but their bats carried them for the most part.

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  3. I've also read that Levin. You're mobility isn't much of a concern at first base though is it? I mean we've watched Miguel Cabrera play the position, Prince Fielder, Ryan Howard, Jason Giambi and a slew of other examples. None of them played it well but their bats carried them for the most part.

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