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Nick Swisher

33-Year-Old First Baseman – Cleveland Indians

2014 Stats

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.208

HR

8

RBI

40

R

30

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Swisher battled a nagging shoulder injury for much of the season, which contributed to his lowest home-run output in seven years and his lowest batting average in five years. That he managed to reach ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 200   DOB: 11/25/1980   BORN: Columbus, OH   COLLEGE: Ohio State   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Nick Swisher Contract Information:

Signed a four-year, $56 million deal with the Indians in December of 2012. Deal includes a $17 million vesting option for 2017.

July 11, 2014  –  Nick Swisher News

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Nick Swisher Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 23 AAA SAC 125 554 443 109 119 59 28 2 29 92 3 3 103 109 0 5 3 .269 .406 .537 .943
2005 24 AAA SAC 6 26 23 4 9 3 3 0 0 1 0 1 2 7 0 0 1 .391 .462 .522 .984
2005 24 MAJ OAK 131 522 462 66 109 54 32 1 21 74 0 1 55 110 0 1 4 .236 .322 .446 .768
2006 25 MAJ OAK 157 672 556 106 141 61 24 2 35 95 1 2 97 152 2 6 11 .254 .372 .493 .864
2007 26 MAJ OAK 150 659 539 84 141 59 36 1 22 78 3 2 100 131 1 9 10 .262 .381 .455 .836
2008 27 MAJ CHA 153 588 497 86 109 46 21 1 24 69 3 3 82 135 1 4 4 .219 .332 .410 .743
2009 28 MAJ NYY 150 607 498 84 124 65 35 1 29 82 0 0 97 126 3 6 3 .249 .371 .498 .869
2010 29 MAJ NYY 150 635 566 91 163 65 33 3 29 89 1 2 58 139 3 2 6 .288 .359 .511 .870
2011 30 MAJ NYY 150 635 526 81 137 53 30 0 23 85 2 2 95 125 1 8 5 .260 .374 .449 .823
2012 31 MAJ NYY 148 624 537 75 146 60 36 0 24 93 2 3 77 141 1 5 4 .272 .364 .473 .837
2013 32 MAJ CLE 145 634 549 74 135 51 27 2 22 63 1 0 77 138 0 4 4 .246 .341 .423 .764
2014 33 AA AKR 2 6 6 0 3 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 .833 1.333
2014 33 MAJ CLE 84 352 313 30 65 26 18 0 8 40 0 0 34 96 1 4 0 .208 .282 .342 .624
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3-Year Averages     147 629 537 76 139 54 31 0 23 80 1 1 83 134 0 5 4 .259 .359 .445 .804
Career  (View All)     1438 5,999 5,103 788 1,285 546 296 11 239 776 13 15 780 1,304 13 50 53 .252 .354 .455 .808

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Nick Swisher Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 24 @KC 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .282 .342 .624
Jul. 23 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .287 .349 .636
Jul. 22 @Min 4 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .290 .353 .643
Jul. 21 @Min 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .285 .344 .629
Jul. 20 @Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .209 .285 .348 .633
Jul. 19 @Det 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .289 .353 .642
Jul. 19 @Det 4 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .289 .354 .643
Jul. 18 @Det 5 1 2 1 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .290 .352 .642
Jul. 13 CWS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .208 .288 .348 .636
Jul. 12 CWS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .285 .345 .630
Jul. 11 CWS 4 2 2 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .289 .351 .640
Jul. 10 NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .286 .337 .623
Jul. 9 NYY 6 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .202 .287 .338 .625
Jul. 8 NYY 4 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .198 .286 .339 .625
Jul. 7 NYY 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .286 .328 .614
Jul. 6 KC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .287 .317 .604
Jul. 5 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .284 .317 .601
Jul. 4 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .194 .284 .318 .602
Jul. 2 @LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .285 .322 .607
Jul. 1 @LAD 4 1 2 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .197 .286 .324 .610
Jun. 30 @LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .192 .283 .316 .599
Jun. 29 @Sea 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 .193 .284 .318 .602
Jun. 28 @Sea 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .195 .283 .320 .603
Jun. 27 @Sea 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .287 .326 .613
Jun. 25 @Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .284 .326 .610
Jun. 24 @Ari 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .285 .327 .612
Jun. 22 Det 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .198 .286 .329 .615
Jun. 21 Det 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .197 .287 .326 .613
Jun. 20 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .196 .287 .322 .609
Jun. 19 LAA 5 1 1 0 0 1 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .292 .329 .621
Last 7 Days 29 3 5 2 0 0 1 1 8 0 0 0 0 0 .172 .200 .241 .441
Last 14 Days 60 8 15 3 0 2 10 1 18 0 0 0 0 1 .250 .262 .400 .662
Last 30 Days 108 12 24 6 0 4 20 5 40 0 0 0 0 3 .222 .257 .389 .646

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Nick Swisher: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 52 1 1 26
2013 112 27 27 17
2012 41 109 109 12
2011 11 141 141 5
2010 6 134 1 134 11
2009 20 134 8 130 3

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Nick Swisher Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014866050.174.221.501
20131903110290.295.521.918
2012185275220.270.389.769

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014206228350.228.408.700
20133594312341.220.370.680
20123524819712.273.517.873

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014163186250.227.393.689
20132453211290.257.453.811
20122653911421.283.464.834

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014129102150.194.302.581
20133044211341.237.398.725
20122723613511.261.482.841
Nick Swisher Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 23 AAA SAC 554 443 18.6% 19.7% 0.94 75% .295 .268
2005 24 AAA SAC 26 23 7.7% 26.9% 0.29 70% .563 .131
2005 24 MAJ OAK 522 462 10.5% 21.1% 0.50 76% .266 .210
2006 25 MAJ OAK 672 556 14.4% 22.6% 0.64 73% .287 .239
2007 26 MAJ OAK 659 539 15.2% 19.9% 0.76 76% .308 .193
2008 27 MAJ CHA 588 497 13.9% 23% 0.61 73% .251 .191
2009 28 MAJ NYY 607 498 16% 20.8% 0.77 75% .277 .249
2010 29 MAJ NYY 635 566 9.1% 21.9% 0.42 75% .337 .223
2011 30 MAJ NYY 635 526 15% 19.7% 0.76 76% .302 .189
2012 31 MAJ NYY 624 537 12.3% 22.6% 0.55 74% .328 .201
2013 32 MAJ CLE 634 549 12.1% 21.8% 0.56 75% .290 .177
2014 33 AA AKR 6 6 0% 16.7% 0.00 83% .600 .333
2014 33 MAJ CLE 352 313 9.7% 27.3% 0.35 69% .273 .134
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3-Year Averages     629 537 13.2% 21.3% 0.62 75% .305 .186
Career     5,999 5,103 13% 21.7% 0.60 74% .294 .203

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2014 Stat Review for Nick Swisher    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.208 AVG
TERRIBLE
69% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.273 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.342 SLG
TERRIBLE
.134 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.35 BB/K
WEAK
9.7% BB Rate
GOOD
27.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.624 OPS
TERRIBLE
.282 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Nick Swisher: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Swisher isn't in the lineup Wednesday versus the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

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Swisher went 2-for-4 with a double, one run scored, and two RBI in Tuesday’s win over the Dodgers

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Swisher is out of the lineup Monday at the Dodgers.

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Swisher isn't in the Indians' lineup Tuesday in Arizona, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports.

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Swisher has been limited to DH duties in eight of his nine games since coming off the DL.

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Swisher went 1-for-5 with a walk-off grand slam in the 10th inning of Thursday's 5-3 win over the Angels.

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Swisher is not in the lineup Friday, Sportstime Ohio's Joe Reedy reports.

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Swisher (knee) was activated from the 15-day DL on Thursday, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports. He'll serve as the DH and bat seventh in Thursday's lineup against the Red Sox.

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Swisher (knee) played five innings in his first rehab game Tuesday. He's expected to play again Wednesday and could rejoin the Indians this weekend, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Swisher (knee) ran the bases Saturday for the first time since his injury and will go on a rehab assignment for two games (Tuesday and Wednesday) with Double-A Akron, before rejoining the Indians in Boston, MLB.com's Jordan Bastian reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Swisher was one of many Yankees who flopped in the playoffs in 2012, but he put up another solid regular season, hitting over 20 homers for the eighth consecutive season and driving in over 80 runs for the fourth straight year. Swisher is one of the more patient hitters in baseball, and provides even more value in leagues that count on-base percentage. He signed a four-year, $56 million with Cleveland, and with the trade of Shin-Soo Choo, Swisher will slot into the middle of the Cleveland order while taking over as the primary right fielder. The move to Cleveland causes some concerns considering the lineup he's in -- as well as the downgrade in home hitting environments -- that could reduce his value from his recent seasons with the Yankees.

2012

Swisher got off to an awful start in 2011, hitting just .213 with three homers over the first two months of the season, but he had a huge June and July and ended up putting up numbers pretty much in line with his career norms. Swisher's major attribute at the plate is his batting eye; he consistently puts up on-base percentages at least 100 points higher than his batting average, giving him significantly more value in leagues that count OBP. At 31, he's unlikely to approach the 35 homers he hit for the A's back in 2006, but he should put up numbers in line with what he's done the past few years, making him a fine option to fill out your outfield if you can get him cheap.

2011

Swisher was probably one of the Yankees' most valuable players last season for providing his typical power (29 homers), but also for shattering his previous career high with a .288 batting average. That number will almost certainly drop in 2011 (a very favorable .335 BABIP played a major role in his success), but Swisher significantly improved his line drive percentage last season and seemed to evolve into a better hitter. He's locked into a starting job in one of the best offenses and one of the most favorable ballparks in the majors.

2010

Expected to be the Yankees’ fourth outfielder after being acquired from the White Sox, Swisher instead became the starting right fielder in place of the injured Xavier Nady and blasted 29 homers with 82 RBI. With the outfield in flux entering 2010, he’ll have a chance to earn a spot again, though the Yankees were reportedly shopping him over the winter and he could wind up elsewhere in 2010. Considering 21 of his homers came on the road, a move out of hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium may not be as damaging to his home-run totals as one would initially think.

2009

For batters, batting average on balls in play is a skill, although one susceptible to fluctuation. Swisher had an awful year in that department, so while he's never going to hit .300, his .266 BABIP left him closer to .200. The missing singles and doubles should return, and now that he's a Yankee, he's in a lineup that will boost his R and RBI numbers. He's a strong upside play in all formats.

2008

Swisher played through a series of nagging injuries, but showed an improved batting eye in 2007 despite a drop in home runs. His reluctance to come out of the lineup will lead to some rather lengthy slumps, and his power might not ever reach his 2006 level again but there's plenty to like here. Swisher was traded to the White Sox in January for Gio Gonzalez, Fautino De Los Santos and Ryan Sweeney. He should benefit from the change in ballparks.

2007

Swisher got off to a blazing start to the 2006 season, swatting nearly half (16) of his 35 homeruns in his first 53 games before hitting the skids in June and July. He rebounded nicely, hitting 13 homeruns after August 6th. A series of illnesses that caused him to drop 15 pounds in early July certainly would seem to point to part of the power outage. The A's could use his on-base percentage at the top of the lineup, but may be tempted to move him down to the middle of the order with the departure of Frank Thomas. Having just turned 26 in late November, Swisher should be entering his prime.

2006

Swisher hit .218 or lower in four months but a hot July (.278/.364/.588, six HR, 21 RBI) saved his season from being a complete disaster. Nonetheless, his struggles against lefties (.203/.310/.325) could result in a platoon with Bobby Kielty or Jay Payton if the A's acquire another outfield bat this winter. He's going to have to hit for a higher average or a ton more power if he wants to be anything more than a marginal outfield option in most leagues.

2005

Swisher will likely be the A's starting right fielder in 2005 following Jermaine Dye's departure to the White Sox. There's a Matt Stairs-like season in him for 2005, hitting with patience and good power.

2004

One of Billy Beane's Moneyball picks from the 2002 amateur draft. Swisher tore through Single-A, posting a .418 OBP and .550 SLG, before struggling upon his initial introduction to Double-A where he hit .230 in 76 games. He flashed patience in the AFL, drawing 17 walks in 22 games, but not much power. He'll start the year at Double-A and could see time in the A's outfield by mid-2005.

2003

A's first pick in June draft, he signed and made his pro debut. Showed the typical solid walk rate coveted by the A's, but with limited power and a low batting average. A few years away yet from the roto radar.