New Arrival: Nick Swisher, of, Cleveland Indians

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I have given this a lot of thought, and I don’t think that I am a really big fan of Nick Swisher anymore. I saw him strike out a lot last season…and I normally dont mind guys going that…but the goofy faces that he makes really kind of irritated me. Also…and this is just anachdotal and I could be totally off…but I don’t really think that he is all that fan friendly. I was in Cleveland last season and saw him sign one time. I went to a lot of games too. Never inside. One time outside. Not saying that autographs are a big barometer of fan friendliness, but I think that it helps.

But it really if the goofy strikeout face.

Anyway.

Jumped on this autograph because I love the signatures placement…he could not have signed it in a nicer spot.  I have a couple signed Swisher Ginters, but this is easily the nicest of the bunch.  And, stupid faces or not, he is going to be a big part of the Indians offence this season.

Year Age Tm Lg AB HR RBI BB SO BA OBP OPS OPS+ Awards
2002 21 OAK-min A+,A- 227 6 35 39 59 .242 .360 .770
2003 22 OAK-min AA,A+ 476 15 86 78 125 .256 .363 .810
2004 23 OAK-min AAA 443 29 92 103 109 .269 .406 .943
2004 23 OAK AL 60 2 8 8 11 .250 .352 .769 101
2005 24 OAK-min AAA 23 0 1 2 7 .391 .462 .983
2005 24 OAK AL 462 21 74 55 110 .236 .322 .768 102 RoY-6
2006 25 OAK AL 556 35 95 97 152 .254 .372 .864 125
2007 26 OAK AL 539 22 78 100 131 .262 .381 .836 126
2008 27 CHW AL 497 24 69 82 135 .219 .332 .743 93
2009 28 NYY AL 498 29 82 97 126 .249 .371 .869 122
2010 29 NYY AL 566 29 89 58 139 .288 .359 .870 129 AS
2011 30 NYY AL 526 23 85 95 125 .260 .374 .822 120
2012 31 NYY AL 537 24 93 77 141 .272 .364 .837 125
2013 32 CLE AL 549 22 63 77 138 .246 .341 .763 117
10 Yrs 4790 231 736 746 1208 .255 .358 .820 118
162 Game Avg. 573 28 88 89 145 .255 .358 .820 118
NYY (4 yrs) 2127 105 349 327 531 .268 .367 .850 124
OAK (4 yrs) 1617 80 255 260 404 .251 .361 .825 118
CLE (1 yr) 549 22 63 77 138 .246 .341 .763 117
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/24/2014.
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