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2009 April Awards!

Published by on May 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Happy first day of May everyone!  This means it is time to delegate my monthly Yankees Awards!  Every month of the season, I will honor the best hitter, best pitcher and most clutch player on the Yankees.

Best Hitter:  Nick Swisher 
Swisher was not in the starting lineup on opening day, and was expected to relieve Xavier Nady in right field on occasion throughout the season.  Instead, Nady hit the DL and Swisher started regularly in right.  He surprised everyone with his offensive tear to start the season, and  carried the Yankees on his back.

His .714 slugging percentage tied him for first in the American League, and he led the Yankees in runs (21), doubles (8), h...

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