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Nick Swisher Holds His Own with Paul O’Neill

Published by on June 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Modern baseball fans that evaluate baseball players using statistical methodologies recognize the value of Nick Swisher, who has a .244 career batting average, a .356 on base average, and a .456 slugging average.

Dan Szymborski of the Baseball Think Factory, using the 2009 ZiPS In-Season Projection Tool, concludes that in 2009, Nick will bat .251, with a .368 on base average and a .480 slugging average.

Paul O'Neill Has Become Overrated

The last time the New York Yankees were World Champions, their right fielder was Paul O'Neill, who has become a highly overrated player.

O'Neill batted .288, with a .363 on base average and a .470 slugging average.

With the exception of batting averag...

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