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2015 IBI PREVIEW CAPSULES: 1B/OF NICK SWISHER (1.31.15)

01 Feb

Welcome to the 2015 IBI preview capsules! In order to prepare for the upcoming season, IBI will have a preview capsule running for every player on the 40-man roster and selected non-roster invites. To mix things up, we will be running these roughly in alphabetical order. Next up is first baseman/outfielder Nick Swisher.

Nick Swisher, 1B/OF

Bats: Both — Throws: Left — Entering his age-34 season — Contract: $15 million in 2015, signed through 2016 at $15 million a year (vesting option for 2017 at $14 million)

2014 Overview: Though Swisher’s 2013 season was not anything special, it was still an above-average season filled with positive contributions. That was not the case in 2014, however, as some combination of injuries and age left Swisher as one of the worst regulars in baseball and limited him to 97 games. In only the second year of a high-paying four-year contract, Swisher struggled mightily and, despite being the highest paid player on the team, is not certainly someone who can be relied upon going forward. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, January 31, 2015

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