• Who Was The Better Yankee, Johnny Damon Or Nick Swisher?

    Posted by on November 12th, 2012 · Comments (5)

    You tell me:

    Rk Player WAR/pos G PA From To R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB BA OBP SLG
    3 Johnny Damon 13.3 576 2525 2006 2009 410 636 125 15 77 296 268 344 93 .285 .363 .458
    5 Nick Swisher 10.1 598 2501 2009 2012 331 570 134 4 105 349 327 531 5 .268 .367 .483
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Play Index Tool Used
    Generated 11/12/2012.

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    I would say Damon, based on the numbers and this one play:

    Comments on Who Was The Better Yankee, Johnny Damon Or Nick Swisher?

    1. Corey
      November 12th, 2012 | 12:52 pm

      I’d be curious to see what their RCAA’s are.

    2. #15
      November 12th, 2012 | 9:20 pm

      I would have thought it was Damon, but the numbers are damn close and Swish probably played better outfield defense and gave us servicable efforts at 1st base when we had to have him. If we are going to normalize the results, it’s fair to note that Johnny did it at a more advanced age. Also Nick’s higher SO rate hurts his case in my book.

    3. Garcia
      November 13th, 2012 | 9:31 am

      Not even close for me, it’s Damon. My decision was not based on the numbers whatsoever.

    4. Greg H.
      November 13th, 2012 | 10:49 am

      I’m with Steve. Numbers being equal, Damon was much better in the postseason, and this play is a great example.

    5. MJ Recanati
      November 13th, 2012 | 2:55 pm

      Emotionally, it’s obviously Damon.

      Statistically, I’d bet it’s Swisher because Damon was an atrocious outfielder pretty much the day he arrived in New York.

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