Will Swisher hit at home?
On the season to date, Nick Swisher owns a .231/.333/.462 line at Yankee Stadium, with 2 HR and 6 RBI. On the road, Swisher is hitting .340/.407/.566. The numbers are eerily similar to the splits he had a year ago, though, as of late, Swisher does seem to be hitting the ball harder at home. In fact, his BABIP at home is a mere .226, meaning that his triple slash line could improve as the season soldiers on (his BABIP at home in 2009 was .269).
I wonder if any impending improvements at home can be attributed to his revamped batting stance. Michael Kay seemed to connect the two last night (or maybe it was the night prior), noting that Swisher is often amped up at home, hurting him at the plate. His decision to now rest his bat on his shoulder allows him to “calm down” a bit.
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