So..you might recall when we went crazy with our support for Nick Swisher, more commonly known around here as SuperSwish. In April Nick was boasting a .312/.430/.714 line. He'd hit 7 homers, and Yankees fans everywhere were amazed at the return that Yanks had received for the Wilson Betemit package. Betemit, by the way, was recently released by Chicago.
Then it was May....Swisher could only manage 3 home runs all month as he hit .150/.311/.275 . After striking out 19 times in 77 April at bats, Swish struck out 29 times in 80 May at bats. Talk about two polar opposite months. He also only had 4 extra base hits all of May, after posting 16 in April.
Then June started. SuperSwish has ditched his May alias, threw on the cape, and has flown back into his typical ways. In 23 June at-bats Swish has a .435/.581/.870 line. Talk about superhuman ability. Sheesh. Add in that he has already eclipsed his May extra base hit total (he has 6 so far). He has two homers on the month already compared to three in May. His total bases for June are already at 20, after he only had 22 in May. Swish came into June with a season line of .229/.367/.490 and he's pumped that up to .256/.396/.539 which is a line that most anyone would like to have. (Sure, his average is low, but don't we all know that OBP and SLG are much, much, much more valuable statistics?)
We won't see this June version of Swisher all year long, but I certainly don't expect to see the May-Swisher either. Expect a line around .285/.410/.550 for the year, with 25-30 homeruns. Swisher is going to be a big part of this Yankees' offense. You can be sure of that.