Is Nick Swisher mini Adam Dunn? Lets take a look at the similarities shall we?
Swish’s career stats (5 seasons)- .244 BA, .354 OBP, .451 SLG, 104 HR, 324 RBI, 342 BB, 538 K, 112 OPS+
So Nick’s average season is .244-.354-.451-21-65 w/ 68 walks and 108 strikeouts… His OPS is .805
Dunn’s career stats (8 seasons)- .247 BA, .381 OBP, .518 SLG, 278 HR, 672 RBI, 796 BB, 1255 K, 130 OPS+
So Adam’s season average is .247-.381-.518-35-84 w/ 100 walks and 157 strikeouts… His OPS is .899
There you have it. Both strike out a lot and have pretty bad averages below .250, but draw a bunch of walks to have an inordinately high on base percentage. Nick doesn’t have Dunn-level power (which is easily over 9000), but is pretty respectable in his own right. Looking at the stats and their actual physical statures… It’s almost like a Pokemon evolution.
Nick Swisher evolved to… Adam Dunn!
I clearly have too much time on my hands, but I think it’s a fair comparison and justifiable to call Swishy “mini Adam Dunn”, though probably not to his face.
Stats courtesy of Baseball-Reference.
PS: What does OPS+ even mean?