The Athletics are non-tendering RF/DH Jack Cust. Why should you care? Because this guy has serious power and I think he could be a good fit for the Yankees as a DH or bench player (to replace Eric Hinske).
He’s been fairly consistent over his last three years batting in the middle of the Athletics’ lineup. Here are his averages:
Please, notice the exclamation mark after his strikeout average. He’s led the American League in strikeouts in each of the last three years. But, along with all of those strikeouts comes a lot of walks. He led the league in 2008 with 111 free passes.
He reminds me a little of Nick Swisher, but with more strikeouts and more home runs. Thoughts?
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