It was a mild surprise to see the A’s bring back 31-year old lefty swinging Jack Cust again to DH in 2010. Cust played in 149 games for the A’s last season and he was 123 for 513 (.240 avg, .773 OPS) with 88 runs scored, 25 homers and 70 RBIs. In his three years with the A’s, Cust has averaged 75.3 runs scored, 28.0 homers, 76.3 RBIs, 103 walks and 182 whiffs. Cust is a streak hitter who has a lot of power when he’s going good but he also has long stretches when he looks hopeless at the dish. Jake Fox could also get some ABs at DH this season for the A’s.
PROJECTED GRADE FOR THE DH IN 2010: C