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Gerald Laird

34-Year-Old Catcher – Atlanta Braves

2014 Stats

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.204

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0

RBI

10

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12

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Seeing only occasional starts behind Brian McCann and Evan Gattis in 2013, Laird posted a career-best .367 OBP, and hit above .280 for the second consecutive season. He contributed next to nothing in ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 230   DOB: 11/13/1979   BORN: Westminster, CA   COLLEGE: Cypress (CA) JC   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Gerald Laird Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year contract with the Braves in November of 2012.

July 4, 2014  –  Gerald Laird News

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Gerald Laird Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 24 AAA OKL 6 24 22 2 4 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 2 8 0 0 0 .182 .250 .273 .523
2005 25 AAA OKL 76 317 281 51 86 34 12 4 18 55 12 2 28 61 1 2 5 .306 .377 .569 .946
2005 25 MAJ TEX 13 42 40 7 9 3 2 0 1 4 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 .225 .262 .350 .612
2006 26 MAJ TEX 78 260 243 46 72 28 20 1 7 22 3 1 12 54 1 2 2 .296 .332 .473 .805
2007 27 MAJ TEX 120 448 407 48 91 30 18 3 9 47 6 2 30 103 5 4 2 .224 .278 .349 .627
2008 28 AAA OKL 4 17 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 3 0 2 2 .000 .176 .000 .176
2008 28 MAJ TEX 95 381 344 54 95 30 24 0 6 41 2 4 23 63 4 4 6 .276 .329 .398 .727
2009 29 MAJ DET 135 477 413 49 93 29 23 2 4 33 5 0 40 68 10 4 10 .225 .306 .320 .626
2010 30 MAJ DET 89 299 270 22 56 16 11 0 5 25 3 1 18 57 6 2 3 .207 .263 .304 .567
2011 31 AAA MEM 2 9 7 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .429 .556 .571 1.127
2011 31 MAJ STL 37 108 95 11 22 9 7 1 1 12 1 1 9 19 2 1 1 .232 .302 .358 .660
2012 32 MAJ DET 63 191 174 24 49 11 8 1 2 11 0 0 14 21 1 1 1 .282 .337 .374 .711
2013 33 AAA GWI 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2013 33 MAJ ATL 47 141 121 12 34 9 8 0 1 13 1 1 14 23 2 1 3 .281 .367 .372 .739
2014 34 MAJ ATL 53 167 152 12 31 8 8 0 0 10 0 0 14 33 0 0 1 .204 .275 .257 .532
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3-Year Averages     49 145 130 15 35 8 7 0 1 12 0 0 12 21 1 1 1 .269 .333 .346 .679
Career  (View All)     798 2,732 2,450 314 597 184 137 9 38 238 21 11 193 494 35 22 32 .244 .305 .353 .658

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Gerald Laird Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 @Phi 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .204 .275 .257 .532
Sep. 27 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 26 @Phi Did not play.
Sep. 25 Pit 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .277 .258 .535
Sep. 24 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 23 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 22 Pit Did not play.
Sep. 21 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 20 NYM 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .207 .279 .260 .539
Sep. 19 NYM Did not play.
Sep. 17 Was Did not play.
Sep. 16 Was Did not play.
Sep. 15 Was Did not play.
Sep. 14 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 13 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 12 @Tex Did not play.
Sep. 10 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 9 @Was Did not play.
Sep. 8 @Was 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .284 .265 .549
Sep. 7 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 5 @Mia Did not play.
Sep. 3 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 2 Phi Did not play.
Sep. 1 Phi 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .289 .271 .560
Aug. 31 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 30 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 29 Mia Did not play.
Aug. 28 @NYM 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .220 .295 .277 .572
Aug. 27 @NYM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .296 .277 .573
Last 7 Days 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .067 .067 .067 .134

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Gerald Laird: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 48
2013 40
2012 56 2
2011 31 1 1
2010 87
2009 135 1

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Gerald Laird Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014433020.186.256.495
2013452030.244.333.667
20129814290.204.347.622

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20141099080.211.257.546
201376101101.303.395.781
20127610020.382.408.828

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014737050.219.260.557
2013578160.351.491.931
20127312040.288.329.695

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014795050.190.253.509
2013644071.219.266.567
201210112270.277.406.721
Gerald Laird Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 24 AAA OKL 24 22 8.3% 33.3% 0.25 64% .286 .091
2005 25 AAA OKL 317 281 8.8% 19.2% 0.46 78% .337 .263
2005 25 MAJ TEX 42 40 4.8% 16.7% 0.29 83% .250 .125
2006 26 MAJ TEX 260 243 4.6% 20.8% 0.22 78% .357 .177
2007 27 MAJ TEX 448 407 6.7% 23% 0.29 75% .278 .125
2008 28 AAA OKL 17 12 5.9% 17.6% 0.33 75% .000 .000
2008 28 MAJ TEX 381 344 6% 16.5% 0.37 82% .324 .122
2009 29 MAJ DET 477 413 8.4% 14.3% 0.59 84% .261 .095
2010 30 MAJ DET 299 270 6% 19.1% 0.32 79% .245 .097
2011 31 AAA MEM 9 7 22.2% 11.1% 2.00 86% .500 .142
2011 31 MAJ STL 108 95 8.3% 17.6% 0.47 80% .280 .126
2012 32 MAJ DET 191 174 7.3% 11% 0.67 88% .311 .092
2013 33 AAA GWI 6 6 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2013 33 MAJ ATL 141 121 9.9% 16.3% 0.61 81% .340 .091
2014 34 MAJ ATL 167 152 8.4% 19.8% 0.42 78% .261 .053
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3-Year Averages     145 130 8.3% 14.5% 0.57 84% .315 .077
Career     2,732 2,450 7.1% 18.1% 0.39 80% .291 .109

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2014 Stat Review for Gerald Laird    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.204 AVG
TERRIBLE
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.261 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.257 SLG
TERRIBLE
.053 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.42 BB/K
WEAK
8.4% BB Rate
AVERAGE
19.8% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.532 OPS
TERRIBLE
.275 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Gerald Laird: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Laird has a sore oblique, which has been bothering him for two weeks, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution's David O'Brien reports.

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Laird is not in the lineup for Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

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Laird (head) is in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Phillies.

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Laird (head) received another positive medical report Friday and told manager Fredi Gonzalez that he's good to go, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Manager Fredi Gonzalez said after Thursday's loss to the Rockies that Laird passed all his concussion tests after he was accidentally struck in the head by Corey Dickerson, the Associated Press reports.

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Laird was removed from Thursday's game after he was hit in the head by a backswing, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Laird went 2-for-4 with two RBI in Friday's 3-2 victory over the Rockies.

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Laird went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the Braves' win over the Nats on Sunday.

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Laird (back) served as a designated hitter in Saturday's game and said afterward that his back no longer bothers him, MLB.com reports. "I knew it was going to be a week, and then I'd be ready to go," he said. "I feel great right now. There's no problem. It doesn't feel like it's going to happen again. It's one of those things that happens, and then it's over. It released, did its thing and now I'm ready to go."

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

For the second consecutive season, Laird served as a backup catcher. Last year, it was for the Tigers, as he played second fiddle to Alex Avila. Laird managed to appear in over one-third of Detroit's games, finishing the season with a slash line of .282/.337/.374 in 174 at-bats. He'll take on a similar role in Atlanta in 2013, taking a backseat to Brian McCann, and potentially seeing regular opportunities early in the season as McCann makes his way back from offseason shoulder surgery.

2011

Laird was pushed into a timeshare with Tigers rookie Alex Avila in 2010. While he provided his usual solid play behind the plate, Laird managed to hit just .207 with five home runs in 270 at-bats. The down season couldn't have come at a worse time for Laird, as he hit free agency during the winter. After signing a one-year deal with the Cards, Laird will serve as the primary backup to Yadier Molina in St. Louis.

2010

While Laird offered the Tigers Gold-Glove caliber defense behind home plate in his first campaign with the team, he did little else to warrant any fantasy consideration. In a career-high 413 at-bats, Laird struggled to the tune of .225/.306/.320. while connecting on just four home runs. The 30-year-old backstop is once again tabbed to handle Detroit�s rotation, but his struggles with the bat will likely cost him a few more starts to prospect Alex Avila in 2010.

2009

Laird rebounded a bit from a disappointing 2007 season, but his playing time dipped in September with Texas wanting to get a good look at Taylor Teagarden, and Laird was quick to express his displeasure. He was traded to the Tigers in early December, where he'll go back into a full-time role but in a much tougher environment for hitters. Still, he'll get the bulk of the playing time there ahead of new backup Matt Treanor.

2008

Laird failed in his first chance to become an everyday catcher, hitting just .224/.278/.349 in 407 at-bats. The drop in power was particularly worrisome, and there's now considerable doubt surrounding his role with Texas following the announcement over the winter that Jarrod Saltalamacchia would return to being a full-time catcher.

2007

The "Free Gerald Laird!" chants finally became too loud for even veteran-loving Buck Showlater to ignore in August. A poor September (.191/.257/.279) took the shine off the star a bit, and he shouldn't be expected to hit .296 again, but a nice .270 season with decent power seems reasonable. With Rod Barajas departing via free agency, Laird has the catching duties all to himself.

2006

Laird spent the bulk of the year at Triple-A Oklahoma City wondering what else he has to do to stay in the majors. Hitting .310/.380/.562 should be more than enough to earn him a legitimate look as Texas' starting catcher in 2006, but Rod Barajas is a Buck Showalter favorite and that's a tough nut to crack. That makes Laird the subject of trade rumors, and his best bet for extended playing time in 2006 is a trade out of Texas. He'd be the perfect $1 catcher elsewhere.

2005

Laird missed two months with a torn thumb ligament and found himself sitting in favor of Rod Barajas once healthy. The injury never fully healed, costing Laird an entire season basically. He's shown occasional pop in the minors, but won't get much of a chance behind Barajas and the recently signed Sandy Alomar, Jr. He'll start the year at Triple-A Oklahoma City.

2004

Last year went as expected, with Laird filling in for an occasionally-injured Todd Greene between stints at Triple-A. He continues to show decent power and patience, and he'll assume the second catching duties between Einar Diaz now that Greene is gone. He'll make a solid $1 catcher who will sock half a dozen homers but won't get enough at-bats to kill your batting average.

2003

Laird is the Rangers' best catching prospect since former first-round draft pick Scott Heard (who didn't hit above .300 as a senior in high school), but has been slow to develop. Laird arrived in the Carlos Pena/Mario Ramos swap and showed good patience and occasional pop at Double-A. He played a little in the outfield at Tulsa too, taking a page out of the Todd Greene Handbook. With Texas trading for Einar Diaz, Laird figures to spend all year in the minors, though he'd likely be called up should an injury hit to Diaz or Todd Greene.