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Gerald Laird

35-Year-Old Catcher – Arizona Diamondbacks

2015 Stats

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2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Rather than turn to the aging Laird when Evan Gattis went down with a back injury in late June, the Braves called up unproven 22-year-old Christian Bethancourt to serve as the primary option behind th...

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  8/15/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   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:

Signed a minor league deal with the Diamondbacks in February 2015.

April 21, 2015  –  Gerald Laird News

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Laird (back) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Tuesday.

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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
2015 35 R SCO 2 6 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .400 .500 .400 .900
2015 35 MAJ ARI 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
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3-Year Averages     54 165 149 16 38 9 8 0 1 11 0 0 14 25 1 0 1 .255 .323 .329 .652
Career  (View All)     799 2,734 2,452 314 597 184 137 9 38 238 21 11 193 494 35 22 32 .243 .305 .353 .658

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

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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
Aug. 3 @Was Did not play.
Aug. 2 @Hou Did not play.
Aug. 1 @Hou Did not play.
Jul. 31 @Hou Did not play.
Jul. 29 @Sea Did not play.
Jul. 28 @Sea Did not play.
Jul. 27 @Sea Did not play.
Jul. 26 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 25 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 24 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 23 Mil Did not play.
Jul. 22 Mia Did not play.
Jul. 21 Mia Did not play.
Jul. 20 Mia Did not play.
Jul. 19 SF Did not play.
Jul. 18 SF Did not play.
Jul. 17 SF Did not play.
Jul. 12 @NYM Did not play.
Jul. 11 @NYM Did not play.
Jul. 10 @NYM Did not play.
Jul. 8 @Tex Did not play.
Jul. 7 @Tex Did not play.
Jul. 5 Col Did not play.
Jul. 4 Col Did not play.
Jul. 3 Col Did not play.
Jul. 2 Col Did not play.
Jul. 1 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 30 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 29 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 28 @SD Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Gerald Laird: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 1
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

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201520000.000.000.000
20141099080.211.257.546
201376101101.303.395.781

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201520000.000.000.000
2014737050.219.260.557
2013578160.351.491.931

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014795050.190.253.509
2013644071.219.266.567
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
2015 35 R SCO 6 5 16.7% 16.7% 1.00 80% .500 .000
2015 35 MAJ ARI 2 2 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
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3-Year Averages     165 149 8.5% 15.2% 0.56 83% .301 .074
Career     2,734 2,452 7.1% 18.1% 0.39 80% .291 .110

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2015 Stat Review for Gerald Laird    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.000 AVG
TERRIBLE
100% Contact Rate
ELITE
.000 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.000 SLG
TERRIBLE
.000 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
0.0% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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

Laird (back) was placed on the 15-day DL by the Diamondbacks on Sunday.

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Laird was a late scratch from Saturday's game, as he is experiencing back issues, the Arizona Republic's Nick Piecoro reports.

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Laird went 0-for-2 in his Arizona debut Wednesday, a 5-2 loss to the Giants.

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Laird was officially added to the 25-man roster.

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Laird's teammate Tuffy Gosewisch was named the Diamondbacks' starting catcher Monday, as reported by the Arizona Republic. General manager Dave Stewart did not guarantee Laird the backup job, but did expect him to compete, "The backup job is not Laird's, but if Laird does make our team we expect him to be a backup to Gosewisch."

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Laird appears to be a frontrunner to make the Opening Day roster in a tandem with Tuffy Gosewisch, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Laird will sign a minor league deal with the Diamondbacks, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports.

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Laird has elected free agency.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 the counting stats, however, with just one home run, 13 RBI, 12 runs and one steal in 47 games. Laird will continue to provide veteran catching depth for Atlanta in 2014, serving as a true secondary option with McCann now with the Yankees, but he could eventually lose playing time, and possibly even his job, to Christian Bethancourt, if Bethancourt can improve his on-base skills in the minors.

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.