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Brandon Laird

27-Year-Old Third Baseman – Washington Nationals

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2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 215   DOB: 9/11/1987   BORN: Cypress, CA   COLLEGE: Cypress (CA) JC   DRAFTED: 27th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brandon Laird Contract Information:

Signed a minor league deal with the Royals in November of 2013.

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The Nationals acquired Laird from the Royals on Saturday, MLB.com's William Ladson reports.

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Brandon 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
2008 20 A CHA 122 501 454 71 124 55 31 1 23 86 1 0 40 86 0 7 0 .273 .334 .498 .832
2009 21 A TAM 124 495 451 53 120 37 20 4 13 75 1 1 39 75 0 5 0 .266 .329 .415 .744
2010 22 AA TRE 107 454 409 73 119 47 22 2 23 90 2 2 38 84 0 3 4 .291 .355 .523 .878
2010 22 AAA SCR 31 127 122 13 30 8 6 0 2 12 0 0 4 27 0 1 0 .246 .268 .344 .612
2011 23 AAA SCR 123 489 462 51 120 43 27 0 16 69 0 1 17 84 0 6 4 .260 .288 .422 .710
2011 23 MAJ NYY 11 25 21 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 4 1 0 0 .190 .292 .190 .482
2012 24 AAA SCR 130 550 503 54 128 48 31 2 15 77 1 0 34 103 0 6 7 .254 .307 .414 .721
2012 24 MAJ HOU 17 37 35 2 9 2 1 0 1 4 0 0 2 8 0 0 0 .257 .297 .371 .668
2013 25 AAA OKL 119 513 470 75 130 49 33 0 16 79 1 0 29 87 0 7 7 .277 .324 .449 .773
2013 25 MAJ HOU 25 76 71 7 12 8 3 0 5 11 0 0 3 26 0 0 2 .169 .224 .423 .647
2014 26 AAA SYR 130 506 463 67 139 51 32 1 18 85 0 0 34 96 1 4 4 .300 .350 .490 .840
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3-Year Averages     17 44 42 4 8 3 1 0 2 5 0 0 2 12 0 0 0 .190 .227 .357 .584

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

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Brandon Laird Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 21 @Mia Did not play.
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Sep. 17 @Atl Did not play.
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Sep. 10 Atl Did not play.
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Sep. 8 Atl Did not play.
Sep. 7 Phi Did not play.
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Sep. 3 @LAD Did not play.
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Sep. 1 @LAD Did not play.
Aug. 31 @Sea Did not play.
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Aug. 27 @Phi Did not play.
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Aug. 24 SF Did not play.
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Aug. 21 Ari 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
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Brandon Laird: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 13 4 6
2012 4 8
2011 3 9

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Brandon Laird Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013383250.184.421.683
2012190020.211.211.461

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013334360.152.424.601
2012162120.313.563.915

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013363250.139.361.566
2012181000.222.222.485

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013354360.200.486.729
2012171140.294.529.863
Brandon 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
2008 20 A CHA 501 454 8% 17.2% 0.47 81% .293 .225
2009 21 A TAM 495 451 7.9% 15.2% 0.52 83% .295 .149
2010 22 AA TRE 454 409 8.4% 18.5% 0.45 79% .318 .232
2010 22 AAA SCR 127 122 3.1% 21.3% 0.15 78% .301 .098
2011 23 AAA SCR 489 462 3.5% 17.2% 0.20 82% .287 .162
2011 23 MAJ NYY 25 21 12% 16% 0.75 81% .235 .000
2012 24 AAA SCR 550 503 6.2% 18.7% 0.33 80% .294 .160
2012 24 MAJ HOU 37 35 5.4% 21.6% 0.25 77% .308 .114
2013 25 AAA OKL 513 470 5.7% 17% 0.33 81% .311 .172
2013 25 MAJ HOU 76 71 3.9% 34.2% 0.12 63% .175 .254
2014 26 AAA SYR 506 463 6.7% 19% 0.35 79% .347 .190
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3-Year Averages     44 42 4.5% 27.3% 0.17 71% .214 .167

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

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

Laird signed a minor league contract with the Royals.

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The Astros recalled Laird from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Laird has been optioned to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

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Laird went 2-for-5 and launched his first home run of the season Saturday against the Indians.

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The Astros called up Laird from Triple-A Oklahoma City on Thursday.

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Laird has been assigned to Triple-A Oklahoma City, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Laird is likely to open the season in the minors, according to Brian McTaggart of MLB.com.

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Laird was outrighted to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Laird will start in Wednesday's season finale in the wake of injuries to Scott Moore (shoulder) and Jose Altuve (groin), the Houston Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Brandon Laird.

2013

Toiling away anonymously in the Yankees minor league system, Laird finally caught a break after being designated for assignment and getting picked up by the hapless Astros. He started 12 games for Houston down the stretch and found his way into five more as a pinch hitter and defensive replacement. The results were pedestrian, but an improvement over his 2011 campaign is probably enough to get a long look during spring training. Laird took twice as many walks for Triple-A Scranton than he did in 2011, but he still strikes out too much for someone with just average power. At age 25, Laird still has fewer than 100 major league at-bats. While he's never exactly been on a prospect radar, he will have plenty of chances to showcase himself on an Astros squad with lots of opportunities for younger players.

2012

Laird drove in 102 runs across two levels in 2010, but there's a lot of swing-and-miss in his game, and it caught up with him at Triple-A in 2011, as he hit just .260 with a .288 OBP.  Laird is going to need to improve his plate discipline if he's going to secure his major league future.  He may see some major league time in 2012 as a backup if he gets off to a hot start at Triple-A, but don't expect too much unless he demonstrates marked improvement in his batting eye.

2011

Laird claimed Eastern League MVP honors at Double-A Trenton last season by hitting .291 and smacking 23 homers in 107 games. Since both corner outfield spots are occupied in New York for the foreseeable future, the organization will try Laird in the outfield to see if he's a potential fit there, although a trade would probably be Laird's best path to major league playing time.