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Gerald Laird

34-Year-Old Catcher – Atlanta Braves

2014 Stats

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.188

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2014 RotoWire 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.

April 14, 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 7 20 16 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 .188 .350 .250 .600
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Gerald Laird
3-Year Averages MAJ   49 145 130 15 35 8 7 0 1 12 0 0 12 21 1 1 1 .269 .333 .346 .679
Career  (View All) MAJ   752 2585 2314 302 569 177 130 9 38 228 21 11 183 466 35 22 31 .246 .307 .359 .666

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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
Apr. 20 @NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .350 .250 .600
Apr. 19 @NYM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .250 .267 .517
Apr. 18 @NYM Did not play.
Apr. 17 @Phi 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .250 .267 .517
Apr. 16 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 15 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 14 @Phi Did not play.
Apr. 13 Was 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .231 .167 .398
Apr. 12 Was Did not play.
Apr. 11 Was Did not play.
Apr. 10 NYM Did not play.
Apr. 9 NYM Did not play.
Apr. 8 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .250 .500
Apr. 6 @Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .286 .286 .572
Apr. 5 @Was Did not play.
Apr. 4 @Was Did not play.
Apr. 2 @Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
Apr. 1 @Mil Did not play.
Mar. 31 @Mil Did not play.
Last 7 Days 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .571 .500 1.071
Last 14 Days 13 0 2 1 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 .154 .353 .231 .584
Last 30 Days 16 0 3 1 0 0 0 4 5 0 0 0 0 0 .188 .350 .250 .600

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Gerald Laird: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 6
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
2013452030.244.333.667
20129814290.204.347.622
2011141020.286.429.902

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201376101101.303.395.781
20127610020.382.408.828
201181101101.222.346.610

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013578160.351.491.931
20127312040.288.329.695
2011427160.238.381.670

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013644071.219.266.567
201210112270.277.406.721
2011534061.226.340.651
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 20 16 20% 25% 0.80 69% .273 .062
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Gerald Laird
3-Year Averages MAJ   145 130 8.3% 14.5% 0.57 84% .315 .077
Career MAJ   2585 2314 7.1% 18% 0.39 80% .293 .113

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

Contact

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.188 AVG
TERRIBLE
69% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.273 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.250 SLG
TERRIBLE
.062 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.80 BB/K
ELITE
20.0% BB Rate
ELITE
25.0% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.600 OPS
TERRIBLE
.350 OBP
GOOD

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Gerald Laird (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
David Purcey CHI-A 8 4 2 4 0 3 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Chien-Ming Wang CIN 8 5 0 1 0 0 0 .625 1.000 1.625
Jon Niese NY-N 7 4 0 2 1 1 0 .571 .857 1.482
Ricky Romero TOR 8 3 1 4 3 1 0 .375 .750 1.295
Colby Lewis TEX 8 3 1 4 0 1 0 .375 .875 1.250
Jose Quintana CHI-A 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .667 1.238
A.J. Burnett PHI 10 5 0 1 1 1 2 .500 .600 1.145
CC Sabathia NY-A 24 10 1 4 4 2 0 .417 .625 1.125
Wandy Rodriguez PIT 9 4 0 1 2 0 0 .444 .556 1.101
Matt Guerrier MIN 10 3 1 1 0 0 0 .300 .800 1.100

Worst Matchups for Gerald Laird (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Roberto Hernandez PHI 11 1 0 1 0 3 0 .091 .091 .182
Jered Weaver ANA 15 1 0 2 1 5 1 .067 .067 .178
Dan Haren LA 12 1 0 0 0 4 0 .083 .083 .167
Scott Kazmir OAK 19 1 0 0 0 8 0 .053 .105 .158
Scott Diamond MIN 9 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
J.J. Putz AZ 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Bartolo Colon NY-N 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Huston Street SD 7 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Brett Cecil TOR 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Kyle Farnsworth NY-N 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000

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

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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Laird (back) expects to be ready to play in games within the next few days, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

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Laird said Sunday that his back is still grabbing on him and he will likely rest for at least a few more days, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Laird left Thursday's exhibition game against the Tigers with a lower back strain and is considered day-to-day.

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Laird (stomach) will be activated from the disabled list before Sunday's game, the Atlanta Journal Constitution's David O'Brien reports.

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Laird (stomach) could be activated from the disabled list this weekend, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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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.