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Brett Gardner

33-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Yankees

2017 Stats

AVG

.262

HR

14

RBI

33

R

49

SB

10

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

A brutal month of May had Gardner flirting with the Mendoza Line through two months into the season, but the 33-year-old was able to recover and finish the season with reasonable numbers. After a surp...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 195   DOB: 8/24/1983   BORN: Holly Hill, SC   COLLEGE: Charleston   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Brett Gardner Contract Information:

Agreed to a four-year, $52 million contract extension with the Yankees in February of 2014.

June 24, 2017  –  Brett Gardner News

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Brett Gardner 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
2006 22 AA TRE 55 251 217 41 59 7 4 3 0 13 28 5 27 39 1 4 2 .272 .352 .318 .670
2007 23 AA TRE 54 241 203 43 61 19 14 5 0 17 18 4 33 32 1 4 0 .300 .392 .419 .811
2007 23 AAA SCR 45 207 181 37 47 8 4 3 1 9 21 3 21 43 3 0 2 .260 .343 .331 .674
2008 24 AAA SCR 94 426 341 68 101 26 12 11 3 32 37 9 70 76 11 3 1 .296 .414 .422 .836
2008 24 MAJ NYY 42 141 127 18 29 7 5 2 0 16 13 1 8 30 3 1 2 .228 .283 .299 .582
2009 25 AAA SCR 4 16 11 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 5 1 0 0 0 .091 .375 .091 .466
2009 25 MAJ NYY 108 284 248 48 67 15 6 6 3 23 26 5 26 40 6 1 3 .270 .345 .379 .724
2010 26 MAJ NYY 150 569 477 97 132 32 20 7 5 47 47 9 79 101 5 3 5 .277 .383 .379 .762
2011 27 MAJ NYY 159 588 510 87 132 34 19 8 7 36 49 13 60 93 8 2 8 .259 .345 .369 .714
2012 28 A CHA 1 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
2012 28 AAA SCR 2 7 5 1 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .600 .714 1.000 1.714
2012 28 MAJ NYY 16 37 31 7 10 2 2 0 0 3 2 2 5 7 1 0 0 .323 .417 .387 .804
2013 29 MAJ NYY 145 609 539 81 147 51 33 10 8 52 24 8 52 127 7 3 8 .273 .344 .416 .760
2014 30 MAJ NYY 148 636 555 87 142 50 25 8 17 58 21 5 56 134 13 6 6 .256 .327 .422 .749
2015 31 MAJ NYY 151 656 571 94 148 45 26 3 16 66 20 5 68 135 8 3 6 .259 .343 .399 .742
2016 32 MAJ NYY 148 634 547 80 143 35 22 6 7 41 16 4 70 106 4 5 8 .261 .351 .362 .713
2017 33 MAJ NYY 67 299 263 49 69 28 13 1 14 33 10 1 32 60 1 2 1 .262 .342 .479 .821
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3-Year Averages     149 639 557 87 144 42 24 5 13 55 19 4 64 125 8 4 6 .259 .339 .390 .729
Career  (View All)     1134 4,453 3,868 648 1,019 299 171 51 77 375 228 53 456 833 56 26 47 .263 .346 .394 .740

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Brett Gardner 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
Jun. 23 Tex 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .262 .342 .479 .821
Jun. 22 LAA 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .259 .340 .467 .807
Jun. 21 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .341 .471 .812
Jun. 20 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .340 .476 .816
Jun. 18 @Oak 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .266 .345 .484 .829
Jun. 17 @Oak 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .262 .343 .480 .823
Jun. 16 @Oak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .344 .483 .827
Jun. 15 @Oak 6 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .346 .485 .831
Jun. 14 @LAA 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .346 .485 .831
Jun. 13 @LAA 6 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .345 .487 .832
Jun. 12 @LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 .263 .349 .496 .845
Jun. 11 Bal 4 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .349 .505 .854
Jun. 10 Bal 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .348 .509 .857
Jun. 9 Bal 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .350 .514 .864
Jun. 8 Bos 5 1 2 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .349 .512 .861
Jun. 7 Bos 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .262 .348 .500 .848
Jun. 6 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .351 .508 .859
Jun. 4 @Tor 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .355 .518 .873
Jun. 3 @Tor 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .356 .524 .880
Jun. 2 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .360 .516 .876
Jun. 1 @Tor 6 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .364 .528 .892
May. 31 @Bal 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .365 .529 .894
May. 30 @Bal 5 2 2 0 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .364 .535 .899
May. 29 @Bal 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .363 .503 .866
May. 28 Oak 5 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .360 .497 .857
May. 27 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .269 .365 .500 .865
May. 26 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .367 .510 .877
May. 24 KC 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .370 .520 .890
May. 23 KC Did not play.
May. 22 KC 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .281 .373 .527 .900
Last 7 Games 22 3 5 1 0 1 3 3 2 3 0 0 1 0 .227 .308 .409 .717
Last 14 Games 56 8 14 3 0 1 4 6 10 4 0 0 1 0 .250 .317 .357 .674
Last 30 Games 121 18 29 6 0 6 15 11 26 5 1 0 1 0 .240 .301 .438 .739

Brett Gardner: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 62 62 2 1
2016 147 147 3
2015 150 119 40
2014 146 126 25 1 1
2013 138 138 2
2012 15 15
2011 156 149 18
2010 146 123 44 2
2009 99 99 1

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Brett Gardner Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017525250.192.365.629
2016178182123.247.331.645
2015170253220.276.400.761

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201721144122810.280.507.868
20163696252913.268.377.745
201540169134420.252.399.734

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017124238185.266.508.849
2016268425218.280.384.750
201527952123810.283.466.838

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2017139266155.259.453.797
2016279382208.244.341.677
20152924242810.236.336.650
Brett Gardner Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2006 22 AA TRE 251 217 10.8% 15.5% 0.69 82% .324 .046
2007 23 AA TRE 241 203 13.7% 13.3% 1.03 84% .349 .119
2007 23 AAA SCR 207 181 10.1% 20.8% 0.49 76% .336 .071
2008 24 AAA SCR 426 341 16.4% 17.8% 0.92 78% .370 .126
2008 24 MAJ NYY 141 127 5.7% 21.3% 0.27 76% .296 .071
2009 25 AAA SCR 16 11 31.3% 6.3% 5.00 91% .100 .000
2009 25 MAJ NYY 284 248 9.2% 14.1% 0.65 84% .311 .109
2010 26 MAJ NYY 569 477 13.9% 17.8% 0.78 79% .340 .102
2011 27 MAJ NYY 588 510 10.2% 15.8% 0.65 82% .303 .110
2012 28 A CHA 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .000
2012 28 AAA SCR 7 5 28.6% 14.3% 2.00 80% .750 .400
2012 28 MAJ NYY 37 31 13.5% 18.9% 0.71 77% .417 .064
2013 29 MAJ NYY 609 539 8.5% 20.9% 0.41 76% .342 .143
2014 30 MAJ NYY 636 555 8.8% 21.1% 0.42 76% .305 .166
2015 31 MAJ NYY 656 571 10.4% 20.6% 0.50 76% .312 .140
2016 32 MAJ NYY 634 547 11% 16.7% 0.66 81% .310 .101
2017 33 MAJ NYY 299 263 10.7% 20.1% 0.53 77% .288 .217
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3-Year Averages     639 557 10% 19.6% 0.51 78% .310 .131
Career     4,453 3,868 10.2% 18.7% 0.55 78% .316 .131

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Brett Gardner Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 LF 942.7 3 176 2 3 480 7 250 5
2015 CF 322 -1 86 1 -1 174 4 97 2
2016 LF 1219 22 239 10 22 630 6 302 0
2016 CF 11 0 1 0 0 4 0 4 0
2017 LF 532.7 6 104 5 6 265 4 166 2
2017 CF 3.7 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 LF -2 2 1 0 0 -2 1 2 0 1
2015 CF 3 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 LF 1 -3 12 0 0 -1 3 10 0 12
2016 CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 LF 4 -2 3 0 0 1 2 4 0 7
2017 CF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for Brett Gardner    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.53 BB/K
GOOD
10.7% BB Rate
GREAT
20.1% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.821 OPS
GOOD
.342 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.262 AVG
WEAK
.288 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.479 SLG
GOOD
.217 ISO
GOOD

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Brett Gardner: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gardner went 2-for-4 with a solo homer and a steal Friday against the Rangers.

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Gardner is not in the lineup Friday against the Athletics, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

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Gardner went 1-for-5 with a solo homer in a win over Toronto on Saturday.

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Gardner went 2-for-5 with a pair of solo home runs in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

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Gardner is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Royals, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

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Gardner went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run during Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.

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Gardner is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Royals, Pete Caldera of The Record reports.

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Gardner went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and three runs scored in Sunday's 11-6 win over the Astros.

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Gardner is not in the lineup Thursday against the Astros, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

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Gardner went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer and two runs scored in Monday's 10-4 win over the Reds.

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According to YES Network, Gardner is not listed in the starting lineup for Sunday evening's game against the Cubs.

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Gardner went 1-for-4 with a three-run homer and a walk in a 3-2 win over the Cubs on Friday.

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Gardner went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Gardner built on a strong 2014 campaign by getting off to an even better start in 2015, slashing .302/.377/.484 with 10 homers and 15 steals in the first half en route to earning his first All-Star selection. The bottom fell out after the All-Star break though, as the 32-year-old was among the worst qualifying batters, hitting just .206 the rest of the way while losing the speed element of his game. The second half decline would be concerning anyway, but after hitting just .218 with a dip in stolen bases after the break in 2014 also, manager Joe Girardi expressed his fear that Gardner may be burning himself out in the beginning of the season. The end result had the lefty putting up a career-low 20 steals and another sub-.260 batting average, but his power remained finishing just one homer shy of his career high. Gardner will return as the everyday left fielder and number two hitter.

2015

In many ways, Gardner's 2014 was a carbon copy of his 2013, but fantasy owners were pleased with the one major difference power. With 23 career home runs through his first 2,200 big league plate appearances, Gardner never flashed signs of being a threat to hit double-digit home runs. Last season, he racked up 17 long balls, a total that exceeded his previous two healthy seasons combined. Upon further review, it's easy to bet against a repeat. Seven of those home runs were of the "Just Enough" variety, and not surprisingly, his HR/FB rate soared from 5.7% in 2013 to 11.0% last season (career 6.5%). There is a stable skill set here that can generate 80-plus runs and 20-plus steals with relative ease, but don't pay for a line from Gardner that will require double-digit home runs to be profitable.

2014

Gardner had an oddly disappointing fantasy season in 2013. His .277 average was consistent with what he's shown since his initial emergence in 2009, and he set a career high in home runs with eight, but Gardner produced just 24 steals, roughly half his total from each of his 2010 and 2011 seasons. He didn't seem to lose anything from a speed standpoint, and it's unclear whether he was conserving himself in an attempt to avoid the injuries that plagued him in 2012, or if there was a philosophical change about his basestealing. Gardner remains an elite defensive player, and seems likely to retain his playing time in the Yankees' outfield, but there are questions as to whether he will rebound back to a 40-steal level.

2013

Fantasy owners who were counting on Gardner to be their major source of speed were sorely disappointed in 2012, as he missed the bulk of the season with an elbow injury that he aggravated repeatedly just as he seemed to be on the verge of returning. Gardner comes with some risk, as he didn't really have the playing time to show that his swing had recovered from the injury, but he still has the patience and speed that made him such a valuable contributor during his last three healthy seasons (2009-11). He could come at a bargain in 2013 drafts as a result of last season's missed time.

2012

Gardner gives fantasy owners plenty of speed, leading the American League with 49 steals in 2011 after swiping 47 bags in 2010. He's got some shortcomings in his game that limit his value, but his excellent defense in left field should keep him in the lineup even when he slumps offensively. Gardner drove in only 36 runs in 2011, and saw his batting average drop 18 points to .259. Although his contact rate improved to 82 percent, he's unlikely to be an asset in the batting average category given his combination of skills and batted ball profile. Gardner has committed to working with hitting coach Kevin Long to improve his timing, and we saw what working with Long did for Curtis Granderson in 2011, but expect most of his value to come from steals and runs scored again this season.

2011

Some questioned the Yankees' decision to enter 2010 with Gardner as their starting left fielder, but the experiment produced better results than probably even the team expected. Gardner played 150 games, stole 47 bases, was very sound defensively and made up for his lack of power with some impressive plate discipline (13.9 percent walk rate, .383 OBP). With potential Yankee free agent target Carl Crawford now in Boston, Gardner will again be the team's starting left fielder in 2011. You'll need to monitor his recovery from a December wrist surgery, but he's a player on the rise playing in a strong offense.

2010

The Yankees outfield situation is unsettled heading into spring training, leaving Gardner's role uncertain, much like it was heading into last season. Hell likely have a shot at the center-field job heading into spring training after showing improved plate discipline in 2009, raising his OBP from .283 to .345. The added productivity at the plate gave him more opportunities to flash his best skill speed en route to 26 steals in 31 tries. Hed been a dynamite source of steals if given semi-regular playing time, though fantasy owners would have to sacrifice some power numbers to take advantage.

2009

Things seemed to click for Gardner at Triple-A during the first half of 2008, which ultimately resulted in his callup to the Yankees for a look in left and center field down the stretch. Given that Melky Cabrera has seemingly fallen out of favor with the Yankees, Gardner has an opportunity to put himself in the mix for outfield at-bats again with a strong showing in spring training. Between New York and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Gardner stole 50 bases in 60 attempts over 136 combined games, but speed is by far the most valuable aspect of his skill set. With no power to speak of, he'll need to get on base at a much greater clip than the .283 mark he posted last season in order to fully take advantage of his speed, though it's worth noting that his minor league track record suggests potential for some improvement.