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Brett Gardner

32-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Yankees

2016 Stats

AVG

.247

HR

2

RBI

6

R

12

SB

3

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 se...

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Arm
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.

May 4, 2016  –  Brett Gardner News

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X-rays taken on Gardner's right arm came back negative, but manager Joe Girardi is not sure if he will be able to play Thursday, Meredith Marakovits of the YES Network reports.

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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 23 98 81 12 20 5 3 0 2 6 3 1 13 18 1 0 3 .247 .371 .358 .729
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3-Year Averages     148 632 555 87 145 48 28 7 13 58 21 6 58 132 9 4 6 .261 .335 .407 .743
Career  (View All)     942 3,618 3,139 531 827 241 139 44 58 307 205 49 367 685 52 19 41 .263 .346 .391 .738

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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
May. 4 @Bal 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .247 .371 .358 .729
May. 3 @Bal 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .370 .364 .734
May. 1 @Bos 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .364 .351 .715
Apr. 30 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .369 .366 .735
Apr. 29 @Bos 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .388 .388 .776
Apr. 27 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .254 .382 .381 .763
Apr. 26 @Tex 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .403 .407 .810
Apr. 25 @Tex 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .397 .411 .808
Apr. 24 TB 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .294 .429 .451 .880
Apr. 23 TB 5 1 3 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .313 .441 .479 .920
Apr. 22 TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .426 .395 .821
Apr. 21 Oak 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .440 .425 .865
Apr. 20 Oak Did not play.
Apr. 19 Oak 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .438 .436 .874
Apr. 17 Sea 4 1 3 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .314 .442 .429 .871
Apr. 16 Sea 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .410 .355 .765
Apr. 15 Sea 3 1 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .412 .346 .758
Apr. 14 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .174 .345 .174 .519
Apr. 13 @Tor Did not play.
Apr. 12 @Tor 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .211 .400 .211 .611
Apr. 10 @Det Did not play.
Apr. 9 @Det 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 .286 .500 .286 .786
Apr. 8 @Det 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .467 .200 .667
Apr. 7 Hou 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .455 .143 .598
Apr. 6 Hou 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .571 .000 .571
Apr. 5 Hou 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 4 Hou Did not play.
Last 7 Days 25 3 5 1 0 0 2 3 7 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .310 .240 .550
Last 14 Days 46 7 9 2 0 1 4 6 13 1 0 2 0 0 .196 .315 .304 .619
Last 30 Days 81 12 20 3 0 2 6 13 18 3 1 3 0 1 .247 .371 .358 .729

Brett Gardner: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 23 23
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
2016293021.207.241.584
2015170253220.276.400.761
2014164253124.262.354.687

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016529242.269.423.810
201540169134420.252.399.734
201439162144617.253.450.775

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016359242.343.5711.060
201527952123810.283.466.838
20142804082813.268.425.755

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016463021.174.196.465
20152924242810.236.336.650
2014275479308.244.418.743
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% .331 .046
2007 23 AA TRE 241 203 13.7% 13.3% 1.03 84% .357 .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% .374 .126
2008 24 MAJ NYY 141 127 5.7% 21.3% 0.27 76% .299 .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% .312 .109
2010 26 MAJ NYY 569 477 13.9% 17.8% 0.78 79% .342 .102
2011 27 MAJ NYY 588 510 10.2% 15.8% 0.65 82% .305 .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% .344 .143
2014 30 MAJ NYY 636 555 8.8% 21.1% 0.42 76% .309 .166
2015 31 MAJ NYY 656 571 10.4% 20.6% 0.50 76% .314 .140
2016 32 MAJ NYY 98 81 13.3% 18.4% 0.72 78% .295 .111
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3-Year Averages     632 555 9.2% 20.9% 0.44 76% .322 .146
Career     3,618 3,139 10.1% 18.9% 0.54 78% .321 .128

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2016 Stat Review for Brett Gardner    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.247 AVG
WEAK
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.295 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.358 SLG
POOR
.111 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.72 BB/K
ELITE
13.3% BB Rate
ELITE
18.4% K Rate
AVERAGE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.729 OPS
WEAK
.371 OBP
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Brett Gardner: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gardner left the game Wednesday after getting hit by a pitch, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Gardner went 2-for-4 with an RBI in a 4-2 loss to the Red Sox on Friday.

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Gardner went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Rays.

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Gardner went 0-for-1 with a walk and a strikeout after entering in the seventh inning of Thursday's loss to the A's.

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Manager Joe Girardi said that Gardner (neck) is available off the bench Thursday, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.

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Gardner (neck) is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Athletics.

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Gardner was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with a stiff neck, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

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Gardner went 3-for-4 in Sunday's win over the Mariners with a double, a run scored, an RBI and his second stolen base of the season.

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Gardner went 2-for-3 with a home run and also drew two walks in Friday's loss to the Mariners.

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Gardner is batting second and starting in left field Thursday against the Blue Jays, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

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Gardner is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against Toronto.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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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.