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Brett Gardner

30-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Yankees

2014 Stats

AVG

.283

HR

1

RBI

6

R

6

SB

2

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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, b...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 183   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.

April 17, 2014  –  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 15 59 53 6 15 3 2 0 1 6 2 0 4 14 1 0 1 .283 .345 .377 .722
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brett Gardner
3-Year Averages MAJ   106 410 360 58 96 29 18 6 5 30 25 7 39 75 5 1 5 .267 .346 .392 .737
Career  (View All) MAJ   635 2287 1985 344 532 144 87 33 24 183 163 38 234 412 31 10 27 .268 .352 .381 .733

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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
Apr. 17 @TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .345 .377 .722
Apr. 16 ChC 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .345 .377 .722
Apr. 16 ChC 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .292 .358 .396 .754
Apr. 15 ChC Did not play.
Apr. 13 Bos 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .295 .367 .386 .753
Apr. 12 Bos 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .356 .375 .731
Apr. 11 Bos 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .375 .400 .775
Apr. 10 Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .385 .412 .797
Apr. 9 Bal 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .400 .433 .833
Apr. 8 Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .387 .385 .772
Apr. 7 Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .385 .409 .794
Apr. 6 @Tor 4 2 1 0 0 1 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 .278 .409 .444 .853
Apr. 5 @Tor Did not play.
Apr. 4 @Tor 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .286 .412 .286 .698
Apr. 3 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .385 .200 .585
Apr. 2 @Hou 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .375 .167 .542
Apr. 1 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .250 .000 .250
Last 7 Days 19 2 5 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .263 .316 .579
Last 14 Days 43 5 13 2 0 1 5 2 11 2 0 0 0 0 .302 .333 .419 .752
Last 30 Days 53 6 15 2 0 1 6 4 14 2 0 1 0 0 .283 .345 .377 .722

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 14 13 3
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
2013178292193.247.427.744
201273030.8571.1432.032
201110319069.233.272.616

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20133615263321.285.410.767
2012244002.167.167.426
20114076873040.265.393.738

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132714363011.277.421.762
2012146011.286.429.873
20112434742128.255.370.731

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20132683822213.269.410.757
2012171021.353.353.742
20112674031521.262.367.697
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 59 53 6.8% 23.7% 0.29 74% .368 .094
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Brett Gardner
3-Year Averages MAJ   410 360 9.5% 18.3% 0.52 79% .325 .125
Career MAJ   2287 1985 10.2% 18% 0.57 79% .328 .113

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.283 AVG
GOOD
74% Contact Rate
POOR
.368 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.377 SLG
WEAK
.094 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.29 BB/K
POOR
6.8% BB Rate
WEAK
23.7% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.722 OPS
WEAK
.345 OBP
GOOD

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

Best Matchups for Brett Gardner (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Gavin Floyd ATL 9 5 1 2 1 2 0 .556 1.000 1.636
Chris Archer TB 8 4 0 0 1 3 0 .500 1.000 1.600
Ricky Romero TOR 17 9 1 4 5 0 0 .529 .882 1.519
Scott Baker TEX 8 4 1 1 2 1 1 .500 .875 1.475
Wei-Yin Chen BAL 12 5 1 5 1 4 0 .417 .833 1.295
Zack Greinke LA 6 3 0 0 1 1 0 .500 .667 1.292
Francisco Liriano PIT 13 6 0 5 2 1 0 .462 .692 1.226
Mark Buehrle TOR 17 7 1 2 1 1 0 .412 .765 1.209
Wade Davis KC 13 6 0 0 5 1 1 .462 .538 1.170
Kyle Drabek TOR 6 2 0 1 1 1 0 .333 .667 1.095

Worst Matchups for Brett Gardner (by OPS, min 6 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Dillon Gee NY-N 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286
Craig Breslow BOS 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .143 .286
A.J. Burnett PHI 7 1 0 0 0 4 0 .143 .143 .286
Johan Santana BAL 7 1 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .143 .286
Chris Sale CHI-A 7 0 0 0 2 4 0 .000 .000 .222
Max Scherzer DET 9 0 0 0 2 4 0 .000 .000 .182
Jim Johnson OAK 11 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Daniel Bard TEX 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jason Berken SF 6 0 0 1 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Kevin Slowey MIA 6 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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

Gardner is not in the lineup Friday against the Red Sox, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

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Gardner was 1-for-4 with a walk, a home run, and a stolen base in a win over Toronto on Sunday afternoon.

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Gardner is projected to bat seventh in the Yankees' lineup to open the season, according to ESPN New York.

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Gardner is hitting .303 (10-for-33) with two doubles and five runs in Grapefruit League play.

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Gardner agreed to a four-year, $52 million extension with the Yankees on Sunday, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports. The deal starts in 2015 and includes a fifth-year club option.

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Gardner will play left field for the Yankees this season, according to Newsday.

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Gardner and the Yankees avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.6 million deal on Friday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

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According to team president Randy Levine, the Yankees have "absolutely no intention" of trading Gardner this offseason, ESPN New York reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.