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Brett Gardner

34-Year-Old Outfielder – New York Yankees

2017 Stats

AVG

.264

HR

21

RBI

63

R

96

SB

23

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Gardner set a new career high in home runs last season, tripling his total from 2016, while also swiping 20-plus bags for the seventh time in 10 MLB seasons. He exceeded 600 plate appearances for the ...

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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.

October 1, 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 151 682 594 96 157 51 26 4 21 63 23 5 72 122 5 3 8 .264 .350 .428 .778
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3-Year Averages     150 655 570 90 149 42 24 4 14 56 19 4 70 121 5 3 7 .261 .348 .391 .739
Career  (View All)     1218 4,836 4,199 695 1,107 322 184 54 84 405 241 57 496 895 60 27 54 .264 .347 .393 .740

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Brett Gardner Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games 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
Oct. 1 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 30 Tor 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .350 .428 .778
Sep. 29 Tor Did not play.
Sep. 28 TB 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .351 .430 .781
Sep. 27 TB 5 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .349 .425 .774
Sep. 26 TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .348 .422 .770
Sep. 25 KC 4 3 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .349 .423 .772
Sep. 24 @Tor 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .347 .420 .767
Sep. 23 @Tor 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .350 .424 .774
Sep. 22 @Tor Did not play.
Sep. 20 Min 3 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .267 .352 .427 .779
Sep. 19 Min 5 0 3 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .265 .349 .426 .775
Sep. 18 Min 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .262 .347 .422 .769
Sep. 17 Bal 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .259 .345 .420 .765
Sep. 16 Bal 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .346 .422 .768
Sep. 15 Bal 5 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .347 .423 .770
Sep. 14 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 13 @TB 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .348 .424 .772
Sep. 12 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .347 .424 .771
Sep. 11 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .258 .348 .425 .773
Sep. 10 @Tex 5 2 2 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .348 .426 .774
Sep. 9 @Tex 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .257 .347 .423 .770
Sep. 8 @Tex 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 .256 .347 .423 .770
Sep. 7 @Bal 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .258 .348 .426 .774
Sep. 5 @Bal 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .344 .423 .767
Sep. 4 @Bal 5 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .256 .345 .425 .770
Sep. 3 Bos 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .348 .429 .777
Sep. 2 Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .350 .433 .783
Sep. 1 Bos 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .261 .350 .434 .784
Aug. 31 Bos 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .261 .351 .434 .785
Last 7 Games 16 5 5 3 0 1 2 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .450 .688 1.138
Last 14 Games 42 6 14 4 0 1 5 4 7 4 0 1 0 0 .333 .404 .500 .904
Last 30 Games 107 15 31 7 1 1 10 8 19 5 1 3 0 0 .290 .356 .402 .758

Brett Gardner: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 138 122 22 7
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
2017148132120.209.291.590
2016178182123.247.331.645
2015170253220.276.400.761

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201744683195123.283.473.840
20163696252913.268.377.745
201540169134420.252.399.734

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201726944112616.271.450.822
2016268425218.280.384.750
201527952123810.283.466.838

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20173255210377.258.409.741
2016279382208.244.341.677
20152924242810.236.336.650
Brett Gardner vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 682 594 10.6% 17.9% 0.59 79% .300 .164
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3-Year Averages     655 570 10.7% 18.5% 0.58 79% .308 .130
Career     4,836 4,199 10.3% 18.5% 0.55 79% .315 .129

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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 1024 20 191 14 20 515 13 342 9
2017 CF 164.7 0 36 0 0 76 -1 59 -3
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 7 0 7 0 0 3 3 11 0 17
2017 CF 0 1 -1 0 0 2 1 0 0 3

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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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0.59 BB/K
GOOD
10.6% BB Rate
GREAT
17.9% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.778 OPS
AVERAGE
.350 OBP
GOOD
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.264 AVG
WEAK
.300 BABIP
AVERAGE
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.428 SLG
WEAK
.164 ISO
WEAK

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Brett Gardner

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

Gardner is not in the Yankees' lineup Friday.

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Gardner went 1-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored during Thursday's loss to Tampa Bay.

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Gardner is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Rays, Meredith Marakovits of YES Network reports.

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Gardner (shoulder) is starting in left field and leading off Saturday against the Blue Jays, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.

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Gardner (shoulder) is out of the lineup Friday against the Blue Jays.

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Gardner could miss time after being hit by pitch in the shoulder Wednesday, Dan Martin of the New York Post reports.

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Gardner went 3-for-4 with a trio of singles and added two steals in Monday's win over the Twins.

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Gardner is out of the lineup against the Orioles on Thursday.

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Gardner went 2-for-5 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBI Sunday in Texas.

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Gardner is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Mariners.

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Gardner is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Mets.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2017

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 surprise boost in power the last two seasons, the left fielder reverted back to more of his contact-hitting ways and totaled just seven home runs. Gardner also only stole 16 bases, representing a third straight year of decline in that department. On the plus side, he continued to demonstrate a terrific eye and posted a 0.66 BB/K that helped contribute to a .351 OBP. That, along with Jacoby Ellsbury's struggles, led manager Joe Girardi to move Gardner to the leadoff spot for the majority of the year -- a spot where he actually drove in more runs than when hitting second. As he's set to return as the starter in left field; expect more of the same.

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.