Bird
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.210
HR
9
RBI
29
R
20
SB
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Bird missed most of 2017 with an ankle injury, but returned to post an .891 OPS and eight homers in 29 games to close out the regular season, and he then led the Yankees in OPS during an extended postseason run. He fouled a ball off his ankle late in spring training and pla... read more
Bird missed most of 2017 with an ankle injury, but returned to post an .891 OPS and eight homers in 29 games to close out the regular season, and he then led the Yankees in OPS during an extended postseason run. He fouled a ball off his ankle late in spring training and played through it for a month, but his performance suffered greatly and Bird ultimately wound up on the DL. At one point, Bird's season was feared to be over as there was talk of exploratory surgery. This came after Bird missed all of 2016 due to shoulder issues; the injury history is getting long for a player who just turned 24 years old this winter. It's easy to see the talent when Bird is on the diamond -- he can take a walk and his strikeout rate is very manageable given the power -- but until he shows he can stay on the field and perform over the course of a full season, there will be doubters.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: L    Throws: R    HT: 6'4"    WT: 220 lbs.    DOB: 11/9/1992    College: None    Drafted: 5th Rd in 2011
Hits bench versus lefty Sunday
1BNew York Yankees
August 12, 2018
Bird is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
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2018 Stat Review for Greg Bird
0.40 BB/K
AVERAGE
10.2 % BB Rate
GOOD
25.3 % K Rate
POOR
0.695 OPS
POOR
0.302 OBP
POOR
0.210 AVG
TERRIBLE
0.248 BABIP
LOW
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  1. X. GaryG. Sanchez (R) 10-Day DL
  2. X. AustinA. Romine (R) Day-To-Day
  3. 1. KyleK. Higashioka (R)
First Baseman
  1. 1. GregG. Bird (L)
  2. 2. NeilN. Walker (S)
  3. 3. MiguelM. Andujar (R)
  4. X. AustinA. Romine (R) Day-To-Day
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  1. Greg Bird 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Greg Bird 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Bird showed promise in 2015 when a season-ending injury to Mark Teixeira thrust the then 22-year-old into a starting role for a playoff team. He smacked 11 home runs with a .268 ISO in 46 games, but unfortunately, he didn't get a chance to build on that campaign. Bird's 2016 season ended before it even began with shoulder surgery in February. He returned to action in the Arizona Fall League, but hit just .215 with one home run in 17 games. With Teixeira now out of the picture, Bird is in position to open up the season as the everyday first baseman. The lefty's power will be a natural fit with the short porch in right field at Yankee Stadium, but he'll need to find a way to cut down on his strikeouts to really take the next step forward (29.8 percent strikeout rate in 2015).
  3. Greg Bird 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Thanks to an injury to Mark Teixeira, Bird was fast-tracked through the minors. He gave the Yankees 46 quality games and hit 11 home runs in just 178 plate appearances. Between all levels, Bird now has three straight 20-homer seasons, and it's that power that has the Yankees thinking he can be their first baseman of the future. The question will be if Bird can make enough contact to let the power shine. Bird struck out at a 29.8% clip, and only three qualified players struck out more often last year, so Bird will have to continue to show plus power to overcome the whiffs. He has the eye and the patience to make it work, plus he's a left-handed slugger who gets to play half his games in Yankee Stadium, but there is not much margin for error. It's all moot for 2016, unfortunately, as Bird underwent shoulder surgery in February and is slated to miss the entire season.
  4. Greg Bird 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Bird’s minor league numbers look like those of a poor man’s Joey Votto. In 2013 he walked 18.7% of the time with a 23.0% strikeout rate and posted a BABIP fueled .288/.428/.511 line with 20 home runs in 573 plate appearances. He followed that up last year by hitting 14 home runs with a .271/.376/.472 slash line in 441 plate appearances across stops at High-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton. While his power numbers took a hit at Tampa in the Florida State League, Bird’s pop came back in a big way after getting promoted to Double-A. In just 27 games at Trenton, he hit seven of his 14 home runs on the season as a 21-year-old while putting walk and strikeout rates of 15.5% and 23.3%, respectively. Now, entering his age-22 season, Bird looks to pick up where he left off at Double-A, and if he does so, the Yankees could be looking at their first baseman of the future.
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Hits bench versus lefty Sunday
1BNew York Yankees
August 12, 2018
Bird is not in the lineup Sunday against the Rangers, Erik Boland of Newsday reports.
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Not in Friday's lineup
1BNew York Yankees
August 10, 2018
Bird is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Rangers.
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Bows out of starting nine
1BNew York Yankees
August 5, 2018
Bird isn't in Sunday's starting lineup against the Red Sox, Lindsey Adler of The Athletic New York reports.
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Goes deep Saturday
1BNew York Yankees
July 14, 2018
Bird went 1-for-4 with a solo home run Saturday against the Indians.
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Grand slam in win
1BNew York Yankees
July 11, 2018
Bird went 1-for-4 with a grand slam, a walk and a strikeout in Wednesday's win over the Orioles.
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