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Brandon Laird 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
8 138 .197 .255 .370 87 0.0
Birth Date9-11-1987
Height6' 1"
Weight215 lbs
Age31 years, 5 months, 10 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2011 NYA 23 11 25 4 0 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 .190 .292 .190 84 -0.4 0.0 0.7 0.1
2012 HOU 24 17 37 9 1 0 1 2 8 0 0 0 .257 .297 .371 81 -0.8 0.2 -0.3 0.0
2013 HOU 25 25 76 12 3 0 5 3 26 2 0 0 .169 .224 .423 92 -0.6 -0.6 -0.8 -0.1
Career5313825406838200.197.255.37087-1.8-0.5-0.40.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2007 YAN Rk 45 178 .252 .323 .380 .363 103 14.8 5.0 -0.8 347 0 3.6 0.5 -2.5 0.5
2008 CSC A 122 506 .258 .328 .380 .293 95 25.8 14.4 -6.1 136 0 3.0 -2.3 14.4 2.4
2009 TAM A+ 124 501 .252 .322 .367 .295 103 0.9 15.3 -1.3 112 0 5.2 -0.6 -4.1 1.5
2010 TRN AA 107 454 .264 .337 .405 .318 96 25 13.1 1 149 0 3.6 -0.2 13.9 3.2
2010 SWB AAA 31 127 .263 .331 .412 .301 96 -13.6 4.4 0.4 50 0 -1.5 -1.1 -9.7 -0.7
2011 NYA MLB 11 25 .252 .324 .382 .235 106 -0.7 0.7 -0.1 84 15 0.7 0.0 -0.4 0.1
2011 SWB AAA 123 489 .263 .330 .409 .283 86 -0.9 15.2 0.2 93 0 -0.8 -1.1 -9.6 0.4
2012 HOU MLB 17 37 .252 .313 .407 .308 98 0.1 1.0 -0.1 81 16 -0.3 0.2 -0.8 0.0
2012 SWB AAA 130 550 .259 .330 .393 .289 100 -5.1 16.3 -2.9 92 0 -6.9 -3.2 -10.5 -0.7
2013 HOU MLB 25 76 .258 .321 .402 .175 99 -3 2.0 -0.9 92 16 -0.8 -0.6 -0.6 -0.1
2013 OKL AAA 119 513 .265 .334 .400 .305 96 14.5 14.7 -1.2 111 0 3.4 2.5 1.3 2.1
2014 SYR AAA 130 506 .264 .333 .400 .343 100 16.5 15.2 1.2 130 0 24.7 -1.5 9.9 4.9

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2007 YAN Rk 178 168 27 57 14 1 8 97 29 6 26 0 0 .339 .367 .577 .238 1 1
2008 CSC A 506 454 71 124 31 1 23 226 86 40 86 1 0 .273 .339 .498 .225 0 0
2009 TAM A+ 501 451 53 120 20 4 13 187 75 39 75 1 1 .266 .333 .415 .149 0 0
2010 SWB AAA 127 122 13 30 6 0 2 42 12 4 27 0 0 .246 .270 .344 .098 0 0
2010 TRN AA 454 409 73 119 22 2 23 214 90 38 84 2 2 .291 .357 .523 .232 0 0
2011 NYA MLB 25 21 3 4 0 0 0 4 1 3 4 0 0 .190 .292 .190 .000 0 1
2011 SWB AAA 489 462 51 120 27 0 16 195 69 17 84 0 0 .260 .288 .422 .162 6 0
2012 SWB AAA 550 503 54 128 31 2 15 208 77 34 103 1 0 .255 .307 .414 .159 6 0
2012 HOU MLB 37 35 2 9 1 0 1 13 4 2 8 0 0 .257 .297 .371 .114 0 0
2013 HOU MLB 76 71 7 12 3 0 5 30 11 3 26 0 0 .169 .224 .423 .254 0 0
2013 OKL AAA 513 470 75 130 33 0 16 211 79 29 87 1 0 .277 .324 .449 .172 7 0
2014 SYR AAA 506 463 67 139 32 1 18 227 85 34 96 0 0 .300 .350 .490 .190 4

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 106 0.4623 0.4528 0.7708 0.5918 0.3333 0.8966 0.5789 0.2292 -0.0042
2012 138 0.4275 0.4928 0.7059 0.6271 0.3924 0.7838 0.6129 0.2941 -0.0008
2013 280 0.4429 0.5500 0.6688 0.7177 0.4167 0.7865 0.5077 0.3312 -0.0004
Career5240.44280.51530.69920.66840.39340.80810.54980.3008-0.0013

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-07-13 2010-07-14 Minors 1 0 Left Ankle Contusion Foul Ball -
2010-04-01 2010-04-05 Camp 4 1 Right Elbow Soreness -
2008-05-07 2008-05-19 Minors 12 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 NYN $
2013 HOU $
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$0
1 yrTotal$0

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 109 dCareer Sports2015

Details
  • 2015. Signed by Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan 12/14.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Kansas City 11/26/13 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Washington in trade from Kansas City 3/15/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Houston (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Houston 4/18/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 10/2/13. Elected free agency 10/13.
  • 1 year/$0.4825M (2012). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12. Claimed by Houston off waivers 9/1/12 after being DFA by NY Yankees 8/27/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Houston 12/21/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 11/19/10.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2007 (27-844) (Cypress College). $0.12M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do the Yankees really need a 3B from elsewhere?
(Alex from Anaheim)
The Yanks will have to overpay to replace A-Rod, and I think other teams know it. Plus, beyond Headley, there's not much 3B talent available, and the asking price for Headley is reportedly too steep, even for the Yanks. New York has enough firepower elsewhere to hold the line with Eric Chavez and Jayson Nix, or they could give Brandon Laird another look if either one falters. Chavez is having a fine year (he's been my AL-only Value Pick for the last few weeks, just as a fill-in) and Nix has flashed the bat now and again (like he did last night against the M's). I would stand pat unless something fantastic comes along. (Michael Street)
2010-05-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm still not sure what to make of Brandon Laird. I know the scouts say "*meh*" but he seems to be one of the top performers in AA, and not old for the league. Help me out!.......
(marjinwalker from DC)
Well, I don't know if 'meh' is really fair. He looks like a big leaguer, just with a ceiling of more of a second division starter type. (Kevin Goldstein)


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