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Birth Date11-9-1992
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age26 years, 11 months, 14 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
0.82015
2016
0.02017
-0.22018
0.02019
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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
2015 NYA 22 46 178 41 9 0 11 19 53 1 0 0 .261 .343 .529 126 6.0 -1.4 0.9 0.8
2017 NYA 24 48 170 28 7 0 9 19 42 2 0 0 .190 .288 .422 99 0.2 -1.0 -1.1 0.0
2018 NYA 25 82 311 54 16 1 11 30 78 5 0 0 .199 .286 .386 84 -5.0 -1.8 1.4 -0.2
2019 NYA 26 10 41 6 0 0 1 6 16 0 0 0 .171 .293 .257 73 -1.3 0.5 0.5 0.0
Career1867001293213274189800.211.301.42498-0.1-3.71.80.6

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 LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2011 YAN Rk GCL 4 13 .258 .350 .390 .125 114 -3.3 0.4 -0.3 19 0 0.0 -0.1 -1.4 -0.1
2012 STA A- NYP 11 47 .227 .303 .321 .500 96 6.7 1.3 -0.8 222 0 0.1 -0.8 5.2 0.5
2012 YAN Rk GCL 17 62 .251 .317 .364 .378 94 3.1 1.9 -0.7 156 0 -0.1 0.2 2.6 0.4
2013 CSC A SAL 130 573 .247 .323 .365 .364 87 57.1 16.1 -10.4 188 0 -6.2 -0.5 34.9 3.6
2014 TAM A+ FSL 75 325 .259 .323 .368 .342 101 13.2 9.5 -6.1 134 0 1.4 -1.2 5.8 0.9
2014 TRN AA EAS 27 116 .267 .336 .406 .274 99 8.1 3.2 -2 135 0 -1.3 -1.0 2.7 0.2
2015 NYA MLB AL 46 178 .247 .310 .397 .319 108 8.4 4.8 -3.1 126 8 0.9 -1.4 6.0 0.8
2015 TRN AA EAS 49 212 .263 .321 .378 .279 90 10.8 5.7 -3.7 132 0 2.1 1.2 2.9 0.9
2015 SWB AAA INT 34 150 .253 .322 .377 .333 96 7.3 4.2 -2.7 140 0 0.3 -1.3 4.0 0.5
2016 SCO Wnt AFL 17 78 .000 .000 .000 .277 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017 NYA MLB AL 48 170 .266 .329 .455 .194 107 -0.3 5.0 -3.1 99 8 -1.1 -1.0 0.2 0.0
2017 TAM A+ FSL 6 22 .253 .331 .365 .375 100 2 0.6 -0.4 181 0 0.0 -0.2 1.5 0.2
2017 SWB AAA INT 15 59 .276 .329 .429 .306 102 4.9 1.7 -1.1 161 0 0.9 -1.0 3.6 0.4
2018 NYA MLB AL 82 311 .249 .320 .412 .230 109 -9.3 8.7 -5.5 84 8 1.4 -1.8 -5.0 -0.2
2018 TAM A+ FSL 3 11 .235 .304 .312 .333 104 0.3 0.3 -0.2 122 0 -0.8 -0.2 0.2 -0.1
2018 TRN AA EAS 5 20 .270 .345 .428 .083 82 0.6 0.6 -0.4 112 0 -0.3 0.0 0.3 0.0
2018 SWB AAA INT 4 18 .235 .319 .366 .286 90 1.5 0.5 -0.3 105 0 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0
2019 NYA MLB AL 10 41 .253 .321 .447 .278 103 -2.6 1.2 -0.8 73 12 0.5 0.5 -1.3 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2011 YAN Rk GCL 13 12 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 4 0 0 .083 .154 .083 .000 0 0
2012 STA A- NYP 47 40 4 16 4 0 2 26 8 6 10 0 0 .400 .489 .650 .250 0 0
2012 YAN Rk GCL 62 49 9 14 2 1 0 18 5 11 13 0 0 .286 .419 .367 .082 1 0
2013 CSC A SAL 573 458 84 132 36 3 20 234 84 107 132 1 1 .288 .428 .511 .223 2 0
2014 TAM A+ FSL 325 274 36 76 22 1 7 121 32 45 70 1 0 .277 .375 .442 .164 5
2014 TRN AA EAS 116 95 16 24 8 0 7 53 11 18 27 0 0 .253 .379 .558 .305 1
2015 NYA MLB AL 178 157 26 41 9 0 11 83 31 19 53 0 0 .261 .343 .529 .268 1 0
2015 TRN AA EAS 212 182 29 47 16 0 6 81 29 24 30 1 1 .258 .358 .445 .187 1 0
2015 SWB AAA INT 150 136 15 41 7 1 6 68 23 11 27 0 0 .301 .353 .500 .199 2 0
2016 SCO Wnt AFL 78 65 9 14 4 1 1 23 10 12 17 1 0 .215 .346 .354 .138 0 0
2017 NYA MLB AL 170 147 20 28 7 0 9 62 28 19 42 0 0 .190 .288 .422 .231 2 0
2017 TAM A+ FSL 22 17 2 6 2 0 0 8 3 5 1 0 0 .353 .500 .471 .118 0 0
2017 SWB AAA INT 59 47 12 14 4 0 3 27 7 11 9 0 0 .298 .424 .574 .277 1 0
2018 NYA MLB AL 311 272 23 54 16 1 11 105 38 30 78 0 0 .199 .286 .386 .188 4 0
2018 TAM A+ FSL 11 8 1 2 0 0 0 2 2 3 2 0 0 .250 .455 .250 .000 0 0
2018 TRN AA EAS 20 15 5 2 0 0 1 5 1 5 2 0 0 .133 .350 .333 .200 0 0
2018 SWB AAA INT 18 16 3 4 0 0 2 10 5 2 7 0 0 .250 .333 .625 .375 0 0
2019 NYA MLB AL 41 35 6 6 0 0 1 9 1 6 16 0 0 .171 .293 .257 .086 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2015 740 0.5108 0.4568 0.7249 0.6429 0.2624 0.7901 0.5579 0.2751 -0.0027
2017 708 0.4689 0.4266 0.6921 0.6355 0.2420 0.7820 0.4835 0.3079 0.0000
2018 1292 0.4899 0.4551 0.7432 0.6288 0.2883 0.8241 0.5737 0.2568 0.0000
2019 206 0.4272 0.4369 0.7000 0.6250 0.2966 0.8000 0.5429 0.3000 0.0000
Career29460.48570.44740.72330.63370.27120.80380.54590.2767-0.0007

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
2014-04-03 2014-05-07 Minors 34 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 NYA $1,200,000
2018 NYA $582,000
2017 NYA $545,500
2016 NYA $525,300
2015 NYA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,652,800
2019Current$1,200,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$2,852,800
4 yrTotal$2,852,800

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 53 d1 year/$1.2M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.2M (2019). Re-signed by NY Yankees 1/10/19 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.582M (2018). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/18.
  • 1 year/$0.5455M (2017). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/17.
  • 1 year/$0.5253M (2016). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by NY Yankees 8/13/15.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2011 (5-179) (Grandview HS, Aurora, Colo.). $1.1M signing bonus.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
90o 161 20 38 9 1 6 22 17 35 0 0 .271 .356 .479 114 6.1 1B 0 0.6
80o 138 17 31 7 1 5 18 14 31 0 0 .254 .338 .451 105 3.3 1B 0 0.3
70o 122 14 27 6 1 4 15 12 28 0 0 .250 .333 .435 99 1.6 1B 0 0.2
60o 109 12 22 5 0 4 13 10 25 0 0 .227 .303 .402 93 0.5 1B 0 0.0
50o 96 10 19 5 0 3 11 9 22 0 0 .221 .299 .384 88 -0.4 1B 0 0.0
40o 83 9 17 4 0 3 9 7 20 0 0 .230 .301 .405 83 -1.0 1B 0 -0.1
30o 70 7 13 3 0 2 8 6 17 0 0 .210 .290 .355 78 -1.5 1B 0 -0.2
20o 54 5 10 2 0 2 6 4 13 0 0 .208 .283 .375 71 -1.7 1B 0 -0.2
10o 31 3 5 1 0 1 3 2 8 0 0 .172 .226 .310 63 -1.4 1B 0 -0.2
Weighted Mean10211205031292400.220.294.374910.01B 00.0

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2018-12-10 16:00:00 (link to chat)Think I'll get two player-seasons of decent 1B/UT starts out of Peter Alonso, Tyler White, Greg Bird, Ryan O'Hearn, and Franmil Reyes? If so, from whom? (18-team points with no K penalty; hitting is somewhat close to linear weights value)
(justarobert from Santa Clara)
I'm buying Alonso for now, with the obvious caveat that he's the only one we haven't seen anything of. I think Reyes can provide the other. (Darius Austin)
2017-06-13 12:00:00 (link to chat)Kyle Schwarber and Addison Russell aren't really this bad are they? I like when they play well more than when they don't play well
(Swagger Leslie from Hell )
No, they're not this bad, but Schwarber is a good reminder of the Aaron Judge hype train situation. As is Greg Bird a bit. Obviously injuries play a part in both situations, but these guys aren't concrete, finished products just because they're crushing for a while. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)Eric Hosmer and Mike Moustakas for Gleyber Torress, Jorge Mateo, Aaron Judge and Greg Bird. Who says no?
(Jeffrey from KC)
Me, so I don't have to rewrite more stuff for the Futures Guide. Also, the Yankees. (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-02-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)Your colleagues in the Flags Fly Forever podcast are eyeballing Tommy Joseph as a 30 HR player without killing your average. Given the shallowness of the position do you believe he will sneak his way into the top 10 of 1B? Who would you rather for the next 3 years: Joseph or Greg Bird?
(Punchoutpappy from First in Flight)
I'd prefer Joseph to Bird due to Bird's health concerns. I liked Bird a lot before the injury, though. Not sure Joseph will quite sneak into the Top 10, but it's certainly possible, and I do like him for 30 HR and a .250+ average if he's healthy. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-12-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is it apparently clear that the Yankees wont commit to any long term big contracts to get ready for Harper and Machado?
(David from NY)
There's zero guarantee that Harper, Machado or any of the other potential names in that free agent class actually reach the open market, but I think the signing of Matt Holliday to a short-term deal revealed a lot about what Cashman is planning to do. The big question is how their prospect haul pans out. We have a pretty good idea that Gary Sanchez is a core performer. Are Gleyber Torres and Clint Frazier too? What about guys like Greg Bird, Aaron Judge, etc...Tons of variables to consider, but you have to love the position the Yankees have put themselves in long-term. (George Bissell)
2016-11-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Lucas Duda an accurate, optimistic or pessimistic projection for Greg Bird?
(Alvin from AZ)
I think if you get Duda's 2014/15 from Bird that's a good outcome. It isn't crazy optimistic, but above the median. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-08 19:00:00 (link to chat)How confident are you with Greg Bird going into next year. Looks like he has the 1B job with Austin struggling. What full season numbers do you see him putting up? Does .265 25-30HR seem reasonable?
(Brad from NJ)
I think 25-30 home runs could be a stretch right away. I would be extremely skeptical of Bird heading into 2017, but long-term, I think he has a legitimate shot to win that job if he can avoid the disabled list for extended stretches. (George Bissell)
2016-02-25 12:00:00 (link to chat)Is Greg Bird as good as he looked last year? Will the Yankees trust him with the job when Teixeira hits free agency next year?
(Ratt from Brooklyn)
probably not quite that good, but good enough that he likely inherits the job assuming his injury recovery goes well. Then again, if there was any team that should consider Jose Bautista's demands... (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2015-10-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hello Sahadev, Who should I pick between A.J. Reed and Greg Bird in my points based fantasy keeper league where rbi's and hr's? Worry that Reed end up DH?
(Sylvain from Granby,QC)
Hmm, Astros have a lot of options to play 1B, but everything I hear is that he's the real deal while stuff I hear on Bird is a bit lukewarm. I'd lean Reed. (Sahadev Sharma)
2015-10-07 14:00:00 (link to chat)I'm a sad Yankees fan today. What do you think about us in 2016? How do we work Greg Bird in the lineup with a healthy Tex, plus A Rod at DH? What about Aaron Judge in the outfield rotation? Does Rob Refsnyder start at 2B? Do we hit the free agent market or make any trades?
(Howard from Bottom of a bottle)
I think a lot of the older guys performing this year was unexpected and not something I'd bank on in 2016. So yeah, get Bird in there somehow (is Tex gonna be healthy?) and Judge should be ready as well. (Sahadev Sharma)
2015-09-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Can you think of any hitters/pitchers in the minors who either are perfect or bad fits for the major league clubs home ball parks? I.e., left-handed power hitter in a good park for left-handed power.
(Timmy from Alaska)
Manaea and Oakland work well. I think Miguel Castro may work well in Colorado. Nick Williams and Alfaro will probably both do well in CBP. Greg Bird and Yankee Stadium a fit. (Al Skorupa)
2015-09-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Better career, Greg Bird or Stephen Piscotty?
(ColeWhittier from Pasadena, CA)
It's a little closer than some might think? But I'd still go with Piscotty; mainly because of the positional value. I really like Greg Bird, though, and I'm glad he's playing well. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Your thoughts on Greg Bird? Will he be a Yankee 2 years from now? Good luck on your goal!
(rookie319s from Saint Louis)
I'd guess he gets traded at some point for a current need for the Yankees unless Teixeira or ARod begin to fade quickly. Thanks! (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)I saw Greg Bird was called up to AAA - does he get a september call up? If/when do you think he's a regular on the big league squad?
(Chuck from NJ)
Certainly possible, though he's limited to first base so unless Teixeira was to get hurt, he's probably not playing a ton. I think he's someone's first baseman by the end of 2016. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-04-16 17:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on prospects who are in systems where the major league club is more likely to sign/trade for a vet or star than give shots to rookies unless studs? ie- LA gives Joc a chance, but likely not A Guererro , Wsh with guys like Roark, Cole, T Jordan. Should we de-value those prospects or just hope for trades?
(Keith Osik from Squatting)
You have to devalue them somewhat, yes. A guy like Aaron Judge or Greg Bird also gets knocked down given the Yankees history with young players as well. (Mike Gianella)
2015-03-25 19:00:00 (link to chat)Of course I don't expect you to offer thoughts on all of these guys, but since I don't know who you got a look at, I hope you'll excuse me listing several you might have info on: Greg Bird, Michael Gettys, Magneuris Sierra, Gilbert Lara. Thanks!
(Andrew from St. Louis)
Bird- keeps hitting, but I'm still not sold. Passive approach, no real defensive value, swing can get long
Gettys- phew, tools, man. Guy has a legit 8 arm, 7 speed, plus raw pop. But, I'm not sold he can hit with that swing. His bat is not in the zone for very long.
Lara- kind of a weird, choppy swing. First movement is down toward his back hip, but he makes it work. Unbelievably strong, but he won't be able to hit anything above the belt, so the plate disc will have to be an asset.

I haven't seen Sierra yet, but should get plenty of looks at him in the MWL this year. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-03-12 15:00:00 (link to chat)Which Yankee prospect is more likely to be called up prior to September: Greg Bird or Aaron Judge?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Bird by a feather, as he's reached AA. Judge is the better overall prospect. (Andrew Koo)
2015-02-26 20:00:00 (link to chat)Provided he continues to show what he did in the 2h last year, does Greg Bird have a chance to break onto this list by mid-season?
(Shane from Queens, NY)
Sure, he was a late cut from the 101 this year, so he could easily make the list next year. (Bret Sayre)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you think will be the better hitter in the majors, Greg Bird or Matt Olson?
(Dennis from LA)
I'm not a big fan of either-- as both are relatively passive, somewhat unathletic, stiff hitters, but I'll go with Olson ever so slightly. (Jordan Gorosh)
2015-01-20 19:30:00 (link to chat)What should we make of Greg Bird's fall league? What is a reasonable expectation for him in the majors when he is ready?
(Morrsco from Atlanta)
I don't make much of fall league stats, honestly. When he's ready, he's a second-division first baseman who could play up in Yankee Stadium, if the Yankees give him the job. Dangerous to project contextual factors into the future, though. (Ben Carsley)
2014-11-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Simliar question about Greg Bird and the AFL. I read your eyewitness report. Yankees fans may look at him and see Mark Teixeira 2.0 ... that may be insane, but my question is that his stats seem to be better than a 45 OFP second division player?
(Pete from Detroit)
Bird is an interesting one. I think it is safe to say I would be on the lower end when it comes to valuing Bird. When I saw him at Double-A, it was a first-base only prospect with average bat speed and a swing that was more brauny than fast-twitched. I had concerns about the discipline against off-speed. However, this was my snapshot in that series, and I have talked to other scouts and BP members that had varying opinions on Bird. This is the most interesting aspect of player evaluation, as we all see players at different stages and are likely to have differing opinions. I have grown on Bird even since reading that report, but I still think he is more of a second division talent rather than a truly impact 1B.

Here's the report referenced: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=174 (Tucker Blair)
2014-12-11 18:00:00 (link to chat)Greg Bird impressed in the AFL, but I've heard some less than glowing things from prospect experts. What do you see in his future?
(Alex from Anaheim)
I think Bird is going to struggle to hit top line pitching on a consistent basis. I think there's enough there with his pitch recognition and strike zone knowledge, and some natural bat to ball ability, for him to be a second division type or platoon player, but I wouldn't peg him as an everyday slugging first baseman. (Mark Anderson)
2014-10-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)Has Greg Bird's performance in the AFL changed our outlook for him?
(Jim from NY)
Not mine. I still view him as a guy with legit raw power but a passive approach and a swing that is more muscled than toolsy. Not a fast twitch swing and I don't love the bat speed. He's not athletic enough to play anywhere outside of 1B. I guess you could move him to the corner OF, but that doesn't mean a team should. Could be a second division type, but I don't envision anything more. (Tucker Blair)
2014-10-09 15:00:00 (link to chat)How high are you on Greg Bird?
(Alex from Anaheim)
What's the opposite of high? (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-09-10 12:00:00 (link to chat)Can Greg Bird be the next Yankees first baseman? His power grew as the season went on, so maybe the back was fully healed up. Strikes out a little too much, but he's got a great eye and some good tools, right?
(Mike from New York)
I am not as high on Bird as others. I have a report in the database waiting to be published, but here is a teaser from it:

"Bird is a first-base only type, but could show second-division skill. His approach is the best asset of his game and he could be a high OBP type, which will help play up the hit tool and power. He does not have impact tools, but can hold his own.
He just reached Double-A, and could use another year to see more advanced pitching. The approach is good, but he needs to work on keeping the swing more consistent and staying back on the slower secondary stuff." (Tucker Blair)
2014-08-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Greg Bird has shown a lot more power in Eastern League than he did in the Florida, but the average and on-base stats are lower (albeit in a small sample). What do you think of him as a prospect and what kind of player does he project to be at the next level? Thanks.
(Jax from Outworld)
I'm not a prospect guy, but Jeff Moore wrote that he thinks he ought to fall somewhere between platoon bat and regular. (R.J. Anderson)


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