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Birth Date11-9-1992
Height6' 4"
Weight220 lbs
Age23 years, 10 months, 18 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2012
2013
2014
1.12015
0.32016
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2015 NYA 22 46 178 157 26 41 9 0 11 83 19 53 1 1 0 31 0 0 .261 .343 .529 .312 9.3 1.0 1.1
Career46178157264190118319531103100.261.343.529.3129.31.01.1

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 TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2011 YAN Rk 4 13 .045 .258 .350 .390 .000 .125 115 -3.3 0.4 -0.3 0.0 -0.1 -3.3 -0.3 -3.3 -0.3
2012 STA A- 11 47 .396 .227 .303 .321 .000 .500 97 6.6 1.3 -0.8 0.1 -0.8 6.3 0.7 6.3 0.7
2012 YAN Rk 17 62 .299 .251 .317 .364 .000 .378 95 2.8 1.9 -0.7 -0.1 0.2 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2013 CSC A 130 573 .347 .247 .323 .365 .000 .364 91 52.1 16.1 -10.4 -6.3 -0.5 57.4 5.4 57.4 5.4
2014 TAM A+ 75 325 .297 .259 .323 .368 .000 .342 101 13.2 9.5 -6.1 1.1 -1.2 15.5 1.7 15.5 1.7
2014 TRN AA 27 116 .329 .267 .336 .406 .000 .274 99 8.2 3.2 -2 -1.2 -1.0 8.3 0.8 8.3 0.8
2015 NYA MLB 46 178 .312 .247 .310 .397 .000 .319 105 9 4.8 -3.1 1.0 -1.4 9.3 1.1 9.3 1.1
2015 TRN AA 49 212 .302 .263 .321 .378 .000 .279 95 9.1 5.7 -3.7 2.2 1.2 12.4 1.6 12.4 1.6
2015 SWB AAA 34 150 .304 .253 .322 .377 .000 .333 98 6.9 4.2 -2.7 0.3 -1.3 7.1 0.8 7.1 0.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2011 YAN Rk 13 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 .083 .154 .083 .000 .045 -3.3 0.0 -0.3
2012 YAN Rk 62 9 14 2 1 0 5 11 13 0 0 .286 .419 .367 .082 .299 4.2 -0.1 0.4
2012 STA A- 47 4 16 4 0 2 8 6 10 0 0 .400 .489 .650 .250 .396 6.3 0.1 0.7
2013 CSC A 573 84 132 36 3 20 84 107 132 1 1 .288 .428 .511 .223 .347 57.4 -6.3 5.4
2014 TAM A+ 325 36 76 22 1 7 32 45 70 1 0 .277 .375 .442 .164 .297 15.5 1.1 1.7
2014 TRN AA 116 16 24 8 0 7 11 18 27 0 0 .253 .379 .558 .305 .329 8.3 -1.2 0.8
2015 SWB AAA 150 15 41 7 1 6 23 11 27 0 0 .301 .353 .500 .199 .304 7.1 0.3 0.8
2015 TRN AA 212 29 47 16 0 6 29 24 30 1 1 .258 .358 .445 .187 .302 12.4 2.2 1.6
2015 NYA MLB 178 26 41 9 0 11 31 19 53 0 0 .261 .343 .529 .268 .312 9.3 1.0 1.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2015 740 0.5014 0.4568 0.7249 0.6631 0.2493 0.7967 0.5326 0.2751 337 -0.002699
Career7400.50140.45680.72490.66310.24930.79670.53260.2751337-0.0027

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
2016 NYA $525,300
2015 NYA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$525,300
1 yrTotal$525,300

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 53 d1 year/$0.5253M (2016)

Details
  • 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.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .238 .347 .405 .274
11 vs R (Multi) .270 .341 .574 .326
18 Split (Multi) .031 -.006 .169 .052
19 LgAvg (Multi) .022 .030 .067 .031
30 vs L (2015) .238 .347 .405 .274
31 vs R (2015) .270 .341 .574 .326
38 Split (2015) .031 -.006 .169 .052
39 LgAvg (2015) .021 .029 .072 .031

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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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