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Let’s See What Greg Bird Could Be

The masses are encouraged by Bryce Harper‘s spring. Everyone’s looking for a big bounceback season, so it seems like a good thing that Harper is second in spring-training home runs, with six. Well, Greg Bird is looking for a bounceback season of his own — not because he was bad in 2016, but because he wasn’t anything in 2016. Surgery’ll do that to a player. After Wednesday...
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March 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Greg Bird’s Unique Skill Set

With Mark Teixeira‘s injury coming at a bad time for the New York Yankees as the season enters its final month, the team is counting on one of the organization’s top prospects Gregory Bird to fill Teixeira’s big shoes. Thus far Bird has performed as expected for a rookie in the heat of a pennant race, posting a below average 90 wRC+ as he adjusts to MLB pitching. Like many...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

FanGraphs Audio: A Timely Dialogue with Kiley McDaniel

Episode 587 Kiley McDaniel is both (a) the lead prospect analyst for FanGraphs and also (b) the guest on this particular edition of FanGraphs Audio — during which edition he discusses some recently promoted prospects (Gregory Bird, John Lamb, Luis Severino), a curiously successful one (Zachary Godley), and the implications of prep-showcase season on the 2016 draft. This edition...
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August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Yankees Call Up Top Prospect Greg Bird

In a year where the New York Yankees have used over 50 players and nearly 15 rookies, the club has decided to add another to the active roster, promoting Gregory Bird to the major leagues. Initially reported by Jack Curry of the YES Network, Bird will serve as an extra bat off the bench backing up designated hitter Alex Rodriguez and first baseman Mark Teixeira. Bird will also...
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August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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