Scouting Yankees Prospect #23: Brandon Laird

The Yankees drafted third baseman Brandon Laird in the 27th round of the 2007 MLB Draft out of Cypress College. The brother of Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird continues to prove two things in the organization - that his power is legit and that he is always trying to fight his way back from slow starts.

Vital Statistics:
Name: Brandon Laird
Position: First Base/Third Base
DOB: September 11, 1987
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 215
Bats: Right
Throws: Right

He hit .266 overall with a Florida State League leading 75 RBI and tied for the team lead in home runs with thirteen for the Tampa Yankees.

"I think overall it was a pretty good year, offensively and defensively," Laird said. "I started off slow and finished real strong, and carried that over into the [Arizona] Fall League. That's all I could ask for. It went well."

Once again though he struggled right out of the gate. After beginning the 2008 season with a .222 average in the first two months, Laird was only able to raise his average to .229 through the first two months of the 2009 campaign.

He hit a solid .286 for the remainder of the season, but for the second consecutive year he questioned whether or not he put too much pressure on himself to start the year off hot.

"That's exactly what it is," he opined. "I feel good in Spring Training, the season starts and I try to overachieve too much. I look for that awesome start, that .400 start, when I should be using that same approach of going up the middle. You can't worry about the results though."

A credit to him, Laird continually has the wherewithall to finally relax at the plate, get back to the basics, and finish the year in strong fashion.

"I think the biggest adjustment was just staying with my approach and not getting away from it, not making it a bigger deal than it was and just keep battling everyday," he continued.

"I went to the Fall League, saw some good pitching out there, and just stayed with the same approach I had at the end of the season and it just carried over."

Slugging seven more home runs and hitting 47 points higher after the Florida State League All Star break than he had in the first-half, Laird kept the momentum going in the Arizona Fall League this offseason by hitting .333 with six home runs in just 22 games for the Surprise Rafters.

Always known for his bat though, perhaps the biggest news in 2009 was how much better the much more slender Laird played defensively.

"Certainly we'd like to keep him at third," Yankees infield coordinator Jody Reed said. "I think he's showing that he could possibly stay there because of the progress he's made.

"He had a heck of an Arizona Fall League from what I understand. He just needs to keep working like he is. He made big strides this past season and the kid can hit."

Laird can hit, as evidenced by his strong finishes each of the last two years. And considering just how slow his starts have been, he can't help but point out that he hasn't shown his best yet.

"I think I'm capable of doing more," Laird said. "My numbers the last couple of years have been pretty good but I still feel like I can be that guy that hits over .300 and put some home runs and some RBIs up. We'll see what happens this year."

Year

Team

AVG

AB

2B

HR

RBI

R

SB

BB

SO

OBP

SLG

2009

Tampa

.266

451

20

13

75

53

1

39

75

.329

.415

2008

Charleston

.273

454

31

23

86

71

1

40

86

.334

.498

2007

GCL Yankees

.339

168

14

8

29

27

0

6

26

.367

.577



Batting and Power. Laird can be a .300 hitter for long stretches but often times he is own worst enemy in the batter's box. He is at his absolute best when he's focusing on hitting line drives up the middle and to right-centerfield, but conversely, his longer slumps come when he gets too pull-happy and swings for the fences in left field. He has good pitch recognition and strike zone awareness. A little more patience and a concentrated effort to make taking walks a priority could go a long way though towards giving him better plate discipline and making him more consistent. His power to all fields is an above average tool.

Base Running and Speed. Even playing 20 pounds lighter in 2009, Laird is still a station-to-station base runner who won't make much of an impact in the running game.

Defense. Where the weight loss came into play was on the defensive side of the ball. His lateral range got a shade better at third base and he has a knack for shagging down foul pop-ups down the line. He is good on attacking the slow-rollers too. He is, by in large, a serviceable defensive corner infielder now. Laird does have a pretty good arm, strong enough for a corner outfield spot should that become an option down the road.

Projection. Laird is more of hitter than a true defensive player and that could limit him mostly to designated hitter duties down the road. He often times gets compared to Kansas City Royals first baseman Billy Butler. Like Butler, Laird has the foundation to hold down a corner spot if need be but there are better defensive options. And like Butler, Laird is an aggressive hitter with above average power who has the potential to be a good run producer. He'll need to continue to hit to get his shot though because the other tools just aren't there.

ETA. 2011. Laird should be a mainstay in Double-A Trenton in 2010 and if he continues to progress, he should be able to see his first big league action by the following year.

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\r\nName: Brandon Laird
\r\nPosition: First Base/Third Base
\r\nDOB: September 11, 1987
\r\nHeight: 6'1\"
\r\nWeight: 215
\r\nBats: Right
\r\nThrows: Right
\r\n
\r\nHe hit .266 overall with a Florida State League leading 75 RBI and tied for the team lead in home runs with thirteen for the Tampa Yankees.
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\r\n\"I think overall it was a pretty good year, offensively and defensively,\" Laird said. \"I started off slow and finished real strong, and carried that over into the [Arizona] Fall League. That's all I could ask for. It went well.\"
\r\n
\r\nOnce again though he struggled right out of the gate. After beginning the 2008 season with a .222 average in the first two months, Laird was only able to raise his average to .229 through the first two months of the 2009 campaign.
\r\n
\r\nHe hit a solid .286 for the remainder of the season, but for the second consecutive year he questioned whether or not he put too much pressure on himself to start the year off hot.
\r\n
\r\n\"That's exactly what it is,\" he opined. \"I feel good in Spring Training, the season starts and I try to overachieve too much. I look for that awesome start, that .400 start, when I should be using that same approach of going up the middle. You can't worry about the results though.\"
\r\n
\r\nA credit to him, Laird continually has the wherewithall to finally relax at the plate, get back to the basics, and finish the year in strong fashion.
\r\n
\r\n\"I think the biggest adjustment was just staying with my approach and not getting away from it, not making it a bigger deal than it was and just keep battling everyday,\" he continued.
\r\n
\r\n\"I went to the Fall League, saw some good pitching out there, and just stayed with the same approach I had at the end of the season and it just carried over.\"
\r\n
\r\nSlugging seven more home runs and hitting 47 points higher after the Florida State League All Star break than he had in the first-half, Laird kept the momentum going in the Arizona Fall League this offseason by hitting .333 with six home runs in just 22 games for the Surprise Rafters.
\r\n
\r\nAlways known for his bat though, perhaps the biggest news in 2009 was how much better the much more slender Laird played defensively.
\r\n
\r\n\"Certainly we'd like to keep him at third,\" Yankees infield coordinator Jody Reed said. \"I think he's showing that he could possibly stay there because of the progress he's made.
\r\n
\r\n\"He had a heck of an Arizona Fall League from what I understand. He just needs to keep working like he is. He made big strides this past season and the kid can hit.\"
\r\n
\r\nLaird can hit, as evidenced by his strong finishes each of the last two years. And considering just how slow his starts have been, he can't help but point out that he hasn't shown his best yet.
\r\n
\r\n\"I think I'm capable of doing more,\" Laird said. \"My numbers the last couple of years have been pretty good but I still feel like I can be that guy that hits over .300 and put some home runs and some RBIs up. We'll see what happens this year.\"
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\r\n 2009

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\r\n Tampa

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\r\n .266

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\r\n 451

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\r\n 20

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\r\n 13

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\r\n 75

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\r\n 53

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\r\n 1

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\r\n 39

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\r\n 75

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\r\n .329

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\r\n .415

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\r\n 2008

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\r\n Charleston

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\r\n .273

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\r\n 454

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\r\n 31

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\r\n 23

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\r\n 86

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\r\n 71

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\r\n 1

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\r\n 40

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\r\n 86

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\r\n .334

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\r\n .498

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\r\n 2007

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\r\n GCL Yankees

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\r\n .339

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\r\n 168

\r\n

\r\n 14

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\r\n 8

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\r\n 29

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\r\n 27

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\r\n 26

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\r\n .367

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\r\n .577


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\r\nBatting and Power. Laird can be a .300 hitter for long stretches but often times he is own worst enemy in the batter's box. He is at his absolute best when he's focusing on hitting line drives up the middle and to right-centerfield, but conversely, his longer slumps come when he gets too pull-happy and swings for the fences in left field. He has good pitch recognition and strike zone awareness. A little more patience and a concentrated effort to make taking walks a priority could go a long way though towards giving him better plate discipline and making him more consistent. His power to all fields is an above average tool.
\r\n
\r\nBase Running and Speed. Even playing 20 pounds lighter in 2009, Laird is still a station-to-station base runner who won't make much of an impact in the running game.
\r\n
\r\nDefense. Where the weight loss came into play was on the defensive side of the ball. His lateral range got a shade better at third base and he has a knack for shagging down foul pop-ups down the line. He is good on attacking the slow-rollers too. He is, by in large, a serviceable defensive corner infielder now. Laird does have a pretty good arm, strong enough for a corner outfield spot should that become an option down the road.
\r\n
\r\nProjection. Laird is more of hitter than a true defensive player and that could limit him mostly to designated hitter duties down the road. He often times gets compared to Kansas City Royals first baseman Billy Butler. Like Butler, Laird has the foundation to hold down a corner spot if need be but there are better defensive options. And like Butler, Laird is an aggressive hitter with above average power who has the potential to be a good run producer. He'll need to continue to hit to get his shot though because the other tools just aren't there.
\r\n
\r\nETA. 2011. Laird should be a mainstay in Double-A Trenton in 2010 and if he continues to progress, he should be able to see his first big league action by the following year.
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