Saturday, January 24, 2015

TTM Success: Greg Bird, the future

Greg Bird is the Yankees future at 1B. There, I said it. Somehow, this dude just rakes and rakes, yet is an afterthought because he doesn't ooze the potential of some younger prospects. currently has him as the Yanks #11 prospect, although Baseball America has him at #4, so no qualms there.

Make no mistake, this guy can hit, and will hit, in the middle of the Yankees lineup, and maybe even as soon as this season. He won the Arizona Fall League MVP this past November, and hit a mammoth HR in the All-Star Game. Here's a look at his sweet lefty swing:
He is a converted catcher, so his D is still a work in progress, but his bat will carry him. If he can be average to above average in the field, that will do.

Bird signed these three cards for me c/o the AFL. I don't remember sending three cards, I usually send no more than two, but maybe I got greedy. Or maybe he added one. Either way, I'm going to be flaunting these again when he hits his first Yankee Stadium HR in August, 2015.


  1. Great success! Really hope he does what he's capable of doing, it'd be nice to have another fairly young bat in the lineup soon

  2. Nice successes. Bird was recently picked as the third best first base prospect in the minors by too :).

  3. Awesome success!

    Josh Bell was names number 1 on that list that Zippy referenced.