Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Weekly Check In: Greg Bird

Greg Bird has made me eat some crow this season, not because I doubted his ability but because I harped on the fact that he was slowly turning into a home run only type first baseman. Let me explain. At one point this season Bird was pulling his best Mark Teixeira impersonation hitting for doubles and home run power while not hitting much else. His average was down but the Double-A Trenton Thunder were living with it since his home run and RBI numbers were up, and then a trip the disabled list happened.

Bird was promoted to Triple-A in early July and has done nothing but slash .295/.353/.516 as a member of the Scranton RailRiders. It was also announced this week that Bird had been named the International League's Player of the Week for Scranton after hitting .348 with five extra base hits and 10 RBI. In one game Bird had a multi-home run game and a triple over Columbus in a victory over the former Yankees farm affiliate, the Columbus Clippers.

Bird sure is making the Yankees look smart for making him untouchable during this trading deadline period, isn't he?


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