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Re: Brett Gardner

PostPosted: Sun May 09, 2010 12:05 pm
by berdugoba
helooks solid

Re: Brett Gardner

PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 2:08 pm
by lastingsgriller
Brett is currently sporting a delicious .833 ops :-L

I am sure he can't keep this up.. but is there anyone that knows some more about this and his previous track record.. (minors and such) that can shed some light on where this might be going??

any chance that we are looking at an Ellsbury-type player here.. .770 ops, 60+ steals, 95+ runs??

Re: Brett Gardner

PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 8:14 pm
by bigh0rt
lastingsgriller wrote:Brett is currently sporting a delicious .833 ops :-L

I am sure he can't keep this up.. but is there anyone that knows some more about this and his previous track record.. (minors and such) that can shed some light on where this might be going??

any chance that we are looking at an Ellsbury-type player here.. .770 ops, 60+ steals, 95+ runs??

He posted an 800+ OPS at his final stops in each of A+, AA, and AAA, so he may very well be able to keep it up there. His .373 BABIP won't keep up, but I could imagine him settling into a .340 or so. Couple that with his improved K Rate and BB Rate, and if you can somehow get him to stay in the 2-hole instead of Swisher/Johnson/whomever, and you've got an elite source of Steals (maybe the premier base stealer in the league), and a very good source of AVG and Runs.

Re: Brett Gardner

PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 8:42 pm
by West
bigh0rt wrote:
lastingsgriller wrote:Brett is currently sporting a delicious .833 ops :-L

I am sure he can't keep this up.. but is there anyone that knows some more about this and his previous track record.. (minors and such) that can shed some light on where this might be going??

any chance that we are looking at an Ellsbury-type player here.. .770 ops, 60+ steals, 95+ runs??

He posted an 800+ OPS at his final stops in each of A+, AA, and AAA, so he may very well be able to keep it up there. His .373 BABIP won't keep up, but I could imagine him settling into a .340 or so. Couple that with his improved K Rate and BB Rate, and if you can somehow get him to stay in the 2-hole instead of Swisher/Johnson/whomever, and you've got an elite source of Steals (maybe the premier base stealer in the league), and a very good source of AVG and Runs.


I completely agree with this assessment. This current stretch of luck will certainly not last the entire season but I could definitely see his BABIP staying in the .340-350 range given his propensity for slapping infield singles to the left side of the diamond. It seems lately he's been hitting 2nd vs. righties and 8th vs. lefties which looks like a great strategy for the Yanks. Hope it lasts all year. I'm currently starting him every time he gets a righty matchup. How can you not? He's been in the 20-30 range on the player rater for a good two weeks now.

Re: Brett Gardner

PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 10:56 pm
by coma
He makes me want to sell Ellsbury.

Re: Brett Gardner

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 2:39 am
by coma
And now he hasn't had a SB in 10 games :(.

Re: Brett Gardner

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 7:05 am
by West
coma wrote:And now he hasn't had a SB in 10 games :(.


It's hard to steal 'em when you aren't getting on very much. I think pitchers are starting to figure him out and he's striking out more. He'll adjust and come back around, as long as he keeps putting the bat on the ball the hits will come, and then of course the SB's.

Re: Brett Gardner

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 9:05 am
by mrmarley
K's are up and BABIP coming back down as expected...and I've had him in the entire time, doh :-/ Torres getting subbed for now, The Jett is going back to the hangar for a few days of routine maintenance...expect him to soon come back as good as new.

Re: Brett Gardner

PostPosted: Fri May 28, 2010 4:33 pm
by TBuck4401
I actually think he's better off at the bottom of the order where he was stealing like crazy earlier. He and Jeter just aren't running at the top this year with the big boys coming up. I think they let him run more at the bottom of the lineup, where he's sort of a 2nd leadoff hitter. He'll still score a lot if he's in scoring position for guys like Jeter and possibly Granderson, although he'll obviously lose an at bat every few games by hitting at the bottom.