Let’s Not Forget About Greg Bird 


The Yankees put life into their farm system this off season. After selling off their strongest pieces they turned their farm system from middle of the road, to best in baseball.

Yankee fans have rejoiced over the new additions to the farm system. After Gary Sanchez, Tyler Austin, and Aaron Judge got the call, Yankee fans have wanted to see more. With prospects such as Clint Frazier and Gleyber Torres the Yankees have a lot to look forward to. 

Yankee fans have embraced the youth movement, and they have been able to stay right in contention for a spot in the playoffs. With the emergence of the young phenom Gary Sanchez, Yankee fans are looking forward to a young core of the line up next season. The thing that is often over shadowed is that the 23 year old that burst onto the scene last year is rehabbing a labrum injury.

Last season, Greg Bird was somewhat like the Gary Sanchez of this year. Though he didn’t break historic numbers like Gary Sanchez he was a huge shot in the arm to the Yankee offense. Bird batted .261 with 11 homers and 31 runs batted in over just 46 games. An intriguing number is that his on base percentage was very strong at .343. 

The Yankees have a potential dynasty in the making with the farm system they have now. With money to spend in possibly the most talented free agency class in the history of baseball in 2018. The Yankees have a chance to put together a young team capable of competing for a World Series trophy every season. Next season the core of the Yankee line up could very well look like this: Bird, Sanchez, Didi, Judge, and Castro. Though that is not necessarily the order they’ll bat in the Yankees can look forward to a young core in their line up next season.

If you forgot exactly how strong Greg Bird was last year, and how much he contributed to the Yankees and their playoff push, check out the link below. This group of young Yankees have a very bright future ahead of them. 

Greg Bird Highlights

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