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Brandon LairdTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: MLB Years: 2011-2013
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Played in Japan
Arizona Fall League
Rated Prospect

Positions3B-685, 1B-233, LF-9, DH-7, SS-3, RF-2Position when Drafted3BPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameBrandon J. Laird
Height6-1Weight205BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 11,1987 [30.259]PlaceCypress,California
High SchoolLa Quinta (Westminster,CA)
CollegeCypress College (Cypress,CA)

DraftedSelected by the New York Yankees [Team Picks] in the 27th round (844th overall) of the 2007 Amateur Entry Draft [Signed] ... Selected by the Cleveland Indians [Team Picks] in the 27th round (814th overall) of the 2005 Amateur Entry Draft
Signing Bonus$120,000Signing ScoutsDave KeithService Time0.109 (2013)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2011-NYA-#10
MLB DebutJuly 22,2011 [23.315]
OrganizationsNYA [6] HOU [2] WAS [1] Awards6
TBC Player ID54287Retrosheet IDlairb001MLBAM ID477186
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Active Talent RatingsBattingSpeed26Power83Contact47XBH78RBIs87Runs64Hitting62Durability90Team.521Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006Cypress CollegeCollegeFr83b185421741749265320132531500.341.378.484.86210517239.356.143.212.3715.4410.461.922.5136.1722.97
2007Gulf Coast YankeesGCLRknya-3b194516827571418290062621104.339.367.577.9449723178.363.238.274.4033.3714.614.334.4921.0040.35
2008Charleston (sc) RiverDogsSALAnya81b20122454711243112386104086507015.273.334.498.83222655506.287.225.315.3587.9117.002.154.5519.7444.35
2009Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya283b21124451531202041375113975605319.266.329.415.74418737501.291.149.235.3257.7814.971.922.5934.6930.83
2010Trenton ThunderEastAAnya293b22107409731192222390223884403314.291.355.523.87821447454.315.232.325.3798.3718.502.215.0717.7839.50
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YanILAAAnya183b22311221330602120042700106.246.268.344.612428127.298.098.131.2703.1521.266.751.5761.0026.67
2010Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         13853186149282251022242111404320.281.336.482.81825655581.311.201.281.3557.2319.102.644.3021.2436.91
2011Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YanILAAAnya103b23123462511202701669001784406114.260.288.422.71019543489.283.162.199.3083.4817.184.943.2728.8835.83
2011New York YankeesALMLBnya603b231121340001003401001.190.292.190.4824025.235.000.143.23512.0016.001.330.000.000.00
2012Scranton/Wilkes-Barre YanILAAAnya83b-1b241305035412831215771034103706115.254.307.414.72120848550.289.160.229.3136.1818.733.032.7333.5337.50
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou133b241735291014002800001.257.297.371.66813237.308.114.171.2945.4121.624.002.7035.0022.22
2013Oklahoma City RedHawksPCLAAAhou3b25119470751303301679102987707111.277.324.449.77321149513.305.172.236.3365.6516.963.003.1229.3837.69
2013Houston AstrosALMLBhou41b-dh252571712305110032620002.169.224.423.64730876.175.254.296.2813.9534.218.676.5814.2066.67
2014Syracuse ChiefsILAAAwas153b2613046367139321188500349641418.300.350.490.84022751506.343.190.263.3686.7218.972.823.5625.7236.69
2015Nippon FightersJap PacIntl-271434986211522234971043129904018.231.301.488.78924358554.239.257.345.3387.7623.293.006.1414.6550.43
2016Nippon FightersJap PacIntl-281435477114421039970044138304116.263.319.516.83528260598.281.253.333.3527.3623.083.146.5214.0341.67
2017Nippon FightersJap PacIntl-291375035611518132900054125707018.229.308.459.76723151571.235.230.338.3259.4621.892.315.6015.7244.35
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter531271225406160083821004.197.255.370.6254710138.229.173.236.0005.8027.544.754.3521.1740.00
Minor League Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter931350248496721611134602632416683924010106.276.326.459.78516073613824.304.183.252.0006.3017.472.773.5026.1337.33
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter53320202605471293673222011839722124454.271.315.437.7528831992185.304.166.226.0005.4018.173.363.0730.1536.38
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter107409731192222390223884403314.291.355.523.87821447454.315.232.325.0008.3718.502.215.0717.7839.50
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter124451531202041375113975605319.266.329.415.74418737501.291.149.235.0007.7814.971.922.5934.6930.83
A Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter122454711243112386104086507015.273.334.498.83222655506.287.225.315.0007.9117.002.154.5519.7444.35
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter4516827571418290062621104.339.367.577.9449723178.363.238.274.0003.3714.614.334.4921.0040.35
Intl Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter42315481893746131052841014139219015152.242.310.488.7987561691723.252.246.339.0008.1822.752.786.0914.7445.19
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter5421741749265320132531500.341.378.484.86210517239.356.143.212.0005.4410.461.922.5136.1722.97
Houston Astros Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter42106921406150053420003.198.248.406.6544310113.227.208.255.0004.4230.096.805.3117.6747.62
New York Yankees Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter1121340001003401001.190.292.190.4824025.235.000.143.00012.0016.001.330.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162388377612018490024116630012.197.255.370.62514431422.229.173.236.0005.8027.544.754.3521.1740.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games16260984168382231051142116707218.276.326.459.78528063665.304.183.252.0006.3017.472.773.5026.1337.33

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2006Cypress CollegeCollegeNCAAFr8Rel180054.0010100000.23440220007.5040.50--27.0027.001.00--
NCAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter0054.0010100000.23440220007.5040.50--27.0027.001.00--

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2007Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya193B28--2452448076.9502.71------4562.247.5
2007Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya191B12--814358885.9667.08------4526.720.3
2008Charleston (sc) RiverDogs SALAnya201B88--76548666819813.9939.24------12272.163.3
2008Charleston (sc) RiverDogs SALAnya203B33--2263659185.9342.58------12227.023.7
2009Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya213B91--451581515218203.9312.23------12473.468.4
2009Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya211B23--21317112231230.99610.00------12418.517.3
2010Trenton Thunder EastAAnya223B99--501862017256236.9222.38------10792.569.7
2010Trenton Thunder EastAAnya221B4--364--40401.00010.00------1073.72.8
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya223B29--2142256563.9692.17------3193.520.3
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya221B2--15--115151.0007.50------316.51.4
2011Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya233B104--68171823247239.9682.30------12384.673.2
2011Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya231B15--120517126125.9928.33------12312.210.6
2011Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya23LF9--6---661.0000.67------1237.36.3
2011Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya23RF2--5-1-65.8332.50------1231.61.4
2011New York YankeesALMLBnya233B944037-110101.0001.110.25-----1181.85.6
2011New York YankeesALMLBnya231B3220165132221.9557.001.05-----1127.31.9
2012Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya243B79--45117138175162.9262.05------13060.854.9
2012Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya241B44--38222740411404.9839.18------13033.830.6
2012Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya24SS3--2---221.0000.67------1302.32.1
2012Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya241B2--5---551.0002.50------1301.51.4
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou243B85452101-1312.9231.500.27-----1747.14.9
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou241B432321--121211.0005.250.91-----1723.52.5
2013Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou253B85--551691118235224.9532.64------11971.459.0
2013Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou251B19--14516216163161.9888.47------11916.013.2
2013Houston AstrosALMLBhou251B13876712-873731.0005.620.96-----2552.08.0
2013Houston AstrosALMLBhou25DH7---------------2528.04.3
2013Houston AstrosALMLBhou253B43271811109.9002.250.33-----2516.02.5
2014Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAwas263B116--652641228341329.9652.84------13089.281.1
2014Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAwas261B4--371-738381.0009.50------1303.12.8
MLB Totals for 3B - 3 season(s)-   3B2112112625223331.9391.480.28-----210.00.0
MLB Totals for 1B - 3 season(s)-   1B20131191087112116115.9915.750.97-----200.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 1 season(s)-   DH7---------------70.00.0
AAA Totals for 3B - 5 season(s)-   3B413--254763468210631017.9572.46------4130.00.0
AAA Totals for 1B - 5 season(s)-   1B86--704441071758748.9878.70------860.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF9--6---661.0000.67------90.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 1 season(s)-   SS3--2---221.0000.67------30.00.0
AAA Totals for RF - 1 season(s)-   RF2--5-1-65.8332.50------20.00.0
AA Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B99--501862017256236.9222.38------990.00.0
AA Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B4--364--40401.00010.00------40.00.0
A+ Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B91--451581515218203.9312.23------910.00.0
A+ Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B23--21317112231230.99610.00------230.00.0
A Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B88--76548666819813.9939.24------880.00.0
A Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B33--2263659185.9342.58------330.00.0
Rk Totals for 3B - 1 season(s)-   3B28--2452448076.9502.71------280.00.0
Rk Totals for 1B - 1 season(s)-   1B12--814358885.9667.08------120.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2007Gulf Coast Yankees GCLRknya19--12--28-----
2008Charleston (sc) RiverDogs SALAnya20--88--33-----
2009Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya21--23--91-----
2010Trenton Thunder EastAAnya22--4--99-----
2010Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya22--2--29-----
2011Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya23--15--1049-2--
2011New York YankeesALMLBnya23--3--9-----
2012Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees ILAAAnya24--46-379-----
2012Houston AstrosNLMLBhou24--4--8-----
2013Oklahoma City RedHawks PCLAAAhou25--19--85-----
2013Houston AstrosALMLBhou25--13--4----7
2014Syracuse Chiefs ILAAAwas26--4--116-----

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2009Surprise RaftersArizona Fall LgMinor21229018309062401102000000.333.400.6331.0335715100.375.300.40010.0020.002.006.0015.0050.00
2010Phoenix Desert DogsArizona Fall LgMinor222711012261004220062700000.236.276.436.7124814116.278.200.2555.1723.284.503.4527.5053.85
2010New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB221330181000000300000.267.267.300.5679130.296.033.0330.0010.000.000.000.0012.50
2011New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB231926231002001700100.115.143.154.2974128.150.039.0773.5725.007.000.000.0033.33
2012New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB241627541003001900101.148.172.185.3575129.211.037.0743.4531.039.000.000.0025.00
2013Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB2529641121305120051620003.328.394.6091.00339871.372.281.3597.0422.543.207.0412.8038.10
2014Washington NationalsMLB Spring TrainingMLB26813251002001210000.385.467.462.9296115.455.077.1546.6713.332.000.000.0020.00
Arizona Fall League Totals - 2 yrs492003056190104601164700000.280.333.525.85810529216.322.245.3207.4121.762.944.6320.0051.79
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs851602141705190083730204.256.301.394.6956312173.300.138.1884.6221.394.632.8932.0029.27

Awards [6]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2007Gulf Coast League All-Star (3B)1
2009Florida State League All-Star Team (3B)1
2010Eastern League All-Star Team (3B) ... Eastern League Most Valuable Player ... Eastern League Rookie of the Year3
2014International League All-Star Team (3B)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2014-12-093bFree Agent -InternationalContractSigned with Hokkaido (Japan)27.089  
2014-11-083bFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency27.058  
2014-04-123bWashington NationalsSyracuse (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Syracuse (AAA)26.214Team Roster on 2014-04-12
2014-03-163bWashington NationalsWashington Nationals (MLB)-MinorsTradedTraded from Royals to Nationals for future considerations26.187Team Roster on 2014-03-16
2013-11-253bKansas City RoyalsKansas City Royals (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract26.075Team Roster on 2013-11-25
2013-10-083bFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentRefused Minor League Assignment - Declared free agency26.027  
2013-10-033bHouston AstrosOklahoma City (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to Oklahoma City (AAA)26.022Team Roster on 2013-10-03
2013-09-083bHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Oklahoma City (AAA)25.363Team Roster on 2013-09-08
2013-05-063bHouston AstrosOklahoma City (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Oklahoma City (AAA)25.238Team Roster on 2013-05-06
2013-04-181bHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from Oklahoma City (AAA)25.220Team Roster on 2013-04-18
2013-04-063bHouston AstrosOklahoma City (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Oklahoma City (AAA)25.208Team Roster on 2013-04-06
2012-12-223bHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)-MinorsReassigned MinorsOutrighted to minors25.102Team Roster on 2012-12-22
2012-09-023bHouston AstrosHouston Astros (MLB)YActive--Claimed off waivers from Yankees by Astros24.357Team Roster on 2012-09-02
2012-08-273BNew York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for assignment24.351Team Roster on 2012-08-27
2012-05-253BNew York YankeesScranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA)YMinors--24.257Team Roster on 2012-05-25
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2007-08-15ContractSigned by Yankees 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2007New York Yankees-19120,000-------120,000Signing Bonus out of 2007 Draft (27th round - 844th overall)
2011New York YankeesTeam Payroll23414,000-78939-2,722,607414,000534,000
2012Houston AstrosTeam Payroll24480,000-76039-2,954,887480,0001,014,000
2013Houston AstrosTeam Payroll25490,0000.10977532-3,023,990490,0001,504,000
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red