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Scouting Yankees Prospect #1: Greg Bird

Bird just needs to stay healthy

The Yankees selected first catcher Greg Bird in the fifth round of the 2011 MLB Draft out of Grandview High School in Colorado. Issues with his back and with the Yankees wanting to preserve his offensive talents he was moved to first base, and he responded with one of the best offensive seasons by a Yankee prospect in recent memory last year.

Vital Statistics: Name: Greg Bird Position: First Base DOB: November 9, 1992 Height: 6'3" Weight: 220 Bats: Left Throws: Right He had collected barely 100 professional at-bats in his first two seasons but bounced back in a huge way in his first full season last year, hitting .288 with 36 doubles, 20 home runs, and drawing a South Atlantic League leading 107 walks [33 more than the next...

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