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Laird A Natural Hitter

Everybody believes in his bat

As an amateur, scouts debated where Brandon Laird would play defensively at the professional level and it's one of the reasons he fell all the way to the 27th round. Ask anybody who has seen him play extensively however and the first thing inevitably mentioned is how he can flat-out hit.

While the likes of Austin Romine, Carmen Angelini, Bradley Suttle, Chase Weems, and Taylor Grote grabbed the draft-day headlines among the Yankees' positional prospects this past season, somehow Brandon Laird got overlooked among the fans prior to the start of the short-season leagues, probably because he was selected so late. Ask the Yankees' brass however and his offensive potential was...

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