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Scouting Yankees Prospect #22: Brandon Laird

Laird's bat could be very special

The Yankees drafted Brandon Laird in the 27th round of the 2007 MLB Draft out of Cypress College. The brother of Texas Rangers catcher Gerald Laird, he went on to hit .339 with eight home runs for the GCL Yankees this past season, proving to be one of the elite hitters in the league and already one of the better steals in last June's draft.

Vital Statistics: Name: Brandon Laird Position: Third Base DOB: September 11, 1987 Height: 6'1" Weight: 215 Bats: Right Throws: Right "I think it went real well," Laird said of his debut season. "I made progress everyday, day by day. I made adjustments and did what I had to do. Going to Instructs helped me out even more with my game, especially at third base. Overall I think I had an...

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