Scouting Yankees Prospect #23: Brandon Laird

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The Yankees drafted third baseman Brandon Laird in the 27th round of the 2007 MLB Draft out of Cypress College. The brother of Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird continues to prove two things in the organization - that his power is legit and that he is always trying to fight his way back from slow starts.

Vital Statistics: Name: Brandon Laird Position: First Base/Third Base DOB: September 11, 1987 Height: 6'1" Weight: 215 Bats: Right Throws: Right He hit .266 overall with a Florida State League leading 75 RBI and tied for the team lead in home runs with thirteen for the Tampa Yankees. "I think overall it was a pretty good year, offensively and defensively," Laird said. "I started off slow...