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Brett Gardner

Brett M. Gardner

Position: Outfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 185 lb.

Born: August 24, 1983 in Holly Hill, SC
High School: Holly Hill-Roberts HS (Holly Hill, SC)
School: College of Charleston (Charleston, SC)
Drafted
by the New York Yankees in the 3rd round of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed June 12, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: June 30, 2008 (Age 24.311)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Team: Yankees 2008-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed (team option), 1 yr/$5.6M (14), 4 yrs/$52M (15-18) & 19 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 5.072, Free Agent: 2019 [*], Agents: Pro Star Management, Inc. [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2008 24 NYY AL 42 141 127 18 29 5 2 0 16 13 1 8 30 .228 .283 .299 .582 53 38 0 2 3 1 0 87/D
2009 25 NYY AL 108 284 248 48 67 6 6 3 23 26 5 26 40 .270 .345 .379 .724 87 94 3 3 6 1 0 8/D
2010 26 NYY AL 150 569 477 97 132 20 7 5 47 47 9 79 101 .277 .383 .379 .762 105 181 6 5 5 3 1 *78/D
2011 27 NYY AL 159 588 510 87 132 19 8 7 36 49 13 60 93 .259 .345 .369 .713 92 188 5 8 8 2 1 *78
2012 28 NYY AL 16 37 31 7 10 2 0 0 3 2 2 5 7 .323 .417 .387 .804 120 12 0 0 1 0 0 7
2013 29 NYY AL 145 609 539 81 147 33 10 8 52 24 8 52 127 .273 .344 .416 .759 110 224 8 8 7 3 1 *8/D
2014 30 NYY AL 148 636 555 87 142 25 8 17 58 21 5 56 134 .256 .327 .422 .749 111 234 3 6 13 6 0 *78/D9
7 Yrs 768 2864 2487 425 659 110 41 40 235 182 43 286 532 .265 .346 .390 .737 100 971 25 32 43 16 3
162 Game Avg. 162 604 525 90 139 23 9 8 50 38 9 60 112 .265 .346 .390 .737 100 205 5 7 9 3 1

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2008 24 NYY AL 42 141 -9 3 1 12 -0 7 0.8 5 12 1.3 .517 .504 0.0 1.2 -0 87/D
2009 25 NYY AL 108 284 -3 5 3 7 1 12 1.3 11 23 2.3 .511 .508 1.6 0.9 16 $414,000 8/D
2010 26 NYY AL 150 569 7 8 3 35 -5 48 5.3 21 70 7.3 .534 .532 3.6 3.3 35 $452,500 *78/D
2011 27 NYY AL 159 588 -7 5 2 23 -5 18 2.0 22 40 4.1 .512 .512 1.7 1.9 17 $529,500 *78
2012 28 NYY AL 16 37 1 -1 0 1 -0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.1 1 $2,800,000 7
2013 29 NYY AL 145 609 5 1 0 6 3 15 1.9 22 37 4.0 .511 .510 3.2 1.1 31 $2,850,000 *8/D
2014 30 NYY AL 148 636 7 5 2 5 -5 14 1.8 23 36 4.0 .510 .509 3.3 0.2 31 $5,600,000 *78/D9
7 Seasons 768 2864 1 26 11 89 -11 115 13.0 105 220 23.2 .516 .514 13.5 8.7 132 $12,646,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2008 24 NYY AL 141 103 13 3.4 108 .296 .228 .272 .283 .340 .299 .427 .582 .767 53 .331 -9.0 -0.9 .606 .228 .071 .0
2009 25 NYY AL 284 196 37 5.0 112 .311 .270 .273 .345 .343 .379 .438 .724 .781 87 .497 -5.4 -0.5 .762 .298 .109 5.4
2010 26 NYY AL 569 368 82 6.0 105 .340 .277 .267 .383 .336 .379 .418 .762 .754 105 .609 5.9 0.6 .842 .348 .103 9.0
2011 27 NYY AL 588 406 73 4.8 104 .303 .259 .265 .345 .331 .369 .419 .713 .750 92 .519 -5.5 -0.5 .737 .298 .110 12.3
2012 28 NYY AL 37 24 5 5.6 102 .417 .323 .260 .417 .326 .387 .419 .804 .745 120 .589 1.2 0.1 .739 .226 .065 .0
2013 29 NYY AL 609 418 81 5.2 97 .342 .273 .256 .344 .321 .416 .405 .759 .726 110 .562 7.6 0.8 .735 .269 .143 12.0
2014 30 NYY AL 636 440 83 5.1 92 .305 .256 .254 .327 .316 .422 .391 .749 .708 111 .574 8.1 0.8 .741 .295 .166 18.8
7 Yrs 2864 1955 374 5.1 101 .321 .265 .262 .346 .328 .390 .412 .737 .740 100 .549 2.9 0.4 .753 .296 .125 65.6
162 Game Avg. 604 412 79 5.1 101 .321 .265 .262 .346 .328 .390 .412 .737 .740 100 .549 1 0 .753 .296 .125 14

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2009 25 NYY AL ALDS MIN W 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009 25 NYY AL ALCS LAA W 6 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .667 .667 .667 1.333 2 0 0 1 0 0
2009 ❍ 25 NYY AL WS PHI W 5 10 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 26 NYY AL ALDS MIN W 3 12 10 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 3 .200 .250 .200 .450 2 0 0 0 1 0
2010 26 NYY AL ALCS TEX L 6 20 17 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 5 .176 .263 .176 .440 3 0 0 1 0 0
2011 27 NYY AL ALDS DET L 5 18 17 3 7 1 0 0 5 0 0 1 4 .412 .444 .471 .915 8 0 0 0 0 0
2012 28 NYY AL ALDS BAL W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 28 NYY AL ALCS DET L 3 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 Yrs (8 Series) 33 72 65 8 14 1 0 0 7 5 2 4 17 .215 .257 .231 .488 15 0 0 2 1 0
4 ALDS 13 30 27 4 9 1 0 0 6 2 0 2 7 .333 .367 .370 .737 10 0 0 0 1 0
3 ALCS 15 32 28 3 5 0 0 0 1 3 2 2 6 .179 .233 .179 .412 5 0 0 2 0 0
1 WS 5 10 10 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2008 24 NYY AL 141 0.0% 21.3% 5.7% 5.0% 24% 3.75 4.2 7.9 0.92 0.97 70% 17% 0.0% 14%
2009 25 NYY AL 284 1.1% 14.1% 9.2% 5.3% 22% 1.54 6.2 82.7 10.8 1.00 1.32 73% 16% 3.5% 17%
2010 26 NYY AL 569 0.9% 17.8% 13.9% 5.6% 24% 1.28 4.7 95.4 10.1 1.13 1.44 66% 18% 3.4% 15%
2011 27 NYY AL 588 1.2% 15.8% 10.2% 5.8% 26% 1.55 5.5 72.9 14.2 1.18 1.24 70% 15% 5.1% 24%
2012 28 NYY AL 37 0.0% 18.9% 13.5% 5.4% 20% 1.40 4.4 10.3 0.60 0.67 65% 36% 0.0% 7%
2013 29 NYY AL 609 1.3% 20.9% 8.5% 8.4% 35% 2.44 4.2 67.4 10.4 0.71 1.01 67% 22% 4.0% 15%
2014 30 NYY AL 636 2.7% 21.1% 8.8% 7.9% 35% 2.39 4.1 32.6 9.6 0.74 0.86 64% 22% 8.0% 13%
7 Yrs 2864 1.4% 18.6% 10.0% 6.7% 29% 1.86 4.7 62.2 10.6 0.91 1.11 67% 19% 4.8% 16%
MLB Averages 2.5% 18.9% 8.3% 7.6% 33% 2.30 4.7 35.3 8.2 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2008 24 NYY AL -9.0 -0.9 159 0.4 3.0 -2.5 1.10 -0.4 0.8 -1.4 -0.1 0.96 -6.7 0.05 1
2009 25 NYY AL -5.4 -0.5 324 0.7 5.4 -4.8 1.02 0.3 0.3 8.9 0.8 0.95 4.3 1.44 6
2010 26 NYY AL 5.9 0.6 638 1.2 9.8 -8.6 .94 1.7 -0.4 17.1 1.6 0.99 15.3 0.98 3
2011 27 NYY AL -5.5 -0.5 661 -0.9 9.1 -10.0 .96 -0.4 -0.6 -8.2 -0.8 0.96 -4.2 1.50 1
2012 28 NYY AL 1.2 0.1 42 0.0 0.7 -0.7 1.01 0.0 -0.0 2.4 0.2 0.93 0.3 0.00 2
2013 29 NYY AL 6.2 0.6 659 2.7 12.3 -9.5 .99 1.5 1.3 18.6 1.8 0.93 15.4 1.06 7
2014 30 NYY AL 8.1 0.8 673 1.0 11.4 -10.4 .96 0.6 0.4 8.3 0.8 0.93 7.1 1.81 3
7 Yrs 1.5 0.2 3156 5.1 51.6 -46.5 .98 3.3 2.0 45.8 4.4 0.95 31.5 1.13 23

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2008 24 NYY AL 1 0 41% 52 13 1 93% 12 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 3 0 0 4 67% 3 2 1 0 0 0 9 2 7
2009 25 NYY AL 4 0 43% 115 26 5 84% 21 4 5 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 11 42% 20 9 10 1 0 1 15 10 4
2010 26 NYY AL 7 0 43% 240 47 9 84% 43 8 3 1 1 0 3 2 4 1 0 3 0 19 53% 27 16 10 9 3 6 26 9 17
2011 27 NYY AL 4 0 40% 240 49 13 79% 40 12 9 1 0 0 6 5 4 3 0 0 1 15 47% 34 22 12 6 1 5 22 9 12
2012 28 NYY AL 0 0 39% 8 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 83% 1 0 1 2 1 1 3 0 3
2013 29 NYY AL 4 0 37% 224 24 8 75% 18 8 6 0 0 0 1 0 7 3 1 1 2 17 45% 23 15 8 7 4 3 17 6 10
2014 30 NYY AL 4 0 37% 249 21 5 81% 20 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 2 1 2 1 22 40% 30 23 7 8 5 3 20 4 13
7 Yrs 24 0 40% 1128 182 43 81% 156 40 25 2 1 1 16 9 26 9 5 7 5 89 47% 138 87 49 33 14 19 112 40 66

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2008 24 NYY AL 141 82% 29 7 1 1 0 0 0 0.05 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 100% 23 0 0% 14 6 43% 82 16 20% 9 6 67% 8 4 50% 0
2009 25 NYY AL 284 77% 67 16 1 6 2 0 0 1.44 3 0 5 3 0 1 2 1 9 6 67% 48 3 6% 20 9 45% 154 22 14% 9 6 67% 9 6 67% 0
2010 26 NYY AL 569 70% 132 32 7 3 0 0 0 0.98 5 1 18 3 2 5 0 1 12 5 42% 103 6 6% 48 18 38% 385 47 12% 33 20 61% 18 12 67% 0
2011 27 NYY AL 588 79% 132 44 13 1 0 0 0 1.50 7 0 20 7 0 4 3 0 16 8 50% 95 5 5% 52 16 31% 321 30 9% 26 11 42% 24 11 46% 0
2012 28 NYY AL 37 76% 10 1 0 2 1 0 0 0.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 100% 9 0 0% 2 2 100% 23 3 13% 2 1 50% 1 1 100% 0
2013 29 NYY AL 609 67% 147 23 9 7 0 0 0 1.06 8 0 10 6 2 6 2 0 8 7 88% 89 8 9% 39 12 31% 264 44 17% 20 12 60% 12 8 67% 0
2014 30 NYY AL 636 70% 142 20 2 3 0 0 0 1.81 17 1 18 14 3 8 9 0 14 13 93% 86 3 3% 56 26 46% 304 44 14% 36 22 61% 24 16 67% 0
7 Yrs 2864 73% 659 143 33 23 3 0 0 1.13 40 2 74 33 7 24 16 2 63 43 68% 453 25 6% 231 89 39% 1533 206 13% 135 78 58% 96 58 60% 0
MLB Averages 55% 68% 11% 32% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2008 24 NYY AL 141 547 3.88 361 66.0% 41.3% 5.5% 25.2% 28.0% 58.7% 0.0% 38.8% 90.6% 13.5% 4.3% 6 0 14.2% 20 7 5.0% 7 5 16 14 53.3% 0 0 0
2009 25 NYY AL 284 1150 4.05 715 62.2% 44.6% 6.6% 18.7% 30.1% 55.4% 0.0% 34.4% 88.1% 10.9% 3.2% 9 0 13.4% 38 6 10.9% 31 16 12 28 30.0% 0 0 0
2010 26 NYY AL 570 2625 4.61 1574 60.1% 47.6% 5.3% 22.7% 24.4% 52.4% 0.4% 31.4% 89.9% 7.4% 5.4% 31 0 18.8% 107 18 14.7% 84 16 43 58 42.6% 0 0 0
2011 27 NYY AL 590 2466 4.18 1500 60.9% 40.7% 5.8% 25.0% 28.5% 59.3% 0.3% 36.1% 90.2% 12.2% 5.6% 33 1 18.0% 106 43 11.9% 70 27 41 51 44.1% 0 0 0
2012 28 NYY AL 37 150 4.05 92 61.3% 41.3% 7.6% 23.9% 27.2% 58.7% 0.0% 36.0% 87.0% 16.2% 10.8% 4 0 13.5% 5 0 18.9% 7 2 3 4 42.9% 0 0 0
2013 29 NYY AL 609 2577 4.23 1618 62.9% 34.5% 9.9% 29.5% 26.1% 65.5% 0.4% 41.2% 84.9% 19.0% 4.4% 27 1 14.1% 86 37 8.0% 49 26 39 88 30.7% 0 0 0
2014 30 NYY AL 637 2821 4.43 1723 61.1% 39.3% 9.4% 25.7% 25.5% 60.7% 0.0% 37.0% 84.5% 12.1% 4.6% 29 2 17.4% 111 36 14.3% 91 53 46 88 34.3% 0 0 0
7 Yrs 2868 12336 4.30 7583 61.5% 40.9% 7.5% 25.0% 26.6% 59.1% 0.2% 36.3% 87.4% 12.7% 4.8% 139 4 16.5% 473 147 11.8% 339 145 200 331 37.6% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.5% 27.7% 15.4% 27.1% 29.8% 72.3% 1.5% 45.9% 78.7% 26.8% 4.8% 14.2% 8.6% 24.5%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2008 24 42 141 127 18 29 5 2 0 16 13 1 8 30 .228 .283 .299 .582 53 38 0 2 3 1 0
2009 25 150 425 375 66 96 11 8 3 39 39 6 34 70 .256 .325 .352 .677 76 132 3 5 9 2 0
2010 26 300 994 852 163 228 31 15 8 86 86 15 113 171 .268 .358 .367 .726 92 313 9 10 14 5 1
2011 27 459 1582 1362 250 360 50 23 15 122 135 28 173 264 .264 .353 .368 .721 92 501 14 18 22 7 2
2012 28 475 1619 1393 257 370 52 23 15 125 137 30 178 271 .266 .355 .368 .723 93 513 14 18 23 7 2
2013 29 620 2228 1932 338 517 85 33 23 177 161 38 230 398 .268 .352 .381 .733 97 737 22 26 30 10 3
2014 30 768 2864 2487 425 659 110 41 40 235 182 43 286 532 .265 .346 .390 .737 100 971 25 32 43 16 3

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2008 24 42 140 126 17 28 5 2 0 15 13 8 30 .222 .277 .294 .571 10 42
2009 25 108 281 246 45 65 6 6 3 22 25 25 40 .264 .338 .374 .712 30 108
2010 26 150 569 477 97 132 20 7 5 47 47 79 101 .277 .383 .379 .762 69 150
2011 27 159 588 510 87 132 19 8 7 36 49 60 93 .259 .345 .369 .713 63 159
2012 28 16 37 31 7 10 2 0 0 3 2 5 7 .323 .417 .387 .804 5 16
2013 29 145 620 547 88 155 35 11 8 57 25 55 127 .283 .356 .431 .787 82 145
2014 30 148 647 563 95 150 26 8 18 63 22 59 134 .266 .339 .437 .776 83 148
7 Yrs 768 2882 2500 436 672 113 42 41 243 183 291 532 .269 .350 .397 .747 342 768
162 Game Avg. 162 608 527 92 142 24 9 9 51 39 61 112 .269 .350 .397 .747 72 768



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2013 Jun 9th AL Player of the Week
2014 Aug 3rd AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2010 AL  7.4 (5th)

WAR Position Playerss c a p y
2010 AL  7.4 (5th)

Defensive WARs c a p y
2010 AL  3.3 (1st)
2011 AL  1.9 (8th)
Active  8.7 (27th)

On-Base% s c a p y
2010 AL  .383 (8th)

Games Played s c a p y
2011 AL  159 (4th)

Runs Scored s c a p y
2010 AL  97 (9th)

Triples s c a p y
2010 AL  7 (5th)
2011 AL  8 (4th)
2013 AL  10 (1st)
2014 AL  8 (4th)
Active  41 (28th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2010 AL  79 (10th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
2010 AL  47 (3rd)
2011 AL  49 (1st)
Active  182 (27th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2013 AL  8 (10th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2013 AL  7 (10th)
2014 AL  13 (1st)
Active  43 (48th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2010 AL  9 (10th)
2011 AL  13 (3rd)
2013 AL  8 (7th)
Active  43 (39th)

SB % s c a p y
2009 AL  83.87 (9th)
2010 AL  83.93 (9th)
Active  80.89 (21st)
Career  80.89 (40th)

Power-Speed # s c a p y
2014 AL  18.8 (5th)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 3 (537), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 14 (1251), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 8 (1282), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 9 (1730), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Left Field (91st), 23.2 career WAR/23.2 7yr-peak WAR/23.2 JAWS
Average HOF LF (out of 19) = 65.1 career WAR/41.5 7yr-peak WAR/53.3 JAWS

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