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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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Fine Details  · Last updated Oct 25, 2014 12:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #993. Bud Harrelson… #994. Odell Hale… #995. Ed Charles… #996. BRETT GARDNER… #997. Gene Alley… #998. Brook Jacoby… #999. Chris Sabo… 

Standard Batting

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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

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

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2008 NYY AL 24 OF 38 32 30 306.0 83 78 5 0 0 1.000 7 12 29 47 2.44 2.18 .986 2.31 2.28
2008 NYY AL 24 CF 22 17 16 160.2 57 53 4 0 0 1.000 5 12 39 90 3.19 2.59 .989 2.71 2.69
2008 NYY AL 24 LF 17 15 14 145.1 26 25 1 0 0 1.000 2 0 17 0 1.61 1.53 .984 2.05 2.03
2008 NYY AL 24 DH 1 0
2009 NYY AL 25 CF 99 63 58 628.2 191 186 3 2 2 .990 1 7 2 13 2.71 1.91 .992 2.73 2.70
2009 NYY AL 25 OF 99 63 58 628.2 191 186 3 2 2 .990 1 7 2 13 2.71 1.91 .987 2.33 2.30
2009 NYY AL 25 DH 3 0
2010 NYY AL 26 OF 146 134 107 1211.0 300 287 12 1 2 .997 19 35 19 34 2.22 2.05 .986 2.30 2.28
2010 NYY AL 26 LF 123 96 84 906.0 210 200 9 1 1 .995 21 26 27 34 2.08 1.70 .983 2.07 2.05
2010 NYY AL 26 CF 44 38 23 305.0 90 87 3 0 1 1.000 -2 9 -6 35 2.66 2.05 .990 2.73 2.71
2010 NYY AL 26 DH 2 0
2011 NYY AL 27 OF 156 134 118 1251.0 334 322 7 5 3 .985 34 23 33 22 2.37 2.11 .986 2.28 2.26
2011 NYY AL 27 LF 149 124 112 1158.2 305 294 7 4 3 .987 31 23 33 24 2.34 2.02 .982 2.13 2.11
2011 NYY AL 27 CF 18 10 6 92.1 29 28 0 1 0 .966 3 0 38 0 2.73 1.56 .990 2.61 2.59
2012 NYY AL 28 LF 15 8 8 85.1 15 14 1 0 0 1.000 -1 1 -13 14 1.58 1.00 .983 1.94 1.93
2012 NYY AL 28 OF 15 8 8 85.1 15 14 1 0 0 1.000 -1 1 -13 14 1.58 1.00 .986 2.17 2.16
2013 NYY AL 29 CF 138 130 124 1166.1 335 327 5 3 1 .991 -18 6 -19 6 2.56 2.41 .990 2.66 2.65
2013 NYY AL 29 OF 138 130 124 1166.1 335 327 5 3 1 .991 -18 6 -19 6 2.56 2.41 .987 2.24 2.23
2013 NYY AL 29 DH 3 1
2014 NYY AL 30 OF 146 141 131 1252.1 287 280 5 2 0 .993 5 5 5 4 2.05 1.95 .986 2.26 2.25
2014 NYY AL 30 LF 126 120 113 1067.1 232 227 3 2 0 .991 1 3 1 3 1.94 1.83 .987 2.01 2.00
2014 NYY AL 30 CF 25 20 17 177.0 52 50 2 0 0 1.000 5 4 32 27 2.64 2.08 .989 2.69 2.69
2014 NYY AL 30 DH 1 1
2014 NYY AL 30 RF 1 1 1 8.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 -101 -300 3.38 3.00 .983 2.02 2.10
7 Seasons OF 738 642 576 5900.2 1545 1494 38 13 8 .992 47 89 10 18 2.34 2.08 .986 2.28 2.26
5 Seasons LF 430 363 331 3362.2 788 760 21 7 4 .991 54 53 19 18 2.09 1.82 .984 2.07 2.05
6 Seasons CF 346 278 244 2530.0 754 731 17 6 4 .992 -6 38 -3 18 2.66 2.16 .990 2.69 2.67
5 Seasons DH 10 2
1 Season RF 1 1 1 8.0 3 3 0 0 0 1.000 -1 -2 -101 -300 3.38 3.00 .983 2.02 2.10
7 Seasons TOT 738 642 576 5900.2 1545 1494 38 13 8 .992 47 89 10 18 2.34 2.08 .986 2.28 2.26
Lg Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

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)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2010 AL  19 (1st)
2011 AL  34 (1st)

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 AL  123 (4th)
2011 AL  149 (2nd)
2014 AL  126 (5th)
Active  430 (17th)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 AL  200 (5th)
2011 AL  294 (2nd)
2014 AL  227 (5th)
Active  760 (13th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 AL  9 (2nd)
2011 AL  7 (2nd)
Active  21 (21st)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 AL  4 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 AL  1 (4th)
2011 AL  3 (1st)
Active  4 (17th)

Def. Games as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  138 (2nd)

Putouts as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2013 AL  327 (3rd)

Double Plays Turned as CF (s.1954) s c a p y
2009 AL  2 (4th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
2011 AL  156 (2nd)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2010 AL  12 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 AL  21 (1st)
2011 AL  31 (1st)
Active  54 (2nd)
Career  54 (11th)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
2011 AL  2.34 (2nd)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2011 AL  2.02 (3rd)
2014 AL  1.83 (5th)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2010 AL  .995 (2nd)
2011 AL  .987 (4th)
2014 AL  .991 (4th)

Total Zone Runs as OF s c a p y
2010 AL  19 (1st)
2011 AL  34 (1st)
Active  46 (13th)
Career  46 (79th)

Fielding % as OF s c a p y
2010 AL  .997 (5th)
Active  .992 (15th)
Career  .992 (27th)

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

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2009 25 New York Yankees $414,000 ?
2010 26 New York Yankees $452,500 1.072
2011 27 New York Yankees $529,500 ?
2012 28 New York Yankees $2,800,000 3.072 contracts
2013 29 New York Yankees $2,850,000 4.072 contracts
2014 30 New York Yankees $5,600,000 5.072 contracts
201531New York Yankees$12,000,000
201632New York Yankees$13,000,000
201733New York Yankees$12,000,000
201834New York Yankees$11,000,000
201935New York Yankees*$12,500,000$12.5M Team Option, $2M Buyout
Earliest Free Agent: 2019
Career to date (may be incomplete)$12,646,000Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

Name Translations

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Korean: 브렛 가드너 통계
Polish: Brett Gardner Statystyki
Portuguese: Brett Gardner estatísticas
Chinese: 布莱特·加德纳 统计

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