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Brett Gardner
Birthdate: 8/24/1983 (33 y, 7 m, 3 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 5-11/195     Position: OF
Drafted: 2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 29, Overall: 109, Team: New York Yankees
Contract: $52M / 4 Years (2015 - 2018) + 1 Option Years
RotoWire News: Gardner will make an effort to be more aggressive on the basepaths in the upcoming season, Brandon Kuty of reports. (2/25/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: In a year where home runs spiked to steroid-era levels,Gardner's power output withered. The veteran left fielder managed just seven homers last season, marking his lowest full-season total since 2011. The steals continued to deteriorate, too. While Gardner still runs well, his days of 40+ steals are a distant memory; and at 33, his days of 20+ steals may be behind him as well. I'd also be wary of New York's crowded outfield situation, which could result in Gardner sitting against certain lefties.Gardner's low batting average and middling power/speed numbers give him minimal value in standard mixed leagues. He can still offer something in OBP leagues and deeper formats, but don't expect more than .260 with 25 homers + steals.

The Quick Opinion: Gardner's best years are behind him, but he can still get on base and give you double-digit homers and steals.Still, he's probably not worth the roster spot in a standard mixed league.

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