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Scouting Yankees Prospect #16: Greg Bird

The Yankees selected catcher Greg Bird in the fifth round of the 2011 MLB Draft out of Grandview High School in Colorado. Signed for over $1 million because of his great hitting potential, nagging back issues plagued most of his first full season in 2012 until he was switched over to first base late in the season and from there the bat began to take off.

Vital Statistics: Name: Greg Bird Position: First Base DOB: November 9, 1992 Height: 6'3" Weight: 220 Bats: Left Throws: Right When he was healthy enough to play in 2012, the left-handed slugger hit a combined .337 with a .944 OPS between rookie level Gulf Coast League and short-season Staten Island Yankees. "It was a good year," Bird said. "It was very frustrating at times not being able...

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