It may have taken 22 games, but Greg Bird finally launched his first home run of spring training. In the first inning of Sunday’s game, Bird took former Yankees pitcher Caleb Smith deep to left for a two-run home run.
So far in 38 at-bats this spring, the Yankees’ first baseman has put up a .159/.289/.184 slash line. Although it’s just spring training, it’s always nice to see a guy who’s struggling hit a home run, especially off a lefty.
2018 will be a major year when it comes to the progression of Bird, especially considering has yet to play in a full major league season. He has a massive amount of potential, but only time will tell if he will be able to finally tap into it.
If Greg Bird continues hitting home runs like this once the regular season arrives, Aaron Boone will have no problem slotting him in that three hole right between Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton.