Greg Bird moves up to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre

birdOver the holiday weekend, the Yankees promoted another prospect to Triple-A, putting Greg Bird just a step away from the Big Leagues. The power-hitting first baseman is generally in the top five of most Yankee prospect lists, including our own here.  The former catcher's bat has long been causing Yankee fans to salivate, and he has given us no reason to doubt his potential so far. In Trenton this season, Bird hit .258/.358/.445 with 29 RBIs, six homers and sixteen doubles. While he was drafted by the Yankees in the fifth round of the 2011 draft, but didn't put together a full season of play until 2013, making just a handful of  appearances after signing and getting into 28 games in 2012. He opened a lot of eyes with his 2013 season in Charleston, however, and has continued to show off his strong and patient bat.

Bird's success this year really appears to just be a continuation of his past couple years. In 2014, the Yankees sent Bird to the Arizona Fall League, where he picked up a plethora of awards. In the AFL, Bird received a nod for the All-Prospect team, Rising Stars, Rising Stars MVP and AFL MVP. With Bird, Judge, Refsnyder and others in Scranton right now, it's a fun time to watch the Yankees' Triple-A team.