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Gerald Laird #11 - C

Atlanta

  • Age: 34
  • DOB: 1979/11/13
  • POB: Westminster, CA
  • Height: 6-1 Weight: 230lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 11
  • Drafted by Oakland in 1998 (2nd round).
  • Current Status: On roster
GPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
Year to date37111102780091323001.243.328.315.643
On Pace932792568200023335800-.243.328.315.643

Scouting Report

AssetsIs a solid defensive catcher and leader behind the plate. Has some pop and patience at the plate, and can produce good numbers when he gets on a roll.
FlawsDespite hard work and a solid arm, he will get run on. Sometimes, he has trouble with too many passed balls. Is a bit too streaky with the bat.
Career potentialVeteran backup catcher.

Honours and Awards

1999Northwest League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/06/14Missed 1 game (head injury).
2014/06/13Head injury, day-to-day.
2013/08/10Missed 15 games (kidney stones).
2013/08/03Kidney stones, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 26th, 2013).
2013/08/01Kidney stones, day-to-day.
2013/07/25Missed 3 games (bruised left hand).
2013/07/22Bruised left hand, day-to-day.
2012/11/15Signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Braves to a two-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/06/25Missed 4 games (left hamstring injury).
2012/06/21Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2012/06/08Missed 2 games (hamstring).
2012/06/06Hamstring, day-to-day.
2012/06/05Missed 2 games (hamstring).
2012/06/02Hamstring, day-to-day.
2012/04/10Missed 2 games (left hamstring injury).
2012/04/07Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2011/11/17Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Tigers to a one-year contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/07/30Missed 1 game (left finger injury).
2011/07/29Left finger injury, day-to-day.
2011/07/07Missed 40 games (right index finger).
2011/05/23Right index finger, 15-day DL.
2010/12/14Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals to a one-year contract.
2010/10/03Missed the last 2 regular season games (bruised left shoulder).
2010/10/01Bruised left shoulder, day-to-day.
2010/09/14Missed 1 game (back injury).
2010/09/04Back injury, day-to-day.
2010/09/01Missed 4 games (back injury).
2010/08/28Back injury, day-to-day.
2010/08/20Missed 2 games (right arm injury).
2010/08/18Right arm injury, day-to-day.
2010/06/22Missed 4 games (neck injury).
2010/06/18Neck injury, day-to-day.
2010/05/09Missed 2 games (shin injury).
2010/05/05Shin injury, day-to-day.
2010/01/19Re-signed by the Detroit Tigers to a one-year contract.
2009/01/20Re-signed by the Detroit Tigers to a one-year contract.
2008/12/08Acquired from the Texas Rangers.
2008/07/26Missed 28 games (strained right hamstring).
2008/06/21Strained right hamstring, 15-day DL.
2008/01/18Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2007/09/20Missed 5 games (knee injury).
2007/09/16Knee injury, day-to-day.
2007/07/24Missed 1 game (hand injury).
2007/07/23Hand injury, day-to-day.
2007/05/10Missed 1 game (oblique injury).
2007/05/09Oblique injury, day-to-day.
2007/02/26Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2006/02/16Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2005/09/01Recalled from Oklahoma (AAA).
2005/06/28Optioned to Oklahoma (AAA).
2005/06/27Recalled from Oklahoma (AAA).
2005/04/03Optioned to Oklahoma (AAA).
2005/02/16Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2004/07/23Missed 53 games (left thumb injury).
2004/05/25Transferred from the 15-day DL to the 60-day DL (left thumb injury).
2004/05/21Left thumb injury, 15-day DL.
2004/02/26Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2003/09/02Recalled from Oklahoma (AAA).
2003/05/20Optioned to Oklahoma (AAA).
2003/04/30Recalled from Oklahoma (AAA).
2003/03/20Optioned to Oklahoma (AAA).
2003/02/04Re-signed by the Texas Rangers to a one-year contract.
2002/11/20Contract purchased from the minors.

Trades

2012/11/15Signed as a free agent by the Atlanta Braves.
2011/11/17Signed as a free agent by the Detroit Tigers.
2010/12/14Signed as a free agent by the St. Louis Cardinals.
2008/12/08Texas Rangers traded Gerald Laird to the Detroit Tigers for Guillermo Moscoso and Carlos Melo.
2002/01/14Texas Rangers traded Carlos Pena and Mike Venafro to the Oakland Athletics for Gerald Laird, Mario Ramos, Ryan Ludwick and Jason Hart.
1998/06/02Drafted by the Oakland Athletics in the 2nd round in 1998.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2014AtlantaNL37111102780091323001.243.328.315.643
2013AtlantaNL471211234801131423111.281.367.372.739
2013GwinnettAAA2600000000001.000.000.000.000
2012DetroitAL631742449812111421004.282.337.374.711
2011St. LouisNL3795112271112919113.232.302.358.660
2011MemphisAAA272310012100-.429.556.5711.127
2010DetroitAL892702256110525185731-.207.263.304.567
2009DetroitAL13541349932324334068503.225.306.320.626
2008TexasAL953445495240641236324-.276.329.398.727
2008OklahomaAAA41210000213000.000.176.000.176
2007TexasAL1204074891183947301036212.224.278.349.627
2006TexasAL7824346722017221254316.296.332.473.805
2005TexasAL134079201427003.225.262.350.612
2005OklahomaAAA752815187124175528611226.310.380.562.942
2005AZL RangersR82645220322100.192.276.423.699
2004TexasAL491472033601161235015.224.287.286.573
2004OklahomaAAA62224200228101.182.250.273.523
2003TexasAL19449122114511001.273.360.432.792
2003OklahomaAAA99338508820594237619311.260.344.429.773
2002TulsaAA1234427012221411674595868.276.343.416.759
2001ModestoA119443711131355464810110918.255.337.341.678
2000VisaliaA331031425300131427728.243.333.272.605
2000AZL AtheticsR14501015210967200.300.379.380.759
1999South OregonA60228456572239284310--.285.361.360.721
TotalMLB7822409312593137938237192484211139.246.308.358.666
TotalAL661208227951011483620315641919934.245.303.359.662
TotalNL12132733832312343665225.254.335.349.684
TotalAAA188666106182359261027013422519.273.352.470.822
TotalAA1234427012221411674595868.276.343.416.759
TotalA21277413020323779890171271126.262.344.337.681
TotalR227614204301289300.263.345.395.740

Legend:

GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage


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