Brett Gardner: Next Rickey Henderson?

Jason KimCorrespondent IMarch 2, 2010

NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29:  Brett Gardner #11 of the New York Yankees bats against the Philadelphia Phillies in Game Two of the 2009 MLB World Series at Yankee Stadium on October 29, 2009 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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       Just think about it for a second: Brett Gardner inducted into the Hall of Fame. People probably think I'm crazy, but I mean it. Gardner has a great glove, and is one of the best fielders in baseball. Not only, that, he offers more steals than a thrift store with great speed. He's continuing to learn to hit better, and he has great plate discipline.

Do the abilities I just described remind you of someone? You got it: Rickey Henderson.

Even though he didn't have his breakout season (yet), he has great protection in the lineup, so that he'll see more fat pitches in the strike zone.

You'll see: Gardner's going to have his breakout season in the 2010 season. Just Watch!

Projected Stats:


RBI: 62

AVG.: .283

SB: 55

OBP: .356