At first, I was hesitant to believe this 5’9 player had just hit some beginners luck at the start of the season. Still, I never questioned his work ethic because all you have to do is watch Gardner and that becomes evident.
Now this prosperity is consistent, as Gardner has stood out all season making dynamic catches out in left-field to hitting in clutch situations. He makes contact with 93 percent of his swings.
Let’s not forget how fast the 23 year-old is on the bases. Gardner has stolen 24 bases this season and has an 83 percent success rate.
Gardner is an all-around nuisance to have to play against because he can do it all. Whether it is in the field , on the bases or at bat, he cannot be ignored or else he will make an enemy pay for forgetting.
Try watching Gardner at the plate, the way he reads the ball with such wise eyes that are well beyond his years. Gardner has kept up with baseball’s best as a Yankee and has stolen the spotlight playing the game the right way.
In essence, Brett Gardner continues to be the glue holding the New York Yankees together. A true team player who comes out every game to win an d plays hard.
Have a feeling that there is plenty of time for Brett Gardner, who I look forward to seeing represent baseball as an All-Star for years to come.