Batting Average: .290
RBIs: 90 *League Leader
The next Alex Rodriguez.
I'll crush that right now. There will never be another Alex Rodriguez just like there will never be another Mariano Rivera or Derek Jeter.
Even though his batting stats are phenomenal, you haven't seen his AAA statistics.
Batting Average: .228
This may sound like I hate Brandon Laird, which by all means, I do not.
However, it bugs me when people try to compare an unproven rookie to such a great player as Alex Rodriguez.
Brandon Laird has a very good shot of any third baseman to make the 40-man roster. He definitely will be an upgrade over the weak Ramiro Pena.
I think Brandon Laird will be the next starting third baseman for the Yankees after A-Rod's departure. He's only 23 and maybe, just maybe, he can develop into a very good hitter.