Can Brandon Laird be stopped?

Brandon Laird

It is now safe to assume Thunder third baseman Brandon Laird no longer has to worry about the Yankees putting him on the 40-man roster before the December Rule 5 Draft.
For the second time in 2010, Laird drove in seven runs with a grand slam and a 3-run home run as Trenton won its fourth straight game and extended its lead in the EL Eastern Division to 1.5 games over New Hampshire with an 11-2 dusting of Erie today at Jerry Uht Park.
Laird also roughed up Erie May 26 at Waterfront Park when he became just the second player in franchise history to hit for the cycle.
Laird, a 27th-round draft pick, now leads the Eastern League in home runs (18), RBIs (76) and total bases (158) in just 71 games.
Pretty sick.
No disrespect to catching prospect Austin Romine, but if anyone on the Thunder deserved a roster spot on Team U.S.A. for the July 11 XM Futures Game at Angel Stadium in Anaheim it is Laird.

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3 Comments on “Can Brandon Laird be stopped?”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Kind of playing devil’s advocate here…but as of today, who would you project to have the better MLB career? Laird or Romine?

    • johnalbone Says:

      “The devil” says Romine’s catching ability has a long way to go, but he obviously is a gifted hitter with a major league pedigree and I project he’s have a good major league career.

      I have determined this is more than just a hot start for Laird, as we are now exactly halfway though the season. He just looks very polished to me, offensively and defensively.

      Between the rigors of the positions they play and the power ability of Laird, I’ll give the nod to the 27th round pick.

  2. Ron Says:

    Your right about the futures game,Laird should be playing.I was at tonights game,Brackman looked okay,probably nervous.Once again Laird with another bomb.19-77.

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