The New York Yankees have gotten a little bit of everything out of star center fielder Harrison Bader since he was acquired.
Last season, he came to the Yankees at the trade deadline in the deal that sent left-hander Jordan Montgomery back to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Though injuries have plagued him, Bader has provided a spark in their lineup.
The former Gold Glove outfielder recently returned from the injured list after the team lost both Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton to injuries.
However, Bader owns a shocking mark.
In just 11 plate appearances, he has more extra-base hits than Isiah Kiner-Falefa and Aaron Hicks combined.
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Bader has been a spark plug for the Yankees ever since his arrival.
This season, he’s hitting just .182 in his first 11 at-bats.
But despite that, he has the edge over both Kiner-Falefa and Hicks in terms of extra-base hits, which ultimately goes to show how badly Kiner-Falefa and Hicks have struggled, as well as how well Bader has performed since his arrival in the Bronx.
Shockingly though, Bader only needed two hits to outperform Hicks and Kiner-Falefa in that category through his first 11 at-bats.
Bader ultimately finished the 2022 season with a .250 average and five home runs.
He got hot in the postseason for the Yankees, hitting for a .333 average with five homers, six RBI, and a 1.262 OPS as the team made a run all the way to the ALCS for the first time since 2019.
Bader hasn’t set the world on fire just yet this season, but is still somehow miles ahead of his two teammates combined.NEXT: Anthony Volpe Is Already On A Historic Pace