The Yankees are getting center fielder Harrison Bader back from the 60-day injured list. The elite defender had been out since June 26th.

Harrison Bader : Yankees | Wife | Hair | Haircut | Stats

Harrison Joseph Bader , nicknamed “Tots,” is an American professional baseball center fielder for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB).

Harrison Bader : Yankees | Wife | Hair | Haircut | Stats

New York Yankees – No. 22
Center fielder
Born: June 3, 1994 (age 28)
Bronxville, New York
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
MLB debut
      July 25, 2017, for the St. Louis Cardinals       

He has previously played in MLB for the St. Louis Cardinals.

Born and raised in Bronxville, New York, Bader played college baseball at the University of Florida.

The Cardinals selected him in the third round of the 2015 MLB draft and he made his MLB debut with them in 2017.

Bader was their starting center fielder for parts of six seasons and won a Gold Glove Award in 2021.

The Cardinals traded Bader to the Yankees in 2022.


On August 2, 2022, the Cardinals traded Bader and a player to be named later or cash considerations to the New York Yankees for pitcher Jordan Montgomery.

Then on September 20, 2022 Bader made his first New York Yankees hit against Luis Ortiz which drove in a run from Oswaldo Cabrera.

On April 3, 2022, Bader and the Cardinals agreed to a two-year, $10.4 million contract to avoid arbitration.

Bader hit an inside-the-park home run on May 10, the first by a Cardinal since Vince Coleman in 1985, and the only one by a Cardinal in Busch Stadium III.

And On June 27, the Cardinals put Bader on the 10-day injured list due to plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

At the time of his trade he was batting .256/.303/.370 with five home runs in 246 at bats, with 15 stolen bases (5th in the NL) in 17 attempts, and had been error-less in center field.

Bader won the Gold Glove Award in center field, one of five Cardinals (an MLB record) to win the award.

He was the first Cardinals center fielder to win a Gold Glove since Jim Edmonds in 2000–05.

Harrison Bader wife

According to online sources, Bader is not married. Since the media and general public are unaware of his engagement and marriage, it is safe to assume that he is a young bachelor with a successful career in America’s favourite sport.

Perhaps he is currently giving his career his full attention and does not want to loose anything he is doing through distractions.

Harrison Bader : Yankees | Wife | Hair | Haircut | Stats

He began playing at a young age, like other players, and used to be a member of his school’s baseball team.

In the Bronx’s Riverdale district, he went to Horace Mann School.

Furthermore, it’s unclear if he’s dating anyone right now or not because he hasn’t agreed to publicly see anyone. People assume he is unmarried and dedicated to his job because of posts about his partner on all of his social media accounts.

Harrison Bader hair

Bader, who had a haircut at 8 a.m. Wednesday to chop off his long blonde hair in accordance with team policy, grew up a Yankees fan.

He was in attendance when Derek Jeter ran into the stands to make a catch against the Red Sox in 2004, and his parents were at Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, when Aaron Boone hit the walk-off home run. 

Harrison Bader : Yankees | Wife | Hair | Haircut | Stats

“Just to be a part of this history means a lot,” Bader said. “I know what it stands for. I keep that in the back of my mind as I’m doing little movements and progressing back to being at a point where I can go run down balls in center field and win a championship.”

When he does get healthy, the Yankees believe they will have one of the top defensive center fielders in the game. 

“You cannot convince me otherwise that he’s [not] the best center fielder in baseball,” said Matt Carpenter, who spent five seasons with Bader on the Cardinals. “I think Yankee fans are going to be amazed with the talent he has in center field. It is very special. … When he’s healthy, he’s going to be a force for us.” 


Cover your eyes, Yankee fans of a certain age, but … makeovers like this seem wholly unnecessary. Bader racing through the outfield and covering two humans’ worth of ground just looks better with longer hair.

Bader streaking around third en route to a headfirst slide into home looks slicker with his helmet flying off and his hair escaping his headband. It’s just science.

Harrison Bader : Yankees | Wife | Hair | Haircut | Stats

If you want to rock a ‘do like that, you have to back it up with blazing speed and defensive tenacity. Bader has done both in spades for several years now.

However, no matter how much hair you trim, you can’t change the hustle, which’ll endear him to Yankee fans as soon as he’s activated, even though many are still reeling from the Jordan Montgomery trade.

A defensive outfield of Benintendi, Bader and Judge with a side of Stanton sounds excellent, even if the whole group is going with a tight fade nowadays.

Harrison Bader stats

During spring training 2021, Bader strained his right forearm and missed the start of the regular season.

He returned to play on April 30, but fracturing a rib while diving for a ball in a May 26 game against the Chicago White Sox.

Harrison Bader : Yankees | Wife | Hair | Haircut | Stats

MLB debut
        July 25, 2017, for the St. Louis Cardinals     
MLB statistics
(through June 24, 2022)
Batting average .246
Home runs 52
Runs batted in 169
Stolen bases 55

Bader finished the 2021 season with 367 at bats over 103 games, slashing .267/.324/.460 with 16 home runs, 50 RBIs, 21 doubles, nine stolen bases, and 6 intentional walks (8th in the NL).

His sprint speed of 29.5 feet/second was 6th-fastest in major league baseball, of all players with 100 or more competitive runs.

On defense, Bader’s .973 zone rating was the highest by any Major League outfielder in history since the category began being tracked in 1987.

He led major league baseball outfielders in SABR defensive index (14.4), ultimate zone rating (11.4), putouts/9 innings (2.93), range factor/9 (2.97), and zone rating (.973). He led NL outfielders in outs above average (13) and runs prevented (12), and was 3rd in defensive runs saved (15).

Bader won the Gold Glove Award in center field, one of five Cardinals (an MLB record) to win the award.

He was the first Cardinals center fielder to win a Gold Glove since Jim Edmonds in 2000–05.

By Rishabh

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