The New York Yankees are certainly a popular pick to win the World Series in 2018. They have some big bats in their lineup in Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Gary Sanchez that could lead to a lot of dominant wins.
But there's a player who's slipped under the radar over the past few seasons that could be a key to their success.
His name is Greg Bird.
Sure, the Yankees have plenty of big-name players, but they will have to get some help from guys in the middle of their lineup, and Greg Bird is a player that has a chance to stand out. At one point, he was one of the Bombers' top prospects, and there was a decent amount of hype around him.
But since the emergence of Sanchez and Judge, he's slipped under the radar because of his struggles due to by injuries.
Bird toiled for most of the 2017 season, but fans did get a glimpse and what he could be.