About Doug Bernier, Founder of ProBaseballinsider.com
About Doug, Founder of PBI
Doug Bernier, founder of Pro Baseball Insider
“If you hit it to him, you’re out. That’s the bottom line. He’s really consistent and he has range and he can do some things.” – Joe Girardi, Manager for the New York Yankees, quoted from The Yankees LoHud Blog, March 16, 2012
“Doug Bernier is one of the best defensive shortstops in all of baseball today. He has a strong accurate arm, excellent range, and can play all infield position’s at the highest level. He has one of the best work ethics that I know about. A great club house attitude, and as a plus, has ability to instruct. He’s a gamer!” — Albie Pearson, Former American League Rookie of the Year, Former American League All-star, Former Scout New York Yankee’s
“I personally played with Doug and not only is he an excellent ball player, but an incredibly hard worker and genuinely a great guy. His attitude and skill in the game is what makes him so successful both in playing and teaching baseball.” – David Robertson, Pitcher for the NY Yankees
“Doug is a slick fielding infielder that can make all the plays with ease and brings it on a daily basis. he is the pitchers best friend.” — Scott Aldred, MLB pitcher for ten years and current pitching coach for NY Yankees triple A affiliate
“I have played with or against Doug Bernier for over 10 years now. I’ve also been fortunate enough to play alongside a few Hall of Famers as well. There’s no doubt Doug Bernier is as fundamentally sound as anyone I’ve ever played with. But more importantly he’s one of the best people you will find in the game!” — Steve Holm, Catcher for the Minnesota Twins, formerly with the SF Giants
New York Yankee, Doug Bernier, 2009 Spring Training. Photo by Ed Wolfstein
Doug Bernier, founder of ProBaseballInsider.com, has been been playing baseball professionally for ten years now, and an avid student of baseball for his entire life. He has played with some of the best baseball players in the world, including Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Robinson Cano, Matt Holiday, Todd Helton, and more.
After two years as the short stop for Oral Roberts University, Doug signed with the Colorado Rockies in 2002 and had his Major League debut in 2008. He stayed with the Rockies until signing with the New York Yankees for the 2009 season. After attending the Yankees 2009 Major League spring training, Doug played for the Yankee’s triple A team. For the 2010 season, Doug was invited to camp with the Pirates and played during regular season with the Pirate’s triple A team, the Indianapolis Indians. He was back with the Yankees for the 2011 campaign.
For the 2011 season, Doug attended spring training with the New York Yankees, and spent the regular season with the Yankees triple-A affiliate, the Scranton-Wilkesbarre Yankees. In June 2011, the New York Yankees named him the organization’s Defensive Player of the Month.
2012 Season. Doug signed back with the New York Yankees for the 2012 season. After batting .361 in spring training with the big league club, Doug finished the year with the NY Yankees AAA team, the Empire State Yankees.
2013 Season. For the 2013 season, Doug has signed a minor league contract with the Minnesota Twins. More info coming soon.
Bernier’s defensive stats rank at the top of the league nearly every year, with a career .971 fielding average. He has played every position on the field professionally, and is proficient at second base, shortstop, and third base.