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  1. grandymans stance isa thing of beauty, rumor has it posada and jeter are jealous of it. Oh the lil girls they are.

    Comment by johngomes — May 17, 2011 @ 9:17 am

  2. ZiPS has Granderson finishing with 39 (!) HR this season, with a ROS ISO of .258 – previous career best was .250.

    Yikes.

    Comment by Travis — May 17, 2011 @ 9:25 am

  3. The Yankees continue to sit near the top of baseball in R/G, despite struggles by Jeter, Swisher, Posada, Gardner and A-Rod. Granderson is CARRYING the offense. Of course, they ARE losing!

    Comment by Baseball Bob — May 17, 2011 @ 9:56 am

  4. Grandersons prodigous power this season is being heavily overshadowed by Bautista. I’m glad to see an article on him.

    Comment by Matty Brown — May 17, 2011 @ 9:57 am

  5. He’s had success with it thus far, but I like to see how he reacts when he goes through a slump. I doubt he’ll start second guessing himself and bail on the changes he made like Jeter did, but it’ll be real telling if he fights through a slump and rebounds to continue to hit better than say .250 against lefties.

    Comment by Young Gung — May 17, 2011 @ 11:04 am

  6. Grandy thru the first 11 games was batting under .200 so he had a pretty bad slump to start not to mention an oblique strain in spring. The thing about curtis is that he is willing to accept change and recognized he had a problem unlike Capt. Groundball.

    Comment by DT — May 17, 2011 @ 11:44 am

  7. Hey, maybe Kevin Long also fixed Eric Chavez (career .242/.314/.403 vs lefties), he is hitting .667/.667/.667 vs them in 2011!

    Comment by gdc — May 17, 2011 @ 12:25 pm

  8. Or maybe you can use the Granderson is a product of Yankee stadium meme with your sarcasm.

    (even though Granderson has hit more HR’s on the road despite playing fewer games on the road)

    Comment by fred — May 17, 2011 @ 3:21 pm

  9. “With his new found usefulness against left-handers, Granderson is already establishing himself as one of the best outfielders in the game.”

    Uhhh, he wasn’t already???

    http://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=of&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=y&type=8&season=2011&month=0&season1=2006&ind=0

    4th highest OF WAR since 2006 seems to indicate he was always one of the best outfielders in the game. People take a few years of lower BA a bit to far in devaluing a player.

    Comment by Colin — May 17, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

  10. I love me some Grandy Man!

    Comment by Regis — May 17, 2011 @ 6:48 pm

  11. Did he move closer to the plate as well? I ask because he is yanking middle out to outside corner pitches to RF, which from a pitcher’s standpoint is a no-no.

    Makes me wonder if the book on Grandy was “away” and now that book is obsolete. Makes me wonder if he’ll start seeing sliders away (off the plate) and fastballs in on the hands.

    The HR he hit off Price just screamed “shoulda broken his bat inside”, Grandy was all over that pitch.

    Comment by CircleChange11 — May 17, 2011 @ 11:22 pm

  12. James Shields sure made him look silly with curveballs in and changeups away last night, but most major league pitchers do not have Shields’ arsenal.

    Comment by sirvlciv — May 18, 2011 @ 6:41 am

  13. James Shields is also right-handed. I was primarily concerned with the aspects of Granderson hitting LHPs well.

    Granderson pulled an outside corner fastball from David Price into the RF seats. No way a LHB should have that much plate coverage against a LHP, if the LHP is pitching to both sides of the plate.

    Comment by CircleChange11 — May 18, 2011 @ 6:48 am

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