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Curtis Granderson
Birthdate: 3/16/1981 (36 y, 12 d)     Bats/Throws: L/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/195     Position: OF
Drafted: 2002 June Amateur Draft - Round: 3, Pick: 8, Overall: 80, Team: Detroit Tigers
Contract: $60M / 4 Years (2014 - 2017)
RotoWire News: Granderson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run, his first of the spring, in Monday's Grapefruit League game against the Marlins. (3/14/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Granderson traded line drives for ground balls in 2016, which is not ideal. This was partially offset by a large increase in his fly ball quality, which saw an increase of roughly 120 points to batting average and 220 points to slugging. On the whole, though, between the fewer line drives, lower success rates on the line drives he did hit, and a sudden drop in pull power - his offensive performance fell on the aggregate from 31% above average to merely 13% above average.  Not terrible by any stretch, but a significant drop. His home runs did not suffer, though, and in fact HR/FB% increased to 17% and his home run total swelled from 26 in 2015 to 30 in 2016, the most he has hit since 2012. When the Mets acquired Jose Reyes, Granderson dropped in the batting order from the leadoff spot to, generally speaking, 4th in the order. This, in addition to the anemic Mets offense and his lower batting average and BABIP suppressed his Runs scored total. In general moving down in the order would increase RBI totals, but he had no such luck. Granderson is going into the final year of his four year contract with the Mets, and at age 36 his skills are waning. He still has the raw power to hit 20-30 home runs, and with Jose Reyes still in the mix he could see more time in the middle of the order to hopefully boost his RBI total. (Andrew Perpetua)

The Quick Opinion: You should expect further regression from Granderson due to age, but his power makes him a legitimate option as a fifth outfielder. His value is buoyed by plate discipline, which is a skill that luckily ages quite gracefully.

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