Latest Update Curtis Granderson hits 16th home run Sat Aug, 23, 04:40 AM
A line-drive hitter with very good power, he has above-average speed as well. Can get red-hot with the bat for stretches. Is also a solid defensive outfielder.
Flaws: : His strikeout totals can be way too high, since his swing is quite long. Also has some trouble hitting with consistency, especially against southpaws.
Hits in four of his last five games with this home run is always nice, but the .222 average shows you that a run like this is not really the norm. He does have 16 home runs on the year which, in some deeper leagues proves to be helpful, but his contributions everywhere else make him a real tough sell. He'll get the playing time and he could still hit you another five or six home runs the rest of the way, but you have to look at your place in the other categories to make sure he's worth it. Simply put, he may not be.Analyst: Howard Bender
Despite a solid showing on Friday night, Granderson is now 4-for-26 in the month of August as he continues to regress since hitting .300 in June. Through 397 at-bats the Mets leadoff hitter is slashing .227/.333/.395 with 15 home runs, 46 RBI, 54 runs scores and eight stolen bases, making him a solid complimentary outfield piece as long as he has a solid surrounding cast to make up for his disappointing batting average. Analyst: Matthew Beck
After going just 1-for-14 over his last four games, Granderson will get the day off against southpaw Gio Gonzalez. He just needs a day or so the clear him mind again. Eric Campbell is getting the nod in left field Tuesday.Analyst: Howard Bender