Curtis Granderson connects 1

Granderson could be top 15 player this season, if…

“If [Curtis] Granderson’s stats since May 1 were his stats for the entire year, he’d currently be the 12th most productive hitter in the majors,” Jonah Keri wrote (Grantland, July 8).

Since May 1, Granderson is hitting .275 with a .389 OBP and .507 slugging percentage. According to Keri, Granderson has a 155 wRC+ (Weighted Runs Created Plus), where 100 is the major league average. That means Granderson has “been 55 percent more productive than the average offensive player during that span,” Keri wrote.

His April numbers drag him down to a .234 average, .350 on base percentage and .421 slugging percentage, as he hit .136/.252/.216 in his first month to start his Mets career. He had just one home run and seven RBI up until May 1, through 25 games. Since, he has 12 home runs and 34 RBI over 61 games.

Granderson is second in the National League with 53 walks. He had 13 in the first month of the season.

If you like dabbling in advanced metrics, Granderson is listed at 1.5 fWAR and 1.7 bWAR. That makes him the third-best player on the team behind Daniel Murphy and Juan Lagares (DiComo, June 8).

Andrew Vazzano, SNY.tv

Overall, Granderson is having a pretty good season. Sure, he got off to a slow start, but many fans don’t seem to realize how well he’s played since then. I’ve heard a lot of references to him being similar to Jason Bay so far, which just isn’t fair.

You need to look at Granderson’s season as a whole, instead of focusing on his first impression. To say he got off on the wrong foot to begin the season might be an understatement. Since? He’s been great, and fans need to take note.




273 comments
Howard White
Howard White

It's about time the Mets are finally beating up on Atlanta. It has taken years for the Mets to reach that level of play.

Glad someone brought this to attention. He's been worth EVERY penny. A consummate professional whom everything about screams "big-leaguer." Sure, the Mets paid him 15MM per year to knock in runs, but let's face reality here; he's the best option they have to hit lead-off, and that should be his permanent place in the order.


Oddly enough, the one thing that impresses me the most? His reaction to failure. Notice after his many K's (and there are plenty), he doesn't mope, he doesn't slowly walk back to the dugout. He speedwalks with his head up, as if to say "alright, lets get it next time." That rubs off positively on players. I haven't been this happy with a free agent signing in Flushing since Beltran. 



Don Corcione
Don Corcione

So there Nicholas Peros....yeah we'll take him!

Tameka Grand Gleaton
Tameka Grand Gleaton

This is nothing new to me he is a great player and he LOVES the game !!!! He deserve it !!!!! The hardest working man in baseball !!!!!!!!

Angelica Jimenez
Angelica Jimenez

Granderson almost ran me over on his moped in Baltimore coming out of a Yankee game.

Sabrina Branch
Sabrina Branch

That is so AWESOME!!!! Keep up the good work!!! And you will still be my favorite tiger!!!

baseballnblues
baseballnblues

Agreed. He is a true professional. He changed my mind about him.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Alderson's record for player evaluation is shaky. Hopefully the competing teams will land him a solid AA prospect or better.

Nancy Alviani Torres
Nancy Alviani Torres

Congratulations Curtis always a class act sure do miss you on the other side of NY.

Paulette Vee
Paulette Vee

I miss him in Yankee pinstripes. We were foolish to let him go! I was and am pulling for him, always! So glad to see him turning things around. My heart was crushed in April when Mets fans were booing him. :-(

Scott Smith
Scott Smith

Too bad the Grandyman is stuck with that team!

Jeanne Nuber
Jeanne Nuber

I got to see him Saturday at a Mets game and enjoyed every minute of the game even though they lost.

Matthew Douglas
Matthew Douglas

Grandy is awesome!!! It took him a minute to adjust to NL pitching and strike zone but he's doing amazing!

hashburry
hashburry

If you take the bad months out of any players season, they'd all be top 10 players.

dannym28
dannym28

considering we paid the same for him that the yankees did for beltran. I am happy with grandy

Darrell Smith
Darrell Smith

GrandyMan is doing his job , not only on the field but in the clubhouse as well. I'm sure the Yankees miss him.


Nancy Pollock
Nancy Pollock

Was just at the Braves/Mets game last Wednesday and met my fav ex Tiger !!!!! Love Curtis.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@dannym28 ........and for good reason, I don't love either of them against a quality arm in a key spot.  Grandy strikes out too much and Beltran is known as Bill Buckner light.