Ender wrote:He was lucky to hit .260 last year, his skills said he should have hit closer to .250 or even .240. He completely disappeared in the 2nd half when the pitchers had a chance to adjust to him. While he might not be a bad pick this year as a 26 year old there wasn't really much to like about last year other than the fact he played a lot.
We hashed this out last spring when, to be honest, I was more positive on Granderson than most. However, it's silly to think that a .300 hitter in the minors is suddenly going to become a .240 or .250 hitter in the majors.
And frankly, I think you need to look at his performance in September. He certainly struggled in July and especially in August. But, September was his second best month in OPS and his best month in slugging percentage. Looks to me, as his minor league record shows, that Granderson isn't half bad at making adjustments himself.
Granderson was fine as a balanced 4th or 5th OF last year. Good performance in runs, some decent HRs and a few SBs. If you were smart and limited his ABs against lefties, you had a guy who batted .274.
Granderson was a good balanced 4th