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His speed is well above average, in fact I think he is the second fastest player on the team, behind only one of the fastest men in baseball Nook Logan. Stealing bases is not the only determinant of a players speed as there is much more to stealing bases than just being fast. After watching Granderson in a few of his first games on TV, I have to say I believe his speed is quite a bit underrated, likely due to the fact that he's never been a big basestealer. And it even looks like he has enough power to take advantage of Comerica's more left-handed hitter friendly dimensions. This team has been desperate for a potent left handed bat for quite some time. He has some work to do defensively in center, but otherwise he looks he brings a lot to the table that the Tigers have been lacking this year. I think this is a prospect who could surprise a lot of people, although his K problem he was having in Toledo could resurface and cause him some rough stretches (he had 112 K's in 94 games and only 38 walks).Cleveland Steamers wrote:The guy showed some serious potential with Erie (AA) last year, hitting 21 HR in 462 ABs while increasing his BB/K ratio every year while in the minors. His speed is average, stealing 14 bases last year but being caught 8 times. This translates to a lack of SB opps in the big leagues. He is only 23 and has improved steadily every year. He is worth a look in deep leagues, especially keeper/dynasty formats.
Drunken Rhino wrote:The Tigers are hoping he'll be a Bobby Abreu type for them in years to come.
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