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Curtis Granderson

37-Year-Old Outfielder – Toronto Blue Jays

2018 Stats

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.248

HR

6

RBI

23

R

26

SB

1

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Closing out the final season of a four-year deal he signed with the Mets in 2013, Granderson provided pop and a veteran presence in the clubhouse before a midseason trade to the Dodgers. After the mov...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 199   DOB: 3/16/1981   BORN: Blue Island, IL   COLLEGE: UIC   DRAFTED: 3rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Curtis Granderson Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $5 million contract with the Blue Jays in January of 2018.

June 15, 2018  –  Curtis Granderson News

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Granderson is not in the lineup against Washington on Friday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Curtis Granderson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 23 AA ERI 122 548 458 88 139 47 19 7 21 93 11 8 79 95 3 4 4 .303 .407 .513 .920
2005 24 AAA TOL 112 508 451 80 130 58 30 13 15 65 22 6 48 131 2 5 2 .288 .356 .512 .868
2005 24 MAJ DET 47 174 162 18 44 17 6 3 8 20 1 1 10 43 2 0 0 .272 .314 .494 .808
2006 25 MAJ DET 159 679 596 90 155 59 31 9 19 68 8 5 66 174 7 6 4 .260 .335 .438 .773
2007 26 MAJ DET 158 676 612 122 185 84 38 23 23 74 26 1 52 141 5 2 5 .302 .361 .552 .913
2008 27 A WES 3 12 11 1 4 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .364 .417 .727 1.144
2008 27 AAA TOL 2 9 9 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .444 .777
2008 27 MAJ DET 141 629 553 112 155 61 26 13 22 66 12 4 71 111 1 1 3 .280 .365 .494 .858
2009 28 MAJ DET 160 710 631 91 157 61 23 8 30 71 20 6 72 141 3 2 2 .249 .327 .453 .780
2010 29 AAA SCR 5 18 16 0 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 .250 .333 .250 .583
2010 29 MAJ NYY 136 528 466 76 115 48 17 7 24 67 12 2 53 116 4 3 2 .247 .324 .468 .792
2011 30 MAJ NYY 156 691 583 136 153 77 26 10 41 119 25 10 85 169 4 7 12 .262 .364 .552 .916
2012 31 MAJ NYY 160 684 596 102 138 65 18 4 43 106 10 3 75 195 1 7 5 .232 .319 .492 .811
2013 32 A+ TAM 4 14 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .154 .214 .154 .368
2013 32 AA TRE 2 9 6 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 .333 .556 .667 1.223
2013 32 AAA SCR 5 21 20 2 8 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .400 .429 .550 .979
2013 32 MAJ NYY 61 245 214 31 49 22 13 2 7 15 8 2 27 69 2 1 1 .229 .317 .407 .724
2014 33 MAJ NYM 155 654 564 73 128 49 27 2 20 66 8 2 79 141 0 5 6 .227 .326 .388 .714
2015 34 MAJ NYM 157 682 580 98 150 61 33 2 26 70 11 6 91 151 0 4 7 .259 .364 .457 .821
2016 35 MAJ NYM 150 633 545 88 129 59 24 5 30 59 4 2 74 130 0 5 9 .237 .335 .464 .799
2017 36 MAJ LAD 36 132 112 16 18 9 2 0 7 12 2 0 18 33 0 0 2 .161 .288 .366 .654
2017 36 MAJ NYM 111 395 337 58 77 44 22 3 19 52 4 2 53 90 0 3 2 .228 .334 .481 .815
2017  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ LAD/NYM 147 527 449 74 95 53 24 3 26 64 6 2 71 123 0 3 4 .212 .323 .452 .775
2018 37 MAJ TOR 57 195 165 26 41 17 10 1 6 23 1 1 28 60 0 0 2 .248 .364 .430 .794
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3-Year Averages     151 612 524 86 124 57 27 3 27 64 7 3 78 134 0 4 6 .237 .340 .454 .794
Career  (View All)     1844 7,707 6,716 1,137 1,694 733 316 92 325 888 152 47 854 1,764 29 46 62 .252 .340 .472 .812

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Curtis Granderson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jun. 17 Was 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .364 .430 .794
Jun. 16 Was 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .370 .438 .808
Jun. 15 Was Did not play.
Jun. 13 @TB 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .253 .372 .443 .815
Jun. 12 @TB 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .364 .435 .799
Jun. 11 @TB Did not play.
Jun. 10 Bal 5 2 4 2 0 1 6 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .237 .363 .434 .797
Jun. 9 Bal Did not play.
Jun. 8 Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .218 .347 .388 .735
Jun. 7 Bal 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .215 .347 .389 .736
Jun. 6 NYY 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .213 .347 .369 .716
Jun. 5 NYY Did not play.
Jun. 3 @Det 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .219 .352 .380 .732
Jun. 2 @Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .363 .394 .757
Jun. 1 @Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .231 .367 .400 .767
May. 30 @Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .372 .406 .778
May. 29 @Bos 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .382 .419 .801
May. 28 @Bos Did not play.
May. 27 @Phi 5 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .381 .425 .806
May. 26 @Phi 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .380 .400 .780
May. 25 @Phi 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .391 .414 .805
May. 24 LAA Did not play.
May. 23 LAA 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .398 .425 .823
May. 22 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .403 .422 .825
May. 20 Oak 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .416 .439 .855
May. 19 Oak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .430 .457 .887
May. 18 Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .433 .462 .895
May. 17 Oak 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .440 .472 .912
May. 16 @NYM 4 2 2 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .432 .483 .915
May. 15 @NYM 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 .265 .425 .458 .883
Last 7 Games 18 3 9 2 0 1 6 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .526 .778 1.304
Last 14 Games 35 4 11 2 0 2 7 2 10 0 0 0 0 0 .314 .351 .543 .894
Last 30 Games 86 10 20 5 0 3 10 7 30 1 0 0 0 0 .233 .290 .395 .685

Curtis Granderson: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 43 33 2 10 8
2017 122 33 65 38 3
2016 140 7 36 110 1
2015 150 2 149 1
2014 151 10 15 142
2013 46 13 25 14 15
2012 157 157 1
2011 155 155 1
2010 134 134
2009 160 160

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Curtis Granderson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018162020.125.188.451
2017104155140.202.394.668
2016146187150.226.425.723

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018149246211.262.456.831
20173455921506.214.470.806
20163997023444.241.479.826

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201883134160.265.518.883
2017191217211.178.335.625
20162593813281.220.429.748

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20188213271.232.341.705
20172585319435.236.539.885
20162865017313.252.497.846
Curtis Granderson vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Curtis Granderson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 23 AA ERI 548 458 14.4% 17.3% 0.83 79% .341 .210
2005 24 AAA TOL 508 451 9.4% 25.8% 0.37 71% .371 .224
2005 24 MAJ DET 174 162 5.7% 24.7% 0.23 73% .324 .222
2006 25 MAJ DET 679 596 9.7% 25.6% 0.38 71% .333 .178
2007 26 MAJ DET 676 612 7.7% 20.9% 0.37 77% .360 .250
2008 27 A WES 12 11 8.3% 16.7% 0.50 82% .444 .363
2008 27 AAA TOL 9 9 0% 11.1% 0.00 89% .375 .111
2008 27 MAJ DET 629 553 11.3% 17.6% 0.64 80% .316 .214
2009 28 MAJ DET 710 631 10.1% 19.9% 0.51 78% .275 .204
2010 29 AAA SCR 18 16 11.1% 11.1% 1.00 88% .286 .000
2010 29 MAJ NYY 528 466 10% 22% 0.46 75% .277 .221
2011 30 MAJ NYY 691 583 12.3% 24.5% 0.50 71% .295 .290
2012 31 MAJ NYY 684 596 11% 28.5% 0.38 67% .260 .260
2013 32 A+ TAM 14 13 7.1% 28.6% 0.25 69% .222 .000
2013 32 AA TRE 9 6 33.3% 11.1% 3.00 83% .400 .334
2013 32 AAA SCR 21 20 4.8% 19% 0.25 80% .467 .150
2013 32 MAJ NYY 245 214 11% 28.2% 0.39 68% .302 .178
2014 33 MAJ NYM 654 564 12.1% 21.6% 0.56 75% .265 .161
2015 34 MAJ NYM 682 580 13.3% 22.1% 0.60 74% .305 .198
2016 35 MAJ NYM 633 545 11.7% 20.5% 0.57 76% .254 .227
2017 36 MAJ LAD 132 112 13.6% 25% 0.55 71% .153 .205
2017 36 MAJ NYM 395 337 13.4% 22.8% 0.59 73% .251 .253
2017  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ LAD/NYM 527 449 13.5% 23.3% 0.58 73% .228 .240
2018 37 MAJ TOR 195 165 14.4% 30.8% 0.47 64% .354 .182
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3-Year Averages     612 524 12.7% 21.9% 0.58 74% .264 .217
Career     7,707 6,716 11.1% 22.9% 0.48 74% .293 .220

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Curtis Granderson Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
LF 2018 226 -1 25 -6 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
CF 2018 9 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
RF 2018 82 -2 - -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Curtis Granderson    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.47 BB/K
GOOD
14.4% BB Rate
ELITE
30.8% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.794 OPS
GOOD
.364 OBP
GREAT
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.248 AVG
WEAK
.354 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.430 SLG
WEAK
.182 ISO
GOOD

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Curtis Granderson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Granderson is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Rays.

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Granderson went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, one walk, two runs scored and six RBI in Sunday's victory over Baltimore.

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Granderson isn't in Saturday's starting lineup against the Orioles.

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Granderson went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a 5-4 win over Baltimore on Thursday.

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Granderson isn't in Tuesday's lineup against the Yankees, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.com reports.

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Granderson will remain on the bench for Saturday's game against the Tigers.

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Granderson is out of the lineup for Friday's game against the Tigers, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

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Granderson is out of the lineup Monday against the Red Sox, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

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Granderson is not in Thursday's starting lineup against the Angels, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Granderson is not in the lineup against the Athletics on Saturday.

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Granderson is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

The Mets continue to hit Granderson leadoff despite a subpar OBP with meat-of-the-order power. To wit, in 2016 both Granderson and Jedd Gyorko hit 30 homers with 59 RBI, checking in as the only two batters in the last five seasons to hit more homers than RBI-minus-homers. The odd thing is Granderson's walk rate is well above average; it's his traditionally low BABIP that torpedoes his average, hence OBP. Driving the low BABIP is a high flyball rate, but that of course supports swatting at least 20 homers in nine of his past ten seasons, only falling short in the injury-riddled 2013 campaign. For fantasy purposes it doesn't matter where Granderson hits, what he'll gain in RBI he'll lose in runs if moved down in the order. Despite entering the twilight of his career, Granderson is durable, garnering at least 629 plate appearances in nine of the past 11 seasons. If you have a batting average buffer, Granderson remains a great source for cheap power.

2016

Some were about ready to write Granderson off after another sub-.230 campaign in 2014, a year in which he slugged a career-low .388 in 654 plate appearances, but he rebounded in a big way at the age of 34. His strikeout and walk rates were pretty much right in line with his marks from the previous year — his walk rate ranked sixth in the NL — but Granderson laid off far more pitches out of the strike zone, with his chase rate falling to 20 percent after hovering near 30 percent the previous three seasons. The more disciplined approach to pitches outside of the zone allowed Granderson to make contact at a career-high clip, and a lot of it was hard contact. He maintained his spot atop the order for the entire year, falling two runs shy of 100 and finishing just outside the top-20 among outfielders in 5x5 rotisserie value. The skills have been eroding over the past few years, but his adjustments in 2015 have given Granderson new life as a fantasy asset.

2015

The Mets' big splash in free agency following the 2013 season came with the addition of Granderson, who signed a four-year, $60 million contract. In addition to the financial commitment, the Mets gave up their second-round pick to sign him, since the Yankees had made Granderson a qualifying offer prior to his departure. Granderson finished April with a .136/.252/.216 line, but hit .244/.339/.420 from May 1 through the end of the season. He showed signs of progress with his plate discipline last season as well, dropping his strikeout rate to 21.6% – his lowest mark since 2009. He also displayed power on a level similar to his final season with the Yankees (.161 ISO), and turned his heavy volume of playing time into 20 home runs. Turning 34 in March, Granderson is unlikely to return to the 40-homer level he reached in back-to-back seasons in the Bronx, but he should continue to provide cheap power and run production near the middle of the Mets' lineup as the team's regular left fielder in 2015.

2014

Granderson had an amazingly star-crossed year in 2013, missing half the season with a forearm injury sustained when he was hit by a pitch in spring training, then breaking a finger when he was again hit by a pitch just eight games after his return. The Mets signed Granderson to a four-year, $60 million deal in December, a change that removes the short-porch in right field that Granderson enjoyed during his time playing half of his games at Yankee Stadium. A heavy pull hitter, Granderson's low average in 2012 and 2013 may be indicative of things to come thanks to the defensive shifts that opposing teams utilize against him, but with health, a return to the 25-30 homer range in the heart of the Mets' order seems reachable.

2013

Granderson's power numbers have made his low batting averages tolerable, even as his overall production decreased dramatically between 2011 and 2012. He hit just .187 over August and September of last season, struck out 195 times on the year, lost 45 points of OBP and 105 points of OPS over 2011, and stole just 10 bases after putting up 25 the previous year. Granderson is likely to be out through mid-May after breaking his forearm while being hit by a pitch, but it's the type of injury that should allow him to return at full strength once the bone heals. He should still put up 20-25 home runs when he returns, albeit with a low batting average and overall declining skills.

2012

Granderson had an unbelievable 2011, hitting 41 homers, driving in 119, stealing 25 bases and leading the majors by a significant margin with 136 runs scored.  Much was made of Granderson's work with hitting coach Kevin Long starting in late 2010, and the improvement he made against lefties in particular is very real, as he hit .272 with 16 homers in 191 at bats against lefthanders.  Granderson remains something of a batting average liability, hitting .262 in 2011 after languishing in the .240s the previous two years. While some regression is likely, Granderson has taken a legitimate step forward, and should remain one of the top outfielders chosen on draft day.

2011

Nine home runs in August helped masked what was a somewhat lackluster debut in pinstripes for Granderson. His batting average sunk even further from a disappointing 2009 mark (to .247), and for much of the year he didn't demonstrate the type of power many expected from him in hitter-friendly Yankee Stadium. However, the mechanical tweak that led to his hot August is reason for optimism entering 2011, and a healthier campaign (he was limited to 136 games last season) should improve his hitting totals. You'll still probably have to deal with some batting average woes, however.

2010

Many looked at Granderson’s 2009 campaign as a disappointment due to his lackluster .249 batting average, but the center fielder still managed to help out fantasy owners by connecting for a career-high 30 home runs along with 20 stolen bases. The drop in battling average was due to an atrocious .183 clip against lefties. Granderson struggled against southpaws earlier in his career, but he managed to hit .259 against them in 2008, so a bounce back in batting average is possible. Granderson will once again be a top-notch fantasy option due to his power/speed combination, and his value should increase -- likely with more runs scored in a potent Yankees lineup -- even with the possible struggles in batting average.

2009

Granderson took another step forward last season despite missing time with a broken hand to begin the year. He fell only one home run short of his 2007 total in 59 fewer at-bats, and also improved his eye at the plate, cutting down on his strikeouts while increasing his walks. Granderson also had his best season ever against left-handed pitching, posting a .259 average with five home runs. That helps to alleviate some of our concerns from years past that Granderson might be destined to be platooned. The only area where Granderson regressed was with his stolen base output. He could swipe a few more bags this season but Granderson's production at the plate makes him valuable even if he settles in around 10-15 stolen bases again this year.

2008

Granderson was able to cut down on his strikeouts last year, leading to quite the breakthrough season. He still struggled against lefties however, hitting only .160 in 119 at-bats. The Tigers did platoon Granderson somewhat last season but they may have to consider going with something a bit more strict down the road as he's showing very few signs of improvement. He's also a bit miscast as a leadoff hitter and probably should move down in the order although that doesn't appear to be in Detroit's plans for 2008.

2007

Granderson won the starting center field job in Detroit last spring and was installed as the team's leadoff hitter mostly because they lacked any other solid candidates for the job. He performed well in his first year in the majors but he'd really be better off hitting lower in the order since his excessive strikeout numbers often had the Tigers starting innings with one out. Granderson doesn't stand out in any specific category but is a solid outfielder who provides a little pop and a few stolen bases. If he can cut down on the strikeouts a bit he might even contribute with a better average in 2007.

2006

Granderson has been penciled in as a nearly full-time center fielder for the Tigers this season. He'll lose some at-bats to the speedy Nook Logan, but since Granderson is the superior hitter, he'll end up with the vast majority of playing time. Granderson flashed some solid power in limited at-bats last season but never really got his running game going after swiping 22 bags at Triple-A. He may run a bit more as he gets more comfortable in the majors.

2005

Granderson is widely considered the Tigers top hitting prospect and should start the 2005 season at Triple-A Toledo. If he performs well, he could get called up to the majors early in the season, where the Tigers will give him a chance to show he's ready. When the Tigers finally tire of Alex Sanchez, Granderson should get the call.