July 16, 2010

The Grandy man can-not

Sam Borden over at LoHud made an excellent observation this morning about Curtis Granderson: His first-half/second-half splits are nearly identical for his career, meaning it doesn’t look good for the Grandy man this year. Here are the splits:

Curtis Granderson Career Splits Batting Average On-base Percentage Slugging Percentage
First Half .271 .342 .475
Second Half .268 .340 .480
2010 First Half .240 .309 .409
2010 Second Half ? ? ?

So should we be worried about Grandy? I think so. He’s normally a Nos. 7-8 hitter, so it’s not too big a concern. The fact is, a lot of people considered him the better candidate than Nick Johnson for the No. 2 spot in the order at the beginning of the year. That notion has been proven wrong, and he’s lucky to be included in the bottom of the order based on his production thus far.

On the other hand, let’s say he continues to play sub-par baseball for the rest of the year, but then turns red hot in the postseason. Is all forgiven? Absolutely.

Will the Grandy man turn his season around in the second half? If not, would you forgive him if he has a good postseason?

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