Curtis Granderson, The Right Man Against Lefties

My latest effort on BaseballAnalytics.org traces the incredible transition of Curtis Granderson since the start of last season.

Granderson’s ability to now hit lefties is just another reason why the Texas Rangers would prefer to face the Boston Red Sox in the postseason.

Excerpt:

Watching Granderson’s improvement has been dramatic. Let me remind you that on July 7 of last season he was hitting .225 and hitting seventh in the Yankee lineup.

HERE’S WHAT GRANDERSON LOOKED LIKE UP TO JULY 7 LAST SEASON:

Granderson was hitting a weak .225

Granderson only had 8 doubles, 4 triples, and 7 homers.

BUT IT WAS HIS INABILITY TO HIT LEFTIES THAT WAS KILLING HIM:

Granderson was .198 against lefties

GRANDY THIS SEASON AGAINST LEFTIES:

Now Granderson is hitting .281 against lefties and .281 against righties

Of his 35 homers this season, 13 are against lefties.