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Blue Jays mid-term report card: Grade Curtis Granderson’s first half

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Most of the Blue Jays players started the season cold and improved as the season has gone on. Curtis Granderson followed the opposite path to the mid-season.

At the end of April, Curtis was hitting .306/.434/.548 with 3 home runs, 14 walks and 20 strikeouts in 24 games. Since then, .205/.304/.379, with 6 home runs, 20 walks and 58 strikeouts in 54 games. I’m curious to see how his vote goes. I’ve always thought that making a good first impression makes people think that players have been better than their full season stats show.

As always he’s hit RHP (.243/.347/.347) better than LHP (.118/.286/.176) but he’s only had 22 PA against lefties.

FanGraphs has him at a 0.4 WAR.

I expected him to be better on the base paths than he’s shown, but then he is 37.

His defense hasn’t been great. FanGraphs has him at a -4.7 UZR/150 in the outfield. I didn’t think he looked that bad.

He seems like a great guy. A good leader on the team (for whatever that’s worth).

I’d like to see the team try to move him at the deadline, but I’m not sure who would be interested. I guess he could make a good fourth outfielder/pinch hitter type for someone.

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For the first half I would grade Curtis Granderon an

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    A
    (31 votes)
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    B+
    (72 votes)
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    B
    (183 votes)
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    C+
    (150 votes)
  • 14%
    C
    (107 votes)
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    C-
    (45 votes)
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