Better than last year.
Talk about another coming out season, Curtis Granderson of the Detroit Tigers was never what you would call a slouch, even when in a slump, but the 2009 season looks to be his year as he is on track to surpass last year if that is possible. Batting only .264, this wonâ€™t get you into the hitterâ€™s hall of fame; we have to look at the whole picture. He is Detroitâ€™s leadoff hitter because of his speed yet he leads the team in home runs with 16. He has 39 RBIâ€™s and 41 runs scored not to mention 21 triples and its only June. In 2008 he hit 23 triples falling one short of the 24 that Ty Cobb hit in 1917. Noted for speed not power he has a career 88 home runs, a batting average of .278 which in and of its self is not great but he has a career on base average of .349 and a SLG percentage of .494; I guess he could be noted for being a slugger. When we consider his age, 25 years old, it is jumping the gun speaking of career numbers. Barring injury his career is just beginning.
I know the feeling . We have a player on the Indians, although I have to say last place Indians, that stirred up that kind of emotion here. His name is Grady Sizemore. Plus he is a Gold Glover in centerfield. The thing is, he plays all the time and strikes out allot. I think the playing time wore him down and he just came off the DL. His stats are way down, even before the injury. Low average, caught stealing allot. Do you know how quick the game can turn on these guys? Wow ! Enjoy Granderson. He is a super talent. And congrats on the Tigers rebounding this year. Since the Tribe can't win the division, I am rooting for the Tigers.I love the ball park there too. And I hate the Whitesox and their manager. Sorry, Chicago fans. Nothing personal.