Diamond Cutter Scouting Report: Curtis Granderson

Granderson is a premier leadoff hitter (Keith Allison/Flickr).

Name: Curtis Granderson
Number: 28
Position: Center Field
Born: 3/16/81
Bats: Left
Throws: Right
Height: 6′1″
Weight: 185
Debut: 9/13/04

Scouting Report: Granderson has made a name for himself as a six-hole hitter in the lead off spot. He has a short, quick stroke and loves fastballs up in the zone. Drives the ball hard very well from left-center on around to right. He struggles mightily versus left handed pitching and tends to have a tough time with breaking stuff. These two items cause him to strikeout way too much, especially for a lead off hitter. He does run very well which helps his lead off spot by stealing bases and stretching hits into an extra base.

Granderson flows so naturally out in center by using his speed to generate good jumps and taking good routes to the ball. Does better going back and side to side than he does coming straight in as he tends to be a little late on balls in front of him as his first instinct is usually to head straight back. He also has a pretty good arm which helps him cut down runners in the gap.

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