Comments on: Granderson’s Strange Season http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11220 This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.6 By: RobMer http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11220/comment-page-1#comment-115479 Wed, 25 May 2011 18:27:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11220#comment-115479 @20 and @22, since Raphy posted this yesterday, Curtis Granderson has hit three doubles in five PAs. My guess is he's not even on the list anymore!

@29, you're right, YS is good for Granderson from a HR perspective, although not from an overall power perspective. He has the perfect swing for the park, but Yankee Stadium does decrease doubles and triples. What the short porch in right gives, it takes away in other ways, which may be contributing to his lower doubles on some level. Overall, though, he was hitting better away from Yankee Stadium, but that should normalize over the course of the season.

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By: Voomo Zanzibar http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11220/comment-page-1#comment-115441 Wed, 25 May 2011 16:32:43 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11220#comment-115441 Yankees are far and away #1 in homers.
And they are dead last in doubles.

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By: Dan http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11220/comment-page-1#comment-115415 Wed, 25 May 2011 15:13:34 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11220#comment-115415 Granderson's 2007 with Tigers was incredible, a 4x20 guy. But then his difficulties vs. lefties worsened - which paved the way for trade to Yanks. YS is perfect for Curtis from a power perspective. The lack of doubles is confusing considering he can still hit those triples - and maybe that's part of it; other guys would stop at second while he steams around to third.

FWIW - Johnny Damon had some inflated homer totals also with YS as his home ballpark, but they went down at Comerica Park. If it were configured like YS, he might still be in a Tiger uniform.

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By: John Q http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11220/comment-page-1#comment-115397 Wed, 25 May 2011 14:24:44 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11220#comment-115397 I think part of it is that Granderson was kind of underrated playing in Detroit from 06-09. He was a heck of a player in '07-08. He essentially had the same season in '07 as NL MVP Jimmy Rollins.

From '06-09, Granderson had a 18.2 WAR good for 15th overall in the majors.

From '07-08, Granderson ranked 11th in WAR with a 11.5.

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By: mccombe35 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11220/comment-page-1#comment-115349 Wed, 25 May 2011 05:24:07 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11220#comment-115349 Thought Frank Thomas '05 or '06 would be up here for sure.

Just missed.

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By: Sohbet http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11220/comment-page-1#comment-115348 Wed, 25 May 2011 05:13:20 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11220#comment-115348 @23, John Autin, not sure if it's overthinking, but I wonder if it's too small of a sample size to have meaning

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By: Bradley http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11220/comment-page-1#comment-115345 Wed, 25 May 2011 04:45:02 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11220#comment-115345 I saw that Josh Wilson was released yesterday and noticed something interesting about him. He had 14 BBs and 12 HBPs. It's very rare for a hitter to have a nearly 1:1 ratio for walks to hit by pitches.

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By: MikeD http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11220/comment-page-1#comment-115344 Wed, 25 May 2011 04:17:32 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11220#comment-115344 @23, John Autin, not sure if it's overthinking, but I wonder if it's too small of a sample size to have meaning. Perhaps a compare group might be interesting. And by that, I mean how do players perform overall in 4-hit games? Before you mentioned Granderson's numbers, I would have guessed that hitters' HR and doubles would come in at a higher percentage, not lower!

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By: John Autin http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11220/comment-page-1#comment-115334 Wed, 25 May 2011 03:07:11 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11220#comment-115334 @22, MikeD -- Interesting that Granderson had 4 hits tonight but no HRs. In his 12 games of 4+ hits (including 2 5-hit games), he has just 2 HRs. Granderson's career ratio of hits to HRs is 6 to 1, but in his 4-hit games it's 25 to 1.

By contrast, in his 308 games with exactly 1 hit, he has 53 HRs -- virtually the same as his career ratio.

His rate of doubles is also lower in his 4-hit games, with 6 doubles out of 50 hits, or 12%. His career rate is 17%. In 308 1-hit games, he has 50 doubles.

But perhaps I'm overthinking this....

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By: MikeD http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/archives/11220/comment-page-1#comment-115323 Wed, 25 May 2011 02:27:58 +0000 http://www.baseball-reference.com/blog/?p=11220#comment-115323 @20, I just checking the boxscore from tonight's Yankee-Blue Jay game and I see Granderson collected four hits, one of which was a double, so perhaps we should check back next week. You might be right.

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