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Curtis Granderson | Outfielder | #18

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (37) / 3/16/1981
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 199
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: UIC
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 3 (0) / DET
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Curtis Granderson hit a grand slam in the Blue Jay's rout of the Royals on Wednesday.
The Grandy man hit his slam in the bottom of the eighth inning against Justin Grimm. He also singled, and he drew two walks. What a sensational start to the season it's been for the veteran, who looks like a completely different player than the one we saw in the playoffs against the Dodgers. His .957 OPS is obviously unsustainable, but there's more juice left in Granderson than some might have anticipated. Apr 18 - 7:26 PM

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Curtis Granderson is not in the lineup for the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Royals.

It's the same lineup the Blue Jays intended to use before Monday's game was postponed. Granderson will sit against lefty Eric Skoglund while Teoscar Hernandez will start in left field and bat second.
Apr 17 - 12:06 PM

Curtis Granderson is not in Monday's lineup against the Royals.

He'll get a breather with lefty Eric Skoglund on the hill for Kansas City. Teoscar Hernandez will the start in left field and bat second.
Apr 16 - 3:52 PM

Curtis Granderson's first home run as a Blue Jay put them ahead for good in Tuesday's win over the Orioles.

The O's knotted the game up 1-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning, but Granderson took Darren O'Day deep with two out in the top of the ninth. Granderson also singled and walked on the night and is now sporting a robust .379/.471/.621 batting line. He'll go through one of his patented slumps eventually, but Granderson is looking deep-league viable for now.
Apr 10 - 9:54 PM

Curtis Granderson singled, walked twice and scored twice from the leadoff spot Monday against the Orioles.

Granderson, who sat out three games in a row against left-handers, was leading off for just the second time this year and the first time with Devon Travis also in the lineup (Travis, who opened up in the leadoff spot, hit eighth tonight). It's the right call for the Jays, and Granderson should continue to lead off against righties for the foreseeable future. However, since he's likely to sit against lefties and shouldn't hit for average, his mixed-league value is quite limited.
Apr 9 - 11:27 PM

Curtis Granderson tripled, doubled and scored twice as the Jays' leadoff man on Tuesday.

It was a planned day off for Devon Travis, so Granderson, who has been hitting fourth or fifth, moved to the top of the lineup. It'd make a lot of sense to keep him there against right-handers.
Apr 3 - 10:53 PM

Curtis Granderson went 2-for-3 with a homer and a walk Wednesday in the Jays' 13-4 rout of the Pirates.

Jays managed John Gibbons wanted Granderson to hit lower in the lineup, but it's going to be impossible to leave him out of the leadoff spot if this keeps up. He's hitting .333/.444/1.067 in 15 at-bats.
Mar 7 - 4:36 PM

Curtis Granderson hit a three-run homer Wednesday in the Blue Jays' 7-1 victory over the Phillies.

Granderson has homered in both of his appearances in the leadoff spot this spring. Of course, manager John Gibbons said a week ago that he didn't actually want to hit Granderson leadoff this year. It seems like an obvious choice to slot him in there against righties, though.
Feb 28 - 4:57 PM

Curtis Granderson hit a leadoff homer off the Phillies' Nick Pivetta on Friday.

Jays manager John Gibbons suggested before the game that he doesn't see Granderson as a leadoff hitter, even though Granderson seems to be the most obvious choice to occupy that spot against right-handers. Perhaps he'll reconsider as the spring goes along. There just aren't any prototypical leadoff men on the roster. Devon Travis could prove to be a nice fit up there, but at least against righties, he's not a better bet than Granderson from an OBP or slugging standpoint.
Feb 23 - 3:55 PM

Blue Jays signed OF Curtis Granderson to a one-year, $5 million contract.

This makes official what was reported last week by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Granderson turns 37 in March and limped to the finish line last season, ultimately finishing with a .212/.323/.452 batting line and 26 homers over 147 games. The Blue Jays suddenly have a bunch of moving pieces in their outfield, with Granderson likely to see most of his at-bats against right-handed starters.
Jan 23 - 11:03 AM

Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports that the Blue Jays have signed Curtis Granderson to a one-year, $5 million contract.

The deal is pending a physical and also includes incentives. Granderson will turn 37 in March and really struggled down the stretch with the Dodgers last season, finishing with a .212/.323/.452 batting line. However, he did pop 26 home runs and still draws plenty of walks. He'll be used in left or right field (or both) against right-handed pitching.
Jan 15 - 9:10 PM

Curtis Granderson plans on playing in 2018.

There has been some speculation about retirement for Granderson, but he isn't ready to walk away just yet. The 36-year-old amassed 26 homers with a .775 OPS over 147 games this season, but he was brutal after being traded from the Mets to the Dodgers and was even left off the World Series roster. He might have to settle for a diminished role wherever he lands.
Mon, Nov 6, 2017 02:30:00 PM

Curtis Granderson is not on the Dodgers' roster for the World Series against the Astros.

Granderson gets the boot after going just 1-for-15 with eight strikeouts through the NLDS and NLCS. Kyle Farmer is also off the roster while Corey Seager (back) and right-hander Brandon McCarthy are on.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 01:27:00 PM

Giants manager Dave Roberts announced that Curtis Granderson and Enrique Hernandez will platoon for the remainder of the season.

It makes sense, as Granderson hasn't played like a full-time player since he came over to the Dodgers, and Hernandez has shown the ability to handle left-handed pitching. It remains to be seen whether or not this platoon will remain in the postseason, but for now, you shouldn't expect Granderson to get many at-bats against southpaws for the remainder of 2017.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 09:18:00 PM

Curtis Granderson is out of the startling lineup against the Giants on Wednesday.

Granderson has struggled mightily with the bat since coming over to the Dodgers with a .107 batting average, but the day off has more to do with Matt Moore being a lefty than anything else. Enrique Hernandez gets the start in left field, and is batting seventh.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 06:47:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Russell Martin
2Luke Maile
1B1Justin Smoak
2B1Devon Travis
2Yangervis Solarte
3Gift Ngoepe
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Aledmys Diaz
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Steve Pearce
CF1Kevin Pillar
2Dalton Pompey
3Anthony Alford
RF1Randal Grichuk
DH1Kendrys Morales
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Marco Estrada
2Aaron Sanchez
3Marcus Stroman
4J.A. Happ
5Jaime Garcia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Roberto Osuna
2Danny Barnes
3Ryan Tepera
4Aaron Loup
5Seung Hwan Oh
6Tyler Clippard
7John Axford
8Tim Mayza