• The Grandbimo

    Posted by on April 25th, 2011 · Comments (4)

    Most HR in baseball since Auust 12, 2010:

    Player			G	AB	HR
    Jose	Bautista	 	67	236	26
    Troy	Tulowitzki	67	257	24
    Albert	Pujols		68	252	21
    Curtis	Granderson	59	230	21
    Jay	Bruce		47	182	17
    David	Wright		67	254	17
    Alex	Rodriguez		44	164	17
    Miguel	Cabrera		61	221	17
    Paul	Konerko		62	237	16
    Ryan	Braun		66	253	16
    Matt	Kemp		65	253	15
    Pat	Burrell		63	202	15
    Jayson	Werth		63	241	14
    Ryan	Raburn		56	247	14
    Adrian	Beltre		64	243	14
    Buster	Posey		63	245	14
    Mike	Napoli		45	155	13
    Mike	Stanton		59	219	13
    Joey	Votto		63	228	13
    Hunter	Pence		70	278	13
    Mark	Teixeira		64	238	13
    Jim	Thome		42	134	12
    Drew	Stubbs		62	239	12
    Dan	Uggla		70	266	12
    Russell	Branyan		38	149	12
    Pablo	Sandoval		55	206	12
    Nelson	Cruz		52	200	12
    Jorge	Posada		49	179	12
    Carlos	Lee		71	274	12
    Robbien	Cano		66	268	12
    Jed	Lowrie		44	177	12
    Kelly	Johnson		61	248	12
    Victor	Martinez		61	242	12

    Is Curtis Granderson the best slugging Yankees CF since Bobby Murcer?

    Comments on The Grandbimo

    1. Evan3457
      April 25th, 2011 | 10:05 pm

      Possible, but Bernie in his prime was as powerful.

      And the league hasn’t really adjusted to Granderson’s adjustments yet. We won’t know how much of this power surge he’ll retain until (if) they do.

    2. April 26th, 2011 | 7:18 am

      @ Evan3457:I figured Murcer since Bernie never hit more than 30 HRs in a season and was really more of a low 20′s guy, most of the time.

    3. Evan3457
      April 26th, 2011 | 10:22 am

      Bernie had a run of 6 seasons where his SLG was .546, and his ISO was .225. He averaged 64 EBH and 26 HR in his prime.

      Bobby Murcer was my first “home grown” Yankee hero (Stottlemyre was already on the team by the time I became a fan in 1967), but his power was, to a significant extent, the product of the porch in right field in the old Stadium. Of the 129 home runs he hit in his peak years from 1969-1973, 78 were at home, only 51 on the road. His slugging percentage on the road in those 5 seasons was only .424.

      By way of contrast, Bernie’s SLG on the road in his 7 peak seasons was .531. People forget how strong Bernie was; he hit some really, really long shots on occasion. He just chose to maintain a more line-drive stroke and a high batting average; he hit a combined .323 over those 7 seasons. He really was a GREAT player for those peak seasons.

      I’m not prepared to declare victory with Granderson either; he has to prove this power surge is real over the long haul, especially when teams figure out what he’s changed, and make adjustments to counter it.

    4. Evan3457
      April 26th, 2011 | 10:27 am

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      @ Evan3457:I figured Murcer since Bernie never hit more than 30 HRs in a season and was really more of a low 20′s guy, most of the time.

      Oh, and Murcer only hit 30+ HR’s once himself, 33 in 1972 (which was a helluva lot of HRs then, I think he was 2nd in the league to Bill Melton of the White Sox). Murcer’s other HR totals for the Yanks from 1969-1973: 26, 23, 25 and 22. He did hit 23 with the Giants in 1976 and 27 with the Cubs in 1977, then started to decline…at age 32.

      Of course, HR totals in the mid-20′s meant a lot more in 1970 than they did in the Steroid Era.

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