Center Field: Curtis Granderson vs Dexter Fowler
If this was the Curtis Granderson that had performed in the post season for his time in pinstripes, it would have definitely hindered his chances on winning this position battle. His two-out bases clearing double in Game 3 gave Citi Field its biggest postseason hit to date. Yankee fans grew tiresome of both the Grandy-can man as NYY’s radio personality John Sterling would call him, and hitting coach Kevin Long. It seems that the two are inseparable and have game-planned together in bringing success to the Mets top of the lineup.
Dexter Fowler’s game, I think, is very comparable to Granderson’s. Both players are their team’s lead-off hitters who play fairly stout defense while manning the outfield. He is also a new face in this year’s 2015 Cubs team and his post season statistics going forward may dictate in whether Theo Epstein wants to bring him back for another year.
Winner: Curtis Granderson
Lineup: Mets win, 4-3-1