3. Curtis Granderson
Many a time the Mets fan has called the New York radio station to piss and moan about one Curtis Granderson. The former Yankee, who was brought in to hit the home run out of the ballpark, simply couldn’t find his power stroke at Citi Field.
Something interesting happened to begin 2015. Juan Lagares, failed as the leadoff hitter for the club (despite the Mets trying to shoehorn him into the spot). This forced Granderson to assume that responsibility.
He’s been phenomenal all season long.
Granderson shows great patience and table-setting abilities. Sure, he still strikes out a ton, but what Grandy did in Game 2 of the NLCS fits what he’s done all season long perfectly.
First, he lead-off the game with a base-hit. Then, scored on a David Wright double. Later on he completely manufactured a run single-handedly by stealing third base and allowing Yoenis Cespedes to knock him in on an infield hit.
And oh yeah, he made this catch to rob Chris Coughlin of a home run: