Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 4/28/14
It has been a rough start to the season for two-thirds of Sandy Alderson’s “big” free agency acquisitions.  While Bartolo Colon has gotten off to a decent start, Chris Young and Curtis Granderson have stumbled somewhat in the early going. Young’s struggles have been much less alarming than Grandersons, mostly because of the much smaller sample size involved, but also the presence of some kind of process.  Take his 11 pitch at bat Sunday against Tom Koehler for example.  Young laid off pitches outside of the zone, fouled off several others and it resulted in a long home run. He is pretty much who we thought he is: a player who will hit for a low average (.194) and good power (.194 ISO) and play a better defense than Lucas Duda.  As the sample size grows, Young’s batting average should regress toward his career numbers somewhere in the .220 to .230 range, and if it does, he should have a solid season. On the other hand, Granderson has a little bit of a larger sample to g...
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