Originally written on FF Locker Room  |  Last updated 10/23/14
The New York Yankees got a shot in the arm with the return of outfield Curtis Granderson to their lineup on Tuesday. Granderson went 0-3 with a run scored in the Yankees 4-3 win over the Seattle Mariners. Granderson had previously been out with a fractured right forearm. By all accounts, Granderson looked okay out there, although the Yankees preferred to keep Brett Gardner in centerfield for defensive purposes. The key is to keep an eye on Granderson’s power, with forearm weakness following a fracture very likely to slow down a hitter’s power. If Grandy shows that he can hit the gaps and turn well on the ball to take advantage of the short porch in right at Yankees Stadium, fantasy owners could expect a 25-30 HR season despite the fact that he missed the first 5 weeks of the season. Bat control and grip strength could be issues once fatigue has a chance to set in, but with no reported setbacks from yesterday’s return, expect Granderson to slowly regain his form and (hopefully) be th...
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