("Base hits? Groundouts to third? Sorry. Fresh outta those.")
I've been having a bit of fun with the Curtis Granderon "not a home run hitter" theme in the past week or so. I find it amusing that Curtis is still so adamant about NOT being a home run hitter, like it's some kind of pock mark on his statistical profile and reputation. Being known as a guy who produces the best possible offensive outcome when he steps to the plate with great regularity is easily one of the best compliments that you can be given as an offensive player, so it entertains me every time he smacks one, knowing that the topic will come up postgame and I'll get the chance to read his response and chuckle to myself.
If Curtis doesn't want to be labeled as a home run hitter, more power to him. But one trend that is undeniable is his movement towards becoming a much higher "Three True Outcomes" hitter since his well-documented hitting therapy session with Kevin Long in 2010.