Nationals vs. Mets: Position-by-Position Breakdown

Washington Nationals v Atlanta Braves

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Right Field — Bryce Harper vs. Curtis Granderson

Yeah…moving on.

Harper is either the best or second-best player on the planet depending on how much stock you put in “playing the game the right way.” Granderson had a resurgent season in 2015. From 2012 to 2014, Granderson slashed a very pedestrian .229/.322/.436 with 70 home runs in 376 games. His power numbers in Yankee Stadium seemed mostly a product of the short porch and favorable wind patterns that turn routine fly balls into wall-scraping homers. Granderson hit .259/.364/.457 with 26 home runs. He was virtually useless against lefties, however, batting just .183 with 48 strikeouts in 126 at-bats against them. A platoon with Juan Lagares might make a little sense for Granderson and the Mets.

Last year was a step in the right direction for Granderson, but he’s obviously no match for Harper.

The Verdict: Harper

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