Ellsbury stole 70 bases in 2009. He hit 32 home runs in 2011.
His home run totals from 2011 fall nine shy of Granderson's, but he did have a 59-point advantage in batting average and maintained a .552 SLG, which matches the Yankee's precisely.
As with Granderson, the question is, can Ellsbury match his 2011 power totals. Once again, I am skeptical. However, I do believe 20 home runs a year is reasonable.
If he can hit 20 home runs, steal 40 bases, hit for average and play a Gold Glove center field, that will do just fine.
Ellsbury ranks as the best center fielder in the AL East entering the 2012 season.
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