2013 Team: New York Yankees
2013 Stats: 61 GP, .229/.317/.407, 7 HR, 15 RBI
Curtis Granderson is coming off his shortest season since 2005. A guy who has proven his value when healthy dealt with injuries all year, right before he is set to hit free agency.
You'd think that such a bad season would lead to a small contract and that he would be underpaid. However, that will not be the case.
Granderson will turn 33 before the 2014 season begins, and he may have already peaked in his career.
The fact of the matter is that Granderson's injuries could hold him back for years to come, and if he leaves the Bronx, his production will drop off.
In 2011 and 2012, Granderson became a power hitter whose game centered around his ability to hit home runs instead of making contact and utilizing his speed. However, a big reason why his power numbers increased is because he was playing in the launching pad known as Yankee Stadium.
There were more home runs hit in Yankee Stadium than in any other ballpark in 2012, and Granderson took advantage of the hitter-friendly park. However, if he signs with another team, we could see his home run totals dip dramatically, leaving him as an average player being who will be paid like a power hitter.