I think many people would disagree that Granderson is our top prospect. In the OF we do have Espinosa, Clevlen, and Blue having excellent seasons. Granderson reminds me of a lefthanded Monroe. He can probably play all 3 OF spots but not really fast enough for CF in COPA. Has a little pop in his bat.
I think he is very tradeable right now if a package was put together for a proven player.
Let me rephrase myself and if you still disagree, thats your perogative. Granderson is currently our highest rated prospect in our farm system. That can change, I realize .... but its hard to rate the guys you mentioned above him considering they are all playing in lower minors than Granderson. Especially considering that Granderson is having his own good season! (I'm not saying that some of those others may not have higher ceilings though.) I will say this .... you are absolutely correct when you say that Granderson projects more as a corner outfielder. I think he would play respectfully in center in CoPa, but as long as Logan keeps playing well and constantly working to improve his game .... I don't see him snatching centerfield from him. Oh, and Monroe has quite a bit more power.
Edit: In the right package, yes he would be tradeable. He doesn't bring anything significantly different than guys we already have on the major league roster.
Really I would not trade Granderson now. I say this mainly because I think we still face a potentialproblem in the OF.
Entering this year I wondered if Maggs could face the rigors of playing OF everyday. HE is out with a non knee injury, but still that does not prove he is fit to be an everyday OF. I can see Maggs coming back and hitting well, but only able to play OF occasionaly. Then DY and MAggs can DH/1B. In that case Monroe/Nookie/Granderson are a very young OF. Then Shelton can be super sub backing up 1B/DH/C/3B/OF with Maggs playiing OF and Shelton 1B.
I also wonder how much an unproven Granderson will get? Also, how much do we have behind Granderson? Espinosa is a player I like, but he is repeaing AA and was out hit by Granderson soundly last year. Cleven and Blue, they are still at A, years away.
Before the injury last year, wasn't maggs a pretty good outfielder? Or was he only good compared to the rest of the Bite Kocks, who couldn't field their way out of a paper bag (was Jose Valentin even facing in the right direction most of the time?).
The hernia thing may just save Maggs's knees by giving him another half season to rest it.