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Yasmani Grandal | Catcher | #9

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (12) / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored during Wednesday's loss to the Marlins.
He cracked a solo shot off starter Elieser Hernandez to get the Dodgers on the scoreboard in the fourth inning. He drove in Joc Pederson with a single in the sixth frame. Grandal is having the best season of his career up to this point, slashing a fine .278/.383/.516 with seven homers, 26 RBI and 21 runs scored in 38 games. He slid down the board in drafts this year because many assumed Austin Barnes would get most of the playing time behind the plate for the Dodgers, but that has not been the case. Grandal leads Barnes in plate appearances 149 to 83. May 16 - 10:40 PM

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Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in a loss to the Reds on Sunday.

Grandal took Reds starter Luis Castillo deep in the seventh inning, his sixth homer in 36 games this year. He's got 24 RBI and 19 runs scored as well. There was talk of Austin Barnes splitting time and possibly supplanting Grandal as the team's primary catcher this year, but Grandal has forced his way into the lineup on a regular basis. The 29-year-old is hitting .275/.385/.500 on the year.
May 13 - 9:15 PM

Yasmani Grandal finished 2-for-4 with a solo home run, a walk and two RBI in Tuesday's 8-5 loss against the Diamondbacks.

Grandal opened the month of May by going hitless across his first 14 at-bats to drop his average from .315 to .272. His fantasy owners hope that his first multi-hit game of the month will get him going again. Despite the recent power outage he still leads all National League catchers with 23 RBI.
May 9 - 3:29 AM

Yasmani Grandal drove in a run on a sacrifice fly on Wednesday in Arizona for his 21st RBI of the season.

Grandal finished 0-for-2 with a walk and a strikeout. Despite the hitless night he is still slashing .301/.400/.527 and he is up to 21 RBI, tied for seventh in the National League in the category. Not much has gone right for the Dodgers so far this season, but Grandal is tied for second in the majors in RBI among all catchers.
May 3 - 2:18 AM

Yasmani Grandal went 3-for-3 in an 8-5 loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Grandal registered two doubles in this one, which gives him nine two-baggers on the season. That raises his average up to .315 on the season, and his OPS is now up to .953 on the season. Expect some regression, but it's very tough to argue with the results right now, especially when you consider he's doing this from the catcher position.
May 1 - 1:23 AM

Yasmani Grandal delivered a two-run double in the sixth inning on Sunday, helping to lead the Dodgers to a 4-3 victory over the Nationals.

Grandal got the Dodgers on the board with a two-run double off of Jeremy Hellickson in the sixth inning, sparking a three-run rally that would eventually springboard the Dodgers to victory. He also drew a walk in the contest, finishing the night 1-for-3. The hard-hitting backstop has been the Dodgers' biggest weapon on offense this season, slashing .349/.446/.587 with three homers and 16 RBI.
Apr 22 - 11:34 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-2 with a walk and a run scored in Saturday's 4-0 victory against the Nationals.

Grandal has hit safely in 10 straight games, going 14-for-40 (.350) with six runs scored, two homers, 11 RBI and five walks during the impressive streak. He'll work against RHP Jeremy Hellickson on Sunday in the series finale. He doesn't have a long history against the righty, but he is 3-for-6 with a double and a solo home run in their brief encounters.
Apr 22 - 3:21 AM

Yasmani Grandal drove in five runs and hit a grand slam on Monday in a 10-3 crushing of the Padres on Monday.

Grandal's grand slam came off of Kazuhisa Makita in the ninth inning, and it's the third homer of the season for the backstop. He also drove in Cody Bellinger on an RBI double, and now owns a 1.111 OPS on the season. You can't have much better of a start than this, and it's going to be tough for Austin Barnes to break into the starting lineup if Grandal keeps hitting.
Apr 17 - 1:21 AM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Sunday.

He'll sit in favor of Austin Barnes. The Dodgers are facing Zack Godley and the Diamondbacks.
Apr 15 - 1:42 PM

Yasmani Grandal finished Wednesday's home loss against the Athletics with three hits, including a double and a solo home run, across four at-bats.

Grandal was one of the only Dodgers to bring his hitting shoes to Chavez Ravine, and he and Matt Kemp accounted for half of the team's hits in the 16-6 loss. He is 10-for-26 (.385) with five runs scored, two doubles, two homers and five RBI in seven outings in April. Grandal is off to a strong start which is good news for him and his fantasy owners as he tries to keep Austin Barnes from carving into his playing time.
Apr 12 - 3:10 AM

Yasmani Grandal hit a two-run homer and picked up two more hits in an extra-innings loss to the Diamondbacks on Monday.

Grandal's homer was his first on the 2018 campaign, and it came in the opening inning against Taijuan Walker with one runner on. Grandal has gotten off to a strong start to the season, which bodes well in his battle to hold off Austin Barnes as the starting backstop for the Dodgers. When he's in the lineup against right-handed pitching, he's worth consideration in DFS leagues.
Apr 3 - 3:41 AM

Yasmani Grandal reached base three times Thursday in the Dodgers’ season-opening loss to the Giants.

Grandal went 2-for-3 with a walk and two singles. He came up with a runner on in the ninth but struck out against Giants closer Hunter Strickland. Grandal’s power is well-documented, but it will be difficult to trust him in fantasy while he’s splitting time with Austin Barnes behind the plate.
Mar 29 - 10:34 PM

Yasmani Grandal hit his third homer of the spring and drove in five runs in a 13-7 victory over the Rockies on Sunday in the Cactus League.

The homer was a grand slam that came off of Austin House in the fourth inning with one out, and it was his third homer of the Cactus League. After a shaky start, Grandal has really come on as of late, and has his OPS up to .893 so far. He's likely going to split time with Austin Barnes, but he can still be an effective fantasy option because of the power from the left side.
Mar 11 - 7:40 PM

Yasmani Grandal hit his first homer of the spring on Sunday in a 9-3 victory over the Giants in the Cactus League.

The homer came off of Tony Watson in the top of the third inning. Grandal, 29, got off to an 0-for-11 start this spring, but has been much better with the bat over the last few games. He's trying to hold off Austin Barnes to be the everyday backstop for the Dodgers, and if he can win the job, his power from the left side make him a fantasy option. You just have to be aware that a timeshare with Barnes is likely.
Mar 4 - 7:01 PM

Yasmani Grandal doubled, drew a walk, and scored a run Friday against the White Sox.

Grandal has been slow to get going this spring, as he entered Friday’s action 0-for-11 with seven strikeouts, so it was an encouraging day at the plate for him. While Grandal lost playing time to Austin Barnes down the stretch last season and into the postseason, the expectation is that he’ll receive most of the starts against right-handed starters to begin the year.
Mar 2 - 10:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Cody Bellinger
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Chris Taylor
2Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
2Max Muncy
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Walker Buehler
7Ross Stripling
8Brock Stewart
9Julio Urias
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Josh Fields
4Tony Cingrani
5Scott Alexander
6Tom Koehler
7J.T. Chargois
8Daniel Hudson
9Erik Goeddel