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Yasmani Grandal | Catcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Dodgers acquired C Yasmani Grandal and RHPs Joe Wieland and Zach Eflin from the Padres in exchange for OF Matt Kemp, C Tim Federowicz and cash considerations.
Grandal came on strong at the end of last season as he further distanced himself from ACL surgery, hitting .291/.408/.519 with four homers in September. The switch-hitting catcher has plenty of upside offensively and the Dodgers are hoping he'll help offset some of the offense they'll lose by trading away Kemp. Dec 18 - 11:35 PM

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ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Padres "have gotten more aggressive" in trade talks involving Yasmani Grandal.

The Padres have good organizational depth at catcher, so they can part with Grandal comfortably if it allows them to make a significant upgrade at an area of need. Grandal showed some promise this past season in his return from ACL surgery, posting a .728 OPS, 15 home runs, 19 doubles, and 49 RBI in 128 games.
Dec 1 - 11:22 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Padres are getting a "ton of inquiries" on their catchers.

This group includes Yasmani Grandal, Rene Rivera, and prospect Austin Hedges. Grandal finished strong and Rivera launched 11 home runs in 103 games this season, so the Padres could cash in on their surplus to upgrade in other areas. Hedges struggled with the bat this year in Double-A, but still has a strong defensive reputation and is regarded as the Padres' catcher of the future. It's unlikely they'll move him unless they get a major piece in return.
Nov 26 - 8:25 AM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that the Padres are listening to trade offers for catchers Yasmani Grandal and Rene Rivera.

Grandal had a strong second half as he further distanced himself from ACL surgery, but many of his starts down the stretch came at first base. Rivera has more of a backup profile but slugged 11 homers this past season. The Padres have top prospect Austin Hedges not far away from his debut and it sounds like they might want to clear some room for him.
Nov 14 - 9:20 AM

Yasmani Grandal blasted two homers and drove in five runs on Thursday but the Padres fell to the Giants 9-8.

Grandal finished 2-for-5, and is now 8-for-21 (.381) with 10 RBI, four doubles and three homers in his most recent work against San Francisco. Unfortunately, Grandal has to play against other teams. His lack of consistent offensive value is more pronounced at first base, where he's playing in Yonder Alonso's absence. He's batting .222/.323/.401 this year.
Sep 26 - 2:08 AM

Yasmani Grandal doubled and had three RBI as the Padres bested the Giants 8-2 on Sunday.

Grandal brought home a run with a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning before belting a two-run double in the seventh. Grandal has now doubled in three straight contests and has scored a run in four straight games. The catcher, who has filled in at first base in Yonder Alonso's absence, is batting a paltry .219/.316/.388 overall this year.
Sep 21 - 10:35 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-5 on Monday against the Diamondbacks.

Both hits were singles. Grandal also scored a run. Despite having a name that reminds one of reading 'Beowulf' in high school, Grandal has not shown the ability to set fear into the hearts of men this season. He has mostly been slayed by his starting pitching foes, slashing just .211/.306/.370.
Sep 1 - 8:13 PM

Yasmani Grandal hit a walk-off RBI single in the 12th inning to help the Padres overcome the Dodgers on Friday.

Grandal was 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in the game prior to his single. The 25-year-old has otherwise had a tough season, slashing .210/.309/.372 with 11 home runs and 34 RBI in 337 plate appearances.
Aug 30 - 2:26 AM

Yasmani Grandal homered and had four RBI, and the Padres beat the Diamondbacks 7-4 on Sunday.

Grandal drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the first inning before swatting a three-run homer in the fifth. The home run was his 11th of the season. Despite the occasional power, it's been a forgettable year for the 25-year-old, who is hitting .204/.302/.376.
Aug 24 - 9:22 PM

Yasmani Grandal smacked a pinch-hit solo homer Friday against the Cardinals.

Grandal went deep on back-to-back days from July 19-20, but he was hitting just .174 (8-for-46) with zero homers over his last 18 games coming into Friday's action. The 25-year-old backstop is batting .209/.310/.379 with 10 homers and 27 RBI over 91 games this season.
Aug 16 - 1:05 AM

Yasmani Grandal went 0-for-1 with a walk in his return to action Saturday.

Grandal hasn't started since Wednesday due to fluid buildup in his surgically-repaired right knee, but the Padres don't think it's a long-term issue. He's expected to sit out again Sunday but should be back in the lineup shortly.
Aug 3 - 4:51 AM

Yasmani Grandal was scratched from Thursday's lineup because of fluid buildup in his surgically-repaired right knee.

It's a bit of a red flag, but Padres manager Bud Black insists that Grandal will be fine. Consider the catcher day-to-day.
Jul 31 - 6:55 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 and hit his eighth homer Saturday against the Mets.

It's the third time in four games that Grandal has started at first. He's hit .293 with two homers in 41 at-bats this month, so the bat is picking up. It will be interesting to see if the Padres start having him catch more than Rene Rivera during the final two months. He's capable of being a very good hitter for a catcher, but he doesn't figure to hit enough to make it as a first baseman.
Jul 20 - 12:05 AM

Yasmani Grandal hit his seventh home run of the season in Sunday's loss to the Giants.

Grandal hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning off former closer Sergio Romo, pulling the Padres to within two runs. The homer was his first since June 12. The catcher has been an offensive disappointment this season, batting just .206/.296/.377 with 19 RBI in 64 games.
Jul 6 - 11:06 PM

Making just his third start of the month, Yasmani Grandal homered Thursday against the Phillies.

Even with Nick Hundley gone, Grandal has been taking a backseat to Rene Rivera of late. It doesn't make a whole lot of sense to us; the Padres are going nowhere this year and Grandal should be getting all of the playing time his body can handle after he missed most of last year. He's been a disappointment with his .187 average, but why would anyone expect consistency from him when he's playing once or twice a week?
Jun 12 - 4:34 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Jamie Romak
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Justin Turner
3Alex Guerrero
4Enrique Hernandez
SS1Jimmy Rollins
2Darwin Barney
3Erisbel Arruebarrena
3B1Juan Uribe
LF1Carl Crawford
2Chris Heisey
3Scott Van Slyke
4Scott Schebler
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Juan Nicasio
6Joe Wieland
7Zach Lee
8Chris Reed
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3J.P. Howell
4Brandon League
5Chris Hatcher
6Jamey Wright
7Pedro Baez
8Paco Rodriguez
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Daniel Coulombe
12Adam Liberatore
13Chris Withrow