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Yasmani Grandal | Catcher | #9

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 launched his fifth home run of the season in Tuesday's game against the Cardinals.
Grandal has been lights out since April 29, going 26-for-64 (.406) with 10 doubles, two homers and 15 RBI to raise his average from a paltry .194 to .298. He has hit safely in five straight and 14 of the past 15 to emerge as a must-start fantasy option across all formats until he starts to cool. May 24 - 4:11 AM

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Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' starting lineup on Friday night.

Looks to be just a routine day of rest for the hard-hitting backstop. Austin Barnes is starting in his place behind the dish and will bat fifth against Justin Nicolino and the Marlins.
May 19 - 7:07 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

Grandal saw his nine-game hitting streak snapped with a pinch-hit strikeout on Tuesday, but was back at it once more in Wednesday's game, swatting a two-run double to right with two outs against Johnny Cueto (on a very good pitch, at that) in the first inning. Over his last 10 games, Grandal has raised his season-long triple-slash from .214/.302/.369 to .287/.357/.478.
May 17 - 6:41 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Rockies.

May 13 - 5:26 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday against the Rockies.

Grandal is sitting after starting the previous three games behind the plate. He's been on a roll lately, batting .455 with six RBI during his five-game hitting streak. Austin Barnes will catch for Hyun-Jin Ryu on Thursday night.
May 11 - 6:13 PM

Yasmani Grandal finished 3-for-3 with a double and a walk Wednesday versus the Pirates.

Grandal has come out of a two-week rut by going 8-for-13 with a homer and five RBI in his last three games. That's taken his OPS from .671 to .799.
May 11 - 2:07 AM

Yasmani Grandal finished 3-for-5 with a two-run shot off of Pirates SP Ivan Nova in Tuesday's game.

Grandal has hit well in the month of May to the tune of .304/.304/.478, popping a homer with six RBI through five games. He has raised his average 51 points in just six games since April 29. Despite the hot streak he remains more of a No. 2 fantasy backstop in most formats.
May 10 - 4:51 AM

Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

Grandal followed up a two-run double by Adrian Gonzalez with a two-run home run to put the exclamation point on a six-run fifth inning. For the season, the 28-year-old backstop is slashing .250/.368/.479 with three homers and six RBI across 48 at-bats. He has hit double-digit home runs in each of the last three seasons, topping out with 27 during the past campaign.
Apr 23 - 7:45 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks.

This will be the third time in a row Austin Barnes has caught for Kenta Maeda. That doesn't seem like a coincidence. Through his first 44 at-bats, Grandal is hitting .250 with two homers and four RBI. He should be back in the lineup for Sunday's series finale.
Apr 22 - 5:42 PM

Yasmani Grandal is not in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Padres.

This is just a standard off day for Grandal, no injury to report. Austin Barnes will fill in for him at catcher and is hitting eighth in Thursday's game.
Apr 6 - 1:17 PM

Yasmani Grandal had a two-run single Monday against the White Sox.

While Grandal has cooled down a bit in recent days, he has enjoyed a fine spring, hitting .314 (16-for-51) over 18 games. We don’t expect the .238 career hitter to maintain an average like that during the regular season, but his power and on-base ability comes in handy out of the catcher position.
Mar 27 - 7:14 PM

Yasmani Grandal finished 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI as the Dodgers bested the Reds 6-5 on Tuesday in Cactus League play.

Grandal contributed a two-run shot to the Dodgers' six-run fourth inning and then singled to lead off the bottom of the fifth. The star catcher is batting .433 with a 1.036 OPS through 30 at-bats in the Cactus League, though the home run Tuesday was his first of the spring.
Mar 14 - 7:36 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 and scored a run in a loss to the Rockies on Monday.

He singled in the fourth inning and came around to score on an error in the outfield. Grandal broke out in the power department last year, slugging 27 home runs and driving in 72 RBI in 126 games. Fantasy owners hope he finds a way to improve his .228 batting average though.
Feb 27 - 11:12 PM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday that Yasmani Grandal will be the team's everyday catcher.

"Yasi is our first-string catcher," Roberts said. "In a perfect world, it's just contingent on the schedule, and not left versus right." It will be a new role for Grandal, who has had to forfeit plenty of starts in the past to guys like A.J. Ellis. Grandal has never started more than 106 games behind the plate in a season, a total that he figures to blow past in 2017 if he can stay healthy. "If he can stay healthy" has been an issue for him, though. Austin Barnes will be Grandal's backup.
Feb 17 - 2:42 PM

Yasmani Grandal expects to report to spring training 20 pounds lighter than he was at this time last year and 10 pounds lighter than his normal playing weight.

Grandal gave up meat over the winter as he looked to shed a few pounds, although he admitted to being "a little worried" that he's too light and plans to add meat back to his diet this spring. The 28-year-old led all full-time catchers with 27 homers last season, so he probably doesn't want to change up his body composition too much.
Jan 29 - 10:37 AM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Cody Bellinger
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
4Andrew Toles
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
3Cody Bellinger
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Alex Wood
7Scott Kazmir
8Brock Stewart
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Adam Liberatore
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Ross Stripling
8Josh Fields
9Yimi Garcia
10Justin Marks
11Yasiel Puig