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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 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

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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

Andy McCullough of the Los Angeles Times writes that Yasmani Grandal "appears positioned as the primary backstop" this season for the Dodgers.

McCullough adds that Grandal is "expected to receive most of the starts against right-handed pitchers" and Austin Barnes "will again start against left-handed pitchers." Manager Dave Roberts also indicated Saturday that Grandal is in line for more playing time. "Yasmani obviously had more opportunities, more at-bats, more playing time [in 2017]— and I see that again," Roberts said. "But Austin has earned the right to get opportunities." Barnes was the team's primary catcher in the playoffs last season and Grandal's name popped up in trade rumors, leading many to believe Barnes would enter spring training at the top of the depth chart. That's obviously not how the Dodgers see it, though. Both could have fantasy value in 2018, but this news certainly elevates Grandal and throws a wet blanket on Barnes' breakout potential.
Feb 18 - 10:33 AM

Dodgers and C Yasmani Grandal avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.9 million contract.

Grandal was arbitration-eligible for a final time this offseason. At the moment he's a highly paid backup to Austin Barnes, but Grandal still figures to play plenty for the Dodgers in 2018.
Jan 12 - 9:44 AM

MLB Network's Jon Morosi reports that the Dodgers are willing to trade catcher Yasmani Grandal this offseason.

Los Angeles could look to Austin Barnes to be the everyday backstop in 2018, and with Grandal again entering arbitration and looking at a raise on his $5.5 million dollar salary from 2017, he would make for a very expensive backup. The 29-year-old is coming off a year where he registered a .767 OPS and hit 22 homers while playing solid defense behind the plate, so even at a salary north of $6 million he should draw interest from teams looking for a starter behind the plate and left-handed bat.
Wed, Nov 29, 2017 11:11:00 PM

Yasmani Grandal (paternity) will rejoin the Dodgers in time for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday.

Grandal's wife delivered a healthy baby boy on Monday. Austin Barnes has been serving as the Dodgers' primary catcher in the postseason.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 08:33:00 PM

Yasmani Grandal missed Monday's workout in order to be in Arizona with his wife, who is due to give birth.

Grandal will presumably be back for Game 1 of the World Series on Tuesday, although the Dodgers haven't officially said as much. He's taken a back seat to Austin Barnes during the postseason, receiving two starts to Barnes' six.
Mon, Oct 23, 2017 06:37:00 PM

Yasmani Grandal homered and drove in all three of his club's runs on Sunday as the Dodgers beat the Giants 3-1.

Grandal got the Dodgers on the board with a sacrifice fly in the second inning, then tagged Chris Stratton for a two-run bomb in the fourth inning. He finished the afternoon 1-for-1 plus a walk and is now slashing .243/.305/.454 with 21 homers and 55 on the season.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 07:18:00 PM

Yasmani Grandal launched a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Phillies.

The shot off of Aaron Nola opened the scoring in this one. It was just the second home run in 20 games for Grandal, who is batting only .143 over that stretch to drop his season line to .244/.305/.449. The catcher does have 20 dingers on the season now, as he's put up his second straight 20-homer campaign.
Tue, Sep 19, 2017 11:31:00 PM

Yasmani Grandal is out of the Dodgers lineup on Wednesday.

Austin Barnes will get the start for the Dodgers and hit sixth. Grandal has 19 homers on the year, but has really struggled in September with an OPS of .322.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 06:41:00 PM

Yasmani Grandal swatted his 19th home run, a solo shot, in Tuesday's game against the Diamondbacks.

The solo homer was Grandal's first hit across 12 at-bats in the month of September. He now has 15 or more homers in each of the past four seasons. His 98 hits and 25 doubles represent career bests.
Wed, Sep 6, 2017 04:24:00 AM

Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 and scored the Dodgers' lone run in Thursday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

Grandal singled and scored on an RBI double by Adrian Gonzalez in the second inning. That would be it for the Dodgers' offense against Zack Greinke and company in this one. The hard-hitting backstop is hitting .263/.315/.475 with 18 homers and 49 RBI on the season.
Thu, Aug 31, 2017 07:18:00 PM

Yasmany Grandal is getting the night off Wednesday against the Pirates.

Grandal slugged his 17th home run of the season on Tuesday, but now he'll take a scheduled breather. Austin Barnes is starting at catcher and batting ninth versus Bucs right-hander Trevor Williams.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 03:45:00 PM

Yasmani Grandal ripped a two-run homer in Tuesday's win over the Pirates.

He only had one hit on the night in five trips to the dish, but Grandal made it count by providing some extra cushion with a longball off of Edgar Santana. It's his third home run over his last six contests.
Tue, Aug 22, 2017 10:57:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
4Rocky Gale
1B1Cody Bellinger
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Joc Pederson
2Matt Kemp
3Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Trayce Thompson
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Alex Wood
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Julio Urias
7Wilmer Font
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Scott Alexander
4Tony Cingrani
5Josh Fields
6Ross Stripling
7Tom Koehler
8Yimi Garcia
9J.T. Chargois
10Pat Venditte
11Zach Neal
12C.C. Lee