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Yasmani Grandal | Catcher | #9

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (27) / 11/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 235
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
College: Miami (FL)
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 1 (12) / CIN
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Yasmani Grandal connected for a pair of home runs, including a grand slam, in Thursday's 7-4 win over the Rockies.
Grandal went a perfect 4-for-4 at the dish and finished a triple shy of the cycle. He cracked a solo home run in the second inning, a throat-clearing for what was to come. With the Dodgers trailing 4-3 in the seventh inning, Grandal stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and proceeded to unload them in emphatic fashion, crushing a no-doubt homer off Boone Logan to boost the Dodgers to a 7-4 advantage. With this monster game under his belt, Grandal is now slashing .231/.335/.491 with 27 homers and 69 RBI over 373 at-bats. His previous career-high in home runs was 16, set a year ago. He has breezed by that mark this time around. Sep 23 - 1:18 AM

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Yasmani Grandal (elbow) went 0-for-2 with two strikes and a hit-by-pitch in his return to action Monday against the Giants.

Grandal missed back-to-back starts over the weekend with soreness in his right elbow, but he's feeling better now. The 27-year-old is hitting just .184 this month, but four of his nine hits have been home runs.
Sep 20 - 8:32 AM

Yasmani Grandal (elbow) is expected back in the lineup on Monday.

Grandal is missing a second straight start with soreness in his right elbow, but his absence looks to be precautionary. Austin Barnes is at catcher Sunday.
Sep 18 - 2:30 PM

Yasmani Grandal is dealing with soreness in his right elbow.

That would explain why he isn't playing Saturday against the D'Backs. The Dodgers don't seem to be too worried about it. Carlos Ruiz will fill in behind the plate during his absence, though we're not expecting Grandal to miss much time.
Sep 17 - 6:10 PM

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

He's just getting a breather. Carlos Ruiz will handle catching duties while batting eighth against D'Backs starter Shelby Miller. Grandal leads all catchers in home runs (25), though he's struggled to a .223 average over 363 at-bats.
Sep 17 - 4:46 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-4 and hit a solo home run in a loss to the Marlins on Friday.

His blast leading off the ninth inning against Marlins closer Fernando Rodney didn't matter much as the Dodgers were behind by four at the time. It did avert an embarrassing shutout though. Grandal struck out in his other three at-bats. The home run was his 25th of the season. His poor .231 batting average is offset by a solid .343 on-base percentage and .494 slugging percentage.
Sep 9 - 10:44 PM

Yasmani Grandal delivered a three-run home run that proved to be the pivotal blow in the Dodgers' defeat of the Padres on Saturday.

The big blast broke open a one-run game in the fourth inning against his former team. He has been a bit of a disappointment in fantasy leagues this year. His home run power has been fine but the rest of his stats are low. He is batting .228 with 21 homers, 40 runs scored and 55 RBI.
Sep 4 - 12:08 AM

Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks and three runs scored Wednesday in the second game of the doubleheader against the Rockies.

Even with the .228 batting average, Grandal has been one of the league's better catchers this year. He's hit 21 homers and walked 57 times in his 316 at-bats, and he's about as good of a pitch-framer as there is in the NL.
Sep 1 - 12:08 AM

Yasmani Grandal hit his 20th home run of the season in Thursday's loss to the Phillies.

Grandal took Phillies starter Jerad Eickhoff out to right for the solo shot in the fourth inning. It was the fifth homer this month for the 27-year-old after he hit eight in July. The power has been a nice saving grace in an otherwise pedestrian year for Grandal, who's hitting .234/.348/.489 through 90 games.
Aug 18 - 11:53 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-3 with a homer, a walk and three runs scored Monday against the Phillies.

Grandal took a foul tip off his right shoulder in the ninth, but he was able to remain in the game. He might need Tuesday off if it swells up on him.
Aug 9 - 1:08 AM

Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple to give the Dodgers a 4-2 win over the Rockies on Thursday.

With the game knotted at 2-2 in the fifth inning, Grandal stroked a pitch to the right-center gap that plated both runners on base and saw Grandal make his way to third base. A triple? Maybe not technically, but he'll take it, as the 27-year-old has just three to his name in 411 major league games after Thursday's three-sacker. Grandal got off to a rough start at the plate but has gained some traction recently, raising his line to .226/.339/.464 with 16 homers and 46 RBI in the process.
Aug 5 - 12:43 AM

Yasmani Grandal went 2-for-4 with a two-run triple in Thursday's win over the Rockies.

Predictably, Grandal's two-run triple in the fifth inning was his first three-bagger of the season -- and only the third of his career. He has clocked 16 homers and driven in 46 runs to boot. The 16 taters tie the career-high he set last season. It would be a surprise if Grandal did not challenge or exceed 20 home runs for the year when all is said and done.
Aug 4 - 11:56 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a long solo home run in Tuesday's win over the Rays.

Grandal absolutely unloaded on a Chris Archer offering to lead off the seventh inning, hitting a moonshot solo home run to right. The tater was his 14th of the season. While that is a healthy home run total for a catcher, the 27-year-old backstop has struggled to do much else with the bat and is hitting just .211/.330/.430 over the course of 228 at-bats.
Jul 27 - 1:26 AM

Yasmani Grandal (illness) is back in the Dodgers' lineup Friday.

Grandal was unavailable Thursday due to a stomach bug. He's catching and batting sixth against Michael Wacha and the Cardinals.
Jul 22 - 4:54 PM

Yasmani Grandal was unavailable on Thursday due to a stomach virus.

It's the same ailment that's kept Corey Seager out of action for three games. Whether either player is available to play on Friday in St. Louis remains to be seen.
Jul 22 - 10:57 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Carlos Ruiz
3Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Chase Utley
2Howie Kendrick
3Charlie Culberson
4Micah Johnson
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
2Rob Segedin
LF1Trayce Thompson
2Andre Ethier
3Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Josh Reddick
2Yasiel Puig
3Andrew Toles
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Kenta Maeda
3Rich Hill
4Scott Kazmir
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Julio Urias
7Brandon McCarthy
8Jose De Leon
9Brett Anderson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Chris Hatcher
3J.P. Howell
4Joe Blanton
5Yimi Garcia
6Jesse Chavez
7Louis Coleman
8Adam Liberatore
9Grant Dayton
10Alex Wood
11Josh Ravin
12Josh Fields
13Brock Stewart
14Luis Avilan