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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 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

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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

Dodgers and C Yasmani Grandal avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $5.5 million contract.

Grandal was arbitration-eligible for the second time this offseason. He slugged 27 bombs for the Dodgers in 2016.
Jan 13 - 2:09 PM

Yasmani Grandal drove in three runs Tuesday in the Dodgers' NLCS Game 3 defeat of the Cubs.

Grandal slugged a two-run homer off Jake Arrieta in the bottom of the fourth to give the Dodgers a 3-0 lead and then drove in Joc Pederson with an RBI groundout in the bottom of the eighth to make it 6-0. Pederson had knocked an RBI double down the left field line moments earlier and then stole third base off Mike Montgomery and Willson Contreras. Grandal finding his stroke could spell trouble for the Cubs, who looked shaky on multiple fronts Tuesday and are suddenly down 2-1 in the series. The next two games are at Dodger Stadium.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 11:33:00 PM

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.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 01:18:00 AM

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.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 08:32:00 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.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 02:30:00 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.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 06:10:00 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.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 04:46:00 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.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 10:44:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Rob Segedin
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Chase Utley
SS1Corey Seager
2Chris Taylor
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Andre Ethier
2Andrew Toles
3Franklin Gutierrez
4Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
2Enrique Hernandez
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Rich Hill
3Kenta Maeda
4Hyun-Jin Ryu
5Brandon McCarthy
6Scott Kazmir
7Brock Stewart
8Alex Wood
Relief Pitcher
R1Kenley Jansen
2Sergio Romo
3Pedro Baez
4Grant Dayton
5Luis Avilan
6Chris Hatcher
7Ross Stripling
8Yimi Garcia
9Josh Ravin
10Josh Fields
11Adam Liberatore