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Yasmani Grandal | Catcher

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/8/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 225
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Yasmani Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Monday.
Grandal had previously started every non-Clayton Kershaw start, but A.J. Ellis is catching Brandon McCarthy in this one. He's one of a few regulars sitting for the Dodgers, as Darwin Barney is playing shortstop for Jimmy Rollins, Scott Van Slyke is in left field instead of Carl Crawford and Alex Guerrero is again at third base in place of Juan Uribe (hamstring). Apr 13 - 6:11 PM

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Yasmani Grandal hit his first homer as a Dodger in Friday's loss to the Diamondbacks.

The Dodgers could have hit Grandal at the bottom of the order, like they do A.J. Ellis, but he's been plugged into the fifth spot in his starts dating back to the beginning of the spring. For fantasy purposes, it'll help make up for him probably not playing quite as much as most starting catchers.
Apr 11 - 12:46 AM

Yasmani Grandal is starting at catcher for the Dodgers on Tuesday night against the Padres.

A.J. Ellis caught Clayton Kershaw in Monday's season-opener, but Grandal will serve as the primary backstop for Los Angeles this year. He's catching Zack Greinke on Tuesday at Dodger Stadium and will bat fifth.
Apr 7 - 5:02 PM

Yasmani Grandal went 3-for-3 with a home run and three runs batted in a tie with the Indians on Saturday.

Grandal sandwiched a fourth-inning solo home run with a pair of RBI singles in the first and sixth innings. The catcher is hitting .500 through eight spring at-bats thus far. It appears he'll be platooning with A.J. Ellis behind the dish this season.
Mar 7 - 6:02 PM

The Dodgers don't plan to make A.J. Ellis the personal catcher for Clayton Kershaw.

Kershaw loves throwing to Ellis and likely will continue to do so most starts in 2015, but it sounds like Yasmani Grandal will also get a chance. President of baseball operations Andrew Friedman noted that Grandal is better versus righties and Ellis is better against lefties, so it has the makings of mostly a platoon situation.
Feb 19 - 7:56 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 18, 2014 11:35:00 PM

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.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 11:22:00 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.
Wed, Nov 26, 2014 08:25:00 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.
Fri, Nov 14, 2014 09:20:00 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.
Fri, Sep 26, 2014 02:08:00 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.
Sun, Sep 21, 2014 10:35:00 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.
Mon, Sep 1, 2014 08:13:00 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.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 02:26:00 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.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 09:22:00 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.
Sat, Aug 16, 2014 01:05:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2A.J. Ellis
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2B1Howie Kendrick
2Alex Guerrero
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Juan Uribe
2Justin Turner
LF1Carl Crawford
2Scott Van Slyke
CF1Joc Pederson
RF1Yasiel Puig
2Andre Ethier
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Zack Greinke
3Hyun-Jin Ryu
4Brandon McCarthy
5Brett Anderson
6Brandon Beachy
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Joel Peralta
3Chris Hatcher
4J.P. Howell
5Brandon League
6Paco Rodriguez
7Pedro Baez
8Juan Nicasio
9Yimi Garcia
10Carlos Frias
11Chris Withrow