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9 Yasmani Grandal C

Los Angeles Dodgers

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
20%16%
Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
37715.22549473
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2014SD128377478515495811530.327.401.225

Player Updates

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Yasmani Grandal seeking a fresh start with the Dodgers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Yasmani Grandal is looking for a fresh start with the Dodgers, after a tumultuous tenure with the Padres, according to FOX Sports. Clayton Kershaw, the ace of the staff, has a strong relationship with A.J. Ellis, but when asked about Grandal's past issues with San Diego, he said: "I haven't seen any of that. The only thing you want in a catcher is that he works. He does that. He's a hard worker. Not only with catching, the physical part of it, but the mental side. He knew what I did before I even talked to him.

"There are obviously some growing pains, getting to know a catcher. But he's been great. He's done everything you can ask for. Everyone always comes in with a reputation regardless. I just try to tune it out and judge for myself."

Grandal was acquired this offseason as the centerpiece in the trade that sent outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego. The switch-hitting catcher, who is under club control through 2018, slashed .225/.327/.401 with 15 homers and 85 RBI in 2014. He posted a .795 OPS after the All-Star break last season.

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Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal shows off power Saturday
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal has been turning heads throughout spring training. Saturday, he continued to do damage at the plate, going 3 for 3 with a home run and three RBI.

"I always like to drive the ball the other way. In the offseason, that's what I worked on a lot instead of jumping at the ball right away," said Grandal to MLB.com. "A lot of my power is the other way."

Manager Don Mattingly said after the game that this is what they envisioned coming to the roster as a part of the Matt Kemp trade.

"That's what we saw late in the year last year," Mattingly said.

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Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal impressing early at camp
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal has impressed at Camp Boomer, presided over by Dodgers coach Steve "Boomer" Yeager, MLB.com reports.

"I like what I see and what I hear from him," Yeager said. "It takes time to gain the respect of the pitching staff and teammates whenever a catcher comes from somewhere else, but some of them already know him. In the old Dodger tradition, we've welcomed him with open arms. He has come in with a good attitude; you don't have to go looking for him. He's right there, ready to go to work."

Grandal was acquired this offseason as the centerpiece in the trade that sent outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego.

"In a short time, I've already learned a lot," Grandal said. "Getting to know the guys, catching bullpens, I'm getting a feel for how they throw. Everything comes with time. Once the games start [on Wednesday], it'll definitely come a little faster. I need to get to know what guys are looking for in a catcher, what their mentality is. Some guys like you to give them a pat on the back. With others, it's a different approach."

Grandal is expected to share time behind the plate with incumbent starter A.J. Ellis this season.

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Dodgers unsure how Grandal, Ellis will split time
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Dodgers aren't sure how they'll platoon their two catchers, according to the Orange County Register.

A.J. Ellis has been the team's primary option the past few seasons, but the club brought in Yasmani Grandal during the offseason. While Grandal has a much higher offensive upside, it's unclear how much he'll play once the regular season begins. 

"There’s nothing going to come out of this camp where we’re going to say, ‘OK, this guy is going to start 72 percent of the time’" general manager Andrew Friedman said. "It’s going to be much more about Donnie (Mattingly) writing the lineup each and every day for what gives us the best chance to win that day."

Mattingly admitted that Grandal has "tremendous upside offensively," so it's possible he could lead that way more often. While Mattingly has indicated that he doesn't want to assign any personal catchers yet, there's a sense Ellis could be used when Clayton Kershaw is on the mound. 

Grandal hit .225/.327/.401 over 377 at-bats last year. Ellis hit .191/.323/.254 over 283 at-bats. 

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Padres' Yasmani Grandal willing to lose playing time to help team
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

New Dodgers catcher Yasmani Grandal said Monday he is willing to allow time to be split between he and A.J. Ellis if it means the team wins more this season.

"A.J. couldn't put it any better: He said, 'Whatever it takes to win,'" Grandal said. "If that day, A.J. is the man for the job behind the plate and we are going to get a win with A.J. behind the plate, that's going to be him. At the end of the day, if we get a ring, that's going to be a team win and we all have rings. Twenty years from now, I get to show that ring off and say, 'Hey, I won a World Series.'"

Grandal, who hit .225 with 15 home runs and 49 RBI for the Padres in 2014, was traded to Los Angeles in the offseason in exchange for Matt Kemp among other players.

"I think both teams got what they wanted," Grandal said. "The Dodgers were looking for a catcher. The Padres were looking for a big-time bat. That's what Kemp brought to the table and that's what I brought to the table."

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Catchers 17 119 36.02
Situational Stats
SituationABHHROBPSLGAVG
vs San Francisco50145 .356 .700 .280
vs Heston (Career)000000
vs RHP2997115 .327 .452 .237
Last 7 Games
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9/22COL3000010
9/23COL2010020
9/24COL3210000
9/25@SF5222500
9/26@SF3110110
9/27@SF1000120
9/28@SF4020100
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Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2010CIN0000000000 --- --- ---
2011CIN0000000000 --- --- ---
2012SD601922857836313900 .394 .469 .297
2013SD2888131919181800 .352 .341 .216
2014SD128377478515495811530 .327 .401 .225
Total 21665788161249410717230 .350 .412 .245
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012SDC55524293863852 .988
2013SD1B10440011.000
2013SDC26262081951121 .990
2014SD1B373326023522318 .988
2014SDC76675615263144 .993
Total  189178146213461021426 .990
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2010CIN00000000
2011CIN00000000
2012SD719020118
2013SD803010121
2014SD19115160217
Total 342271904416
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013AAA-Tucson Padres93631130022800 .342 .389 .306
Total 93631130022800 .342 .389 .306
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/225
Birthdate:
11/8/1988
Age:
26
Hometown:
Havana, Cuba
Bats/Throws:
S/R
Team:
Los Angeles Dodgers
College:

MLB Experience:
3
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