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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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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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Dodgers' Mattingly on catcher situation: 'We'll work it out'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said he hasn't given much thought yet to how he is going to divide up playing time between catchers Yasmani Grandal and A.J. Ellis, per the Los Angeles Times.

Ellis, who started a team-high 89 games at catcher in 2014, has been the team's primary catcher since 2012. Grandal is in his first season with Los Angeles following an offseason trade with San Diego.

“Just knowing that Yasmani was a guy that at the end of the year, we didn’t really like being up there with men in scoring position. He’s got a big upside offensively we think, and really comfortable with him behind the plate," Mattingly said Wednesday. “What makes that easier for me is dealing with A.J. Talking to A.J. [Tuesday], knowing that could be a little bit of a sticky situation, his first response was, 'I just want to win.' That’ll work itself out.”

Mattingly added he is not looking to match up his catchers with certain starting pitchers.

“I’m not really comfortable any time we talk about just one guy catching that certain pitcher every time because that it really gets you caught in the middle,” Mattingly said. “I can’t say that I really favor that. The catching situation, we’ll work it out.”

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Dodgers complete Matt Kemp deal with Padres
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Dodgers and Padres have agreed to a deal that will send outfielder Matt Kemp to San Diego, confirms CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. News that the deal had finally come together was first reported by Yahoo!

The trade has been in the works for some time, but was dependent on Kemp passing a physical. It was reported early Thursday that Kemp's physical revealed arthritic hips. The Padres had to to figure out insurance on the contract, which is why it took so long for the deal to go through.

Catcher Tim Federowicz will also head to San Diego in the deal. The Dodgers will send $32 million over as well. 

In return, Los Angeles is set to receive catcher Yasmani Grandal and pitcher Joe Weiland and Zach Eflin. Eflin is expected to be flipped to Philadelphia for shortstop Jimmy Rollins.

The 30-year-old Kemp hit .287/.346/.506 over 541 at-bats last year. Kemp is set to earn a little over $21 million in each of the next five seasons. 

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Dodgers, Padres still in talks about Kemp-Grandal deal
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

The Padres continue to talk with the Dodgers about a trade involving outfielder Matt Kemp, as it appears San Diego is the most likely landing spot if Los Angeles decides to deal Kemp, according to CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

One deal being discussed would involve the Dodgers receiving catcher Yasmani Grandal and starting pitcher prospect Zach Elfin, sources said.

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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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