Tag Archives: Yasmani Grandal

Makes perfect sense to trade Grandal now

The Dodgers starting catcher for the past three years is now due to make about $8M in arbitration and based on how the Dodgers used him in the postseason it would appear he is second on the depth chart behind Austin Barnes. I speculated yesterday that moving Grandal this winter would be one way to …

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Updated May Stats – Barnes leading the OPS way

May Record – 17/8 National League West Position – 2nd place, 1 1/2 games back of the Rockies who have gone 17/9 in May.  The plus side: The great May is being led by five players who were not in the starting lineup on opening day. Austin Barnes in part-time play is leading the team …

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Isn’t it time we stop giving up on players?

For anyone who follows baseball the slump is part of the game.  Players slump for many reasons but rarely does that slump mean the player is done. Sometimes it is true, but given how many times I’ve read that a player is done, it is rarely true.  You can quote new stats but do they …

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LAD feast on Padre pitching

Yazmani Grandal: Hit two home runs, one right-handed, one left-handed becoming the first LAD to ever do that on opening day. He joins Raul Mondesi as the only LAD to ever hit two home runs on opening day. Mondesi did it twice. Joins AJ Ellis as the only LAD catcher to drive in at least …

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Having fun with LAD spring stats

By March 20th it is fun to look at spring stats just because they are the only stats we got to work with.  Hitting: Grandal leads the team in hits with 14 Grandal leads the team in extra base hits with 7 Brett Eibner leads the team in doubles with 4 Erick Mejia has two …

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Kershaw 33/1 to win MVP

Bovada odds came out today and this one jumped out at me. The 2014 MVP Clayton Kershaw is at 33/1. I know pitchers don’t win MVP awards, but this guy already did, and it is the NL, and he could easily be the best player in the NL again in 2017. Corey Seager is 12/1 …

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Yazmani Grandal gets an MVP vote

Multiple Dodgers got MVP votes with Daniel Murphy barely nudging out Corey Seager for 2nd place. Seager got 3rd place because Murphy got six 4th place votes, while Seager got seven. They tied with 11 2nd place votes, and ten 3rd place votes. Justin Turner got some recognition for his outstanding season by getting at …

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Grandal and Joc

As the Dodgers wind down September baseball, two huge reasons for optimism this October are the play of Grandal and Pederson. Last year the Dodgers were pretty much on the same pace but the team had two black holes in the lineup every time Grandal and Pederson were in it. Not this year, they are …

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Yazmani Grandal and the big RBI game

Since Yazmani Grandal joined the team in 2015, he has had some big games, so how does his big games compare against his Dodger peers over the same time span? Pretty damn good. If we look at LAD since 2015 to have driven in at least five runs: Eleven times in that period a LAD …

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Grandal and the LAD switch hitting home run numbers

LAD Switch Hitters with two or more home runs in a game: 38 times a switch hitter has hit at least two home runs in a game Grandal has now done it four times in only two years Reggie Smith did it six times over a three year period 1976 – 1978 Eddie Murray did …

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