Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
1 day ago

Grandal is not in the Dodgers' Thursday lineup against the Giants, , Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Austin Barnes takes his place against southpaw Matt Moore. It's also probably a day off in the afternoon game for the starting backstop. Grandal should be back in action Friday.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
3 days ago

Grandal was slotted fourth in the lineup Monday, going 0-for-4 in a 2-1 loss to the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

In a surprising move, manager Dave Roberts slotted his catcher ahead of Adrian Gonzalez in the batting order. Grandal had gone 1-for-6 against Matt Cain prior to Monday's game, so the move doesn't appear to be a matchup play. The 28-year-old's .442 slugging percentage (over 100 points higher than Gonzalez's) may have something to do with the lineup shift. We will have to see if this lineup shift sticks past Monday, as it would be a boon to Grandal's fantasy value.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
5 days ago

Grandal went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Sunday's win over the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Sunday's homer was just the switch-hitting catcher's fifth extra-base hit of the season and first long ball since going deep twice in the season opener. That said, with a .250 batting average and three homers, fantasy owners should have little to complain about from the catcher position.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
6 days ago

Grandal is out of Saturday's lineup against the Diamondbacks, MLB.com's Ken Gurnick reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal is a switch hitter, but the Dodgers are going with right-handed Austin Barnes behind the dish in a lineup that includes just one left-handed hitter (Joc Pederson) against southpaw Robbie Ray. Grandal is hitting .250/.377/.432 with two home runs through 44 at-bats.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
1 week ago

Grandal is out of the lineup Tuesday against the Rockies, J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group reports.

EDGE Analysis

Austin Barnes will take over behind the plate, pushing Grandal to the bench following back-to-back starts. Grandal has hit safely in each of his last four starts, but he's managed just one extra-base hit in 32 at-bats since his two-homer game on Opening Day.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
2 weeks ago

Grandal is not in the lineup Saturday against the Diamondbacks, David Vassegh of 570 LA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

After starting the last four games, Grandal will head to the bench as Austin Barnes takes over behind the dish. Although the day off comes against a southpaw, manager Dave Roberts is expected to continue to deploy Grandal in a more traditional role rather than a strict platoon.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
2 weeks ago

Grandal reached base three times Monday, going 2-for-3 with a walk in a loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Manager Dave Roberts has stuck to his word and has been using Grandal in a more-traditional role, giving him regular rest on day games following night games as opposed to a strict platoon where he sits against lefties. Monday's start came against the Cubs' southpaw, Jon Lester, and the switch-hitting catcher came through with a solid offensive line. Grandal is batting just .200 (4-for-20) early on, but with two home runs and three walks through six games, he is doing a great job of replicating his breakout 2016 season.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
3 weeks ago

Grandal is not in the lineup for Sunday's game against the Rockies, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Grandal sitting out Sunday's afternoon contest, reserve catcher Austin Barnes will draw the start behind the plate. Expect Grandal to be back in the lineup Monday against the Cubs.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
3 weeks ago

Grandal is not in the Dodgers' lineup Thursday against the Padres, David Vassegh of AM 570 LA Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

The backstop is resting on this getaway day contest, yielding to Austin Barnes, who's batting eighth. Grandal should rejoin the starters Friday at Coors Field against the Rockies.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
4 weeks ago

Grandal went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI during Monday's 14-3 win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal followed Joc Pederson's grand slam with a solo homer to right in the third inning and capped off the scoring with a shot to left from the other side of the plate in the eighth. He slugged a career-high 27 homers in just 390 at-bats last year and seems to have picked up right where he left off in 2017.