Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
2 weeks ago

Grandal and the Dodgers avoided arbitration by agreeing on a one-year, $7.9 million contract Thursday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the two parties agreeing on a contract for next season, it's still unclear where Grandal stands with the Dodgers' brass heading into next season. The backstop served as the team's starting catcher for most of the season, but his second-half struggles saw the hot-hitting Austin Barnes step into the starting role down the stretch. Grandal still hit a respectable .247/.308/.459 with 22 homers in 482 plate appearances (129 games), and given the fact that Barnes can play other positions, he figures to see his fair share of starts behind the dish, especially against right-handed pitching.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
3 months ago

Grandal is out of the lineup for Game 5 of the NLCS against the Cubs on Thursday.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal will head to the bench for the fourth time in this series as Austin Barnes is set to catch Clayton Kershaw and bat seventh in the lineup. Over the course of the postseason, Grandal is just 0-for-5 at the plate, with three walks and two strikeouts.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
3 months ago

Grandal is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the NLCS against the Cubs on Tuesday, Eric Stephen of TrueBlueLA.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal is 0-for-7 in his career against Kyle Hendricks -- including an 0-for-3 performance in last year's NLCS -- so he'll open Game 3 on the bench as Austin Barnes draws another start behind the dish in his stead.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
3 months ago

Grandal is out of the lineup for Game 2 of the NLCS against the Cubs on Sunday, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Austin Barnes will serve as the Dodgers' backstop for the second consecutive day while Grandal sits out. Grandal has appeared in just one game during the 2017 postseason, in which he went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
3 months ago

Grandal is out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Austin Barnes will draw in behind the plate to catch Clayton Kershaw as the Dodgers begin the NLCS. The Dodgers are facing left-hander Jose Quintana, which could also have attributed to Grandal's absence from the lineup given his .233 average against southpaws this season.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
3 months ago

Grandal is not in the lineup for Game 3 of the NLDS against the Diamondbacks on Monday, Ken Gurnick of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal will stick on the bench for a second straight game as Austin Barnes draws another start behind the dish. Grandal went 0-for-4 with a pair of strikeouts in his only postseason start this season, while Barnes has gone 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored, so it appears manager Dave Roberts is choosing to ride with the hotter bat.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
4 months ago

Grandal is not in the lineup for Game 2 of the NLDS against the Diamondbacks on Saturday, J.P. Hoornstra of the Los Angeles Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal is hitting just .233 in 86 at-bats against southpaws this season -- compared to his .250 average against right-handed pitchers -- so he'll head to the bench as righty-hitting Austin Barnes draws the start against lefty Robbie Ray. Barnes will start behind the dish and bat seventh in his stead Saturday, though Grandal will likely be back in the starting lineup for Game 3.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
4 months ago

Grandal is out of the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Padres, Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal has homered twice in the past three games, but he'll get the day off after starting five of the last six contests behind the dish. Austin Barnes will take over as the team's backstop in his stead, batting seventh.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
4 months ago

Grandal went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run in Tuesday's win over the Padres.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal -- who has been splitting time this month with Austin Barnes -- homered for the second time over the past three games, trying to keep a leg up over his backup as the Dodgers begin figuring out their starting lineup for an upcoming postseason run. The competition has actually sparked both catchers' bats, creating enough fantasy value for both to be rostered despite neither truly holding an everyday role.

Yasmani Grandal
C LAD
4 months ago

Grandal went 1-for-1 with a home run and three RBI in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Grandal has fallen into a timeshare with fellow catcher Austin Barnes over the past week, but he managed to club two homers over four starts, bringing his season total up to 21, good for fourth among all major-league backstops. Even with a slightly reduced role, the veteran catcher is still worthy of fantasy consideration for the final week of the regular season.