Latest Update Yasmani Grandal went 1-for-3 with a home run, four RBI and a walk in the Padres victory over the Diamondbacks on Sunday. Sun Aug, 24, 09:32 PM
Has very good offensive upside due to his switch-hitting prowess and a big frame (6-2, 215 pounds). Is also patient enough to draw a fair amount of walks.
Flaws: : Needs to continue to work on is receiving skills and on calling a better game from behind the plate to maximize his potential as a big-league catcher.
The power has always been evident in Grandal's game as he now has 11 in 274 at bats but he has struggled to put the ball in play otherwise hitting just .204 on the year. Grandal is hitting just .186 in the month of August with two home runs and outside of leagues with two catchers or NL only leagues he likely should not be owned.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Rene Rivera will be getting the start in place of Grandal. Rivera is hitting .233 with eight home runs and 29 RBI as the primary back up catcher. Analyst: Jonathan Impemba
Grandal made the most of his only at-bat on Friday night, connecting on a ninth-inning pinch-hit home run. Although he has reached double digit home runs for the first time in his career, Grandal is hitting just .209 through 253 at-bats, making him best kept on the waiver wire moving forward. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Grandal has had plenty of knee problems in his day and actually missed the start of the season due to a slow recovery from knee surgery. The fluid build-up happens to him every so often, so he's used to it. He should be back in a game or two so just leave him listed as day-to-day.Analyst: Howard Bender