2022 Player Outlook
Age and injuries are starting to catch up with the switch-hitting Grandal as his 2021 season was derailed by torn tendon in his knee in early July. He dealt with knee problems during the spring which carried into the season and hindered some of his early production. The walk rate and power were still there, but the increasing strikeout rate and diminishing batting average were trouble-spots for fantasy owners. Following his IL stint, Grandal turned everything around, slashing .337/.481/.673 and cutting his K-rate from 26-percent to 14-percent over the final 30 games. The late-season boon gives promise that he can retain his top-10 catcher status, but be wary of further injuries. We all know Father Time still remains undefeated.