Yasmani Grandal Milwaukee Brewers

Age: 30 (November 8, 1988) | 6' 1" | 235lbs. | Bats: Both C-135 1B-2 PH-21
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
LAD AAA 2015 3 10 6 3 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .300 .533 .400 33 20 .429 n/a
LAD NL 2015 115 355 43 83 65 92 12 0 16 47 0 1 .234 .353 .403 15 22 .268 46/17/37 9 9
LAD AAA 2016 4 9 1 3 2 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 .333 .385 .667 15 31 .333 n/a
LAD NL 2016 126 390 49 89 64 116 14 1 27 72 1 3 .228 .339 .477 14 25 .250 45/16/39 14 13
LAD NL 2017 129 438 50 108 40 130 27 0 22 58 0 1 .247 .308 .459 8 27 .298 44/16/40 11 11
LAD NL 2018 140 440 65 106 72 124 23 2 24 68 2 1 .241 .349 .466 14 24 .278 41/17/42 15 15
MIL NL 2019 71 241 39 66 42 60 10 2 17 45 3 0 .274 .384 .544 14 21 .290 38/22/40 14 13
Career 8yrs 797 2521 334 613 390 694 120 7 130 384 9 6 .243 .345 .451 13 24 .281 n/a
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Market loves the move to Milwaukee. $18 in CBS

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 3

I don't see much difference between the parks in LA and Milwaukee. Grandal has weak contact skills, but walks a lot, which makes him sneaky good in OBP leagues. Not so much in BA leagues. Two other points:

With the Dodgers he mostly batted in the middle of the order. Roster Resource has him batting seventh for the Brewers, which could cost him some at bats. On the other hand, maybe those lost at bats will be against lefties. The Brewers have Manny Pina for them. Grandal has been much better against righties the last two years.

His nickname, according to Baseball Reference, is YRG Jr. That's terrible.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Mar 1

Get off my lawn.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Mar 1

does anyone actually care about baseball any more?  you all sound like a bunch of labor lawyers (not that there's anything wrong with that).  Not a single comment on what the move from LA to Milw means for him as a player.  And being roto folk, what it means for his stats

mark maurer Tuffy
Mar 1

No page seems to be appearing for Manny Pina.

paul schneider badgermania
Feb 23

Yasmani Grandal (C) MIL - Jan. 15


Grandal passed his physical Monday and officially signed with the Brewers on a one-year,

$16 million contract that includes a $16 million mutual option for 2020, Tom Haudricourt

of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.


ROTOWIRE RECOMMENDS: When Grandal and the Brewers first agreed in principle Jan.

9, initial reports suggested the catcher would sign a one-year, $18.25 million contract.

Instead, it was clarified Monday that Grandal's deal will guarantee him at least

$18.25 million, as the 2020 option contains a $2.25 million buyout if not exercised.

The structure of the contract keeps the door open for Grandal to remain in Milwaukee

for two years and earn $32 million in salary plus award-based incentives, but the

30-year-old will presumably be eager to test the market again next winter in pursuit

of a longer-term deal. Grandal reportedly turned down a four-year, $60 million offer

from the Mets earlier in the offseason before New York turned its attention to other

catching options.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 16

The Dodgers were not in the penalty in 2017 and 2018, according to the Wikipedia Luxury Tax page. Since 2016, in fact, when six teams were in the penalty and paid $78M in penalties, no teams were over in 2017 and only two teams in 2018 were for a total of $10.5M.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 14

I think the Dodgers are far enough into the penalty that Russell Martin isn't going to get them out of it.

But the real issue, it seems to me, is whether they believe the metrics or whether their eye test is different. Does Grandal really save the team 30 runs a year just with his framing? If he does, in addition to his obvious offensive contributions, he's worth some serious coin.

For what it's worth, the voters for the Fielding Bible awards rated him fourth last year, behind Jeff Mathis, Mike Zunino, and Austin Hedges. Ten players on each ballot. Two voters ranked him first and two voters left him off.

Alex Patton Alex
Jan 13

Thanks for the update. I hadn't seen that part of the story, which makes it all make a little more sense. Dodgers I believe are definitely in the penalty, no?

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Jan 13

Russell Martin will cost a lot less than that ("that" being Grandal's salary minus $2 million). The Jays will be picking up about 80% of the tab, leaving the Dodgers to pay 3.6 million. Which I think is about $15 million less than the Brewers will be paying Grandal.

Sam Bucovetsky mrbunnyhead
Jan 13