Yasmani Grandal Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 2" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 11/8/1988 (34)
Yasmani Grandal Season Stats
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Yasmani Grandal News
Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal (back) has returned to the lineup on Saturday against the Oakland Athletics. The veteran backstop had missed the previous two games with back tightness but he's back out there behind the dish and batting eighth against Oakland hurler Adrian Martinez. Injuries have limited Grandal to just 81 games played this season, he's slashing .203/.309/.269 with four home runs and 23 RBI over 271 at-bats.
The Chicago White Sox activated catcher Yasmani Grandal (knee) from the 10-day injured list on Wednesday and optioned catcher Carlos Perez to Triple-A Charlotte in a corresponding move. Grandal will immediately return to the starting lineup on Wednesday against Kansas City Royals left-hander Kris Bubic, doing the catching and hitting sixth in the batting order. The 33-year-old veteran backstop has done very little at the plate in 2022 for the Pale Hose, so he could be in danger of splitting time behind the plate with Seby Zavala the rest of the way. Grandal is slashing .203/.307/.259 with only three home runs, 21 RBI, nine stolen bases and one stolen base in his 251 at-bats.
Chicago White Sox catcher Yasmani Grandal (knee) is expected to be activated from the injured list on Wednesday. The 33-year-old has been hitting the ball well during his minor league rehab assignment. Although, it's uncertain how much he'll be able to catch due to his lingering left knee issue. Eloy Jimenez has been serving as the designated hitter, so things could get interesting in Chicago. Grandal wasn't offering much at the plate before the injury, so most fantasy managers can continue to avoid him going forward.
Grandal proved to be one of the White Sox most valuable hitters during the 2021 season despite playing only 93 games. He popped 23 homers in that limited time (an elite 16.3 PA/HR) with one of the best OBP marks in the league at .420 (on a ridiculous 23% walk rate his career mark is 15%). He would have decimated most of his career-bests if he did not miss so much time to injury, and that has drafters excited for what the 2022 season holds. Grandal is currently the fifth catcher off the board in drafts with an ADP of 106. That is a hefty price to pay for a catcher (especially in non-OBP leagues) but Grandal is a rare example of a catcher you can feel very confident about getting offensive production from. The worst-case scenario (given health, of course) still leads Grandal to boosting your team in on-base percentage while giving you a good amount of home runs. He will also likely get some starts at DH, which gives him one of the best volume projections at the position as well. The price is justified in OBP leagues, but you are likely overpaying for Grandal in leagues where that is not the case.