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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal out vs. tough lefty

Thu, 21 May 2015 09:54:27 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is not in the starting lineup Thursday, May 21. C A.J. Ellis is behind the dish and hitting eighth in the batting order against San Francisco Giants SP Madison Bumgarner.

Fantasy Tip: Ellis ($1,800, 3.6% of cap) has struggled to produce at the plate in limited playing time in 2015, hitting .125 (4-for-32) with one RBI. Avoid him at FantasyScore this afternoon.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal hits Hudson well

Tue, 19 May 2015 16:56:22 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is hitting .357 (5-for-14) with a home run off San Francisco Giants SP Tim Hudson in his career.

Fantasy Tip: Grandal ($4,600, 9.2% of cap) has enjoyed May, hitting .450 (18-for-40) with three home runs and 15 RBI in the month. He's sporting a nice .300 average (24-for-80) with all four of his home runs against right-handed pitchers, too. Tonight looks like a great time to put Grandal in your daily lineups.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal out of lineup

Sat, 09 May 2015 14:43:45 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is out of the lineup Saturday, May 9.

Fantasy Tip: A.J. Ellis ($1,800, 3.6% of your cap) has done very little this season and isn't worth the start on FantasyScore.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal grand Thursday

Thu, 07 May 2015 16:26:19 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal hit two home runs, reached base six times and drove in eight runs against the Milwaukee Brewers Thursday, May 7. He became the fifth player in team history to have at least eight RBI in a game and first since James Loney had nine RBI in 2006. Grandal finished the day 4-for-4 with two singles and two walks.

Fantasy Tip: Grandal ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) started slow this year because of a nagging shoulder injury, but that appears to be in the rearview. He's in the midst of a five-game hitting streak that includes three home runs and 10 RBI. If you're struggling at a catcher spot and Grandal is on the waiver wire, pounce. At FantasyScore, he should continue to be a value play while he's hot.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal hitting second

Thu, 07 May 2015 09:53:19 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is hitting second in the batting order against Milwaukee Brewers SP Mike Fiers Thursday, May 7.

Fantasy Tip: With Jimmy Rollins taking a day off, Grandal ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) sees a move to the top of the order. An extra at-bat or two can make a huge difference at FantasyScore, so this is a notable move. However, Grandal hasn't done much offensively with his new team, and he's still not much more than a sleeper pick.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal's slump over?

Mon, 04 May 2015 14:35:56 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal hit a walkoff home run Sunday, May 3, and his average has risen from .179 to .230 in the last two days. Grandal said a minor shoulder problem hurt his swing in the first few weeks of the season, and now he's being more aggressive with the stick.

Fantasy Tip: Grandal ($3,500, 7.0% of cap) has been the team's primary catcher this year, relegating A.J. Ellis to more of a bench role. If Grandal's shoulder held him back in the first month, he could quickly become a value play at catcher if he's getting healthier.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal dropped down order

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:09:25 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal is batting seventh against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, April 29.

Fantasy Tip: Grandal ($2,900, 5.8% of cap) has struggled in his first season with the Dodgers, as he is currently sporting an uninspiring .196 batting average. Still, he has proven to be a streaky hitter in the past, and he has a favorable mound matchup Wednesday against Ryan Vogelsong. Consider Grandal a nice upside play in FantasyScore contests Wednesday.

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Dodgers | Zack Greinke, Yasmani Grandal gelling

Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:30:39 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers SP Zack Greinke and C Yasmani Grandal have worked very well together in both of Greinke's starts in 2015, and Greinke has had nothing but good things to say about Grandal after working with C A.J. Ellis previously in his Dodgers career. "You're paying attention to see what it's going to be like. But, like I said, it's been great. There was a little bit of a rumor, but he hasn't shown anything but positives, not just to me. Every one of our pitchers has been impressed with him," Greinke said. Greinke allowed five hits and no walks while striking out seven to lower his ERA to 0.69 against the Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday, April 12.

Fantasy Tip: Grandal ($2,600, 5.2% of cap) could very well become Greinke's personal catcher at this rate. Although he's hitting just .214 (3-for-14), Grandal isn't a bad buy-low catching option at FantasyScore when he's in the starting lineup.

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Dodgers | Yasmani Grandal receives praise

Wed, 08 Apr 2015 10:31:47 -0700

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal received plenty of praise from SP Zack Greinke after the two worked together in the loss to the San Diego Padres Tuesday, April 7. Grandal wasn't the most popular catcher among Padres pitchers in 2014, but he came to Los Angeles determined to improve his relationships with the pitching staff. "He's been unbelievable back there," Greinke said. "His catching is better than advertised, and working with me individually, he's been as good as you could expect. I don't think, from what I've seen so far, you could ever have expected anything more."

Fantasy Tip: Grandal ($3,800, 7.6% of cap) comes into the 2015 as somewhat of a fantasy sleeper in traditional leagues. Yes, he'll share time with A.J. Ellis, but he has upside with the stick, and he'll also be an under-the-radar daily option at FantasyScore on days that he's in the lineup.

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Dodgers | Platoon likely for Yasmani Grandal

Thu, 19 Feb 2015 13:47:13 -0800

Los Angeles Dodgers C Yasmani Grandal could platoon behind the plate with C A.J. Ellis based on the opposing starting pitcher, according to general manager Andrew Friedman.

Fantasy Tip: Expect Grandal to take over the majority of starts, but how quickly that will happen is a concern. Grandal has flashed upside, however he is likely only worthy of being drafted in two-catcher formats, at this point. The threat of a platoon is a hindrance to his fantasy value, too.

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