Yasmani Grandal Chicago White Sox

Age: 32 (November 08, 1988) | 6' 1" | 235lbs. | Bats: Both C-32 1B-6 DH-7 PH-21
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 153 513 79 126 109 139 26 2 28 77 5 1 .246 .380 .468 17 22 .279 39/23/38 17 17
CHW AL 2020 46 161 27 37 30 58 7 0 8 27 0 0 .230 .351 .422 15 30 .299 36/23/41 13 13
CHW AL 2021 63 181 42 34 60 64 3 0 14 38 0 0 .188 .388 .436 24 26 .189 43/16/41 4 5
Career 10yrs 988 3135 443 744 547 895 146 7 163 481 11 7 .237 .351 .444 15 24 .276 n/a
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I think this is a very good deal for both sides.  He's been worth more than this the past few years.  He's getting older, but revenue is going up and he should still be a valuable player as the White Sox enter their competitive window in 2021.  They still need at least one mid-range/top-line starter, but they might have that in the minors.  They also need one more bat at DH/1B depending on how they evaluate Abreu.  Vaughn is still some time away, although he's a serious hitter.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Nov 22 '19

Went negative on dWAR last year ... now signed through his age 35 season for $18+ mil/year.  His hitting will probably stand up - but by 2022 will the White Sox be wanting him behind the plate for 120+ games?

His $73 million contract is the largest guaranteed sum by the White Sox ... Mike Trout will make that much in the first 2 years of his current 12 year deal.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Nov 21 '19

Market loves the move to Milwaukee. $18 in CBS

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Mar 3 '19

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 '19

Get off my lawn.

Mike Dean TMU2009
Mar 1 '19

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 '19

No page seems to be appearing for Manny Pina.

paul schneider badgermania
Feb 23 '19

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 '19

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 '19

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 '19