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Yasmani Grandal soaring up the charts

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By Jon Weisman

After going 4 for 4 with two walks, two three-run homers and career-high eight RBI — one of the greatest days by an MLB catcher ever — in the Dodgers’ 14-4 victory over Milwaukee today, Dodger catcher Yasmani Grandal is 16 for 37 with five doubles, three homers and eight walks in his past 12 games — good for a .533 on-base percentage and .833 slugging percentage.

Even including his slow early season start, Grandal has a .414 OBP and .534 slugging percentage in 2015, while taking about 75 percent of the Dodgers’ innings behind the plate. As of this writing, his OPS is 10th in the National League. Grandal entered today leading NL catchers in weighted on-base average (wOBA, minimum 80 plate appearances) at .353, a figure will be even higher once the computers do their work.

Below, enjoy our Dodger Insider magazine feature from April on Grandal (click images to enlarge).

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1 Comment

  1. oldbrooklynfan

    I went out to eat after the game and just couldn’t stop thinking of Yas Grandal. What a game he had.

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