Yasmani Grandal has been known for two things and two things only.

He hits monster home runs and is one of the best pitch framers in baseball.

2017 has been a bit of a different story for Grandal. He has hit four home runs and framed pitches like everyone expected him to do, but now he is hitting for average.

The 28-year-old is currently hitting .291 while sporting an OPS of .845. Both of those statistics are much higher in 2017 compared to his career stats of a .241 AVG and a .781 OPS.

After his RBI double on Monday night to score Corey Seager, Yasmani Grandal currently holds a nine game hitting streak.

If Grandal can continue to produce this way, he could become one of the lineup’s most reliable hitters, allowing Dave Roberts to use him in the 3-4 role that Adrian Gonzalez used to have.

Hyun-Jin Ryu will start Thursday

 

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