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Dodgers News: Yasmani Grandal is Quietly on Fire At the Plate



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 .291Β 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.

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Written by Trevor Vernola

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