Yasmani Grandal completed second amongst catchers in WAR in 2018, behind solely the participant maybe most coveted within the commerce market, J.T. Realmuto. Salvador Perez was the one catcher to hit extra homers, 27, than Grandal’s 24. Probably the most walks drawn by any catcher: 72, by Yasmani Grandal.

The No. 1 catcher in these pitch-framing metrics: Grandal.

To evaluate, Grandal will get on base, hits homers and does all of the stuff on protection that analytically pushed entrance places of work actually like. That would appear to create a very nice free-agent platform for Grandal, who simply turned down a $17.9 million qualifying supply from the Dodgers.

However it’s as if there’s a big efficiency pimple proper in the course of Grandal’s résumé, some ugliness that most likely will scare away no less than some potential suitors.

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