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Per Yahoo Sports actions’ Tim Brown, Grandal’s contract with the Brewers is for one 365 days and $18.25 million.
Grandal spent the final four seasons with the Los Angeles Dodgers but hasn’t somewhat established himself as a very fixed presence on the plate. For the length of his time with L.A., Grandal hit .238 with a .790 OPS.
That acknowledged, he does offer quality pop in spots and has cranked at least 22 dwelling runs in three of the final four seasons.
Grandal’s real cost comes within the abet of the plate, the save he serves as one of MLB‘s premier defensive backstops.
Constant with FanGraphs, Grandal’s 45 defensive runs saved are basically the most by any catcher relationship abet to 2015.
On top of that, Grandal accrued 11.2 wins above change throughout his tenure with the Dodgers—exact for Zero.33 amongst catchers within the abet of Buster Posey (15.5) and J.T. Realmuto (14.2) over that stretch.
If Grandal can withhold that roughly manufacturing in Milwaukee, the Brewers will miniature doubt be thrilled with their investment as they continue to tweak their roster in hopes of constructing a pennant push.
The Brewers were one take far off from advancing to the World Series final season, losing to the Dodgers within the NLCS. Their catchers blended to hit .237/.294/.363 with sixteen homers, so Grandal represents a huge give a like to with the bat in Milwaukee’s lineup.