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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Benihana View Post
    IF he signs, I think the plan is for him to remain at Catcher. However, if Mez can continue to rake, they will either have an extremely valuable trade chip or they can move Grandal to 3B. Hopefully he'll have enough stick to play there.
    Why move Mez you always need two catchers.

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    Hmmm, I wonder if they were hoping to take Deck McGuire and Grandal was Plan B.

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Odd, doug. Every scouting report I've seen said he has an accurate arm. It's one of his best traits, according to mlb.com.

    What scouting report are you referring to?
    http://pnrscouting.com/scoutingrepor...grandalya.html
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    Grandal moves well behind the plate and is an adequate receiver. He shows solid footwork but could stand to clean-up his catch-and-throw skills a bit, gunning down just over 20% of would-be-basestealers last spring. With average arm strength and accuracy a tick below, I have his pop times hovering around 2.12. Like most amateur catchers, he'll need to improve on his game calling as a pro.

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    Doug, how is Mesoraco's defense? I know he's broken out as a hitter this year (at least when he was in high-A) but how is his defense behind the plate? I notice he DHs a lot.

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    Matter of fact, look at Alonso's swing:

    YouTube - Yonder Alonso of the Cincinnati Reds

    and the look at Grandal's:

    YouTube - Yasmani Grandal (7-4-2009) USA vs Guatemala

    Pretty damn similar.
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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    Yeah thats the only other report I've seen, and thats what most people are basing this pick on.
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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Redmachine2003 View Post
    Why move Mez you always need two catchers.
    I think he was saying Grandal could move to third. But I think that's ridiculous. If you drafted this kid No. 12 overall because you think he's the catcher of the future, he better stay at catcher!

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    Anyone notice that in his final mock draft (Mock 4.0) Keith Law projected that Grandal would go 4th overall to KC? We might have gotten pretty good value for the #12 pick.

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    He's going to have to play himself off catcher, and his play will have to be decisively bad.

    Don't see him moving.
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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    the Reds didn't draft him to move him off catcher. They have enough guys seemingly without a position
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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    Quote Originally Posted by Blitz Dorsey View Post
    I think he was saying Grandal could move to third. But I think that's ridiculous. If you drafted this kid No. 12 overall because you think he's the catcher of the future, he better stay at catcher!
    I don't think he plays at 3rd any better than he does at C with his bellow avg. arm Left maybe but he is real slow of foot

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/draft/

    Grandal Finds A Home

    Posted Jun. 7, 2010 7:11 pm by John Manuel
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    This draft continues to trend toward college players as the Reds select Yasmani Grandal, a switch-hitting catcher batting .412/.537/.730 with 14 home runs and a 55-37 walk-to-strikeout ratio. Grandal had a huge season for Miami, and the Reds' scouting department has some strong ties to south Florida.

    Grandal's defense is the question. He's a solid receiver, but we had mixed reports on Grandal's throwing arm, with some reports of 2.1-second pop times. If the Reds can sign Grandal for money closer to Tony Sanchez (last year's No. 4 selection) rather than Buster Posey (2008's No. 6 selection), they'll get good value at No. 12.

    The White Sox at No. 13 have been linked to college pitchers all spring, and the best available are Chris Sale, Brandon Workman, Asher Wojciechowski and Alex Wimmers.

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    I agree he's not moving off of catcher anytime soon (or probably ever).
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    Re: Yasmani Grandal

    Don't love this pick at all, as I would have perferred the pitcher Sale regardless of arm slot questions. I just don't see anything on tape or in the reports that are blowing me away about this kid. Plus his slary demands are reported to be in the neighborhood of Buster Posey. Doesn't seem like a good mix to me. Worst that could happen is the Reds get this pick again in a deeper draft next season.

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