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May 16, 2007 - May 16, 2007   Red
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Perfect Game Field at Veterans Memorial Stadium - Cedar Rapids, IA
Yasmani Grandal
C 6-2 215   S/R

FB
60
7.54
40
OF
IF
1B
C
82
Pop
1.83
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
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Yasmani Grandal is a 2007 C with a 6'2'', 215 lb. frame from Hialeah, FL, who attends Miami Springs HS. Grandal has a large frame with present strength. He is one of the top defensive catchers in this year's draft. Grandal has arm strength (82 mph) and is very accurate with all of his throws on the bag. During game action, Grandal threw out the fastest runner at the event trying to steal 2B. He also has soft hands, and does a great job blocking balls from side to side. Offensively he is a switch hitter with the ability to drive the ball from both sides. He has a good approach at the plate and stays inside the ball. Grandal drove one ball deep to CF in game action that came off the bat at 98 mph and traveled 400+ feet. He is a complete catcher and loves to play.
PG Grade 10.0




Jan 06, 2007 - Jan 07, 2007   Green
  17

Terry Park - Ft. Myers, FL
Yasmani Grandal
C 6-2 205   S/R

FB
60
7.57
40
OF
IF
1B
C
84
Pop
1.78
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
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Yasmani Grandal is a 2007 C with a 6'2'', 205 lb. frame from Hialeah FL, who attends Miami Springs HS. He has a mature, wide shouldered frame with very good present strength. We've reported on Grandal many times and he was near the top of his game in Fort Myers. His defensive skills are excellent; Grandal had a best pop time of 1.78 with eye opening 84 mph velocity on his throws and he was accurate and on the bag consistently. Grandal handles top prospect pitchers with little effort and receives the ball cleanly. Offensively, Grandal is a switch hitter with bat speed from both sides. Left handed he has a longer swing with a better extension and power potential and more leverage at contact. Right handed, Grandal's swing is shorter and more line drive oriented. His offense will probably always take back seat to his defense but Grandal is a threat at the plate and very consistent in his aproach. He is a good student and has signed with Miami.
PG Grade 10.0




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Yasmani Grandal 60 2007 World Showcase
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Oct 26, 2006 - Oct 30, 2006   Reds Scout Team
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Roger Dean Complex - Jupiter, FL
Yasmani Grandal
C 6-2 205   S/R

FB
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
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CH
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Aug 12, 2006 - Aug 12, 2006   East
  14

San Diego State's Tony Gwynn Stadium - San Diego, CA
Yasmani Grandal
C 6-2 205   S/R

FB
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
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Jul 10, 2006 - Jul 16, 2006   Midwest Blazers Scout Team
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East Cobb Complex - Marietta, GA
Yasmani Grandal
C 6-2 205   S/R

FB
60
40
OF
IF
1B
C
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SL
CH
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Jun 16, 2006 - Jun 18, 2006   6-Orange
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University of Arkansas - Fayetteville, AR
Yasmani Grandal
C 6-2 205   S/R

FB
60
7.81
40
OF
IF
1B
C
83
Pop
1.83
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
Exit Velo
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Yasmani Grandal is a 2007 switch-hitting hitting catcher from Miami Springs HS, residing in Hialeah, FL. Grandal has a strong, powerful build on his 6'2" 205 lb. frame that appears to be the type that will stand up well to the rigors of the catching position. Grandal came on strong this summer and performed up to expectations at this showcase, ending up being ranked #32 among PG National Top 100 position players and receiving an Aflac All-American selection. He has moved near the front of the list of top catchers in the '07 high school draft class, on the strength of his defensive abilities, though he is not without ability at the plate. From the right side of the plate Grandal showed himself to be a good line drive hitter, with a flat swing plane and consistently good barrel contact. He has good feel and timing at the plate. Grandal also looks like he will hit from some power in the future from the right side as the ball came off his bat very well, an indication of his acceleration through contact. From the left side he did a nice job of staying inside the ball and hit line drives with power. The ball also made a plus exit from his left hand stroke. Grandal showed a bit more bat speed from that side and his hands really worked well. He can certainly hit and will be in the middle of most line-ups but it is Grandal's defense that will make him his money. His arm tracks very well to second base and he is on the bag accurate. The ball just jumps out of his hand with little effort. He is a quiet receiver and presents a good target to his pitcher. Grandal is agile and did a very nice job blocking and controlling the ball in the dirt. There is very little to pick at in his defensive game. He ran 4.89 home/1st, with a 7.81 60 time. There generally are not too many switch-hitting high school catchers that can handle the bat and also possess top tier defensive abilities. Grandal is one such player and not only is he a high caliber D1 prospect, but will also get a lot of scout attention this spring. If his bat continues to play well, Grandal should have a very favorable opportunity to sign a pro contract in June.
PG Grade 10.0




Videos  provided by  Skillshow
Yasmani Grandal 60 2006 National Showcase
Yasmani Grandal C 2006 National Showcase
Yasmani Grandal Hitting 2006 National Showcase
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Jun 10, 2006 - Jun 11, 2006   Maroon
  15

5-Plex - Player Development Complex - Ft. Myers, FL
Yasmani Grandal
C 6-2 205   S/R

FB
60
7.44
40
OF
IF
1B
C
81
Pop
1.82
Range
CB
SL
CH
Split
Knuckle
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Yasmani Grandal is a 2007 C with a 6'2'', 205 lb. frame from Hialeah FL, who attends Miami Springs HS. He was an easy pick for the top prospect at the Sunshine East Showcase and later parlayed his invitation to the PG National into a spot on the AFLAC All-American Team. Grandel is that good! He has a prototype pro catcher's build with some solid muscle now and plenty of room to get bigger. His defensive tools/skills are outstanding, from his 81 mph arm strength to low 1.8 pop times to his quickness and shifting ability. Grandel is quiet and balanced in all his actions and has advanced footwork. At the plate, Grandel is a switch-hitter with prospect hitting ability from both sides. He is very calm and balanced from both sides with very good coil and load. If anything, Grandel has a bit more power and lift to his swing left handed and hit well from that side both in games and during BP. The one word you keep reading over and over in the PG scout notes is "smooth", which describes Grandel well. He has a very good chance to develop into a premium pro draft pick in 2007. If not, Grandel is solid student.
PG Grade 10.0