Meet prospect Yasmani Grandal

Position: Catcher
Height: 6-2
Weight: 232
Age: 23
Born: Havana, Cuba
Drafted: 2010, first round, 12th overall
Acquired: Trade with Cincinnati Reds, Dec. 17
Projected arrival in majors: 2013

Strengths: Advanced from Single-A to Triple-A last season; switch-hitter is expected to provide above-average offense and solid defense; has a balanced approach, controls the strike zone, and uses the entire field.

Weaknesses: University of Miami product had 19 passed balls in 90 games and must improve receiving skills; has an average arm, and speed is well below average. Could need a full season at Triple-A.

Quote: "(Advancing three levels last season) was satisfying. Especially, as I moved on, I did better. It was satisfying just to be able to get those three levels under my belt in one year."

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