2021 WHITE SOX PLAYER REVIEW: YASMANI GRANDAL

My alphabetical recap of each member of the 2021 White Sox continues with a look at the fascinating season of YASMANI GRANDAL:

*No player with at least 375 plate appearances in a season (since 1900) had a higher on-base percentage and lower batting average than Grandal’s .420 and .240 in 2021

*Grandal set a Sox record for catchers with a .420 on-base percentage in 2021

*Grandal used the fewest plate appearances to post a 20-homer season for the White Sox in 2021

*Grandal’s 23 homers were the most ever by a Sox switch-hitting catcher and tied for the fourth-most by any Sox catcher

*Grandal’s 31 homers with the Sox are one more than the total of every other switch-hitting catcher in team history

*In 2021, Grandal became the first Sox player with more walks (87) than strikeouts (82) with at least 87 walks since Frank Thomas in 1999 (87/66) … Grandal is the only catcher in Sox history to accomplish this feat

*Grandal’s 87 walks in 2021 were a Sox record for catchers

*Grandal’s eight RBI on Aug. 27 tied a club record and were the most ever by a Sox catcher

*Grandal is the only catcher to lead the Sox in walks in consecutive seasons (2020 and 2021)

*His .446 on-base percentage with two outs was the highest by a Sox player (minimum 100 plate appearances) since Frank Thomas’ .475 in 2004

Next: Billy Hamilton

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