Juan Graterol – .250 avg 0 homers and 2 RBI’s 1.000 Fielding Percentage
Juan Graterol is another interesting player on the Angels roster this year. He did not make the club out of Spring Training but was called up after about three weeks of the season to replace Carlos Perez who was in an awful slump.
Graterol was a career minor leaguer until the Angels called him up in September of 2016 where he played in nine games and collected four hits in 14 at-bats. However he was released early in the off-season and ended up in Toronto until the Blue Jays traded him back to the Angels on April 18th of this season.
Graterol was immediately added to the roster as Perez was sent down to the minors. While Graterol’s numbers are not anything special he is a typical Mike Scioscia defensive catcher. Graterol has not made an error in 74 chances this season and calls a very good game according to many in the organization.
What stands out even more is the fact that he has thrown out six of 11 would-be base stealers backing up a guy in Martin Maldonado that has a cannon for an arm. Graterol has provided some stability behind the plate along with Maldonado that the Angels did not have much of last season.