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Hank Conger | Catcher

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/29/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 220
Bats / Throws: Switch / Right
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Astros acquired C Hank Conger from the Angels for C Carlos Perez and RHP Nick Tropeano.
Conger owns a .235/.301/.364 batting line with 11 home runs in 515 plate appearances over the past two seasons. Known for his pitch-framing abilities, he'll give the Astros a solid backup to Jason Castro. The 26-year-old will be arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter. Nov 5 - 3:43 PM

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Hank Conger finished 3-for-4 with a homer and five RBI in the Angels' 9-3 rout of the Blue Jays on Sunday.

Conger hit an RBI double in the fourth inning, a three-run homer in the sixth inning, and an RBI single in the ninth inning. He still isn't getting much playing time behind Chris Iannetta but has made the most of these limited opportunities, batting .314/.364/.569 with three homers and 13 RBI in 51 at-bats. The Angels (19-17) are two games over the .500 mark for the first time in two years.
May 11 - 4:36 PM

Hank Conger went 2-for-3 with a walk and a home run as the Angels defeated the Indians on Wednesday.

Conger swatted his second home run of the season in the second inning off of Zach McAllister, a two-run blast. Conger, the Angels' back-up catcher behind Chris Iannetta, has been remarkably productive in his limited playing time, slashing .324/.361/.588 after Wednesday's performance.
Apr 30 - 10:37 PM

Hank Conger went 2-for-5 with his first home run of the season in a win over the Mets on Sunday.

Conger had one of four home runs off Mets starter Bartolo Colon, a two-run shot in the fifth inning. He also doubled and scored two runs in the game. He's used sparingly as the backup to Chris Iannetta, but Conger's bat may eventually force the Angels to flip their roles.
Apr 13 - 6:58 PM

Hank Conger slugged a go-ahead two-run homer in the Angels' 6-5 defeat of the Brewers on Saturday.

Some late-August excitement for this disappointing Anaheim team. Josh Hamilton hit a two-out pinch-hit double and then Conger was picked to hit for reliever Dane De La Rosa and came through with a heroic blast. Conger is slugging .440 with seven homers in 191 at-bats.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 10:47:00 PM

Hank Conger went 1-for-3 with a walk, double, RBI and run scored in Thursday's win over the Yankees.

It was Conger's first double, walk and RBI of August, and just his second run scored. Conger hasn't fulfilled his offensive potential to date, and he doesn't play enough to factor into mixed leaguer's plans. Conger, batting .239, has collected six homers and 15 RBI over 159 at-bats.
Thu, Aug 15, 2013 06:37:00 PM

Hank Conger homered to plate the Angels' only two runs Wednesday against the Cardinals.

Conger's bat and improved throwing have him in line for more playing time behind the plate in Anaheim. The Angels should also think about DHing him once in a while, considering that he has a better OPS against right-handers than either Mark Trumbo or Albert Pujols.
Thu, Jul 4, 2013 01:37:00 AM

Hank Conger went 2-for-4 and hit his fourth homer against the Orioles on Wednesday.

Conger has three homers and a double in his last five starts. He's not going to capture much additional playing time from Chris Iannetta, but it'd be interesting to see what he could do if given the occasional start at DH.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 04:59:00 PM

Hank Conger is starting behind the plate Wednesday against the Athletics.

It's safe to say that Conger is C.J. Wilson's personal catcher at this point. He's batting eighth Wednesday against left-hander Tommy Milone.
Wed, May 1, 2013 01:28:00 PM

Hank Conger finished 3-for-3 with five RBI in Monday's Cactus League loss to the Mariners.

Conger doubled and homered, looking locked in at the plate. He is expected to serve as a fairly active backup catcher this season behind Angels starter Chris Iannetta.
Mon, Feb 25, 2013 06:18:00 PM

Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com thinks the Angels could use Hank Conger as a trade chip.

Conger has always hit in the minors but never received an extended look at the major league level. With Chris Iannetta inking a three-year extension, it would make sense to move Conger while he still has value. He'll compete for the backup job next spring.
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 02:22:00 PM

Angels recalled C Hank Conger from Triple-A Salt Lake.

Conger will act as an emergency catcher down the stretch for the Halos. He's doubtful to hold fantasy value.
Tue, Sep 4, 2012 04:53:00 PM

Angels optioned C Hank Conger to Triple-A Salt Lake.

The 24-year-old wasn't given much of a shot to impress in his 12 days with the team, posting a .231/.313/.231 line in 17 plate appearances. While it hasn't yet translated to success at the highest level, Conger has always raked at the minor league level. If he can procure full-time at-bats at some point, we'd expect him to have success. That will have to wait for now, as Bobby Wilson (concussion) will be activated from the disabled list Monday to take Conger's roster spot.
Sun, Jun 17, 2012 07:16:00 PM

Angels recalled C Hank Conger from Triple-A Salt Lake.

As expected, Conger will replace Bobby Wilson (concussion) on the active roster. The 24-year-old likely would have joined the club following Chris Iannetta's wrist surgery, but he only recently returned from an elbow injury. He's obviously a much bigger threat than John Hester with the bat, so he's well worth adding in AL-only leagues.
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 06:03:00 PM

The Angels are expected to recall catcher Hank Conger from Triple-A Salt Lake prior to Tuesday's game.

Bobby Wilson left Monday's game after being hit in the mask with a foul tip, so this indicates that he could be headed for the disabled list. Conger is 4-for-14 with a double with a double and an RBI since missing five weeks with a sprained right elbow. John Hester is a pretty poor alternative, so Conger is worth an immediate add in AL-only leagues.
Tue, Jun 5, 2012 05:51:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
3Max Stassi
1B1Jon Singleton
2Dan Johnson
2B1Jose Altuve
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Jonathan Villar
3B1Matt Dominguez
LF1Jake Marisnick
2L.J. Hoes
CF1Dexter Fowler
2Alex Presley
RF1George Springer
2Robbie Grossman
DH1Chris Carter
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Scott Feldman
2Dallas Keuchel
3Collin McHugh
4Brett Oberholtzer
5Brad Peacock
6Samuel Deduno
7Vince Velasquez
8Michael Feliz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Josh Fields
5Tony Sipp
6Michael Foltynewicz
7Jake Buchanan
8Will Harris
9Kevin Chapman
10Darin Downs