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Max Stassi | Catcher | #12

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (25) / 3/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 197
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (0) / OAK
Contract: view contract details

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Astros recalled C Max Stassi from Triple-A Fresno.
Stassi will act as emergency depth at catcher down the stretch for Houston. He is 0-for-4 with two strikeouts this season at the major league level. Sep 5 - 3:25 PM

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Astros optioned C Max Stassi to Triple-A Fresno.

Stassi took Jason Castro's roster spot for a few days while he was on paternity leave. He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts in his only start Wednesday against Cleveland. Evan Gattis is in the minors preparing to catch again, which will push Stassi even further down the Astros' depth chart.
May 12 - 11:02 PM

Astros recalled C Max Stassi from Triple-A Fresno.

Stassi will give the Astros depth at catcher while Jason Castro welcomes a new child into the world. Stassi, 25, was 2-for-14 with six strikeouts at the Triple-A level.
May 10 - 3:58 PM

Astros activated C Max Stassi from the 15-day disabled list; optioned him to Triple-A Fresno.

The Astros have elected to keep Erik Kratz around as Jason Castro's backup. Stassi was coming back from hamate bone surgery.
May 8 - 1:12 PM

Astros placed C Max Stassi on the 15-day disabled list with a fractured left hamate bone.

Stassi had surgery to remove the bone last month and will be out until early May. Erik Kratz will back up Jason Castro until then.
Apr 1 - 5:03 PM

Max Stassi will miss approximately six weeks after undergoing surgery Monday to repair a hook of the hamate fracture of his left wrist.

This means Stassi will be sidelined until early May. The 25-year-old was expected to open the season as Houston's backup catcher, so now Alfredo Gonzalez, Roberto Pena and Tyler Heineman are the likely candidates for the job.
Mar 15 - 8:30 AM

Max Stassi has departed Astros camp in order to have a left hamate bone injury checked out.

If he needs surgery to remove the bone -- which is often what ends up happening -- Stassi would figure to be sidelined for at least six weeks. Stassi is currently in line to open the season as Jason Castro's backup, so this could open up a roster spot for someone like Tyler Heineman or Alfredo Gonzalez.
Mar 13 - 10:29 AM

Astros recalled C Max Stassi from Triple-A Fresno.

The Astros needed catching depth with Jason Castro (strained quad) headed to the disabled list. Stassi doesn't hit for a high average but he does have some pop (13 homers in 84 games). He's expected to be available for Saturday's game against Minnesota.
Sat, Aug 29, 2015 04:36:00 PM

Astros optioned C Max Stassi to Triple-A Fresno; re-assigned SS Carlos Correa, LHP Darin Downs, C Tyler Heineman, RHP James Hoyt and INF Gregorio Petit to minor league camp.

Correa is the biggest name here, but it's obviously no surprise that the top prospect didn't crack the Opening Day roster. He'll begin the season at Double-A and could possibly push to debut before the end of 2015.
Sun, Mar 29, 2015 08:36:00 AM

Astros recalled C Max Stassi from Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Stassi took a step back in Triple-A this year, batting just .246/.296/.378 with nine homers over 101 games. He'll serve as a third catcher for the Astros in September.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 01:21:00 PM

Astros catching prospect Max Stassi blasted his fifth home run of the season on Monday for Triple-A Oklahoma City.

Stassi has hit a home run in three consecutive games, and his season line is up to .279/.342/.588. He also has six doubles and has increased his walk rate. Stassi, who had a three game major league cameo in 2013, could be splitting time with Jason Castro sometime soon.
Tue, Apr 22, 2014 10:05:00 AM

Astros optioned C Max Stassi to Triple-A Oklahoma City.

It's a bit surprising to see Stassi cut this early, but he wasn't expected to win the backup catcher job. Still, the 22-year-old should be back with the big club before long and has a promising future if he can avoid injuries.
Mon, Mar 10, 2014 02:29:00 PM

Max Stassi says he feels "100 percent, ready to go" heading into spring training.

Stassi has dealt with a few different ailments in his professional career, including taking a fastball to the face last August that led to a concussion. With Jason Castro and Carlos Corporan ahead of him, Stassi will most likely start the 2014 season with Triple-A Oklahoma City. Still, the 22-year-old looks like the Astros' backstop of the future and should find himself in Houston before the summer ends.
Wed, Feb 12, 2014 10:39:00 PM

Astros activated C Max Stassi from the 15-day disabled list.

Stassi missed one month with a concussion. He'll serve as emergency depth at catcher down the stretch.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 03:52:00 PM

Max Stassi (concussion) caught another bullpen session Sunday.

It's the third one he's caught since landing on the DL. Stassi also took batting practice Saturday and remains hopeful of returning late this season.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 12:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Jason Castro
2Max Stassi
1B1A.J. Reed
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Yulieski Gurriel
2Luis Valbuena
3Colin Moran
LF1Alex Bregman
2Colby Rasmus
3Tony Kemp
CF1Jake Marisnick
2Teoscar Hernandez
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
2Preston Tucker
Starting Pitcher
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
6Joe Musgrove
7Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
R1Ken Giles
2Will Harris
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Pat Neshek
6Michael Feliz
7Chris Devenski
8Jandel Gustave
9James Hoyt
10Brady Rodgers
11Kevin Chapman
12David Paulino