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Max Stassi | Catcher | #12

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (27) / 3/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 208
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 4 (0) / OAK
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Max Stassi left Saturday's game due to dehydration, Astros manager A.J. Hinch said.
Midwest heat on a sunny June afternoon got him, it seems. Yuli Gurriel also suffered from some dehydration, Hinch said. Stassi should be fine moving forward. Jun 16 - 5:18 PM

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Max Stassi left Saturday's game against the Royals with an undisclosed injury.

Stassi singled in the top of the ninth inning but was pinch-run for by Brian McCann, leaving with a trainer. It's unclear what the injury was or when it occurred. It's a disappointing development for the backstop, who had a strong day at the dish including that single -- Stassi finished 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in the blowout. The Astros should have an update on his condition soon.
Jun 16 - 5:04 PM

Max Stassi smacked a two-run home run and added an RBI double Wednesday against the Yankees.

Luis Severino tried to get a 99 mph fastball by Stassi in the fifth inning, but the catcher deposited it over the center field wall. Stassi then turned around a 100 mph fastball from Aroldis Chapman in the ninth inning and pulled it down the line for an RBI two-bagger. The 27-year-old has earned more playing time with his surprising showing at the plate and will be a regular for as long as Brian McCann (knee) is out. He should be owned in two-catcher leagues.
May 30 - 9:38 PM

Max Stassi went 1-for-3 with an RBI in a loss to the Angels on Monday.

Stassi knocked in the only run of the game for Houston, and it came on an RBI single that scored Josh Reddick in the top of the third to tie the game at 1-1. The hit raises Stassi's average to .290 on the season, and his season OPS is up to .878 with three homers and 10 RBI for good measure.
May 15 - 12:53 AM

Max Stassi went 2-for-4 with a homer on Wednesday in a win over the Athletics.

Stassi's homer was a big one, as it tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the seventh on a night where it didn't look like the Astros were going to score many (any) runs. His line on the season is now .273/.355/.505 to go along with three homers in his limited playing time. If he keeps swinging the bat like this, the Astros might need to find a way to get him in the lineup more often.
May 9 - 6:35 PM

Max Stassi went 2-for-5 with two doubles in a shellacking of the Athletics on Monday.

Stassi also drove in a run, and he scored twice. In limited playing time, the backstop has hit .255/.345/.451. If he's in the lineup against southpaws, he's worth consideration in DFS as a cheap way to fill out the roster.
May 8 - 1:20 AM

Max Stassi went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a walk and three runs scored Thursday against the Mariners.

Stassi is off to a nice 9-for-29 start with two homers as Brian McCann's backup. He's not going to keep this up, but the Astros have to feel pretty good about having him in the lineup against lefties right now.
Apr 19 - 6:47 PM

Max Stassi hit a three-run home run in Sunday's win over the Padres.

Stassi yanked a Tyson Ross offering into the Crawford Boxes in the fifth inning, breaking a scoreless tie. The homer was the first of the year for Stassi, and his only hit in the victory. The 27-year-old is behind Brian McCann and sometimes Evan Gattis on the catcher depth chart, but he's shown well when he's gotten into games this year, batting .400/.471/.733 through 15 at-bats.
Apr 8 - 6:21 PM

Max Stassi is batting ninth and starting behind the plate against the Rangers on Friday.

Stassi gives Brian McCann an early day off, with fellow "catcher" Evan Gattis in the lineup at DH. The 27-year-old catcher isn't bereft of offensive ability, but you'd have to be low on funds in streaming options to consider him. The full Astros' lineup against the Rangers and Doug Fister goes: George Springer CF, Josh Reddick RF, Jose Altuve 2B, Carlos Correa SS, Alex Bregman 3B, Marwin Gonzalez 1B, Gattis DH, Derek Fisher LF, and Stassi C.
Mar 30 - 5:15 PM

Max Stassi was told by Astros manager A.J. Hinch that he has made the Opening Day roster.

Stassi will serve as a backup catcher to Brian McCann to start the year. The 27-year-old catcher has a career OPS of .723 in 44 games with the Astros in limited action from 2013-2017.
Mar 23 - 11:24 AM

Astros activated C Max Stassi from the 10-day disabled list.

Stassi ended up missing the minimum with left hand inflammation. He'll serve as an extra catcher for the stretch run.
Mon, Sep 4, 2017 03:03:00 PM

Max Stassi (hand) will be activated from the disabled list on Monday, the first day he's eligible.

Stassi has been out with left hand inflammation. He'll be the Astros' third catcher until Evan Gattis (wrist) returns, at which point he'll become the fourth catcher.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 12:04:00 PM

Astros placed C Max Stassi on the 10-day disabled list with left hand inflammation.

Stassi must have been hurt in a start Wednesday. With Evan Gattis back from the DL, he wasn't going to be playing anymore, anyway.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 06:03:00 PM

Max Stassi homered and walked twice Wednesday versus the Nationals.

Stassi wasn't called up until the Astros lost their second catcher when Brian McCann went down, but he's played well enough the last nine days that the team is keeping him over Juan Centeno with McCann returning. He's 3-for-14 with two homers and three walks.
Wed, Aug 23, 2017 11:15:00 PM

Max Stassi hit his second major league home run in the Astros' 9-4 defeat of the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Stassi drew the start at catcher in the afternoon tilt at Chase Field and contributed an RBI double to the Astros' five-run second inning before belting a solo homer off Diamondbacks reliever J.J. Hoover in the top of the ninth. Stassi was promoted to the majors on Monday after posting an .856 OPS over 73 games this season at Triple-A Fresno and he should see semi-regular playing time while Brian McCann (knee) and Evan Gattis (concussion) are sidelined.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 06:53:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Max Stassi
1B1Yuli Gurriel
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
LF1Marwin Gonzalez
2Tony Kemp
CF1George Springer
RF1Josh Reddick
2Jake Marisnick
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Dallas Keuchel
3Gerrit Cole
4Lance McCullers
5Charlie Morton
6Brady Rodgers
7Dean Deetz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Hector Rondon
2Ken Giles
3Chris Devenski
4Joe Smith
5Brad Peacock
6Will Harris
7Tony Sipp
8Collin McHugh
9James Hoyt
10Jandel Gustave
11Reymin Guduan