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Max Stassi | Catcher | #12

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 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. Aug 15 - 6:53 PM

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Astros purchased the contract of C Max Stassi from Triple-A Fresno.

Stassi lost his spot on the 40-man roster during spring training, but he's back on it now with the Astros hurting for catching depth. The 26-year-old has hit .266/.383/.473 with 12 homers at Fresno this season and will share catching duties with Juan Centeno.
Aug 14 - 6:43 PM

Astros sent C Max Stassi outright to Triple-A Fresno.

The move clears him from the 40-man roster. Stassi, 26, appeared in nine games with the Astros last season and batted .230/.294/.374 with seven homers and 32 RBI over 69 games at the Triple-A level.
Mar 21 - 2:48 PM

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.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 03:25:00 PM

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.
Thu, May 12, 2016 11:02:00 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.
Tue, May 10, 2016 03:58:00 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.
Sun, May 8, 2016 01:12:00 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.
Fri, Apr 1, 2016 05:03:00 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.
Tue, Mar 15, 2016 08:30:00 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.
Sun, Mar 13, 2016 10:29:00 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

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Juan Centeno
4Max Stassi
1B1Yulieski Gurriel
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Alex Bregman
2Colin Moran
3J.D. Davis
LF1Derek Fisher
CF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Lance McCullers
3Collin McHugh
4Charlie Morton
5Mike Fiers
6Brad Peacock
7Francis Martes
8Joe Musgrove
9David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Chris Devenski
4Will Harris
5Tyler Clippard
6Tony Sipp
7Jandel Gustave
8James Hoyt
9Michael Feliz
10Francisco Liriano