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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

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.
Mon, Aug 14, 2017 06:43:00 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.
Tue, Mar 21, 2017 02:48:00 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

Depth Charts

C1Brian McCann
2Evan Gattis
3Max Stassi
1B1Yuli Gurriel
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
LF1Derek Fisher
2Jake Marisnick
CF1George Springer
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Marwin Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
S1Justin Verlander
2Dallas Keuchel
3Gerrit Cole
4Lance McCullers
5Charlie Morton
6Brady Rodgers
7Dean Deetz
Relief Pitcher
R1Ken Giles
2Chris Devenski
3Joe Smith
4Brad Peacock
5Will Harris
6Hector Rondon
7Tony Sipp
8Collin McHugh
9James Hoyt
10Jandel Gustave