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Max Stassi | Designated Hitter

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (24) / 3/15/1991
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 201
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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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. Aug 29 - 4:36 PM

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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.
Mar 29 - 8:36 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

Astros transferred C Max Stassi from the 7-day disabled list to the 15-day disabled list.

Stassi's post-concussion symptoms have lessened over the last week, but it's still unclear when he might return. He was injured on August 21.
Fri, Sep 6, 2013 08:16:00 AM

Max Stassi has been riding an exercise bike and has had a reduction in his post-concussion symptoms.

He is still having headaches, but they're not as severe. It's not clear when Stassi might return. "I'm a lot better," he said. "I got a lot of sleep when I was left behind here [while the team went to Chicago] and the only thing is my balance isn't there and there's a little dizziness still. If it doesn't get better in a couple of days, I'll see a balance specialist."
Thu, Aug 29, 2013 09:15:00 PM

Astros placed C Max Stassi on the 7-day concussion disabled list.

Stassi was hit in the face by a pitch during Wednesday's game, and although he managed to avoid broken bones, he could escape a concussion. Cody Clark has replaced him on the roster.
Fri, Aug 23, 2013 02:59:00 PM

X-rays and a CT scan taken Thursday afternoon on Max Stassi's face and head showed no fractures.

Stassi was hit in the head by a pitch during Wednesday's game against the Rangers. The 22-year-old has already flown back to Houston to undergo a concussion test.
Thu, Aug 22, 2013 02:39:00 PM

Max Stassi left Wednesday's game against the Rangers after getting hit in the face by a pitch.

Stassi, who was playing in just his second career game, took a Tanner Scheppers pitch in the face with the bases loaded in the eighth inning. He's been sent to the hospital for further evaluation.
Wed, Aug 21, 2013 11:12:00 PM

Astros purchased the contract of C Max Stassi from Double-A Corpus Christi.

The Astros have yet to announce corresponding roster moves, but this likely means that Carlos Corporan (concussion) is headed to the 7-day disabled list. Stassi, 22, batted .277/.333/.529 with 17 homers in 76 games this season in Double-A and should serve as Jason Castro's backup for now.
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 01:51:00 PM

Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports that the Astros are planning to call up catcher Max Stassi from Double-A Corpus Christi.

This could be a sign that Carlos Corporan is headed to the 7-day concussion disabled list. Stassi, who was acquired from the A's in the Jed Lowrie deal, is batting .277/.333/.529 with 17 homers in 76 games this season in Double-A. The 22-year-old might not get much playing time, but he's worth monitoring in AL-only fantasy leagues.
Source: MLBlogs.com
Tue, Aug 20, 2013 01:29:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Hank Conger
3Max Stassi
1B1Chris Carter
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
2Jed Lowrie
3Marwin Gonzalez
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Scott Kazmir
3Scott Feldman
4Collin McHugh
5Mike Fiers
6Lance McCullers
7Brad Peacock
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Pat Neshek
3Chad Qualls
4Vincent Velasquez
5Will Harris
6Tony Sipp
7Oliver Perez
8Samuel Deduno