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Evan Gattis | Catcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (27) / 8/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Evan Gattis is not in the Braves' starting lineup for Thursday's series-finale against the Phillies.
Gerald Laird is starting behind the plate. Gattis, who's batting .375 with a 1.135 OPS and four home runs in 10 games this season, is simply getting a day of rest. Apr 17 - 10:09 AM

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Evan Gattis was all the offense the Braves needed, going 4-for-4 with a solo home run in Wednesday's win over the Phillies.

Gattis knocked in the only run of the game when he hit a wall-scraping home run to left field off of Cliff Lee in the fourth inning. He also singled three times, bringing his average up to .378. Gattis now has six hits and three home runs in his last two games, both against the Phillies.
Apr 16 - 9:37 PM

Evan Gattis hit his second and third homers of the year Monday against the Phillies.

We're skeptical about Gattis's ability to hit for average, but there's no doubting his power; he's up to 24 homers in 386 at-bats since he debuted last year. Plus, he is hitting .303 in the early going this season, so enjoy it while it lasts.
Apr 14 - 11:23 PM

Evan Gattis (illness) is back in the Braves' lineup Tuesday.

Gattis hasn't played since Friday due to a stomach bug, which caused him to lose seven pounds. "It feels good to get over that, and it feels good to be back home," Gattis said. The catcher has just two hits in his first 12 at-bats this season, but one of them was a homer.
Apr 8 - 7:30 PM

Evan Gattis is out of the Braves' lineup Saturday night against the Nationals due to the flu.

The hope is that he will able to return to action on Sunday. Ryan Doumit is starting at catcher.
Apr 5 - 4:14 PM

Evan Gattis launched a mammoth solo homer in Friday's victory over the Nationals.

Gattis struck out in his other three plate appearances, but he made his at-bat in the fifth count, pounding a Jordan Zimmermann pitch well over the bullpen in left field. It was the catcher's first extra-base hit and RBI this season.
Apr 4 - 4:25 PM

Evan Gattis tested his injured quadriceps by running on Saturday, and though he still feels it a bit, he hopes to return to the Braves lineup on Monday.

The Braves starting backstop has been limited to just 40 plate appearances this spring, where he's slashed .225/.225/.400 with a 10/0 K/BB ratio. He has prodigious power, but his batting average and counting stats may leave much to be desired from a fantasy perspective.
Mar 22 - 11:42 AM

Evan Gattis (quad) remains out of the Braves starting lineup on Saturday.

The 27-year-old backstop has been sidelined since Wednesday due to soreness in his right quad. He'll participate in base running drills on Saturday and admitted to feeling better, so being in the Opening Day lineup shouldn't be a problem.
Mar 22 - 10:00 AM

Evan Gattis (quad) remained out of the Braves' lineup Friday.

He's been out since Wednesday with a sore right quad. However, Gattis said he'd be playing if it were the regular season, so the ailment isn't something to worry about unless it gets worse.
Mar 21 - 10:40 AM

Evan Gattis was scratched from Wednesday's lineup with a sore quad.

Consider him day-to-day. The Braves want Gattis to catch about 100-110 games this season while also logging some time at first base and the outfield. El Oso Blanco's eye-opening rookie campaign ended with a .243/.291/.480 slash line and 21 homers and 65 RBI in 105 games.
Mar 19 - 10:54 AM

Evan Gattis revealed Friday that he underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last October.

The procedure was to remove a dime-sized bone chip that Gattis said had been "floating around" in his knee since around 2006. "The doctor did a really good job," Gattis said. "I came back good. But I had a fragment floating around for, like, the last seven years. So I had that cleaned out, just smoothed it out." Gattis hadn’t caught consecutive games this spring until Thursday, and now we know why the Braves were careful with him. The Braves plan to catch Gattis about 100-110 games this season while also giving him occasional time at first base and the outfield.
Mar 14 - 4:35 PM

Evan Gattis hit his first spring homer Wednesday as a Braves split-squad beat the Marlins 3-1.

Gattis is hitting .226 with an 8/0 K/BB ratio in 31 at-bats this spring. The Braves appear committed to opening the season with him in the cleanup spot, but he's going to have to make consistent contact to stay there. While we expect him to rank among the major leaguer leaders in homers among catchers, we're not so sure that he'll be able to keep his average over .250.
Mar 12 - 4:09 PM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Monday that he's leaning toward batting Evan Gattis cleanup this season.

It's not a surprise, as that's where Gattis most often hit last year when he was in the lineup. He'll be preceded in the lineup by Jason Heyward, Justin Upton and Freddie Freeman. Gonzalez also revealed that he expects Gattis to start 100-110 games behind the plate while seeing spot duty at first base and in the outfield.
Feb 17 - 6:39 PM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Tuesday that he has told Evan Gattis that he will be the primary catcher in 2014.

That was the assumption after Brian McCann signed with the Yankees, but it's now confirmed. Gattis hit .241 with 21 home runs and 65 RBI over 105 games as a rookie this past season and should be relevant in most mixed fantasy leagues in 2014.
Tue, Dec 10, 2013 02:47:00 PM

Evan Gattis will bat cleanup in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers.

Gattis has slowed down a bit since the All-Star break, but he produced five homers and an .808 OPS against southpaws for the year. That's enough for him to get the nod in the outfield, with B.J. Upton taking a seat on the bench. The Braves' lineup: Jason Heyward CF, Justin Upton RF, Freddie Freeman 1B, Gattis LF, Brian McCann C, Chris Johnson 3B, Andrelton Simmons SS, Elliot Johnson 2B, Kris Medlen P.
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 04:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Evan Gattis
2Gerald Laird
3Ryan Doumit
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Dan Uggla
2Tyler Pastornicky
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Ramiro Pena
LF1Justin Upton
CF1B.J. Upton
2Jordan Schafer
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Ervin Santana
4Alex Wood
5Aaron Harang
6David Hale
7Gavin Floyd
8Brandon Beachy
9Kris Medlen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Craig Kimbrel
2David Carpenter
3Jordan Walden
4Luis Avilan
5Anthony Varvaro
6Ian Thomas
7Gus Schlosser
8Jonny Venters
9Cory Gearrin