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Evan Gattis | Designated Hitter | #11

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 269
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas-Permian Basin
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 23 (0) / ATL
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Evan Gattis went 2-for-3 with a home run in a loss to the White Sox on Thursday.
Gattis drew his first start behind the dish after being sent to the minors to work on his catching, and he showed why the Astros were so eager to try him at catcher with a solo homer in the eighth inning. It was Gattis' second homer in three games since being recalled. The 29-year-old is hitting .237/.298/.408 with three homers and 10 RBI, and he should gain catcher eligibility soon. May 19 - 10:57 PM

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Evan Gattis will start at catcher Thursday against the White Sox.

It's his first time starting behind the plate since September 28, 2014. Since joining the Astros last year, Gattis has mostly served as the DH while making a few starts in left field. He spent a little over a week in the minor leagues getting reacquainted with his old position and should make occasional starts there throughout the year. The move to catcher will do wonders for his fantasy value.
May 19 - 7:36 PM

Evan Gattis hit a game-winning, two-run homer in the 11th inning to lead the Astros past the White Sox 6-5 on Tuesday.

Gattis, batting fourth and serving as the designated hitter in his first game back with the big club, ripped a Matt Albers offering over the left field wall to give the Astros a lead they would hang onto, barely. He finished 2-for-4 with two walks and two runs scored in the game. Gattis was demoted to work on his catching, and that catcher eligibility is all-important to his fantasy value. He's worth stashing until that happens, which, Tuesday's role aside, shouldn't be long.
May 18 - 12:48 AM

Astros recalled DH/C Evan Gattis from Double-A Corpus Christi.

Gattis was sent down earlier this month in order to ramp up his work behind the plate and the plan now calls for him to serve as Jason Castro's backup while also seeing time out of the DH spot. It shouldn't be long until he gets catcher-eligibility back in fantasy leagues, which is very significant given the poor state of the position this season.
May 16 - 5:17 PM

Evan Gattis will be recalled from Double-A Corpus Christi on Tuesday where he'll serve as the club's primary backup catcher.

Gattis was sent down over a week ago to work on his defensive skills behind the dish, and the team has seen enough to deem him ready to work as Jason Castro's backup. He makes for an interesting addition in fantasy leagues where he only needs a game or two to qualify at the catcher position.
May 15 - 5:55 PM

Evan Gattis went 1-for-4 with a single and caught all nine innings Monday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

Gattis is 3-for-11 with a homer since being optioned to Double-A, but most importantly, he is getting his work in behind the plate. He has thrown out the only runner who has attempted to steal on him. His stint in the minors won't be long, as the Astros are expected to bring him back from the minors next week. He'll share playing time with Jason Castro behind the plate, but regaining catcher-eligibility will be big for his fantasy value.
May 10 - 8:32 AM

Astros optioned C/DH Evan Gattis to Double-A Corpus Christi.

Gattis will head to the minor leagues to ramp up his activity behind the plate according to manager A.J. Hinch. The team has struggled to get any production out of their backup catcher this season, so the thinking is that Gattis can be adequate enough defensively to share the load with Jason Castro behind the plate. It'll certainly be a boon to his fantasy value once he gains catcher eligibility.
May 6 - 11:27 PM

Evan Gattis is not in the lineup for Wednesday's showdown with the Twins.

No injury to report here, just a regular day off for Gattis. Preston Tucker slides into the slugger's DH slot. Tucker is hitting sixth.
May 4 - 4:11 PM

Evan Gattis went 2-for-4 and popped his first homer of the year Friday against the A's.

Gattis needs to get it going if he wants to play against righties, and this is a nice first step for him, though the homer came off a lefty. Gattis is hitting .256 with four doubles and a 15/1 K/BB ratio in 43 at-bats since coming off the DL.
Apr 30 - 1:38 AM

Evan Gattis continued to struggle at the plate in Friday's loss to the Red Sox, going 0-for-3 with a strikeout.

With the tough night, Gattis is now hitting a troublesome .167/.200/.208 with zero RBI through his first 25 plate appearances. His bat is bound to get going at some point, but until he's back in the swing of things fantasy owners should leave the White Bear firmly planted on the bench.
Apr 23 - 12:28 AM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch said Sunday that he plans to use Evan Gattis at catcher sometime within the next 7-10 days.

Gattis has started jut three of six games since being activated from the disabled list, and it appears Hinch plans to use the slugger some behind the plate as a means to get both Gattis' and Preston Tucker's bats into the lineup. It remains to be seen how often he'll wind up playing behind the plate, but if he can manage to add catcher eligibility it would obviously be big for his fantasy value.
Apr 17 - 12:10 PM

Evan Gattis is not in the Astros starting lineup on Saturday.

The Astros appear to be easing Gattis back into action rather than letting him play everyday right out of the gate. Preston Tucker is serving as the designated hitter on Saturday and will hit sixth against Justin Verlander and the Tigers.
Apr 16 - 3:11 PM

Evan Gattis is starting in the designated hitter spot and batting sixth for the Astros in Friday's game versus the Tigers.

He had been benched in favor of Preston Tucker the last two days. The two will likely continue to rotate through the DH spot pretty evenly.
Apr 15 - 4:12 PM

Astros manager A.J. Hinch considered using Evan Gattis at catcher Wednesday against the Royals.

Hinch was prepared to have Gattis pinch-hit with a runner on base in the ninth inning, but it never got to that point as Joakim Soria shut the Astros down in order. If Houston had tied it up, Gattis would have filled in for Jason Castro behind the plate in the tenth inning. Gattis' fantasy value would improve dramatically if he somehow became catcher-eligible, but that seems unlikely. He didn't catch at all last season and only made 11 appearances in left field. Gattis returned from hernia surgery Tuesday night but hasn't been in the lineup the last two games.
Apr 14 - 5:26 PM

Playing in his first game of the season, Evan Gattis went 0-for-4 with three strikeouts in a 3-2 Tuesday loss to the Royals.

Gattis underwent hernia surgery in February and his recovery from the procedure forced him to miss the entirety of spring training. No huge surprise, then, that he mostly failed to make contact in his return to action. There will likely be much rust for the slugger to shake off as he acclimates to major league play in the coming days. He should be deployed as normal for fantasy purposes moving forward, though, as his bat carries more than enough thump even in its rusty state. Last season, Gattis notched career bests with 27 homers and 88 RBI.
Apr 13 - 12:14 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
1B1Luis Valbuena
2Tyler White
2B1Jose Altuve
2Tony Kemp
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Colin Moran
2Marwin Gonzalez
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Luke Gregerson
2Ken Giles
3Pat Neshek
4Tony Sipp
5Will Harris
6Scott Feldman
7Michael Feliz
8Chris Devenski