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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 homered twice and drove in four runs as the Astros beat the Angels 7-2 on Saturday.
Gattis terrorized Angels starter Jered Weaver, blasting a three-run shot in the second inning before tacking on a solo dinger in the fourth. The homers were his 14th and 15th of the year, giving him 40 RBI. That power has kept him fantasy relevant, but El Oso Blanco is hitting just .224/.289/.451 on the year. Jul 23 - 10:36 PM

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Evan Gattis (hand) is not in the Astros' lineup Friday.

Gattis left Wednesday's game against the A's due to a right hand contusion and it's still swollen. He'll take some swings and could be available off the bench Friday. Jason Castro is at catcher and Preston Tucker is in the designated hitter spot.
Jul 22 - 4:32 PM

Evan Gattis left Wednesday's game against the A's due to a right hand contusion.

Gattis is being listed as day-to-day. He was lifted in the seventh inning with the injury, but remained in the clubhouse. With the Astros off on Thursday, the slugger could potentially return to the lineup without missing a game when they face off with the Angels on Friday.
Jul 20 - 8:19 PM

Evan Gattis is not in Monday's lineup against the Athletics.

A.J. Reed will serve as the designated hitter against right-hander Kendall Graveman and Jason Castro is behind the plate. Gattis is batting just .147 with one home run and a .518 OPS this month. His at-bats could be at risk if or when Alex Bregman and/or Yulieski Gourriel get the call.
Jul 18 - 7:15 PM

Evan Gattis went 4-for-5 with a homer and four RBI in Friday’s rout against the Athletics.

His four hits tied a career-high. Gattis, who was making his fourth straight start behind the plate, drove in a run with a ground out in a seven-run first inning before launching a long two-run home run in the fourth which landed near the train tracks beyond the left field fence. If that wasn’t enough, he then doubled home a run in the fifth. The 29-year-old had just four hits in 29 at-bats over his last seven games combined, so he broke out in a big way. Regaining catcher-eligibility certainly makes him a lot more interesting in fantasy leagues.
Jun 4 - 12:26 AM

Evan Gattis is starting at catcher for the Astros on Thursday afternoon against the Diamondbacks.

This is the sixth start behind the plate for Gattis, who will bat fifth versus Arizona right-hander Zack Greinke. Jason Castro is out with flu-like symptoms.
Jun 2 - 11:18 AM

Evan Gattis went 1-for-5 with a two-run homer in Wednesday's victory over the Diamondbacks.

Gattis got his fifth start at catcher on Wednesday and celebrated with a two-run homer that capped off a three-run outburst in the fifth inning. He's only hitting .233/.295/.433 on the season, but now has six homers and should have catcher eligibility soon in most leagues -- which is good, as the catcher position has been a cornucopia of sadness.
Jun 2 - 12:29 AM

Evan Gattis will start behind the plate Tuesday against the Diamondbacks.

This will be his fourth start behind the plate. Gattis is batting .298 with four homers and a .961 OPS in 52 plate appearances since returning from the minors and he's on the verge of an uptick of value when he gains catcher-eligibility in fantasy leagues.
May 31 - 12:37 PM

Evan Gattis is not in the Astros' starting lineup on Monday afternoon against the Diamondbacks.

The game is being played at Chase Field under National League rules, so Gattis can't DH. Tyler White is starting at catcher and Jason Castro will be behind the plate.
May 30 - 1:16 PM

Evan Gattis had a two-run homer and a double to help the Astros edge the Orioles 4-3 on Wednesday.

Gattis made his second start of the year at catcher in this one. He's 11-for-31 with four homers since returning from the minors on May 16, so whether he's catching or DHing, he's going to be in the starting lineup most of the time for the foreseeable future.
May 25 - 11:21 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
1B1Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Alex Bregman
2Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Jake Marisnick
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
2Preston Tucker
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Will Harris
2Ken Giles
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Pat Neshek
6Scott Feldman
7Michael Feliz
8Chris Devenski