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Evan Gattis | Designated Hitter | #11

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 253
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas-Permian Basin
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 23 (0) / ATL
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Evan Gattis hit his first homer of the season on Sunday in a victory over the White Sox.
The homer came off of Hector Santiago in the top of the ninth inning with the Astros already ahead 6-1. It's been a slow start to the 2018 season for the veteran designated hitter, as even with the homer his OPS sits at just .641. It's possible 31-year-old is losing bat speed, but it's too early to take this terribly seriously. If he's available in your leagues and you have a utility spot, he's worth picking up. Apr 22 - 5:49 PM

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Evan Gattis went 3-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored in Sunday's win over the Rangers.

Gattis did damage with each of his three hits, doubling in a run in the sixth before swatting an RBI single in the seventh, and knocking another run-scoring double in the ninth. He's got four extra-base hits, all doubles, on the young season, batting .333 through four games.
Apr 1 - 6:51 PM

Evan Gattis left Sunday's Grapefruit League contest after being hit by a pitch in the elbow.

Gattis has already undergone X-rays, and the results were negative. The Astros will likely give him a day off or two as a precaution, but he should be just fine for Opening Day.
Mar 25 - 3:52 PM

Astros and C/DH Evan Gattis avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $6.7 million contract.

Gattis was arbitration-eligible for the final time this winter. He hit .263/.311/.457 with 12 homers over 84 games last season.
Jan 12 - 1:48 PM

According to Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle, Evan Gattis is expected to function as the Astros' primary designated hitter in 2018.

The 31-year-old slugger only appeared in 84 games for the Astros in 2017, appearing in 49 games behind the plate and one at first base, while acting as the DH the rest of the time. With catcher eligibility in all fantasy leagues heading into 2018, the more time that he spends in the lineup, the better it will be for his fantasy value.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 01:13:00 PM

Evan Gattis is in the designated hitter spot and batting seventh for the Astros in Friday's World Series Game 3 against the Dodgers.

Gattis was on the bench for Games 1 and 2 in Los Angeles with the DH spot not available, but he's in there against Yu Darvish for Game 3. The Astros' full lineup is as follows: George Springer CF, Alex Bregman 3B, Jose Altuve 2B, Carlos Correa SS, Yulieski Gurriel 1B, Josh Reddick RF, Gattis DH, Marwin Gonzalez LF, Brian McCann C.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 04:21:00 PM

Evan Gattis hit a solo home run, which turned out to be the game-winning run, in Saturday's Game 7 victory over the Yankees in the American League Championship Series.

Gattis broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning when he yanked a CC Sabathia offering to left-center. It was a good time for his first homer of the postseason, and his first hit of the series. He's hit .250/.360/.500 in seven playoff games to date, and could be in for a bigger workload in the next round with the Dodgers boasting so many lefties.
Sat, Oct 21, 2017 11:34:00 PM

Evan Gattis is starting in the designated hitter spot and batting eighth for the Astros in ALCS Game 6 on Friday versus the Yankees.

Carlos Beltran has started four of the five games so far this series in the DH spot, but it will be Gattis in there Friday against right-hander Luis Severino. The Astros' full lineup looks like this: George Springer CF, Josh Reddick RF, Jose Altuve 2B, Carlos Correa SS, Yulieski Gurriel 1B, Alex Bregman 3B, Marwin Gonzalez LF, Gattis DH, Brian McCann C.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 04:27:00 PM

Evan Gattis is expected to start for the Astros behind the plate for Game 3 of the ALCS.

Brian McCann has started the first two games of the series, with Gattis expected to catch for Charlie Morton in Game 3. Gattis excels against left-handed pitching and would be a nice fit against Yankees' southpaw C.C. Sabathia.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 01:25:00 PM

Evan Gattis will start at designated hitter for Game 4 of the ALDS against the Red Sox on Monday.

The weather still warrants watching, but Gattis is slated to get the nod over Carlos Beltran at DH. The full lineup for Houston as they attempt to advance to the ALCS: George Springer CF, Josh Reddick RF, Jose Altuve 2B, Carlos Correa SS, Marwin Gonzalez LF, Alex Bregman 3B, Yulieski Gurriel 1B, Gattis DH, Brian McCann C. Charlie Morton will start for Houston while Rick Porcello will get the ball for Boston.
Mon, Oct 9, 2017 10:55:00 AM

Evan Gattis is starting at designated hitter and batting fifth for the Astros in Friday's ALDS Game 2 versus the Red Sox.

Boston is throwing another lefty (Drew Pomeranz), so the Astros will stick with the exact same lineup that produced eight runs and a victory in Game 1. Gattis doubled twice, drew a walk and scored a pair of runs in Thursday's win. The Astros' full lineup is as follows: George Springer CF, Alex Bregman 3B, Jose Altuve 2B, Carlos Correa SS, Gattis DH, Josh Reddick RF, Yulieski Gurriel 1B, Marwin Gonzalez LF, Brian McCann C.
Fri, Oct 6, 2017 11:02:00 AM

Evan Gattis went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored in a win over the Mariners on Friday.

He singled to drive in Carlos Correa in the first inning and doubled later in the game. The veteran catcher is good with the bat but doesn't get enough playing time to be of much use in fantasy leagues. He has a .267 batting average with 11 home runs and 46 RBI in 286 plate appearances.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 12:31:00 AM

Astros activated C Evan Gattis from the 10-day disabled list.

It's the first day that he's eligible to return. Gattis missed the minimum amount of time due to soreness in his right wrist but made it through his rehab assignment without any issue.
Sat, Sep 9, 2017 12:35:00 PM

Evan Gattis (wrist) is on track to rejoin the Astros on Saturday, the first day he's eligible to be activated from the disabled list.

Gattis has had no issues on his minor league rehab assignment and is champing at the bit to get back in the Astros' lineup. The 31-year-old slugger is hitting .269/.319/.470 with 11 homers and 45 RBI on the season.
Fri, Sep 8, 2017 08:16:00 PM

Evan Gattis (wrist) is headed to Low-A Quad Cities to begin a rehab assignment.

It sounds like Gattis should be ready for activation when first eligible on Saturday. He's barely played over the last month due to concussion and wrist issues.
Sun, Sep 3, 2017 12:06:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
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
PosRoleName
S1Justin Verlander
2Dallas Keuchel
3Gerrit Cole
4Lance McCullers
5Charlie Morton
6Brady Rodgers
7Dean Deetz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Chris Devenski
3Joe Smith
4Brad Peacock
5Will Harris
6Hector Rondon
7Tony Sipp
8Collin McHugh
9James Hoyt
10Jandel Gustave