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Evan Gattis | Designated Hitter | #11

Team: Houston Astros
Age / DOB:  (29) / 8/18/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 260
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas-Permian Basin
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 23 (0) / ATL
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GM Jeff Luhnow said the Astros aren't considering Evan Gattis as a backup option at catcher.
"Obviously, he's caught in the past, and having a guy on the roster that can catch has value," said Luhnow. "But he's our DH." Gates started 11 games in left field last year but hasn't caught since 2014. For now, the Astros are set with Jason Castro and Max Stassi behind the plate. Gattis is coming off hernia surgery and might not be ready for Opening Day. Feb 11 - 11:15 AM

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Evan Gattis (hernia surgery) indicated Wednesday that he is already close to doing light baseball activity.

Gattis had surgery Tuesday for a sports hernia and will miss a large chunk of Grapefruit League play, but there's a chance he could be ready for Opening Day. The 29-year-old slugger said Wednesday that he will "start doing very light baseball activities shortly as long as pain permits." He's walking one mile a day right now and deemed himself sore, but optimistic. Last season, Gattis slashed .246/.285/.463 with 27 homers and 88 RBI for the Astros.
Feb 10 - 4:19 PM

Evan Gattis recently underwent hernia surgery and will be sidelined for the next 4-6 weeks.

The operation shouldn't have any long-term effects, but it could sideline Gattis for the bulk of spring training and possibly threaten his availability for Opening Day. If Gattis does get a late start to the season, Jake Marisnick, Preston Tucker and Marwin Gonzalez would figure to be in line to pick up the slack. Gattis batted .246/.285/.463 with 27 homers and 88 RBI in his first season with the Astros.
Feb 9 - 10:00 PM

Evan Gattis said Saturday that he had dropped 18 pounds already this winter in an effort to become more nimble.

Not that he really needed to become more nimble after legging out a mystifying 11 triples during the 2015 campaign. Gattis slashed .246/.285/.463 with 27 homers and 88 RBI in his first season with the Astros and could be poised for an even better year in 2016. Of course he no longer qualifies as a catcher in most fantasy formats which crushes his fantasy league appeal.
Jan 23 - 3:25 PM

Evan Garrison requested $3.85 million and was offered $3 million by the Astros when arbitration figures were exchanged Friday.

With the two sides so close, they should be able to meet somewhere in the middle around $3.4 million. Gattis, who is arbitration-eligible for the first time, clubbed 27 homers and plated 88 runs in his first season with the Astros.
Jan 15 - 6:09 PM

Evan Gattis had a walk and a solo home run in four trips to the plate in Monday's win over the Mariners.

Gattis hit the second of two solo home runs in the first inning against Roenis Elias. The slugger has been swinging a hit stick as of late, batting .348 (16-for-46) in his last 12 games. On the year, he's hitting .246/.283/.462 with 27 home runs and 87 RBI.
Tue, Sep 29, 2015 01:17:00 AM

Evan Gattis went 2-for-4 with a run scored in a losing effort Friday against the Rangers.

Gattis had a triple and a double. He's now up to 10 triples on the year, which is more than speedsters like Billy Hamilton, Dee Gordon, Jose Altuve, and Ben Revere. Baseball is weird like that sometimes. Meanwhile, Gattis has yet to steal a base this season. No player has finished with 10-plus triples and no steals in a season since Jerry Lumpe in 1962.
Sat, Sep 26, 2015 12:44:00 AM

Evan Gattis went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run as the Astros defeated the Angels on Monday.

Gattis opened the scoring in the second inning, drilling a two-run home run off of Jered Weaver. The slugger has provided plenty of power but not much else as evidenced by his .243/.281/.456 triple-slash line. He's carrying 26 home runs with 85 RBI.
Mon, Sep 21, 2015 11:30:00 PM

Evan Gattis went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run in Saturday's 10-6 win over the A's.

The A's led 6-3 in the fifth inning, but the Astros slowly crept their way back into the game. This allowed Gattis to do his thing. With the score 6-5 in his disadvantage, he slugged a three-run homer in the seventh inning off Fernando Rodriguez to push his club ahead for good. It was his second homer in the last four games. For the season, he's slashing .241/.280/.452 with 25 homers and 83 RBI. He also has nine triples, proving that there are still mysteries in this universe that must be unlocked.
Sun, Sep 20, 2015 12:09:00 AM

Evan Gattis hit a two-run home run but it wasn't nearly enough as the Astros suffered a 14-3 loss to the Rangers on Wednesday.

Gattis, who finished 3-for-4, hit a two-run home run off of Andrew Faulkner in the eighth inning, but by then it was too little, too late. The slugger has a mediocre .240/.279/.448 triple-slash line with 24 home runs and 79 RBI on the year.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 11:03:00 PM

Evan Gattis hit a two-run single in Tuesday's loss to the Rangers.

Gattis came through in a big spot Tuesday, as his two-RBI single with two outs in the fourth inning gave the Astros a short-lived lead. It was his only hit in five at-bats. The designated hitter is already having a career year in a number of offensive categories with a few weeks left to play -- despite a subpar .236/.275/.439 line, he has 23 homers, 77 RBI and 59 runs scored, all career bests. Gattis will hope to continue to improve on those numbers over the season's final few weeks.
Wed, Sep 16, 2015 12:55:00 AM

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

It's nothing more than a day of rest for the Astros' slugger. Luis Valbuena is serving as the Astros designated hitter against Jered Weaver and the Angels on Friday.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 07:40:00 PM

Evan Gattis went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer and a strikeout in Wednesday's win over the A's.

Gattis went yard with a runner on in the fifth inning, his 23rd homer of the season. This was his first dinger since he hit two against the Yankees on August 26. For the year, the 29-year-old slugger is slashing .238/.278/.448 with the 23 homers, plus 75 RBI. He's now set a new personal-best for long balls in a season.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 01:51:00 AM

Evan Gattis slugged two solo homers in the Astros' 6-2 victory over the Yankees on Wednesday.

Gattis went deep off Michael Pineda in the top of the second inning and off Adam Warren in the top of the eighth. He also homered Tuesday as part of a four-RBI game. "El Oso Blanco" is batting .243/.276/.464 with a career-high 22 home runs and 69 RBI in 121 games this season for the American League West-leading Astros.
Wed, Aug 26, 2015 04:56:00 PM

Evan Gattis had four RBI in a 2-for-4 effort in Tuesday's dismantling of the Yankees.

Gattis also drew two walks on the evening along with his two-run home run in the first inning and two-run single in the seventh. It was the most productive night the slugger has had at the dish in a long time. He's batting .241/.274/.450 with 20 home runs and 67 RBI.
Tue, Aug 25, 2015 10:45:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
2Max Stassi
3Alfredo Gonzalez
1B1Jon Singleton
2Marwin Gonzalez
3Matt Duffy
2B1Jose Altuve
2Danny Worth
SS1Carlos Correa
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Carlos Gomez
2Eury Perez
RF1George Springer
2Jake Marisnick
DH1Evan Gattis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
6Scott Feldman
7Brad Peacock
8Dan Straily
9David Paulino
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Ken Giles
2Luke Gregerson
3Pat Neshek
4Tony Sipp
5Will Harris
6Josh Fields
7Michael Feliz
8Dan Straily
9Jandel Gustave
10Daniel Reynolds
11Juan Minaya
12Jake Buchanan