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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Jason Castro
1B1Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
2Tony Kemp
3Danny Worth
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Luis Valbuena
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
R1Will Harris
2Ken Giles
3Luke Gregerson
4Tony Sipp
5Pat Neshek
6Scott Feldman
7Michael Feliz
8Chris Devenski