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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
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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

Evan Gattis is at DH and hitting seventh for the Astros on Tuesday night against the Royals.

Gattis was activated off the disabled list Tuesday morning. He missed the first week of the regular season while finishing off his rehabilitation from February hernia surgery. The 29-year-old slugger homered in each of his two minor league rehab games at Double-A Corpus Christi and can be activated right away in all standard fantasy leagues. Preston Tucker is on the bench Tuesday versus Kansas City right-hander Kris Medlen.
Apr 12 - 4:04 PM

Astros activated DH Evan Gattis from the 15-day disabled list.

Gattis, who had February hernia surgery, was cleared to join the Astros after homering in each of his final two minor league rehab games with Double-A Corpus Christi. The 29-year-old isn't as interesting in fantasy leagues now that he's no longer catcher-eligible, but he should still provide plenty of thump as Houston's primary designated hitter. Preston Tucker has swung the bat well while filling in, but he'll now be pushed into a part-time role.
Apr 12 - 10:03 AM

Evan Gattis will be activated from the 15-day disabled list on Tuesday.

Gattis was forced to begin the season on the DL following February hernia surgery, but he has proved his readiness by homering in back-to-back rehab games with Double-A Corpus Christi. He's set to serve as Houston's primary DH this season.
Apr 11 - 11:31 PM

Evan Gattis (hernia) could be activated from the disabled list for the Astros' series against the Royals this week.

Gattis began a rehab assignment a few days ago and sent manager A.J. Hinch a text message Saturday night that simply said "ready." He got a late start to the season while recovering from hernia surgery but appears locked and loaded.
Apr 10 - 12:32 PM

Evan Gattis (hernia) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Double-A Corpus Christi.

Gattis is shaking the rust following February hernia surgery, but he shouldn't need much time to get ready. Look for him to make his season debut by mid-April. Preston Tucker and Matt Duffy are expected to fill in at DH for now.
Apr 5 - 12:01 PM

Astros placed DH Evan Gattis on the 15-day disabled list with a hernia.

Gattis is basically back up to full speed now after February hernia surgery, but he still needs to get in some at-bats to sharpen up. He'll have a short rehab assignment with Double-A Corpus Christi before being activated in mid-April.
Apr 1 - 5:02 PM

Evan Gattis (hernia) will open the season on a rehab assignment at Double-A Corpus Christi.

It should only take a week of at-bats there at Double-A before he is cleared to join up with the Astros. Gattis needed hernia surgery in February and has been taking it easy this spring. He still makes for an excellent power bet in standard fantasy leagues.
Mar 28 - 2:28 PM

Evan Gattis (hernia) acknowledged Wednesday that he's unlikely to be ready for Opening Day.

It's not a surprise, as Gattis required hernia in February and is slowly ramping up his workload. He has been taking at-bats in minor league games recently, but still isn't running at 100 percent. If all goes according to plan, he should be ready to make his season debut by mid-April.
Mar 23 - 2:12 PM

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C1Jason Castro
2Max Stassi
3Erik Kratz
1B1Tyler White
2Marwin Gonzalez
2B1Jose Altuve
SS1Carlos Correa
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Preston Tucker
CF1Carlos Gomez
RF1George Springer
DH1Evan Gattis
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S1Dallas Keuchel
2Collin McHugh
3Lance McCullers
4Doug Fister
5Mike Fiers
6Scott Feldman
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R1Luke Gregerson
2Ken Giles
3Pat Neshek
4Tony Sipp
5Will Harris
6Josh Fields
7Chris Devenski
8Michael Feliz