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Evan Gattis

30-Year-Old Catcher – Houston Astros

2016 Stats

AVG

.251

HR

32

RBI

72

R

58

SB

2

2017 RotoWire Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The best news of all for Gattis is that with the acquisition of Brian McCann, the Astros will let Gattis focus on being the primary designated hitter and not have to worry about donning the tools of i...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 269   DOB: 8/18/1986   BORN: Dallas, TX   COLLEGE: Texas-Permian Basin   DRAFTED: 23rd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Evan Gattis Contract Information:

Signed a $3.3 million deal with the Astros in February of 2016 to avoid arbitration. The contract includes a $5.2 million option for 2017, with a $100,000 buyout

February 26, 2017  –  Evan Gattis News

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Gattis (shoulder) will man the DH spot and bat in the cleanup spot in Sunday's Grapefruit League game against the Braves, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Evan Gattis Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2010 23 R DAN 60 242 222 33 64 14 10 0 4 29 0 0 6 44 0 2 12 .288 .339 .387 .726
2011 24 A ROM 88 377 338 58 109 48 24 2 22 71 2 4 25 53 1 2 11 .322 .386 .601 .987
2012 25 R GUL 4 13 12 2 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .500 .538 .500 1.038
2012 25 A LYN 21 94 78 14 30 16 7 0 9 29 1 1 10 12 0 2 4 .385 .468 .821 1.289
2012 25 AA MIS 49 207 182 24 47 26 13 4 9 37 1 1 20 29 0 1 4 .258 .343 .522 .865
2013 26 AAA GWI 5 22 21 1 7 5 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 .333 .364 .667 1.031
2013 26 MAJ ATL 105 382 354 44 86 42 21 0 21 65 0 0 21 81 0 3 4 .243 .291 .480 .771
2014 27 AAA GWI 4 16 16 2 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 .188 .188 .188 .376
2014 27 MAJ ATL 108 401 369 41 97 40 17 1 22 52 0 0 22 97 0 2 8 .263 .317 .493 .810
2015 28 MAJ HOU 153 604 566 66 139 58 20 11 27 88 0 1 30 119 0 5 3 .246 .285 .463 .748
2016 29 AA COR 11 42 40 8 15 7 2 0 5 10 0 0 1 4 0 0 1 .375 .405 .800 1.205
2016 29 MAJ HOU 128 499 447 58 112 51 19 0 32 72 2 1 43 127 0 5 4 .251 .319 .508 .827
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3-Year Averages     129 500 460 55 116 49 18 4 27 70 0 0 31 114 0 4 5 .252 .304 .485 .789
Career  (View All)     494 1,886 1,736 209 434 191 77 12 102 277 2 2 116 424 0 15 19 .250 .302 .484 .786

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Evan Gattis Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Games To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Oct. 2 @LAA Did not play.
Oct. 1 @LAA 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .319 .508 .827
Sep. 30 @LAA Did not play.
Sep. 28 Sea 4 1 2 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .318 .509 .827
Sep. 27 Sea 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .316 .502 .818
Sep. 26 Sea 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .315 .502 .817
Sep. 25 LAA 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .314 .505 .819
Sep. 24 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .244 .314 .499 .813
Sep. 23 LAA 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .316 .502 .818
Sep. 22 LAA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .315 .505 .820
Sep. 21 @Oak 4 2 2 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .318 .510 .828
Sep. 20 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .316 .495 .811
Sep. 19 @Oak 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .317 .498 .815
Sep. 18 @Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .315 .491 .806
Sep. 17 @Sea 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .248 .316 .495 .811
Sep. 16 @Sea 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .315 .496 .811
Sep. 14 Tex 3 2 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .314 .491 .805
Sep. 13 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .311 .490 .801
Sep. 12 Tex 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .313 .494 .807
Sep. 11 ChC 4 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .312 .488 .800
Sep. 10 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 9 ChC 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .312 .483 .795
Sep. 8 @Cle 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .312 .484 .796
Sep. 7 @Cle 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .245 .313 .485 .798
Sep. 6 @Cle 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .245 .313 .485 .798
Sep. 5 @Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .314 .489 .803
Sep. 4 @Tex 5 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .315 .495 .810
Sep. 3 @Tex 4 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .251 .317 .490 .807
Sep. 2 @Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 .245 .313 .479 .792
Aug. 31 Oak 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .247 .314 .483 .797
Last 7 Games 20 2 8 0 0 2 4 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .429 .700 1.129
Last 14 Games 43 6 12 0 0 5 9 5 13 0 0 0 2 0 .279 .340 .628 .968
Last 30 Games 94 15 25 1 0 10 17 12 29 0 0 0 2 1 .266 .343 .596 .939

Evan Gattis: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 55 71
2015 11 11 136
2014 93 3
2013 42 4 48 48 2

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Evan Gattis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20161562310231.288.545.886
2015198237280.237.424.698
20147085140.343.614.970

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162913522491.230.488.795
20153684320600.250.484.775
20142993317380.244.465.773

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162312919401.234.515.812
20152893515480.273.509.818
20141711912320.281.526.863

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20162162913321.269.500.841
20152773112400.217.415.674
20141982210200.247.465.764
Evan Gattis Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2010 23 R DAN 242 222 2.5% 18.2% 0.14 80% .345 .099
2011 24 A ROM 377 338 6.6% 14.1% 0.47 84% .331 .279
2012 25 R GUL 13 12 7.7% 15.4% 0.50 83% .600 .000
2012 25 A LYN 94 78 10.6% 12.8% 0.83 85% .368 .436
2012 25 AA MIS 207 182 9.7% 14% 0.69 84% .264 .264
2013 26 AAA GWI 22 21 0% 18.2% 0.00 81% .375 .334
2013 26 MAJ ATL 382 354 5.5% 21.2% 0.26 77% .258 .237
2014 27 AAA GWI 16 16 0% 43.8% 0.00 56% .333 .000
2014 27 MAJ ATL 401 369 5.5% 24.2% 0.23 74% .300 .230
2015 28 MAJ HOU 604 566 5% 19.7% 0.25 79% .267 .217
2016 29 AA COR 42 40 2.4% 9.5% 0.25 90% .323 .425
2016 29 MAJ HOU 499 447 8.6% 25.5% 0.34 72% .278 .257
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3-Year Averages     500 460 6.2% 22.8% 0.27 75% .279 .233
Career     1,886 1,736 6.2% 22.5% 0.27 76% .274 .234

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Evan Gattis Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 LF 71 -6 8 -3 -6 41 -1 15 -1
2016 C 445.3 0 0 0 0 230 0 77 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 LF 0 -1 -2 0 0 0 -1 -3 0 -4
2016 C 4 3 0 0 -5 0 2 4

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2016 Stat Review for Evan Gattis    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

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0.34 BB/K
WEAK
8.6% BB Rate
GOOD
25.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.827 OPS
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.319 OBP
WEAK
Contact

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.251 AVG
WEAK
.278 BABIP
LOW
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.508 SLG
GREAT
.257 ISO
ELITE

2017 Projected Stats Breakdown for Evan Gattis

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Evan Gattis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gattis (shoulder) got in some light throwing Sunday morning, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Gattis (shoulder) participated in catching drills Saturday but has not yet resumed throwing, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Gattis (shoulder) will participate in catching drills Saturday, Brian McTaggert of MLB.com reports.

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Gattis won't participate in hitting or throwing "for a couple days" due to right shoulder soreness, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Gattis received an anti-inflammatory injection in his right shoulder, which kept him from catching a bullpen session Wednesday as planned, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Gattis had his option for the 2017 season picked up by the Astros on Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Gattis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Angels, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Gattis is out of the lineup Friday against the Angels, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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2016

Acquired by the Astros via trade last January, Gattis finally moved out from behind the plate and worked exclusively in left field during spring training for Houston. The Astros soon found that the 29-year-old was a defensive liability no matter which position he played, so he was limited to just 11 games in left field during the 2015 season. He logged the rest of his career-high 153 games at DH and posted other career-best statistics in plate appearances (604), home runs (27) and RBI (88). Somehow, he hit 11 triples (tied for third-best in the majors), but he hit just .246 with a terrible .285 OBP. Gattis' fantasy value will take a hit now that he's no longer eligible at catcher, and he won't be outfield-eligible in many leagues either. That said, there has been some talk in camp that Gattis could return to catching occasionally in 2016, so he could regain that eligibility in leagues with liberal position eligibility rules. To further complicate matters, a sports hernia has him set to start the season on the DL, although he could return in mid-April.

2015

Despite being limited to just 108 games due to a back injury and various illnesses in 2014, Gattis still finished third among catchers in home runs, behind only Devin Mesoraco (25) and former teammate Brian McCann (23). His strikeout rate jumped by three percent (from 21.2% to 24.2%), but his BABIP improved by more than 40 points, resulting in a 20-point increase in batting average. He continued to struggle against breaking balls, as evidenced by his 36.0% whiff rate against such pitches last season, but his overall development at the plate was encouraging. The 28-year-old graded out as one of the worst defensive catchers in the majors, however, and an offseason trade to Houston only further increased the expectation that Gattis will move to left field in 2015. Of course, Gattis is still catcher eligible in most leagues, and he may continue seeing occasional starts behind the plate when the Astros' regular catchers need rest, but his rotisserie value will likely drop off considerably if he loses catcher eligibility in 2016. For this season, he'll benefit from a higher volume of playing time and the opportunity to play half of his games in a much more hitter-friendly home park in Houston. With the flexibility of playing left field and the potential to DH, Gattis could reach the 30-homer plateau for the first time in his career this season.

2014

An absolutely torrid spring earned Gattis a spot on the Braves' 2013 Opening Day roster, and he proceeded to hit .243/.291/.480 with 21 home runs and 65 RBI in 105 games as a 26-year-old rookie. It was improbable, to say the least, as he was just a few years removed from being completely out of baseball, working such jobs as a ski lift operator and a janitor, and he had logged just 207 at-bats above the High-A level. Gattis appears here to stay, however, because while he drew just 21 walks in 354 at-bats and posted a .678 OPS after the All-Star break, the power seems to be for real (.237 ISO), and he hit above .240 despite a .258 BABIP. Furthermore, he at least lessened concerns about his defense behind the plate and gained the confidence of his pitching staff in his game-calling abilities, while also proving to be at least a somewhat capable left fielder (four errors in 47 regular-season starts). The Braves let Brian McCann depart as a free agent, putting Gattis in line to open 2014 as the team's primary catcher and likely cleanup hitter, while he may see occasional starts in the outfield when he needs a break from catching duties. That said, Gattis will likely have his ups and downs again in his second season at the major league level, and he could eventually lose starts to the more athletically-gifted Christian Bethancourt, if he proves to be a liability behind the plate.

2013

It doesn't look like the Braves have figured out exactly what they want to do with Gattis yet. He has split time between catcher and outfield in his minor league career while also playing a handful of games at first base and DH. Certainly, the Braves would like to figure out a way to move Gattis' bat along quickest. Though he has been in the minors for just three seasons, Gattis is already 26 years old and lost part of his season to a wrist injury in 2012. His batting average took a dip in his first taste of Double-A, but his walk rate and power numbers still looked good. If he can stick at catcher, and that may be a big if, Gattis may very well have usurped Christian Bethancourt as the Braves' top catching prospect in the short term. The bat is for real, and considering his age he should be in Triple-A at some point during the 2013 season.