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Max Stassi

27-Year-Old Catcher – Houston Astros

2018 Stats

AVG

.310

HR

2

RBI

7

R

5

SB

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Those looking to fill the second catcher spot on the cheap in 15-team leagues should consider Stassi. He displayed improved patience with Triple-A Fresno last season, lifting his walk rate from 7.5 pe...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 208   DOB: 3/15/1991   BORN: Woodland, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 4th Rd   

April 19, 2018  –  Max Stassi News

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Stassi went 2-for-3 with a home run, three runs scored and an RBI on Thursday against the Mariners.

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Max Stassi 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
2009 18 R AZL 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .500 .000 .500
2009 18 A VAN 13 51 49 3 14 4 4 0 0 8 0 0 2 11 0 0 0 .286 .340 .367 .707
2010 19 A KAN 110 465 411 54 94 35 21 1 13 50 3 3 45 141 1 3 5 .229 .310 .380 .690
2011 20 A+ STO 31 139 121 22 28 8 6 0 2 19 1 1 16 22 0 0 2 .231 .331 .331 .662
2012 21 A+ STO 84 360 314 48 84 33 18 0 15 45 3 1 27 83 0 11 8 .268 .331 .468 .799
2013 22 AA COR 76 323 289 40 80 38 20 1 17 60 1 1 19 68 2 5 8 .277 .333 .529 .862
2013 22 MAJ HOU 3 8 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 .286 .375 .286 .661
2014 23 AAA OKL 101 425 392 49 97 31 20 2 9 45 1 0 22 103 3 2 6 .247 .296 .378 .674
2014 23 MAJ HOU 7 20 20 2 7 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 .350 .350 .450 .800
2015 24 R SUR 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2015 24 AAA FRE 84 328 294 37 62 23 8 2 13 43 1 1 26 93 2 3 3 .211 .279 .384 .663
2015 24 MAJ HOU 11 17 15 4 6 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1 5 1 0 0 .400 .438 .600 1.038
2016 25 AAA FRE 69 266 243 21 56 20 12 1 7 32 1 0 20 65 1 0 2 .230 .294 .374 .668
2016 25 MAJ HOU 9 13 13 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 .077 .077 .077 .154
2017 26 AA COR 3 13 9 5 4 3 1 0 2 4 0 0 3 3 0 0 1 .444 .615 1.222 1.837
2017 26 AAA FRE 73 287 241 54 64 26 14 0 12 33 1 1 38 67 0 0 8 .266 .383 .473 .856
2017 26 MAJ HOU 14 31 24 5 4 3 1 0 2 4 0 0 6 4 0 1 0 .167 .323 .458 .781
2018 27 MAJ HOU 11 34 29 5 9 4 2 0 2 7 0 0 3 12 0 0 2 .310 .412 .586 .998
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3-Year Averages     11 19 17 3 3 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .176 .263 .353 .616
Career  (View All)     55 123 108 17 29 10 5 0 5 18 0 0 10 34 1 1 3 .269 .344 .454 .798

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position

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Max Stassi 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
Apr. 21 @CWS Did not play.
Apr. 20 @CWS Did not play.
Apr. 19 @Sea 3 3 2 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .412 .586 .998
Apr. 18 @Sea Did not play.
Apr. 17 @Sea Did not play.
Apr. 16 @Sea 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .367 .462 .829
Apr. 15 Tex Did not play.
Apr. 14 Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .304 .407 .522 .929
Apr. 13 Tex 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .350 .435 .600 1.035
Apr. 11 @Min 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 .368 .455 .632 1.087
Apr. 10 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 9 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 8 SD 3 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .471 .733 1.204
Apr. 7 SD Did not play.
Apr. 6 SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .417 .500 .583 1.083
Apr. 4 Bal 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 .455 .538 .636 1.174
Apr. 3 Bal 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .556 .750 1.306
Apr. 2 Bal Did not play.
Apr. 1 @Tex 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .429 .500 .714 1.214
Mar. 31 @Tex Did not play.
Mar. 30 @Tex 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500 .750
Mar. 29 @Tex Did not play.
Last 7 Games 6 3 2 0 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .429 .833 1.262
Last 14 Games 17 4 4 0 0 2 5 2 8 0 0 1 0 0 .235 .350 .588 .938
Last 30 Games 29 5 9 2 0 2 7 3 12 0 0 2 0 0 .310 .412 .586 .998

Max Stassi: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2018 10
2017 11 1 2
2016 8
2015 10 1
2014 6
2013 1 2

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Max Stassi: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2017 67

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Max Stassi Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018133120.385.6921.192
2017123120.167.500.731
201630000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018162150.250.500.833
2017122120.167.417.806
2016101000.100.100.200

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018121130.250.500.857
2017101110.100.400.650
201671000.000.000.000

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2018174140.353.6471.097
2017144130.214.500.868
201660000.167.167.333
Max Stassi vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Max Stassi Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 18 R AZL 2 1 50% 50% 1.00 0% .000 .000
2009 18 A VAN 51 49 3.9% 21.6% 0.18 78% .368 .081
2010 19 A KAN 465 411 9.7% 30.3% 0.32 66% .312 .151
2011 20 A+ STO 139 121 11.5% 15.8% 0.73 82% .268 .100
2012 21 A+ STO 360 314 7.5% 23.1% 0.33 74% .304 .200
2013 22 AA COR 323 289 5.9% 21.1% 0.28 76% .301 .252
2013 22 MAJ HOU 8 7 0% 25% 0.00 71% .400 .000
2014 23 AAA OKL 425 392 5.2% 24.2% 0.21 74% .312 .131
2014 23 MAJ HOU 20 20 0% 30% 0.00 70% .500 .100
2015 24 R SUR 1 1 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .000
2015 24 AAA FRE 328 294 7.9% 28.4% 0.28 68% .257 .173
2015 24 MAJ HOU 17 15 5.9% 29.4% 0.20 67% .556 .200
2016 25 AAA FRE 266 243 7.5% 24.4% 0.31 73% .287 .144
2016 25 MAJ HOU 13 13 0% 38.5% 0.00 62% .125 .000
2017 26 AA COR 13 9 23.1% 23.1% 1.00 67% .500 .778
2017 26 AAA FRE 287 241 13.2% 23.3% 0.57 72% .321 .207
2017 26 MAJ HOU 31 24 19.4% 12.9% 1.50 83% .105 .291
2018 27 MAJ HOU 34 29 8.8% 35.3% 0.25 59% .467 .276
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3-Year Averages     19 17 10.5% 21.1% 0.50 76% .167 .177
Career     123 108 8.1% 27.6% 0.29 69% .343 .185

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Max Stassi Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
C 2015 43 1 29 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016 31 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 64.3 1 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2018 73.7 0 22 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -1 1
1B 2017 4 0 - 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Max Stassi    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2016 (min 410 PA)

Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.25 BB/K
POOR
8.8% BB Rate
GOOD
35.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.998 OPS
ELITE
.412 OBP
ELITE
Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.310 AVG
ELITE
.467 BABIP
HIGH
 
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.586 SLG
ELITE
.276 ISO
ELITE

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Max Stassi: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Stassi went 1-for-3 with a three-run home run in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Padres.

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Stassi started Sunday and went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored in an 8-2 victory over Texas.

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Stassi went 1-for-4 with a double and knocked in a run in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Rangers.

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Stassi, who was informed Friday he made the team, will be the primary backup to starter Brian McCann, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Stassi was told that he made the Astros' roster, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Stassi appears ahead of Tim Federowicz in the battle for the Astros' third catcher job, for now, Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Stassi is looking to claim the final available roster spot for the Astros, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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Stassi is the frontrunner to be the backup catcher to Brian McCann in 2018, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Stassi (hand) was activated from the 10-day disabled list Monday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Stassi was once again a September call-up for the Astros, making it four years in a row. Although Stassi hit well in his extremely limited big league action from 2013-2015, he got just one hit in 13 at-bats in 2016 after hitting .230 with seven home runs for Triple-A Fresno. While he flashed average power at lower levels, Stassi has averaged just 10 home runs while walking at a rate of well under 10 percent the last three years. He's never hit above .280 in any full season, and at just 5-foot-10 and 190 pounds, there's little to suggest the potential for major improvements in the power department. Jason Castro is gone, but the Astros traded for 32-year-old catcher Brian McCann in the offseason as a replacement. It's clear the Astros don't think much of Stassi's chances to become a viable starting catcher.

2016

Stassi, who has been a September callup for the Astros each of the past three seasons, hit .211/.279/.384 with 13 home runs and 43 RBI over 84 games for Triple-A Fresno last season. It was the fourth time he's posted 13 or more homers during a season in the minors, but it also marked the second consecutive season in which he posted an OBP below .300. Hank Conger was traded to Tampa Bay in the offseason, creating an opening for the backup job behind Jason Castro, Stassi has shown little to suggest he's worthy of anything more than sporadic opportunities.

2015

The Astros have a logjam at the catcher position and Stassi currently has the least big league experience of the backstops on their 40-man roster. Known for his bat as opposed to his arm and defense behind the plate, the soon-to-be 24-year-old struggled last season for Triple-A Oklahoma City, hitting .247/.296/.378 with nine home runs and 45 RBI in 101 games. While it was his first full season with fewer than 13 long balls, Stassi remained healthy for the most part, logging 425 plate appearances. It's possible that he'll repeat Triple-A again, but his future in Houston is currently undecided. His clearest path at playing time would likely come as the backup to Hank Conger if Jason Castro is traded. Then again, Stassi could be a trade candidate himself if the Astros choose experience over youth and upside.

2014

Stassi, a right-handed hitting catcher known for his excellent bat and average defense behind the plate, put together a fine offensive campaign for Double-A Corpus Christi after undergoing sports hernia surgery last offseason. In 76 games, the soon-to-be 23-year-old slashed .277/.333/.529 with 17 home runs and 60 RBI before an injury to Astros backup catcher, Carlos Corporan, opened the door for him in Houston. Stassi's time in the majors was short-lived, however, after he was forced to the disabled list with a concussion. Stassi has been hampered by a number of injuries throughout his career, but if he can stay healthy and keep hitting like he has in the minors, he could easily overtake Corporan as the backup behind Jason Castro. He will most likely return to Triple-A for the start of the 2014 campaign, but there's a good chance he will spend more time in Houston next season.

2010

The A's selected Stassi in the fourth round of the June draft, but he's considered to be first-round talent and signability concerns led to his slide down the draft board. The track record for high school catchers isn't great, and we won't have a feel for Stassi's pro prospects for several more seasons, but the scouting report on him is pretty favorable.