Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
1 month ago

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

EDGE Analysis

Gattis blasted a career-high 32 home runs in 2016, leading the Astros to bring him back for another season in Houston. It's unclear whether they plan for him to primarily catch or DH during the 2017 season, but regardless of his role, he has a good chance of continuing his high-power ways while he stays in Texas.

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

With the Astros eliminated from the playoffs, manager A.J. Hinch grant some rest to a few key players during the regular season finale, including Gattis, Carlos Correa, Yulieski Gurriel and Alex Bregman. Gattis parlayed a hot September into arguably the best offensive season of his career, batting .251 with 32 homers and 72 RBI across 499 plate appearances.

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
2 months ago

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

EDGE Analysis

He will sit for the first time since Sept. 10 as the Astros go with George Springer at DH and Jason Castro behind the plate. Gattis homered in Wednesday's loss to Seattle, bringing his total to 10 for the month of September and 32 for the season. No other catcher in the American League has more than 22 on the year.

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
2 months ago

Gattis went 2-for-4 with his 32nd home run of the season during Wednesday's 12-4 loss to Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Gattis, who took Mariners reliever Nick Vincent deep for a solo shot in the sixth inning, has already got the first 30-homer season of his career under his belt. With three games left to play in the regular season, he'll look to finish with career-best marks in OBP (.318), SLG (.827) and ISO (.260).

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
3 months ago

Gattis homered and walked in a 1-for-3 game Monday against the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Gattis is bringing the power in September, as he already has six home runs in just 16 games this month. He also has a respectable 8:17 BB:K, and that plate discipline is what is forcing pitchers to throw him pitches he can hit out of the park. Expect Gattis to keep getting at-bats as Houston's designated hitter as they continue to push towards the playoffs.

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
3 months ago

Gattis is out of the lineup Thursday against the Indians.

EDGE Analysis

Gattis will get the afternoon off after making nine straight starts as a catcher or DH for Houston. In his stead, Jason Castro will man the backstop, while Jose Altuve serves as the DH.

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
3 months ago

Gattis went 1-for-5 with a solo homer Sunday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Gattis has had a power surge lately, as he's homered in six of his last 13 games to raise his slugging percentage to .495 on the year. The slugger needs four more bombs the rest of the way to pass his career-high of 27 homers. In addition, he's hit at least 21 long balls in each of his four seasons in the majors.

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
3 months ago

Gattis went 3-for-4 with a solo homer in Saturday's 12-4 loss to the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

The slugging DH took Derek Holland deep in the sixth for one of the Rangers starter's few mistakes of the game. Gattis now has hits in three of his last four games, with an RBI in every contest over that span. The 30-year-old's 23 homers qualify as the second-best total of his career, with his high-water mark of 27, set last season, remaining within reach.

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
3 months ago

Gattis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

With the Astros adding Yulieski Gurriel to the roster a week ago, Gattis has seen his opportunities at DH take a hit, but he's made up for it by logging more starts at catcher. Expect that trend to continue the rest of the way, as Gattis makes up for his defensive deficiencies behind the plate by providing rare power at the position. Meanwhile, Jason Castro figures to see his at-bats decline as a result of Gattis taking on more catching duties, though Castro will serve as the backstop in Sunday's series finale.

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
3 months ago

Gattis went 2-for-3 with an RBI double and walk in Saturday's 6-2 victory over the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran backstop opened the scoring with an RBI double in the second that drove in Carlos Correa, his fifth RBI over the last three games. Gattis has also hit safely in six of his last eight contests and is enjoying his best month of the season, slashing .308/.365/.526 with five doubles, four homers and 11 RBI over 78 at-bats in August.