Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
3 weeks ago

Gattis is expected to be utilized as the Astros' primary designated hitter in 2018, Jake Kaplan of the Houston Chronicle reports. Max Stassi is expected to be the backup catcher to starter Brian McCann.

EDGE Analysis

Gattis, who served as the No. 2 catcher in 2017, should get ample at-bats moving out from behind the plate -- he had a career-low 300 at-bats last season. A perfectly normal assumption is that without the wear-and-tear of catching and preparing game plans for pitchers, Gattis can become a bigger offensive threat by focusing solely on his batting. However, the 31-year-old has been less productive as a DH (11 HR, .710 OPS, 981 PA) over his career than as a catcher (60 HR, .860 OPS, 943 PA).

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
2 months ago

Gattis is not in the lineup for Game 2 against the Yankees on Saturday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Manager A.J. Hinch will roll out the same lineup that delivered a victory during Game 1 on Friday with the team facing another right-hander in Luis Severino. With lefty CC Sabathia taking the hill Monday for Game 3, Gattis will likely return to the starting nine in the DH spot.

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
2 months ago

Gattis is out of the lineup for Game 1 of the ALCS against the Yankees on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Gattis will retreat to the bench as Carlos Beltran gets the nod at DH and Brian McCann sets up behind the plate for Game 1 against Masahiro Tanaka. It's expected that Gattis will see regular playing time this series after performing well versus Boston in the ALDS.

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
2 months ago

Gattis is not in the lineup for Sunday's ALDS Game 3 against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Gattis was given the nod as the team's designated hitter in the first two games of the series, but he'll head to the bench as manager A.J. Hinch deploys Carlos Beltran in the DH slot against Doug Fister and the Red Sox. Gattis performed well in Games 1 and 2, going 3-for-6 with two doubles, two walks and an RBI. He figures to continue seeing a healthy amount of playing time if the Astros advance to the next round of the postseason.

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
2 months ago

Gattis is in the lineup for Thursday's game against the Red Sox, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Gattis draws the start out of the DH spot for Game 1 of the ALDS, while Carlos Beltran retreats to the bench. During his last seven starts, Gattis is hitting .258 with three doubles, one home run and eight RBI in 31 at-bats, and provides another right-handed bat to the Astros' order as the club goes up against southpaw Chris Sale.

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
3 months ago

Gattis is not in the lineup against the Rangers on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Gattis will spend Wednesday's matinee on the bench following five straight starts in the lineup. After missing a decent portion of time in the second half due to a wrist injury and concussion, manager A.J. Hinch has been trying to get Gattis as many at-bats as possible before the beginning of the playoffs. Brian McCann will set up behind the plate for Wednesday's affair, but Gattis could be right back in the starting nine for Thursday's series opener against Boston.

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
3 months ago

Gattis went 2-for-5 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in Monday's 11-3 win over the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Gattis, who missed 32 games due to injury during the second half of the season, is getting plenty of at-bats over the final days in an effort to get him on form for the playoffs. The backup catcher/sometimes DH has five hits in his last 16 at-bats and knocked in seven runs over his last three games.

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
3 months ago

Gattis went 1-for-3 with a three-run homer Saturday against the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Gattis smashed his 12th homer of the season to break open a 1-0 game to help lead the Astros to a divisional victory. Although he's been a part-time player, he's been an excellent option in leagues that allow daily lineup changes, as his .264 batting average and .463 slugging percentage are extremely useful at the catcher position.

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
3 months ago

Gattis went 2-for-3 with a walk, an RBI and two runs scored in Friday's 5-2 win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Gattis, who started at catcher for the first time since Aug. 29, has been limited over the second half of the season due to a wrist injury and a concussion. He's been held to just 19 games and 68 at-bats since the All-Star break. Brian McCann will catch most of the games over the final two weeks of the season, but manager A.J. Hinch acknowledged to Hunter Atkins of the Houston Chronicle a need to prepare Gattis for the postseason. "It's tough when you go into (the postseason), you want to have some routine and some rhythm," Hinch said. "I want to get Gattis' bat going. He's a force at the plate. I've got to get him back into the lineup to get his bat going. He hasn't had a ton of at-bats."

Evan Gattis
C/DH HOU
3 months ago

Gattis served as Houston's designated hitter Sunday, going 0-for-3 in a 10-2 loss to the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

Gattis, who had missed 10 games due to the effects of a concussion, was activated Saturday but didn't appear in that day's doubleheader. With extra catchers on the roster during the month of September and Carlos Beltran's average hovering around .230, Gattis could get regular at-bats as the team's DH over the final weeks of the season.