Evan Gattis
    Evan Gattis
    #11 | Evan Gattis
    Healthy
    Catcher | Houston Astros
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 8/18/1986
    Height, Weight 6'4", 253 lbs
    From Dallas, TX
    Drafted 2010 - Rd 23 by ATL
    Salary $5,200,000
    Fantasy Own % 59.4
    2017 Season Career
    HR
    12
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    RBI
    55
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    AVG
    .263
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Right / Right
    Date of Birth 8/18/1986
    Height, Weight 6'4", 253 lbs
    From Dallas, TX
    Drafted 2010 - Rd 23 by ATL
    Salary $5,200,000
    Fantasy Own % 59.4
    RotowireNov 25, 6:46a ET

    News

    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.

    Impact

    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 home runs, .710 OPS, 981 PA) over his career than as a catcher (60 HR, .860 OPS, 943 PA).