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Birth Date8-18-1986
Height6' 4"
Weight270 lbs
Age32 years, 1 months, 29 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2.82014
0.62015
2.92016
0.92017
0.42018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2013 ATL 26 105 382 354 44 86 21 0 21 170 21 81 4 3 0 65 0 0 .243 .291 .480 .271 15.7 9.9 2.8
2014 ATL 27 108 401 369 41 97 17 1 22 182 22 97 8 2 52 0 0 .263 .317 .493 .298 25.1 0.3 2.8
2015 HOU 28 153 604 566 66 139 20 11 27 262 30 119 3 5 0 88 0 1 .246 .285 .463 .262 7.7 -1.7 0.6
2016 HOU 29 128 499 447 58 112 19 0 32 227 43 127 4 5 0 72 2 1 .251 .319 .508 .290 27.6 0.5 2.9
2017 HOU 30 84 325 300 41 79 22 0 12 137 18 50 4 3 0 55 0 1 .263 .311 .457 .253 8.6 0.8 0.9
2018 HOU 31 128 451 407 49 92 17 0 25 184 33 101 3 8 0 78 1 0 .226 .284 .452 .262 4.0 0.0 0.4
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Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2010 DNV Rk 60 242 .271 .262 .312 .393 .274 .345 93 2.7 8.5 1 0.8 1.1 13.2 1.4 13.2 1.4
2011 ROM A 88 377 .332 .260 .329 .398 .259 .328 107 29 10.9 1 -2.9 0.1 41.0 3.9 41.0 3.9
2012 LYN A+ 21 94 .414 .275 .344 .421 .275 .356 98 16.1 2.8 0 -0.9 -0.5 18.5 1.7 18.5 1.7
2012 MIS AA 49 207 .273 .253 .332 .386 .261 .262 97 2.9 5.7 0 -2.2 0.2 8.7 0.7 8.7 0.7
2012 BRA Rk 4 13 .357 .235 .331 .322 .253 .600 104 1.5 0.4 -0.1 0.0 -0.7 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2012 ZUL Wnt 53 219 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .283 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 ATL MLB 105 382 .271 .256 .318 .401 .262 .255 100 4 10.0 1 9.9 0.6 15.7 2.8 15.7 2.8
2013 GWN AAA 5 22 .344 .267 .338 .414 .266 .375 104 2 0.6 -0.2 0.6 -0.6 1.9 0.3 1.9 0.3
2014 ATL MLB 108 401 .298 .246 .305 .375 .257 .298 95 14.2 10.3 5.7 0.3 -5.1 25.1 2.8 25.1 2.8
2014 GWN AAA 4 16 .119 .245 .315 .364 .236 .333 110 -2.6 0.5 -0.1 0.1 0.2 -2.0 -0.2 -2.0 -0.2
2015 HOU MLB 153 604 .262 .255 .315 .406 .260 .264 103 1.3 16.3 -9.9 -1.7 -0.0 7.7 0.6 7.7 0.6
2016 HOU MLB 128 499 .290 .260 .322 .421 .261 .273 99 15.2 14.1 -1.6 0.5 -0.1 27.6 2.9 27.6 2.9
2016 CCH AA 11 42 .432 .270 .347 .432 .292 .323 96 7.3 1.1 -0.3 0.1 0.1 8.2 0.9 8.2 0.9
2017 HOU MLB 84 325 .253 .257 .322 .427 .258 .278 103 -2.3 9.5 1.3 0.8 0.0 8.6 0.9 8.6 0.9
2017 CCH AA 2 7 .182 .265 .330 .411 .260 .000 97 -0.6 0.2 0 -0.0 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2018 HOU MLB 128 451 .262 .246 .314 .410 .261 .232 98 1.1 12.6 -7.8 0.0 -2.0 4.0 0.4 4.0 0.4

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2010 DNV Rk 242 33 64 10 0 4 29 6 44 0 0 .288 .342 .387 .099 .271 13.2 0.8 1.4
2011 ROM A 377 58 109 24 2 22 71 25 53 2 4 .322 .386 .601 .278 .332 41.0 -2.9 3.9
2012 BRA Rk 13 2 6 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 0 .500 .538 .500 .000 .357 1.1 0.0 0.1
2012 LYN A+ 94 14 30 7 0 9 29 10 12 1 1 .385 .468 .821 .436 .414 18.5 -0.9 1.7
2012 ZUL Wnt 219 32 59 9 0 16 44 16 30 1 1 .303 .365 .595 .292 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MIS AA 207 24 47 13 4 9 37 20 29 1 1 .258 .343 .522 .264 .273 8.7 -2.2 0.7
2013 GWN AAA 22 1 7 4 0 1 1 0 4 0 0 .333 .364 .667 .333 .344 1.9 0.6 0.3
2013 ATL MLB 382 44 86 21 0 21 65 21 81 0 0 .243 .291 .480 .237 .271 15.7 9.9 2.8
2014 ATL MLB 401 41 97 17 1 22 52 22 97 0 0 .263 .317 .493 .230 .298 25.1 0.3 2.8
2014 GWN AAA 16 2 3 0 0 0 2 0 7 0 0 .188 .188 .188 .000 .119 -2.0 0.1 -0.2
2015 HOU MLB 604 66 139 20 11 27 88 30 119 0 1 .246 .285 .463 .217 .262 7.7 -1.7 0.6
2016 HOU MLB 499 58 112 19 0 32 72 43 127 2 1 .251 .319 .508 .257 .290 27.6 0.5 2.9
2016 CCH AA 42 8 15 2 0 5 10 1 4 0 0 .375 .405 .800 .425 .432 8.2 0.1 0.9
2017 CCH AA 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .000 .286 .000 .000 .182 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0
2017 HOU MLB 325 41 79 22 0 12 55 18 50 0 1 .263 .311 .457 .193 .253 8.6 0.8 0.9
2018 HOU MLB 451 49 92 17 0 25 78 33 101 1 0 .226 .284 .452 .226 .262 4.0 0.0 0.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2013 1299 0.4450 0.5527 0.7577 0.7232 0.4161 0.8086 0.6867 0.2423 435 -0.000930
2014 1413 0.4544 0.5308 0.7133 0.6931 0.3956 0.7910 0.6000 0.2867 504 0.008259
2015 2083 0.4330 0.5084 0.7498 0.6818 0.3760 0.8309 0.6374 0.2502 825 0.001967
2016 1873 0.4511 0.4586 0.7369 0.6391 0.3103 0.8093 0.6144 0.2631 0 0.000000
2017 1113 0.4645 0.4915 0.7788 0.6750 0.3322 0.8567 0.6414 0.2212 0 0.000000
2018 1713 0.4769 0.4653 0.7691 0.6573 0.2902 0.8361 0.6308 0.2309 0 0.000000
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-16 2014-09-16 On-Alr 0 0 - General Medical Illness Kidney Stones -
2014-09-08 2014-09-20 DTD 12 10 - General Medical Illness Strep Throat -
2014-06-29 2014-07-21 15-DL 22 17 - Mid Back Cartilage Injury Bulging Disc -
2014-05-27 2014-05-28 DTD 1 1 Right Wrist Strain -
2014-05-20 2014-05-24 DTD 4 4 - General Medical Illness - -
2014-04-05 2014-04-08 DTD 3 2 - General Medical Illness - -
2014-03-18 2014-03-24 Camp 6 0 Right Thigh Strain Quadriceps - -
2013-10-20 2013-10-20 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery Loose Body From Previous OATS Surgery - Date Is Estimated 2013-10-20 -
2013-06-18 2013-07-14 15-DL 26 24 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2012-05-20 2012-07-29 Minors 70 0 Left Wrist Strain Tendons - -
2011-08-31 2011-09-06 Minors 6 5 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2006-08-10 2006-08-10 Coll 0 0 Right Knee Surgery OATS Procedure for Cartilage - Date Is Estimated 2006-08-15 -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2018 HOU $6,700,000
2017 HOU $5,200,000
2016 HOU $3,300,000
2015 HOU $526,500
2014 ATL $520,250
2013 ATL $490,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$10,036,750
2018Current$6,700,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$16,736,750
6 yrTotal$16,736,750

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 0 dThe Legacy Agency1 year/$6.7M (2018)

Details
  • 1 year/$6.7M (2018). Re-signed by Houston 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$3.4M (2016), plus 2017 club option. Re-signed by Houston 2/16/16 (avoided arbitration, $3.85M-$3M). 16:$3.3M, 17:$5.2M club option ($0.1M buyout). Houston exercised 2017 option 11/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5265M (2015). Acquired by Houston in trade from Atlanta 1/14/15. Signed by Houston 3/15.
  • 1 year/$520,250 (2014). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/25/14.
  • 1 year/$0.49M (2013). Contract purchased by Atlanta 3/31/13.
  • Drafted by Atlanta 2010 (23-704) (University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa, Texas).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .274 .318 .511 .289
11 vs R (Multi) .238 .300 .480 .277
18 Split (Multi) -.036 -.018 -.032 -.012
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .288 .341 .545 .304
31 vs R (2016) .230 .307 .488 .283
38 Split (2016) -.058 -.034 -.057 -.021
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-04-28 13:30:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Austin Barnes? Future star in the making?
(rschultzy20 from stl )
I think I've been a more critical voice on Barnes. He's a fun little piece but you have to ask yourself what you're really getting here. He's not outframing Grandal and his positional versatility is only useful if you're willing to chance it on not carrying a third catcher, or if you have a third catcher in the mold of like...Evan Gattis. Otherwise you're not actually capitalizing on the roster spot. Also he's 27. (Craig Goldstein)
2017-04-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)20 team dynasty league with 25-man MLB and 25-man MiLB rosters. We're allowed to draft HS/NCAA kids for our farm system, I have the best team on paper by a country mile, and a tendency to win most of my deal (maybe I'm lucky, maybe I play with 19 rubes, maybe it's Maybeline). I have an absolutely filthy SP staff (Kluber, Thor, Strasburg, Verlander, Carrasco, Hamels, Nola, Matz, Giolito, Estrada). My potential trade begins with my offer of Nola, Matz, and a 2018 Rd 1 prospect pick for Seth Beer (OF, Clemson, 2018 class), Austin Beck (OF, HS, 2017) and either Mark Melancon or Evan Gattis. Trade partner is demanding 2 SPs for Beer or 3 for Beer + another player, and wants one of the 2-3 SPs to be Carrasco or better. This guy's biggest need is SP and I think my offer is more than fair. He thinks it's only fair I pay $1.20 on the $1.00 for once (for justice) and says no deal unless I bleed a bit... Who's being unreasonable?
(Josh from Evanston)
You're right that your starting rotation is filthy for a 20-team dynasty. I'm not sure either side is being unreasonable as much as it's a realistic demand given the league context. No one really has any incentive to try and do a fair deal with you right now (especially if they're potentially helping you prolong your reign). Given your position, you might simply have to expect to overpay some in any deal given the way teams are likely to work with you.

Again, I don't think either of you are unreasonable, but if 1) you have the best roster and 2) you generally win trades, it's going to be hard for you to get what looks like an even exchange on paper. (Eric Roseberry)
2016-12-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)Have Evan Gattis in my keeper league. How many at bats should we expect with the recent signings of Beltran and McCann?
(Since89 from Texas)
I have some bad news for you. It's too early to determine whether or not they actually keep all of these pieces or if someone significant is moving out. I think McCann's struggles against lefties will keep Gattis in the lineup a fair amount and the 30-homer power is as legit as it gets. The problem is that 30 home runs and zero speed are worth a lot less in todays game. Still, the catcher eligibility is huge. HUGE. (George Bissell)
2016-04-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)Will Tyler White and AJ Reed be good enough to supplant Evan Gattis out of the everyday line-up by mid-season?
(holmesp2001 from St. Louis)
Call me the party pooper, but I'm a little skeptical on the Tyler White sustained success train. I think he could be a very nice platoon first baseman/DH, but I think Evan Gattis is the better hitter right now. When Tyler White wins the ROY and the ALCS MVP don't @ me. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-03-07 13:00:00 (link to chat) Astro's Matt Duffy: Does he win the 1B job out of camp? Will he be a seat warmer or does he stand a chance at performing and delaying AJ Reed's arrival?
(Jmax from Niagara, On)
He may win less than half the 1B job, but I think that Jon Singleton will get every opportunity to play the lion's share of games, especially before Evan Gattis comes back. I also think there's no chance he'll delay AJ's arrival ... since he's a righty and AJ's a lefty, I imagine the only thing that could slow AJ is Singleton really hitting the cover off the ball. (Bryan Grosnick)
2015-10-06 19:30:00 (link to chat)I'm fairly certain Evan Gattis is not wearing a baseball belt right now, but rather a leather belt fashioned from the hide of an exotic, possibly endangered, animal he killed with his bare (or bear?) hands. Confirm or deny.
(Ezra Wise from New York, NY)
Evan Gattis is a large man, and I would not doubt that he's decided to flaunt how dangerous he is. I've actually noticed a lot of players like to wear leather belts. I don't get it. - KD (AL Wild Card Game Chat)
2015-09-21 20:30:00 (link to chat)AZ claims to be moving O'Brien back behind plate next year. A) AZ clearly doesn't value catchers..... B) Best path to get him on field in majors.... C) his K% sucks and he won't make an impact at any position D) all of the above
(Davin from Pittsburgh)
It's B, but he's also behind a rejuvenated Welington Castillo, so I don't see it. Maybe they think he can get to the point where he can catch 20-30 games a year? Doesn't make sense to me, and I think the bat can be a poor man's Evan Gattis. (Bret Sayre)
2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)This year and long term who would you prefer Evan Gattis or Salvador Perez?
(Kevin from Florida)
I prefer Gattis, although the loss of catcher eligibility is going to make it close. Perez has been overworked and I am concerned he is going to fall off of the injury/ineffectiveness cliff. Perez is a strong real life player, but except for half of a big rookie campaign, has never delivered on the price he is paid in fantasy. Gattis is going to get a big PA jump not catching this year. (Mike Gianella)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Clint Coulter looks pretty good, and could be the person to take over after Lucroy in Milwaukee. What are your thoughts on Coulter as a hitter and defensively (game calling and such)?
(Cole from Wisconsin)
It's really far away. Lucroy is going to be the catcher there for the forseeable future. He's one of the best in the game.

As far as Coulter goes, the bat is real. Potential 50 hit 55/60 power guy. As far as his defense goes... he's got plus power potential! It's not Schwarber rough behind the dish, but it's Evan Gattis quality. He's going to have to really work at it in order to be a big league catcher, even in a platoon role. Regardless, the bat is legit, and frankly, that's going to be his carrying tool to the majors. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-01-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see Christian Bethancourt taking the full time gig from Evan Gattis at anytime during this year?
(Derron from ATL)
Could depend on the rest of the Braves offense. If BJ gets it in gear and is a productive hitter, Uggla bounces back, etc. then the Braves will be able to go defense first behind the plate. If not, they'll need Gattis' pop. My guess is that injuries create plenty of at-bats for Gattis in other spots than just as the C. (Jeff Moore)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Would you trade Ryan Howard for Evan Gattis and Adam Eaton?
(CharlieHodge from MetsNation)
That's tough because Gattis could be squeezed once McCann is 100% back and Heyward returns. Eaton hasn't had AB one yet. I would pass. (Paul Sporer)
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What do fantasy owners who don't have room for another catcher do with Evan Gattis? Love the pop he provides but if he's only playing 2-3 games a week is it worth keeping him on the roster?
(Mark from Ky.)
Really depends on league format, but probably not in most mixed league formats. (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)So, I picked up Evan Gattis on the wire, and now an impatient owner dumped Sal Perez. Going forward in a points league where pretty much everything counts, I want Perez, yes? Especially with McCann on his way back soon?
(Yatchisin from a rock and a hard place)
I would lean toward Perez, if only because his playing time feels more secure. I think the Braves will be creative in getting Gattis into the lineup but 1) I don't think he's going to play everyday and 2) I don't know that he'll continue to hit this well. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Does Evan Gattis hold much value once McCann gets back?
(nubber from tx)
Probably not - once McCann and Freeman are healthy, he probably gets 2 starts a week plus one at bat a night as the first guy off the bench. Leaves him in fantasy purgatory. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)With McCann's free agency fast approaching what impact could Evan Gattis have in 2014?
(morrsco from Atlanta)
Let's all slow our roll with Evan Gattis. He may just be Chris Shelton with below average defense behind the plate. (Bret Sayre)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)What are the chances that Evan Gattis can actually stick as a major leaguer? Is he a real catcher, or just a rogue bat?
(Nick from Hotlanta)
I'm not sure. I want hi to stick around because he's from Texas and the narrative has a lot of #want, but I'm just not sure. I haven't seen enough, to be honest. (Jason Parks)
2013-03-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)Evan Gattis worth a flyer in an 11-team NL only 5x5 league? Need to pick up a catcher and only others available are Hundley, McKenry, Laird, Navarro and Maldanado.
(JP from LA)
If those are your options, absolutely. Gattis could put up nice numbers for an NL-only endgame catcher in April before McCann comes back. (Bret Sayre)
2013-01-16 13:30:00 (link to chat)As a life long Braves fan, I have a questions about a couple of prospects. Evan Gattis and Edward Salcedo. What does the timetable on each look like? Do you think either will develop into an impact player at the major league level?
(Quincy from The A)
Gattis needs to be healthy to make an impact, something that's been quite tough for him. He's not a catcher at the big league level and he has to hit at the top of his abilities to stand up on an outfield corner. I think he ends up as more of a solid player than one that makes a major impact.

With Salcedo, the tools have always been present, but the approach in the batter's box still lags behind. I think some of the issues he faced around the time he signed, keeping him off the field for a while, really set him back a bit. He's still only 21-years old and he has everything needed to be an impact player. He carries a lot of risk, but he has the makeup and work ethic to pull it off. (Mark Anderson)
2012-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Evan Gattis worth a late-round flier in a silly deep scoresheet league?
(ChoppertoChipper from Edmonton)
Sure, they could feasibly bring him up this year given his advanced age relative to his level. Keep in mind that the same age that could get him a call is also a factor in his nice stats that we've seen. He could probably be your last pick, though I'm brand new to scoresheet and have yet to complete my first draft (we're midway through). (Paul Sporer)
2012-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is it even worth speculating about Evan Gattis's future? Or is he just too unique?
(Dees from Jersey)
I think he could be in Atlanta by September. (Kevin Goldstein)
2012-04-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any early thoughts on how Bethancourt is adapting to his new level? Is there a reason to get excited about Evan Gattis?
(ChoppertoChipper from Edmonton)
There is a reason to be very patient, regardless of the result. The raw defensive tools will make him a major leaguer. The development of the bat is what could not only keep him at the level, but make him a special player. The bat is going to take some time to develop. (Jason Parks)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2011 afx 0 .000 0.0 2280 .002 -1.6 48 .017 -.000 -0.5 -2.7 -2.9
2012 aax 1113 .003 0.5 642 .000 -0.1 12 -.025 -.001 0.2 0.3 -2.2
2012 afa 0 .000 0.0 453 .001 -0.2 13 -.022 .006 0.2 -0.3 -0.9
2013 aaa 59 -.001 -0.0 26 .000 -0.0 1 -.012 .000 0.0 -0.0 0.6
2013 mlb 2281 .021 6.5 1335 .000 -0.1 23 -.011 .003 0.1 6.4 9.9
2014 mlb 5520 .007 5.1 3745 .003 -2.7 60 .043 .004 -1.5 0.3 0.3
2014 aaa 100 .006 0.1 64 -.000 0.0 0 .000 -.000 0.0 0.1 0.1
2016 mlb 3098 .009 3.9 2110 .009 -4.4 25 -.080 .010 1.3 0.8 0.5
2016 aax 255 .005 0.2 0 .000 0.0 2 -.000 -.001 0.0 0.2 0.1
2017 mlb 3025 .008 3.8 2124 .001 -0.7 36 .078 .007 -1.9 1.1 0.8
2017 aax 67 -.003 -0.0 31 -.000 0.0 1 -.001 .001 0.0 -0.0 -0.0
2018 mlb 18 -.001 -0.0 11 -.002 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0

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