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|2015 Season (CBSSports.com)||495.00||32.00||.257||84.00||68.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Oakland||12||3||1|| .250|| .500|| .250|
|vs Pomeranz (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs LHP||11||0||0|| .000|| .000|| .000|
|Last 10 Games|
Astros' Evan Gattis slugs first home run Wednesday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/16/15) Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis went 1 for 4 with a solo home run in his team's 6-1 win over the A's Wednesday.
Gattis went hitless in his first five games of the season but has managed a hit in each of his last three games, culminating with his first home run of the year Wednesday.
"It was pretty exciting when he got back to the dugout," manager A.J. Hinch said after the game, per the Associated Press. "Everyone in that clubhouse knows how much he's grinding to try to break out. So maybe this is a sign of things to come. He certainly takes every at-bat as if it's his last at-bat."
Even with the homer, Gattis has hit just .094/.121/.188 in 32 at-bats.
Hinch blames struggles of DH Gattis on new environment
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(4/15/15) Astros manager A.J. Hinch has been motivated to defend struggling designated hitter Evan Gattis, who has just two hits in 28 at-bats to start the season.
Gattis, who arrived in Houston via trade wth Atlanta, slammed 82 extra-base hits with the Braves over the last two years combined. He has two measly singles so far in 2015.
"There's always an adjustment to a new team," Hinch told MLB Network Radio. "There's probably a little extra frustration when the hits aren't coming."
The good news for Gattis is that his two hits have come in the last two games, indicating that he could be emerging from his slump.
Astros' Evan Gattis picks up first hit of season Monday
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
|(4/14/15) Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis recorded his first hit of the season Monday, going 1 for 4 in his team's 8-1 loss to the A's.
Gattis entered the day 0 for 20 at the plate and extended the hitless run to 23 at-bats, making the final out in an inning twice. He wasn then able to single to lead off the ninth inning to finally get on the board.
"It's been a grind for him to get a hit," manager A.J. Hinch said after the game, per MLB.com. "He hit the ball on the nose early in the game. He cares a lot and works hard. He's a good hitter and he's going to get hits. The timing of the year really exaggerated what he was going through. He's hit the ball on the nose a number of times these first six or seven games. Evan Gattis will get plenty of hits for us."
Gattis's hitless streak actually dates back to last season, as his last hit with the Braves came on Sept. 6. All in all, he went 37 straight at-bats without recording a hit.
Astros not concerned with catcher Evan Gattis' slow start
|by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com|
|(4/11/15) Astros catcher Evan Gattis has started the first week of the season in a bit of a slump. Coming into Saturday's game, Gattis was yet to record a hit and had nine strikeouts in his 15 at-bats. Manager A.J. Hinch isn't ready to start worrying yet, reports MLB.com.
"It's early," Hinch said. "It's not a ton of at-bats. No one is more frustrated than him. He's not used to having stretches like that, but he's a pro. He's a good player, and he's going to make adjustments. I have very little concern about Evan and how productive he's going to be."
|2014 summary: When the Braves committed to Evan Gattis behind the plate in 2014, most Fantasy owners assumed it would mean an increase in at-bats, opening the door for a possible 30-homer season or better based on his part-time work as a rookie. Instead, it gave manager Fredi Gonzalez an excuse to sit him every third game, resulting in just 15 more at-bats and one more home run. He did improve in other ways, though, and looked like he was on the verge of a breakthrough before an injury-plagued second half. He hit .290 with 16 home runs and a .900 OPS before the All-Star break.|
Playing time status: As the Braves' plans shifted with the trade market this offseason, Gattis' projected role for 2015 changed from left field to catcher back to left field with the departure of Justin Upton. And then they up and traded him to Houston, where he'll have the option of playing DH, probably his ideal position. The kidney stone that sidelined him for much of September should no longer be an issue.
2015 outlook: Fantasy owners should be celebrating Gattis' move to the Astros. Their park should maximize his home run potential with its short porch in left field, and he'll have a chance to play every day between DH, first base and left field. Meanwhile, he'll still be eligible at catcher in Fantasy. Few catchers get everyday at-bats, much less ones with 30-homer potential. After the elite trio of Buster Posey, Jonathan Lucroy and Devin Mesoraco, Gattis should probably be the first catcher-eligible player off the board.
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