|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||100.00||4.00||.260||15.00||10.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs N.Y. Mets||9||3||1|| .300|| .778|| .333|
|vs Gee (Career)||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|vs RHP||89||20||7|| .271|| .517|| .225|
|05/22/2013||B.J. Upton, CF ATL|
Madison Bumgarner, SP SF
Juan Pierre, LF MIA
|Evan Gattis, C ATL|
Wandy Rodriguez, SP PIT
Adrian Gonzalez, 1B LAD
|05/22/2013||Marco Scutaro, 2B SF||Evan Gattis, C ATL|
|05/22/2013||Bryce Harper, LF WAS|
Evan Gattis, C ATL
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS CLE
|Yasmani Grandal, C SD|
R.A. Dickey, SP TOR
Starling Marte, LF PIT
|Last 10 Games|
|Evan Gattis lapping the rookie field|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/24/13) Despite losing his everyday role recently, Braves catcher Evan Gattis has not slowed his assault on National League pitching. After homering for the second game in a row Wednesday, Gattis now has 10 on the season, in just 121 at-bats.
According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Gattis leads rookies in extra-base hits (20), home runs, RBI (27) and slugging percentage (.587), while ranking second in on-base plus slugging percentage (.895).
Gattis has started just one of the team's last five games, despite hitting three home runs in that span.
|Evan Gattis mashes grand slam against Minnesota|
|by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com|
(5/22/13) Braves catcher Evan Gattis hit his first career grand slam in Wednesday's win over Minnesota.
The grand slam was his only hit, but that's still a solid day's work. Gattis's average is down to .256 but he's still slugging a mighty .587 behind his 10 home runs.
|Evan Gattis has to get more at-bats|
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(5/22/13) Just when you think Evan Gattis is no longer worth the trouble in Fantasy, he reminds you why he most definitely is.
Making his first start at catcher since Brian McCann returned from the DL May 6, Gattis hit a grand slam Wednesday against the Twins -- this coming on the heels of a pinch-hit go-ahead home run in the bottom of the ninth Tuesday, which itself came on the heels of a pinch-hit go-ahead home run in the bottom the eighth Saturday.
Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez has said he'll look for ways to get Gattis' bat in the lineup, and with this most recent surge, I'm guessing he'll be even more invested in the idea going forward, giving occasional days off to each of the Braves' starting outfielders, as well as Freddie Freeman. Gattis won't play every day, but in leagues that require the use of two catchers, he'll remain valuable all year.
|Evan Gattis comes up with another big homer|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/22/13) Braves catcher Evan Gattis has been a bit all-or-nothing recently, but his tremoundous power sparked another win Tuesday against the Twins.
Gattis, who appeared for the fourth time in a row as a pinch-hitter, hit a solo home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to send the game into extra-innings. Atlanta would go on to win 5-4.
Despite losing his everyday role, Gattis has continued to impress his teammates, with his second pinch-hit homer in a week.
"It's awesome to see," said Braves starter Tim Hudson. "People around the league are scratching their heads, trying to figure out how to make sure he doesn't put the ball in the seats."
Gattis has nine home runs in 118 at-bats, with 23 runs driven in. Four of his home runs have provided the tying or go-ahead runs in the eighth inning or later.
|Evan Gattis getting exposed|
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(5/20/13) Braves catcher/outfielder Evan Gattis has seen his production drop slightly in May.
Gattis was the talk of baseball in April, hitting six home runs in his first month in the majors. Gattis only hit .250 during the month but has seen his average drop to .244 in May. His 24.2 percent strikeout rate is the main culprit. Gattis is working with a poor .263 BABIP, but we don't have enough data to know whether that number will rise. He has the type of skillset that could lead to lower BABIP rates.
The Braves are trying to find playing time for Gattis, even though his on-base percentage has dropped to .297. Gattis can be a useful fill-in/backup player, but he might be stretched as a full-time player. Fantasy owners have enjoyed the power, but he could lose playing time if he doesn't show some growth.
|Evan Gattis isn't your average prospect. For starters, he's 26, making him a man among boys in the lower levels of the minors. That's right: the lower levels. He didn't move up to Double-A until the second half in 2012, which isn't so surprising when you consider he's played only three years of professional baseball. Drug use and clinical depression sidetracked him for four years after high school, causing him to take odd jobs all across the country rather than play college ball. But now, he's a baseball player again -- and by the look of his numbers, a pretty good one. His power potential is off the charts, but his polish is in question after spending so much time away from the game. Sure, his minor-league numbers look great, but was it a case of an older player beating up on lesser competition? He hit only .258 in 182 at-bats after his promotion to Double-A. Plus, he's having to learn a new position, transitioning to the outfield after beginning his career at catcher. Clearly, Gattis has a few obstacles standing in his way, but if he's able to overcome them and earn even a part-time role in left field for the Braves, he could be a surprising contributor of home runs. He's a sneaky stash in NL-only leagues for that reason. (Updated 1/4/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/26/13||@ NYM||8:05 pm||Shaun Marcum|
|5/27/13||@ TOR||7:07 pm||Mark Buehrle|
|5/28/13||@ TOR||12:37 pm||Brandon Morrow|
|5/29/13||TOR||7:10 pm||Sean Nolin|
|5/30/13||TOR||7:10 pm||R.A. Dickey|
|5/31/13||WAS||7:30 pm||Stephen Strasburg|
|6/1/13||WAS||7:15 pm||Gio Gonzalez|