|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||490.00||27.00||.253||89.00||68.00||0.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Philadelphia||24||8||4|| .385|| .833|| .333|
|vs Hamels (Career)||6||3||2||1.500||.500||.500|
|vs LHP||66||24||5|| .377|| .652|| .364|
|10/01/2014||Maikel Franco, 3B PHI|
Archie Bradley, SP ARI
|Evan Gattis, C ATL|
Starling Marte, LF PIT
|09/30/2014||Edwin Encarnacion, 1B TOR||Evan Gattis, C ATL|
Matt Adams, 1B STL
Noah Syndergaard, SP NYM
|09/28/2014||Yangervis Solarte, 3B SD||Evan Gattis, C ATL|
|Last 10 Games|
|Evan Gattis playing in left field in 2015 is 'an option' for Braves |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(9/30/14) Braves catcher Evan Gattis appeared in a career-high 108 games in his second season in the majors in 2014, which was three more games than he played as a rookie in 2013. He appeared in 93 games at catcher and three games at DH, but he made no starts at first base or left field, which were two positions he saw playing time at as a rookie.
Though, Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez indicated Gattis could play around 140 games next season if he were to play in left field on top of his catcher responsibilities.
"That's an option," Gonzalez said, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
|Evan Gattis back in starting lineup Thursday |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/25/14) Braves catcher Evan Gattis is back in action Thursday for their game against visiting Pittsburgh. He had been limited to pinch-hitting duties the last three games and has been out of the starting lineup since Sept. 7.
Gattis returns with a .268/.322/.503 stat line.
|Evan Gattis to return Thursday |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(9/24/14) Braves catcher Evan Gattis is set to return Thursday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Gattis will be slowly eased into action. He's expected to play about five innings in his first game back. He hasn't started a game since September 7 due to kidney stones.
|Evan Gattis still not ready to start Wednesday |
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
(9/24/14) Braves catcher Evan Gattis remains sidelined Wednesday for their game against Pittsburgh. Christian Bethancourt is set to start instead.
Strep throat and a kidney stone have prevented Gattis from starting since Sept. 7. He has made three pinch-hitting appearances without a hit over the last four days.
|Evan Gattis remains out of lineup |
|by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer|
(9/23/14) Though he was able to pinch hit both Saturday and Monday, Braves catcher Evan Gattis was out of the lineup for a 14th straight game Tuesday against the Pirates. He has been sidelined by strep throat and a kidney stone.
Rookie Christian Bethancourt once again started in his absence.
|Evan Gattis' comeback story was one of the more intriguing storylines from the 2013 season. Gattis, who took a hiatus from playing baseball in college before returning to the sport in 2010 as a 23rd-round pick, broke camp with the Braves last year following a torrid spring and was even the team's primary catcher at the beginning of the season while Brian McCann was recovering from shoulder surgery. He made such a strong impression as a rookie that the Braves let McCann sign with the Yankees in the offseason and are ready to trust Gattis with the starting catcher job heading into 2014. Though, Gerald Laird and Ryan Doumit are also on the roster in case Gattis fails to meet expectations. Still, Fantasy owners will be pulling hard for Gattis to succeed because he packs plenty of wallop in his swing. Gattis slugged .480 in 105 games last season, while adding 21 home runs, 21 doubles and 65 RBI. He hit .308 with a .549 slugging percentage and .923 OPS in 227 minor-league games, showcasing plenty of offensive potential. Gattis is going to make an intriguing mid-round Fantasy sleeper on Draft Day.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
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