Evan Gattis

Evan Gattis #11

  • DH
  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 4"/260
  • Age: 29


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Evan Gattis 2015 Postseason Stats

.174 0 1 0 .348

Evan Gattis Postseason Career Stats

.243 0 2 0 .525

Evan Gattis Stats

.246 27 88 0 .748

Evan Gattis MLB Career Stats

.250 70 205 0 .772

Evan Gattis Bio

  • Full Name: James Evan Gattis
  • Nickname: El Oso Blanco
  • Born: 8/18/1986 in Dallas, TX
  • Draft: 2010, Atlanta Braves, 23rd rd. (704th overall)
  • College: Texas - Permian Basin
  • Debut: April 3, 2013
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2015 Postseason Stats 23 1 4 0 1 0 .174 .174 .348
Postseason Career Stats 37 4 9 0 2 0 .243 .282 .525
2015 Stats 566 66 139 27 88 0 .246 .285 .748
MLB Career Stats 1289 151 322 70 205 0 .250 .296 .772

Evan Gattis Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Astros AL 604 388 90.51 211.29 1.72 5.78 33.30
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 210.08 0.43 8.96 33.38


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February 10, 2016 at 5:45 AM ET

Gattis undergoes surgery

Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis told MLB.com on Tuesday that he will miss four to six weeks after undergoing surgery to repair a hernia.

January 26, 2016 at 6:06 PM ET

Gattis loses weight, gains versatility

Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis worked with a personal trainer this offseason in an effort to lose weight while keeping his strength, and he subsequently dropped 18 pounds.


Evan Gattis Awards

NL Rookie of the Month

Month Team League
04/2013 Atlanta NL
05/2013 Atlanta NL

MiLB.com Organization All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Atlanta NL
2012 Atlanta NL

Baseball America Double-A All-Star

Year Team League
2013 Mississippi SOU

CAR Player of the Week

Week Team League
04/16/2012 Lynchburg CAR

SAL Player of the Week

Week Team League
07/25/2011 Rome SAL
08/15/2011 Rome SAL

SAL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2011 Rome SAL

Evan Gattis Leaderboards

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2013 21 23rd in NL
2014 22 18th in NL
2015 27 15th in AL

Runs Batted In

Season RBI Rank
2015 88 15th in AL

Slugging Percentage

Season SLG Rank
2015 .463 24th in AL


Season 3B Rank
2015 11 3rd in AL

Total Bases

Season TB Rank
2015 262 25th in AL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2014 8 22nd in NL

Evan Gattis Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
January 14, 2015 Atlanta Braves traded DH Evan Gattis and RHP James Hoyt to Houston Astros for RHP Mike Foltynewicz, 3B Rio Ruiz and RHP Andrew Thurman.
July 21, 2014 Atlanta Braves activated C Evan Gattis from the 15-day disabled list.
July 17, 2014 Atlanta Braves sent C Evan Gattis on a rehab assignment to Gwinnett Braves.
July 1, 2014 Atlanta Braves placed C Evan Gattis on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 29, 2014. Bulging thoracic disc
September 3, 2013 Atlanta Braves recalled C Evan Gattis from Gwinnett Braves.
August 31, 2013 Atlanta Braves optioned Evan Gattis to Gwinnett Braves.
July 14, 2013 Evan Gattis roster status changed by Atlanta Braves.
July 12, 2013 Atlanta Braves sent C Evan Gattis on a rehab assignment to Gwinnett Braves.
June 18, 2013 Atlanta Braves placed C Evan Gattis on the 15-day disabled list. Strained right oblique.
March 31, 2013 Atlanta Braves selected the contract of C Evan Gattis from Mississippi Braves.
March 30, 2013 Evan Gattis assigned to Gwinnett Braves.
January 10, 2013 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster C Evan Gattis to spring training.
July 25, 2012 C Evan Gattis assigned to GCL Braves.
May 21, 2012 Mississippi Braves placed C Evan Gattis on the 7-day disabled list.
May 1, 2012 C Evan Gattis assigned to Mississippi Braves from Lynchburg Hillcats.
March 29, 2012 Evan Gattis assigned to Lynchburg Hillcats from Rome Braves.
February 2, 2012 Atlanta Braves invited non-roster C Evan Gattis to spring training.
September 22, 2011 Evan Gattis roster status changed by Rome Braves.
September 3, 2011 Rome Braves placed C Evan Gattis on the 7-day disabled list. left oblique strain
May 4, 2011 C Evan Gattis assigned to Rome Braves from Danville Braves.
June 11, 2010 Evan Gattis assigned to Danville Braves from Atlanta Braves.
June 10, 2010 Atlanta Braves signed C Evan Gattis.

James Evan Gattis Bio Info

Resides in Forney, TX...Attended Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, TX, and the University of Texas-Permian Basin in Odessa, TX...Signed by Gerald Turner.


Graduated from Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, Texas in 2004...played for a Dallas area traveling squad called the Dallas Tigers with LHP Clayton Kershaw, and a Junior Olympics team with DH Billy Butler, RHP Homer Bailey and OF Justin Upton...was recruited to play at the collegiate level with Rice and Texas A&M...accepted a scholarship to TAMU but did not attend.


Attended Seminole State College in 2005, but was sidelined by a knee injury...dropped out of school in early 2006.


After a few years out of baseball, chose to attend the University of Texas-Permian Basin in 2009... in his only season with UTPB, led the Falcons in nearly every offensive category...was named to the All-Heartland Baseball First Team...led UTPB with a .403 average, 12 home runs, 54 runs, 62 RBI, 35 walks and a .519 on-base percentage in helping the Falcons to a 38-21 record.


Following the 2010 season, was drafted by the Braves in the 23rd round in the 2010 draft...signed by Braves scout Gerald Turner.


Was one of two players the Astros received from Atlanta in exchange for RHP Mike Foltynewicz, IF Rio Ruiz and RHP Andrew Thurman on Jan. 14, 2015...is signed to a one-year contract that runs through 2015.


Appeared on his second Opening Day roster with the Braves...set career highs in almost every offensive category: games (108), at-bats (401), hits (97), homers (22), average (.263), OBP (.317) and SLG (.493)...became the second catcher in Braves franchise history to hit 20 homers in each of his first two seasons...C Earl Williams sets the record from 1971-72...his 22 home runs ranked second among Braves hitters and second among National League catchers...ranked second on the Braves with 13 game-winning RBI, behind OF Justin Upton (14)...became only the fifth player in Braves franchise history to tally at least 38 doubles and 43 homers in each of his first two seasons with the club...the last player to do so was OF Jeff Francoeur from 2005-06 (44 2B, 43 HR)...had a career-high 20-game hitting streak from May 24-June 24...batted .386 (32x83) with eight homers and 21 RBI...the streak marked the longest by a catcher since C Ivan Rodriguez had a 24-game streak in 2004 with Detroit...batted .353 (30x85) in June which ranked sixth in the National League...clubbed five homers in 10 games from April 14-26...posted his first career four-hit game on April 16 at PHI...batted .348 (16x46) from April 11-27, raising his batting average .103 points...collected his first career triple on May 13 at SF off RHP Ryan Vogelsong...homered in his first two at-bats on May 25 vs. COL (both off LHP Franklin Morales) for his third career multi-homer game and second of the season...hit his 22nd homer, which was a game-winning, 10th inning bomb on Sept. 6 at MIA...went 3x4 in the contest...missed 10 games in September after being diagnosed with strep throat on Sept. 8 and having a kidney stone on Sept. 17...placed on the 15-day Disabled List from July 1-21 (retroactive to June 29) with a bulging thoracic disk in his back and missed 17 games...appeared in four games with Triple A Gwinnett on rehab assignment.


Made an opening day roster for the first time in his career in his fourth professional season and batted .243 (86-for-354) with 21 home runs, 65 RBI in 105 games in his rookie season. Made his Major League debut on 4/3 vs. PHI. Homered to lead off the fourth inning to become the seventh player in Atlanta history to hit a home run in his MLB debut, joining Bob Horner (1978), Jermaine Dye (1996), Marty Malloy (1998), Jeff Francoeur (2005), Jordan Schafer (2009) and Jason Heyward (2010). Defensively made 91 starts, including 47 in left field, 38 at catcher, four at first base and two as the DH. Made his first career appearance on a postseason roster. He started all four games of the National League Division Series vs. LAD in left field and batted in the No. 4 spot in the lineup. Batted .357 (5-for-14) with one RBI, two walks and a .438 on-base percentage in four games during the National League Division Series vs. LAD. Through his first three games of the NLDS, was 5-for-10 (.500) with a .538 on-base percentage. Went 0-for-4 in Game 4. Became just the ninth rookie in Braves history to hit 20 homers in a season. Is only the seventh rookie in club history to hit at least 20 doubles and 20 homers. Despite making just 91 starts (played in 105 total games), led all Major League rookies in RBI (65) and GW-RBI (11), and ranked second in home runs (21). Drilled a pinch-home run in 4/18's eighth inning in his first career pinch-hit at-bat. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Gattis became the first rookie to homer in his first career pinch-hit plate appearance since Yasmani Grandal hit a pinch-home run on 7/4/12. Claimed back-to-back National League Rookie of the Month honors in April and May, becoming the first player to win back-to-back NL Rookie of the month honors since teammate Jason Heyward (2010, April and May). In April, led MLB rookies in home runs (6), RBI (16), and slugging percentage (.566) and hit .250 (19-for-76) with five game-winning RBI. In 22 May games (.303), led all rookies with 16 RBI while his six home runs tied for first. Finished in the top 10 among National League rookies in slugging percentage (3rd, .480), extra-base hits (4th, 42), total bases (5th, 170), doubles (6th, 21), runs (7th, 44), and outfield assists (10th, 3). Went 6-for-10 (.600) with five extra-base hits and four runs scored in 13 plate appearances as a pinch-hitter. Drilled his fourth career pinch-hit home run in just his eighth career pinch at-bat on 6/10 at SD. The franchise mark for pinch home runs in a season is five (Butch Nieman, 1945). Through his first 43 career at-bats, recorded five home runs to become the first rookie to record at least five homers in his first 43 career at-bats since three players did so in 2008 (Taylor Teagarden, Matt Joyce and Chris Davis). Posted his first career multi-homer game on 9/8 at PHI with both shots coming off of Cole Hamels. Place on the disabled list on 6/18 with a right oblique strain. Activated off the DL on 7/14 after playing two rehabilitation games (.125, 1-for-8) at Gwinnett (AAA). Over his last 11 games of the season, since 9/18 on, batted .302 (13-for-43) with four extra-base hits and six RBI. In his last six games, went 10-for-24 (.417) with a 1.065 OPS. Went just 5-for-36 (.139) in 13 August games. Was optioned to Triple-A Gwinnett on 8/31 and went 6-for-13 (.462) with three doubles, one home run and a .500 on-base percentage over a three-game stint. Recalled by Atlanta on 9/3. Clubbed his first career grand slam (10th career home run) with two outs (3-0 count) in the fourth inning on 5/22 off MIN's Vance Worley. Smacked his third pinch-home run on 5/21 vs. MIN with a game-tying solo shot in the ninth inning. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, he became the fifth rookie in Atlanta Braves history to hit a game-tying or go-ahead home run in the ninth inning or later as a pinch-hitter joining Jim Breazeale (1972), Ryan Klesko (1993 and 1994), Steve Sisco (2000) and Brooks Conrad (2010). Made his first career start in left field on 5/6 at CIN (1-for-4, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 E). His first career start at first base came on 4/12 at WSH (0-for-4, 1 BB, 1 E). Homered in five of the first six ballparks he played in.


Entered 2013 as the Braves' eighth-best prospect according to Baseball America...Began the season with Lynchburg (High-A), batting .385 (30-for-78) with nine home runs and 29 RBI before being promoted to Mississippi (Double-A) on 5/1...Missed more than two months (5/20-7/24) after straining tendons in his left wrist....Appeared in four games (rehabilitation assignment) for the GCL Braves from 7/25-28 before returning to Mississippi on 7/29...For the season, batted .305 (83-for-272) with 20 doubles, 18 home runs and 67 RBI ... Ranked third in the organization in home runs and fifth in RBI, despite only playing a total of 74 games...Set career-highs with five hits and six RBI in a 13-2 win at Potomac on 4/15...Named the Carolina League Player of the Week (4/5-15) after hitting .469 (15-for-32) with three home runs and 14 RBI...Hit .349 (30-for-86) with runners in scoring position...Appeared in 53 games for the Aguilas del Zulia of the Venezuelan Winter League, batting .303 (59-for-195) with a league-high 16 home runs and 44 RBI.

2011 In just his second professional season, clubbed 22 home runs and plated 71 runs while leading the South Atlantic League in batting average at .322 (109-for-338) in 88 games for Single-A Rome...Claimed Rome Braves Player of the Year honors after leading the Class A team in home runs (22), RBI (71), and OPS (.986) and ranked second in BAvg. (.322), third in OBP (.386), and placed fourth in doubles (24)...Twice earned South Atlantic League Player of the Week honors, for the week ending 7/24 and 8/14...Selected to the South Atlantic League postseason All-Star team...Honored by Braves organization as the Rome July Player of the Month (.253, 25-for-99, 7 HR, 24 RBI)...Posted a 12-game hitting streak and a 12-game RBI-streak, 8/13-24. Hit .478 (22-for-46) with 19 RBI...Had two 10-game hitting streaks, 5/10-30 (.,486, 18-for-37) and 7/15-26 (.410, 16-for-39)...Logged three two-homer games, 7/22, 7/23 and 8/15...Hit .430 (34-for-79) with 10 HR against LHPs compared to .290 (75-for-259) with 12 HR vs. RHPs. 2010 Selected by the Braves organization as the June Player of the Month for Danville after logging a .385 batting average with four doubles.