Gattis was tendered a contract by the Astros on Wednesday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports. This makes it official that the 29-year-old slugger will return to the Astros. Gattis acted as the Astros primary designated hitter in 2015, and although his batting average wasn't great at .246, his 27 home runs, 88 RBI, and 11 triples were all career highs, making it a no-brainer for the Astros to bring his production back for another season.
Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis went 2 for 3 with a go-ahead, three-run home run and a walk in a 10-6 win over Oakland on Saturday. That now marks the 25th homer for the Astros designated hitter and he's giving fantasy owners the power they were hoping for. His .206 ISO is fantastic and it makes him one of the best power-hitting catcher eligible players in baseball. The downside with Gattis is the dreadful .276 OBP and 0.24 walk-to-strikeout rate. He'll have trouble ever hitting above .250, but he should be a nice power source for years to come.
Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis helped carry his team to victory on Tuesday. Gattis launched a pair of solo home runs, leading the way to the 6-2 win over the Yankees. Gattis got the scoring started with his first solo blast in the second inning. He then ended the scoring with another solo shot in the eighth, giving him 22 big flies on the year. Gattis is on fire right now, as he is batting .351 with five home runs and nine RBI over his last 10 games.
Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis is catching a rare break Thursday night against the Angels. He is out of the lineup. Gattis is not sitting for struggling. He has hit safely in six of his last seven games and has 16 home runs and 58 RBI on the year despite a slow start.
Streakt Astros designated hitter Evan Gattis seems to be picking up steam. His solo home run Wednesday against Boston gave him six hits in his last 22 at-bats. Gattis nailed a solo home run in the fourth inning to help his team win. He was otherwise hitless.
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