Max Stassi

#12 C / Houston Astros / EXP: 3YRS Height: 5-10 Weight: 201 lb Age: 24 College: None Bats/Throws R/R

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    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Astros' Max Stassi comes off bench for first career home run

      Astros catcher Max Stassi hit a pinch-hit home run in a 10-6 win over the A's on Saturday. Stassi has only gotten two starts for the Astros, but he's done well in his pinch-hit appearances. The youngster has only recorded nine at-bats this season and he'll be lucky to reach 20, simply due to the fact they need to give at-bats to Hank Conger and Jason Castro. Keep an eye on him in a couple of years though.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Astros C Jason Castro (quad) goes on DL; Max Stassi recalled

      Astros catcher Jason Castro has been placed on the 15-day disabled list. Castro left Friday's game with a strained quad muscle. While originally the team wasn't expected to place him on the DL, it appears his condition did not improve enough and he will miss at least the next 15 days. Max Stassi has been recalled from Triple-A and is expected to be available for Saturday's game against the Twins.

    • by R.J. White |

      Astros option Dominguez, Buchanan, Stassi; reassign Correa

      The Astros optioned third baseman Matt Dominguez and pitchers Jake Buchanan and Max Stassi to the minors Sunday while reassigning shortstop Carlos Correa, infielder Gregorio Petit, catcher Tyler Heineman and pitchers Darin Downs and James Hoyt to minor-league camp. Dominguez opened last season as the team's starting third baseman but found himself behind in the race for a bench role this spring. "[Luis] Valbuena had an amazing spring so far and is basically going to be our third baseman and that leaves Matt in competition with some of the other guys for an extra spot on the roster, a spot off the bench, and right now we feel like there's a couple of other guys ahead of him and he needs to play every day," general manager Jeff Lunhow said, per "Right now he'll go down to Fresno and play third and play some first and be ready when the need arises." Correa is the team's top-rated prospect but has yet to play above high Class A. "Carlos is going to be a star player in the big leagues. It's just a matter of time," Luhnow said. "Having never had an at-bat in Double-A, he needs to go get some regular work in the high minors. He did a great job for us on the field as well as off the field and I think he's got a lot of fans in the organization and he impressed the big league staff, which is what you want as a young player."

    • by Jason Butt |

      Astros manager A.J. Hinch offers advice to C Max Stassi

      During a batting practice session Friday, Astros manager A.J. Hinch noticed he could assist with some fundamental work behind the plate with catcher Max Stassi. With Stassi catching pitcher Chad Qualls, Hinch advised him to turn his shoulder on certain pitches, according to the Houston Chronicle. "There's some angles you try to create both for the visual for the pitcher and also for the benefit of the umpire," he said. "With all the talk of the framing stuff, we want to get the most strikes out of our pitchers. There's certainly techniques to pay attention to even in side sessions and live BPs." For Stassi, it appears he was happy with the advice from Hinch, a former major-league catcher. "He's caught in the big leagues," Stassi said. "He's been there and done that. He was just giving me a few tips. It's just framing and the positioning of your body too. It's just real simple, a better presentation of the pitch for your pitcher and the umpire.

    • by Chris Towers |

      Astros adding five to expanded roster

      The Astros are set to call up five players to the majors to take advantage of expanded rosters, reports Tuesday. The team will add outfielder L.J. Hoes, shortstop Jonathan Villar, catcher Max Stassi and pitchers Nick Tropeano and Jorge De Leon to the active roster as early as Tuesday.

    • by R.J. White |

      Report: Astros to recall Jonathan Villar, three others Tuesday

      The Astros will recall infielder Jonathan Villar, catcher Max Stassi and pitcher Nick Tropeano and Jorge De Leon Tuesday when rosters expand, the Houston Chronicle reports. The team will need to clear two 40-man roster spots for the pitchers. Villar hit .200/.255/.342 with six home runs, 22 RBI and 14 stolen bases in 225 at-bats with Houston before being sent to the minors.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Astros reassign four to minor-league camp

      The Astros announced Monday they assigned four players to minor-league camp. They were pitcher Luis Cruz, pitcher David Martinez, outfielder Domingo Santana and catcher Max Stassi.

    • by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

      Max Stassi returns for Astros' final week

      Astros catcher Max Stassi was activated from the 7-day concussion DL on Monday. Stassi has been out since Aug. 21, when he sustained a concussion from a hit-by-pitch. Having appeared in only two games before getting hurt, Stassi is 2 for 6 so far this season with the Astros, and he hit .277 with 17 home runs at Double-A Corpus Christi earlier this year.

    • by Al Melchior | Data Analyst

      Max Stassi still attempting to return reports Astros catcher Max Stassi has caught a bullpen session and taken batting practice this weekend, as he working towards returning to the team prior to the end of the season. Stassi has appeared in only two games with Houston this season, as he sustained a concussion on Aug. 21 when he was hit by a pitch.

    • by Igor Mello |

      Max Stassi '100 percent' over concussion

      Astros catcher Max Stassi told the Houston Chronicle Friday that he is "100 percent" over his concussion. Stassi took batting practice Friday in an indoor cage for the first time since he suffered the concussion. He has been sidelined since Aug. 21."I'm feeling a lot better now," Stassi said. "I would say I'm 100 percent over everything. Nothing bothers me as far as sounds, light or nothing like that. I guess the plan today is for BP in the cage. Hopefully that goes well, which I don't foresee any setbacks, and then BP on the field tomorrow. That's what Nate (Lucero), the trainer, talked to me about."

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