Atlanta Braves
2014 Avg.
.275
 
Career Avg.
.258
Name  Evan Gattis
Born  8/18/1986
Height  6-4
Weight  230
Number  24
Position  C
Bats  R
Throws  R
8/28/2014 4:36:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis is not in Thursday's starting lineup.
Insight: Gerald Laird will get the start. Laird is a solid backstop, but not much of a fantasy value with a .219 batting average. Gattis has struggled since he returned from a bulging disk in his back, but his second consecutive 20 home run season makes him a top fantasy backstop.
 
8/26/2014 11:01:00 AM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis is just 1-for-12 against Mets starter Dillon Gee.
Insight: Gattis has struggled since he returned from a bulging disk in his back, but his second consecutive 20 home run season makes him a top fantasy backstop. Avoid him Tuesday in this poor matchup.
 
8/24/2014 5:01:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis went 2-for-3 with a double and a solo homer Sunday at Cincinnati.
Insight: Gattis has struggled since he returned from a bulging disk in his back, but his home run stroke appears to be back. He's hit three of them in his last eight starts.
 
8/22/2014 4:34:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis is not in the lineup for Friday's game against Cincinnati and Mat Latos.
Insight: Gerald Laird will get the start behind the plate andf he's 2-for-3 against Latos in their matchups. Gattis was hitless Thursday night.
 
8/19/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis went 2-for-5 with a solo homer Tuesday at Pittsburgh.
Insight: Gattis didn't homer from July 29 to Aug. 14, but he's hit two in his last four games and has 19 in 310 at-bats.
 
8/18/2014 3:55:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis is not in Monday night's starting lineup
Insight: Gattis has struggled over the past four weeks, managing to hit just .231 with two homers, eight RBI and a .658 OPS. That's well below his season long numbers.
 
8/15/2014 10:34:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis hit his first homer since July 28 Friday against Oakland.
Insight: Gattis has gone 17-for-74 (.230) with five doubles, two homers and seven RBI since he returned from a bulging thoracic disk in his back.
 
8/14/2014 2:45:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis did not start Thursday's game.
Insight: It's simply a routine day off for the catcher who caught nine innings the previous night. Gattis has hit safely in five straight games.
 
8/1/2014 7:03:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis is getting the night off Friday.
Insight: Gattis has gone 8-for-31 (.258) with one homer since he returned from the disabled list.
 
7/28/2014 9:10:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis went 3-for-4 with a homer and two RBI Monday afternoon against the Padres.
Insight: It was Gattis' first homer since he returned from the disabled list. He missed more than three weeks with a bulging disk in his back.
 
7/24/2014 10:13:00 AM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis is just 1-for-7 since his return from the disabled list, but has a favorable matchup Thursday.
Insight: Gattis was dealing with a bulging thoracic disc in his back. He's 5-for-7 (.714) versus Miami starter Henderson Alvarez. Gattis has a .286 average, 16 homers, 39 RBI and a .884 OPS this season.
 
7/21/2014 10:02:00 AM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis (back) is expected to return Monday against Miami.
Insight: Gattis was dealing with a bulging thoracic disc in his back. He has a .290 average, 16 homers, 39 RBI and a .900 OPS this season and should be re-installed into all lineups.
 
7/16/2014 4:59:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis (back) will begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Insight: Gattis is dealing with a bulging thoracic disc in his back. He's expected to play 3-4 games in the minors before returning to the Braves' lineup. Gattis has a .290 average, 16 homers, 39 RBI and a .900 OPS this season.
 
7/7/2014 9:42:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis (back) isn't ready to start baseball activities yet, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Insight: Gattis is dealing with a bulging thoracic disc in his back and is unlikely to be ready to return immediately after the All-Star break. He has a .290 average, 16 homers, 39 RBI and a .900 OPS this season.
 
6/30/2014 9:55:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis is heading to the disabled list with a bulging thoracic disc in his back, according to Mark Bowman of mlb.com.
Insight: Gattis will be given an epidural Tuesday to speed up the healing process. For now, he's out indefinitely. He has a .290 average, 16 homers, 39 RBI and a .900 OPS this season.
 
6/30/2014 3:49:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis has not played since leaving Friday's game with back spasms and is not in Monday's starting lineup.
Insight: Initial x-rays were negative, but he's expected to have an MRI on Monday in Atlanta, according to David O'Brien of AJC. Gattis is tied with Justin Upton for team lead in home runs with 16.
 
6/29/2014 9:46:00 AM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis left Friday's game with back spasms, did not play Saturday and isn't expected to be in Sunday's lineup.
Insight: E-rays were negative, but he's expected to have an MRI on Monday in Atlanta, according to David O'Brien of AJC. Gattis is tied with Justin Upton for team lead in home runs with 16.
 
6/27/2014 8:36:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis left Friday's game with back spasms. SOURCE: David O'Brien, Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Insight: He left in the first inning. Gerald Laird (.213, 0 HR, 5 RBI) has come on to catch starter Julio Teheran.
 
Hot6/22/2014 9:22:00 AM
Description: Atlanta catcher Evan Gattis extended his hitting streak to 20 games Saturday in a win over Washington.
Insight: Gattis leads all big league catchers in home runs (16), is second in RBI (39) and would be third in batting average (.298) if he had enough at bats to qualify. Gattis has been a bright spot in an otherwise disappointing year for the Braves.
 
Hot6/18/2014 5:46:00 PM
Description: Braves catcher Evan Gattis extended his hitting streak to 17 games with a two-run homer in the first inning Wednesday afternoon.
Insight: Gattis has gone 27-for-69 (.391) with eight home runs and 20 RBI during the streak. He's hitting .294 with 16 home runs and 38 RBI this season.