Latest Update Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez would be using Evan Gattis at catcher Tue Dec, 09, 06:41 PM
Owns a very potent bat, both in terms of average and power. He also usually sports a good walk/strikeout ratio, which also helps him offensively. Defensively, he can catch and also play in the outfield.
Flaws: : Needs some work defensively, especially if he is to remain a catcher at the big-league level. Also lacks running speed, which may hurt him if playing the outfield on a regular basis.
While Upton is a great center fielder, his extremely low batting average (.208) and on-base percentage (.287) hurt his real life team and destroyed his fantasy owners in rotisserie leagues. Gattis hit 22 home runs in 2014, but also had a low batting averaging (.263) and on-base percentage (.317).Analyst: Mark Kaplan
Gattis would fit in nicely in Arlington as he's their type of ballplayer. He's got a big time bat, mediocre plate discipline and average defense. If the Braves asking price isn't too high, he could be moved shortly.Analyst: Howard Bender
The Braves have Christian Bethancourt waiting to take his place as the Braves starting catcher and the team continues to try and trade Gattis. The team is upending it's whole offensive structure this winter while trying to lock down all of their old Tommy John projects so this could be one dysfunctional team by the time the season rolls around.Analyst: Howard Bender
Gattis should retain his catcher eligibility in most standard formats for next season making him a very valuable fantasy asset given his offensive production with catcher eligibility. With Gattis in the outfield it appears that Christian Bethancourt will likely get an extended look during Spring Training to earn the teams starting catcher spot.Analyst: Jonathan Impemba