Latest Update Evan Gattis two RBI all Ervin Santana and the Braves needed Monday Tue Jul, 29, 01:06 AM
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.
The big slugger had been on homer-less streak that spanned 14 games dating back to June 18th when he homered against the Phillies. Gattis, who has battled a sore back, now has 17 home runs on the year and is 5-for-6 over his last two games.Analyst: Michael Pichan
Evan Gattis has played five games in the last six days. Fresh off a DL stint for a bulging disk in his back, this looks to just be a day of rest for the Braves' catcher. Analyst: Joshua Balay
After two straight days behind the plate (coming off a back injury), Gattis will take a seat Wednesday to rest. Gerald Laird will handle the work behind the plate.Analyst: Howard Bender
Gattis, who had been on the disabled list since June 27th due to a bulging disk in his back, settled down quickly after striking out in his first at-bat. Whether this translates into improved patience at the plate going forward is highly unlikely, but either way it is almost a moot point seeing as he makes enough successful contact that more than compensates for any free-swinging inefficiencies in his game. The bottom line is he healthy and back in the lineup.Analyst: Michael Pichan