Aug 31, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Braves catcher Evan Gattis (24) celebrates his solo home run with an Atlanta Braves bat boy against Miami Marlins starting pitcher Nathan Eovaldi (not pictured) in the second inning of their game at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Attention, Astros fans! Houston is looking at Atlanta Braves C/OF, Evan Gattis. Bob Nightengale of USA Today broke the news on Twitter:
Gattis, a Texas native, has played 2 seasons with the Braves, primarily as a catcher. However he has also played left field.
His stat line looks like .253 BA/.304 OBP/.487 SLG with 43 HRs.
Updates on trade from Joel Sherman of the New York Post:
If this trade is finalized, P Mike Foltynewicz, 3B Rio Ruiz, and P Andrew Thurman are going to Atlanta. Foltynewicz pitched in 16 games for Houston in 2014, recording 14Ks and a 5.30 ERA. Ruiz was a 4th round pick in the 2012 draft, and was regarded as a top 3B prospect.
You may remember, but a few weeks ago, Jason Burke of CTH was asked Who is Better: Ruiz or Moran? A pertinent question at the time and a good piece to read again in light of this trade deal.
What are your thoughts, Astros fans?