Gattis is hitting .203 with the Astros in 11 games
Evan Gattis, a rental from the big league club, leading the charge for the Corpus Christi offense. Gattis mashed a pair of home runs, finishing the week 7-18 with four RBIs. Although Gattis was sent down to get some work in behind the dish, the four-year vet hasn’t really settled in with the bat so far in 2016. Gattis is hitting .203 with the Astros in 11 games this year with six hits in 64 at-bats. Five of his hits have gone for extra bases, which is great, but the ability to put a ball through the infield is something that will be asked of him at the big league level.
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J.D. Davis led the Hooks this week with a .409/.409/.818 split while driving in six runs and scoring five on his own. Only Alex Bregman had more RBIs this week, driving in 7. Bregman got the start at third base in the front half of Friday’s doubleheader. This situation will be monitored going forward as third base figures to be a position of need for Houston this year and in the future. Colin Moran, currently with the Astros’ AAA affiliate Fresno Grizzlies figures to get the first shot.
The month of May might have been most kind to Derek Fisher. Fisher has reached safely in 11 of the Hooks 14 games this month including a 3 for five outing on Saturday. His five home runs this month lead the team and give him eight long balls on the season. He is on pace to finish close to his home run total from last year, 30, all with the Lancaster Jethawks.