A Look at Fantasy Baseball Through the Lens’ of an Astros Fan
Here is how I did in Week 10:
Week 10 Hitter:
Evan Gattis– 1/25 H/AB, 0 R, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB, .040 BA
After a torrid start offensively to start the month of June, Gattis’ bat went completely silent in the past week. In his 25 at bats, Gattis could only muster one double and a sacrifice fly to record his only RBI in a 5-3 Astros loss to the rival Texas Rangers on June 9th.
Other than that, with the Astros giving him ample amounts of at-bats, Gattis was awful. Gattis’ average fell to .216, which is the lowest it has been since mid-May. This week, Gattis also only walked once, lowering his on-base percentage to an abysmal .283.
This shows how hot and cold Gattis is as a hitter. With a lack of patience at the plate, striking out 26.7% of the time and walking only 7.8% of the time, he is hurting the team offensively more than helping them.
All of this is to say that Gattis is not a good fantasy option for any team. Especially with a lack of ability to play him, without catcher eligibility, he has not given fantasy owners enough statistical evidence to pick him up. Yes, he will be successful in spurts. However, to be saved from another Astros hitter with a low batting average and high strikeout numbers, keep this free-swinging caveman in free agency.
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