In the deal sending Evan Gattis to the Braves in exchange for 3 prospects, the Braves are also sending James Hoyt. James is a young pitcher that was phenomenal in AA last year, posting a 1.14 ERA in 31 innings. But when he was promoted to AAA he had a poor ERA of 5.46 in 28 innings. Hoyt has potential, but needs to improve to see MLB playing time.
The Houston Astros have acquired Catcher Evan Gattis(Pictured) from the Atlanta Braves in exchange for three minor league players.
On Wednesday, Sports writer Bob Nightengale reported that the Houston Astros were in the midst of a physical examination with Evan Gattis. According to rules within Major League Baseball, A player can only take a physical with another team if a trade has been accepted between the two teams. Thus, the baseball world knew he had been dealt.
As a member of the Atlanta Braves in 2014, Gattis batted .263 with 22 Home Runs in just 108 games, he also appeared at four positions- Catcher, First Base, Left Field, and Designated hitter. This power-hitting player could find him self playing at any of those positions in the upcoming season. Before the trade, the Astros had Jason Castro as their everyday catcher. Which is unlikely to change. In the left field position the Astros could find themselves having a controversy, with Chris Carter, Evan Gattis, and a number of young players fighting for that position. Luckily, for the astros, They are in the American League, they have a DH. After finishing with 70 wins in 2014 the Astros look to add onto that and potentially reach a .500 season under new manager A. J. Hinch.
On Atlanta's retrospect of things, they have acquired two of Houston's top prospects. The prospects in the deal are Pitchers' Michael Foltynewicz and Andrew Thurman and third baseman Rio Ruiz, who was expected to be the Astro's third baseman of the future. With today's moves the Braves have continued to prove they are aiming high for the 2017 season.are shopping third baseman Chris Johnson on the trade market. Josh Hart has continued to work hard and shape Atlanta's future.
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