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I'm a Braves fan (2nd favorite team after the O's), but even if I wasn't, I'd be pulling for this guy - Evan Gattis - to succeed as a 26 year old rookie. He's had troubles along the way http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_Gattis but he's done real well in the minors and tore it up in the Venezuelan league - leading the league with a .595 slugging percentage

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I'm a Braves fan (2nd favorite team after the O's), but even if I wasn't, I'd be pulling for this guy - Evan Gattis - to succeed as a 26 year old rookie. He's had troubles along the way http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_Gattis but he's done real well in the minors and tore it up in the Venezuelan league - leading the league with a .595 slugging percentage

I hope you're right. I took a flyer on him in the last round of my fantasy league's minor league draft last year. Qualifies at catcher, too! I hope Atlanta doesn't work a deal for Upton from Arizona. Gattis actually has a shot to be in the starting lineup as a corner outfielder as things stand now, but would be solidly blocked for several years if they get Upton.

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Him making the team as a backup LFer would have been a huge story in my mind, but he's now starting at catcher and batting cleanup - hitting .333 with 4 homers and 8 RBIs for the best team in baseball. WOW! In the screenplay, he wins the World Series with a homer against... well, I won't give that away.

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I'm a Braves fan (2nd favorite team after the O's), but even if I wasn't, I'd be pulling for this guy - Evan Gattis - to succeed as a 26 year old rookie. He's had troubles along the way http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_Gattis but he's done real well in the minors and tore it up in the Venezuelan league - leading the league with a .595 slugging percentage

Thanks, interesting story. I went to the Nats game last night, and I have to admit, when he was announced in the lineup, I said WHO?.

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His story continues to be amazing. With McCann gone to the Yankees, Gattis is the Braves' starting catcher and has an .895 OPS. He's in what - his 4th year of pro baseball - after wandering through life as a pizza boy and ski lift operator? If it was fiction, I'd say it's not believable enough to read.

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Him making the team as a backup LFer would have been a huge story in my mind, but he's now starting at catcher and batting cleanup - hitting .333 with 4 homers and 8 RBIs for the best team in baseball. WOW! In the screenplay, he wins the World Series with a homer against... well, I won't give that away.

It's Brian Matusz isn't it?

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