Who Am I?
Height: 5′ 10″
Bats right, throws right
How Did I Get Here?
Stassi was a 4th round pick by the A’s in 2009. He was then traded to Houston along with Brad Peacock and Chris Carter in exchange for Jed Lowrie and Fernando Rodriguez. He debuted with the Astros in 2013 and has had sips of espresso each season since.
Stassi is out of options.
Why Am I Here?
Stassi is still on the 40-man just in case Gattis or McCann suffer an injury prior to Opening Day.
What are my strengths?
When he was drafted, and when the Astros acquired him, it appeared that Stassi would be a slugging catcher. Stassi hit .277 with 17 HR as a 22 year old in Corpus. Things looked good. Unfortunately…
What are my weaknesses?
… the hitting disappeared at AAA, where he has never cracked a .300 OBP or a .400 SLG.
Loves to hit: AA pitching.
Hates to hit: Any more advanced pitching.
What is my future with the Astros?
I hope he enjoyed the new Spring Training facility, because when the spring is over, he’s going on waivers. The only question is whether someone will claim him. That is almost entirely dependent on injuries across the league – he’s never shown enough for someone to take a flyer on him as a prospect at this point.
What is my projected 2017 performance?
Who else would I remind you of?
The band you heard in college that you really, really thought was going to make it big. I know… you can’t remember their names any more. Such is the way of life.