Evan Gattis posted by bravesnews
Born in August 18, 1986, Evan Gattis currently plays Major League Baseball with the Atlanta Braves as a left fielder and catcher. Gattis started playing baseball by the age of six, and he attended specific high schools in Dallas, so that he could play under certain coaches. During his early days, Gattis played for the Dallas Tigers, which is a premier amateur team, and participated in the Junior Olympic Games.
In 2004, Evan Gattis was a potential pick in the MLB draft, but he chose to pursue college baseball and attend college. He joined Texas A&M University and played as their catcher. However, fear of losing, coupled with his parents divorce, made Gattis turn to drugs. He then underwent therapy and rehabilitation, and eventually joined Seminole State College in Oklahoma, where played the 2006 season. However, he sustained a knee injury, and being burnt out he quit baseball. After that, Gattis went through lot of emotional trauma, and he was even admitted to the psych ward in 2007, where he underwent treatment for anxiety disorder and depression. He later turned to spirituality and gurus, and eventually returned to baseball in 2010.
Gattis joined the UTPB College, joined the college baseball team, in the first season scored 11 home runs, and had a batting average of .403. By February, he was named, player of the week for Heartland Conference. Gattis's MLB baseball career started with Atlanta Braves inviting him in 2013 for spring training, but he was not included in the roster. However, at the start of the season, McCann was injured and the Braves needed a catcher. Gattis made his MLB debut in April 2013, and in the first eight games, he averaged .333. After McCann returned, Gattis was playing left field. Evan Gattis has made great progress since then, even though he had to battle certain injuries. He is the first catcher of the Braves, who has scored more than 20 home runs in his rookie season.Continue reading "Evan Gattis"