Max Stassi Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/15/1991 (30)
Max Stassi Season Stats
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Max Stassi News
Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi hit his second long ball in his last three games, a second-inning, two-run shot that put the Angels up 2-0 to the Texas Rangers before ultimately losing 5-2. He ended the day 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored. Stassi put up great numbers in the first half, slashing .296/.377/.496 in 36 games, but then fell off a cliff after the All-Star break. Over 46 games since the break, he's put up just a .704 OPS while hitting .215 and had a 21 game homeless streak. Overall, he's batting .249, slugging .440 and has 13 HRs thus far. Hopefully, Stassi is finding his groove again and can be one of the more offensively gifted catchers in baseball. He can be rostered in most leagues but shouldn't take a starting spot away from someone more consistent.
Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi had a good game at the plate on Friday, collecting two hits in four at-bats. One of those hits was a two-run home run in the fourth inning, and he ended the day with three RBI. It was Stassi's first long ball since August 19, and he's been slumping for almost two months, slashing .181/.273/.302 with three home runs since the start of August. Those numbers hardly compare to his first 46 games, in which he slashed .305/.382/.536 with nine home runs. Overall this season, he's hitting .251 with a .769 OPS and 12 HRs across 83 games. Fantasy managers should keep benching Stassi until he proves he's closer to the hitter he showed in the first half of his season.
Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi got on base twice in Tuesday's 9-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox, singling and walking in four plate appearances. He did strike out twice, however, and is now striking out 31.5% of the time. Stassi's still putting up good numbers at the catcher position, slashing .257/.337/.445 with 11 HRs over 75 games. He's been silent over his last seven games, though, going 2-for-23 with three walks and eight strikeouts. Fantasy managers should continue to roster Stassi in most leagues, as he gives value in every format.
Coming off the best year of his career, Max Stassi has a lot working against him in 2021. First the good: Of his past three seasons where he received anything resembling normal playing time, 2020 saw him set career bests with a 10.5% walk rate, 20% K-rate, .256 isolated power, and .886 OPS. It was really the first time he revealed himself as a legitimate Major League hitter. Now the bad: It doesn't seem like anyone, including Los Angeles, totally trusts it. Though one of his first looks at extended playing time, '20 was still only 90 at-bats for Stassi. His batted-ball data is great, but the tiny sample size leaves consternation. So does the fact that Stassi is questionable for Opening Day as he recovers from offseason hip surgery. He had a similar procedure after the 2019 season as well, though on the opposite hip. And then there's the issue of the Angels signing Kurt Suzuki to a one-year deal. Angels GM Perry Minasian said he thought Suzuki would be used two to three times a week, essentially cutting into half of Stassi's days. 2020 was great for Stassi, but between the small sample of evidence that he's a good hitter, the preseason injury recovery, and the timeshare with veteran hitter Suzuki, Stassi is not usable in standard fantasy leagues beyond those that start two catchers.