Max Stassi Stats
- Height / Weight
- 5' 10" / 200 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 3/15/1991 (32)
Max Stassi Season Stats
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Max Stassi News
Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi was placed on the restricted list on Sunday and will miss the rest of the season as he continues to tend to a family emergency. Stassi hasn't appeared in a game this year. "Max informed the Angels that while he is in a position to resume activities to return to MLB, he has voluntarily chosen not to do so for the remainder of the 2023 season as a result of a serious family medical issue," the Angels said in a statement. The 32-year-old backstop began the year on the injured list with a hip injury and was moved to the 60-day IL in June. Stassi will be back with the Angels in 2024 for the final year of a three-year, $17.5 million extension. Rookie Logan O'Hoppe will close out this year as the Halos' primary catcher.
Los Angeles Angels first baseman Jared Walsh (head) and catcher Max Stassi (hip) will open the 2023 regular season on the injured list. Walsh is dealing with headaches and there is no timetable for him to make his season debut for the Halos. With Walsh on the shelf to begin the year, Brandon Drury is likely to see most of the playing time at the cold corner in his first year in Anaheim. With Stassi starting on the injured list, it paves the way for prospect Logan O'Hoppe to make the team's Opening Day roster. Stassi injured his hip during a minor-league game on Sunday, and he also doesn't have a specific timetable for a return to the Angels lineup. Matt Thaiss is the team's other backstop on the roster.
The Los Angeles Angels signed catcher Max Stassi to a three-year, $17.5 million extension on Thursday. He avoided arbitration after agreeing to terms on a one-year deal worth $3 million on Tuesday. The 31-year-old slashed .241/.326/.426 with a career-high 13 home runs, 35 RBI, and 45 runs scored in 319 plate appearances over 87 games. The Angels also signed catcher Kurt Suzuki signed a one-year, $1.75 million contract in mid-March, but he is expected to serve as the team's No.2 catcher. As the Angels ' primary backstop, Stassi should be in line for significant playing time and is a solid fantasy option in two-catcher formats.
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.