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 will head into the weekend white-hot at the plate right now. The backstop has two doubles, two home runs, five runs batted in and six runs scored over his last three games and is slashing .478/.520/1.000 in 23 at-bats since returning from the injured list. The 30-year-old came into this season trying to build off slugging .533 through 31 games during the 2020 shortened season. Stassi has been dynamite since returning to the lineup and should draw the attention of plenty of fantasy managers looking to upgrade at catcher. It is unknown how long it could be sustainable but Stassi needs to be on most fantasy rosters for the short term.
Los Angeles Angels catcher Max Stassi will try and stay hot at the plate when the team continues its series against the Royals Tuesday night. Stassi went 3-for-4 Monday night with one double, one home runs, three runs batted in and three runs scored. The 30-year-old has returned to the lineup with a bang and is now 7-for-15 (.467) with four extra-base hits, five runs batted in and six runs scored over his last five games. Stassi is slugging .568 through his first 44 at-bats this season and, if healthy, could become an intriguing fantasy option among catchers moving forward.
The Los Angeles Angels activated catcher Max Stassi (concussion) from the injured list on Tuesday and optioned left-handed pitcher Jose Quijada to the minor leagues in a corresponding move. The Angels also announced that catcher Drew Butera cleared waivers and will return to Triple-A. Before the concussion, Stassi was slashing .241/.313/.345 with a home run and an RBI in just 29 at-bats. Despite the subpar surface statistics, the 30-year-old backstop had been hitting the ball hard. He will return to a timeshare with the veteran Kurt Suzuki, which will keep his playing time limited. Only consider adding Stassi in deeper two-catcher fantasy leagues.
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.