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Atlanta Braves Prospect Evan Gattis Putting up Big Numbers in Venezuelan Winter League

October 19th, 2012 at 9:30 PM
By Cody Fields

Atlanta Braves prospect Evan Gattis is showing that he is indeed healthy after recovering from a wrist injury in May that sidelined him for six weeks. He is currently torching opposing pitchers in the Venezuelan Winter League while playing for the Zulia Aguilas.

Gattis has strewn together nine hits in 27 at-bats so far this winter for the Aguilas (or Eagles, for those of you who aren't fluent in Spanish). Those nine hits include four doubles and a homer, further proving that he has recovered from a freak wrist injury he sustained at the beginning of the season in 2012 on the team bus while playing for Double-A Mississippi.

The 26-year-old spent time at catcher and left field last season between Advanced-A Lynchburg and Mississippi. Between the two levels of Minor League ball, Gattis hit .305 with 18 home runs and a .607 slugging percentage in 272 at-bats.

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