Evan Gattis has had one of the most unique roads to the Big Leagues. Gattis grew up in Texas and had a scholarship to play at Texas A&M. Anxiety and substance abuse derailed his career at the time despite all signs pointing to him being drafted in the first eight rounds in 2004. He went to various rehab facilities before attempting a comeback at a JUCO in Oklahoma. Following an injury, Gattis quit baseball. He moved to Boulder, Colorado and worked at a pizza parlor and as a ski-lift operator. Still battling mental health problems, he underwent more treatment for depression and anxiety. After seven months in Colorado, Gattis moved to Dallas and became a janitor. He bounced to New Mexico and California on the recommendations of spiritual advisors and even ended up working in Wyoming at Yellowstone National Park. He made his comeback to baseball in 2010 at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. A successful year there led to a 23rd round selection by the Braves. Evan Gattis’ bat earned him a job. His extreme resilience paid off when he became a World Series Champion with the Houston Astros in 2017. While not conventional by any means, Evan Gattis overcame his personal struggles and made it to the Show.
Evan Gattis is about as simple as it gets when it comes to his gear. No batting gloves. No flashy cleats. Just the basic necessities. Evan Gattis’ bat is a Marucci Los15 Ash bat. He digs in with Under Armour yard cleats and a EvoShield elbow guard. Gattis’ gear can be shopped below.