Stassi, 21, played in 84 games last season for Oakland's High-A affiliate in Stockton. He repeated the California League last year, hitting .268/.331/.468 with 15 home runs. He appears to be part of the Astros strategy to keep adding catchers and hope some of them pop soon.
As I said before, Carter's addition could make things hard on Brett Wallace to keep his job. If nothing else, the Wallace/Carter/Pena/Freiman group should make for some interesting competition in spring and assure that the Astros don't have to rush Jonathan Singleton until he's ready.
What do you think? I'm sad to see Lowrie go, but excited about both the potential of Carter in the lineup for years to come and for what Peacock can provide for the rotation immediately. He jumps up the short list of rotation candidates in my mind over Humber and even Alex White. Carter, too, seems like a great fit at DH once Pena's one year contract is over and Singleton is ready for first base.