Anthony Bass
Anthony Bass
30-Year-Old PitcherRP
Chicago Cubs
2018 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Anthony Bass in 2018. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a minor-league contract with the Cubs in December of 2017.
Activated, outrighted to Triple-A
PChicago Cubs  AAA
August 12, 2018
Bass (back) was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Sunday after he was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list, Sahadev Sharma of The Athletic Chicago reports.
ANALYSIS
Bass was placed on the shelf July 21 after suffering a back strain, but following a rehab stint and clearing waivers, he'll head to the minors. Through 16 appearances out of the bullpen in 2018, Bass owns a 2.93 ERA and 1.37 WHIP with 14 strikeouts across 15.1 frames.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-15%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-14%
BAA vs RHP
2017
 
 
-2%
BAA vs RHP
2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .390 43 5 1 16 3 0 2
Since 2016vs Right .333 50 10 2 16 3 0 0
2018vs Left .333 25 5 1 8 0 0 1
2018vs Right .286 37 9 2 10 2 0 0
2017vs Left .471 18 0 0 8 3 0 1
2017vs Right .462 13 1 0 6 1 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-61%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-77%
ERA on Road
2017
 
 
-44%
ERA on Road
2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 8.71 2.13 10.1 0 0 0 6.1 2.6 0.9
Since 2016Away 3.38 1.22 10.2 0 0 0 6.8 0.0 0.8
2018Home 4.91 1.64 7.1 0 0 0 8.6 3.7 1.2
2018Away 1.13 1.13 8.0 0 0 0 7.9 0.0 0.0
2017Home 18.00 3.33 3.0 0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2017Away 10.13 1.50 2.2 0 0 0 3.4 0.0 3.4
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Anthony Bass compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
4.67
 
K/9
8.2
 
BB/9
1.8
 
HR/9
0.6
 
Fastball
94.1 mph
 
ERA
2.93
 
WHIP
1.37
 
BABIP
.368
 
GB/FB
3.00
 
Strand %
80.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2012
Bass was called upon to make 33 relief appearances out of the Texas bullpen when the Rangers found themselves fishing for a long-relief option in 2015. He struck out just 45 batters while issuing 20 free passes in 64 largely forgettable innings, with a low flyball rate (28.2%) being his saving grace. Bass has not made a start in the majors since 2012, and was released by the Mariners to pursue a contract in Japan, meaning he can be ignored in all formats in 2016.
Acquired by the Astros via trade in December of 2013, Bass made a strong first impression on the team, recording two spring saves while striking out 14 over 11 innings to lock up a bullpen spot out of camp. The 27-year-old went on to earn two saves in April when the Astros used a committee in closing scenarios, but an intercostal strain in May sidelined him for the next month and a half. Upon his return from injury, the right-hander allowed 11 runs in six long-relief appearances before he was demoted to Triple-A Oklahoma City, where he spent the remainder of the year. Bass, who has posted a 5.74 ERA with 10 home runs allowed and a woeful 38:27 K:BB ratio in 69 innings over the past two seasons, will likely serve as pitching depth in the minors after signing a minor league deal with Texas in December.
After landing a spot on the Padres' Opening Day roster as a long man out of the bullpen, Bass was fairly steady through mid-May, posting a 2.60 ERA and 19:9 K:BB ratio across 27.2 innings and 15 appearances. However, he was shelled in two of the next three outings, prompting a demotion to Triple-A Tucson, where he resided for majority of the season. Although he concluded the year with a woeful 31:20 K:BB ratio, some silver linings remain due to a 6.6 K/9 and 0.9 HR/9. The Astros acquired Bass in December, which should give him an opportunity to compete for a rotation spot in spring training.
The Padres moved Bass into the rotation for the first half of the 2012 season, and it proved to be a poor decision on their part as he produced a 5.08 ERA over 83.1 innings before hitting the DL with right shoulder inflammation in June. When he was able to come back in September, the team backed off his workload and allowed him to work out of the bullpen, which produced a 2.63 ERA, albeit in a small sample size (13.2 innings). Bass was a starter during his time in the minors and the team will naturally want to push him to start again in the spring, but don't be surprised if the results are less than optimal. He simply does not miss enough bats or have the elite control needed to get by at this point in his career, and he's likely ticketed for a relief role if he fails to impress as a rotation option.
Bass showed enough promise early on in the minors that, after posting an 8.01 K/9IP with a 2.95 K/BB ratio in nearly 70 innings at Double-A last season, the Padres brought him up to make a spot start in mid-June. Although he was sent back down immediately thereafter, he pitched well enough for the team to bring him back and make him a permanent fixture in its bullpen just two weeks later. He amassed a 1.88 ERA and 20 strikeouts over the next 33 innings, got a pair of starts late in September and continued to prove that he belonged at the big league level. He should continue his relief role in 2012 and will be in line for a few spot starts when needed.
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Begins rehab assignment
PChicago Cubs  AAA
Back
August 6, 2018
Bass (back) made a rehab appearance at Triple-A Iowa on Sunday, tossing a perfect inning and striking out one.
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Returns to DL
PChicago Cubs  AAA
Back
July 21, 2018
Bass was placed on the 10-day disabled list with a back strain prior to Saturday's doubleheader against St. Louis, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.
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Returns from DL
PChicago Cubs  AAA
July 19, 2018
The Cubs activated Bass (illness) from the 10-day disabled list Wednesday.
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Makes rehab appearance Tuesday
PChicago Cubs  AAA
Illness
July 17, 2018
Bass (illness) pitched a scoreless inning with one strikeout in a rehab appearance with Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday.
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Lands on disabled list
PChicago Cubs  AAA
Illness
July 8, 2018
Bass was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with an illness, Patrick Mooney of The Athletic Chicago reports.
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