Chris Bassitt
Chris Bassitt
30-Year-Old PitcherSP
Oakland Athletics
2019 Fantasy Outlook
Bassitt didn't appear in the majors at all in 2017, spending the second half on the farm recapturing velocity after Tommy John surgery the previous year. In 2018, Bassitt racked up a ton of frequent flyer mileage, making the 2300-mile trip between Oakland and Triple-A Nashville seven times. The righty appeared in 11 games for the Athletics, starting seven. He posted a career-best 20.1 K%, a rate still below league average. Bassitt features a 92-mph sinking fastball, mixing in a slider, change and curve. The curve generates a solid 15.0 SwStr% but he only throws it 13% of the time. Bassitt will be in the mix for a rotation spot coming out of the spring, though he may end up in a swingman role. His low strikeout rate tempers mixed-league value, but if he's starting, Bassitt can be useful in deeper formats, especially if you can reserve him for tough road affairs. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
Add To Watchlist
Summoned to majors
POakland Athletics
April 17, 2019
Bassitt was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas on Wednesday.
ANALYSIS
Bassitt will join the big club in place of Marco Estrada, who was sent to the injured list with a lumbar strain. According to John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle, Bassit will tentatively slot into Estrada's place in the rotation, though that could change if he's needed out of the bullpen. He's made three minor-league appearances this season while working back from a lower-leg injury, posting a 3.27 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 16:2 K:BB in 11 innings during those outings. Bassitt worked as both a starter and reliever for the A's last season, notching a 3.02 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 7.7 K/9 in 47.2 innings.
Read More News
Pitching Stats
Loading Pitching Stats...
MLB Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Scoring
FanDuel
DraftKings
Yahoo DFS
FantasyDraft
Head2Head
Loading Pitching Game Log...
Minor League Game Log
Calculate Stats Over Time
Just click on any two dates.
Loading Minor League Pitching Game Log...
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2019
No Stats
2018
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2017
No Stats
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .218 97 22 8 19 2 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .223 107 19 11 21 3 0 3
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left .218 97 22 8 19 2 0 1
2018vs Right .223 107 19 11 21 3 0 3
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-14%
ERA at Home
2019
No Stats
2018
 
 
-14%
ERA at Home
2017
No Stats
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.78 1.24 22.2 0 2 0 9.1 2.8 0.8
Since 2017Away 3.24 1.24 25.0 2 1 0 6.5 4.3 0.7
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 2.78 1.24 22.2 0 2 0 9.1 2.8 0.8
2018Away 3.24 1.24 25.0 2 1 0 6.5 4.3 0.7
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
More Splits View More Split Stats
Advanced Pitching Stats
Loading Advanced Pitching Stats...
Defensive Stats
Loading MLB Defensive Stats...
Stats Vs Today's Lineup
Want more matchup stats?
Loading Matchup Stats...
Athletics Depth Chart
Our full team depth charts are reserved for RotoWire subscribers.
Subscribe Now
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Chris Bassitt
Spring Training Job Battles: Final Update
24 days ago
On the eve of Opening Day, Erik Halterman runs down the list of winners and losers in his final Job Battles update.
Mound Musings: AL West Draft Day Targets
30 days ago
Brad Johnson completes deep dive into each divisions this week with a look at the American League West, where in Seattle, Felix Hernandez might be in the twilight of his career.
Spring Training Job Battles: Nearing the Finish Line
31 days ago
Erik Halterman checks in on all of the relevant job battles around Major League Baseball as spring training winds down.
Spring Training Job Battles: Past the Halfway Point
38 days ago
Erik Halterman provides a mid-March update on all the relevant job battles around Major League Baseball.
Spring Training Job Battles: The Games Begin
54 days ago
Erik Halterman details all the relevant job battles around Major League Baseball at the outset of spring training.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
2015
Bassitt rode a strong showing in 2015 into the 2016 campaign, where he was given the chance to be a full-time member of the big league rotation. Things started off well enough, as he held a 2.79 ERA and a 1.29 WHIP through three starts. However, the wheels came off in the ensuing two starts, as the right-hander proceeded to allow 13 runs (all earned) on 19 hits (including three home runs) over that span. His season took an even bigger turn for the worse after his final April start, as it was discovered that he had injured his elbow severely enough to require Tommy John surgery. With that procedure taking place in May, Bassitt will likely be out of contention for a rotation spot at least until the second half of the 2017 season. Getting back into the rotation could be a tall task now that higher-upside arms like Sean Manaea and Jharel Cotton are stepping into the rotation, and with Frankie Montas knocking at the door as well.
Injuries opened the door for Bassitt to join the A's, and he ended up being an effective member of the rotation over the final three months, compiling a 3.58 ERA in 75.1 innings (13 starts). Bassitt was the victim of some brutal run support, amassing only one solitary win even though he had eight starts in which he allowed two runs or fewer. He does not project to be a big strikeout pitcher with only a 6.6 K/9 through his first 115.2 major league innings, but more strikeouts could be coming as he had a 8.7 K/9 rate during his career in the minor leagues. Bassitt's solid performance puts him in the mix for a rotation spot to start 2016, but his chances at that role will depend on how many of the A's healthy pitchers are traded, and how many of their injured arms are ready to go to start the year.
Bassitt shot up the organizational depth chart after leading the White Sox's minor leaguers with 101 strikeouts in 2013. He suffered a broken hand in a non-baseball related injury to start the year, but continued to develop unencumbered once he returned to health. Bassitt made a few late-season starts in the big leagues, but his lack of a third pitch resulted in unimpressive strikeout and walk ratios. The White Sox sent him to the Arizona Fall League to make up some innings, where he struck out 22 in 13 relief innings. The A's acquired him as part of the blockbuster trade that sent Jeff Samardzija to the White Sox in December. Bassitt will likely compete for a rotation spot during spring training, while it's uncertain if he'll simply move to the bullpen or remain stretched out at Triple-A if he doesn't begin the season as a starter with the A's.
More Fantasy News
Optioned to Triple-A
POakland Athletics
April 16, 2019
Bassitt (lower leg) was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas on Monday.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Next rehab start set
POakland Athletics
Lower Leg
April 5, 2019
Bassitt (lower leg) will make his next rehab start for Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Solid in rehab start
POakland Athletics
Lower Leg
April 4, 2019
Bassitt (lower leg) fired three perfect innings in High-A Stockton's win over Rancho Cucamonga on Thursday, recording seven strikeouts.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Making rehab start
POakland Athletics
Lower Leg
April 1, 2019
Bassitt (lower leg) will make a rehab start with High-A Stockton on Thursday, Chris Haft of MLB.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.
Successful side session
POakland Athletics
Lower Leg
March 31, 2019
Bassitt (lower leg) threw 40 pitches in a side session before Sunday's game, Michael Wagaman of The Associated Press reports.
ANALYSIS
Subscribe now to instantly reveal our take on this news.