Chris Bassitt
Chris Bassitt
29-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
Not starting Friday
POakland Athletics
September 7, 2018
Bassitt will not start Friday's game against Texas, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Instead, Liam Hendriks will serve as the club's "opener," likely lasting an inning or two before turning the ball over to Bassitt or another member of Oakland's bullpen. If Bassitt is called upon to take over, he should be able to eat up a chunk of innings since he hasn't pitched in the last six days.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-25%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2017
No Stats
2016
 
 
-46%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .215 166 34 15 32 6 0 3
Since 2016vs Right .285 171 30 18 43 7 0 6
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
2016vs Left .210 69 12 7 13 4 0 2
2016vs Right .386 64 11 7 22 4 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-31%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-14%
ERA at Home
2017
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2016
 
 
-41%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 3.34 1.29 34.0 0 2 0 8.2 2.8 1.0
Since 2016Away 4.87 1.55 40.2 2 3 0 7.1 4.9 1.1
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
2016Home 4.38 1.38 12.1 0 0 0 6.6 2.9 1.5
2016Away 7.47 2.04 15.2 0 2 0 8.0 5.7 1.7
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Stat Review
How does Chris Bassitt compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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
2.16
 
K/9
7.7
 
BB/9
3.6
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
92.0 mph
 
ERA
3.02
 
WHIP
1.24
 
BABIP
.278
 
GB/FB
1.42
 
Strand %
78.2%
 
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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.
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Recalled from Triple-A Nashville
POakland Athletics
September 7, 2018
Bassitt was called up from Triple-A Nashville prior to his expected start against Texas on Friday.
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Listed as Friday's starter
POakland Athletics
September 5, 2018
Bassitt is listed as the starter for Friday's game against the Rangers, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.
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Majors return temporarily on hold
POakland Athletics
September 5, 2018
Bassitt isn't eligible to be recalled from Triple-A Nashville until 10 days after his Aug. 27 demotion to the Sounds due to a clause in the collective bargaining agreement, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Heads back to minors
POakland Athletics
August 27, 2018
Bassitt was optioned to Triple-A Nashville on Monday, Julian McWilliams of The Athletic Bay Area reports.
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Allows one run in spot start
POakland Athletics
August 27, 2018
Bassitt allowed one run on four hits and three walks across 4.2 innings Sunday in a no-decison against the Twins. He struck out three.
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