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
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Impresses in relief
POakland Athletics
September 23, 2019
Bassitt allowed only one baserunner and struck out five over three scoreless innings out of the bullpen in Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Rangers.
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Bassitt was making his second appearance in relief since being dropped from the rotation following a rough start against this same Rangers squad Sept. 13. He's quickly emerged as a weapon in the new role, spinning four scoreless innings while striking out seven. Expect Bassitt to see plenty of high-leverage relief work in the postseason should the Athletics secure a wild-card spot and ultimately advance to the ALDS.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
87
Last 10 Games
72
Last 5 Games
53
How many pitches does Chris Bassitt generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
What part of the game does Chris Bassitt generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-14%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-17%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .211 413 104 37 77 12 2 15
Since 2017vs Right .244 403 78 29 88 14 1 10
2019vs Left .209 316 82 29 58 10 2 14
2019vs Right .251 296 59 18 67 11 1 7
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
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-30%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-34%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-14%
ERA at Home
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.96 1.14 91.1 6 4 0 9.1 2.7 0.7
Since 2017Away 4.22 1.27 100.1 6 4 0 8.1 3.5 1.6
2019Home 3.01 1.11 68.2 6 2 0 9.0 2.6 0.7
2019Away 4.54 1.27 75.1 4 3 0 8.6 3.2 1.9
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
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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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.00
 
K/9
8.8
 
BB/9
2.9
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
93.5 mph
 
ERA
3.81
 
WHIP
1.19
 
BABIP
.282
 
GB/FB
1.23
 
Left On Base
74.3%
 
Exit Velocity
87.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.7%
 
Spin Rate
2180 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
32.2%
 
Swinging Strike
9.1%
 
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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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Moves to bullpen
POakland Athletics
September 18, 2019
Bassitt has moved to the bullpen for the rest of the season, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Early exit in no-decision
POakland Athletics
September 14, 2019
Bassitt didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 14-9 win over the Rangers, coughing up seven runs (six earned) on five hits and a walk over three innings. He struck out three.
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Fans 11 in win
POakland Athletics
September 7, 2019
Bassitt (10-5) allowed two runs on eight hits and struck out 11 over six innings, earning the victory in a 10-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday.
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Pushed back to Saturday
POakland Athletics
Personal
September 5, 2019
Bassitt won't make his next start until Saturday against the Tigers after he left the team Wednesday following the birth of his daughter, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports.
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Hit hard by Royals
POakland Athletics
August 29, 2019
Bassitt allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out one across 4.2 innings Thursday against the Royals. He did not factor into the decision.
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