Chris Bassitt Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/22/1989 (32)
Chris Bassitt Season Stats
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Chris Bassitt News
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Chris Bassitt allowed two runs across seven innings to earn his sixth win of the season Tuesday against the Diamondbacks. Bassitt scattered four hits and a walk while picking up six strikeouts in his latest strong outing. The 32-year-old righty is now 6-2 with a 3.44 ERA supported by a solid 3.01 xERA and 3.07 FIP. He's got 86 strikeouts against just 18 walks and is sporting a career-high 10.9 percent swinging-strike rate. Bassitt has been nothing short of excellent this season and has another strong matchup lined up Sunday against a Royals offense that is below league average against RHP.
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Chris Bassitt allowed four runs in four innings pitched in a no-decision versus the Mariners on Tuesday. Bassitt did pick up six strikeouts, but it was a tough game on the heels of his complete-game shutout in his previous outing. These games are bound to happen, but Bassitt has still been a solid contributor for fantasy this year. He's got a respectable 3.53 ERA supported by a 2.99 FIP and his 26.5 percent strikeout rate is a career-high. He'll look to bounce back with a juicy matchup against the Diamondbacks in his next scheduled start.
Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Chris Bassitt went the distance on Thursday night against the Angels to record a complete-game shutout. Bassitt was dominant all night as he allowed just three baserunners - two hits and a walk - while picking up nine strikeouts to put together the finest start of his career. The 32-year-old righty has been phenomenal this season as he's got a 5-2 record with a 3.21 ERA, a 1.00 WHIP, and 74 strikeouts across 70 innings. His underlying metrics back up his success as he's got a 2.92 FIP and a 2.52 xERA while posting a career-high 11.2 percent swinging-strike rate. Bassitt has entered the conversation of must-start pitchers in fantasy. He's got another juicy matchup next time out against Seattle.
Oakland Athletics starter Chris Bassitt may not be a household name, but the 31-year-old righty quietly posted the third-lowest ERA in the American League last season, behind just Shane Bieber and Dallas Keuchel. Unlike Bieber and Kuechel, Bassitt doesn't have any Cy Young hardware to his name. In fact, Bassitt has only made more than 13 starts once in a season, which has fantasy players understandably skeptical of his long-term sustainability. Not only is Bassitt unproven, he also lacks the skills traditionally valued by fantasy managers, chiefly the dominant strikeout rate we fantasy players crave. Bassitt had just a 21.1% strikeout rate in 2020, which is underwhelming in the current strikeout-heavy era. Instead, Bassitt gets it done with a solid five-pitch mix of a four-seam fastball, sinker, cutter, changeup, and curveball to induce weak contact and groundballs. That's Bassitt's aim, and while his 88.2 MPH average exit velocity and 43.8% groundball rate are good, they aren't the elite number we'd expect to see to go along with his sparkling 2.29 ERA from a year ago. His career 6.4% barrel rate and 0.93 HR/9 should be enough to keep Bassitt from imploding and losing his spot in Oakland's rotation, but he won't sniff an ERA below 3.00 in a full season. It wouldn't be surprising to see him come crashing back to earth with a final ERA above 4.00 in 2021 either. Pair that with a poor strikeout rate, and his best asset as a starter is stability, which isn't too promising since he's never made it above 150 innings in a single season. He isn't a horrible pick at 193.09 (per NFBC ADP), but lacks the upside we hunt for late in drafts.