Chris Bassitt Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/22/1989 (33)
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The Toronto Blue Jays signed free-agent starting pitcher Chris Bassitt to a three-year, $63 million deal on Monday, pending a physical. Bassitt comes over from the New York Mets after going 15-9 with a 3.42 ERA (3.66 FIP), a 1.14 WHIP, 167 strikeouts and 49 walks in 181 2/3 innings over 30 starts in his lone season in Queens. The 33-year-old right-hander will boost a strong Toronto rotation in 2023 and beyond. Bassitt heads to another tough division in the American League East in a tough hitter's ballpark, but he was an All-Star in 2021 with the Oakland Athletics when he went 12-4 with a 3.15 ERA (3.34 FIP) and a 1.05 WHIP in 27 starts.
New York Mets starting pitcher Chris Bassitt will decline the $19.65 million qualifying offer from the Mets, which doesn't come as a surprise after he already declined his $19 million option for the 2023 season to become a free agent. He is seeking a more lucrative multi-year deal on the open market this offseason, and he should be able to find that after going 15-9 with a 3.42 ERA (3.66 FIP), a 1.14 WHIP, a career-high 167 strikeouts and 49 walks in 181 2/3 innings over 30 starts for the Mets. Bassitt, Jacob deGrom and Taijuan Walker are all free agents this offseason, so the Mets starting rotation could look quite different heading into the 2023 season, especially if they don't bring back deGrom.
The New York Mets extended the $19.65 million qualifying offer to free-agent starting pitcher Chris Bassitt on Thursday, as expected. The Mets also gave the qualifying offer to right-hander Jacob deGrom and outfielder Brandon Nimmo but didn't give one to starting pitcher Taijuan Walker. It made sense to give Bassitt the $19 million qualifying offer after he declined his $19 million option for the 2023 season. The 33-year-old should be able to secure a nice multi-year deal on the open market after going 15-9 with a 3.42 ERA (3.66 FIP), a 1.15 WHIP, a career-high 167 strikeouts and 49 walks in 181 2/3 innings over his 30 starts in his only season in New York.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Chris Bassitt had a solid 2022 season with the New York Mets, going 15-9 with a 3.42 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 22.4% strikeout rate in 30 starts and 181 2/3 innings pitched. While his strikeout numbers were middling, Bassitt was able to once again pitch deep into games while avoiding hard contact. His exit velocity and hard-hard rate were both in the top 15 percent of baseball to go with a 10.8-degree launch angle. Bassitt relies on three different fastballs, hence the mediocre strikeout numbers, but does everything else well in terms of providing fantasy value. Bassitt's signing with the Blue Jays does mean a move to a more hitter-friendly park, but he will still have one of baseball's strongest offenses backing him up. The 33-year-old is currently being drafted at pick 157 overall, making him the 62nd pitcher off the board. He is being drafted behind pitchers with perceivably higher upside, such as Hunter Greene, Nick Lodolo, and Joe Ryan. He may not be the most exciting fantasy pitcher, but Bassitt's high floor could result in better numbers than those other pitchers going up to 30 spots ahead of him.