Chris Bassitt Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/22/1989 (33)
Chris Bassitt Season Stats
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New York Mets starting pitcher Chris Bassitt earned his eighth victory of the season Wednesday, throwing seven scoreless innings on six hits and a walk while striking out four batters. Bassitt has now thrown a quality start in seven of his last eight outings, leaving him with a 3.61 ERA and 1.12 WHIP with 121 strikeouts in 122 innings across 20 starts this season. He's a better real-life pitcher than fantasy option, but he still represents a very solid rotation anchor in all formats.
New York Mets starting pitcher Chris Bassitt allowed two runs over seven innings of work as his club fell to the Padres 2-1 on Saturday. The loss took his record to 7-7 on the season as he struck out 11 on the night while allowing four hits and no walks in the 89-pitch effort. Bassitt retired the first 12 batters he faced in the contest and made just one mistake on the night when Manny Machado took him to left-center for a two-run shot in the sixth inning to open the scoring. The 33-year-old ran his quality start streak to six games with this performance as he sits with a 3.72 ERA and 1.10 WHIP heading into his next start versus the Marlins next weekend.
New York Mets right-hander Chris Bassitt is officially set to be activated from the injured list and start Friday's game against the Miami Marlins. Bassitt was placed on the COVID-19 injured list last week after testing positive for the virus. The 33-year-old got off to a strong start to the season, posting quality starts in four of his first five outings, but he's been up-and-down ever since. Through 15 starts on the season, he has a 4.01 ERA and a 1.15 WHIP.
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.