Chris Bassitt Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 5" / 217 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/22/1989 (34)
Chris Bassitt Season Stats
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Chris Bassitt News
Toronto Blue Jays right-hander Chris Bassitt is going to be ready to pitch out of the bullpen if needed for Wednesday afternoon's must-win Game 2 of the Wild Card series versus the Minnesota Twins. The Blue Jays have their backs against the wall following a 3-1 loss on Tuesday while Bassitt added that he's "pretty comfortable" coming out of the bullpen. Jose Berrios is the Game 2 starter for Toronto but he will have a short leash if he struggles early. Bassitt has 13 career relief outings, but zero since the beginning of the 2020 season. The 34-year-old worked to a 3.60 ERA across 33 starts and an even 200 innings in his first season with the Blue Jays in 2023.
Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Chris Bassitt was magnificent Thursday, tossing 7 shutout innings and earning the win in a 6-0 victory over the New York Yankees. Bassitt allowed five hits and one walk while striking out a season-high 12 batters. The 34-year-old will end the season at exactly 200 innings pitched, a feat he has never accomplished before. It has been a great year for the veteran, who has pitched to a 3.60 ERA and 1.18 WHIP while racking up 186 strikeouts in the aforementioned 200 IP. He will have solid mid-round value next season.
The Toronto Blue Jays will try to hang on to an American League wild-card spot while starting pitcher Chris Bassitt takes the mound on Thursday versus the division-rival New York Yankees. The 34-year-old also aims for his 16th win of the campaign during his final start of 2023 and tie Zach Eflin as the AL leader in this category. Bassitt should have a good chance to do so against a Yankees club that he boasts a 1.38 ERA, 0.92 WHIP, and 14:3 K:BB over 13 career innings since 2021. The right-hander has kept the contact light when opposing the current New York roster, giving up only one extra-base hit in 50 plate appearances. Bassitt should remain deployed across all fantasy formats during championship week.
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.