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 pitcher Chris Bassitt allowed one run on five hits and three walks while striking out eight during Saturday's 5-4 win over the Seattle Mariners. He did not factor into the decision. The 33-year-old escaped a first-inning jam and threw five scoreless frames until surrendering a run in the sixth inning. He threw 108 pitches, landing 68 for strikes. Bassitt has been terrific in his first season with the Mets, posting a 2.34 ERA, 1.02 WHIP, and 46:12 K: BB across 42 1/3 innings. On Thursday, the right-hander for his next start is scheduled to face the St. Louis Cardinals at home.
New York Mets right-hander Chris Bassitt threw a gem in a 10-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday. Bassitt allowed just one run over six innings of work while striking out six and walking two. The only mistake he made in the game was a solo homer off the bat of Daulton Varsho in the sixth inning. Bassitt is off to an excellent start with his new team, posting a 2-0 record, 0.75 ERA, 0.67 WHIP, and 14 strikeouts over 12 innings of work. He is lined up to face off against the San Francisco Giants next time out.
Starting pitcher Chris Bassitt looked good in his first Spring Training outing as a member of the New York Mets. Pitching against the Miami Marlins on Tuesday, he went 4 2/3 innings and allowed four hits, no walks and no runs while striking out three. Bassitt was acquired by the Mets this offseason in a trade with the Oakland Athletics. He is slated to be the team's third starter behind Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer. He'll make his 2022 regular season debut on April 9 against the Washington Nationals. Last year, the right-hander won a career-high 12 games while pitching to a 3.15 ERA and a 1.06 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.