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Chris Bassitt PAthletics

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2015 Full Season Projections (seasonal age 25)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date2-22-1989
Height6' 5"
Weight210 lbs
Age26 years, 6 months, 5 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2011
2012
2013
0.62014
0.12015
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2014 CHA MLB 6 5 29.7 34 13 21 0 .266 106 10.3 3.9 0.0 6.4 42% .340 .273 1.58 0.00 3.94 109 4.22 0.2
2015 OAK MLB 15 10 73.3 59 24 54 5 .265 95 7.2 2.9 0.6 6.6 44% .261 .242 1.13 3.83 2.82 107 3.67 1.1
CareerMLB2115103.09337755.265988.13.20.46.643%.287.2521.263.703.151053.701.5

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2011 KAN A 16 0 24.7 18 6 29 1 .258 105 6.6 2.2 0.4 10.6 56% .286 .210 0.97 2.68 1.82
2011 WNS A+ 1 0 1.7 2 0 1 0 .256 99 10.8 0.0 0.0 5.4 50% .333 .253 1.20 3.83 5.40
2011 BRI Rk 6 0 8.3 9 2 11 0 .248 104 9.7 2.2 0.0 11.9 41% .409 .228 1.32 1.86 1.08
2012 WNS A+ 38 10 91.0 74 54 75 6 .260 99 7.3 5.3 0.6 7.4 51% .258 .260 1.41 4.51 3.66
2013 WNS A+ 18 18 101.3 90 42 101 9 .256 109 8.0 3.7 0.8 9.0 50% .283 .250 1.30 3.90 3.46
2013 BIR AA 8 8 47.7 35 17 37 2 .264 99 6.6 3.2 0.4 7.0 48% .254 .230 1.09 3.23 2.27
2014 CHA MLB 6 5 29.7 34 13 21 0 .266 106 10.3 3.9 0.0 6.4 42% .340 .273 1.58 0.00 3.94
2014 BIR AA 6 6 34.7 26 14 36 2 .275 98 6.8 3.6 0.5 9.3 48% .264 .250 1.15 0.00 1.56
2014 WSX Rk 3 2 8.7 9 3 13 0 .265 94 9.3 3.1 0.0 13.5 68% .409 .268 1.38 0.00 4.15
2015 OAK MLB 15 10 73.3 59 24 54 5 .265 95 7.2 2.9 0.6 6.6 44% .261 .242 1.13 3.83 2.82
2015 NAS AAA 13 10 69.0 59 19 70 1 .263 86 7.7 2.5 0.1 9.1 49% .304 .222 1.13 2.72 3.65

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2014 523 0.5201 0.4540 0.8650 0.6324 0.2590 0.9012 0.7692 0.1350
2015 1082 0.5453 0.4653 0.8052 0.6424 0.2520 0.8443 0.6855 0.1928
Career16050.53710.46160.82470.63910.25430.86280.71280.174

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-01 2014-07-26 Minors 116 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 OAK $
2014 CHA $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 29 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Oakland 3/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Contract selected by Chicago White Sox 8/30/14. Acquired by Oakland in trade from Chicago White Sox 12/9/14.
  • Drafted by Chicago White Sox 2011 (16-501) (Akron).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .317 .411 .381 .292
11 vs R (Multi) .250 .317 .321 .250
18 Split (Multi) .067 .093 .060 .042
19 LgAvg (Multi) .008 .020 .017 .015
30 vs L (2014) .317 .411 .381 .292
31 vs R (2014) .250 .317 .321 .250
38 Split (2014) .067 .093 .060 .042
39 LgAvg (2014) .007 .019 .010 .013

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BP Articles

Chris Bassitt is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessCold Takes: Taking the Hit Out of the Hit By PitchPatrick Dubuque2015-08-25
This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: Mother May I?Jeff Long2015-08-17
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 18J.J. Jansons2015-08-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 18Keith Cromer2015-08-07
Expert FAAB Review: Week 18Mike Gianella2015-08-04
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 66Ian Lefkowitz2015-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 66Jared Weiss2015-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 18Wilson Karaman2015-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 66Ben Murphy2015-07-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 14Greg Wellemeyer2015-07-10
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 14Keith Cromer2015-07-10
Every Team's Moneyball: Oakland Athletics: There is No MoneyballJason Wojciechowski2015-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: Every Team's Pitching Depth, RankedJeff Long2015-03-13
The Lineup Card: Nine Spring Training Job Battles to WatchBaseball Prospectus2015-02-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Happily Everth AfterR.J. Anderson2015-02-20
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Oakland Athletics Top 10 ProspectsBP Prospect Staff2015-02-02
This article requires BP Premium access2015 Prospects: Oakland Athletics Top 10 ProspectsTucker Blair2015-02-02
Daisy Cutter: The Value of Five-Plus PlayersSahadev Sharma2014-12-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: What's Plan A?Sam Miller2014-12-10
This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: Perfect Hindsight and Bullpen MismanagementJeff Long2014-11-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Team Preview: Chicago White SoxJ.P. Breen2014-11-05
Minor League Update: Games of Tuesday, October 28thJeff Moore2014-10-29
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 23, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-23
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: August 29, 2014Chris Mosch2014-08-29
This article requires BP Premium accessProspects Will Break Your Heart: Chicago White Sox Top 10 ProspectsJason Parks2013-11-15
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Tuesday, June 11Zach Mortimer2013-06-12
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of Wednesday, May 15Zach Mortimer2013-05-16
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of May 2-May 5Zach Mortimer2013-05-06
This article requires BP Premium accessMinor League Update: Games of April 27-28Zach Mortimer2013-04-29


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)We never heard a lot about Chris Bassitt as a prospect, but he was one of the main pieces Oakland got back for Samardzija. Should we expect him to make the Athletics rotation coming out of Spring Training, and what do you think Oakland saw in him that other prospect evaluators didn't?
(James from LA)
I remain a little miffed at the notion that Bassitt was a highlight of that deal. Bassitt's a nice little arm, but I don't see much of a substantial MLB future for him. I would feel far more comfortably projecting him back to the bullpen, where he was in college, as opposed to the rotation in Oakland, but I respect the fact that he may fill that role in the short term. If he sticks in the rotation, he's a back end starter with limited upside. If the A's saw something else in him, I would be just as curious as you are and can't wait to see how this plays out. (Mark Anderson)
2015-01-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see the A's rotation sorting itself out? Who gets the last two slots between Jesse Chavez, Jesse Hahn, Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman, and Chris Bassitt?
(Dan from San Francisco)
I would give the leads to Hahn and Nolin, though I could see Nolin getting beat out by one of the last two during camp. The A's know that they need to monitor Chavez's innings, so I think that it makes sense to keep him in a swingman role until the need arises. (Doug Thorburn)
2015-01-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)How do you see the A's rotation battle sorting out between Drew Pomeranz, Jesse Chavez, Jesse Hahn, Sean Nolin, Kendall Graveman, and Chris Bassitt?
(Dave from Chicago)
I'll bet they all end up starting at some point. The A's have two guys penciled in right (Gray and Kazmir)? That leaves these six guys for four spots, but only eight total starters. Most teams use at least eight starters over the course of a year, if not more. I don't know who will get the first shot out of spring training, but it doesn't matter much. You'll be glad to have this kind of depth at some point in July or August. (Jeff Moore)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Chris Bassitt has thrown 1,631 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (94mph) and Fourseam Fastball (95mph), also mixing in a Slider (86mph), Curve (72mph) and Change (84mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (88mph).