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2016 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 27)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date2-22-1989
Height6' 5"
Weight220 lbs
Age27 years, 5 months, 7 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2012
2013
-0.12014
0.02015
1.02016
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DRA-Based 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 .267 106 10.3 3.9 0.0 6.4 42% .340 .274 1.58 3.36 3.94 109 5.01 -0.1
2015 OAK MLB 18 13 86.0 78 30 64 5 .265 96 8.2 3.1 0.5 6.7 46% .289 .255 1.26 3.73 3.56 106 5.00 0.0
2016 OAK MLB 5 5 28.0 35 14 23 5 .267 97 11.2 4.5 1.6 7.4 47% .330 .309 1.75 5.30 6.11 106 4.79 0.2
CareerMLB2923143.71475710810.266989.23.60.66.845%.309.2711.423.964.131074.950.1

Statistics for All Levels

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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 .267 106 10.3 3.9 0.0 6.4 42% .340 .274 1.58 3.36 3.94
2014 BIR AA 6 6 34.7 26 14 36 2 .271 102 6.8 3.6 0.5 9.3 48% .264 .247 1.15 3.24 1.56
2014 WSX Rk 3 2 8.7 9 3 13 0 .000 9.3 3.1 0.0 13.5 0% .409 .000 1.38 2.41 4.15
2015 OAK MLB 18 13 86.0 78 30 64 5 .265 96 8.2 3.1 0.5 6.7 46% .289 .255 1.26 3.73 3.56
2015 NAS AAA 13 10 69.0 59 19 70 1 .272 84 7.7 2.5 0.1 9.1 49% .304 .229 1.13 2.72 3.65
2016 OAK MLB 5 5 28.0 35 14 23 5 .267 97 11.2 4.5 1.6 7.4 47% .330 .309 1.75 5.30 6.11

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 521 0.5125 0.4434 0.8528 0.6255 0.2520 0.8922 0.7500 0.1472
2015 1419 0.5433 0.4510 0.7953 0.6226 0.2469 0.8438 0.6500 0.2047
2016 503 0.5189 0.4374 0.7955 0.6054 0.2562 0.8671 0.6129 0.2045
Career24430.53170.44660.80760.61970.24990.85890.66370.1924

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
2016 OAK $510,000
2015 OAK $
2014 CHA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$510,000
1 yrTotal$510,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 127 d1 year/$0.51M (2016)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.51M (2016). Re-signed by Oakland 3/16.
  • 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) .232 .327 .343 .262
11 vs R (Multi) .274 .338 .378 .253
18 Split (Multi) -.042 -.011 -.035 .009
19 LgAvg (Multi) .009 .023 .019 .016
30 vs L (2015) .217 .313 .337 .257
31 vs R (2015) .279 .342 .390 .254
38 Split (2015) -.062 -.029 -.053 .003
39 LgAvg (2015) .009 .024 .022 .017

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BP Articles

Chris Bassitt is referenced in the following articles.

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This article requires BP Premium accessPebble Hunting: Clayton Kershaw's 28 'Mistakes' Last MonthSam Miller2016-05-03
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessThe Stash List: Fourth Edition, 2016J.J. Jansons2016-04-28
Expert FAAB Review: Week OneMike Gianella2016-04-05
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 78: Starting PitchersIan Lefkowitz2016-03-04
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Episode 78: Starting PitchersBen Murphy2016-03-04
Rumor Roundup: On the Dodgers' No. 2 StarterDaniel Rathman2015-12-22
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: The Chaos ChaseDaniel Rathman2015-09-30
Expert FAAB Review: Week 26Mike Gianella2015-09-29
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 26Keith Cromer2015-09-25
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 26George Bissell2015-09-25
Expert FAAB Review: Week 22Mike Gianella2015-09-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 22Wilson Karaman2015-08-28
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
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Expert FAAB Review: Week 18Mike Gianella2015-08-04
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
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 14Greg Wellemeyer2015-07-10
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Every Team's Moneyball: Oakland Athletics: There is No MoneyballJason Wojciechowski2015-03-19
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The Lineup Card: Nine Spring Training Job Battles to WatchBaseball Prospectus2015-02-26
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)The A's have really gotten a chance to explore their rotation depth this season. Of Kendall Graveman, Jesse Chavez, Sean Nolin, Aaron Brooks, and Felix Doubront, are any more than rotation filler? Right now, in my mind, only Sonny Gray and Chris Bassitt have rotation spots locked down for next season. Jesse Hahn, A.J. Griffin, and Jarrod Parker all seem at varying points of a career ending injury trajectory.
(Jeff from San Francisco)
I wan'ted to buy into Sean Nolin but I don't think any of those guys are much more than rotation filler. Billy Beane will have to get pretty creative next year to plug those rotation spots. (Mauricio Rubio)
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 2,688 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2016, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2016, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (93mph) and Fourseam Fastball (94mph), also mixing in a Curve (72mph), Slider (86mph) and Change (84mph).