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August 8, 2020 10:36 AM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Impressive in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt didn't factor into the decision in Friday's contest between the Athletics and the Astros. He gave up one run on three hits and three walks while fanning three across seven innings.

Bassitt posted his first quality start of the season and has looked impressive early on, allowing just two earned runs and posting a 15:4 K:BB in 16.2 innings across his first three starts of the season. He will try to keep this up ahead of his next start, scheduled for Aug. 12 against the Angels on the road.

August 3, 2020 01:04 PM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Strong in first win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt (1-0) allowed one run on three hits and struck out seven in 5.2 innings, earning the win versus the Mariners on Sunday.

Bassitt gave up an RBI single to Daniel Vogelbach in the first inning, but that was the only damage on his line in a second consecutive strong performance. The right-handed Bassitt has now allowed only one run in 9.2 innings while posting a 12:1 K:BB. The 31-year-old's ability to turn in quality outings may interest fantasy managers, although his next start -- one in which Martin Gallegos of reports Bassitt will look to exceed the 85 pitches he threw Sunday -- is expected to be a tough test at home versus the Astros on Friday.

July 27, 2020 07:04 PM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Excellent across four frames
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt struck out five across four scoreless innings Monday against the Angels while allowing five hits and one walk.

Bassitt did not go deep enough in this one to get the win. He threw 66 pitches (46 strikes), so the A's were clearly taking a cautious approach to his workload. With A.J. Puk (shoulder) out indefinitely, Bassitt's spot in the rotation should be ironclad if he keeps pitching well, as Jesus Luzardo would likely replace Daniel Mengden if he gets stretched out as a starter. Bassitt's next start should come Sunday in Seattle.

July 18, 2020 12:40 AM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Now projected to open as starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt is expected to open the 2020 season in the rotation spot originally intended for Jesus Luzardo, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Luzardo just arrived in summer camp Friday after quarantining due to a positive coronavirus test, and he'll therefore need to time to build his arm up for starting duty. Fortunately for manager Bob Melvin, Bassitt is a versatile veteran that has started 50 games for the Athletics the last four seasons and fashioned an impressive 10-5 record and 3.81 ERA in that capacity in 2019. The right-hander is likely to at least handle what would have been Luzardo's first couple of turns at the start of the regular season, and he's certainly capable of subsequently transitioning to long reliever if and when Luzardo is ready for a starter's workload.

July 8, 2020 01:32 AM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Could have early rotation role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt would likely be brought into the starting rotation if Jesus Luzardo (illness) isn't cleared before Opening Day, Martin Gallegos of reports. "He showed he's a real weapon last year," Melvin said of Bassitt. "It wasn't an easy role. He had to acclimate to it. All guys that were starters want to be starters. They want that routine. Then realizing you have to do things differently, buying in is the big thing. He bought in and realized how important he is to the team. When we talk about starters, you have to include him."

The 31-year-old has worn several hats since joining the Athletics back in 2015, including logging 50 starts over that span. Half of those came last season, when Bassitt forged a 10-5 record, 3.18 ERA and 1.19 WHIP across 144 innings. With Luzardo having tested positive for COVID-19 and now forced to self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days, there's an outside chance the talented southpaw misses at least his first turn through the rotation. If so, Bassitt is a very likely candidate to step in, given his extensive starting experence and solid body of work in that capacity.

April 14, 2020 06:16 PM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Season-opening role in flux
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt made three starts over four Cactus League appearances before spring training was suspended, but A.J. Puk's improving shoulder could relegate the former to a bullpen role to open 2020.

The veteran right-hander was projected to open the season as a back-end starter when Opening Day was still slated to unfold March 26, as Puk's shoulder issues were expected to keep him sidelined for the early portion of the campaign. The subsequent and considerable delay to the start of the season has bought Puk plenty of recovery time, however, and Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle recently reported the promising southpaw was back to throwing from up to 120 feet.

March 10, 2020 09:44 PM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Likely to open season in rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt, originally slated for a swingman role, is likely to open the season in the starting rotation due to A.J. Puk's shoulder issues, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Puk was shut down last week with shoulder soreness and has yet to resume throwing, with the missed time already scuttling the promising southpaw's chances of opening the season in the rotation as planned. Enter Bassitt, whose versatility has allowed him to be effective as both starter and reliever over his five-season major-league career, and who fired three scoreless innings against the Rangers in his latest Cactus League start Monday. The right-hander has generated sub-4.00 ERAs each of the past two seasons while making 39 appearances, seven of those in relief.

February 18, 2020 10:04 PM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Stands out against hitters
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt caught the eye of manager Bob Melvin during his first time facing hitters Tuesday, Martin Gallegos of reports.

The veteran right-hander was one of the most versatile members of the Athletics' staff last season, logging 25 starts and three relief appearances while generating a solid 3.81 ERA and 1.19 WHIP across 144 innings. Bassitt was one of several pitchers to face hitters for the first time this spring Tuesday, and his stuff particularly stood out to Melvin, who was also highly complimentary of how nimble an asset the 31-year-old proved to be last season. Bassitt, who avoided arbitration by inking a one-year, $2.25 million contract in January, could be slated for more relief work this season if the promising duo of Jesus Luzardo and A.J. Puk lock down the last two spots in the rotation this spring.

January 10, 2020 03:36 PM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Avoids arbitration with A's
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million deal with the A's on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

This is Bassitt's first of three years as an arbitration-eligible player. He will compete for a rotation spot in camp, but he may end up working as a swing man and long reliever for most of the year.

September 23, 2019 12:56 PM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Impresses in relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt allowed only one baserunner and struck out five over three scoreless innings out of the bullpen in Sunday's 8-3 loss to the Rangers.

Bassitt was making his second appearance in relief since being dropped from the rotation following a rough start against this same Rangers squad Sept. 13. He's quickly emerged as a weapon in the new role, spinning four scoreless innings while striking out seven. Expect Bassitt to see plenty of high-leverage relief work in the postseason should the Athletics secure a wild-card spot and ultimately advance to the ALDS.

September 20, 2019 01:32 AM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Moves to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt has moved to the bullpen for the rest of the season, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Blake Treinen was shut down with a stress reaction in his back, which is part of the reason the A's wanted to add Bassitt to the bullpen mix. The A's still have five starting pitchers plus Jesus Luzardo, so it was a luxury they could afford. Bassitt could log a win or two down the stretch, as he should pitch in the middle innings of close games.

September 14, 2019 06:28 AM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Early exit in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt didn't factor into the decision in Friday's 14-9 win over the Rangers, coughing up seven runs (six earned) on five hits and a walk over three innings. He struck out three.

The two teams combined for seven homers on the night at Globe Life Park and Bassitt served up his share, getting taken deep by Shin-Soo Choo in the second inning and Danny Santana in the third. The right-hander will take a 3.95 ERA and 132:45 K:BB through 139 innings into his next start Sept. 20 -- a rematch with the Rangers back in Oakland.

September 8, 2019 09:16 AM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Fans 11 in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt (10-5) allowed two runs on eight hits and struck out 11 over six innings, earning the victory in a 10-2 win over the Tigers on Saturday.

Bassitt allowed a two-run single to Harold Castro in the second inning, but he was able to keep it clean from there with plenty of run support from the A's. The right-hander also set a career high with the 11 strikeouts. For the year, Bassitt owns a 3.64 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 129:44 K:BB in 136 innings. He is next expected to face the Rangers on Friday in a road start.

September 5, 2019 12:20 PM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Pushed back to Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt won't make his next start until Saturday against the Tigers after he left the team Wednesday following the birth of his daughter, Martin Gallegos of reports.

Bassitt had initially been lined up to start Thursday's series finale with the Angels, but he'll instead take a few days off to celebrate the arrival of his first child. The Athletics have plenty of pitching depth on hand with the expanded September roster, so Bassitt won't be formally placed on the paternity list. Brett Anderson will instead be moved up in the pitching schedule to take the hill Thursday on five days' rest.

August 30, 2019 03:08 PM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Hit hard by Royals
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt allowed five runs (three earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out one across 4.2 innings Thursday against the Royals. He did not factor into the decision.

Bassitt surrendered a two-run home run to Jorge Soler in the opening frame but appeared to settle in afterward by throwing three scoreless innings. However, he ran into problems again in the fifth inning and was ultimately pulled after Cheslor Cuthbert doubled to left field, accounting for Bassitt's final two runs allowed. Looking forward, Bassitt could be out on paternity leave in the near future, leaving his next start in limbo but also potentially opening a spot in the rotation for Sean Manaea (shoulder), Shayna Rubin of The San Jose Mercury News reports. Through 23 starts this season, Bassitt now owns a 3.67 ERA and 1.19 WHIP with 118 strikeouts across 130 innings.

August 25, 2019 02:00 AM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Solid in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt pitched 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out five, but he did not factor in the decision Saturday versus the Giants.

Bassitt exited after allowing a game-tying single to Evan Longoria, assuring his record would remain at 9-5. For the year, Bassitt owns a 3.59 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 117:43 K:BB in 125.1 innings. The right-hander is expected to face the Royals on Thursday in a road start.

August 18, 2019 10:36 AM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Posts quality start in win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt (9-5) allowed three runs on eight hits with two walks and four strikeouts across six innings while earning a victory against the Astros on Saturday.

The Athletics allowed Bassitt to pitch the sixth inning despite the fact he was at 106 pitches going into the frame. Thanks to that trust, the 30-year-old posted his fourth straight quality start. This most recent run of success has helped Bassitt record a 4-1 record with a 2.36 ERA since the All-Star break. Overall, he owns a 3.61 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 112 strikeouts in 119.2 innings this season. Bassitt will face the Giants on Saturday in his next start.

August 11, 2019 08:00 PM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Fires seven shutout innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt (8-5) allowed four hits and two walks over seven scoreless innings Sunday, striking out seven and earning the win against the White Sox.

Bassitt was in a groove all afternoon, allowing just one extra-base hit in seven spotless frames. Over his last three starts, the 30-year-old has given up just two runs over 19 innings, lowering his ERA to 3.56 on the year. Bassitt will get a tough test at home on Saturday against the Astros.

August 6, 2019 12:04 AM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Solid in no-decision
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt threw six innings in a no-decision against the Cubs on Monday, giving up two earned runs on eight hits over six innings, striking out five and walking two as the Athletics fell 6-5.

Bassitt tossed his third quality start in his last five outings, but it wasn't enough to get him his eighth win of the season, as he was locked in a pitcher's duel with an equally solid Kyle Hendricks. Still, the 30-year-old is logging a solid season for Oakland, as he's now sporting a 3.80 ERA, a 1.20 WHIP and a 101:39 K:BB over 106.2 innings. He'll take the mound next in a Sunday road matchup against the White Sox.

July 31, 2019 03:00 AM
Athletics' Chris Bassitt: Shuts down Brewers over six innings
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Bassitt held Milwaukee scoreless over six innings Tuesday but did not factor into the decision, allowing three hits and one walk while striking out six.

Bassitt limited the Brewers to a trio of singles and a walk but was denied a victory when the Oakland bullpen failed to protect a 1-0 lead. He needed only 83 pitches to complete six innings, earning his sixth quality start of the season. The 30-year-old has been on a roll since the All-Star break, giving up six earned runs in 23 innings while compiling a 21:5 K:BB. He'll carry an overall 3.84 ERA and 1.17 WHIP into his next scheduled start against the Cubs at Wrigley Field on Monday.

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