Chris Bassitt, Starting Pitcher, Oakland Athletics, #40
Date of Birth: 2/22/1989
Birthplace: Curtice, Ohio
College: University of Akron
Current Salary: $540,000
Chris Bassitt, starting pitcher for the Oakland Athletics, was first drafted by the Chicago White Sox in 2011. He pitched in the minor leagues from 2011 through most of 2014. During that time, he had a 22-10 record and 303 strikeouts to 138 walks in 317.2 innings in 96 games.
Bassitt joined the White Sox for six games in 2014. He had a 1-1 record and a 3.94 ERA in 29.2 innings.
The White Sox traded Bassitt to the Athletics on December 9, 2014. He pitched in 18 games with the Athletics in 2015, finishing the season with a 1-8 record, 64 strikeouts to 30 walks, and a 3.56 ERA in 86.0 innings.
Bassitt had Tommy John surgery in May, 2016. He pitched 28.0 innings in 5 games with the Athletics prior to his surgery.
Career pitching statistics for Bassitt through 2016 include:
- 29 games played
- 143.2 innings pitched
- 2-11 win-loss record
- 108 strikeouts to 57 walks
- 4.13 ERA