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Athletics | Chris Bassitt says he's fine

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:56:27 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt said he's "fine" physically after manager Bob Melvin said the team might want him to get "checked out" due to a drop in velocity.

Fantasy Tip: Bassitt has now had two poor outings in a row, and simply hasn't been as consistent as he was during his breakout in the latter half of last season. The difference in velocity really hasn't been that significant, but regardless, the right-hander should not be plugged into starting lineups right now with how he has looked as of late. If his struggles continue, he could ultimately be supplanted in the rotation by the returning Henderson Alvarez.

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Athletics | Sonny Gray pushed to Wednesday

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 07:36:41 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Sonny Gray (illness) was pushed back to Wednesday, April 6, with SP Chris Bassitt taking the turn Tuesday, April 5, against the Chicago White Sox.

Fantasy Tip: Bassitt went 1-8 with a solid 3.56 ERA last season, and he's not a bad option for mixed league depth. Gray is worth consideration in DFS every time he starts.

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Athletics | Chris Bassitt makes changes

Mon, 07 Mar 2016 13:56:55 -0800

Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt, who is lined up to be the fifth starter, changed the way he's set up on the mound to avoid tipping his pitches. He's now more oriented toward first base and is working almost out of the stretch. "It makes my delivery a lot smoother, and I feel a lot more under control," Bassitt said.

Fantasy Tip: Bassitt's 1-8 record didn't reflect on how he pitched last year. He's mediocre in the strikeout and control departments, though, and nothing really stands out about his arsenal, which makes him strictly AL-only material for now with a rotation spot locked up.

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Athletics | Chris Bassitt starting Thursday

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:18:24 -0700

Updating a previous item, Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt (shoulder) will return to make the start Thursday, Sept. 24, according to manager Bob Melvin.

Fantasy Tip: Bassitt ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) hasn't started since late August and is facing a potent offensive club Thursday. There's no need to risk it with Bassitt on FantasyScore.

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Athletics | Chris Bassitt says he's ready

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 15:34:56 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt (shoulder) said he's ready to pitch if the team needs him Thursday, Sept. 24.

Fantasy Tip: Susan Slusser thinks there's a good chance Bassitt ($5,400, 10.8% of cap) does make the start against the Texas Rangers. Bassitt hasn't started a game since Aug. 26, so it'd be an unwise decision to run with him on FantasyScore Thursday against the first-place Rangers.

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Athletics | Chris Bassitt hopes to return soon

Tue, 01 Sep 2015 15:22:54 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt (shoulder) did not need to undergo an MRI exam, and he hopes to return soon after some rest and strengthening work.

Fantasy Tip: With Bassitt ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) unavailable Tuesday, Cody Martin is making the start. That could just be a simple spot start for Martin, though, if Bassitt can return to the rotation shortly. Bassitt has been a key addition to Oakland's rotation and has only allowed more than three earned runs once in 10 starts. It's probably best to be cautious and avoid him on FantasyScore in his first start back, but he deserves to be held onto in deeper mixed leagues as long as he returns for the final month.

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Athletics | Chris Bassitt set for MRI

Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:42:40 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt (shoulder) will go for an MRI Monday, Aug. 31, after experiencing soreness in his right shoulder in his last start. Cody Martin will start Tuesday, Sept. 1, in Bassitt's place.

Fantasy Tip: Bassitt ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) has emerged as a mainstay in the rotation for Oakland, but FantasyScore players will want to stay away until he can officially return and prove his health in a full game.

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Athletics | Chris Bassitt continues to impress

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 11:10:29 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt has the seventh-best ERA (2.34) in the American League since he was brought up from the minors July 25, but he has just one win in five starts. Bassitt has gone at least six innings and given up six hits or less in each of his last five starts.

Fantasy Tip: Bassitt ($6,600, 13.2% of cap) has a fine opportunity to keep that impressive stretch going against the light-hitting Rays tonight. Tampa is 27th in the majors this year with 451 runs scored. Consider Bassitt an intriguing and cheap option as your second starter.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Chastain

Athletics | Chris Bassitt has been solid

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 13:57:11 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Chris Bassitt has tossed more than five innings in all four of his starts this year, and he's allowed two earned runs or fewer in each of his outings. He went a season-high 6 1/3 innings against the Cleveland Indians, who he faces Thursday, July 30, on July 11.

Fantasy Tip: Bassitt ($4,800, 9.6% of cap) has proven that he deserves an extended stay in the Oakland rotation, especially with them out of contention. He's not a bad second starting option on FantasyScore if you're looking to save money elsewhere on your roster.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - August Fagerstrom

Athletics | Jesse Hahn out for a while

Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:32:11 -0700

Oakland Athletics SP Jesse Hahn (forearm) will be out of the starting rotation for an extended time, according to general manager Billy Beane. Hahn was put on the disabled list and missed his last start last weekend with a flexor tendon problem in his arm. The A's don't need a fifth starter again until July 25, and it seems that starter will be SP Chris Bassitt, who filled in for two starts when SP Sonny Gray (illness) was sick. Bassitt has a 2.65 ERA and didn't allow more than two runs in any of his three starts for the A's this year.

Fantasy Tip: Stash Hahn in a DL spot if you can in all leagues. Bassitt ($3,000, 6.0% of cap) has looked good in his three starts for the A's. He struck out 9.1 hitters per nine innings in the minors this year, but he managed to fan only 17 hitters in 27 2/3 innings in Oakland. He's strictly an AL-only commodity for now, and he'll be a deep sleeper pick on FantasyScore.

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