Christopher M. Bassitt, professionally known as Chris Bassitt is an American professional baseball player. Bassitt plays as a pitcher for the Oakland Athletics of MLB. He made his MLB debut with the Chicago White Sox in 2014 which drafted him in the 16th round of the 2011 MLB Draft. Before his MLB debut, he played for several minor leagues. He played college baseball for the University of Akron.
What is Chris Bassitt Famous For?
- Drafted in the 2011 MLB Draft.
Where is Chris Bassitt From?
Chris Bassitt was born on 22 February 1989. His birth name is Christopher M. Bassitt. His birth place is in Curtice, Ohio in the United States. He holds an American nationality. His home town is Curtice, Ohio. He belongs to white ethnicity and his religion is Christianity. He has a brother named Matt Bassitt. His zodiac sign is Pisces. Information about his parents is not available at present.
Regarding his educational background, he attended Genoa Area High School. He played baseball and basketball teams there. As a senior, he had a 1.56 ERA with 65 strikeouts in 56 innings pitched. He was named to All-Suburban Lakes League’s first team in both basketball and baseball in his senior years. He committed to the University of Akron where he played for the Akron Zips baseball team. He earned All-MAC second-team honor there.
Chris Bassitt Career
- Chris Bassitt was drafted in the 16th round of the 2011 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox.
- The White Sox assigned him to the Bristol White Sox of the Rookie-level Appalachian League.
- He played for the Class A-Advanced Carolina League team, Winston-Salem Dash in 2013.
- He earned an all-star honor there.
- He was promoted to the Birmingham Barons of the Class AA Southern League.
- He had pitched to an 11-4 win-loss record, a 3.08 ERA, and 138 strikeouts in 26 games started with Birmingham.
- He was assigned to the Arizona Fall League team, Glendale Desert Dogs.
- He had 0.90 ERA in ten innings pitched.
- Ahead of the 2014 season, he broke his right hand.
- He was assigned to the Rookie-level Arizona League team, Arizona White Sox.
- He returned to Birmingham in July 2014 and had a 3-1 record and a 1.56 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 34 (2⁄3) innings pitched.
- He made his MLB debut against the Detroit Tigers on 30 August 2014.
- He had a 3.94 ERA in six appearances for the regular season.
- He was assigned to Glendale of the AFL after the regular MLB season. He had a 0.69 ERA in 13 innings, striking out 22 batters while walking only three.
- The White Sox traded Bassitt to the Oakland Raiders after the 2014 season.
- He began the 2015 season with the Nashville Sounds of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.
- He was soon promoted to the major league in April 2015.
- He finished 1-8 with a 3.56 ERA in 18 games in the 2015 season.
- He had a 0-2 record and 6.11 ERA in the 2016 season before he was sidelined for the rest of the 2016 season to undergo Tommy John Surgery in May.
- He also missed half of the 2017 surgery while recovering from surgery.
- He played for the major and other leagues for the 2018 season.
- He finished the 2019 season with a record of 10–5 in 28 games (25 starts). He struck out 141 batters in 144 innings.
- He posted a 5-2 record with a 2.29 ERA in 11 starts in the 2020 season. He was named the American League Pitcher of the Month for the month of September 2020.
- He threw his first career complete game against the Los Angeles Angels on 27 May 2021.
- He was named to All-Star in 2021.
- He was struck in the face by a line drive and exited on a motorized stretcher on 17 August 2021.
Who is Chris Bassitt Married To?
Chris Bassitt is a married man. He is married to Jessica Bolton. The couple got married on 18 November 2017. The couple has a son named Jess. More information about his personal life will be updated here.
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How Tall is Chris Bassitt?
Chris Bassitt stands around the height of 6 feet and 3 inches tall. He has an average body weight. Being a baseball athlete, he has an athletic body build. His eye color is hazel blue and his hair color is dark brown. His sexual orientation is straight.
What is Chris Bassitt Salary and Net Worth?
Chris Bassitt earns from his professional career as a baseball player. His income comes from contracts, salaries, and endorsements. The Chicago White Sox selected him in the 16th round of the 2011 MLB Draft. He was traded to the Oakland Athletics in 2014. His contract with the Athletics pays him an annual salary of around $565,000. His net worth is estimated at around $1 million at present.