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Oakland Athletics AL West
Chris Bassitt • #40 • P
Status:Off season (on 40-man roster)
Ht/Wt:6'5", 217 lbs.
Born:Feb 22, 1989 (33 yrs) in Toledo, OH
Hometown:Curtice, OH
Experience:7 years
Drafted:Drafted by Chicago WS in 2011 (16/501).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with Chicago WS in 2014.
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Scouting Report
Assets: Is a late-blooming starter (and also a reliever) with plenty of innings left in his arm, since he was a college closer. Is a fiery competitor with a four-pitch repertoire and the ability to step up in clutch situations.
Flaws: His pitches, aside from a good fastball, are not great. Therefore, he might not have enough weapons to get MLB batters out with regularity as a starter. Also, walks can be a problem for him, as can injuries.
Career Potential: Versatile right-hander, when healthy.
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