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Chris Bassitt

#40 | RHP
Oakland Athletics Oakland Athletics
Chris Bassitt
Name: Christopher M. Bassitt
Born: Feb 22, 1989 in Curtice, Ohio USA
College: Akron
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 16th round (501st overall) by the Chicago White Sox in 2011
Scouts didn't know much about righthander Chris Bassitt prior to this spring, because he redshirted in 2008 and made just one appearance while focusing on academics in 2010. He's no longer anonymous after posting a 1.42 ERA and averaging 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings as a fourth-year junior. The 6-foot-5, 195-pounder lives off his 90-93 mph sinker, which he delivers from a low-three-quarters arm angle. His second pitch is a slider, which grades as an average pitch at times.
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