Christopher Michael Bassitt... Nicknamed “C Bass” in Oakland... He and his wife, Jessica, have a daughter named Landry and a second child on the way in 2023... Loves to fish and owns a boat...Is a big Ohio State Buckeyes fan... Graduated in 2007 from Genoa Area High School in Ohio, where he earned all-league honors in baseball and basketball... Helped lead the baseball team to consecutive league titles during his junior and senior seasons... Attended the University of Akron and earned All-Mid American Conference honors in 2011... Took part in the Toronto portion of the 2023 Blue Jays Winter Tour.
In his lone season with the Mets, established career highs in wins (15), starts (30), quality starts (19), innings pitched (181.2) and strikeouts (167)....Crafted a 6-6 record with a 2.95 ERA (33 ER/100.2 IP), 96 strikeouts, and 25 walks at home...Of those 16 starts, went 6.0 innings or longer in 13 contests, with two of his three 8.0-inning outings coming at Citi Field...His 2.95 home ERA ranked sixth in the Majors among starters (min. 100.0 innings)...His 2.68 career ERA at home is the fourth-best home ERA among active pitchers (min. 55 starts) behind Jacob deGrom (2.12), Clayton Kershaw (2.22) and Walker Buehler (2.62)....Had 23 starts of at least 6.0 innings, his most in a single season in his career....His three starts of 8.0 innings were the most he had thrown in his career...Prior to 2022, had thrown at least 8.0 innings only three times (9.0 IP on May 27, 2021 vs. LAA; 8.0 IP on May 16, 2019 at DET; 8.0 IP on Aug. 15, 2015 at BAL)....Made his Mets debut April 9 at WAS, tossing 6.0 scoreless frames with three hits, a walk and eight strikeouts...Became the second Mets pitcher to debut with a line of at least 6.0 scoreless innings with eight or more punch-outs, joining Colin McHugh (Aug. 23, 2012 vs. COL)....Earned four wins through his first six starts of the season, tied for the 6th-most among starters through their first six games as a Met....Recorded 19 quality starts, the most in his career and a team-high among Mets starters...From June 14-July 23, recorded six straight quality starts, one shy of a career high seven straight accomplished in 2015....Did not walk a batter from June 25-July 8 (13.1 innings) which is tied for the longest streak in his career....Tied a career-high with 11 strikeouts on July 23 vs. SD (also: Sept. 7, 2019 vs. DET).... Did not allowed a home run through eight starts from July 29-Aug. 7, the longest such streak of his career through a single season and the third-longest active streak in the Majors among starters at the time...The last Met to go eight starts in a single season without allowing a homer was Tom Glavine (July 31-Sept. 8, 2007)....Won four straight games for the first time in his career from Aug. 3-19, surrendering just two runs over that span....Went 8-3 with a 2.94 ERA (26 ER/79.2 IP) after the All-Star Break...His eight wins were tied for the 3rd-most in the Majors and the most in his career in the back half of a season.
Received two fifth-place votes in AL Cy Young balloting, finishing 10th in the vote...Earned his first All-Star honors...Missed about a month with facial lacerations and a fractured cheekbone after being struck by a line drive Aug. 17 at Chicago-AL...Returned Sept. 23 and made his final two starts (6.1 IP, 1 ER)...Had career highs in wins (12), strikeouts (159), games started (27), innings pitched (157.1)...His opponents' batting average (.218) was a career-best as was his .278 opponent OBP...Led the AL in wins (12) and innings pitched (151.0) at the time of his injury and finished tied for 11th and 18th respectively…tied for third in hit batters (11)...Tossed the first complete game and shutout of his career May 27 vs. Los Angeles- AL...Led the AL (min. 150.0 IP) in winning percentage (.750), ranked second in opponents OPS (.626), third in ERA (3.15), slugging percentage (.348) and fourth in opponents batting average (.218) and fifth in on-base percentage (.278)...Per ESPN Stats, he had the fifth-lowest batting average allowed (.185) on 4-seamers in 2021 among starting pitchers...Held lefties to a .196 (55-280) average with a .612 OPS...Right-handed hitters batted .238 (72-for-303) with a .639 OPS...Was 10-2 with a 3.28 ERA in 17 starts before the All-Star Break, earning his first career All-Star Game selection...Finished the first half on a 10-game winning streak...Held or shared the AL lead in innings (118.0) and wins before the break...Had a 2.75 ERA in eight starts after the break...Was 7-0 with a 2.92 ERA in 12 starts on exactly five days rest and now has a 12-game winning streak in those games dating back to July 19, 2019…Has not lost when pitching on five days rest since July 6, 2019...Tossed 7.0 innings or more in 11 of his 27 starts…Allowed six hits or fewer 24 times and two runs or fewer 19 times, tied for the fifth-most in the majors.
Spent the entire season on the active roster for the first time in his six-year career and went 5-2 with a 2.29 ERA in 11 starts…his ERA ranked second among pitchers in the West divisions (Lamet, SD 2.09) and sixth in the majors…it was fifth lowest in Oakland history among pitchers with at least 10 starts…also tied for fifth in the West divisions in winning percentage (.714), ranked seventh in opponents OPS (.659), batting average (.233) and slugging percentage (.371), tied for seventh in wins and eighth in on-base percentage (.288)…had career lows in ERA and opponents on-base percentage…walked 17 batters in 63.0 innings for a career-low 2.43 walks per nine innings…struck out 55 for a caree-rbest 3.24 strikeout-to-walk ratio…led the A’s in innings pitched and tied for the lead in games started…received five votes (two third, one fourth, two fifth) in American League Cy Young balloting…went 1-0 with a 1.08 ERA over his first three starts, 1-2 with a 5.95 ERA over his next four starts from Aug. 12-29 and 3-0 with a 0.34 ERA over his final four starts…is now 15-7 with a 3.35 ERA in 39 games, including 36 starts, over the last two years…went 2-1 with a 0.72 ERA, .207 opponents batting average and .512 OPS in five starts in Oakland compared to 3-1 with a 4.56 ERA, .270 opponents average and .683 OPS in five starts on the road…his home ERA was second lowest in the majors (Keller, KC 0.27) and second lowest in Oakland history among pitchers with at least 30 innings (Treinen, 0.63 in 2018)…did not allow a home run in 37.1 innings in Oakland and now has a nine-game, 48.0-inning, 195-batter faced homerless streak in the Coliseum…is 9-10 with a 2.44 ERA (51 er in 188.1 ip) in 35 career games in the Coliseum, 10-11 with a 4.63 ERA (108 er in 210.0 ip) in 44 games in all other ballparks…has yielded just 11 home runs in 188.1 career innings in Oakland (0.53 per nine innings)…went 3-0 with a 1.15 ERA in six starts at night compared to 2-2 with a 4.13 ERA in five starts during the day…his night ERA was the lowest in the majors and in Oakland history among pitchers with at least 30 innings at night…is now 5-0 with a 2.39 ERA (19 er in 71.2 ip) over his last 13 games, 12 starts, at night dating back to July 19, 2019…allowed a .233 opponents batting average, which broke down to .223 (31-for-139) with a .590 OPS against right-handed hitters compared to .248 (25-for-101) with a .755 OPS against left-handers…yielded four of his six home runs to lefties and has surrendered 18 of his 27 home runs over the last two years to lefties…walked just one batter to lead off an inning and held opponents to a .203 batting average and .227 on-base percentage in that situation…the on-base percentage was sixth lowest in the majors…five of his six home runs came with the bases empty…had a .244 opponents batting average with runners in scoring position, but that dropped to .176 with RISP and two outs…had a .204 opponents batting average and two home runs with zero or one out, a .295 average with four home runs with two outs…had a .130 opponent average with two strikes…surrendered three of his six home runs to the opponent’s clean-up hitter…allowed six of his 18 runs in the first inning…had a 4.91 ERA in the first inning, a 1.73 ERA from the second inning on…was 3-0 with a 1.75 ERA in four starts following an A’s loss and is 8-1 with a 2.38 ERA (22 er in 83.1 ip) in 14 starts following a loss over the last two years…received 35 runs of support in his 11 starts for a run support average of 5.00…now has a 6.28 RSA in 36 starts over the last two years compared to a 2.67 ERA over his the first 30 starts of his career…is 15-1 in 25 career starts with three runs of support or more, 4-20 in 41 starts with two runs of support or fewer…went 2-1 with a 3.34 ERA (11 er in 29.2 ip) in five starts on four days rest, 3-1 with a 1.35 ERA (5 er in 33.1 ip) in six starts on five days rest or more…does not have a complete game in 66 career starts, including 61 with the A’s…his streak of 61 consecutive starts with no complete games is fourth longest in Athletics history (3rd is 64 by Bob Welch)…allowed one run or fewer in seven of his 11 starts, including no runs four times…the A’s went 8-3 (.727) in his starting assignments and are 23-13 (.639) over the last two years…did not pitch in the majors in 2017 following May 6, 2016 “Tommy John” surgery…is 17-10 with a 3.29 ERA (93 er in 254.2 ip) and is averaging 8.38 strikeouts per nine innings (237 so in 254.2 ip) in 50 games (41 starts) since the surgery…was 2-11 with a 4.13 ERA and 6.77 strikeouts per nine innings in 29 games (23 starts) before the surgery.
OAKLAND: Began the season as the A’s fourth starter and combined with five A’s relievers on a nine-hit shutout in the A’s 3-0 win over Los Angeles (AL) on July 27…had a no decision as he tossed four innings…allowed just one run in a season-high 7.0 innings Aug. 7 against Houston but had a no decision in the A’s 3-2 win…that gave him one run or fewer in each of his first three starts, to become the first A’s pitcher to begin the season in the starting rotation and allow one run or fewer in each of his first three starts since Gio Gonzalez in 2011 (April 3-14)…also walked a season-high three batters (first of four times)…picked up his second win of the season Aug. 12 at Los Angeles (AL), despite surrendering a season-high four runs in 5.2 innings…it extended his winning streak to a career-high five games dating back to Aug. 11, 2019…posted a 3.32 ERA and .228 opponents batting average during the streak, which spanned 13 games (10 starts)…the winning streak was snapped Aug. 22 against Los Angeles (AL) when he tossed a season-high 105 pitches…lost his next start on Aug. 29 at Houston when he tossed a career-low tying 3.0 innings (third time, last: Sept. 13, 2019 at Texas)…finished August 2-2 with a 4.18 ERA in six starts but then went 3-0 with a 0.34 ERA in four starts in September…allowed just one run in 26.2 innings… his September ERA was second lowest in Oakland history in any month to Cory Lidle’s 0.20 ERA in August of 2002 (min. 25.0 ip)…it was the lowest in September in the majors since Greg Maddux had a 0.29 ERA for Atlanta in 1995…it was the first time in his career he won three games in a month…was named American League Pitcher of the Month for his efforts, his first such honor… combined with Diekman and Trivino on a seven-hit shutout in the A’s 6-0 win over Houston on Sept. 7…pitched a season-high tying 7.0 innings and allowed all seven of the hits…struck out a season-high eight in 6.0 innings a 10-1 win in the second game of the doubleheader at Texas on Sept. 12…allowed just one run but yielded a season-high eight hits…combined with Petit, Wendelken and Weems on a three-hit shutout in the A’s 6-0 win over San Francisco on Sept. 18… tossed a season-high tying 7.0 scoreless innings in a no decision in a 3-1, 10-inning win over Seattle on Sept. 25…finished the regular season with a 13.2-inning scoreless streak and a 24.1-inning scoreless streak at home…then went 1-0 with a 3.27 ERA in two postseason starts…started and won Game 2 of the ALWCS, a 5-3 win over Chicago (7.0 ip, 6 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 bb, 5 so)…blanked the White Sox on five hits over the first seven innings before allowing a leadoff single to Anderson in the eighth…was relieved by Hendriks, who allowed the run to score…started Game 1 of the ALDS against Houston at Dodger Stadium and had a no decision in the A’s 10-5 loss (4.0 ip, 9 h, 3 r, 3 er, 4 so)…the nine hits were his most in a start since April 28, 2016 at Detroit when he yielded a career-high 10…had right elbow surgery Nov. 13 in Cincinnati at the Beacon Orthopedic clinic… the surgery was performed by Dr. Timothy Kremchek.
Saw the most extensive action of his five-year career, going 10-5 with a 3.81 ERA and .229 opponents batting average in 28 games, including 25 starts…had career highs in every category except losses as he was 4-14 in 40 games over his first four years…had career lows in opponents on-base percentage (.303) and fewest walks per nine innings (2.94)…led the A's with 141 strikeouts, which were the most by an Oakland pitcher since Sonny Gray had 169 in 2015…tied an Oakland record and tied for third in the American League with 13 hit batters…shares the record with Barry Zito, who did it three times (2001, 2005 and 2006)…began his season with 25 starts and concluded the year with three relief appearances…was 10-5 with a 3.95 ERA in his starting assignments, with his last coming on Sept. 13…did not allow a run in 5.0 innings in relief…is 14-19 with a 3.95 ERA in 55 career starts, 0-0 with a 2.60 ERA in 13 relief appearances…went 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA and .179 opponents average over his first five starts through May 16 and 3-3 with a 6.00 ERA and .249 opponents average over his next nine starts leading into the All-Star Break…then went 5-1 with a 3.26 ERA in 14 games after the break…his post-break ERA was seventh-lowest in the AL among pitchers with 60 or more innings…went 6-2 with a 3.01 ERA in 13 games at home compared to 4-3 with a 4.54 ERA in 15 games on the road…surrendered five home runs in 68.2 innings at home, 16 in 75.1 innings on the road…is now 7-9 with a 2.86 ERA in 29 career games in the Coliseum, 7-10 with a 4.64 ERA in 39 games in all other ballparks…has yielded just 11 home runs in 151.0 career innings in Oakland (0.66 per nine innings)…was 7-2 with a 2.97 ERA in 14 games during the day, 3-3 with a 4.82 ERA in 14 games at night…tied for third in the AL in day wins…entered the season with a 0-8 record during the day…was 5-1 with a 2.65 ERA in 10 starts following an A's loss…his opponents batting average broke down to .209 (58-for-278) against left-handed hitters compared to .251 (67-for-267) against right-handers…the mark against lefties was sixth-lowest in the AL among pitchers with 140 or more innings…surrendered 14 of his 21 home runs and issued 29 of his 47 walks to lefties for a .701 OPS…had a .695 OPS against righties…yielded a .221 average with runners in scoring position…had a .206 opponents batting average the first time through the lineup, .266 the second time and .211 after that…surrendered 12 of his 21 home runs the second time through the lineup…retired all three of his first batters faced in relief and they are 1-for-10 (.100) with two walks and a hit by pitch in his career…had a run support average of 6.69, which was ninth highest in the AL among pitchers with 140 or more innings… received two runs of support or fewer in 13 of his 25 starts and went 2-5 in those games…was 8-0 in 12 starts with support of three runs or more…entered the season with a 2.67 RSA in his career as a starter…has received two runs of support or fewer in 37 of his 55 career starts and is 4-19 in those games…is 10-0 in 18 career starts with run support of three runs or more…had a 2.88 ERA in the first inning, 4.01 from the second inning on…did not commit an error in 19 chances and turned three double plays, which tied for third among AL pitchers…went 5-0 with a 2.23 ERA in seven starts against AL Central teams…opponents were successful in 10-of-12 (83.3%) stolen base attempts off him…the A's were 15-10 (.600) in his starting assignments.
Had seven stints with Oakland in his return to the majors following "Tommy John" surgery in 2016…went 2-3 with a 3.02 ERA and .221 opponents batting average in 11 games, including seven starts…the ERA and opponents batting average were the lowest of his four seasons as was his .309 on-base percentage, .315 slugging percentage and .624 OPS…the two wins matched his career total entering the season as he was 2-11 over his first three seasons…struck out 41 batters in 47.2 innings for a career-best average of 7.74 strikeouts per nine innings…his opponents batting average included a mark of .218 (19-for-87) against left-handed hitters compared to .223 (21-for-94) against right-handers…surrendered three of his four home runs to righties…yielded a .195 batting average to batters leading off an inning but walked eight for a .340 on-base percentage…three of the four home runs he allowed were solo shots…opponents hit .205 with runners in scoring position…had a .189 opponents average with two outs and .137 with two strikes…the opponents four and five hitters were a combined 3-for-38 (.079)…was 2-3 with a 3.19 ERA and .236 opponents batting average in his seven starts, 0-0 with a 2.45 ERA and .162 opponents average in four relief appearances…did not allow a run in the first inning (7.0 ip) and had a 1.73 ERA over innings 1-3…logged a 4.57 ERA and surrendered all four of his home runs from the fourth inning on…went 0-2 with a 2.78 ERA in five games at home and is now 1-7 despite a 2.73 ERA (25 er in 82.1 ip) in 16 career games in the Coliseum…went 0-2 with a 3.18 ERA in three starts during the day and is now 0-8 with a 4.35 ERA (39 er in 80.2 ip) in 15 career outing during the day…received two runs of support or fewer in five of his seven starts and his RSA as a starter was 3.19…has received two runs of support or fewer in 24 of his 30 career starts and his career RSA as a starter is 2.67 (50 rs in 168.2 ip).
OAKLAND: Was recalled for the first time April 20 but did not pitch before he was optioned back to Nashville April 26…also did not appear in a game during his second stint, which lasted one day on May 26…was recalled for a third time June 9 and started that day at Kansas City…allowed a run on three hits and a walk in a season-high 7.0 innings but was the losing pitcher in the A's 1-0 loss…it was his first Major League appearance since April 28, 2016 at Detroit as he had UCL reconstruction surgery on May 6, 2016…was optioned back to Nashville the next day…made two starts during his fourth stint June 14-22 and took the loss in each outing to extend his losing streak to a career-high nine games…that tied for the third longest losing streak in Oakland history and was the longest since Bob Welch also lost nine straight from Sept. 5, 1993-May 11, 1994…compiled a 5.56 ERA and .290 opponents batting average during the streak, which spanned 13 starts dating from Aug. 21, 2015 to June 22, 2018…stint number five began June 27 and he combined with Petit and Trivino on a three-hit shutout in the A's 3-0 win at Detroit that day…it was his first Major League victory since Aug. 4, 2015 against Baltimore…tossed six innings and allowed two of the hits but walked a career-high tying five…went 2-0 with a 2.59 ERA (9 er in 31.1 ip) and .212 (24- for-113) opponents batting average over his final eight games, including four starts…the winning streak was the first of his career…was 2-0 with a 2.87 ERA during his fifth stint before he was optioned to Nashville July 12…returned Aug. 26, allowing one run on four hits in 4.2 innings in a no decision at Minnesota that day, and was optioned back to Nashville the next day…was called back for his seventh and final stint Sept. 7 and pitched exclusively in relief following his return, all in games started by an opener…tossed three innings in three of the four games and had a 2.45 ERA and .162 opponents batting average in the four games.
NASHVILLE: Went 5-5 with a 4.30 ERA in 18 games, including 14 starts, with Triple-A Nashville… was 2-3 with a 6.10 ERA and .314 opponents batting average over his first 10 games (seven starts) through June 2…then went 3-2 with a 2.70 ERA and .230 opponents batting average over his final eight games (seven starts) following his July 12 option from Oakland…surrendered six home runs in 81.2 innings, an average of 0.66 per nine innings…struck out 83, an average of 9.15 per nine innings, and walked 25 for a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 3.32…allowed a .271 opponents batting average, including .215 (29-for-135) against left-handed hitters compared to .313 (57-for-182) against right-handers…had a .573 OPS against lefties, .817 against righties…was 3-1 with a 2.18 ERA in 10 games at home, 2-4 with a 6.94 ERA in eight games on the road…surrendered five of his six home runs on the road…went 1-1 with a 1.59 ERA in four relief appearances, 4-4 with a 5.01 ERA in 14 starts…tossed at least four innings in all four of his relief appearances but tossed four innings or fewer in six of his 14 starts…allowed one run or fewer in eight of his 18 appearances… began the season in the bullpen and was 1-0 with a 0.69 ERA in three appearances when he was recalled by Oakland April 20…tossed at least 4.0 innings in each appearances and did not allow a run over his first 9.0 innings…was optioned back to Nashville April 26 and allowed a season-high seven runs on seven hits in 2.0 innings in his first start April 30 at Colorado Springs and took the loss…pitched 2.0 innings in his next start and 3.0 after that…then allowed a season-high tying seven runs on seven hits and three walks in 3.1 innings May 17 at Oklahoma City for the loss… picked up his first win as a starter May 22 against Colorado Springs when he allowed just one run in 5.0 innings…struck out a season-high eight in a no decision May 28 against Oklahoma City… took the loss in his first start following his July 12 option from Oakland but then went 3-0 with a 3.00 ERA over his next four starts from July 24 to Aug. 10…allowed a season-high tying eight hits July 24 at Las Vegas…tossed a season-high 8.0 innings and allowed just one run on three hits in a 3-1 win over Sacramento Aug. 4…allowed one run in three consecutive starts from Aug. 4-15 (3 er in 19.1 ip, 1.40 ERA)…pitched in relief of Daniel Mengden on Aug. 21 at Round Rock and allowed two runs in 4.0 innings for the loss…logged one scoreless inning in his final start Aug. 31 against Memphis and finished August 2-1 with a 1.85 ERA and .218 opponents average in five games, four starts.
Began the season on Oakland's disabled list as he continued his recovery from May 6, 2016 UCL reconstruction surgery and spent the entire season in the minors…went 0-1 with a 2.77 ERA in seven games, all starts, with Single-A Stockton and 4-2 with a 6.21 ERA in 17 games, two starts, with Triple-A Nashville…combined for a 5-3 record and a 5.33 ERA in 24 games, nine starts, overall…allowed a .260 opponents batting average, including .243 (26-for-107) against right-handed hitters compared to .282 (24-for-85) against left-handers…surrendered three home runs in 50.2 innings, an average of 0.53 per nine innings…all three of his home runs came with runners on base…yielded a .341 average with runners in scoring position, but that dropped to .167 with RISP and two outs…opponents hit .174 with a .269 on-base percentage when leading off an inning… was 1-2 with a 4.37 ERA in his nine starting assignments, 3-1 with a 6.11 ERA in 15 relief appearances…tossed at least two innings in 10 of his 15 relief outings…allowed 2-of-9 (22.2%) inherited runners to score…began his rehab assignment with Stockton April 29 and did not allow a run in two starts with the Ports (7.0 ip) before he was moved up to Nashville May 8…allowed four runs on five hits and season-high four walks in 4.0 innings of relief the next day against El Paso but struck out a season-high six…then tossed a season-high 5.0 shutout innings for the win in a start at Fresno May 15…yielded a season-high seven runs on a season-high seven hits in his next start May 20 at Sacramento and was 1-1 with a 4.79 ERA in five games overall when his rehab assignment was halted May 24…resumed pitching June 28 back at Stockton and had four scoreless outings (4.2 ip) before allowing four runs on six hits in 1.1 innings in a loss to Inland Empire July 12… was moved up to Nashville July 16 and pitched in relief…made three more rehab appearances before he was reinstated from the DL and optioned to Nashville July 25…spent the remainder of the season pitching in relief, posting a 5.12 ERA in 11 appearances following his option…did not allow a run in five of his last seven outings (1.93 ERA).
Was on the A's Opening Day roster and went 0-2 with a 6.11 ERA in five starts before going on the disabled list April 29 with an elbow injury…had UCL reconstruction surgery on May 6 and missed the remainder of the season…is now 1-10 with a 4.18 ERA in 23 games (18 starts) in two seasons with Oakland…surrendered five home runs in 28.0 innings after yielding five home runs in 86.0 innings in 2015…allowed a .294 opponents batting average, which included .210 (13-for-62) against left-handed hitters compared to .386 (22-for-57) against right-handers…had a .661 OPS against lefties, 1.067 against righties…received two runs of support or fewer in each of his five starts and averaged 2.89 runs of support per game…in 2015, he received one run of support or fewer in nine of his 13 starts and his RSA as a starter was 2.15…has two runs of support or fewer in 19 of his 23 career starts and his career RSA as a starter is 2.52 (37 rs in 132.0 ip)…compiled a 4.38 ERA in Oakland and a 7.47 ERA in the road…in two seasons with the A's, he is 1-5 with a 2.72 ERA (18 er in 59.2 ip) in 11 games in Oakland compared to 0-5 with a 5.80 ERA (35 er in 54.1 ip) in 12 games on the road…made four of his five starts during the day and has made 11 of his 23 career starts in day games…the A's were 2-3 (.400) in his five starting assignments and are 5-13 (.278) when he starts over the last two years…allowed four runs in 5.1 innings in his first start on April 5 against Chicago (AL)…then tossed 7.0 innings in back-to-back starts April 10 at Seattle and April 17 against Kansas City…allowed one unearned run against the Mariners and two runs against the Royals but had a no decision in each contest, both A's wins…issued a career-high tying five walks in the start against Seattle and tossed a career-high 114 pitches against Kansas City…yielded six runs on nine hits in a 9-3 loss at Toronto on April 23…both marks were career highs until he allowed seven runs on 10 hits in just 3.2 innings in his next and final start April 28 at Detroit…also lost to the Tigers to extend his losing streak to a career-high six games dating back to Aug. 21, 2015…has a 6.10 ERA (35 er in 51.2 ip) and .307 (67-for-218) opponents batting average during the losing streak, which spans 10 starts…was placed on the disabled list April 29 and had surgery on his elbow May 6 at Beacon Orthopedics in Cincinnati…the surgery was performed by Dr. Timothy Kremchek and involved an ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction with an ipsilateral palmaris longus graft.
Split his first season in the A's organization between Oakland and Triple-A Nashville…went 1-8 despite a 3.56 ERA and .244 opponents batting average in 18 games, including 13 starts, over four stints with the A's…his .111 winning percentage was the lowest in the majors among pitchers with at least 10 games started…it tied for fourth lowest in Oakland history among pitchers with at least 10 starts, but was the lowest among pitchers with an ERA under 5.00…the last Major League pitcher with at least 10 starts, an ERA under 3.75 and a winning percentage of .111 or less was Zane Smith, who went 1-13 (.071) with a 3.49 ERA in 48 games, including 17 starts, for the Braves and Expos in 1989…no American League pitcher has done it since 1968 when Rickey Clark (1-11, 3.53 ERA with California) and Fred Talbot (1-9, 3.36 ERA with New York) both did it…received one run of support or fewer in nine of his 13 starts and his season run support average as a starter was 2.15…his overall run support of 3.14 was fifth lowest in the AL among pitchers with 81 or more innings pitched…has one run of support or fewer in 11 of his 18 career starts and his career RSA as a starter is 2.42 (28 rs in 104.0 ip)…surrendered just five home runs in 86.0 innings for an average of 0.52 home runs per nine innings…that ranked third best in the AL among pitchers with at least 81.0 innings…had a .244 opponents batting average, including .217 (40-for-184) against lefties and .279 (38-for-136) against righties…issued 22 of his 30 walks to lefties…went 1-5 with a 2.28 ERA and .218 opponents batting average in nine games in Oakland, 0-3 with a 5.12 ERA and .274 opponents average in nine games on the road…was 1-8 with a 3.58 ERA and .258 opponents average in his 13 starts…had no decisions, a 3.38 ERA and .135 opponents average in five relief appearances…walked 21 batters in 75.1 innings as a starter (2.51 per nine innings), nine in 10.2 innings in relief (7.59)…allowed 1-of-2 (50.0%) inherited runners to score and first batters faced were 0-for-3 with a walk and hit by pitch…opponents hit .215 with two outs…had a 7.62 ERA and .379 opponents batting average in the first inning compared to a 2.84 ERA and .214 opponents average from the second inning on…was 0-4 with a 5.21 ERA in 10 games against AL West competition, 1-4 with a 2.25 ERA in eight games against all other teams…the A's were 3-10 (.231) in his starting assignments… walked two batters or fewer in 11 of his 13 starts.
Made his Major League debut with the Chicago White Sox, going 1-1 with a 3.94 ERA in six games, five starts…did not allow a home run in 29.2 innings…was selected from Double-A Birmingham Aug. 30 and made his debut with a start that day in the second game of a doubleheader against Detroit…was the losing pitcher in the White Sox 8-4 loss (6.1 ip, 7 h, 5 r, 5 er, 4 bb, 4 so)…was optioned to Triple-A Charlotte following the game but returned to Chicago Sept. 68 > 2021 OAKLAND ATHLETICS MEDIA GUIDE 2…was credited with his first win Sept. 22 at Detroit when he combined with Jake Petricka on a 2-0 six-hit shutout…tossed 7.2 innings and allowed six of the hits…began the season on the disabled list at Double-A Birmingham with a broken right finger and missed the first three and one-half months of the season…had a three-game rehab assignment with the White Sox affiliate in the Arizona Rookie League and was reinstated from the DL and sent to Birmingham July 26… combined for a 3-1 record and a 2.08 ERA in nine games, eight starts, with the two clubs…struck out 49 in 43.1 innings, an average of 10.18 per nine innings…surrendered just two home runs… allowed a .217 opponents batting average, including .163 against right-handed hitters and .191 with runners in scoring position…was named Southern League Pitcher of the Week for the week of Aug. 4-10 after picking up his first win with 6.0 shutout innings Aug. 9 against Huntsville… struck out a season-high 11 and allowed just three hits…pitched for Glendale in the Arizona Fall League following the season and was named to the AFL Top Prospects Team after going 1-1 with a 0.69 ERA in six relief appearances…struck out 22 and walked just three in 13.0 innings while holding the opposition to a .184 batting average.
Combined to go 11-4 with a 3.08 ERA (51 ER/149.0 IP) and 138 strikeouts over 26 starts between Class A Winston-Salem and Class AA Birmingham … ranked among White Sox organizational leaders in strikeouts (1st), ERA (4th), wins (T5th) and IP (7th) … led the Dash with 101 strikeouts … recorded a sub-3.00 ERA in April (2.10), June (2.97) and August (1.76) … limited righties to a .197 average (56-284) and lefties to a .257 mark (69-269) … went 4-0 with a 1.71 ERA (8 ER/42.0 IP) and 41 strikeouts over his first seven starts ... struck out a season-high 10 batters on 6/29 at Frederick (6.0 IP) … was promoted to Birmingham on 7/16 … helped guide the Barons to the Southern League Championship … went 2-0 with a 0.71 ERA (1 ER/12.2 IP) over two starts in the SL playoffs … appeared in 10 games with the Glendale Desert Dogs of the Arizona Fall League, going 1-0 with a 0.90 ERA (1 ER/10.0 IP) and nine strikeouts.
Spent the season with Class A Winston-Salem … led the Dash in appearances (38) … 18 of his 38 appearances were scoreless … went 1-2 with a 2.98 ERA (14 ER /42.1 IP) and four saves in 28 relief appearances, compared to 4-2 with a 4.25 ERA (23 ER/48.2 IP) over 10 starts … held right-handers to a .200 average (46-230) (lefties hit .257) … posted a 1.75 ERA (5 ER/25.2 IP) over his first 17 games of the season … went 3-3 in save opportunities from 6/12-30 … struck out a season-high eight batters on 8/22 at Lynchburg.
Went a combined 3-1 with a 1.82 ERA (7 ER/34.2 IP) and 41 strikeouts in 23 games with Advanced Rookie Bristol, Class A Kannapolis and Winston-Salem … began the season with Bristol, making scoreless appearances in five of his first six games … was promoted to Winston-Salem on 7/8 and then sent to Kannaoplis on 7/13 … made five consecutive scoreless appearances (8.2 IP) from 7/13-28 … was signed by Phil Gulley.