Chris Bassett (34), who wore a Toronto Blue Jays uniform for 3 years and 63 million dollars (approximately 81.8 billion won), pitched the best after transferring. However, he failed to become a winning pitcher.
Bassett started the home game against the Detroit Tigers in the 2023 Major League Baseball held at the Rogers Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on the 14th (Korean time), and became a losing pitcher with 4 hits, 7 strikeouts, 3 walks and 2 runs in 6 innings. Season 2 losses (1 win).
Bassett moved to Toronto from the New York Mets in the 2022-2023 free agency market. Toronto recruited Bassett to strengthen the rear of the starting lineup, taking into account the lack of stability in Jose Berrios and Yusei Kikuchi and the absence of Ryu Hyun-jin in the first half. A $100 million contract isn’t that big of a deal in the major leagues, but it’s an important contract for Toronto.
Such Bassett only had an average ERA of 5.60 with 1 win and 1 loss in 5 demonstration games. He allowed 21 hits, 2 homers, 8 walks and 11 runs in 17⅔ innings, with a batting average of 0.300 and a WHIP of 1.42. Even in the regular season, I am still anxious. In his three-day debut against the St. Louis Cardinals, he allowed 9 runs on 10 hits (4 home runs) in 3⅓ innings.
Against the Los Angeles Angels on the 8th, he gave up 3 runs (2 earned) with 3 hits, 5 strikeouts and 5 walks in 6 innings. And until today, it seems to be finding stability for two consecutive games. He uses a variety of fastballs, including four-seam, sinker, and cutter, as well as a changeup and sweeper. However, it is true that his fastball velocity is in the low 90s, so he cannot overwhelm hitters. He only took 93 or 94 mph once or twice. 안전놀이터
On this day, cutter and curve commands were fine. Although the lost pitch went to the front of the fielder and caught an outcount, he established a quality start for two consecutive games while designing an efficient pitch mainly for pitches that worked well. He also struck out 7 times.
However, his earned run average is still 7.63, as his debut was so sluggish. On a day like this, if the batters supported him hotly and even accumulated a multiplier, he could gain more momentum as a basset. However, on this day, the Toronto lineup only scored one run even after hitting eight. Only Bo Bisset had two hits. Bassit is on a slight upward trend, but it is difficult to see it as a satisfactory April.