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Chad Bettis | Starting Pitcher

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (26) / 4/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chad Bettis (elbow) threw a bullpen session on Tuesday.
It was his first time throwing from the bump since he went on the disabled list over two weeks ago with right elbow inflammation. Bettis will throw off a mound again Friday before hopefully being cleared for a rehab assignment. "It was just something that flared up," Bettis said. "Now that we have a better understanding of how to go about this for myself and my career, to make sure I'm taking care of it, it's not going to be an issue." Aug 4 - 9:51 PM

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An MRI on Chad Bettis' right elbow showed no major damage.

Bettis was placed on the 15-day disabled list July 19 with elbow inflammation. It sounds like the 26-year-old right-hander will be fine to return in a couple of weeks.
Jul 21 - 5:42 PM

Rockies placed RHP Chad Bettis on the 15-day disabled list with right elbow inflammation.

Bettis posted a quality start on Saturday versus the Padres but complained of fatigue in his elbow after the outing. It doesn't sound like a major concern, but he'll be given at least a couple weeks off. Jon Gray would seem to be the most likely candidate to take Bettis' spot in the rotation.
Jul 19 - 1:50 PM

Chad Bettis surrendered three earned runs over six innings Saturday as the Rockies fell to the Padres.

Bettis walked three and gave up three hits, including a solo shot to light-hitting Padres catcher Austin Hedges. He didn't factor into the decision -- Christian Friedrich took the loss. Bettis will carry a 5-4 record, 4.88 ERA, and 1.40 WHIP into his next start at home against the Reds.
Jul 18 - 11:43 PM

Chad Bettis posted a quality start in Sunday's win over the Braves when he allowed three runs on six hits over six innings.

Bettis struck out eight against a whopping five walks, but despite his sketchy control, he was mostly effective in improving to 5-4 on the season. All three runs scored in the sixth inning. Those would be the only runs the Braves scored in the entire game. Bettis holds a lackluster 4.91 ERA and 1.44 WHIP, though in fairness, much of that came via a throttling by the Angels in his last start, when the 26-year-old right-hander allowed 10 runs in just 2 1/3 innings.
Jul 12 - 7:47 PM

Chad Bettis played gracious host to the Angels on Tuesday, allowing 10 runs over 2 1/3 innings in defeat.

Bettis was especially generous with the gopher ball, giving up four homers among his eight hits allowed. Prior to Tuesday, he'd only allowed four homers all season. The start predictably did a number on his ERA, raising it from 3.67 to 4.95. The loss dropped him to 4-4 through 11 starts. He'll make one more start before the All-Star break, taking on the Braves on Sunday.
Jul 8 - 12:23 AM

Chad Bettis allowed three runs over 5 2/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the Athletics.

Bettis did well to limit the damage, giving up seven hits -- four of which went for extra bases -- and four walks in the outing. Still, he was on the wrong side of the affair, dropping to 4-3 on the year. The right-hander will carry a 3.67 ERA and 1.30 WHIP into Tuesday's meeting with the Angels.
Jul 1 - 6:54 PM

Chad Bettis allowed three runs over six innings in a win against the Giants on Friday.

Bettis gave up a homer to Andrew Susac tonight, so he's now allowed four longballs in three starts after not giving up a one in his first six. He did solid work anyway, but we're not liking the trend.
Jun 27 - 1:58 AM

Chad Bettis tossed 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball Saturday in the Rockies' win over the Brewers.

The one run he allowed was on an Adam Lind homer in the top of the sixth inning. Bettis then ran into trouble in the top of the seventh, but reliever Tommy Kahnle pitched out of it by inducing an inning-ending double play from Jonathan Lucroy. Bettis now stands 3-2 with a 3.44 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, and 43/15 K/BB ratio in 49 1/3 innings. Not bad for a Colorado starting pitcher.
Jun 20 - 6:46 PM

Chad Bettis was touched up for five runs over five innings in Monday's loss to the Astros.

He yielded seven hits -- including a pair of homers -- while walking two, needing 101 pitches to cover five frames. Bettis has struggled the last two times out after a nice three-start stretch, but he still sports a nifty 38/13 K/BB ratio over 43 1/3 innings. He'll try to bounce back this weekend against the Brewers.
Jun 15 - 11:53 PM

Chad Bettis allowed three runs over five innings Tuesday, taking the loss against the Cardinals.

Bettis was decent, striking out six while giving up six hits and two walks, but some unforced errors and a couple timely hits did him in. The loss was his first of the season, as he'd been 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA through his first five starts. Bettis will carry a 3.05 ERA and 1.17 WHIP into Monday's interleague tilt with the Astros.
Jun 10 - 6:13 PM

The Rockies have pushed Chad Bettis' next start back from Monday until Wednesday.

Giving him an extra day paves the way for David Hale to make another start for the Rockies on Monday. Bettis has been terrific since joining the Rockies rotation, and the extra days of rest should do well to keep him fresh.
Jun 6 - 1:04 PM

Chad Bettis pitched six innings and allowed two runs -- one earned -- in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Wednesday.

It's nice to see Bettis succeeding as a starter after being jerked around by the Rockies the previous couple of years, but it's still rather difficult to be optimistic about his fantasy prospects. He has Coors Field to deal with, he doesn't throw all that hard and he's not a particularly big strikeout guy. He might remain solid for the Rockies, but he shouldn't be a long-term NL-only guy.
Jun 4 - 4:06 AM

Chad Bettis was outstanding in Friday's victory over the Phillies, allowing just two hits over eight scoreless innings.

The right-hander punched out eight in the impressive outing and didn't issue a walk. He has been nothing short of spectacular in his last two outings, allowing just two runs over 15 1/3 innings and posting a 15/2 K/BB ratio. While he obviously won't continue at this pace and pitches his home games at Coors Field, he could be worth a look as a streaming option in NL-only or deeper mixed leagues.
May 29 - 9:51 PM

Chad Bettis was outstanding in Sunday's victory over the Giants, allowing just two runs on six hits over his 8 1/3 innings.

Bettis racked up seven strikeouts on the afternoon while walking two. The right-hander carried a shutout into the ninth inning before finally allowing a pair of runs to score. He'll carry a 4.19 ERA, 1.40 WHIP and 15/6 K/BB ratio into Saturday's start against the Phillies in Philadelphia.
May 24 - 9:28 PM

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C1Nick Hundley
2Michael McKenry
1B1Justin Morneau
2Ben Paulsen
2B1D.J. LeMahieu
2Daniel Descalso
SS1Jose Reyes
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1Corey Dickerson
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Brandon Barnes
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
Starting Pitcher
S1Jorge De La Rosa
2Kyle Kendrick
3Chad Bettis
4Chris Rusin
5David Hale
6Eddie Butler
7Jon Gray
8Jordan Lyles
9Tyler Anderson
Relief Pitcher
R1John Axford
2Boone Logan
3Rafael Betancourt
4Tommy Kahnle
5Brooks Brown
6Christian Friedrich
7Christian Bergman
8Yohan Flande
9Justin Miller
10Adam Ottavino