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Chad Bettis | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Colorado Rockies
Age / DOB:  (27) / 4/26/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Texas Tech
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 2 (0) / COL
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Chad Bettis said Tuesday on MLB Network Radio on Sirius XM that he's cancer-free.
Great news. Bettis underwent surgery in late November for testicular cancer, but he said Tuesday that he's "feeling great" and "ready to push forward." If all goes well, he should begin 2017 in the Rockies' rotation. Bettis, who turns 28 in April, posted a 4.79 ERA over 32 starts in 2016. Jan 4 - 12:20 PM

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Chad Bettis said in a statement to ESPN that he recently underwent surgery for testicular cancer.

Bettis was diagnosed after his doctor noticed an abnormality during an appointment and he had one of his testicles removed on November 29. The good news is that Bettis has been told that the cancer was isolated and did not spread. He expects to be ready for spring training and contribute as a member of the Rockies' rotation in 2017. "My understanding is that I will be physically ready to have a normal spring training, and I greatly look forward to the upcoming season," said Bettis. Bettis, who turns 28 in April, posted a 4.79 ERA over 32 starts this past season.
Source: ESPN.com
Tue, Dec 13, 2016 08:52:00 AM

Chad Bettis gave up just one run over 6 2/3 innings in a 4-1 victory over the Brewers on Friday.

Bettis gave up eight hits and walked three (two of them intentional), so the Brewers had some chances here, but the only run scored on a solo homer off the bat of Chris Carter in the fourth inning. He fanned five in the victory and will finish the year at 14-8 with a 4.79 ERA and 138/59 K/BB ratio over 186 innings. His fantasy upside is limited in his situation, but he has proven to be a useful starter for Colorado.
Fri, Sep 30, 2016 11:14:00 PM

Chad Bettis was demolished for seven runs -- five earned -- over 4 2/3 innings in a loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

He can't blame this one on Coors Field either. He struggled to throw strikes, walking four on 105 pitches in the short and ugly outing. He gave up eight hits and struck out three. Bettis gave up four runs in the second inning, two more in the fourth and was chased after giving up an RBI single to opposing pitcher Clayton Kershaw in the fifth. His record falls to 13-8 with a 4.92 ERA in 179 1/3 innings.
Sun, Sep 25, 2016 12:52:00 AM

Chad Bettis picked up his 13th victory of the season on Sunday, limiting the Padres to three runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings.

Bettis punched out three and issued just one walk on the afternoon. He allowed just a solo home run to Adam Rosales through the first five innings, then the Padres tacked on a pair while chasing him in the sixth. He'll carry a 4.79 ERA and 1.37 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.
Sun, Sep 18, 2016 07:36:00 PM

Chad Bettis pitched well in a no-decision against the Padres on Sunday, allowing just two runs on four hits over seven strong innings of work.

The right-hander racked up five strikeouts on the afternoon while issuing only one free pass. All of the damage against him came in the sixth inning, where Wil Myers tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Yangervis Solarte. He'll look to carry over this fine performance when he takes on these same Padres at home on Sunday.
Sun, Sep 11, 2016 07:59:00 PM

Chad Bettis notched his first career complete game and shutout Monday, holding the Giants to just two hits in a 6-0 victory.

Bettis was marvelous in this one, striking out seven, walking no one and yielding just a single to Eduardo Nunez in the fifth and a double to Trevor Brown in the sixth. He needed only 103 pitches to complete the gem. It's been an ugly season for Bettis, who still has a 4.88 ERA after Monday's outing. He's been excellent each of the last two times out, though, and will try to keep it going this weekend in San Diego.
Mon, Sep 5, 2016 07:09:00 PM

Chad Bettis was marvelous in Sunday's win over the Nationals, allowing two runs on five hits over seven innings.

Bettis struck out six and walked one on the afternoon. Both runs on his line scored via solo homers. Trea Turner and Wilson Ramos burned him in the first and seventh innings, respectively. Despite Sunday's fine overall results, the 27-year-old right-hander still holds a 5.17 ERA and 1.48 WHIP for the season as a whole. A home start against the Diamondbacks shows next on his schedule.
Sun, Aug 28, 2016 06:19:00 PM

Chad Bettis didn't bring his control with him to Milwaukee on Monday, walking seven batters and yielding four runs -- three earned -- over five frames.

That he was able to make it through five innings was a minor miracle, as he needed 111 pitches while battling control problems. Bettis gave up four hits, including a home run. After a nice finish to 2015, Bettis has really taken a step back this season with a 5.29 ERA and 1.51 WHIP across 26 starts. He'll try for better results this weekend in Washington.
Mon, Aug 22, 2016 10:42:00 PM

Chad Bettis allowed two runs over three innings in a rain-shortened start against the Nationals on Tuesday.

Saved by the rain, as they say, somewhere, probably, as Bettis was on his way to a poor outing before a two-hour, five-minute rain delay ended his night prematurely. He had already given up five hits and a walk in his three innings of work. Because it was something closer to a long relief appearance, the 27-year-old could presumably be used sooner than his next scheduled start set for Monday, but the Rox may also opt to keep him on that schedule. That Monday start would come against the Brewers in Milwaukee.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 01:53:00 AM

Chad Bettis gave up three runs on seven hits spread across six innings to earn a win over the Marlins on Saturday.

He survived a mammoth 495-foot solo home run from Giancarlo Stanton that actually put the Marlins ahead 3-2 in the fifth inning before the Rockies scored seven times in the next frame. The win moves his record to 10-6 with a 5.13 ERA. This was his sixth consecutive quality start. He has a tough challenge in his next start at Texas on Thursday afternoon.
Sun, Aug 7, 2016 12:10:00 AM

Chad Bettis turned in a quality start in Sunday's loss to the Mets, yielding three runs on five hits over six innings.

Bettis struck out eight and walked two on the afternoon. The Mets tapped him for solitary runs in each of the first three innings before he settled down to shut them out over his final three frames. He has now tossed five consecutive quality starts and will try to make it six straight when he carries his 5.16 ERA and 1.44 WHIP into a home date with the Marlins next time out.
Sun, Jul 31, 2016 05:53:00 PM

Chad Bettis held the Orioles to two runs in six innings on Tuesday to improve to 9-6 on the season.

Bettis still has a 5.21 ERA on the season, but this makes four quality starts in a row for him. He's worked six innings in 16 of his 21 starts, which is quite a feat for a Rockies pitcher.
Tue, Jul 26, 2016 10:17:00 PM

Chad Bettis struck out seven while allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings Saturday against the Braves.

Bettis gave up six hits and walked three in the no-decision. The right-hander owns a 5.55 ERA and 1.49 WHIP through 19 starts this year. A rematch with the Braves looms on Thursday.
Sat, Jul 16, 2016 10:58:00 PM

Chad Bettis pitched well in Thursday's win over the Phillies, yielding just two runs on seven hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Bettis struck out five and walked one in the victory. The ghost of Ryan Howard burned him for both runs on his line, smacking a solo home run in the second inning and an RBI single in the fourth. This was a fine performance by the 27-year-old right-hander, but his season as a whole has been far more rocky. He will enter the All-Star break the owner of a 5.65 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 78/25 K/BB ratio across 102 innings. He has allowed five or more earned runs in five of his 18 outings.
Thu, Jul 7, 2016 11:39:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tony Wolters
2Tom Murphy
3Dustin Garneau
1B1Ian Desmond
2Gerardo Parra
2B1DJ LeMahieu
2Alexi Amarista
SS1Trevor Story
2Cristhian Adames
3Pat Valaika
3B1Nolan Arenado
LF1David Dahl
2Stephen Cardullo
3Chris Denorfia
CF1Charlie Blackmon
2Raimel Tapia
RF1Carlos Gonzalez
2Jordan Patterson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Gray
2Chad Bettis
3Tyler Anderson
4Tyler Chatwood
5Jeff Hoffman
6German Marquez
7Yency Almonte
8Shane Carle
9Zach Jemiola
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Adam Ottavino
2Jake McGee
3Mike Dunn
4Jason Motte
5Chad Qualls
6Scott Oberg
7Chris Rusin
8Jordan Lyles
9Carlos Estevez
10Eddie Butler
11Jairo Diaz
12Rayan Gonzalez
13Sam Moll
14Matt Carasiti