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Jesse Chavez | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: Los Angeles Angels
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 175
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Riverside CC (CA)
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 42 (0) / TEX
Contract: view contract details

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Jesse Chavez allowed five runs over four innings in a no-decision Thursday against the Yankees.
Chavez gave up seven hits, including an Aaron Judge three-run homer, and walked two in the start. The Angels actually came back to win the game by a decent margin, but the 33-year-old couldn't stick around long enough to earn his sixth win. He's been up and down, but mostly down, through 16 appearances, including 15 starts, this year, posting a 5.15 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 85 2/3 innings of work, but with the recent release of Doug Fister it at least seems like the Angels don't have many better options to replace Chavez in the rotation. An interleague date with the "crosstown" Dodgers awaits Tuesday. Jun 23 - 12:40 AM

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Jesse Chavez allowed two earned runs while scattering nine hits over seven innings in a loss Friday against the Royals.

Chavez posted his first quality start in three June outings, and he didn't allow a walk for the first time in five appearances. However, while there was a lack of run support, he allowed a season-high nine hits to dig his own grave. He'll look to get back into the win column Thursday at N.Y. Yankees.
Jun 17 - 4:03 AM

Jesse Chavez yielded six runs on four hits over 3 2/3 innings in Sunday's win over the Astros.

Chavez struck out three and walked four in what devolved into a dismal afternoon's work. Three of the six runs on his line scored on the home run, with Georgia Springer taking him deep for a two-run shot in the third inning and Yuli Gurriel rocking a solo shot off the veteran in the fourth. Chavez will bring a 5.06 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into a home start against the Royals next time he to the mound.
Jun 11 - 7:21 PM

Jesse Chavez won after allowing two runs over 5 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Tigers.

Chavez has been the adequate fifth starter the Angels wanted him to be when they gave him $5.75 million as a free agent over the winter; he's currently 5-6 with a 4.56 ERA. Next up for him is a showdown with the Astros in Houston, which might not be so good for his ERA.
Jun 6 - 11:00 PM

Jesse Chavez yielded one run over seven innings Wednesday in a no-decision versus the Braves.

The lone run came on Matt Kemp's homer in the second. Chavez had given up five runs in back-to-back starts, so he needed this. His ERA dropped from 5.09 to 4.68. Still, he's now given up a homer in eight straight starts.
Jun 1 - 1:49 AM

Jesse Chavez was knocked around for five runs over 3 2/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins on Friday.

It was his shortest start of the season. Chavez gave up eight hits, including a long two-run homer to Giancarlo Stanton and a solo blast to J.T. Realmuto. He has now allowed 13 home runs in just 58 1/3 innings this season to go along with a 5.09 ERA. His fantasy appeal continues to be limited.
May 27 - 12:07 AM

Jesse Chavez got a win Sunday despite allowing five earned runs over 5 2/3 innings versus the Mets.

Chavez struck out four and didn't issue a walk, but he surrendered seven hits -- including three home runs -- while failing to make it out of the sixth inning. He was backed by 12 runs from the Anaheim offense. Chavez will carry a 4-5 record and 4.61 ERA into his next start on the road versus the Marlins.
May 21 - 4:45 PM

Jesse Chavez surrendered two runs on three hits over 5 2/3 innings in Wednesday's loss to the A's.

Chavez struck out five and walked one on the afternoon. Both runs on his line scored when he coughed up a two-run home run to Chad Pinder with nobody out in the fifth inning. The veteran right-hander has pitched to a 4.29 ERA and 1.29 WHIP through seven starts (eight total appearances). A home date with the White Sox shows next on his schedule.
May 10 - 7:11 PM

Jesse Chavez allowed four earned runs, eight hits and two walks with three strikeouts over six innings in a loss Saturday at Texas.

Chavez threw just 60 of his 97 pitches for strikes. The veteran right-hander had recorded two straight quality starts entering play but he struggled with his location in this outing. He'll look to bounce back next Friday against Dallas Keuchel and the Astros.
Apr 30 - 12:13 AM

Jesse Chavez pitched six innings of one-run ball for a victory over the Blue Jays on Monday.

The Jays acquired Chavez a year ago, but they buried him in the pen and traded him to the Dodgers at midseason. Back in the rotation now, he's 2-3 with a 4.13 ERA, though that ERA improves to 3.13 if one throws out his emergency relief appearance in the 13th inning Friday. He'll face the Rangers next time out.
Apr 25 - 1:48 AM

Needed in relief, Jesse Chavez took a loss after giving up three runs in the 13th inning Friday against the Blue Jays.

Chavez had been scheduled to start Sunday, but the Angels have the flexibility to pitch Ricky Nolasco on normal rest then. We're guessing Chavez will start Monday in the finale of the four-game series instead.
Apr 22 - 4:01 AM

Jesse Chavez yielded two runs in seven innings Monday in a loss to the Astros.

Angels starters aren't getting a lot of help at the moment. In fact, Chavez has the lone win from any of the team's starting pitchers this year; it came April 7 against the Mariners. He's 1-2 with a 4.24 ERA.
Apr 17 - 11:43 PM

Jesse Chavez lost to the Rangers after surrendering five runs in 4 1/3 innings Wednesday.

Chavez, who beat the Mariners last week in his Angels debut, gave up a pair of homers in this one. While he's likely to be a decent fifth starter for the Angels, at least for the first three or four months, there's little fantasy value to be had here.
Apr 13 - 1:26 AM

Jesse Chavez won in his Angels debut after holding the Mariners to one run in 5 2/3 innings Friday.

Chavez's ability to hold up for six months as a starting pitcher is in doubt, but he should be decent enough for the first half at least. He allowed four hits, walked one and struck out six in this one.
Apr 8 - 1:52 AM

Jesse Chavez spun six scoreless frames in a 4-2 victory over the Diamondbacks on Monday in the Cactus League.

It was a strong outing against most of the Diamondbacks’ regulars. Chavez gave up just three hits on the afternoon and walked none while striking out three. The 33-year-old owns a 2.51 ERA and 12/0 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings this spring and has assured himself of a rotation spot. While Chavez pitched exclusively in relief last year between the Blue Jays and Dodgers, there could be some appeal here in deeper fantasy formats.
Mar 27 - 7:43 PM

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1B1Luis Valbuena
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2B1Danny Espinosa
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
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CF1Mike Trout
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RF1Kole Calhoun
DH1Albert Pujols
Starting Pitcher
S1Garrett Richards
2Ricky Nolasco
3Matt Shoemaker
4Tyler Skaggs
5Jesse Chavez
6Nick Tropeano
7Andrew Heaney
8J.C. Ramirez
9Alex Meyer
Relief Pitcher
R1Bud Norris
2Cam Bedrosian
3Huston Street
4Andrew Bailey
5Jose Alvarez
6Blake Parker
7Yusmeiro Petit
8David Hernandez
9Keynan Middleton
10Mike Morin