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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 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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According to Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register, Jesse Chavez has secured a spot in the Angels' Opening Day rotation.

The right-hander has pitched decently in Cactus League play, compiling a 4.32 ERA and 1.44 WHIP in 8 1/3 innings. He joins Garrett Richards, Matt Shoemaker and Ricky Nolasco as locks to start the season in the rotation, while the fifth spot could be a revolving door until Tyler Skaggs is ready.
Mar 25 - 9:00 AM

Jesse Chavez lasted 2 1/3 innings and gave up three runs (two earned) against the Cubs on Monday.

Chavez gave up seven hits, including a solo blast to Jason Heyward. It wasn’t a great outing, but his competition for the fifth spot in the rotation, Alex Meyer, didn’t even make it through an inning on Monday. He was charged with three runs on two hits (both extra-base hits) and four walks. He’ll need to do better to push Chavez for a spot.
Mar 6 - 8:40 PM

Jesse Chavez gave up one hit over two shutout innings Wednesday in the Angels' Cactus League win over the Rangers.

He notched three strikeouts and didn't walk anyone. Chavez retired four straight before allowing a one-out single to Rougned Odor in the second inning. His strikeout victims included Joey Gallo (shocker), Carlos Gomez and Nomar Mazara. Chavez worked exclusively as a reliever last season but is hoping to crack the Angels’ starting rotation this year. The 33-year-old had a good stretch for the A’s a few years ago but no longer carries any fantasy weight.
Mar 1 - 6:39 PM

Angels signed RHP Jesse Chavez to a one-year, $5.75 million contract.

He'll have the potential to earn up to an additional $3 million in incentives dependent on the number of starts that he makes. He's being penciled into an Angels rotation that includes Garrett Richards, Matt Shoemaker, Ricky Nolasco and Tyler Skaggs.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 07:55:00 PM

Jerry Crasnick of ESPN reports that the Angels have agreed to a one-year, $5.75 million deal with Jesse Chavez.

The veteran right-hander can also earn an additional $3 million in incentives. He is being signed as a starter, after working in a swing role for the past couple of years. The 33-year-old hurler posted a 4.43 ERA, 1.33 WHIP and 63/18 K/BB ratio across 67 innings between the Blue Jays and Dodgers in 2016.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 06:58:00 PM

Dodgers acquired RHP Jesse Chavez and cash considerations from the Blue Jays for RHP Mike Bolsinger.

The 32-year-old Chavez has posted a 4.57 ERA and 42/10 K/BB ratio out of Toronto's bullpen this season. He's making $4 million this season, so the Blue Jays picked up some of the tab in order to get the deal done.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 05:25:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers have acquired Jesse Chavez from the Blue Jays.

No word yet on what the Blue Jays will receive in return. Chavez, 32, has posted a 4.57 ERA and 42/10 K/BB ratio over 41 1/3 innings this season. He has exclusively pitched out of the bullpen this year, but he also offers starting experience.
Mon, Aug 1, 2016 03:41:00 PM

Jesse Chavez will receive a three-game suspension for his role in Sunday afternoon's fracas with the Rangers, per beat writer Shi Davidi of

Chavez was ejected immediately for throwing at Prince Fielder in the bottom of the eighth inning, after the nastiest part of the brawl had already unfolded. Chavez walked off the mound right away and probably knew more punishment would be coming from the commissioner's office. He will not appeal. The right-hander holds a sharp 3.14 ERA and 17/5 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings this season out of the Toronto bullpen.
Tue, May 17, 2016 05:31:00 PM

Jesse Chavez (back) won't be available for Thursday's game against the Orioles.

He's still battling a sore back. The Blue Jays are hoping he'll return this weekend against the Athletics. Chavez has been sidelined since April 15. He owns a 2.08 ERA over five appearances this year.
Thu, Apr 21, 2016 05:28:00 PM

Jesse Chavez (back) is unlikely to pitch in Wednesday's contest with the Orioles.

Chavez has not pitched since April 15. To this point, there has been no indication that his wonky back will be sending him to the disabled list. Per manager John Gibbons, closer Roberto Osuna will be available against the O's if needed.
Wed, Apr 20, 2016 06:04:00 PM

Jesse Chavez pitched two perfect innings and struck out three Monday in relief against the Phillies.

As suspected, Chavez's performance this spring was irrelevant to his cause; he was strictly the fallback if Aaron Sanchez failed to step up or if someone got hurt. Chavez will certainly make some starts at some point, but he'll find himself in middle relief initially.
Mon, Mar 28, 2016 03:56:00 PM

Jesse Chavez allowed one run in two innings if relief work Sunday against the Astros.

Chavez is competing with Aaron Sanchez and Drew Hutchison for the fifth spot in Toronto's rotation, but his performance this spring will mean a whole lot less for his chances of getting the job than that of the other two. After all, the Jays already know that Chavez is a perfectly solid starter or swingman. What they want to find out is whether Sanchez or Hutchison can be more than that.
Sun, Mar 6, 2016 04:16:00 PM

Jesse Chavez won his arbitration case against the Blue Jays and will make $4 million in 2016.

Chavez and the Jays were only $400,000 apart when submitting figures, so the Jays aren't hurt too badly by the right-hander winning here. The 32-year-old right-hander posted a 4.18 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 136/48 K/BB ratio over 157 innings for the Athletics in 2015. The signing leaves American League MVP Josh Donaldson as the only arbitration-eligible Blue Jay who remains unsigned.
Sat, Feb 6, 2016 12:36:00 PM

The Associated Press reports that the arbitration hearing between the Blue Jays and Jesse Chavez was heard on Friday, with a ruling expected on Saturday.

The two sides are only $400,000 apart, with Chavez requesting $4 million and the Jays countering at $3.6 million. Acquired via trade from the Athletics this winter, Chavez could function in a swingman role for the Blue Jays in 2016, depending on how they choose to proceed with Aaron Sanchez.
Source: Sportsnet
Sat, Feb 6, 2016 10:18:00 AM

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