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Jesse Chavez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (30) / 8/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 160
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jesse Chavez continued his eye-opening start to the 2014 season, striking out nine and allowing only one earned run (two total) on four hits in a tough-luck no-decision against the Angels on Monday.
The right-hander walked zero over seven innings for the second consecutive outing. There's no other way to put it: Chavez's luck this season has been rotten. He's allowed only one earned run apiece in all three starts, totaling 20 innings, and has precisely zero wins to show for it despite Oakland's three victories. He owns a spectacular 1.35 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 22/2 K/BB rate thus far. Chavez's slate hasn't been overly difficult -- Mariners, Twins and Angels -- but these results demand mixed league attention. Not for nothing, Chavez has a spectacular matchup this weekend against the Astros. Apr 15 - 1:08 AM

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Jesse Chavez was robbed of a win for the second straight start Wednesday, tossing seven innings of one-run ball while striking out nine in a 7-4 extra-inning victory over the Twins.

Chavez served up a solo homer to Jason Kubel in the second but was otherwise in control, giving up five singles with no walks. The right-hander was in line for the victory before the A's blew a two-run lead in the ninth. Chavez boasts a 1.38 ERA and 13/2 K/BB ratio over his first 13 innings this season, putting him on the radar in mixed leagues. He'll get the Angels in Anaheim next week.
Apr 9 - 5:24 PM

Jesse Chavez looked solid in a no-decision on Thursday against the Mariners, allowing two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and two talks.

He struck out four. Chavez opened the season as Oakland's No. 4 starter despite having made only two starts in his six-year career. The 30-year-old Californian looked destined to wash out of the majors after he posted a 5.99 ERA between 2008-2012, the first five seasons of his career. Things got so bad that the Blue Jays simply accepted cash from the A's for his services in August 2012. Chavez has discovered whatever he was missing when he slipped on the green and gold, parlaying a good 2013 season as a reliever into a starting gig when Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin went down. He's a useful AL-only piece, and has a spectacular matchup next time out in Minnesota.
Apr 4 - 2:16 AM

Jesse Chavez took a no-hitter into the sixth inning Friday in Oakland's 4-1 win over San Francisco.

Chavez left after allowing one hit in 5 1/3 innings, which was more than good enough to get him his fifth spring victory. He'll open up as Oakland's No. 3 starter, making him a nice play in AL-only leagues.
Mar 29 - 1:52 AM

Jesse Chavez was hit hard in Sunday's loss to the Cubs, surrendering five runs on seven hits over his 5 2/3 innings of work.

Even with the poor line, he still showed his promise by punching out six and walking just one. All of the damage came in a five-run uprising in the sixth inning, where he allowed back-to-back homers to Junior Lake and Luis Valbuena. He still owns a 2.74 ERA and a 20/5 K/BB ratio over 23 innings.
Mar 23 - 10:49 PM

Jesse Chavez allowed two runs in 4 2/3 innings during Tuesday's start against the White Sox.

Both runs came on solo home runs to Conor Gillaspie and Tyler Flowers. As a result of injuries to Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin, Chavez will start the season in the starting rotation, despite having made only two starts in his six-year career.
Mar 18 - 6:56 PM

Athletics manager Bob Melvin confirmed Tuesday that Jesse Chavez will begin the season in the starting rotation.

An expected move after the recent injuries to Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin. Chavez enjoyed success out of the A's bullpen last season, but he owns a 5.48 ERA in the majors and all but two of his 191 career appearances at the big league level have come in relief. While he's been impressive this spring, he's not a recommended option outside of AL-only leagues.
Mar 18 - 12:25 PM

Jesse Chavez is expected to open the season in the Athletics' rotation following the injuries to Jarrod Parker (forearm) and A.J. Griffin (elbow).

Chavez has looked great this spring, tossing 12 2/3 scoreless innings with a 12/2 K/BB ratio. He put up a 3.92 ERA in 35 relief appearances for the A's last season but had a 2.70 mark in five starts at the Triple-A level. Chavez isn't worth a look in fantasy outside of AL-only formats.
Mar 14 - 3:39 PM

Athletics and RHP Jesse Chavez avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $775,000 contract.

Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors provided the contract terms. Chavez, 30, was arbitration-eligible for the first time this winter after posting a 3.92 ERA and 55/20 K/BB ratio over 57 1/3 innings in 2013.
Jan 7 - 1:26 PM

Jesse Chavez earned a four-inning save in Sunday's victory over the Royals.

Chavez allowed no runs on three hits and a walk, striking out four. It was the reliever's first career save. Despite enjoying a nice campaign -- 3.16 ERA and 1.05 WHIP over 31 1/3 frames -- don't expect Chavez to earn another in 2013.
Sun, Jul 7, 2013 08:15:00 PM

Jesse Chavez earned the win in Thursday's 18-inning victory over the Yankees, striking out seven over 5 2/3 scoreless innings.

He gave up just one hit and walked two, with one of them being intentional. Chavez had been dealing with some minor pectoral soreness, but obviously he's fine. He boats a 1.83 ERA and 0.97 WHIP out of the A's bullpen this season.
Fri, Jun 14, 2013 08:17:00 AM

Jesse Chavez is dealing with a minor pectoral issue.

It sounds like a day-to-day situation. Chavez, who has a 2.57 ERA and 1.14 WHIP over nine games this season, should be available out of the bullpen shortly.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 07:32:00 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Jesse Chavez from Triple-A Sacramento.

Chavez has allowed four runs (three earned) over 4 1/3 innings with the A's this season. He'll operate in middle relief.
Fri, May 10, 2013 05:38:00 PM

Athletics optioned RHP Jesse Chavez to Triple-A Sacramento.

He was sent down to make room for Monday's starter, Dan Straily, on the active roster. Chavez has allowed four runs (three earned) in 4 1/3 innings of work with the A's this season. He'll likely bounce back and forth from the majors to the minors throughout the summer.
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 04:53:00 PM

Athletics recalled RHP Jesse Chavez from Triple-A Sacramento.

Chavez will work in middle relief for Oakland. The 29-year-old right-hander has a 5.99 career ERA in the bigs.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 04:31:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1John Jaso
2Derek Norris
1B1Daric Barton
2B1Eric Sogard
2Alberto Callaspo
3Nick Punto
SS1Jed Lowrie
2Jake Elmore
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Coco Crisp
2Craig Gentry
3Sam Fuld
RF1Josh Reddick
DH1Brandon Moss
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3A.J. Griffin
4Dan Straily
5Jesse Chavez
6Tommy Milone
7Jarrod Parker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Ryan Cook
3Luke Gregerson
4Sean Doolittle
5Dan Otero
6Eric O'Flaherty
7Drew Pomeranz
8Fernando Abad
9Fernando Rodriguez