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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 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

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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

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

Depth Charts

C1Martin Maldonado
2Juan Graterol
1B1Luis Valbuena
2Jefry Marte
2B1Danny Espinosa
2Cliff Pennington
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Nolan Fontana
3B1Yunel Escobar
LF1Cameron Maybin
2Ben Revere
CF1Mike Trout
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
R1Cam Bedrosian
2Huston Street
3Andrew Bailey
4Bud Norris
5Jose Alvarez
6Blake Parker
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Deolis Guerra
9David Hernandez
10Keynan Middleton
11Mike Morin
12Brooks Pounders