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Jesse Chavez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Oakland Athletics
Age / DOB:  (31) / 8/21/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 160
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Jesse Chavez didn't pitch well but got a victory anyway, giving up five runs over five innings in an 8-6 win over the Rangers.
The A's were down 5-2 after Chavez threw his final pitch of the evening, but the offense stormed back with four runs in the sixth and another two tallies in the seventh. The righty served up eight hits, walked two and struck out three. Chavez was lucky to pick up a win in this one, but with a 4-6 record and 2.90 ERA, he was due. He'll get the Royals on Sunday. Jun 23 - 11:54 PM

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Jesse Chavez pitched a superb game in Wednesday's 16-2 win over the Padres, striking out 11 over seven innings of one-run ball.

Chavez was playing with a 4-0 lead after one inning and he didn't allow that to go to waste. He limited the Padres to just three hits. The lone run to score against him came when he served up a solo homer to Alexi Amarista in the sixth inning. While his record sits at just 3-6, Chavez is the owner of a 2.52 ERA and 1.09 WHIP and has pitched very well since entering the A's rotation. He'll try to keep on this winning track when he takes to the road against the Rangers in his next start.
Jun 18 - 1:23 AM

Jesse Chavez allowed four earned runs in five innings Saturday as the A's fell to the Red Sox.

Hanley Ramirez hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the first inning and Boston poured on two more runs with some station-to-station baseball in the bottom of the third. Chavez gave up 10 total hits and walked one. He still has a cool 2.51 ERA and 1.13 WHIP, but the right-hander stands 2-6 for the 23-35 Athletics. Chavez faces the Angels on the road next.
Jun 6 - 7:21 PM

Jesse Chavez pitched superbly across eight innings in a 3-0 win over the Yankees on Sunday.

Chavez scattered seven hits, struck out six and did not walk a batter during his eight innings on the mound. With the stellar outing, he improved to 2-5 and now holds a 2.11 ERA and 1.04 WHIP. He'll face the Red Sox at Fenway in his next start as he tries to pick up his third win.
May 31 - 6:35 PM

Jesse Chavez wasn't provided any run support, taking the loss despite holding the Tigers to an unearned run over eight innings.

Chavez allowed a first-inning run on a Rajai Davis sacrifice fly and it turned out to be the game-deciding run as the A's fell 1-0. Chavez gave up only five hits and a pair of walks while striking out four. The right-hander is 1-5 since entering the Athletics' rotation in late April, but has a 2.80 ERA with a 36/14 K/BB ratio in 45 innings as a starter. Chavez will try to get back in the win column over the weekend at home against the Yankees.
May 27 - 1:08 AM

Bill Shaikin of the Los Angeles Times reports that the Dodgers and Athletics discussed a trade involving Jesse Chavez over the offseason.

They could wind up revisiting the talks, as the A's have baseball's worst record and the Dodgers are in need of rotation help following season-ending injuries to Brandon McCarthy (elbow) and Hyun-Jin Ryu (shoulder). Chavez began the season in Oakland's bullpen but joined the rotation late last month and has posted a 2.89 ERA and 41/13 K/BB ratio over 43 2/3 innings. The Dodgers are also known to have engaged in trade discussions with the Phillies over the winter regarding Cole Hamels, so it's possible they'll try to reel in a bigger fish than Chavez.
May 24 - 1:41 PM

Jesse Chavez allowed two earned runs in six innings Saturday in a no-decision against the White Sox.

Chavez gave up eight hits and walked two in the good-but-not-great outing. He struck out three. The right-hander has an impressive 2.63 ERA, 1.12 WHIP, and 35/12 K/BB ratio in 37 2/3 innings this season with the A's and should have a long leash by now on his rotation spot. Chavez will take on the Rays at Tropicana Field next week.
May 17 - 12:24 AM

Jesse Chavez provided a serviceable effort against the Mariners on Sunday, allowing four runs on five hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Chavez struck out seven and walked two in the contest. Up against Felix Hernandez, he needed a sharp effort, but he couldn't quite match the King pitch-for-pitch and fell to 1-3. The fourth inning was a tough one for Chavez, as he served up a pair of doubles to account for three runs. He would allow another run in the fifth on a Robinson Cano sacrifice fly to finish off the scoring on his line. Chavez now holds a cool 2.56 ERA and 1.01 WHIP to go with a 32/10 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 innings. He'll face the White Sox in his next start.
May 10 - 6:56 PM

Jesse Chavez kept the Twins largely under wraps Tuesday, allowing only an unearned run over 7 1/3 innings in the Athletics' 2-1 victory.

Chavez gave the Twins nothing all night, surrendering only four singles and one walk in the outing. He struck out seven on the evening. Things got a little dicey -- an error led to a run and Tyler Clippard had to work out of a jam in the eighth inning to retain the lead -- but the A's held on to give Chavez his first win. He'll try to keep his strong start to the season going Sunday at the Mariners.
May 6 - 12:14 AM

Jesse Chavez was hit hard in a losing effort against the Angels on Thursday afternoon, surrendering four runs on seven hits over his five innings.

Chavez punched out five on the day while walking three. He seemed to tire a bit as the game wore on, with most of the damage against him coming in a three-run uprising in the fifth inning. Even with the rough outing, Chavez sports a 2.55 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 18/7 K/BB ratio over 17 2/3 innings on the season. He'll look to get in the win column for the first time when he does battle against the Twins in Minnesota on Tuesday.
Apr 30 - 7:09 PM

Jesse Chavez will take Kendall Graveman's spot in the Athletics' rotation.

It was the presumed move after Graveman was sent down Sunday. Chavez was mostly very good as a starter for the A's last season (3.44 ERA) and allowed just one run and one hit over six frames in a spot start last week. He should be owned in AL-only formats and deeper mixed leagues.
Apr 26 - 1:20 PM

Jesse Chavez limited the Angels to two runs -- one earned -- and one hit over six innings in his spot start Thursday.

Chavez was excellent as a starter in the first half of last season, but the A's elected to go young rather than keep him in that role to start this year. Maybe they'll change things up if Kendall Graveman isn't better next time out. If Chavez does land a rotation spot, he'd be at least a streaming option in mixed leagues.
Apr 23 - 9:54 PM

Jesse Chavez allowed just one unearned run over six innings of work in Wednesday's start against the Angels.

Chavez gave up only three hits and a walk while striking out six. He ends his spring having allowed eight earned runs over 22 innings (3.27 ERA) with an 18/5 K/BB ratio. As Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports, despite Chavez's productive Cactus League showing, he is headed to the bullpen. He hasn't yet been informed yet but said "the writing's on the wall".
Apr 1 - 5:37 PM

Jesse Chavez pitched well in Friday's Cactus League start against the Rockies, surrendering two runs on six hits over his four frames.

Chavez racked up five strikeouts on the afternoon without issuing a walk. He seems to be penciled into one of the final spots in the A's starting rotation to begin the season, though he faces stiff competition from Drew Pomeranz and Kendall Graveman.
Mar 21 - 2:25 PM

Jesse Chavez allowed two runs on five hits over 4 1/3 innings in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Giants.

Chavez struggled out of the gate, allowing both runs on a Casey McGehee double, but he settled down to limit the damage the rest of the way. The right-hander struck out four in the outing. Chavez fell out of favor down the stretch last season but has an inside track on a starting job, at least initially, this year.
Mar 14 - 7:15 PM

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LF1Coco Crisp
2Mark Canha
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S1Sonny Gray
2Scott Kazmir
3Jesse Hahn
4Jesse Chavez
5Kendall Graveman
6Jarrod Parker
7Chris Bassitt
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R1Sean Doolittle
2Tyler Clippard
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4Edward Mujica
5Fernando Abad
6Evan Scribner
7Taylor Thompson
8Fernando Rodriguez
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