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Jhoulys Chacin | Starting Pitcher | #46

Team: San Diego Padres
Age / DOB:  (29) / 1/7/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2004 / UDFA / COL
Contract: view contract details

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Jhoulys Chacin will start Opening Day for the Padres.
Well, that is something. The Padres could have one of the worst rotations we've seen in a long time, so Chacin is the best option on the board. He'll be followed by Clayton Richard and Jered Weaver. The Padres have yet to make a final decision beyond that, but we will likely see plenty of names shuffled in and out all year. Mar 28 - 12:45 PM

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Jhoulys Chacin allowed two runs (one earned) over 4 1/3 innings Friday against the Rangers.

Both runs scored in his final inning of work. Chacin gave up four hits and walked four while striking out six batters, so he was at 91 pitches when he got pulled. After finishing strong with the Angels last season, Chacin increasingly looks like the frontrunner to start Opening Day for the Padres. It’s going to be a long year in San Diego.
Mar 24 - 7:17 PM

Padres manager Andy Green listed Jhoulys Chacin, Jered Weaver and Clayton Richard as candidates to start on Opening Day.

The skipper also mentioned that others could work their way into the mix. Yes, the Padres rotation is going to be bad enough that they will pick one of the aforementioned trio to square off against Clayton Kershaw on April 3 at Dodger Stadium. The Padres could be historically bad in 2017.
Mar 10 - 11:51 AM

Jhoulys Chacin allowed one run in two innings Tuesday in his spring debut against the Giants.

Chacin had some real problems in the top of the first, but he rallied for a 1-2-3 second. The right-hander will soon depart Padres camp in Arizona to meet up with Team Venezuela for the first round World Baseball Classic. He is locked into a spot in the San Diego rotation after signing a one-year, $1.75 million free agent contract in December. That's big money among that group of starters.
Feb 28 - 5:52 PM

Jhoulys Chacin will pitch for Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.

The expectation is that he'll pitch as a starter during the tournament. Chacin recently signed a one-year, $1.75 million deal with the Padres and should have a rotation spot to begin the year. The 29-year-old had a 4.81 ERA and 119/55 K/BB ratio in 144 innings over 22 starts and 12 relief appearances last season between the Braves and Angels.
Jan 19 - 5:39 PM

Padres signed RHP Jhoulys Chacin to a one-year, $1.75 million contract.

The deal was agreed to on Saturday and then finalized Tuesday after Chacin passed his pre-signing physical. Chacin posted a rough 4.81 ERA in 144 innings (22 starts, 12 relief appearances) last season between the Braves and Angels, but the 28-year-old right-hander will be a candidate to serve as the Padres' Opening Day starter in 2017. That's how bad the rotation options are in San Diego. Chacin turns 29 years old in January.
Tue, Dec 20, 2016 05:10:00 PM

Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Padres have signed free-agent right-hander Jhoulys Chacin to a one-year, $1.75 million contract.

The deal is pending a physical. Chacin had an up-and-down season in 2016, going 6-8 with a 4.81 ERA over 34 appearances for the Angels and Braves. He's a decent flyer for a team in rebuilding mode. After some significant roster turnover, Chacin might end up being the Padres' Opening Day starter.
Sat, Dec 17, 2016 04:17:00 PM

Jhoulys Chacin dominated the Astros on Sunday, firing seven shutout frames in the Angels 8-1 win.

He struck out seven batters against one walk and four base hits -- all of which were singles. The Astros were powerless against him today. He finishes with a 6-8 record and a 4.81 ERA. It was a rollercoaster season for Chacin but there were more lows than highs. He split time between the Braves and Angels and between the bullpen and starting rotation. He struck out 119 batters and walked 55 in 144 innings.
Sun, Oct 2, 2016 06:54:00 PM

Jhoulys Chacin gave up two runs -- both unearned -- in six innings and did not factor into the decision in the Angels 10-4 victory over the Astros on Saturday.

He allowed four base hits, issued three free passes and punched out five in the game. Both runs the Astros scored against him came in the third inning without benefit of a hit. A George Springer line out was followed by a throwing error, two walks, a sacrifice fly and a run-scoring wild pitch by Chacin. His record holds at 5-8 but his ERA improves to 5.06 in 137 innings.
Sat, Sep 24, 2016 11:21:00 PM

Jhoulys Chacin held the Rangers to one run over five innings but took a no-decision on Monday.

He was inefficient, needing 91 pitches to get through his five frames, but Chacin was able to keep the Rangers mostly at bay. He gave up six hits, walked one and struck out three. Chacin has allowed one run in each of his starts since re-joining the Angels' rotation. He'll face the Astros next.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 12:11:00 AM

Jhoulys Chacin pitched six innings of one-run ball in a no-decision Wednesday against the Mariners.

Chacin, who had worked in relief his previous four outings, struck out five and walked none in lowering his ERA to 5.43. Because of the Angels' injuries, he'll likely finish out the season in the rotation.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 01:27:00 AM

Jhoulys Chacin hurled 5 2/3 shutout innings Sunday in the Angels' 2-0 win over the Yankees.

Chacin entered the game with a brutal 6.10 ERA and 1.60 WHIP, but the Yankees couldn't get anything going against him. He struck out four and scattered a walk and six hits over his 5 2/3 frames. Chacin's season ERA is now down to 5.61. How exciting.
Sun, Aug 21, 2016 06:29:00 PM

Jhoulys Chacin failed to impress in Tuesday's no-decision against the Mariners, surrendering four runs on seven hits over 4 2/3 innings.

Chacin managed just two strikeouts on the evening. The M's burned him in dribs and drabs, with an infield RBI single by Ketel Marte and a two-run single by Seth Smith in the second inning (plus an RBI single by Kyle Seager in the fifth) spelling the damage. In 76 2/3 innings since coming over from the Braves via trade, Chacin has pitched to a tough 6.10 ERA and 1.60 WHIP. A home start against the Yankees shows next on his schedule, assuming he remains in the rotation.
Wed, Aug 17, 2016 01:28:00 AM

Jhoulys Chacin was pounded by the Indians on Thursday, allowing six hits and seven runs over 1 1/3 innings before being removed.

Chacin, ironically enough, was inserted back into the rotation after Tim Lincecum was designated for assignment due to poor performance. Chacin didn't offer much hope for better days, yielding five runs in the first inning and two more before exiting in the second. He had been pitching fairly well in long relief prior to Thursday's disaster, and with few better options the Angels will likely stick with the 28-year-old in hopes he can right the ship. Chacin will carry a 5.84 ERA and 1.53 WHIP into Tuesday's start against the Mariners.
Thu, Aug 11, 2016 11:48:00 PM

Jhoulys Chacin will start for the Angels on Thursday in Cleveland.

He'll take over for Tim Lincecum, who has been sent to Triple-A Salt Lake. Chacin holds a 5.27 ERA and 1.46 WHIP in 15 starts and eight relief appearances this season with the Angels. Do not play him versus Cleveland.
Tue, Aug 9, 2016 06:07:00 PM

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1B1Wil Myers
2Jamie Romak
2B1Ryan Schimpf
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3Jose Pirela
SS1Erick Aybar
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LF1Alex Dickerson
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CF1Travis Jankowski
2Manuel Margot
RF1Hunter Renfroe
Starting Pitcher
S1Jered Weaver
2Jhoulys Chacin
3Clayton Richard
4Christian Friedrich
5Luis Perdomo
6Jarred Cosart
7Trevor Cahill
8Robbie Erlin
9Colin Rea
Relief Pitcher
R1Brandon Maurer
2Carter Capps
3Brad Hand
4Ryan Buchter
5Kevin Quackenbush
6Miguel Diaz
7Buddy Baumann
8Keith Hessler
9Jon Edwards
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