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Tyler Chatwood | Starting Pitcher | #21

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/16/1989
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 200
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (0) / LAA
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Tyler Chatwood let in just one run in 5 1/3 innings but did not factor into the decision against the Braves on Wednesday.
He scattered four hits and two walks while notching two strikeouts in the solid outing. He gave up an RBI-single to Freddie Freeman in the first inning but was able to bear down from there on out. Chatwood has a fine 3.14 ERA with 40 strikeouts in 43 innings in his first season with the Cubs. There are storm clouds brewing though -- he's issued an astounding 34 walks already to lead the majors in that category. He's been able to limit the damage for now thanks to allowing just one longball on the season, but the walks are going to burn him badly eventually. May 16 - 11:59 PM

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Tyler Chatwood wasn't at his best on Friday, but still managed to defeat the White Sox, allowing two runs on three hits over his five innings of work.

The veteran right-hander issued five walks in the ballgame, but combated that by fanning six. The Cubs staked him to a large lead early in this one and all he needed to do was avoid a disaster to cruise to a victory. Now 3-3 on the season, he'll look to improve upon his 1.54 WHIP when he does battle against the upstart Braves in Atlanta on Wednesday.
May 11 - 8:46 PM

Tyler Chatwood allowed four runs -- three earned -- in four innings and took a no-decision against the Cardinals on Saturday.

He sailed through the first three frames unscathed before getting burned for a four-spot in the fourth inning. The first run scored on a sacrifice fly, the second run came in on a fielder's choice grounder and then Matt Carpenter smacked a two-run double to left field. Chatwood struggled to throw strikes today as evidenced by his five walks, but he fanned five too. He has been effective in his first season with the Cubs, carrying a 3.31 ERA into his next start against the cross-town rival White Sox on Friday.
May 5 - 6:14 PM

Tyler Chatwood tossed seven scoreless innings as the Cubs shut out the Brewers 2-0 on Sunday.

Chatwood scattered two hits and three walks, striking out four in the dominant outing. It was the second consecutive above-average performance for the 28-year-old, who is now 2-3 with a 2.83 ERA through five starts. A matchup with the division-rival Cardinals awaits Chatwood on Saturday.
Apr 29 - 6:09 PM

Tyler Chatwood was wild again with five walks but managed to hold the Indians to one run across six frames in Tuesday’s 10-3 win.

Chatwood as now issued a whopping 19 walks over 21 2/3 innings this season. He’s somehow managed to give up two runs or fewer in three of four outings despite all the free passes, but he’s not going to be able to sustain this pace. Chatwood takes on the Brewers at Wrigley on Sunday.
Apr 24 - 9:24 PM

Tyler Chatwood struck out seven and gave up just one hit but walked a whopping seven batters in Tuesday’s loss to the Cardinals.

It was really cold in Chicago, but we can’t say for sure that it had an effect on Chatwood’s control given his track record. The seven walks weren’t a career high, as he’s actually walked eight in a start on two occasions. The one hit Chatwood permitted was an RBI double to Matt Carpenter, and another run was charged to his ledger on an RBI groundout. Chatwood’s velocity remains up like it was last season, but it’s not going to matter if he doesn’t throw strikes. He faces the Indians in Cleveland next.
Apr 17 - 11:59 PM

Monday's game between the Cardinals and Cubs has been postponed due to inclement weather and cold temperatures.

Wind chills are expected to be in the 20s on Monday night, so it's understandable that they decided to call it early. They'll make the game up as part of a split-doubleheader on July 21. It shouldn't be snowing then. Probably. Monday's scheduled starters, Tyler Chatwood and Adam Wainwright, will be pushed back to Tuesday.
Apr 16 - 1:35 PM

Sunday's game between the Braves and Cubs has been postponed because of inclement weather.

That makes four postponements so far today, with more possibly on the way. The game will be made up on May 14. Julio Teheran and Tyler Chatwood will be pushed back to Monday.
Apr 15 - 11:46 AM

Tyler Chatwood yielded five runs over five innings in a loss to the Pirates on Tuesday.

Chatwood only walked one batter this time, but he gave up nine hits, including a solo homer to Starling Marte. The 28-year-old had some momentum as a fantasy sleeper after leaving Coors Field behind, but the results have been mixed through two starts.
Apr 10 - 6:08 PM

Monday's game between the Pirates and Cubs has been postponed due to snow in Chicago.

The Cubs' home opener will now take place on Tuesday at 2:20 p.m. ET. Monday's scheduled starters, Tyler Chatwood and Ivan Nova, will presumably be pushed back a day.
Apr 9 - 12:12 PM

Tyler Chatwood took a loss despite allowing just one run over six innings Monday against the Reds.

Chatwood walked six and gave up four hits, but he never broke in this one. Unfortunately, there just wasn't any support for him today. He's used to that, though; he led the NL with 15 losses despite a 107 ERA+ for the Rockies last year.
Apr 2 - 6:50 PM

Tyler Chatwood gave up two runs over 5 2/3 innings in Friday’s Cactus League victory over the Brewers.

Chatwood gave up six hits while walking three and striking out five. He also hit a go-ahead double in the fifth inning. After joining the Cubs on a three-year, $38 million deal over the winter, the 28-year-old has compiled a 2.91 ERA and 23/11 K/BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings over six starts this spring. Coors Field isn’t kind to curveballs, but Chatwood could look like a different pitcher now that he’s moved on.
Mar 23 - 9:44 PM

Tyler Chatwood gave up five runs -- four earned -- over five innings in a split-squad loss to the Royals on Sunday.

On the bright side, Chatwood did fan six across five innings; on the less bright side, he also walked three. Sunday notwithstanding, it's been a good spring for the right-hander, who owns a 2.81 ERA with 18 strikeouts in 16 innings in Cactus League play. He's a popular late-round pick in drafts this spring with his move to the Cubs, and out of Coors Field.
Mar 18 - 8:47 PM

Tyler Chatwood struck out nine batters over five shutout innings Tuesday in a Cactus League start against the Giants.

Chatwood had thrown 4 1/3 innings of no-hit ball when Hunter Pence singled with one out in the top of the fifth inning. The 28-year-old right-hander boasts a 0.82 ERA with 12 strikeouts in 11 innings this spring and could be poised for a breakout 2018 regular season away from the thin air of Coors Field. Chicago signed him to a three-year, $38 million free agent contract in early December.
Mar 13 - 11:36 PM

Tyler Chatwood was once again solid for the Cubs in his third outing of the spring, allowing one run in three innings of work against the Padres on Thursday.

Chatwood did walk two and allow his first run of the spring, but he only allowed two hits and he was able to fan two Padres. Now away from the pitching cesspool that is Coors Field, Chatwood is an undervalued fantasy starter who could pile up the wins and miss enough bats to be a solid -- if not spectacular -- fantasy starter in the 2018 season.
Mar 8 - 5:07 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Willson Contreras
2Victor Caratini
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Ben Zobrist
SS1Addison Russell
3B1Kris Bryant
2Tommy La Stella
LF1Kyle Schwarber
CF1Ian Happ
2Albert Almora
RF1Jason Heyward
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Lester
2Yu Darvish
3Jose Quintana
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tyler Chatwood
6Drew Smyly
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Brandon Morrow
2Carl Edwards Jr.
3Steve Cishek
4Pedro Strop
5Justin Wilson
6Brian Duensing
7Mike Montgomery
8Eddie Butler
9Justin Hancock