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Jhoulys Chacín

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Jhoulys Chacín
Jhoulys Chacín on July 10, 2016.jpg
Chacín pitching for the Los Angeles Angels in 2016
Colorado Rockies – No. 43
Born: (1988-01-07) January 7, 1988 (age 33)
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 25, 2009, for the Colorado Rockies
MLB statistics
(through May 4, 2021)
Win–loss record78–88
Earned run average4.06

Jhoulys Jose Chacín Molina (Jo-LEASE Sha-SEEN;[1] born January 7, 1988) is an American-Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves. Listed at 6 feet 3 inches (1.91 m) and 215 pounds (98 kg), he throws and bats right-handed.

Professional career

Colorado Rockies

Chacín signed with the Colorado Rockies as an international free agent in 2004,[2] and was considered to be one of their top prospects prior to 2009 and 2010.[3] Chacín was called up directly to the majors from the Double-A Tulsa Drillers on July 24, 2009. In 2010, in his first full season in MLB with the Rockies, Chacín had 9 wins, a 3.28 ERA, and led all NL rookies in strikeouts with 138.[4]

Chacín started the 2011 season as one of the best young pitchers in baseball, but after the second half of the season, he became inconsistent with his mechanics. He did, however, finish with a record of 11–14 with a 3.62 ERA in 31 starts. In 194 innings pitched, he struck out 150 batters. However, he led the National League in walks with 87. He threw his first career shutout in his first career complete game on April 15, 2011. In 2012, Chacín was limited to just 14 starts due to a pectoral injury.[5]

In 2013, Chacín rebounded to give the Rockies a much needed lift in the rotation. He finished 14–10 with 3.47 ERA in 197.1 innings pitched. He kept the ball in the ballpark, allowing 11 home runs, 6 of which were allowed in Coors Field. Chacín began the 2014 season on the DL with shoulder inflammation.[6] Chacín's 2014 was not good at all, as he battled through injury and inconsistency, managing to start just 11 games before being shut down for the season due to injury. His record finished at 1–7 and a career worst 5.40 ERA.

On March 22, 2015, Chacín was released by the Rockies.[7]

Cleveland Indians

On April 14, 2015, Chacín was signed to a minor league deal by the Cleveland Indians.[8] He was granted his release on June 18 after exercising an opt-out clause. He had a 3.21 ERA in 7 starts for the Triple-A Columbus Clippers.[9]

Arizona Diamondbacks

On June 20, 2015, Chacín signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks.[10] Towards season's end, Chacin started 4 games for the D'Backs.

Atlanta Braves

On December 14, 2015, Chacín signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves.[11] He was also given a non-roster invitation to MLB Spring training. Chacín began the 2016 season with the Gwinnett Braves of the Class AAA International League,[12] and was promoted to the major leagues on April 12.[13] He started 5 games for the Braves, going 1–2 with a 5.40 ERA.

Los Angeles Angels

On May 11, 2016, the Braves traded Chacín to the Los Angeles Angels for minor league pitcher Adam McCreery.[14] Chacín began his tenure with the Angels in the rotation but was then pushed to the bullpen. He served as a swingman for the Angels, appearing in 29 games total, 17 of them starts. He finished 5–6 with 1 complete game and an ERA of 4.68 for the Angels.

San Diego Padres

On December 20, 2016, Chacín signed a one-year contract with the San Diego Padres.[15] At the end of spring training, he was tabbed to be the Padres opening day starter. Chacín finished the year 13–10 with a 3.89 ERA and 1.27 WHIP in 180+13 innings and 153 strikeouts.

He established career highs in games started, strikeouts and strikeout per nine innings (7.64). He shared the major league lead in hit batsmen, with 14.[16]

Milwaukee Brewers

On December 21, 2017, Chacín signed a two-year, $15.5 million contract with the Milwaukee Brewers.[17] For the 2018 season, he went 15–8 with a 3.50 ERA and 156 strikeouts in 192+23 innings, setting career highs in wins, strikeouts, and starts (35).

Chacín got the start for 2019 opening day, March 28, against the St. Louis Cardinals, and got the win while also hitting his first major league home run, off of Miles Mikolas.[18] Chacín was placed on the disabled list on July 25, with a right oblique strain,[19] expected to sideline him for two to four weeks. To that point in the season, he had a 3–10 record with 5.79 ERA and 80 strikeouts in 88+23 innings. On August 24, Chacín was designated for assignment; he was released two days later.[20]

Boston Red Sox

On August 31, 2019, Chacín signed a minor league contract with the Boston Red Sox; he was assigned to the Triple-A Pawtucket Red Sox.[21] On September 1, the Red Sox selected his contract, adding him to their active MLB roster.[22] He made his Red Sox debut on September 6, pitching two innings against the New York Yankees, retiring all six batters he faced including four by strikeout.[23] With the 2019 Red Sox, Chacín appeared in six games (five starts), recording an 0–2 record with 7.36 ERA and 21 strikeouts in 14+23 innings. He became a free agent on October 31.[24]

Minnesota Twins

On February 1, 2020, Chacín signed a minor league deal with the Minnesota Twins. On July 19, 2020, Chacín was granted his release by the Minnesota Twins. [25]

Second stint with Atlanta Braves

On July 21, 2020, Chacín signed a one-year Major League contract with the Atlanta Braves.[26] On August 1, the Braves designated Chacín for assignment.[27][28]

New York Yankees

On January 6, 2021, the same day he became an American citizen, Chacín signed a minor league contract with the New York Yankees organization.[29] On March 29, 2021, Chacín was released by the Yankees.[30]

Second Stint with Rockies

On March 31, 2021, Chacín signed a major league contract with the Colorado Rockies.[31] On April 1, the deal became official.[32]

Personal life

On December 1, 2010, Chacín's girlfriend Alba Iratorza gave birth to his daughter, Nicole.[33]

On January 6, 2021, Chacín became a naturalized American citizen.[34]

See also


  1. ^ How do you pronounce Jhoulys Chacin? - YouTube
  2. ^ Miller, Doug (March 23, 2009). "Rox send three top prospects to Minors Club pares roster as Koshansky, Reynolds, Chacin latest to be cut". Archived from the original on March 27, 2009. Retrieved April 8, 2009.
  3. ^ Ringolsby, Tracy (February 3, 2009). "Rockies top prospects, No. 2: Jhoulys Chacin, pitcher". Rocky Mountain News. Retrieved April 8, 2009.
  4. ^ "Jhoulys Chacín Stats, Fantasy & News". Retrieved January 15, 2019.
  5. ^ "Jhoulys Chacin diagnosed with pectoral injury after getting second opinion – HardballTalk". Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  6. ^ "Jhoulys Chacin hopeful to miss just 2–3 weeks for Rockies". FanSided. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  7. ^ Harding, Thomas (March 22, 2015). "Rockies unexpectedly part ways with Chacin". Retrieved March 22, 2015.
  8. ^ Fox Sports Ohio (April 14, 2015). "Indians sign RHP Jhoulys Chacin". Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  9. ^ Hurcomb, Michael (June 18, 2015). "Indians release Jhoulys Chacin from minor-league deal". Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  10. ^ Short, D.J. (June 20, 2015). "Diamondbacks sign Jhoulys Chacin to minor league contract". Retrieved June 20, 2015.
  11. ^ RotoWire Staff (December 15, 2015). "Braves' Jhoulys Chacin: Joins Braves on minor league deal". Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  12. ^ "Jhoulys Chacin pitches a gem in G-Braves opener | G-Braves". April 7, 2016. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  13. ^ "Braves bring up RHP Jhoulys Chacin to start at Nationals". April 12, 2016. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  14. ^ Bowman, Mark (May 11, 2016). "Braves trade Chacin to Angels for lefty prospect". Retrieved May 11, 2016.
  15. ^ "Padres sign RHP Jhoulys Chacin and LHP Clayton Richard to one-year contracts for 2017 season". December 20, 2016. Retrieved December 20, 2016.
  16. ^ 2017 MLB Baseball Pitching Statistics and League Leaders - Major League Baseball - ESPN
  17. ^ McCalvy, Adam (December 21, 2017). "Brewers bolster rotation with Chacin, Gallardo". Retrieved December 21, 2017.
  18. ^ "St. Louis Cardinals at Milwaukee Brewers Box Score". March 28, 2019. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  19. ^ "Brewers Roster & Staff – Transactions". July 2019. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  20. ^ "Brewers Roster & Staff – Transactions". August 2019. Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  21. ^ Campbell, Lauren (August 31, 2019). "Red Sox Sign Jhoulys Chacin To Minor-League Contract After Bullpen Session". Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  22. ^ "Red Sox Roster & Staff – Transactions". September 2019. Retrieved September 1, 2019.
  23. ^ "Yankees vs. Red Sox - Box Score". ESPN. September 6, 2019. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  24. ^ "Red Sox Roster & Staff – Transactions". October 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  25. ^ Miller, Phil (February 1, 2020). "Veteran starting pitcher Jhoulys Chacin to sign with Twins". Star Tribune. Retrieved February 2, 2020.
  26. ^ "Braves sign veteran pitcher Jhoulys Chacin to 1-year deal". Associated Press. July 22, 2020. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  27. ^ "Acuña breaks out with first HR, 2 RBI as Braves top Mets 7-1". Associated Press. August 1, 2020. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
  28. ^ Burns, Gabriel (August 1, 2020). "Braves designate Jhoulys Chacin, promote Chris Rusin". Atlanta Journal Constitution. Retrieved August 2, 2020.
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  33. ^ "Sample Player Profile Page". Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  34. ^ "Morning briefing: James McCann discusses close relationship with Mets pitchers". Retrieved January 7, 2021.

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