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Birth Date8-21-1983
Height6' 2"
Weight160 lbs
Age31 years, 0 months, 7 days
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WARP Summary

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YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2008 PIT 24 15 0 15.0 0.0 15.0 0 1 0 2 0 0 74 20 11 11 2 30 9 7 0 16 6.60 4.51 5.37 0.7 0.1
2009 PIT 25 73 0 67.3 0.0 67.3 1 4 0 4 0 0 286 69 33 30 11 120 22 19 1 47 4.01 4.81 5.79 -6.3 -0.7
2010 ATL 26 28 0 36.7 0.0 36.7 3 2 0 0 0 0 162 40 24 24 6 69 12 9 1 29 5.89 4.72 4.53 -0.1 0.0
2010 KCA 26 23 0 26.0 0.0 26.0 2 3 0 1 0 0 118 29 20 17 5 54 11 7 0 16 5.88 5.59 5.45 0.2 0.0
2011 KCA 27 4 0 7.7 0.0 7.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 39 12 9 9 3 23 5 5 0 8 10.57 8.02 10.73 -3.1 -0.3
2012 OAK 28 4 0 3.3 0.0 3.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 9 7 7 1 14 1 1 1 3 18.90 6.95 7.98 -1.1 -0.1
2012 TOR 28 9 2 21.3 8.7 12.7 1 1 0 0 0 0 102 25 22 20 6 50 10 9 2 27 8.44 5.86 7.07 -3.1 -0.4
2013 OAK 29 35 0 57.3 0.0 57.3 2 4 1 2 0 0 248 50 27 25 3 69 20 16 3 55 3.92 3.04 2.71 11.1 1.2
2014 OAK 30 28 21 140.3 125.7 14.7 8 7 0 0 11 0 597 135 61 53 15 198 49 46 5 132 3.40 3.84 4.36 9.8 0.7
Career21923375.0134.3240.7172219110164738921419652627139119133334.704.354.828.20.5

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2003 SPO A- 17 8 55.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .345 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CLN A 27 22 123.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .358 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 BAK A+ 11 0 24.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 FRI AA 31 0 57.0 7.57 50 .293 .268 .333 .404 .253 .337 78 -6.7 -0.7 -7.2 -0.6
2006 FRI AA 38 0 59.1 3.32 135 .231 .261 .335 .391 .264 .272 77 16.6 1.8 16.6 1.8
2006 IND AAA 12 0 17.2 3.13 123 .265 .251 .319 .398 .255 .327 90 3.7 0.4 3.4 0.3
2006 OKL AAA 1 0 2.0 1.19 173 .313 .269 .336 .412 .263 .500 92 1.2 0.1 1.2 0.1
2007 IND AAA 46 1 80.3 3.72 110 .273 .258 .328 .384 .256 .331 91 10.2 1.0 10.0 0.9
2007 PDD Wnt 11 0 12.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .435 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 PIT MLB 15 0 15.0 5.37 84 .310 .266 .326 .416 .259 .383 99 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2008 IND AAA 51 0 68.7 4.43 86 .239 .262 .328 .404 .261 .282 84 1.9 0.2 3.0 0.5
2009 PIT MLB 73 0 67.3 5.79 68 .261 .263 .334 .417 .265 .283 97 -5.4 -0.5 -6.3 -0.7
2010 ATL MLB 28 0 36.7 4.53 90 .302 .258 .321 .397 .264 .298 94 0.6 0.1 -0.1 0.0
2010 KCA MLB 23 0 26.0 5.45 89 .296 .258 .324 .398 .253 .279 110 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2011 KCA MLB 4 0 7.7 10.73 -28 .358 .239 .297 .368 .245 .391 106 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2011 OMA AAA 45 0 57.7 4.00 129 .262 .286 .358 .449 .270 .329 99 14.9 1.4 14.9 1.4
2011 CUL Wnt 17 0 16.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .395 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 OAK MLB 4 0 3.3 7.98 19 .444 .267 .328 .412 .265 .533 99 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2012 TOR MLB 9 2 21.3 7.07 48 .320 .254 .316 .420 .264 .333 105 -2.9 -0.3 -3.1 -0.4
2012 LVG AAA 19 17 95.0 4.48 116 .228 .280 .342 .433 .271 .294 108 20.7 2.0 20.7 2.0
2012 SAC AAA 2 1 10.0 2.53 153 .171 .280 .338 .451 .267 .276 108 3.5 0.3 3.5 0.3
2013 OAK MLB 35 0 57.3 2.71 133 .250 .253 .315 .395 .262 .281 94 11.5 1.2 11.1 1.2
2013 SAC AAA 5 5 30.0 3.10 132 .269 .295 .363 .455 .284 .351 96 8.0 0.8 8.0 0.8
2014 OAK MLB 28 21 140.3 4.36 97 .262 .251 .314 .387 .259 .303 101 9.9 1.1 9.8 0.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2003 SPO A- 2 2 1 17 8 55.3 63 31 48 5 0% .345 10.3 5.0 0.8 7.8 1.70 4.56 0.0 0.0
2004 CLN A 6 10 0 27 22 123.0 149 35 96 8 0% .358 10.9 2.6 0.6 7.0 1.50 4.68 0.0 0.0
2005 FRI AA 4 3 1 31 0 57.0 71 25 27 10 43% .337 11.2 3.9 1.6 4.3 1.68 5.68 -7.2 -0.6
2005 BAK A+ 0 0 2 11 0 24.3 16 9 31 2 0% -.333 5.9 3.3 0.7 11.5 1.03 2.22 0.0 0.0
2006 IND AAA 2 1 0 12 0 17.2 18 9 15 0 45% .327 9.4 4.7 0.0 7.8 1.57 4.19 3.4 0.3
2006 OKL AAA 0 0 0 1 0 2.0 3 0 3 0 33% .500 13.5 0.0 0.0 13.5 1.50 4.50 1.2 0.1
2006 FRI AA 2 5 4 38 0 59.1 54 28 70 5 55% .272 8.2 4.3 0.8 10.7 1.39 4.42 16.6 1.8
2007 IND AAA 3 3 2 46 1 80.3 94 17 65 4 39% .331 10.5 1.9 0.4 7.3 1.38 3.92 10.0 0.9
2007 PDD Wnt 1 2 0 11 0 12.0 20 4 9 0 0% .435 15.0 3.0 0.0 6.8 2.00 6.00 0.0 0.0
2008 IND AAA 2 6 14 51 0 68.7 58 22 70 8 42% .282 7.6 2.9 1.0 9.2 1.16 3.80 3.0 0.5
2008 PIT MLB 0 1 0 15 0 15.0 20 9 16 2 47% .383 12.0 5.4 1.2 9.6 1.93 6.60 0.7 0.1
2009 PIT MLB 1 4 0 73 0 67.3 69 22 47 11 39% .283 9.2 2.9 1.5 6.3 1.35 4.01 -6.3 -0.7
2010 KCA MLB 2 3 0 23 0 26.0 29 11 16 5 41% .279 10.0 3.8 1.7 5.5 1.54 5.88 0.2 0.0
2010 ATL MLB 3 2 0 28 0 36.7 40 12 29 6 31% .298 9.8 2.9 1.5 7.1 1.42 5.89 -0.1 0.0
2011 OMA AAA 2 4 16 45 0 57.7 63 16 54 6 51% .329 9.8 2.5 0.9 8.4 1.37 3.75 14.9 1.4
2011 CUL Wnt 0 1 1 17 0 16.0 19 4 21 2 0% .395 10.7 2.2 1.1 11.8 1.44 3.38 0.0 0.0
2011 KCA MLB 0 0 0 4 0 7.7 12 5 8 3 58% .391 14.1 5.9 3.5 9.4 2.22 10.57 -3.1 -0.3
2012 OAK MLB 0 0 0 4 0 3.3 9 1 3 1 44% .533 24.3 2.7 2.7 8.1 3.00 18.90 -1.1 -0.1
2012 TOR MLB 1 1 0 9 2 21.3 25 10 27 6 37% .333 10.5 4.2 2.5 11.4 1.64 8.44 -3.1 -0.4
2012 LVG AAA 8 5 1 19 17 95.0 90 20 86 10 48% .294 8.5 1.9 0.9 8.1 1.16 3.98 20.7 2.0
2012 SAC AAA 0 0 1 2 1 10.0 8 2 9 0 45% .276 7.2 1.8 0.0 8.1 1.00 1.80 3.5 0.3
2013 SAC AAA 2 2 0 5 5 30.0 35 5 26 1 41% .351 10.5 1.5 0.3 7.8 1.33 2.70 8.0 0.8
2013 OAK MLB 2 4 1 35 0 57.3 50 20 55 3 47% .281 7.8 3.1 0.5 8.6 1.22 3.92 11.1 1.2
2014 OAK MLB 8 7 0 28 21 140.3 135 49 132 15 45% .303 8.7 3.1 1.0 8.5 1.31 3.40 9.8 0.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 268 0.5224 0.4794 0.7578 0.6286 0.3125 0.8750 0.5000 0.2422
2009 1025 0.5278 0.4985 0.8043 0.6895 0.2851 0.8525 0.6739 0.1918
2010 963 0.5182 0.4813 0.8078 0.6653 0.2823 0.8614 0.6718 0.1922
2011 158 0.5506 0.4494 0.7465 0.6897 0.1549 0.8000 0.4545 0.2535
2012 469 0.5203 0.4615 0.7778 0.6107 0.2978 0.8389 0.6418 0.2222
2013 934 0.5482 0.4732 0.7964 0.6230 0.2915 0.8370 0.6911 0.2014
2014 2303 0.5428 0.4448 0.8006 0.5792 0.2840 0.8702 0.6321 0.1975
Career61200.53480.46680.79670.62530.2840.85680.64470.2016

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-06-06 2013-06-13 DTD 7 6 Right Chest Strain Pectoral - -
2012-07-21 2012-07-30 Minors 9 9 Left Ankle Contusion -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 OAK $
2014 OAK $775,000
2013 OAK $
2010 ATL $415,000
2009 PIT $402,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$817,000
2011Current$775,000
4 yrPvs + Cur$1,592,000
4 yrTotal$1,592,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 108 d1 year/$0.775M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.775M (2014). Re-signed by Oakland 1/7/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Oakland 3/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Toronto as a free agent (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Toronto 5/27/12. Sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 8/6/12. Acquired by Oakland in trade from Toronto (for cash) 8/24/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Kansas City 2/11. Claimed by Toronto off waivers 10/20/11 after being DFA by Kansas City 10/11/11. DFA by Toronto 12/12/11.
  • 1 year/$0.415M (2010). Signed by Atlanta 2/24/10. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Atlanta 7/31/10.
  • 1 year/$0.402M (2009). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11/09. Acquired by Tampa Bay in trade from Pittsburgh 11/3/09. Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Tampa Bay 12/11/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 8/27/08.
  • Acquired by Pittsburgh in trade from Texas 7/31/06.
  • Drafted by Texas 2002 (42-1,252) (Riverside CC, Calif.).

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .261 .345 .377 .272
11 vs R (Multi) .248 .304 .417 .270
18 Split (Multi) .013 .041 -.041 .003
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .246 .333 .297 .251
31 vs R (2013) .212 .262 .343 .240
38 Split (2013) .034 .072 -.047 .011
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Nick Franklin after the trade? How do you value him and Wilmer Flores now, and if Jesse Chavez moves to the pen is he worth dropping in deep fantasy leagues
(Dale from Detroit)
This is a big help for Franklin, obviously, though he's still going to have to earn his playing time. I'd rank him above Flores, who I don't hate. Yes, Chavez is worth dropping in 16-or fewer-team leagues. Hold on to him in super deep, but that IP count is scary. (Ben Carsley)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who are few guys you'd be buying/selling right now?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I guess I don't necessarily keep a list like this lying around, but off the top of my head...

I'm selling: Jesse Chavez, Chase Whitley, Lonnie Chisenhall, Gordon Beckham

I'm buying: Kole Calhoun, Ian Kennedy, Joey Votto, Michael Brantley, Will Smith (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)I’m having a hard time figuring out Ozuna. Is this the type of production we can continue to expect, particularly with HRs and RBI’s? In a dynasty league, would you trade him for Jesse Chavez if they both have the same price?
(Steve from Chicago)
I'm not a believer in Jesse Chavez. I do think that Ozuna is someone you can reasonably sell. He's young enough and has performed enough to have legitimate value, but I'm not sure he hits for enough average to matter down the road. He hits too many ground balls and has a questionable approach, not to mention he struggles to reach .300 with the OBP, which could eventually remove him from the everyday role in the outfield. I have no problem selling on Ozuna. I'd just look for something better than Chavez. (J.P. Breen)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Is Jesse Chavez turning into a pumpkin?
(SK from Boston)
Pumpkin is strong, but he's do for some regression, yeah. The A's work magic with pitchers, but there wasn't a ton of underlying skill there to begin with. No. 4 starter for me. (Ben Carsley)
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)What do you make of Jesse Chavez? Can he hold up for a full season? Do teams figure him out now that they've seen him pitch a few times?
(Ezra from DC)
His repertoire is varied and the individual pitches are enough to keep confusing batters through summer. His sinker has good down-um on it and his change up features late fade, while his curve has earned some confused looks from opposing hitters. Throw in the cutter and basically everything he throws has a tendency to dip, dart, duck, dive, and dodge. He is certain to regress a bit and the A's might be careful with his workloads as Chavez transitions from the bullpen, but the talent is legit.

On the jukebox: Green Day, "When I Come Around" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-05-02 14:00:00 (link to chat)Doug, a follow-up on Jesse Chavez please: Do you know if he changed something in his mechanics, his repertoire, or both? Because wow, he used to be a guy who fooled virtually nobody. Pitchers don't often break out at 30 years old.
(Chris from KC)
His repertoire was expansive in the past, much more so than your typical reliever, with four legit pitches on display and a fastball that is never straight. He has upped the ante on his change this season and the pitch has been unhittable, and I think that the advancement of el cambio takes much of the credit for his success in 2014.

On the jukebox: Black Sabbath, "Electric Funeral" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)12 team dynasty league. Currently sitting with Fister and Iwakuma on the DL, anticipating their return in the coming weeks. I've been filling in starts, rather successfully, with Jesse Chavez and Travis Wood. Do you feel like either of them are going to be worth holding a roster spot for the rest of the season?
(NervousHabits from PGH)
I could definitely see both staying effective enough to maintain consideration. I really like what I've seen from Chavez thus far. (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Paul.Been a great fan of yours for a few years now.Was able to get Jesse Chavez late in our draft and think he can be a good starter.A mid 3 e.r.a is perfectly realistic.The stuff is good enough and most guys will underestimate pitching IQ .What happens when Griffin comes back ?
(Spirou from Montreal)
I've become a Chavez believer. Milone loses his spot for AJ. (Paul Sporer)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Jesse Chavez's success as a starter will continue? Why was he not used as a starter before? I mean, he's 30 heard old.
(cracker73 from Florida)
Baseball is a funny game, but I'm not buying that Chavez can maintain this run of success. If the A's found something to change so that they could coax this type of performance out of him -- even if only for a very brief moment in time -- then kudos to them.

He started out his career as a starter but was moved to the bullpen over durability concerns; sometimes when players get placed in a role, it's hard for an organization to pull them out of it, particularly when he's been bouncing around for a while. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's your assessment of Jesse Chavez and how successful will his transition be from the pen to the rotation? I liked what I saw vs Seattle.
(Tom Morello from Asbury Park)
I like Chavez. He has a sound delivery, though he tends to get some more lean/tilt on the curveball in order to raise his arm slot (his natural slow is quite low). His stuff is underwhelming yet effective, and I think that he can be a valuable cog in an A's rotation that needs innings, though his overall workload could be limited.

On the jukebox: Ozzy Osbourne, "Over the Mountain" (Doug Thorburn)
2014-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Pomeranz, can he be a factor in the As rotation this year? Can their player development people and that park reverse the damage done to him in COL?
(James from Houston)
The can develop him, yes, but it looks like they are more confident in converted RP Jesse Chavez. He's not a bad spec pick late in AL-onlys, but I wouldn't get too nuts. (Paul Sporer)
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)What should the Braves do with Kenshin Kawakami? He's pitched 1 inning since June 26, yet he's still on the active roster.
(Brent from Raleigh)
Having ditched the execrable Jesse Chavez, I don't see a problem with holding onto him as the token 12th pitcher, and insurance against an injury in the rotation. This thing isn't won yet, after all. (Christina Kahrl)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-09-30 16:30:00Twins/White Sox Play-In GameThe Brewers were given a huge assist by John Russell refusing to use his best reliever, Capps, except in a save situation, and instead going to guys like T.J. Beam and Jesse Chavez. (Caleb Peiffer)
 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Jesse Chavez has thrown 6,188 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Cutter (90mph) and Sinker (92mph), also mixing in a Change (85mph), Curve (76mph) and Fourseam Fastball (93mph).