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60 Jesse Chavez SP
Height/Weight: 6-2/160 | Birthdate: 8/21/1983 | Birthplace: Victorville, CA | Bats/Throws: R/R | Team: Oakland | College: Riverside CC CA | MLB Experience: 7 | Owned/Started%: 77/55 | Average Draft Position: 236.60
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What's different for Jesse Chavez?


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4/15/2014) The way he's pitching would have you believe Jesse Chavez is a highly rated up-and-comer just scratching the surface of his potential. But he's actually a 30-year-old journeyman who has failed to capitalize on repeated opportunities at the big-league level.

Only when Al Melchior observed on a recent edition of Fantasy Baseball Today that Chavez has significantly altered his arsenal from earlier in his career did I open myself to the possibility of him becoming something more.

That was before Chavez's latest start, a nine-strikeout effort against Angels Monday night. Back-to-back starts with nine strikeouts and no walks is notable for any pitcher, regardless of age or track record. The cutter he worked to develop last year seems to have made a difference.

Chavez is still far from a sure thing, but since we really don't know where his new arsenal will take him, this hot start is a wave worth riding. As one who benefited from Esteban Loaiza's newfound cutter in 2003, I'd be a fool to ignore it.


Jesse Chavez strikes out nine in no-decision Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/15/2014) Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez didn't factor into the decision Monday after giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits in seven innings while striking out nine in his team's 3-2 win over the Angels.

Chavez pitched very well in the no-decision, throwing 77 of his 100 pitches for strikes. He was on the hook for the loss despite his strong effort before John Jaso hit a two-run home run in the ninth inning to erase a 2-1 deficit.

Chavez has done excellent in his first three starts, posting a 1.35 ERA, 0.85 WHIP and 22:2 K:BB ratio in 20 innings. He's still looking for his first win, and he'll try and secure it Sunday at home against the Astros.


Hard-luck Jesse Chavez hurls gem for Athletics


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/9/2014) Athletics right-hander Jesse Chavez became the latest victim Wednesday of the inability of closer Jim Johnson to close.

Chavez pitched his second fine game, yielding just one run on six hits in seven innings with no walks and nine strikeouts. But Johnson blew a three-run lead in the ninth and forced his team to win it in extra innings. Chavez has given up just two earned runs in 13 innings this season with 13 strikeouts. He will try again for his first win Monday against the Angels.


Jesse Chavez takes no-decision for quality start


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez looked solid in his season debut Thursday, though he had to settle for a no-decision in a 3-2 extra-innings win.

Chavez twirled a quality start in just his third career start. He allowed two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and a pair of walks in six innings of work. He struck out four while throwing 56 of 91 pitches for strikes in the no-decision.

Chavez had made 189 of his 191 appearances in the majors as a reliever prior to Thursday, but injuries have pushed him into service as a starter. His next turn in the rotation is set for Wednesday against the Twins. 


Rainout pushes Jesse Chavez's debut back


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) The Athletics have decided to push the regular-season debut of pitcher Jesse Chavez back to Thursday in the wake of Tuesday's rainout, MLB.com reports.

Chavez was originally scheduled to pitch Wednesday, but it appears Oakland will go with Tuesday's scheduled start Scott Kazmir and a minor-league pitcher in Wednesday's doubleheader. Pushing Chavez back a day means he'll face the Mariners at home on Thursday, while the rest of the team's rotation will also move back a day to accommodate the rainout.


After Tuesday's rainout, Indians and A's set for Wednesday doubleheader


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(4/1/2014) The Athletics and Indians were forced to postpone Tuesday's game in Oakland due to rain, with an announcement coming about an hour and a half prior to first pitch.

The game will be made up as part of a day-night doubleheader Wednesday, with Tuesday's pitchers getting an extra day of rest before opening their season. Corey Kluber and Scott Kazmir will have their debuts pushed back, though it is not known if they will pitch the day or night half of the doubleheader.

Zach McAllister will also pitch for the Indians Wednesday, while Jesse Chavez is scheduled to pitch for the Athletics. 


Jesse Chavez shines in final spring start


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/29/2014) Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez gave up just one hit and one walk while striking out five in 5 1/3 innings in his team's 4-1 win over the Giants Friday.

Chavez wraps up a quality spring campaign with a 5-1 record, 2.22 ERA and 25:6 K:BB ratio in 28 1/3 innings. He'll battle the Indians in his season debut Wednesday.


Jesse Chavez serves up two homers vs. Cubs


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Athletics starter Jesse Chavez was not at his best on Sunday against the Cubs in Cactus League play.

Chavez had a hard time keeping the ball in the park, surrendering homers to Junior Lake and Luis Valbuena in the sixth frame. He was charged with five runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out six over 5 2/3 innings of work.

Chavez has a 2.74 ERA and 14:4 K:BB ratio over 17 1/3 innings. He is slated to follow Sonny Gray and Scott Kazmir in the rotation at the start of the season.

Athletics announce rotation plans; Sonny Gray to start opener


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) The Atheltics announced their rotation plans Sunday for the start of the season, and manager Bob Melvin said Sonny Gray will start opening day (March 31) against the Indians.

Gray will be followed by Scott Kazmir, Jesse Chavez, Dan Straily and Tommy Milone.


A's close to announcing finalized rotation?


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2014) Although Athletics manager Bob Melvin hinted last week pitchers Tommy Milone and Jesse Chavez were likely to open the season in the rotation, it appears an official announcement is forthcoming.

"I haven't heard officially, but stuff is flying around that me and Jesse [Chavez] made it into the rotation," Milone told MLB Network Radio Sunday.


Jesse Chavez allows two solo home runs vs. White Sox


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Athletics pitcher Jesse Chavez allowed two earned runs, both on solo home runs, while giving up six hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings and striking out two in his team's 16-6 win over the White Sox Tuesday.

Chavez entered the game having pitched 12 2/3 scoreless innings, and while Tuesday's effort was a step back from that pace, he still did a good job limiting the damage. He's locked into a rotation spot due to the team's injury issues at pitcher.


A's manager 'very comfortable' with additions to rotation


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2014) Athletics manager Bob Melvin confirmed Tuesday it appears Jesse Chavez and Tommy Milone will be in the opening day rotation. Melvin told reporters he is "very comfortable" with a rotation of Sonny Gray, Scott Kazmir, Dan Straily, Milone and Chavez.

The A's announced Monday starting pitcher Jarrod Parker is lost for the season due to Tommy John surgery. A.J. Griffin could also miss the first month with an elbow injury, which creates rotation spots for Chavez and Milone.


Injuries could catapult pair into Oakland rotation


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2014) Injuries to Athletics starters Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin that are likely to land both on the disabled list to start the season has probably thrust both right-hander Jesse Chavez and southpaw Tommy Milone into the rotation, the San Francisco Chronicle has speculated.

Chavez has earned consideration. He has been the team's best pitcher this spring. He has won all three decisions and has yet to give up a run in 12 2/3 innings. He has struck out 12.

Milone had been on the outside looking in despite a solid 2013 in which he won 12 of 21 decisions and managed a 4.14 ERA.


Jesse Chavez continues shutout streak Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2014) Athletics right-handed reliever Jesse Chavez continued to work toward securing a roster spot Friday with four innings of one-hit, shutout ball against Arizona. He has yet to yield a run in 8 2/3 innings this spring.

Chavez is coming off a decent 2013 season in which he surrendered 50 hits and struck out 57 1/3 innings and managed a 3.92 ERA.


Jesse Chavez, A's able to avoid arbitration


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(1/7/2014) The Athletics agreed to a one-year contract with reliever Jesse Chavez, avoiding arbitration. Chavez went 2-4 with a 3.92 ERA in 35 relief appearances for the A's last season.

A's tender contracts to nine arbitration-eligible players


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(12/2/2013) The Athletics opted not to let go of nine arbitration-eligible players, as they tendered contracts to them all prior to Monday's deadline. The players are: catcher John Jason, infielders Daric Barton, Brandon Moss and Jed Lowrie, outfielders Josh Reddick and Seth Smith, and pitchers Jerry Blevins, Jesse Chavez and Fernando Rodriguez.

The team has already reached a one-year contract with Rodriguez, though details have not been announced by the team. They will likely continue to negotiate with the other players prior to arbitration hearings. 


Brett Anderson won't start Thursday


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(8/26/2013) Athletics pitcher Brett Anderson is no longer an option to start Thursday's game at Detroit, MLB.com reports. Anderson is likely to be activated in Detroit, but should pitch out of the bullpen for the Tigers. 

"We're going to have a tough time starting Brett [Anderson] at this point," manager Bob Melvin said Monday. 

Melvin said Bartolo Colon is likely to start Thursday, though he's not ruling out Jesse Chavez as an option if Colon can't go. 


Jesse Chavez gets first career save


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(7/7/2013) Athletics reliever Jesse Chavez earned his first career save as he pitched the final four innings of Sunday's 10-4 win over the Royals. The right-hander allowed three hits and a walk while striking out four over four shutout innings.

Chavez is 1-2 with a 2.95 ERA over his last 10 appearances (21 1/3 innings). He has 3.16 ERA and a 1.05 WHIP in 16 appearances.

Jesse Chavez settles into comfort zone


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/24/2013) Athletics reliever Jesse Chavez has been outstanding since his second recall May 10. Chavez has posted a 1.74 ERA and .151 opponents' batting average in his last 10 appearances, striking out 18 batters in 20 2/3 innings.

"I'm starting to really get comfortable here," the 29-year-old right-hander said, per The Oakland Tribune. "It's easier to go out on the mound and pitch when you also feel comfortable in the clubhouse. It's good to be loose and relaxed. They see my personality in the clubhouse now."


Jesse Chavez Ks 7 in marathon game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(6/13/2013) Athletics reliever Jesse Chavez picked up his first win of the season in Thursday's 18-inning marathon against the Yankees.

Chavez (1-0) struck out seven and pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings. The right-hander has not surrendered a run in his last 9 2/3 innings pitched. His ERA lowered from 2.57 to 1.83 after Thursday's 3-2 win in extras.

Jesse Chavez has pectoral injury


by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2013) Athletics reliever Jesse Chavez has been dealing with a minor pectoral injury, the San Francisco Chronicle reports Wednesday before a game against the Yankees. Chavez is day to day. 

The 29-year-old reliever has a 2.57 ERA over 14 innings and nine appearances. He last pitched June 5 at Milwaukee. 


Jesse Chavez gets the call


by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com
(5/10/2013) The Athletics recalled reliever Jesse Chavez from Triple-A Sacramento, the team announced Friday. Evan Scribner was optioned back to Sacramento to make for him on the 25-man roster.

Chavez posted a 6.23 ERA with three strikeouts and one walk over three appearances (4 1/3 innings) with the big club.

Athletics option Jesse Chavez to minors


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4/29/2013) Athletics reliever Jesse Chavez was optioned to the minors Monday.

With Dan Straily coming up to make a start, the A's had to make space on their roster. Chavez made three appearances with the major-league club, tossing 4 1/3 innings. He had a 6.23 ERA.


A's recall Jesse Chavez from Triple-A


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2013) The Athletics recalled right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez from Triple-A Sacramento Saturday.

Chavez made three starts in Triple-A before his promotion, surrendering five earned runs and striking out 19 in 18 1/3 innings. He is expected to work out of the bullpen for Oakland.


Athletics bring back Chavez


by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com
(9/10/2012) The Athletics recalled another group of players from Triple-A Sacramento on Monday and promoted second baseman Jemile Weeks, first baseman Daric Barton and relief pitcher Jesse Chavez. The trio is expected to be available for Monday's game against the Angels.