Jhoulys Chacin, Pitcher, San Diego Padres
Date of Birth: 1/17/1988
Birthplace: Maracaibo, Venezuela
Current Salary: $1,750,000
Jhoulys Chacin, pitcher for the San Diego Padres, was first signed by the Colorado Rockies in 2004. He pitched in the Rockies' minor league system from 2006 until 2009, when he was called up to pitch for the Rockies in 9 games.
In 2010, his first full season in the major leagues, Chacin pitched 137.1 innings in 28 games and he had a 9-11 record with a 3.28 ERA. The following season, he pitched 194.0 innings in 31 games and he finished the 2011 season with a 3.62 ERA and an 11-14 record.
Chacin spent much of the 2012 season on the DL, pitching in just 14 games for the Rockies. In 2013, he pitched in 31 games and finished the season with a 3.47 ERA and a 14-10 record. He finished the 2014 season with a 1-7 record, 42 strikeouts to 28 walks, and a 5.40 ERA in 63.1 innings in 11 games.
The Rockies released Chacin on March 22, 2015. The Cleveland Indians signed him to a minor league contract on April 14, 2015. He was released by the Indians on June 18th and two days later, he signed a minor league contract with the Arizona Diamondbacks. He pitched in just five games with the Diamondbacks, spending most of the 2015 season in the minors.
Chacin signed a minor league contract with the Atlanta Braves on December 14, 2015. He was traded to the Los Angeles Angels on May 11, 2016. He finished the 2016 season with a 4.81 ERA, 6 wins to 8 losses, and 119 strikeouts to 55 walks in 5 games with the Braves and 29 games with the Angels.
Chacin became a free agent on November 3, 2016. He signed with the Padres on December 20, 2016.
Career pitching statistics for Chacin through 2016 include:
- 163 games played
- 842.2 innings pitched
- 46-57 win-loss record
- 654 strikeouts to 345 walks
- 3.94 ERA