Urban Dictionary defines a diamond in the rough as someone or something that has hidden exceptional characteristics and future potential. For the Oakland A’s, Jesse Chavez embodies that definition.
In seven years of MLB service, Chavez has played for five different teams in a variety of capacities. From middle relief to starting, he has made...
Right-hander Jesse Chavez and the Oakland Athletics have agreed to a $2.15 million, one-year contract that avoided salary arbitration.
Chavez stepped in as a key member of the rotation in 2014 when projected starters Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin were each lost for the year to elbow injuries that required surgery.
Chavez, 31, went 8-8 with a 3.45 ERA with 21 starts and 32 appearances...
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January 12, 2015
If Jesse Chavez was a split second slower or Michael Saunders’ line drive was hit a hair differently, this could have been a scary moment. Instead, it’s an incredible defensive play.
In the 4th inning of Monday night’s game in Oakland, Saunders hit a screamer right at Chavez on the mound. Luckily, Chavez was able to get his glove up in time — not only was he able to save...
Typically when a 30 year old pitcher gets off to a hot start in April, we can look at a few numbers to get a feel for what’s going on. There’s usually a track record to fall back on, some statistical analysis that can be done that makes evaluating him easier and projectable moving forward.
Occasionally, there’s a Jesse Chavez.
The Oakland A’s right-hander is getting his...
Oakland A’s newest starter, right-handed pitcher Jesse Chavez, is finally making a name for himself in the major leagues. Chavez joined the Athletics organization in 2012 and immediately became their designated long-reliever. He had yet to start a game in the O.co Coliseum until 2014 when he squeaked his way into the starting rotation after numerous pitchers incurred...
The A’s completed a three-game sweep against the Astros Sunday afternoon to improve their record on the season to an AL-best 13-5, tying their best start since 1990.
A first inning two-run home run off the bat of Josh Donaldson would be all the run support that the A’s would need as Jesse Chavez recorded his first win of the young season in a 4-1 final.
Despite coming into Sunday...
On April 9th at Minnesota, Oakland right-hander Jesse Chavez recorded a 9:0 strikeout-to-walk ratio against 26 batters over 7.0 innings, en route to a single-game 1.79 xFIP (box). Yesterday (Monday), Oakland right-hander Jesse Chavez — in this case, away at Anaheim — recorded a 9:0 strikeout-to-walk ratio against 26 batters over 7.0 innings, en route […]
Right-handed reliever Jesse Chavez has reached agreement on a $775,000, one-year contract with the Oakland Athletics.
The team made the announcement Tuesday. Chavez's deal is not guaranteed.
He went 2-4 with a career-low 3.92 ERA and one save in 35 appearances over two 2013 stints with the two-time defending AL West champions. He made $500,000.
Oakland's remaining players eligible...
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January 07, 2014