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JESSE CHAVEZ RUMORS & GOSSIP

Chavez pitches A's to 5-0 win over Giants

An easy takeaway from the Battle of the Bay opener might be that the A's and Giants are going in opposite directions. The A's are rolling through just about everyone right now, except for the Tigers. Since Detroit swept Oakland last week, the A's have won five in a row and have surrendered just four runs in the process - zero on Monday night at the Coliseum in a 5-0...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesse Chavez flashes quick reflexes on comebacker

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...
Via The Outside Corner
May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Jesse Chavez: The Out-Of-Nowhere Man

It’s been said umpteen times by baseball scribes, coaches, and front office types alike that you can never have too much pitching. The 2014 Oakland A’s seem determined to put that adage to the test. The A’s were projected to finish at or near the top of the American League West by most pundits in the preseason, but that was before starters Jarrod Parker and A.J. Griffin went...
Via BaySportsNet
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: What in the Jesse Chavez Is Going On Here?

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...
Via The Fantasy Fix
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s: Could this be Jesse Chavez’s breakout season?

Jesse Chavez 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...
Via isportsweb.com
April 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Chavez stays sharp as A's sweep Astros, 4-1

Jesse Chavez, pitcher of the century? That's a bit of hyperbole for a 30-year-old right-hander who had made all of two career starts before this season. But by limiting the Astros to one earned run in six innings in the A's 4-1 win at the Coliseum on Sunday afternoon, Chavez accomplished something that no Athletics pitcher has done since at least 1914. He was on the roster...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 21, 2014  |  Discuss

A’s Sweep Astros, Chavez Sets Team Record

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...
Via BaySportsNet
April 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Startlingly Effective Jesse Chavez’s Repertoire, Illustrated

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 […]
Via Fangraphs
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

A's Jesse Chavez ignored thin chances to become starter

After kicking around the fringes of the major leagues for six years, during which his wife, Crystal, worked as a longshoreman to help support the family, Jesse Chavez finally has a home in a starting rotation. Finding such a spot at the age of 30 is most unusual, but there's not much in the way of routine when it comes to Chavez, who will start Wednesday's game at Minnesota...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Recall Pitcher Jesse Chavez

MLB News: The Oakland Athletics recalled pitcher Jesse Chavez from Triple-A Sacramento. The 29-year old who owns a 5.99 earned run average was doing decent in the strike out department for Sacramento, striking out more than one per inning in three starts. Fantasy Ramifications: Let history be the teacher here. A career 5.99 ERA is simply something that shouldn’t even be considered...
Via FF Locker Room
April 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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