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Gustavo Chacin MLB Career Stats

27-17 4.23 370.0 216 1.43

Gustavo Chacin Bio

  • Full Name: Gustavo Adolfo Chacin
  • Born: 11/4/1980 in Maracaibo, Venezuela
  • Debut: September 20, 2004
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MLB Career Stats 27 17 4.23 102 58 1 370.0 216 1.43


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Gustavo Chacin Awards

EAS Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
2004 New Hampshire EAS

EAS Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2004 New Hampshire EAS

Gustavo Chacin Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2005 3.72 13th in AL


Season W Rank
2005 13 21st in AL


Season SO Rank
2005 121 24th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2005 34 3rd in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2005 203.0 19th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2005 5.36 22nd in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2005 1.73 4th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2005 70 7th in AL


Season H Rank
2005 213 17th in AL

Gustavo Chacin Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
June 27, 2013 Vaqueros de la Laguna signed free agent LHP Gustavo Chacin.
June 23, 2013 Diablos Rojos del Mexico released LHP Gustavo Chacin.
June 3, 2013 Diablos Rojos del Mexico signed free agent LHP Gustavo Chacin.
November 2, 2011 LHP Gustavo Chacin elected free agency.
July 18, 2011 LHP Gustavo Chacin assigned to Buffalo Bisons.
July 17, 2011 New York Mets signed free agent LHP Gustavo Chacin to a minor league contract.
July 14, 2011 Oklahoma City RedHawks released LHP Gustavo Chacin.
December 21, 2010 Oklahoma City RedHawks signed free agent LHP Gustavo Chacin.
December 21, 2010 Houston Astros invited non-roster LHP Gustavo Chacin to spring training.
December 1, 2010 LHP Gustavo Chacin elected free agency.
November 24, 2010 Houston Astros sent Gustavo Chacin outright to Oklahoma City RedHawks.
May 28, 2010 Houston Astros recalled Gustavo Chacin from Round Rock Express.
May 24, 2010 Houston Astros optioned Gustavo Chacin to Round Rock Express.
May 4, 2010 Houston Astros selected the contract of Gustavo Chacin from Round Rock Express.
April 4, 2010 Gustavo Chacin assigned to Round Rock Express from Houston Astros.
December 14, 2009 Houston Astros signed free agent Gustavo Chacin.
November 9, 2009 LHP Gustavo Chacin elected free agency.
June 1, 2009 LHP Gustavo Chacin assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Reading Phillies.
May 22, 2009 Gustavo Chacin assigned to Reading Phillies from Clearwater Threshers.
April 7, 2009 Gustavo Chacin roster status changed by Clearwater Threshers.

Gustavo Adolfo Chacin Bio Info

Last name is pronounced as "cha-SEEN" ... Signed as a 17-year-old undrafted free agent out of Maracaibo, Venezuela, with Toronto on July 3, 1998... signed by Blue Jays scout Luis Feunmayo ... Finished fifth in the voting for American League Rookie of the Year in 2005 ... His first Major League hit was a home run on May 31, 2010 vs. WSH for HOU...was the first Astro to hit a homer for his first MLB hit since RHP Butch Henry (off Doug Drabek) on May 8, 1992 at PIT...Chacin was 0x7 in his career as a hitter prior to the homer, with his previous ML at-bat on June 26, 2006...Chacin was the first Astros pitcher to hit a home run since LHP Mike Hampton July 24, 2009 vs. NYM, and the fifth relief pitcher in franchise history to hit a home run in a game and first since RHP Russ Ortiz on May 19, 2009 vs. MIL ... Signed to a minor league deal by Houston for the 2011 season and invited to Major League Spring Training on Dec. 22, 2010...marks his second Spring Training with Houston as he was also a non-roster invitee in 2010 after signing a minor league deal on Dec. 14, 2009. 2010 Went 2-2 with one save and a 4.70 ERA (20ER/38.1IP) in a career-high 44 relief outings for Houston over two stints from May 4-23 and May 28-Oct. 3...was his first outing in the Majors since making five starts in 2007 with TOR...his 38.1 innings pitched were his most since tossing 87.1 in 2006 with TOR...his outing on May 7 vs. SD (2.0IP) marked his first career MLB relief appearance...all previous 58 MLB outings had been as a starter...did not allow a run in 11 of his final 12 appearances of the season, posting a 1.29 ERA (1ER/7IP) in that span since Aug. 21...stranded 23 of 31 inherited runners, or 74.2 percent, during 2010...his first Major League hit was a home run on May 31 vs. WSH...posted a 1-1 record and a 3.60 ERA (10ER/25IP) in six games, five starts, for Round Rock. 2009 Started his year at Washington's Spring Training and made four appearances, one start, with the Nats, going 1-2 with a 4.66 ERA (5ER/9.2IP) in his spring appearances...released on March 31 and signed a minor league deal with Philadelphia on April 5...debuted at Double A Reading on May 23...made two appearances, one start, posted a 1-0 record and a 3.12 ERA (3ER/8.2IP) before being promoted to Triple A Lehigh Valley on June 1...finished the season in the Lehigh's rotation, going 8-4 with a 3.21 ERA (38ER/106.2IP) in 18 starts...granted free agency on Nov. 9 and signed with Houston as a minor league player on Dec. 7... following the season, pitched for Caracas in the Venezuelan Winter League and posted a 3-3 record and a 4.25 ERA (17ER/36IP) in eight starts. 2008 Began the season on Toronto's 40-man roster while recovering from Aug. 2007 left-shoulder surgery...optioned to Dunedin (A) to begin the season with the task to regain arm strength...was designated for assignment on May 9, and outrighted on May 14...placed on the minor league DL on June 14 and did not make an appearance the remainder of the season...granted free agency following the season...signed by Washington to a minor league contract with an invitation to Major League Spring Training on Dec. 16. 2007 Made five April starts before being placed on the disabled list with left shoulder soreness May 1... MINORS: Made three starts with Syracuse (AAA) in a rehabilitation assignment, going 0-2 with a 7.45 ERA (8ER/9.2IP)...Had season-ending surgery on his left shoulder on Aug. 29...Was then transferred to the 60-day DL on Sept. 4...Mr. APRIL: Dating back to 2005, has compiled a record of 10-3 with a 4.17 ERA in 15 starts...LOVES THE SOX: Apr. 17 vs. BOS, improved his career record vs. the Red Sox to 6-0 with a 3.83 ERA in eight career starts (6.2IP, 6H, ER, 3K). 2006 Began the season 4-0, to extend the Blue Jays streak to seven consecutive wins in his starts (Sept 22, 2005-Apr 25, 2006)... Team record in his starts was 12-5, despite only six quality starts (35%)... Was 6-1 at Rogers Centre, although his ERA was 6.06... Enjoyed the highest run support on the club (min. six starts) at 6.3 runs per game...Was on the disabled list twice, from May 16-30, and June 10-Aug 23, with a forearm soreness and strain of the left elbow... Experienced the shortest start of his career Aug. 23 vs.OAK... Allowed five earned runs in only 1.1 IP. 2005 Was 13-9 with a 3.72 ERA... Led the team with 121 strikeouts... His 13 wins tied Josh Towers for the team lead... Was the first rookie to lead the team in wins and strikeouts since Mark Eichhorn (14 wins and 166K in 1986)... Made a team-leading 34 starts which tied Jerry Garvin (1977) for the most ever by a Blue Jays rookie pitcher... His 13 wins were the most ever by a Blue Jays rookie starter in one season... Finished 2nd on the team with 203.0 innings pitched... Was only the 2nd Blue Jays rookie ever to throw 200 innings in a season (also Garvin, 244.2 in 1977)... Was one of only two Blue Jays to throw 200 innings or more (also Towers)... Was named A.L. rookie of the month for April after going 4-1 with a 2.48 ERA in five starts... Also named rookie of the month in July after going 5-0 with a 2.97 ERA in six starts... Became the first pitcher ever to win the A.L. Rookie of the Month award twice in one season... July 26 vs. LAA became the fastest Blue Jay rookie to reach 10 wins in a season. The previous record was held by Jeff Musselman who reached 10 wins on August 3rd, 1987... With that win he also won his 4th game in July making him the first Blue Jays rookie to twice win four games in a month (also April)... July 31 vs. TEX won his 5th straight game and became the first Blue Jays rookie to win five games in a calendar month... The Blue Jays were 19-15 when Chacin started... Had 18 quality starts, which ranked 2nd on the team... Recorded ten quality starts in his last 15 outings... In his 34 starts, received 172 runs of support, an average of 5.1 per start... Led team with 70 walks ...Ranked T-2nd in AL with 5 pickoffs and T-3rd in starts (34)... Led all AL rookies with 13 wins, 203.0 innings pitched and 34 starts... Ranked 3rd in AL rookie strikeouts (121) and 4th in ERA (3.72)...Among Blue Jays rookies ranked T-1st all-time in starts (34), 2nd in wins (13) and innings pitched (203.0), 3rd in strikeouts (121) and 4th in ERA (3.72). July 31 vs. TEX became the first Blue Jays rookie to win five games in a calendar month. Furthermore, Chacin went 5-0 during July. Over the past 10 years, the only other rookie to win at least five games in July without a loss was Baltimore's Rodrigo Lopez, who went 6-0 in July 2002. 2004 Won a combined 20 games, 17-2 at New Hampshire (AA) (includes 1-0 postseason), 2-0 with Syracuse (AAA) and 1-1 with Toronto... Had contract purchased on Sept. 20 from the double-A Eastern League Champion New Hampshire Fisher Cats and won 6-3 in his ML debut at Yankee Stadium that night (7.0IP, 4H, 3R/ER, 3BB, 2K)... Was third Blue Jays lefthander in franchise history to make his debut as a starter (Jerry Garvin-1977, Denis Boucher-1991)... Was the 2nd Blue Jay Venezuelan to make his debut as starter (Luis Leal-1980)...Was the 7th Blue Jay pitcher in club history to record a win in their debut as a starter... Combined regular season 18 wins were the most in all of minor league baseball... With New Hampshire was 16-2 with a 2.92 ERA in 25 starts... The 16 wins with one club tied Dave Gassner, Rochester (AAA) for the minor league high... Was selected as the Eastern League's Pitcher of the Year...Was named at the Eastern League Pitcher of the Week on July 25 (2-0, 0.69 ERA)... Was selected as the Eastern League Chase MVP of the Month and the Topps Eastern League Player of the Month for July (5-0, 0.98 ERA)... Was selected to the Eastern League Postseason All-Star team... Last start was on Sept. 14 in game one of the Eastern League final vs. Altoona... ND in a 5-4 win, 5.0IP, 6H, 4R/3ER, HB, 5K. 2003 Allowed three hits and struck out two over 3 1/3 scoreless innings to collect a relief win for New Haven of the Class AA Eastern League, July 4. 2002 Went 3-0 with a save and a 0.40 ERA in eight appearances, June 16-July 12. 2001 Finished tied for fourth in the league with 11 wins... Allowed three runs or less in 16 of 23 starts... June 17 tossed a three hit shutout in a seven inning win at Carolina. 2000 Tied for third on team in wins (9) and second in innings (127.2)... Was 5-0 with 3.44 ERA in May. 1999 Pioneer league all-star LHP... Third in League in ERA (3.09)... Led Medicine Hat in ERA... Second on team in wins (4), starts (9), innings pitched (64) and strikeouts (50)... Road ERA for season 1.97 in 32 innings... Pitched for Lara, Venezuelan Winter League, posting 3.14 ERA in 53.2 innings in 14 games, 10 starts. 1998 Led Dominican Summer League Blue Jays in SO/9IP at 13.74... Third-best ERA on staff among starters (2.70)... Pitched two shutouts in six starts... Did not give up a home run in 36.2 innings... Pitched winter ball for Lara, Venezuelan League going 0-1, 3.68 ERA.