Jesse Chavez

Jesse Chavez #30

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 2"/160
  • Age: 32

Jesse Chavez Stats

7-15 4.18 157.0 136 1.35

Jesse Chavez MLB Career Stats

24-38 4.55 537.2 473 1.39

Jesse Chavez Bio

  • Full Name: Jesse David Chavez
  • Born: 8/21/1983 in Victorville, CA
  • Draft: 2002, Texas Rangers, 42nd rd. (1252nd overall)
  • College: Riverside CC, CA
  • Debut: August 27, 2008
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2015 Stats 7 15 4.18 30 26 1 157.0 136 1.35
MLB Career Stats 24 38 4.55 253 49 2 537.2 473 1.39
  • Status: Disabled 60-Day

Jesse Chavez Four-seam FB Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Athletics AL 843 Four-seam FB 91.70 91.00 2367.00 5.90 88.01
MLB Avg - - - Four-seam FB 92.88 92.52 2212.00 6.16 89.92


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October 7, 2015 at 7:41 AM ET

Chavez makes 26 starts in 2015

A's right-hander Jesse Chavez finished the 2015 regular season with a 7-15 record, a 4.18 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP and 136 strikeouts across 157 innings.

September 16, 2015 at 12:57 AM ET

Rib fracture shortens Chavez's season

The A's lost another starter to injury Tuesday, revealing that Jesse Chavez will miss the rest of the season because of a non-displaced rib fracture.


Jesse Chavez Awards

AFL All-Prospect Team

Year Team League
2006 Grand Canyon AFL

AFL Rising Stars

Year Team League
2006 Grand Canyon AFL

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Season G Rank
2009 73 16th in NL


Season HLD Rank
2009 15 19th in NL

Jesse Chavez Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
September 16, 2015 Oakland Athletics placed RHP Jesse Chavez on the 60-day disabled list. Fractured rib.
October 2, 2014 Oakland Athletics activated RHP Jesse Chavez.
September 30, 2014 Oakland Athletics reassigned RHP Jesse Chavez to the minor leagues.
May 10, 2013 Oakland Athletics recalled RHP Jesse Chavez from Sacramento River Cats.
April 29, 2013 Oakland Athletics optioned Jesse Chavez to Sacramento River Cats.
April 20, 2013 Oakland Athletics recalled Jesse Chavez from Sacramento River Cats.
March 10, 2013 Oakland Athletics optioned Jesse Chavez to Sacramento River Cats.
October 12, 2012 Jesse Chavez roster status changed by Oakland Athletics.
September 10, 2012 Oakland Athletics recalled Jesse Chavez from Sacramento River Cats.
August 26, 2012 Oakland Athletics optioned Jesse Chavez to Sacramento River Cats.
August 24, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays traded RHP Jesse Chavez to Oakland Athletics for cash.
August 6, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays optioned RHP Jesse Chavez to Las Vegas 51s.
August 5, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays designated Jesse Chavez for assignment.
August 4, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Jesse Chavez from Las Vegas 51s.
July 30, 2012 Jesse Chavez roster status changed by Las Vegas 51s.
July 21, 2012 Las Vegas 51s placed RHP Jesse Chavez on the 7-day disabled list.
July 15, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays optioned RHP Jesse Chavez to Las Vegas 51s.
June 19, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays recalled Jesse Chavez from Las Vegas 51s.
June 6, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays optioned Jesse Chavez to Las Vegas 51s.
May 27, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays selected the contract of Jesse Chavez from Las Vegas 51s.
December 14, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays sent Jesse Chavez outright to Las Vegas 51s.
December 12, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays designated Jesse Chavez for assignment.
October 21, 2011 Toronto Blue Jays claimed Jesse Chavez off waivers from Kansas City Royals.
October 11, 2011 Kansas City Royals designated Jesse Chavez for assignment.
September 1, 2011 Kansas City Royals recalled RHP Jesse Chavez from Omaha Storm Chasers.
June 7, 2011 Kansas City Royals optioned Jesse Chavez to Omaha Storm Chasers.
June 3, 2011 Kansas City Royals recalled Jesse Chavez from Omaha Storm Chasers.
March 17, 2011 Kansas City Royals optioned Jesse Chavez to Omaha Storm Chasers.
July 31, 2010 Kansas City Royals Traded CF Rick Ankiel and RHP Kyle Farnsworth to Atlanta Braves; Mississippi Braves Traded LHP Tim Collins to Omaha Royals and Atlanta Braves Traded CF Gregor Blanco and RHP Jesse Chavez to Kansas City Royals.
June 16, 2010 Atlanta Braves recalled Jesse Chavez from Gwinnett Braves.
June 15, 2010 Atlanta Braves optioned Jesse Chavez to Gwinnett Braves.
December 11, 2009 Atlanta Braves traded RHP Rafael Soriano to Tampa Bay Rays for RHP Jesse Chavez.
November 3, 2009 Pittsburgh Pirates traded RHP Jesse Chavez to Tampa Bay Rays.

Jesse David Chavez Bio Info

Jesse David Chavez…is married to Crystal and has two daughters, Criste and Stevee…graduated from AB Miller High School in Fontana, Calif .… attended Riverside (CA) Community College.

Began the season in the starting rotation but was moved to the bullpen following the acquisition of Jon Lester at the trading deadline…went 8-7 with a 3.44 ERA in his 21 starts and 0-1 with a 3.54 ERA in 11 relief appearances…combined for an 8-8 record and a 3.45 ERA in 32 games, 21 starts…had career highs in every category except games pitched and his ERA was a career low…had just nine wins in 191 career appearances entering the season…his 146.0 innings were more than double his previous high (67.1 in 2009) as were his 136 strikeouts (55 in 2013)…was 4-1 with a 2.54 ERA and a .216 opponents batting average over his first nine starts through May 18…then went 4-6 with a 4.17 ERA and .280 opponents batting average over his final 12 starts…had made just two career starts entering the season andis now 8-8 with a 3.89 ERA (58 er in 134.1 ip) in 23 career starts, 9-15 with a 5.15 ERA (141 er in 246.1ip) in 200 relief appearances…allowed a .253 opponents batting average, including .247 (78-for-316) against left-handed hitters compared to .260 (64-for-246) against right-handers…was 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA in 15 games in Oakland compared to 3-6 with a 4.12 ERA in 17 games on the road…yielded justfour home runs in 67.1 innings in Oakland compared to 13 in 78.2 innings on the road…12 of the 17 home runs were solo shots…allowed a .149 batting average with runners in scoring position over hisrst 10 games through May 24, .354 after that…yielded a .208 average with RISP and two outs…opponents reached base on an error eight times, which tied for fourth most in the American League…allowed a .303 batting average over his rst 15 pitches in game, .213 from pitches 16-60 and .281 after that…held the number six hitter to a .119 batting average, which was second lowest in the AL, but the numbereight hitter batted .393, which was the highest in the majors…was 6-2 with a 2.97 ERA in 12 starts onve days rest or more, 2-5 with a 4.08 ERA in nine starts on four days rest…had a 1.13 ERA in three relief appearances on two days rest or fewer, 5.11 in eight appearances with three days rest or more…compiled a 7-6 record and a 3.14 ERA in 19 starts before the All-Star Break…went 1-2 with a 4.60 ERAin 13 games, two starts, after the break…now has a 3.86 ERA (102 er in 238.0 ip) in 109 career appearances before the break, 6.12 (97 er in 142.2 ip) in 114 outings after the break…allowed 3-of-7 (42.9%)inherited runners to score and rst batters faced were 5-for-10 (.500) with a walk…averaged 5.80 runs of support as a starter, which ranked fourth highest in the AL at the time of his last start on July 28…the A's were 14-7 (.667) in his starting assignments…walked two batters or fewer in 15 of his 21 starts and allowed two runs or fewer 11 times…tossed at least one inning in nine of his 11 relief appearances,including three innings or more four times…did not commit an error in 15 chances and has not made anerror in 71 games and 30 chances in three seasons with the A's…went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts as ahitter and is 0-for-8 with eight strikeouts in his career

Spent most of the season with the A's and was 2-4 with a save and a career-low 3.92 ERA in 35 games over two stints…the save was the first of his career and he also struck out a career-high 55 batters … also had career lows in opponents batting average (.230), on-base percentage (.302) and slugging percentage (.318) … matched his career highs in wild pitches (5) and hit batters (3) … surrendered just three home runs in 57.1 innings, an average of 0.47 per nine innings…entered the season with 34 home runs in 177.1 career innings (1.73 per nine innings)…had a 2.97 ERA and .210 opponents batting average in 18 games before the All-Star Break…then compiled a 5.25 ERA and .258 opponents average in 17 games after the break…his opponents batting average included a .212 (21-for-99) mark against right-handed hitters compared to .246 (29-for-118) against left-handers …yielded all three of his home runs to right-handers but issued 14 of his 20 walks to lefties…allowed a .167 batting average with runners in scoring position and two outs…had a .269 batting average over his first 15 pitches in a game, .193 after that…first batters faced were 8-for-32 (.250) with two walks (.286 on-base percentage) … allowed 8-of-26 (30.8%) inherited runners to score…had a 2.73 ERA and .181 opponents batting average in 20 games on the road compared to a 5.20 ERA and .277 opponents average in 15 games at home…opponents hit .333 with a .418 on-base percentage when leading off an inning…led AL relievers in sacrifice hits allowed (6) and averaged the seventh most pitches per game (27.1)…tied for fifth among all AL pitchers in sacrifice hits…tossed at least one inning in 30 of his 35 appearances, including 10 outings of two or more.

OAKLAND: Was recalled from Sacramento April 20 and appeared in just three games during his first
stint…had a 6.23 ERA and .350 opponents batting average when he was optioned to Sacramento April 29…returned May 10 and spent the remainder of the season with Oakland…did not allow a run in six of his first seven outings following his return…had a 0.59 ERA and .132 opponents batting average over that stretch that ran from May 10 to June 13…it included a career-high 12.2-inning scoreless streak from May 15 to June 13…capped his scoreless streak by tossing 5.2 scoreless innings of relief June 13 against New York (AL) for his first win in the A's 3-2, 18-inning victory over the Yankees … allowed just one hit and walked a season-high two while striking out a career-high tying seven (also May 27, 2012 at Texas)…it was the longest relief appearance of his career and the longest outing by an A's reliever since Lenny DiNardo tossed 6.0 innings Aug. 2, 2008 against Boston…was charged with his first loss in his next outing June 17 at Texas…allowed two runs to score plus an inherited runner … allowed 3-of-7 (42.9%) inherited runners to score through that game but then allowed just 2-of-14 (14.3%) to score over his next 17 contests…was charged with his second loss of the season when he allowed a season-high four runs in 1.1 innings in a 7-1 loss to St. Louis June 29…tossed 4.0 scoreless innings for his first career save in a 10-4 win at Kansas City July 7…it was the fourth four-inning save by an A's reliever since 1991, the first since Chad Gaudin May 4, 2006 against Cleveland…matched his season high by allowing four hits July 25 against Los Angeles (AL)…yielded three runs in that game and allowed three runs in three of six games from July 25 to Aug. 17 (10 er in 10.2 ip, 8.44 ERA)…matched his season high with two walks July 28 against Los Angeles (AL)…appeared in just six of the A's 38 games from Aug. 2 to Sept. 12 and allowed a run in the four of those contests (4.05 ERA)…struck out in his only at bat of the season Aug. 7 at Cincinnati and is 0 for 5 with five strikeouts in his career…walked a season-high two batters in back-to-back outings Aug. 20 against Seattle and Aug. 23 at Baltimore…did not allow an earned run over his final six outings beginning Sept. 15 (6.1 ip, 2 h, 1 r, 1 bb, 8 so)…was on the A's roster for the ALDS against Detroit but did not appear in a game.

SACRAMENTO: Was used exclusively as a starter with Sacramento and went 2-2 with a 2.70 ERA in five starts…allowed just one home run in 30.0 innings…walked five batters, an average of 1.50 per nine innings…struck out 26 for a strikeout to walk ratio of 5.20…yielded a .285 opponents batting average, including .240 (18-for-75) against right-handed hitters compared to .354 (17-for-48) against left-handers…went 1-1 with a 2.45 ERA in three starts before he was called up by Oakland the first time April 20…that included a season-high nine strikeout game for his first win, April 15 at Reno … logged a 1-1 record and a 3.09 ERA in two starts during his second stay with the River Cats from April 29 to May 9.

2012 Was acquired from the Toronto Blue Jays Aug. 24 for cash considerations and was sent to Sacramento before he was recalled by the A's Sept. 10...allowed seven runs in 3.1 innings in four relief appearances with Oakland for an 18.90 ERA and .474 opponents batting average...was also 1-1 with an 8.44 ERA and .281 opponents average in nine games, two starts, with Toronto...combined for a 9.85 ERA in 13 appearances overall...surrendered seven home runs in 24.2 innings for a .593 opponents slugging percentage...struck out 30, an average of 10.95 per nine innings...allowed a .315 opponents batting average, including .279 (19-for-68) against right-handed hitters compared to .375 (15-for-40) against left-handers...opponents hit .197 with the bases empty, .500 with six of his seven home runs with runners on base...including .519 with runners in scoring position...has allowed a .335 (68-for-203) average with RISP in his career...allowed 7-of-8 (87.5%) inherited runners to score, including all three with the A's...first batters faced were 4-for-10 (.400) with a walk in his 11 relief appearances...was 0-1 with a 10.38 ERA in his two starting assignments, 1-0 with a 9.56 ERA in 11 relief appearances... opponents were 5-for-24 (.208) with one walk (.240 on-base percentage) leading off an inning...has allowed a .190 (29-for-153) batting average to hitters leading off an inning in his career...allowed a .360 batting average the first time through the lineup, .212 after that. 2011 Appeared in four games at the Major League level with Kansas City, allowing runs in three of his four outings... CLOSE IT OUT: Spent most of the season at Omaha (AAA) serving at the team's closer... Saved 16 games in 21 opportunities... BIG SUMMER: Over the months of June and July saw his best success, recording a eight saves and 0.92 ERA (19.2IP/2ER)... From May 31-Aug. 10, allowed runs in only 2 of 21 outings... Did not blow a save until his 15th outing of the season... Did not allow a run in his first nine outings at Omaha, totalling 13.2 innings... WINTER BALL: Played in the Mexican Winter League, posting a 0-1 record with a 3.38 ERA and one save in 17 relief appearances. 2010 Jesse was acquired from the Atlanta Braves on July 31 with Gregor Blanco and minor league hurler Tim Collins in exchange for OF Rick Ankiel, RHP Kyle Farnsworth and cash considerations. ...Finished strong for the Royals, posting a 1.74 ERA (10.1 IP, 2 ER) over his final 9 relief appearances, holding batters to a .167 average over that span. 2009 Spent first full season in the Majors and led the Pittsburgh pitching staff with 73 appearances...Led all Major League rookies in appearances...Made seven straight scoreless appearances from 5/14-25 (7.0 IP)...Led pitching staff with 16 appearances during the month of May...Earned first Major League plate appearance (K) on 8/18 vs. Milwaukee...Picked up first Major League win on 9/6 vs. St. Louis...Pitched 2.0 scoreless frames on 9/25 vs. Los Angeles and finished season making four straight scoreless appearances (4.2 IP). 2008 Spent majority of season with Triple-A Indianapolis and was named the club's Pitcher-of-the-Year... Established career high in appearances and converted his team-high 14 saves in 19 opportunities... Ranked ninth in the International League in saves... Held right-handed hitters to a .177 (25-for-141) batting average and two home runs while left-handed batters hit .282 (33-for-117) with six home runs... Was scored upon just twice in his first 11 games with Indy and had a 1.40 ERA (19.1IP/3ER)... Struck out at least one batter in 15 consecutive games from June 25 thru Aug. 6 (26K in 19.2IP)... Was selected by Pittsburgh on Aug. 27 and made Major League debut that afternoon vs. Chicago (NL) at PNC Park and retired each of the three batters he faced... Was scored upon in four straight games (4.1IP/5ER) with Bucs after his first outing... Surrendered walk-off grand slam to Ryan Braun and suffreed first big league loss on Sept. 25 at Milwaukee... Ended season with back-to-back scoreless outings...Was scored upon just three times, and struck out 11 batters, in his last 10 games (9.2IP)...Went 0-for-2 in save situations with the Pirates and allowed three of his five inherited runners to score... Held left-handed batters to a .217 average (5-for-23) while right-handed batters hit .395 (15-for-38)...Participated in the Dominican Winter League and went 2-1 with a 5.54 ERA (13.0IP/8ER) in 13 appearances with Gigantes del Cibao. 2007 Spent first full season with Indianapolis... Ranked second on team in appearances... Made 45 of his 46 appearances in relief... Was scored upon in five of first six appearances... Was scored upon once in eight appearances (16.2IP/2ER) from April 28-May 19... Surrendered just one home run in final 29 appearances (52.0IP)... Went 1-2 with four saves and a 6.00 ERA (12.0IP/8ER) in 11 appearances for the Phoenix Desert Dogs during the Arizona Fall League. 2006 Went 4-6 with four saves and a 4.38 ERA in 51 appearances with three different minor league teams... Began season with Frisco (Rangers' AA)... Tossed 2.0 hitless frames and earned first save on April 19 vs. San Antonio... Lost each of his first four decisions from Apr. 13 through May 21... Was scored upon just once in a six-game stretch from May 24 thru June 7 (10.0IP/1ER)... Was promoted to Triple-A on July 28 and made lone appearance with Oklahoma on July 29...Was acquired by Pittsburgh organization on July 31 and assigned to Indianapolis... Participated in the Arizona Fall League and went 3-0 with four saves and a 0.64 ERA (14.0IP/1ER) in 12 relief appearances with Grand Canyon... Was named to Arizona Fall League's All-Prospect Team for his efforts. 2005 Split season between Bakersfield (Rangers' A) and Frisco and went 4-3 with a 4.65 ERA in 42 relief appearances... Held opponents to a .182 (16-for-88) average while pitching with Bakersfield... Made four straight scoreless outings to begin the season (10.2IP)... Earned his two saves on April 23 vs. Inland Empire and May 13 vs. Visalia...Gave up three runs in final appearance with Bakersfield on May 20 at Stockton, raising ERA from 1.29 to 2.22... Was promoted to Frisco on May 23 and made Double-A debut on May 25 at Arkansas, where he allowed one run in 2.2IP...Picked up first win on June 27 vs. Tulsa...Earned victories in back-to-back outings on June 27 and June 30 and again on Aug. 5 and Aug. 7...Recorded a 0.71 ERA (12.2IP/1ER) in final five appearances and was not charged with an earned run in his last 8.1 innings... Allowed three grand slams, the most by any pitcher in the Texas League. 2004 Spent entire season with Clinton (Rangers' A), his last year used primarily as a starter... Ranked second on staff in starts and third in innings pitched and strikeouts... Tossed 4.0 innings of scoreless relief and picked up win in first appearance on Apr. 8 at Wisconsin... Went 2-0 with a 3.94 ERA (16.0IP/7ER) in his first relief outings... Won three straight decisions from Apr. 17 thru May 6... Suffered five straight losses from July 11 through Aug. 6. 2003 Spent first professional season with Spokane, Texas' entry in the Northwest League... Recorded victories on July 6 vs. Yakima and July 27 vs. Eugene... Earned lone save on Aug. 26 at Boise.