Jesse Chavez
P LAD
7 days ago

Chavez has a 3.57 ERA in 22.2 innings (1.77 ERA in his last 20.1 innings) since being traded to the Dodgers from Toronto at the August 1 trade deadline.

EDGE Analysis

Chavez has allowed 30 baserunners during that stretch, so he's been a bit shaky at times. However, since a pair of poor outings to open his tenure in Los Angeles, Chavez has been much better.

Jesse Chavez
P LAD
2 months ago

Chavez has been traded from the Blue Jays to the Dodgers, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chavez, who has posted a 4.57 ERA with 42 strikeouts in 41.1 innings, will give the Dodgers bullpen much-needed depth. He will join right-handers Joe Blanton, Pedro Baez, Luis Coleman and Ross Stripling. The 32-year-old has been a starter and reliever for the Athletics and Blue Jays over the past five seasons.

Jesse Chavez
P LAD
2 months ago

Chavez could potentially fill a starting role in the near future, the Toronto Star reports.

EDGE Analysis

The option of sending Aaron Sanchez to the bullpen becomes more muddy by the day, but if Toronto does indeed move him, the Chavez may get a big boost in fantasy value. The right-hander started 46 games for Oakland over the past two seasons, going 15-23 with a 3.83 ERA. He's a solid candidate for the job if the team decides to stay within the organization to find pitching help. However, there are so many variables associated with the situation that make it too early to jump the gun on assuming Chavez's fantasy value will rise in the near future.

Jesse Chavez
P LAD
3 months ago

Chavez has posted a respectable 3.41 ERA and 1.19 WHIP while striking out 35 over 34.1 innings during the first half of 2016.

EDGE Analysis

A year removed from starting 26 games in Oakland, Chavez has smoothly adjusted to his role in Toronto's bullpen. His ERA and WHIP are both career bests. In addition, the right-hander is issuing less walks than ever before while pumping his average fastball (93.4 mph) at its highest speed since 2010. With that said, he's been on the brighter side of luck so far, with an 80-percent strand rate (career 71 percent) and a .288 BABIP (career .317) that both the best he's had in any of his nine MLB campaigns. Furthermore, Chavez did stumble to the first-half finish line, so beware that he's a prime candidate for a second-half regression.

Jesse Chavez
P LAD
3 months ago

Chavez allowed two runs, three hits and a walk while recording just one out in Monday's loss to the Rockies.

EDGE Analysis

Just when it looked like he was finally pulling it all together, Chavez has a disastrous stretch to put himself back in manager John Gibbons' doghouse. In five appearances since June 19, Chavez has given up six runs on eight hits over 3.2 innings. Gibbons may have no choice but to deploy the right-handed reliever in low-leverage situations going forward.

Jesse Chavez
P LAD
3 months ago

Thanks to a mechanical adjustment, Chavez has seemingly overcome his early season struggles, Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 32-year-old didn't make clear the specific changes in mechanics, but the righty made reference to his arm slot and grip. Chavez thinks the mechanical issue cropped up because he started his off-season routine late this winter as he was recovering from a broken rib. From May 28 through June 18 he strung together 11 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run, a stretch that saw opposition hitters bat .139/.184/.139 against him.

Jesse Chavez
P LAD
4 months ago

Since returning from a three-game suspension for his role in the May 15 brawl with the Rangers, Chavez has allowed an earned run in just one of his five appearances.

EDGE Analysis

Chavez holds a 3.20 ERA through 20 appearances this season, and has three holds to go along with one blown save. The Jays offense and bullpen has been improve as of late, and Chavez should see his fair share of opportunities. He's made four appearances (five innings) over the team's past eight games.

Jesse Chavez
P LAD
4 months ago

Chavez will appeal his three-game suspension for his role in Sunday's brawl with the Rangers, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

There was a sense Chavez might just accept the appeal, seeing as he pitched Sunday and Monday and probably would have been unavailable for a couple days anyway. However, Chavez will appeal and will be available out of the Jays' bullpen until a ruling is handed down.

Jesse Chavez
P LAD
4 months ago

Chavez has been suspended three games by Major League Baseball for his role in Sunday's benches-clearing brawl with the Rangers, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports. Chavez will begin serving his suspension immediately.

EDGE Analysis

Chavez pitched in each of the last two games, so it makes sense for the reliever to begin serving it right away, rather than attempting an appeal. The right-hander will sit out Tuesday and Wednesday against the Rays, and he'll serve the final game of the ban Thursday when the Jays open a four-game set with the Twins in Minneapolis. Chavez will be eligible to return Friday night for Game 2 of the Twins series.

Jesse Chavez
P LAD
4 months ago

Chavez was ejected from Sunday's game after plunking Prince Fielder in the bottom of the eighth inning, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chavez's actions came after a benches-clearing brawl in the top of the eighth inning that resulted in three other ejections. It's quite possible a minor suspension is on the horizon but any supplemental discipline should be announced in the coming days.