Jhoulys Chacin SP ATL 5 days ago

Chacin (0-1) allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits, struck out five and walked two in a loss to the Mets on Saturday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 28-year-old has three pretty solid outings this season, but he has nothing to show for it. Chacin threw 63 of his 91 pitches for strikes and record 22 called strikes. He now has 19 strikeouts and just two walks in 17 innings. Chacin will go for his first victory again in his next scheduled start Thursday against Boston.

Jhoulys Chacin SP ATL 7 days ago

Chacin (0-0) has been a major bargain for the Braves through the first two and a half weeks of 2016, Fox Sports South reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 28-year-old is signed to a minor league deal, but he has arguably been the Braves best starter through the first 15 games. He doesn't have a decision yet, but Chacin owes a 2.38 ERA and has struck out 14 batters over 11.1 innings. He is scheduled to make his next start Saturday against the Mets.

Jhoulys Chacin SP ATL 2 weeks ago

Chacin (0-0) lasted just 5.1 innings in Sunday's extra-inning win over the Marlins, allowing three runs on four hits while striking out six.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He cruised through five scoreless innings before running into some trouble in the sixth and then watching the bullpen allow a couple of inherited runners to score to mar his line in the box score. Chacin pitched well enough to keep his spot in the rotation for now, but he'll need to remain sharp to fend off the likes of Mike Foltynewicz for the fifth starter role. Chacin's next start will come Saturday, at home against the Mets.

Jhoulys Chacin SP ATL 2 weeks ago

Chacin took a no-decision despite hurling six shutout innings Tuesday against Washington. He struck out eight, walked none, and allowed five hits.

Competitive Edge Analysis

With the game tied 0-0, Chacin was pulled after just 69 pitches for a pinch-hitter in the top of the seventh. This performance comes after Chacin threw 7.2 shutout innings in a Triple-A start to prove his worth for the major league rotation. He threw 52 strikes against just 17 balls against the Nationals, induced seven ground balls on 13 balls in play, and drew 14 swinging strikes. Expect this effort to lock him into Atlanta's fifth starting spot.

Jhoulys Chacin SP ATL 2 weeks ago

Chacin had his contract selected by the Braves on Tuesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Chacin will join the Braves' rotation while Joel De La Cruz is optioned to Triple-A and Jesse Biddle is transferred to the 60-day DL. The 28-year-old had a 3.38 ERA in just over 26 innings pitched in 2015.

Jhoulys Chacin SP ATL 3 weeks ago

Chacin will join the Braves' rotation Tuesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After a strong spring with the big club, Chacin made his first official start of the season with Triple-A Gwinnett on Thursday. He breezed through 7.2 scoreless innings with Gwinnett, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out seven. The Braves will select his contract and insert him into the five-man rotation starting Tuesday against Stephen Strasburg and the Nationals.

Jhoulys Chacin SP ATL 3 weeks ago

Chacin is set to start Thursday at Triple-A Gwinnett and could join the Braves rotation as soon as Tuesday, Mark Bowman of MLB.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After starting the year with four starters, the Braves are planning on moving back to a five man rotation on April 12. This opens up a spot for Chacin to be inserted back into the five-man fold, where he will likely stay during the 2016 season. Following two injury-plagued years, the 28-year-old is hoping to return to his 2013 form in which he posted a 3.47 ERA and 1.26 WHIP over 197.3 innings. His performance in Thursday's minor league start could dictate whether he or another starter is recalled to pitch against the Nationals on Tuesday.

Jhoulys Chacin SP ATL 4 weeks ago

Chacin will open the season at Triple-A, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Chacin was thought to have a good chance to open the year with the Braves, but he'll remain in Triple-A until the team shifts to a five-man rotation. That's expected to happen around April 12, so Chacin's stay in the minors will likely be brief.

Jhoulys Chacin SP ATL 4 weeks ago

Chacin allowed one earned run, three walks and three hits in 4.2 innings of work in Friday's game against Tampa Bay.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Chacin looked better in the first half of spring training than he did in the second, but his overall performance in the spring seems to have earned him a spot on the Braves' Opening Day roster. In fact, it seems like Chacin has earned one of the two spots in the Braves' rotation that were up for grabs this spring, while Williams Perez and John Gant are fighting for the last spot.

Jhoulys Chacin SP ATL 1 month ago

Chacin gave up one run on four hits and two walks while striking out five over 3.1 innings against the Pirates on Monday. "I'm not going to anoint him right now but he is definitely a guy who if he keeps pitching the way he is will be in the rotation someplace," manager Fredi Gonzalez told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After an outstanding start to the spring, Chacin was batted around in his March 16 outing against St. Louis, giving up three runs on eight hits in three frames. He rebounded Monday, though Chacin did get caught leaving a sinker right over the middle of the plate to opposing pitcher Francisco Liriano, who hit the ball to right field for a home run. The right-hander's not quite there yet, but barring any late blowups, Chacin figures to be added to the 40-man and entrusted with one of the final two starting jobs in Atlanta.