Jesse Chavez
RP LAA
4 hours ago

Chavez will open the season in the Angels' rotation, the Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chavez was solid enough in spring to hold off competition from Alex Meyer and Bud Norris to make the rotation. His best years came in 2014 and 2015 with division rival Oakland, in which he posted a combined 3.83 ERA over 303 innings. If the Angels can get that level of performance from Chavez, they should be very happy with their investment.

Jesse Chavez
RP LAA
6 days ago

Chavez threw 68 pitches in a minor league game Friday, while his main competition, Bud Norris was told he will no longer follow a starting pitcher's rest schedule, The Orange County Register reports.

EDGE Analysis

Chavez was already considered the front-runner to win the Angels' fifth starter job, but the organization's usage of the pitchers in the competition Friday only increases that likelihood. The 33-year-old pitcher won't generate much fantasy buzz outside of very deep leagues, but there is strikeout potential in his arm as a potential streamer or as a cheap DFS option in strong matchups. We will have to wait for an official announcement to be made, but Chavez appears to be the pitcher to target if you were following this competition.

Jesse Chavez
RP LAA
2 weeks ago

Chavez had a solid outing Sunday, giving up two runs on four hits in his four innings of work. He struck out three and walked none in a win over the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Chavez has been average at best this spring, posting a 4.32 ERA with nine strikeouts in his 8.1 innings of work. Even with the mediocre results, he remains the front-runner for the Angels' fifth rotation spot. His main competition, Bud Norris, has missed time with a finger injury and hasn't been effective on the mound this spring (6.23 ERA in 4.1 innings). It is still early, and things can change, but Chavez is the guy to target in deeper formats for those targeting a cheap source of strikeouts.

Jesse Chavez
RP LAA
2 weeks ago

Chavez made his second spring training start Monday, going 2.1 innings and giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits while notching three strikeouts in a loss to the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

In just two starts, Chavez has given us a brief glimpse of both the upside and downside he provides as a starter. His first outing went without a hitch, tossing two clean innings and striking out three. This time around, the veteran pitcher was far too hittable in his 2.1 innings of work. The saving grace for a pitcher like Chavez is that he will rarely put himself in a situation where he is letting hitters get on base without taking the bat off their shoulders. He remains in the thick of the race for the Angels' final rotation spot.

Jesse Chavez
RP LAA
3 weeks ago

Chavez made his first Cactus League appearance Wednesday, tossing two innings of shutout ball while striking out three in a win over Texas.

EDGE Analysis

Chavez is currently the favorite to win the Angels' final rotation spot out of spring training. The veteran righty is an intriguing option in fantasy as he has always shown an ability to strikeout batters, even as a 33-year-old last season (8.5 K/9). The issue with Chavez is that he can be a bit too hittable at times, which has led to an ERA north of four over the past two seasons. If he can keep his ERA under four (like he did with the Athletics in 2013 and 2014), then he could have value in standard formats. For now, we should just consider him a deep league option with some upside for strikeouts.

Jesse Chavez
RP LAA
1 month ago

Chavez enters spring training as the front-runner to win the Angels' fifth starter job.

EDGE Analysis

It would make sense for the club to give Chavez first crack at the job after they signed him to a $5.75 million contract this past offseason. The 33-year-old has pitched for three different clubs over the past two years, posting ERAs north of four at each stop. While the ERA likely lands him in the streamer category in standard leagues, Chavez's solid strikeout rate last season (8.46 K/9) and his new pitcher-friendly ballpark could make him a decent option in deep and AL-only formats.

Jesse Chavez
RP LAA
4 months ago

Chavez agreed to a one-year, $5.75 million contract with the Angels on Friday, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

According to the report, Chavez was signed to be a starter. He pitched exclusively out of the bullpen in 2016, posting a 4.43 ERA and 1.33 WHIP in 62 appearances between Toronto and Los Angeles. He was largely done in by the long ball, giving up 12 homers in 67 innings, but seven of those were surrendered in just 26.1 innings at Rogers Centre. The move to Anaheim should help some in that regard although Angel Stadium was more favorable for home runs than normal in 2016.

Jesse Chavez
RP LAA
6 months 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
RP LAA
8 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
RP LAA
8 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.