Chad Edward Gaudin (GO-dan)...he and his wife, Syndal, have one son; Gunnar Gator Gaudin...is a 2001 graduate of Crescent
High School in Metairie, La....as a senior, earned all-state and district MVP honors...was also named a third-team All-American by
Baseball America...verbally committed to play baseball at Louisiana State University before signing with Tampa Bay.
Began 10th professional season at Major League level with Washington, going 1-1
with a 6.48 ERA in 10 games before being placed on 15-day disabled list on April 26
with right shoulder inflammation...Started rehab assignment on June 15 with single-A Potomac, making one start with
P-Nats before advancing to single-A Hagerstown. Totaled eight rehab appearances
between Potomac, Hagerstown and Syracuse, going 0-2 with a 3.52 ERA (15.1 IP/6
ER)...Returned from rehab and reinstated from DL on July 19. Designated for assignment
that day and given unconditional release on July 21...Signed minor league contract with Toronto on July 30, reporting to triple-A Las Vegas...Finished season in 51's starting rotation, going 2-3 with a 6.14 ERA (29.1/20)...Tossed a season-best 6.0 innings on August 25 at Salt Lake City, allowing just four hits.
Finished 1-4 with one hold, one blown save and a 5.65 ERA in 42 appearances with OAK and NYY...signed with NYY as
a free agent on May 26 and helped NYY earn AL Wild Card berth via a 1.38 ERA in 8 Aug. appearances...in 30 overall
appearance with the Yankees, worked in excess of 1.0 inning 17 times.
Combined to go 6-10 with a 4.64 ERA in 31 appearances (25 starts) with the Yankees
and Padres in 2009... opponents batted .258 (146-for-565, 14HR); LH .296 (80-for-270,
4HR), RH .224 (66-for-295, 10HR)...Went 5-10 with a 4.76 ERA (134.1IP, 71ER) as a starter in 2009... made six relief
appearances, going 1-0 with a 3.46 ERA and 14K in 13.0IP... allowed three-of-four
inherited runners to score... retired four-of-six first batters faced (66.7%)... each relief
appearance lasted more than 1.0 inning...Allowed just 4HR in 270AB to left-handed hitters... went
77.1IP without surrendering a homer to a left-handed
batter between 6/12 and 9/22...Averaged 8.49K/9.0IP (147.1IP, 139K), ranking him 15th
among Major League pitchers with 100.0-or-more
IP... received just 3.60 runs per 9.0IP of support, ranking
him 170th of 183 Major League pitchers with 10-ormore
starts...Did not record a win in a career-long 12 straight starts
from 7/3-9/22, going 0-4 with a 4.58 ERA (59.0IP,
30ER)... did not record a decision in his first five starts
with the Yankees, allowing just 9ER in 24.1IP (3.33
ERA)... snapped the stretch with his win on 9/28 vs.
Kansas City (6.2IP, 2ER)... according to the Elias Sports
Bureau, became the first pitcher in franchise history to
record a no-decision in each of his first five starts with
the club winning each game...Was acquired by the Yankees from the San Diego
Padres on 8/6 in exchange for a player to be named
later or cash considerations... was added to the
Yankees' 25-man roster prior to 8/9 win vs. Boston...Was 2-0 with a 3.43 ERA in 11 appearances (six starts)
with the Yankees, who were 8-3 in his appearances (6-0
in his starts)... opponents batted .252 (41-for-163, 7HR);
LH .301 (22-for-73, 2HR), RH .211 (19-for-90, 5HR)... held
his opponent to 3ER or less in each of his six starts
with the Yankees, allowing just 11ER in 31.0IP (3.19
ERA)... earned the win in his Yankees debut on 8/12 vs.
Toronto, tossing 2.0 scoreless IP of relief (1H, 1BB, 3K)...Appeared on the Yankees' postseason roster in all three
rounds of the 2009 playoffs... made one appearance in
Game 4 of the ALCS at Los Angeles-AL, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning in the Yankees
victory...Began the season with the Padres, going 4-10 with a 5.13 ERA in 20 games (19 starts),
allowing 105H and 60ER in 105.1IP (69R, 56BB, 5HBP, 105K, 7HR)... allowed a careerhigh-
tying 8R - and career-high 8ER - in 6/12 loss at Los Angeles-AL (3.0IP, 10H, 1K,
2HR)... earned NL "co-Player of the Week" honors (with Florida's Hanley Ramirez)
for the period ending 6/28, going 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA (15.0IP, 2ER, 20K)... matched
his career high with 11K in 6/23 win at Seattle (7.0IP, 4H, 2ER, 1BB, 1HR)... tossed 8.0
shutout innings in 6/28 win at Texas, limiting the Rangers to 1H and 2BB with 9K...Signed a minor league contract with the Chicago Cubs on 12/12/08 and attended spring training... was
released on 4/8... signed with San Diego on 4/12 and made two starts with Triple-A Portland (0-0, 8.2IP, 4H,
0R, 2BB, 10K).
Chad went 9-5 with a 4.40 ERA (44 ER/90.0 IP) in 50 games (six starts) with Oakland and Chicago.
© His four relief wins with the Cubs ranked third on the club.
© Retired 27 of 44 first batters faced and stranded 11 of 16 inherited runners,
including nine of 10 with the Cubs.
© Went 4-2 with a 5.73 ERA in 32 contests against Senior Circuit clubs.
© Limited N.L. Central clubs to a .216 batting average (11-for-51) against
in 12 contests.
© Was 2-1 with a 1.93 ERA (3 ER/14.0 IP) in 13 July relief appearances
between the A's and Cubs.
© Recorded decisions in three consecutive team games, July 26-28, going
2-1 in that span ... was the first Cub to record a decision in three straight
games since Mike Proly went 2-1, August 12-14, 1982.
© Earned his fourth win as a Cub, tossing 2.0 perfect innings August 15 in
Florida ...recorded four wins in his first 16 relief appearances for Chicago.
© Surrendered a career-high (as reliever) six earned runs in 2.0 innings of
work August 22 vs. Washington ... also allowed six runs (two earned)
September 7, 2004 at New York (A.L.), while with Tampa Bay.
© Rebounded with two scoreless outings, August 26 at Pittsburgh (0.2 IP)
and August 29 vs. Philadelphia (1.0 IP) before lower back soreness sidelined
him until September 21.
Was placed in the A's starting rotation when Esteban Loaiza went on the
disabled list to start the season and pitched exclusively as a starter for the
first time in his career...was 11-13 with a 4.42 ERA in 34 starts...his statistics
before and after the All-Star Break told his story in 2007 as he was
8-3 with a 2.88 ERA, .246 opponents batting average and five home runs
allowed in 18 starts before the break and 3-10 with a 6.30 ERA, .290 opponents
batting average and 16 home runs allowed in 16 starts after the
break...ranked fourth in the American League in ERA at the break and
only two Oakland pitchers since 1991 had a lower ERA at the break (Haren,
2.30 in 2007 and Hudson, 2.71 in 2003)...then led the Majors in losses
after the break and compiled the highest ERA in the AL...is the fourth
pitcher in Oakland history to lose 10 games after the All-Star Break along
with Brian Kingman (12 in 1980), Matt Keough (11 in 1978) and Rick
Langford (10 in 1977)...his ERA was third highest ever by an Oakland
pitcher after the break (Wasdin, 6.84 in 1996; Haynes, 6.35 in 1998)...for
the season, he led the A's in losses, runs (108), walks (100) and hit batters
(8) and tied for the team lead in games started...became just the second A's
pitcher since 1993 to walk 100 or more batters (Appier, 102 in 2000)...tied
for the AL lead in games started, was second in walks, third in intentional
walks (8), tied for sixth in runs, seventh in grounded into double plays
(26), tied for eighth in losses, tied for ninth in earned runs (98) and tied for
10th in hit batters...struck out 154 for a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.54,
which was second lowest in the AL...now has 255 career strikeouts and
180 walks for a ratio of 1.42...had the fourth highest opponents on-base
percentage in the AL (.354)...allowed a league leading eight triples, which
tied for the seventh highest single season total in Oakland history...15 of
the 21 home runs he allowed came with the bases empty as have 29 of his
38 career home runs...eight of his 21 home runs came against Los Angeles,
the most ever in one season by an Oakland pitcher against the
Angels...allowed a .267 opponents batting average, which included a .250
(94 for 376) mark against right-handed hitters and .282 (111 for 393) against
left-handers...had 32 walks and 105 strikeouts against right-handers and
68 walks and 49 strikeouts against left-handers...his opponents average
dropped to .256 with runners in scoring position, including .192 with RISP
and two outs and .115 with the bases loaded...has allowed a .182 (31 for
170) career average with RISP and two outs...allowed a .295 opponents batting average the first time through the lineup, .219 the second time
through and .290 after that.
Opponents were successful in 12 of 13 (92.3%)
stolen attempts with him on the mound, which was third highest in the AL
and second highest in Oakland history (Lilly, 96.0% in 2003)...opponents
are now 22 for 24 (91.7%) off him in his career...was 2-1 with a 3.56 ERA
in seven starts during the day compared to 9-12 with a 4.66 ERA in 27
starts at night...his 27 starts at night were the most by an A's pitcher since
Vida Blue and Ken Holtzman both had 27 such starts in 1975...the A's
were 18-16 in his starting assignments, which included 11-3 over his first
14 starts and 7-13 over his final 20 assignments...tossed seven or more
innings in nine of his 34 starts, allowed two runs or fewer 16 times and
walked two batters or fewer 15 times...left with the lead in five of his no
decisions in which he pitched at least five innings only to have the bullpen
blown the save...allowed two home runs in his first start on April 5 at Los
Angeles but then had a 10-start, 67.0-inning, 284-batter homerless streak
that ended when Jason Kubel homered in the sixth inning on June 3 against
Minnesota...picked up his first win of the season on April 17 against Los
Angeles to give him a career high five-game winning streak dating back to
July 4, 2006...finished April with a 1-1 record and a 2.54 ERA in five
starts...the ERA ranked seventh in the AL...then went 4-0 with a 2.15
ERA in six starts in May...tied for second in the AL in May wins and
ranked fifth in ERA...won his first start in June, giving him a career high
tying five-game winning streak from May 8 to June 3 (2.15 ERA)...was 6-
1 with a 2.43 ERA, a .242 opponents batting average and three home runs
allowed in 13 starts entering play on June 14...then went 5-12 with a 5.70
ERA, a .282 opponents batting average and 18 home runs allowed over his
last 21 starts...the 12 losses were the most in the Majors from June 14 until
the end of the season...walked five or more batters in three consecutive
starts from July 12 to 23, the longest such streak by an Oakland starter
since Todd Van Poppel did it in four consecutive starts from August 16-
September 3, 1993...that streak began a career high tying five-game losing
streak from July 12 to August 7 (8.54 ERA)...included in that stretch
was his first career complete game, a four-hitter in the A's 4-3 loss at Seattle
on July 28...finished July with a 1-3 record and a 6.44 ERA in five
starts...the ERA was fifth highest in the AL...had his first career 10 strikeout
game on August 23 at Tampa Bay...matched his career high with 10 hits
(fourth time) in just 3.2 innings on September 8 in a 7-3 loss at
Texas...allowed a career high eight runs (three earned) in 4.0 innings in an
8-7 loss to Seattle on September 18...walked a career and A's season high
seven batters in 4.0 innings in a 7-3 loss at Boston on September 25...it
was just the fourth time in Oakland history a pitcher walked seven or more
in four innings or fewer...then struck out a career and A's season high 11
batters in his next and final start on September 30 against Los
Angeles...went 1-4 with a 6.46 ERA in six starts in September.
The A's acquired Gaudin from the Blue Jays in the offseason and he put together the best season of his four-year career. Gaudin started the season with Triple-A Sacramento and ended up making 55 appearances with Oakland. Pitched exclusively in relief for the first time in his career and allowed a .222 opponents batting average. Gaudin allowed 7 of 35 (20 percent) inherited runners to score, which ranked fourth lowest in the American League. He had a career highs in wins, games, saves, innings, strikeouts and walks. His ERA and opponents batting average were the lowest of his career.
Was 1-3 with a 13.15 ERA in five appearances, three starts, with Toronto...the Blue Jays were 1-2 in games he started...was recalled from
Triple-A Syracuse of the International League on May 29...after making three starts, he was optioned back to Syracuse on June 16...was
recalled again on July 15...made two relief appearances, then was optioned back to Syracuse on July 26...opponents batted .470, including .453 in his starts and .538 in relief...allowed a .481 (13 for 27) average against left-handed hitters and .462 (18 for 39) against right-handers...allowed six home runs (three to right-handers, three to left-handers)...was 1-2 with a 12.19 ERA in his three starts...made his Blue Jays debut on May 31 at Seattle and won 9-7 (5.0 ip, 7 h, 2 r, 2 er, 2 bb, 6 so)...the six strikeouts are a career high...threw 93 pitches, 60 strikes...became the eighth starter in team history to win their Blue Jays debut and the first since Gustavo Chacin on September 20, 2004 at New York...according to the Elias Sports Bureau, at the age of 22 years and 68 days, he was the youngest Blue Jay to start
a game since Brandon Lyon started at 21 years, 359 days of age, on August 4, 2001 vs. altimore...lost his second start 12-4 on June 5 at Oakland (1.0 ip, 7 h, 7 r, 7 er, 1 bb, 1 so, 1 hr)...threw 48 pitches, 30 strikes...it was the shortest outing for a Blue Jays starter since Justin Miller also tossed 1.0 innings on September 13, 2004 vs. Baltimore...it matched the shortest start by a Blue Jay in 2005 (Lilly)...the seven earned runs matched the most given up by a Blue Jays starter...lost 7-0 on June 14 vs. St. Louis in his home debut (4.1 ip, 10 h, 5 r, 5 er, 1 bb, 4 so, 3 hr)...the three home runs allowed matched the most by any Blue Jays pitcher... received seven runs of support in his three starts, an average of 6.1 runs of support per start...was 0-1 with a 16.88 ERA in two relief appearances...suffered his lone relief loss on July 24 at Kansas City (1.2 ip, 4 h, 2 r, 2 er, 2 bb) in his last ML appearance of the season...for Syracuse he was 9-8 with a 3.35
ERA, which ranked fourth in the International League...was one of two IL pitchers to throw a pair of shutouts in 2005...the two shutouts
tied for second most in all of Minor League Baseball...allowed a .251 opponents batting average...was named the International League
Pitcher of the Week for the period from May 16-22...went 2-0 with a 1.20 ERA during the week...threw a one-hit shutout vs. Columbus
on May 16 and won 3-0...retired the first 24 batters before his perfect game was broken up by a single to start the ninth...retired the
next three hitters to finish with a complete game one-hit shutout, becoming the first Syracuse pitcher to throw a nine inning one-hitter
since Roy Halladay on June 20, 1998...hurled a four-hit shutout on June 25 against Ottawa...struck out a season high 11 batters in a July 10 loss to Pawtucket...recorded five or more strikeouts in 14 of his 23 starts, finishing the campaign with 113 strikeouts in 150.1
innings...was a two-time selection as a Blue Jays Minor League Star of the Month, being honored in both April and May...pitched for
Magallanes in the Venezuelan Winter League and was 4-3 with a 2.97 ERA in 11 starts...ranked sixth in the VWL in ERA and was third in strikeouts (53).
Was 1-2 with a 4.85 ERA in 26 games, four starts, with Tampa Bay...made the Opening Day roster and appeared in 14 games in relief...posted a 3.00 ERA before being optioned to Triple-A Durham on May 19...was the seventh-youngest player in the majors on the season and third on the Devil Rays behind teammates B.J. Upton and Scott Kazmir...was recalled on June 11 and inserted into the starting rotation where he was 1-1 with a 5.87 ERA in four starts before returning to Durham on June 28...earned his first career win as a
starter on June 17 at San Diego in his second start of the season (5.0 ip, 7 h, 1 r, 1 er, 1 bb, 4 so)...on June 22 at Toronto, he suffered
his shortest career start of 0.2 innings despite not allowing a hit or a run...faced five batters - walk, walk, GIDP, walk, walk before being
lifted...it was the fewest batters ever faced by a Rays starters in a single outing (non-injury)...the club was 3-1 in his four starts...allowed a career high ten hits against Florida on June 27...recalled on September 1 and made eight relief appearances posting a 5.84
ERA...overall, stranded 19 of 26 inherited runners...opponents hit .337 with four home runs...right-handed hitters hit .301 (34 for 113)
with four homers while lefties hit .403 (25 for 62) with no home runs...split his time at Durham between the rotation and the bullpen,
going 1-3 with a pair of saves and a 4.72 ERA in 17 games, seven starts...his lone win came on June 5 vs. Norfolk, pitching 5.0 shutout
innings with a season high nine strikeouts...from August 6-30, he was 0-1 with two saves and allowed runs in just two of his nine relief
appearances (4 er, 12.0 ip)...held right-handers to a .192 mark (20 for 104)...posted an ERA of 6.34 in 13 games at home and a 1.20 ERA
in four road appearances.
Split the season between Single-A Bakersfield, Double-A Orlando and Tampa Bay...made his Major
League debut on August 1 in relief at Kansas City and allowed one earned run over 2.1 innings...in doing so became the youngest Ray in club history at 20 years, 4 months...only three players in the majors were younger than Gaudin in 2003, Florida's Miguel Cabrera (4/18/83), the Mets Jose Reyes (6/11/83) and the Dodgers Edwin Jackson (9/9/83)...earned his first ML win after tossing 2.0 shutout innings on August 7 vs. Kansas City in his third ML appearance...made four relief appearances before making his first ML start on August 16 at Cleveland...posted a no-decision in a 5-3 win (3.2 ip, 6 h, 3 er, 1 hr)...on August 21 at Baltimore, he blanked the O's for six innings
before allowing a pair of one-out runs in the seventh...ended up tossing a career high 6.1 innings and ended up with a no decision (8 h,
2 r, 2 er, 1 so, 92 pitches)...earned win number two in his final outing of the season on September 27 vs. Boston after working 4.1 shutout
innings...tossed a career high 5.0 innings in relief on September 18 at Boston (1 er)...at home posted a 1.84 ERA while on the road had
a 4.62 ERA...in the minors combined to go 7-3 with a 1.81 ERA in 17 starts for Single-A Bakersfield and Double-A Orlando...the ERA
was an organizational record...held opponents to a .199 batting average...tossed a perfect game on July 15 for Orlando vs. Jacksonville
in game one of a doubleheader...it was his first start in Double-A and just the second perfect game in the 128-year history of the
Southern League...it was the first since 1970...struck out nine in 7.0 innings in a 1-0 victory...it was the fourth no-hitter in organization history...opened the season at Single-A Bakersfield and went 5-3 in 14 starts working to a 2.13 ERA before being promoted to Double-A Orlando on July 12...despite making just 14 starts, he was named Bakersfield Pitcher of the Year...selected to play on the California
League All-Star team but did not play due to his promotion...began his Double-A career with 14 scoreless innings before allowing a run
July 27 against Tennessee...named Rays Minor League pitcher-of-the-month for July, going 2-0 with a 0.47 ERA (19.0 ip, 8 h, 1 r, 1 er, 3
bb, 23 so) with Orlando...pitched 2.0 scoreless innings for the Rays in the Hall of Fame Game on June 16 at Cooperstown against the
Phillies (1 h, 1 bb, 3 so).
Was 4-6 in 26 games, 17 starts for Charleston and recorded 106 strikeouts in 119.1 innings...led the
Tampa Bay organization with a 2.26 ERA which ranked second in the South Atlantic League and 10th in all of minor league baseball...struck out a career-high 12 batters in a 1-0 victory at Asheville on July 18, his final win of the season (7.0 ip, 2 h).
Drafted by Tampa Bay in the 34th round of the June draft but did not sign until August 23...did not pitch during the Minor League season...pitched for the Rays' Instructional League team in September and did not allow an earned run in 38.0 innings.