Tyler Cole Chatwood...Married to Veronica and has two children...Signed out of Redlands East Valley (CA) High School where he was twice named San Bernardino Player of the Year (2005, 2007)...Had his first Tommy John surgery as a sophomore in high school...Missed most of the 2014 season and the entire 2015 campaign due to his second Tommy John surgery.
Went 2-2 with a 5.30 ERA while recording 25 strikeouts in 18.2 innings for the Cubs...Placed on the injured list twice: Aug. 13-24 (mid-back strain) and Aug. 31-Sept. 27 (right forearm strain)...Started the campaign with 6.0 innings of one-run ball on July 26 vs. MIL (2BB, 8K)...Tied a career high with 11 strikeouts in his second outing, on Aug. 1 vs. PIT (also July 26, 2013 vs. MIL), as he threw 6.2 scoreless frames...Became the first Cubs pitcher since 1901 to begin a season with consecutive starts of at least 6.0 innings pitched, one run or fewer allowed and at least eight strikeouts...Allowed eight runs to tie a career mark (3rd time) in just 2.1 innings on Aug. 6 at KC...Returned from the IL with 1.1 frames of work on Aug. 25 at DET (3H, 2 ER, 5BB, 2K), the second-shortest start of his career...Made his final start of the season on Aug. 30 at CIN and tossed 2.1 scoreless innings.
Tyler pitched primarily as a reliever for the first time in his career ... overall, went 5-3 with two saves and a 3.76 ERA (32 ER/76.2 IP) in 38 games, all but five as a relief pitcher. © Had a 3.67 ERA (22 ER/54.0 IP) ERA in 33 relief outings. © Was the only member of the Cubs Opening Day bullpen to spend the entire season on the active roster. © Made five starts, going 1-1 with a 3.97 ERA (10 ER/22.2 IP) ... allowed two or fewer earned runs in four of the starts, posting a 2.04 ERA (4 ER/17.2 IP) in those starts ... allowed six runs in 5.0 innings in his other start. © Lowered his BB/9 IP rate from 8.25 (95 BB/103.2 IP) in 2018 to 4.34 (37 BB/76.2 IP) in 2019. © Limited righties to .176 average (28-for-159), while lefties batted .306 (37-for-121). © Did not allow a run in 10.2-straight innings covering five appearances, April 7-28 ... the stretch included a spot start, April 21 vs. Arizona, in which he spun 6.0-scoreless innings with two hits and two walks. © Earned the win in the 6-5, 15-inning victory, April 28 at Arizona ... came in with the bases loaded and two outs in the 13th inning and struck out the batter to end the inning … in the 15th, he hit a double and scored the go-ahead run. © Recorded his longest-career relief outing, May 11 vs. Milwaukee, tossing 4.0-scoreless innings in the 2-1, 15-inning triumph ... did not allow a hit and struck out a season-high seven batters to earn the win ... also pitched 4.0 innings of relief and earned a win, May 22 vs. Philadelphia. © Posted a 2.84 ERA (10 ER/31.2 IP) in 18 appearances following the All-Star Break compared to a 4.40 ERA (22 ER/45.0 IP) in 20 games before the Break ... had a 1.38 ERA (2 ER/13.0 IP) in September.
Tyler went 4-6 with a 5.30 ERA (61 ER/103.2 IP) in 24 games (20 starts) during his first season with the Cubs ... led the majors with 95 walks issued ... struck out 85, and his 7.4 strikeouts per 9.0 innings was his highest mark since averaging 7.5 strikeouts per 9.0 innings in 2014 with the Rockies ... Right-handed hitters batted .150 (24-for-160) with a .219 slugging mark ... left-handed batters hit .316 (68-for-215) with a .484 slugging percentage ... Allowed nine homers in 103.2 innings, an average of 0.8 homers per 9.0 innings ... surrendered just three homers in his first 63.1 innings, spanning 13 starts ... Walked at least five batters in 11 starts and at least six batters in six starts ... In seven starts from April 17-May 22, held opponents to a .186 average (21-for-113) and just six extra-base hits, contributing to a 3-2 record and a 3.38 ERA (13 ER/34.2 IP) ... walked 33 and struck out 30 in this stretch ... Allowed four or fewer hits in each of the seven starts, the first Cubs starter to turn that trick since Carlos Zambrano did so in seven-straight outings, August 30-October 2, 2010 ... Went 4-5 with a 4.98 ERA (52 ER/94.0 IP) with 85 walks and 82 strikeouts in 19 starts prior to being moved to the bullpen in late July ... Finished the campaign with four relief appearances and one spot start (August 18 in Pittsburgh), going 0-1 with an 8.38 ERA (9 ER/9.2 IP), walking 10 and striking out three ... Made his Cubs debut, April 2 at Cincinnati, and allowed one run in 6.0 innings in a 1-0 setback in Cincinnati … was the first starting pitcher to hold the opponent to one or fewer runs in at least 6.0 innings, but get saddled with the loss in his Cubs debut since Dallas Beeler on June 28, 2014 vs. Washington (gm. 1) ... Missed a scheduled start, June 24 at the Reds, due to the birth of his son ... was placed on the Paternity List ... Was placed on the disabled list, August 23 (retroactive to August 20), with left hip tightness ... was activated, September 3, after two rehab starts with Triple-A Iowa (7 ER/6.2 IP).
Made 25 starts and eight relief outings with the Rockies, going a combined 8-15 with a complete game shutout and a 4.69 ERA (77 ER/147.2 IP) ... posted a 3.49 ERA (30 ER/77.1 IP) on the road compared to a 6.01 ERA (47 ER/70.1 IP) at home... Went 8-14 with a 4.75 ERA (72 ER/136.1 IP) as a starter ... was 0-1 with one save and a 3.97 ERA (5 ER/11.1 IP) as a reliever... His 15 losses were tied for the most in the National League, while his 77 walks were third-most in the N.L. … recorded a career-high 120 strikeouts... Made 19 starts to begin the season, going 6-11 with a 4.74 ERA (56 ER/106.1 IP) … had seven relief outings and one start from July 26-September 2 … moved back to the rotation on September 5 and went 2-2 with a 2.92 ERA (8 ER/24.2 IP) in five starts ... made his final appearance of the season out of the bullpen, September 30... Tossed his first-career complete game shutout, April 15 at San Francisco, allowing two hits and one walk with four strikeouts ... retired the first 17 batters in the club's 5-0 victory... Named the recipient of the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year as the best defensive pitcher in MLB.
After missing all of the 2015 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, went 12-9 with a 3.87 ERA (158.0 IP, 68 ER), 70 walks and 117 strikeouts … made a career-high 27 starts...On the road, went 8-1 with a 1.69 ERA (80.0 IP, 15 ER), 36 walks and 61 strikeouts … was the lowest road ERA in MLB for the season, and the lowest in franchise history … at home, went 4-8 with 6.12 ERA (78.0 IP, 53 ER), 34 walks and 56 strikeouts...recorded a club-record 27.2-inning road scoreless streak April 6-May 21, which was the longest by any Major League pitcher since Wade Davis' 28.2-inning stretch in 2014 (April 26-Sept. 25) … it was the longest such streak by a Major League starter since Josh Beckett's streak in 2014 (28.0 IP, May 25-July 22)...His six-game win streak on the road (snapped at Philadelphia, Aug. 14) was the longest road winning streak for the Rockies since Ubaldo Jimenez won six consecutive games, Sept. 20, 2009-May 3, 2010...The streak of six quality starts on the road (April 6-June 18), which ended at Miami June 18 with an injury, was the longest for the Rockies since Jhoulys Chacin also recorded six consecutive quality road starts, May 27-Aug. 7, 2013 … the last Rockies pitcher to record a streak of seven quality starts on the road was Jason Hammel, May 3-July 1, 2009...Had two stints on the disabled list due to mid-back strains, June 19-July 5 and Aug. 15-Sept. 2 … made two rehab starts, June 30 vs. High-A Bakersfield and Aug. 29 at Richmond for Double-A Hartford...Was 3-1 with a 2.65 ERA (23.0 IP, 10 ER) in five May starts … was 6-3 with a 2.69 ERA (63.2 IP, 19 ER) in his first 10 starts on the season...The Rockies were 15-12 in his 27 starts … ranked third on the team with 14 quality starts...On July 24 vs. Atlanta in 7-2 win, became the first pitcher in MLB history to start a game, go only five innings and allow no runs while walking eight or more batters. … the only other any starter to win with no runs, eight or more walks and six and fewer than six innings was Nolan Ryan, who did it with 5.2 frames in 1972...Darryl Kile is the only other Rockies pitcher to walk eight or more batters without allowing a run, May 30, 1999 at Philadelphia (7.2 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 8 BB, 5 SO).
Made two rehab starts for High-A Modesto in September after having his second Tommy John surgery in July 2014. Pitched two innings Sept. 2 at San Jose, his first appearance in a game since April 29, 2014 at Arizona … allowed one run on three hits with two walks and one strikeout. Made his second start Sept. 7, Modesto's final game of the season, pitching two innings without allowing a base runner while striking out four.
Made just four starts for the Rockies due to two disabled list stints...he made his season debut on April 13 at San Francisco (on DL April 2-12)...was placed on the disabled list with right elbow tightness on April 30 and later transferred to the 60-day DL on May 5 through the end of the season...had UCL replacement surgery (Tommy John) on his right elbow in mid-July...A strained left hamstring, which occurred on March 28 at SEA during Spring Training, forced him to miss his first scheduled start of the season...he was placed on the disabled list on April 2 (retroactive to March 29) because of the injury...he was a member of the Rockies Opening Day roster, his second Opening Day roster...he was activated on April 13 and made his season debut that day after making one rehab start for Triple-A Colorado Springs (6.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R-ER, BB, 8 SO)...In his next start on April 18 vs. Philadelphia, he received his first and only win of the year going 7.0 innings and allowing one unearned run on two hits with a season-high six strikeouts...Chatwood would make two more starts on April 23 vs. San Francisco and April 29 at Arizona...on April 29 at Arizona, Tyler was removed from the game after loading the bases to begin the bottom of the sixth inning...he was placed on the disabled list the next day, April 30, with right elbow tightness and would later be shut down for the year...In his start on April 18 vs. Philadelphia, Chatwood went 7.0 innings surrendering just two hits...at age 24 and 123 days, became the second-youngest Rockies pitcher to post 7.0 innings with just two hits in the history of Coors Field...the youngest pitcher to turn the trick was Shawn Chacon at age 23 and 173 days on June 14, 2001 in the first game of a doubleheader against Seattle...Since Chatwood joined the Rockies at the beginning of 2012, he has been one of the most consistent pitchers at keeping the ball on the ground...his 57.0% ground ball percentage since 2012 is the ninth-best in the Majors (min. 35 starts)...he had a 2.80 ground ball to fly ball ratio (210 GB/75 FB) in 2013, third-best among MLB starters behind Pittsburgh's Charlie Morton (3.37) and Minnesota's Samuel Deduno (2.99) (min. 100 IP)...his 2.65 GB/FB ratio in his three seasons with the Rockies (43 games/36 starts) is the best in franchise history (2nd is Aaron Cook, 2.63).
Tyler Chatwood spent majority of the season on the Colorado roster, starting 20 games...between two seasons with the Rockies, he's made 39 appearances with 32 starts at the Major League level... Over the course of the season, he made 20 starts for the Rockies and went 8-5 with a career-best 3.15 ERA (111.1 ip, 39 er)...his 74.5 % groundball rate (213 GB/73 FB) led the team...he also allowed just .40 home runs per 9.0 innings which was the second-lowest mark among starting pitchers in the Majors (min. 20 starts)... At Coors Field he was 5-2 with a 3.50 ERA (61.2 ip, 24 er) with 5 quality starts in 11 tries while the Rockies were 7-4 in those starts...on the road, his record is 3-3 but his ERA is 2.72 (49.2 ip, 15 er) with 6 quality starts in 9 tries but the Rockies went just 4-5 in those starts... Despite missing 28 games, or roughly 5 starts, and not starting the season on the Rockies Opening Day roster, Chatwood forced opponents to ground into 17 double plays this year...that's the most among all starting pitchers with less than 125.0 innings pitched...10 of those GDPs came at Coors Field... He was 4-2 with a 2.25 ERA (48.0 ip, 12 er) in 8 starts, 5 of which were quality starts against the NL West...to finish the year, his final 4 starts against teams from within the division, he went 1-1 with a 2.13 ERA (25.1 ip, 6 er) and 3 quality starts... Chatwood set a career high with his seventh win on 7/26 vs. MIL...his previous season high was six wins in 2011 when he was with the Angels...on 7/26, he also struck out 11 Brewers which is his career high...he fell just 8 strikeouts short of his season high mark of 74 (2011)... Chatwood made 12 starts before the All-Star Break falling short of his pre All-Star Break career high of 17 games in 2011 with LAA...in 35 career games/28 starts in the first half, he's 11-8 with a 3.61 ERA (174.2 ip, 70 er)...in 22 games/20 starts after the All-Star Break he's just 5-11 with a 6.01 ERA (94.1 ip, 63 er)... On the season, Chatwood went 12-for-40 for a .300 clip...he added a double, 7 RBI and 3 runs...he was one of five pitchers to have three multi-hit games over the course of the year...his 7 RBI were tied for fifth among pitchers.
The 22-year-old right-hander made 19 appearances/12 starts for the Rockies in 2012, his second season in the Majors. Chatwood finished the season 5-6 with a 5.43 ERA (64.2 ip, 39 er), 33 walks and 41 strikeouts in 12 starts/19 appearances, for the Rockies...he began the season with seven-straight relief appearances before making 12-straight starts. Chatwood made 12-straight starts for the Rox since his recall 8/5, posting a 4-5 record and a 4.88 ERA (51.2 ip, 28
er)...his 4.88 ERA as a starter was the second-lowest by any Rockies starter in 2012...additionally, he held opponents
to a .269 batting average over his 12 starts, also second-lowest among Rox starters. Chatwood made seven relief appearance in his first two stints with the Rockies...in those seven outings, he went 1-1
with a save, a 7.62 ERA (13.0 ip, 11 er), five walks and eight strikeouts...in his nine career relief outings, the right-hander is 1-1 with a save, a 6.38 ERA (18.1 ip, 13 er), 6 walks, 10 strikeouts and an opponent average of .363 (29-for-80). Made the Rockies Opening Day roster, the first time in his career to make an Opening Day roster...made his Major
League debut last season with the Angels...at 22-years-old was the youngest player on Rox Opening Day roster. Converted his first career save in his fourth career relief appearance on 4/11 vs. SF...in that outing went 3.0 innings,
allowing one run on two hits and a home run...was the longest save by a Rockie since Jason Hammel earned a 4.0
inning save 9/11/11 vs. CIN. Chatwood has forced 32 opponent grounded into double plays in his first two seasons...that mark is 10 more than any
other Rockie from 2011-12...Jeff Francis is second with 22 opponent GIDP despite tossing almost 90 innings more than
Chatwood...Chatwood has averaged a 1.39 GIDP per 9.0 innings pitched rate in his career. Chatwood spent time in the Minors with both Triple-A Colorado Springs (4/17-6/29) and Double-A Tulsa (7/13-8/5) after
being optioned from the Majors...over 13 starts between the two Minor League stops, Chatwood went 1-3 with a 4.70
ERA (61.1 ip, 32 er). The Rockies were 6-6 in Chatwood's 12 starts in 2012...the Rockies went 4-1 when Chatwood tossed at least 5.0
innings as a starter.
Finished rookie season 6-11 with a 4.75 ERA (142.0 ip, 75 er) in 27 appearances/25 starts with Angels...Began season at Triple-A Salt Lake before having contract selected, 4/10...optioned to Salt Lake, 8/18 and posted a 1-
2 record with a 5.06 ERA (16.0 ip, 9 er) in four starts...recalled 9/2 and finished the season in the Majors...Made Major League debut, 4/11 vs. CLE, recording a 4-0 loss despite holding Indians batters hitless in his final 3.2
innings of the game...earned first Major League victory in Angels' 7- 2 win, 4/16 at CWS...at 21 years, 121 days, became
seventh youngest Angel starter (eighth youngest pitcher) to earn his first Major League victory...Registered a 5-4 record with a 3.64 ERA though first 15 starts...was just 1-7, 6.62 ERA (53.0 ip, 39 er) after 6/25...Relief appearance 9/12 at Oakland marked first relief outing of big league career (second of professional career)...Winless in nine of final 10 Major League starts (1-7) and in each of last nine home starts...In eight of 11 losses, Angels failed to score a run of support with Chatwood in the game...Halos were shutout six times
in his starts...club record for most starts in which his team was shutout is eight...Angels were 9-16 in his starts...Won three of final four road decisions posting a 1.29 ERA (21.0 ip, 3 er) in the three victories...Went 4-2 with a 3.82 ERA (63.2 ip, 27 er) on the road compared to a 2-9 with
Named Angels' Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2010...Took home Texas League Pitcher of the Week honors for the week of July 12-19 (9 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO)...Selected to California League Midseason All-Star Team.
Midest League All-Star Game selection.