Jhoulys José Chacín Molina (pronounced JO-lees CHA-seen)...Twitter: @Jhoulys45...married to Alba...has a daughter, Niccole, and a son, Dominic...enjoys video games and spending time with his family.
Started on Opening Day for Milwaukee on March 28 vs. St. Louis, pitching 5.1 innings with seven strikouts and garnered the win...Struck out a season-high eight batters in 6.0 innings of work on July 3 at Cincinnati...104 pitches were second-most on the season, and allowed just two earned runs...Held opposing batters to a .218 BAA in seven March/April starts...Final winning decision of the season came on April 30 after shutting out Colorado through 6.0 innings...made 18 more appearances (17 starts), but every performance was either a no decision or loss...Placed on Injured List with a right oblique strain on June 1, before being reactivated on June 18...Logged four quality starts on the season, each coming before the All-Star break...Placed on Injured List with a right back strain on July 25, before being reactivated on August 24...Released by Milwaukee on August 26...Signed by Boston on August 31, and made first start for Red Sox on September 6...Finished the season with 103.1 IP, marking the eighth time in his career he's eclipsed 100.0 IP in a season.
Went 15-8 with a 3.50 ERA in a career-high 35 starts during his first season with Milwaukee... Was named Brewers Unsung Hero as voted on by members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America... His 35 starts led the Major Leagues.....made 30+ starts for the fourth time in his career... Also posted career highs in wins (15 - T6th in NL) and strikeouts (156)... The team went 23-12 in his starts... Produced a team-leading 12 quality starts, going 8-2 with a 1.53 ERA in those starts (76.2ip, 13er)... Held opponents to a .220 batting average, which ranked seventh in the National League... Recorded a career-high 6-game winning streak over 11 starts from 4/20-6/13 while posting a 2.69 ERA (63.2ip, 19er).....the team went 10-1 in his starts during this stretch... Had a season-high 10 strikeouts over 7.0 innings in a 7-0 win on 8/14 at Chicago-NL.....was the third double-digit strikeout game of his career... Earned Brewers Pitcher of the Month for July (5gs, 4-0, 2.64era) and August (6gs, 4-2, 3.79era)... Started the NL Central tie-breaker game on 10/1 at Chicago and allowed just 1 run on 1 hit (Anthony Rizzo HR) in 5.2 innings (2bb, 3k) and received no decision in the Brewers' 3-1 victory... Made 3 postseason starts, going 2-1 with a 1.46 ERA... Earned a 4-0 win in Game 2 of the NLDS vs. Colorado (5ip, 3h, 3bb, 3k)... Earned a 4-0 win in Game 3 of the NLCS at Los Angeles (5.1ip, 3h, 2bb-1ibb, 6k)... Took a 5-1 loss in Game 7 of the NLCS vs. Los Angeles (2ip, 3h, 2r, 2er, 1bb, 0k, 1hr).
Went 13-10 with a 3.89 ERA in a career-high 32 starts with San Diego... His 13 wins and career-high 153 strikeouts led the team... Produced 16 quality starts, tying Luis Perdomo for the team lead, going 10-3 with a 2.05 ERA in those starts (105.1ip, 24er)... The team went 18-14 in his starts... Held opponents to a .235 batting average (9th in National League)... Tied for the Major League lead in hit by pitches (14)... Went 9-5 with a 2.93 ERA over his last 20 starts (116.2ip, 38er) as opponents batted just .210...Tied his career high with a 5-game winning streak over 6 starts from 7/2-8/1, posting a 2.02 ERA during this stretch (35.2ip, 8er)... Participated in the World Baseball Classic for Team Venezuela and went 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA in 2 games / 1 start (8ip, 7h, 6r, 6er, 4bb, 5k, 3hr)... Signed as a free agent with Milwaukee on 12/21
Jhoulys Chacin (pronunciation: JO-lease sha-SEEN) split the 2016 season between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, pitching to a combined 6-8 record with a 4.81 ERA (77 ER, 144.0 IP) and 119 strikeouts against 55 walks in 34 appearances, 22 starts. Began the season with Triple-A Gwinnett before having his contract selected by Atlanta on 4/12. Made five starts for the Braves, going 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA (16 ER, 26.2 IP) while striking out 27 and walking eight before being traded to LAA on 5/11 in exchange for LHP Adam McCreery. In his one start for Gwinnett on 4/7, earned the win and tossed 7.2 scoreless innings, allowing five hits and two walks while striking out seven at Norfolk. Went on to appear in 29 games and make 17 starts for the Angels, posting a 5-6 record with a 4.68 ERA (61 ER, 117.1 IP) and 92 strikeouts against 47 walks. Tossed a career-high tying 9.0 innings on 5/30 vs. DET, earning the win and striking out 10 while allowing one run on four hits and one walk in the club's 5-1 victory. Over his final four starts of the season, went 1-0 with a 0.75 ERA (2 ER, 24.0 IP) and 20 strikeouts against five walks while limiting opposing hitters to a .198 (17-for-86) average.
In his 11th professional campaign, split the season between the Arizona Diamondbacks, Triple-A Reno and Triple-A Columbus, pitching to a combined 9-7 record and a 3.24 ERA. Attended Major League spring training with the Colorado Rockies and was given his unconditional release on 3/25. Signed by the Cleveland Indians to a minor league contract on 4/14. Made his first appearance of the season with Triple-A Columbus on 514 Released by CLE on 6/18 and signed as a minor league free agent by the ARI on 6/20. Had his contract purchased and made his ARI debut on 8/24...posted a 2-1 record with a 3.38 ERA in five appearances, four starts, for the Diamondbacks. Made two starts for ARI, 8/24 vs. STL and 8/29 at OAK, prior to being optioned back to Reno on 8/29. Recalled by ARI for the final time on 9/8 and made three appearances, two starts, the remainder of the season. Posted a 3.22 ERA while going 7-6 in 20 minor league starts between Triple-A Columbus and Triple-A Reno. Lasted at least 6.0 innings in 14 of his 20 minor league starts, 11 of which were 7.0-plus inning efforts. On 9/27 at SD, made his first appearance out of the bullpen since 7/23/10 at PHI.
2014: An injury plagued season resulted in him making just 11 starts at the Major League level, posting a 1-7 record with a 5.40 ERA (38 ER, 63.1 IP) and 42 strikeouts against 28 walks. Began the season on the 15-day DL with a right shoulder strain before being reinstated on 5/4...placed on DL again on 6/30 with right shoulder inflammation and would spend the remainder of the season on the DL. His 11 starts and 63.1 innings pitched were his lowest in any of his five full Major League seasons (since 2010). Made his season debut on 5/4 vs. NYM...went 5.0 innings and allowed four runs as the Rockies lost 5-1. His first quality start of the season came in his next outing on 5/9 at CIN as he allowed two runs on four hits over 6.0 innings. Did not allow more than four runs in each of his first seven starts but the Rockies scored 10 combined runs of support in those starts (2.33 RSA). His first and only win of 2014 came on 6/12 vs. ATL as the Rockies won 10-3 and he went 7.0 innings of shutout, two-hit baseball. Took the loss in his next three starts before being placed on the 15-day DL on 6/30...transferred to the 60-day DL on 7/4 through the end of the season. On 6/12 vs. ATL, he became the seventh pitcher in franchise history to hit the 500 strikeout mark in a Rockies uniform, joining Ubaldo Jimenez, Pedro Astacio, Jeff Francis, Jorge De La Rosa, Jason Jennings and Aaron Cook. He was the 141st active pitcher to join the 500 strikeout society. With his start on 5/9 at CIN, he made his 100th career start, all with the Rockies. He became the ninth Rockie to have ever started at least 100 games and 95th active pitcher with at least 100 starts.
Jhoulys set career highs in wins (14) and innings pitched (197.1) while starting a career-high-tying 31 games for the Rockies...he was 14-10 with a 3.47 ERA (197.1 ip, 76 er) with 19 quality starts... Was placed on the disabled list on 4/20 with a left lower back strain and was reinstated on 5/5...his 31 starts were tied with teammate Juan Nicasio for most starts while his 126 strikeouts led the team... Chacin became the third-youngest Rockie pitcher to open the season as the team's Opening Day starter at the age of 25 years and 84 days old...David Nied in 1993 (24 years, 104 days) and Jason Jennings in 2003 (24 years, 258 days) are the only other younger Opening Day starters over the franchise's 21 Opening Day's...the 25-year old didn't disappoint going 6.2 innings and allowing one run on three hits with six strikeouts in the no-decision... Forced opponents to ground into 30 double plays this year...that's the second-most by a NL pitcher, trailing only Adam Wainwright (32)...20 of those came at Coors Field which led all pitchers for GDPs at home... In the first half of the 2013 season, Jhoulys established a career-best 5-game winning streak (6/11-7/4)...during the streak that spanned 5 games, he tossed 34.1 combined innings and allowed just 8 runs (2.10 ERA) and allowed 30 hits...he became the second Rockies pitcher this year to have a 5-game winning streak (De La Rosa, 5/7-6/2)... Chacin set a new record for the longest a pitcher has taken a no-hitter in a game on 8/28 vs. SF at Coors Field (previous 6.1 no-hit ip by John Thomson 5/2/02 vs. PIT)...Chacin took a no-hitter into the 7th inning, before Brandon Crawford broke up the no-hit bid with a 2-out single...he also matched Jorge De La Rosa on 5/12 at STL for the longest a Rockies pitcher has taken a no-hitter this season.
Jhoulys Chacin made 14 starts in his fourth season with Colorado...the right-hander has now made 82 career appearances, 67 starts, all in Purple Pinstripes, before his 25th birthday. Chacin began the season allowing 20 runs over 24.2 innings in five starts before being placed on the disabled list withright shoulder inflammation...Chacin returned from the DL 8/21 vs. LAD after spending 97 games on the disabled listdue to right shoulder inflammation...in his final nine starts after his return from the DL, Chacin went 3-2 with a 2.84 ERA(44.1 ip, 14 er), tossing at least 5.0 innings in six of those starts. Chacin's ERA: Chacin currently has a 3.68 ERA in his 82 appearances, 67 starts, over parts of four seasons with theRockies...that mark is the second-lowest among any Rockies starter in the history of the franchise (min. 100.0 ip)...he sits behind only Ublado Jimenez's 3.66. Chacin has quality starts in 32 of his 67 career starts and has tossed at least 6.0 innings in 37 of his 66 career starts. Opponents hit .288 (80-for-278) against him in 2012, the highest mark against him in his career (.227 in 2010, .231 in2011)...left-handers batted .293 (43-for-147) while right-handers hi .282 (37-for-131) in 2012. On his way back from the DL, Chacin made five starts at three different levels of the Rockies system...one start at HighA Modesto and two at both Double-A Tulsa and Triple-A Colorado Springs...between the three stops he went 1-3 with a 5.40 ERA (25.0 ip, 15 er), seven walks and 13 strikeouts. Chacin is one of 18 pitchers who have thrown at least 200.0 innings at Coors Field over the stadium's 19-year history...in his career he has a 4.18 ERA at Coors Field, the third-lowest among the 18 pitchers behind only Jimenez (3.67)and reliever Fuentes (3.48). Chacin has pitched in 38 career games, 32 starts, against NL West teams...he is 14-12 with a 3.21 ERA (196.0 ip, 70er) and 161 strikeouts in his career vs. NL West opponents.
Was the only Rockies starter to stay in the clubs rotation throughout the entire 2011 season...led Colorado with his 31starts, 18 quality starts, 11 wins, 14 losses, 150 strikeouts and 194.0 innings pitched...additionally, his 3.62 ERA and.231 opponent batting average were both second-lowest among Rockies starters (De La Rosa - 3.51, .222)...His wins, losses, starts, complete games, innings and strikeouts were all career-highs for the third-year pitcher...additionally, his 6.96 strikeouts per 9.0 innings pitched were the 10th-best mark for a single-season in Rockies history...Tossed two complete games this season, the first coming 4/15 vs. CHC where he earned the win in the shutout, allowing just six hits and striking out seven...his second came in a loss 8/11 at CIN when he allowed just two runs on six hitsand a season-high nine strikeouts but the Rockies would give him just one run of support...despite the quality outingsChacin is 1-1 in his two career complete games, being supported with just six runs between the two outings...His 3.62 ERA in what was his first full Major League season of 2011 represents the 3rd-lowest ERA in a single full season for a Rockies starter in franchise history Had quality starts in 18 of his 31 starts this season, including holding opponents scoreless in three starts...Was one of six National League starters to own a ground ball/fly ball ratio of 2.00-plus...his 2.12 GB/FB ratio, rankedsixth in the NL and ninth in the Majors...Tossed a 7.0 inning shutout in his first start of the season and followed it up with his first career complete game shutoutin his third start of the season, 4/15 vs. CHC...Chacin's .231 opponents batting average against (168-for-727) was the seventh-lowest opponents batting averageagainst this season in the NL...he held hitters to a .315 on-base and .392 slugging percentage...Chacin finished the 2011 season tallying his 53rd career start and 68th career appearance...with his start 9/9 vs. CINhe became one of 20 pitchers in franchise history to have made at least 50 starts
Among National League rookies, Chacin finished second with 138 strikeouts, third with an opponent battingaverage of .237, tied third with nine wins and fourth with 21 starts, an ERA of 3.28 and 137.1 inningspitched...Set the Rockies rookie record for most strikeouts in a rookie season with 138 and having the lowest ERA(3.28) by a Rockies starter in his rookie season...From 8/17 through the end of the season, he went 4-2 with a 1.44 ERA (50. 0 ip, 8 er)...opponents hitjust .217 (39-for-180) over those eight starts including just eight extra-base hits and 18 walks comparedto 45 strikeouts...Over his 21 starts, the Rockies averaged 4.62 runs of support...in his 10 losses as a starter the Rockiesgave him just 17 runs of support while in his nine wins they supported him with 42 runs...among rookieswith at least 10 starts in 2010, his 4.62 run support average ranked 15th in the Majors...Became the seventh Rockies rookie pitcher to toss at least 7.0 shutout innings in a start in franchise history,doing it in back-to-back starts 5/2 and 5/8...also tallied 7.2 shutout innings 8/22 at ARI...he tossedhis fourth 7.0-plus inning shutout outing 9/18 at LAD, tying a team record for 7.0-plus inning shutout outingsin a rookie season...the feat has been accomplished 14 times, as Jason Jennings (four times) andJohn Thomson (twice) both did it multiple times as rookies...he is the first Rockie rookie to toss 7.0shutout innings in a start since Denny Stark also did so 9/24/02 at LAD...became the third Rockie rookieto allow just one hit in his 7.0 inning shutout performance, as both Jennings (8/1/02 at PIT) and Stark(9/24/02 at LAD) surrendered just one hit while tossing 7.0 innings...his nine strikeouts in his 7.1 inningshutout 5/8 at LAD were the most strikeouts in a 7.0-plus innings shutout in Rockies history.
Began the season with the Tulsa Drillersin the Texas League as the club's ace...called up toColorado for his MLB debut in late July...later madefour starts for Colorado Springs in August beforereturning to the big leagues for the stretch run inSeptember...allowed just 4 runs in his first threestarts for the Drillers to open the season...thenallowed 9 runs, 7 earned in 4.2 innings during a starton 4/26 at Springfield...following that start, went 7-3with a 2.71 ERA (83.0 ip, 25 er) in his final 14 starts for the Drillers before being summoned to the Majorson 7/24; made MLB debut the next night on 7/25 vs. SF, tossing a scoreless inning with a walk and 2 strikeoutsin the Rockies 8-2 victory...went on to make two more scoreless appearances, on 7/28 at NYM and8/4 at PHI...allowed his first run 8/8 vs. CHC, surrendering a solo home run to Kosuke Fukudome in the 7thinning, although he would strike out 4 batters in his 2.0 frames in the contest...made first MLB start 8/11 vs.PIT and took first loss after allowing 4 runs, all earned on 1 hit and 6 walks in 2.2 innings...following thatstart he was optioned to Triple-A Colorado Springs...made his Triple-A debut 8/18 at Oklahoma City, pitchingthe first 5.1 frames of a combined no-hitter for the Sky Sox...made three more starts for the Sky Sox,including 4.0 scoreless frames in his final outing on 9/3 vs. Portland...returned to the Majors on 9/8 andmade 3 appearances for the Rox in the final month of the season...Major Leaguers hit just .167 (6-for-36)against him, and he had a 10.9 so/9.0 ip ratio in the Majors, though he walked 11 batters in 11.0 innings aswell...following the Minor League season, was named to the Texas League Post-Season All-Star team...wasalso named the Rockies 4th best prospect by Baseball America following the season.
In his first full professional season, Chacin was named the MiLB.com Minor League StartingPitcher of the Year...was also named by Baseball America as a Minor League All-Star and a Class A All-Star...was named a South Atlantic League mid-season and post-season All-Star...was also nominated forthe Minor League Pitcher of the Year award by MILB.com...began the season at Asheville and did not allowa run in his first two starts of the season en route to going 4-1 with a 1.85 ERA (39.0 ip, 8 er) in April andbeing named the Rockies Organizational Pitcher of the Month for April...would go on to post a 10-1 recordand a 1.86 ERA (111.1 ip, 23 er) with 98 strikeouts in 16 starts for Asheville before being transfered toModesto 6/29...with Modesto he went 8-2 with a 2.31 ERA (66.1 ip, 17 er) with 62 strikeouts over 12starts...his 18 combined wins led all of Minor League baseball, while his 177.2 innings pitched were 3rd inthe minors...he also tied Cory Riordan for the organizational lead in strikeouts (160), which ranked as 6thbestin the minors...was named by MILB.com as the Rockies Organizational Pitcher of the Year.
Finished season leading Casper in wins (6), strikeouts (77), ERA among starters (3.13), inningspitched (92.0), and games started (16)...he also led the Pioneer League with his 92.0 innings pitched, andfinished tied for the league lead with his 77 strikeouts...was the only Casper player to be named to thePioneer League Post-Season All-Star team.