After somewhat of a bounceback season in 2015, Jhoulys Chacin came back to reality in 2016. The veteran began the season as a member of the Braves' rotation, and although he acted as a somewhat serviceable option (outside of a horrific eight-run outing that bumped his Atlanta ERA to 5.40), he was shipped to the Angels to try to help resolve their rotation issues. He ended up shifting in and out of the rotation throughout the season, but the right-hander finished up the season on a high note by posting a 0.75 ERA and 0.92 WHIP over his final four starts. Chacin doesn't have a whole lot of upside given his inconsistency and awful 1.90 K/BB rate over his career. However, he's a groundballer and should have a rotation spot all year long in San Diego, so Chacin may have some utility as a streaming option in deeper leagues.
Chacin (3-3) picked up the win Saturday against the Giants, tossing five innings of three-run ball while allowing five hits, walking two, and striking out six. The soft-throwing righty continued his trend of alternating good and bad starts, with Saturday fortunately being the former. Chacin was actually getting outperformed by Giants starter Matt Cain, although an eight-run explosion by the San Diego offense in the top of the sixth provided enough run support to get the 29-year-old his third victory of the season. His command was decent (as is evidenced by his two free passes), although 87 pitches in just five frames is nothing to call home about. Chacin will look to stay in the win column when he makes his next start Friday against the Dodgers.
Chacin (foot) is slated to make his regularly scheduled start Saturday against the Giants. Chacin experienced some swelling in his left foot following Tuesday's start, but X-rays came back negative, so he'll be good to go after a few days of rest. The right-hander shut down the Giants in their earlier meeting this season, allowing three hits and no runs over 6.2 innings while striking out five.
Chacin's (foot) X-rays come back negative Tuesday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. It's the best-case scenario for the right-hander after he fouled a ball off his foot in Monday's game against the D-Backs. Chacin will get a few days off as the swelling subsides, but he remains in line for his next scheduled start, Saturday against the Giants.
Chacin has experienced swelling in his left foot and will undergo an X-ray on Tuesday, Dennis Lin of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. Chacin fouled a ball off of his left foot during Monday's game against the Diamondbacks. It's unclear if he'll be forced to miss time with the foot injury, but a more definitive diagnosis should present itself following Tuesday's X-ray evaluation.
Chacin (2-3) allowed seven runs on eight hits (two home runs) while walking two and striking out six over six innings in Monday's 7-6 loss to the Diamondbacks. Five of the seven runs he gave up came via the long ball, with Chris Owings' grand slam in the fifth inning accounting for the major blow on Chacin's line. The 29-year-old right-hander has been hit or miss in his five starts this season. He's had a nine-run outing along with two scoreless starts, showing fantasy owners that his volatility makes him hard to trust as a streaming option.