How Good Is Jhoulys Chacín?

Jhoulys Chacin is an American-Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball (MLB). He previously played for the Rockies, Arizona Diamondbacks, Los Angeles Angels, San Diego Padres, Milwaukee Brewers, Boston Red Sox and Atlanta Braves.

In 2013, Chacin was able to bounce back and provide the Rockies’ rotation a much-needed boost. During the course of 197.1 innings, he went 14–10 with a 3.47 earned run average (ERA).

Jhoulys Chacín
Jhoulys Chacín

Eleven of his team’s home runs were hit out of the park, with six of them coming in Coors Field. The 2014 season opened with Chacin on the DL due to a shoulder injury.



Injuries and inconsistency plagued Chacin in 2014, as he started just 11 games before being out for the season. His final record was 1–7 with a 5.40 ERA, the worst of his career.

The Rockies officially released Chacin on March 22nd, 2015. The Cleveland Indians signed Chacin to a minor league contract on April 14, 2015.

As part of an opt-out agreement, he was granted his freedom on June 18. A 3.21 earned run average was his best mark in seven appearances with the Triple-A Columbus Clippers in 2017.

How Good Is Jhoulys Chacín?

Seven of Jhoulys Chacin’s first eight starts of the season saw him surrender runs, with four of those outings seeing him surrender at least two runs.

Chacin’s performance did improve marginally in June when his ERA dropped to 4.09 and he picked up his first win as well as his first two saves (though he also recorded his first blown save of the season).

During the first few months of the season, Jhoulys was having a difficult time.