Andrew Gregory Chafin is a Major League Baseball pitcher for the Detroit Tigers. He has played for the Arizona Diamondbacks, Chicago Cubs, and Oakland Athletics in Major League Baseball.
Chafin is a Wakeman, Ohio native. He went to Western Reserve High School in Collins, Ohio, and was a member of the baseball team there.
In his final high school game, he pitched a no-hitter. Chafin played college baseball for the Kent State Golden Flashes at Kent State University.
He was named the Mid-American Conference Freshman of the Year in 2009 after pitching 35+2/3 innings with a 1.26 earned run average (ERA), eight saves, and 55 strikeouts.
He had Tommy John surgery in 2010 and missed the entire season. In 2011, he returned as a starter and went 89 innings with a 2.02 ERA and 105 strikeouts.
He played collegiate summer baseball with the Orleans Firebirds of the Cape Cod Baseball League after the 2011 season.
Chafin was taken 43rd overall in the first round of the 2011 Major League Baseball draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
He made his professional debut with the Arizona League Diamondbacks, pitching one inning and striking out two batters.
In 2012, he pitched for the Visalia Rawhide and had a 4.93 ERA with 150 strikeouts in 122 innings.
He began the 2013 season with Visalia and was later promoted to the Mobile BayBears. Over 157 innings, he had a 3.20 ERA and 119 strikeouts.
How Much Does Andrew Chafin Make?
Andrew Chafin makes an annual salary of $6,500,000.