Despite his mid-season call-up, he was nominated to the SAL All-Star team as the finest right-handed pitcher in the South Atlantic League and would have finished second in ERA behind Madison Bumgarner if he had qualified.
Baseball America had him as the SAL’s fourth-best prospect, slightly ahead of the likes of Bumgarner, Heyward, and Stanton.
Baseball America placed him fifth in the Cal League after Trevor Cahill, Carlos Santana, Lars Anderson, and Brett Anderson. He was also named the second-best prospect in Colorado and the best changeup of any Rockies farmhand.
Jhoulys made his major league debut with the Rox in 2009, going 0-1, 4.91 in nine outings. He has a 4.73 earned run average in two starts for the Leones del Caracas in the Venezuelan League.
Although he had a losing record, in 2010 he had a strong year as a starter, going 9-11, 3.28 in 28 games, including 21 starts, with an ERA+ of 142.
There were 60 walks and 138 strikeouts in 137 1/3 innings. He was the Rockies’ top pitching prospect a year ago, making 31 starts and going 11-14-3.
In spite of leading the NL in walks (by one over Tim Lincecum), he still had a much better record than his stats suggested, striking out 150 times and surrendering only 168 hits in 194 innings.
When it came to ERA+ (tied 4th), losses (tied 3rd), and WHIP (tied 3rd) in the league, he was among the best (between Lincecum and Matt Cain).
What Team Is Jhoulys Chacin On?
Jhoulys Chacin is on the Colorado Rockies team. This is his second stint with the Rockies. Chacin signed a major league deal with the Colorado Rockies on April 1, 2021.