Jhoulys Chacín

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Jhoulys Chacín
Jhoulys Chacín on August 18, 2013.jpg
Chacín with the Colorado Rockies
Colorado Rockies – No. 45
Starting pitcher
Born: (1988-01-07) January 7, 1988 (age 26)
Maracaibo, Venezuela
Bats: Right Throws: Right
MLB debut
July 25, 2009 for the Colorado Rockies
Career statistics
(through June 29, 2014)
Win-loss record 38–48
Earned run average 3.78
Strikeouts 514
Teams

Jhoulys Jose Chacín Molina (Yo-LEASE Sha-SEEN) (born January 7, 1988) is a Venezuelan professional baseball pitcher for the Colorado Rockies of Major League Baseball.

Career[edit]

Chacín signed with the Colorado Rockies as an international free agent in 2004,[1] and was considered to be one of their top prospects prior to 2009 and 2010.[2]

Chacín was called up directly to the majors from the Class AA Tulsa Drillers on July 24, 2009. In 2010, in his first full season in MLB with the Rockies Jhoulys Chacín had nine wins, 3.28 ERA, and led all NL rookies in strikeouts with 138.

Chacín started the 2011 season as one of the best young pitchers in baseball, but after the second half of the season, he became inconsistent with his mechanics. He did, however, finish with a record of 11–14 with a 3.62 ERA in 31 starts. In 194 innings pitched, he struck out 150. However, he led the National League in walks with 87. He threw his first career shutout in his first career complete game on April 15, 2011.

In 2012, Chacín was limited to just 14 starts due to a pectoral injury.[3]

In 2013, Chacín rebounded to give the Rockies a much needed lift in the rotation. He finished 14-10 with 3.47 ERA in 197.1 innings pitched. He kept the ball in the ballpark, allowing 11 home runs, 6 of which were allowed in Coors Field.

Chacín began the 2014 season on the DL with shoulder inflammation.[4] Chacín's 2014 was not good at all, as he battled through injury and inconsistency, managing to start just 11 games before being shut down for the season due to injury. His record finished at 1-7 and a career worst 5.40 ERA.

Chacín throws five pitches: a four-seam fastball (90–92 MPH), a two-seam fastball (90–91), a changeup (84–85), a slider (82–83), and a curveball (76–79).

Personal[edit]

Jhoulys and former Houston Astros pitcher Gustavo Chacín are second cousins.

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