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Jhoulys Chacín

Jhoulys Chacín
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 2013 season)
Win-loss record 37–41
Earned run average 3.61
Strikeouts 472
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

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.

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

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

References

External links

Biography portal
Baseball portal
Venezuela portal
  • Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)

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