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Jhoulys Chacin
Birthdate: 1/7/1988 (29 y, 2 m, 18 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-3/225     Position: P
Contract: $1.8M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Chacin got the start against Team Dominican Republic in Thursday's World Baseball Classic game, holding the powerhouse lineup to one run on three hits while striking out three over 4.1 innings. (3/17/2017)
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Profile: Chacin pitched for two teams in 2016, tallying 144 innings (115 as a starter) with less than stellar results (4.81 ERA, six wins, 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings pitched). Those 144 innings were only the third time in his career that he’d throw at least that many, so he probably wasn’t on your radar and there’s a good chance he shouldn’t be in 2017, either. If you’re into silver linings however, there are a few: Chacin threw all of his pitches harder in 2016 than in any season since 2012 when he pitched for the Rockies, and that he’ll pitch all of 2017 at the age of just 30 (this time for the Padres) offers at least some hope of fantasy relevance. There might also be hope in the fact that outside of a horrific June, Chacin’s peripherals (4.01 FIP) suggest he pitched slightly better last season than his actual results would indicate, especially in the 2nd half where his swinging strike rate increased by 40% over his first half, which also came with a much higher WHIP (1.55 in the first half vs. 1.30 in the second). Your best bet with Chacin in in 2017 is probably to avoid him, but feel free to monitor him early: he was lights out last April (9.4 K/9) and owns a career 3.19 ERA in the first month of the season. (Trey Baughn)

The Quick Opinion: Chacin isn’t going to do much for your fantasy team, so he’s best to be avoided as a starting option in 2017. That said, he occasionally has stretches of dominance, so don’t write him off completely, especially now that he’ll make his home in San Diego.

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