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Eric Chavez

36-Year-Old Third Baseman – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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.246

HR

3

RBI

8

R

6

SB

2

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Chavez was a very welcome surprise in Arizona last season, having moments when he was the Diamondbacks' best hitter. Despite injury issues that limited him to just 80 games, Chavez hit nine home runs ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 215   DOB: 12/7/1977   BORN: Los Angeles, CA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Re-signed with the Diamondbacks in December of 2013.

July 30, 2014  –  Eric Chavez News

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Chavez (knee) announced his retirement Wednesday, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.

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Eric Chavez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 26 AAA SAC 3 14 13 2 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .308 .357 .385 .742
2005 27 MAJ OAK 160 695 625 92 168 68 40 1 27 101 6 0 59 129 0 9 2 .269 .329 .466 .795
2006 28 MAJ OAK 137 576 485 74 117 48 24 2 22 72 3 0 84 100 0 6 1 .241 .351 .435 .786
2007 29 MAJ OAK 90 379 341 43 82 38 21 2 15 46 4 2 34 76 0 4 0 .240 .306 .446 .752
2008 30 AAA SAC 9 33 30 7 11 5 3 0 2 3 0 0 3 7 0 0 0 .367 .424 .667 1.091
2008 30 MAJ OAK 23 95 89 10 22 9 7 0 2 14 0 0 6 18 0 0 0 .247 .295 .393 .688
2009 31 MAJ OAK 8 31 30 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 7 0 0 0 .100 .129 .133 .262
2010 32 R PHO 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .666
2010 32 MAJ OAK 33 123 111 10 26 9 8 0 1 10 0 0 8 31 0 4 0 .234 .276 .333 .610
2011 33 A+ TAM 6 23 21 4 7 3 2 0 1 3 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .333 .391 .571 .962
2011 33 MAJ NYY 58 175 160 16 42 10 7 1 2 26 0 0 14 34 0 1 0 .263 .320 .356 .676
2012 34 MAJ NYY 113 313 278 36 78 28 12 0 16 37 0 0 30 59 0 4 1 .281 .348 .496 .844
2013 35 R SCO 3 8 7 1 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .143 .125 .571 .696
2013 35 AAA REN 3 10 8 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 .250 .400 .250 .650
2013 35 MAJ ARI 80 253 228 28 64 25 14 2 9 44 1 0 19 45 0 5 1 .281 .332 .478 .810
2014 36 MAJ ARI 44 81 69 6 17 7 3 1 3 8 2 0 11 19 0 1 0 .246 .346 .449 .795
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3-Year Averages     83 246 222 26 61 21 11 1 9 35 0 0 21 46 0 3 0 .275 .333 .455 .788
Career  (View All)     1615 6,228 5,518 816 1,477 602 318 24 260 902 50 17 640 1,079 0 55 15 .268 .345 .475 .820

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Eric Chavez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 11 3
2013 6 52 4
2012 10 64 18
2011 3 42 7
2010 1 31
2009 8

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Eric Chavez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201460000.167.167.542
2013316040.290.387.700
2012333030.152.152.382

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014636382.254.476.819
2013197229401.279.492.827
20122453316340.298.543.908

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014295360.241.586.910
2013117174260.291.487.823
2012137177160.277.460.804

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014401022.250.350.712
2013111115181.270.468.796
2012141199210.284.532.884
Eric Chavez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 26 AAA SAC 14 13 7.1% 14.3% 0.50 85% .364 .077
2005 27 MAJ OAK 695 625 8.5% 18.6% 0.46 79% .301 .197
2006 28 MAJ OAK 576 485 14.6% 17.4% 0.84 79% .262 .194
2007 29 MAJ OAK 379 341 9% 20.1% 0.45 78% .268 .206
2008 30 AAA SAC 33 30 9.1% 21.2% 0.43 77% .429 .300
2008 30 MAJ OAK 95 89 6.3% 18.9% 0.33 80% .290 .146
2009 31 MAJ OAK 31 30 3.2% 22.6% 0.14 77% .130 .033
2010 32 R PHO 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .000
2010 32 MAJ OAK 123 111 6.5% 25.2% 0.26 72% .316 .099
2011 33 A+ TAM 23 21 8.7% 17.4% 0.50 81% .375 .238
2011 33 MAJ NYY 175 160 8% 19.4% 0.41 79% .323 .093
2012 34 MAJ NYY 313 278 9.6% 18.8% 0.51 79% .305 .215
2013 35 R SCO 8 7 0% 0% 0.00 100% .000 .428
2013 35 AAA REN 10 8 20% 10% 2.00 88% .286 .000
2013 35 MAJ ARI 253 228 7.5% 17.8% 0.42 80% .316 .197
2014 36 MAJ ARI 81 69 13.6% 23.5% 0.58 72% .298 .203
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3-Year Averages     246 222 8.5% 18.7% 0.46 79% .311 .180
Career     6,228 5,518 10.3% 17.3% 0.59 80% .291 .207

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2014 Stat Review for Eric Chavez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.246 AVG
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72% Contact Rate
POOR
.298 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

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.449 SLG
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.203 ISO
GREAT
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.58 BB/K
GOOD
13.6% BB Rate
ELITE
23.5% K Rate
POOR
OPS/OBP

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.795 OPS
GOOD
.346 OBP
GOOD

Eric Chavez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Chavez (knee) may not return this season, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Chavez (knee) was transferred to the 60-day DL on Sunday.

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Chavez (knee) has recently reduced his workload in an effort to get his inflammation to subside, the D-Backs' official site reports.

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Chavez (knee) will not require surgery, the Arizona Republic reports.

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Chavez (knee) will likely be placed on the 15-day DL, MLB.com's Steve Gilbert reports.

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Chavez has been dealing with a nagging knee injury for most of the season, Jody Jackson of FOX Sports Arizona reports.

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Chavez (knee) is in the lineup for the first game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Mets.

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Manager Kirk Gibson said Chavez has been dealing with knee issues and may be unavailable to play third base for the next few days, Nick Piecoro of AZCentral.com reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Alex Rodriguez's injury issues forced Chavez into much more playing time than the Yankees anticipated, and he delivered for the most part, hitting .281 with 16 homers and 37 RBI in about half season's worth of at-bats. He's more useful to his actual squad than he is to your fantasy team, however, as he never plays against lefties (going just 5-for-33 against them in 2012) and hasn't had more than 400 at-bats since 2006. At age 35, Chavez will continue his career in the desert after signing a one-year deal with the D-Backs in December.

2012

Chavez helped the Yankees in a limited role in 2011, hitting .263 with 26 RBI in 160 at-bats as a backup at first and third. Chavez's constant injuries will never permit him to return to a starting role, and he missed nearly three months with foot and abdominal problems in 2011. He'll handle a similar bench role this time around, working primarily as a corner-infield reserve with the potential to DH in or pinch-hit as needed.

2010

If there's a player whose outlook could be unchanged in this space from year to year, it's Chavez. Injuries once again wrecked his season, limiting him to just 30 at-bats. He's played just 121 games total over the past three years, and the words "career threatening" were uttered during his most recent case of back woes. He's expected to be ready for spring training (once again), but you'd be foolish to count on him for much production at this point in his once-promising career.

2009

Another year full of injuries clouds Chavez's future. He's recovering from additional shoulder surgery performed in August, and the customary "will be ready for spring training" needs to be taken with a whole spoonful of sodium chloride at this point in his career.

2008

Injuries derailed Chavez for the second straight season, and offseason surgery on both shoulders and his back don't bode well for a rebound. There's some talk that he may not be ready for the start of spring training, and the A's medical staff has a poor history with recent back injuries (Bobby Crosby, Mark Kotsay and others). You'll be able to get him cheap, but counting on him to be one of your corner power sources is unwise.

2007

Chavez battled through all sorts of injuries in 2006, resulting in a career-low .241 average and the lowest HR output since his rookie year back in 1999. His 84 walks helped those in OBP leagues, but that was the extent of Chavez's value last year. He finally got off to a good start (swatting nine homers and posting a 1.079 OPS in April) before the injuries kicked in. A September power surge righted the ship a bit, but he was near worthless for three months. Expect a rebound in a big way.

2006

Despite showing strong HR and RBI numbers, Chavez took a major step back in 2005, shedding 100 points of OPS and posting his lowest such total since 1999. He can't blame the dip on his home park (.854 OPS at home, .734 on the road) or his struggles against lefties (.749 OPS against southpaws, .818 against righties). His now-famous early-season struggles extended to June, and he once again failed to produce in September. To top his position, he'll have to give more than three good months every year. Plans for surgery to clean up his shoulder this winter were shelved.

2005

Chavez gets incrementally better each year. He led the AL in walks despite being limited to 125 games due to a broken hand. If the improvement against left-handed pitchers sticks—.893 OPS in 2004, sub .700 previously—look out. He got off to a slow start again, hitting just .221 in April, but that's the norm for Chavez. He then faded badly in September (.240 BA, 2 HR, 11 RBI, 5 XBH) which took the luster off an outstanding season in which he had a .952 OPS on August 31. He's pretty consistent year-to-year, but there's another step up as his batting eye improves.

2004

Chavez is consistent year-to-year, and was back to his old self regarding first and second half splits. He still has massive platoon splits against lefties, but he's gotten his K:BB rate back under control. He'll be 26 years old for the 2004 season, so the time is ripe for a step up. There were whispers that a hand injury suffered in May was more serious than indicated, which no doubt played a role in his poor month (.661 OPS). Toss out that month and he would have hit .296.

2003

He regressed a bit against lefties, though he bounced back by drawing more walks. Just turned 25 years old, so better things await him. If he can figure out lefties, watch out. Should be the poster boy for organizational patience with your prospects.