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Chad Qualls

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Houston Astros

2014 Stats

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2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Qualls resurrected his career as a workhorse in the back-end of the Miami bullpen in 2013 after bouncing around the past three seasons, spending time pitching ineffectively for the Diamondbacks, Rays,...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 239   DOB: 8/17/1978   BORN: Harbor City, CA   COLLEGE: Nevada   DRAFTED: 2nd Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Chad Qualls Contract Information:

Signed a two-year deal with the Astros in December of 2013 that includes a third-year team option.

April 10, 2014  –  Chad Qualls News

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Chad Qualls Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 25 AAA NEW 32 14 0 106.7 134 66 8 72 30 3 6 1 5.57 1.54
2005 26 MAJ HOU 77 0 0 79.7 73 29 7 60 23 6 4 0 3.28 1.21
2006 27 MAJ HOU 81 0 0 88.7 76 37 10 56 28 7 3 0 3.76 1.17
2007 28 MAJ HOU 79 0 0 82.7 84 28 10 78 25 6 5 5 3.05 1.32
2008 29 MAJ ARI 77 0 0 73.7 61 23 4 71 18 4 8 9 2.81 1.07
2009 30 MAJ ARI 51 0 0 52.0 53 21 5 45 7 2 2 24 3.63 1.15
2010 31 MAJ ARI 43 0 0 38.0 61 35 5 34 15 1 4 12 4 3 8.29 2.00
2010 31 MAJ TB 27 0 0 21.0 24 13 2 15 6 2 0 0 3 8 5.57 1.43
2010  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ARI/TB 70 0 0 59.0 85 48 7 49 21 3 4 12 7 11 7.32 1.80
2011 32 MAJ SD 77 0 0 74.3 73 29 7 43 20 6 8 0 5 22 3.51 1.25
2012 33 AAA Ind 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2012 33 MAJ PHI 35 0 0 31.3 39 16 7 19 9 1 1 0 5 12 4.60 1.53
2012 33 MAJ PIT 17 0 0 13.7 14 10 0 6 2 0 0 0 0 2 6.59 1.17
2012 33 MAJ NYY 8 0 0 7.3 10 5 0 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 6.14 1.77
2012  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ PHI/PIT/NYY 60 0 0 52.3 63 31 7 27 14 2 1 0 5 14 5.33 1.47
2013 34 MAJ MIA 66 0 0 62.0 57 18 4 49 19 5 2 0 2 15 2.61 1.23
2014 35 MAJ HOU 5 0 0 4.7 8 2 0 5 1 0 0 1 0 0 3.86 1.93
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Chad Qualls
3-Year Averages MAJ   67 0 0 62.9 64 26 6 39 17 4 3 0 4 17 3.72 1.29
Career  (View All) MAJ   668 0 0 662.0 667 279 64 507 184 45 37 52 3.79 1.29

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Chad Qualls Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 11 @Tex 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.86 1.93
Apr. 10 @Tor 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.91 1.91
Apr. 6 LAA 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 6.75 2.25
Apr. 5 LAA 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 2.50
Apr. 1 NYY 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 3.00
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
3.7 5 1 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 2.45 1.64
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
4.7 8 2 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 3.86 1.93
Last 60 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
4.7 8 2 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 0-0 1 0 0 3.86 1.93

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Chad Qualls Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201310319822201.239
2012987730905.337
2011135151239814.320

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013149301135513.259
201213320733702.268
201117128834103.218

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201331.731028912.561.23
201228.721012837.531.78
201138.723025712.090.96

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201330.3210211032.671.22
201223.700015642.661.10
201135.7450181365.051.57
Chad Qualls Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 25 AAA NEW 32 14 106.7 6.07 2.53 2.40 0.67 62.8% 5.57 3.87 .355
2005 26 MAJ HOU 77 0 79.7 6.78 2.60 2.61 0.79 75.3% 3.28 3.73 .286
2006 27 MAJ HOU 81 0 88.7 5.68 2.84 2.00 1.02 2.53 71.3% 3.76 4.38 .254
2007 28 MAJ HOU 79 0 82.7 8.49 2.72 3.12 1.09 1.96 81.8% 3.05 3.82 .323
2008 29 MAJ ARI 77 0 73.7 8.67 2.20 3.94 0.49 2.30 74.7% 92.6 MPH 2.81 2.74 .294
2009 30 MAJ ARI 51 0 52.0 7.79 1.21 6.43 0.87 2.25 70.9% 92.9 MPH 3.63 3.14 .321
2010 31 MAJ ARI 43 0 38.0 8.05 3.55 2.27 1.18 2.09 57.7% 92.1 MPH 8.29 4.38 .434
2010 31 MAJ TB 27 0 21.0 6.43 2.57 2.50 0.86 2.00 60.7% 92.1 MPH 5.57 4.01 .332
2010  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ ARI/TB 70 0 59.0 7.47 3.20 2.33 1.07 2.06 58.6% 92.1 MPH 7.32 4.18 .399
2011 32 MAJ SD 77 0 74.3 5.21 2.42 2.15 0.85 2.31 74.4% 92.6 MPH 3.51 4.07 .284
2012 33 AAA Ind 1 1 1.0 27.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 -2.80 .000
2012 33 MAJ PHI 35 0 31.3 5.46 2.59 2.11 2.01 2.07 78% 93.1 MPH 4.60 5.75 .316
2012 33 MAJ PIT 17 0 13.7 3.95 1.32 3.00 0.00 2.42 37.5% 93.1 MPH 6.59 2.76 .301
2012 33 MAJ NYY 8 0 7.3 2.45 3.68 0.67 0.00 1.75 61.5% 93.1 MPH 6.14 3.88 .349
2012  (Multiple Teams) 33 MAJ PHI/PIT/NYY 60 0 52.3 4.64 2.41 1.93 1.20 2.10 65.7% 93.1 MPH 5.33 4.74 .317
2013 34 MAJ MIA 66 0 62.0 7.11 2.76 2.58 0.58 3.48 80.6% 94.0 MPH 2.61 3.47 .296
2014 35 MAJ HOU 5 0 4.7 9.64 1.93 5.00 0.00 5.00 77.8% 93.8 MPH 3.86 1.70 .495
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Chad Qualls
3-Year Averages MAJ   67 0 62.9 5.58 2.43 2.29 0.86 73.3% 3.72 4.01 .295
Career MAJ   668 0 662.0 6.89 2.50 2.76 0.87 72.7% 3.79 3.79 .307

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2014 Stat Review for Chad Qualls    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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5.00 K/BB
GREAT
9.64 K/9
GOOD
1.93 BB/9
GREAT
93.8 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
5.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.86 ERA
POOR
1.93 WHIP
TERRIBLE
1.70 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.495 BABIP
HIGH
77.8% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Worst Matchups for Chad Qualls (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Lyle Overbay MIL 7 5 2 5 1 0 0 .714 1.571 2.321
Chase Utley PHI 9 6 1 2 0 1 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Ryan Howard PHI 7 4 1 1 1 1 0 .571 1.000 1.625
Adrian Gonzalez LA 10 5 2 3 0 1 0 .500 1.100 1.600
Albert Pujols ANA 18 7 3 7 2 2 0 .389 1.000 1.450
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 15 6 2 8 0 3 0 .400 .933 1.333
Jimmy Rollins PHI 7 3 0 1 2 0 0 .429 .714 1.270
Pablo Sandoval SF 9 3 1 2 2 3 0 .333 .778 1.232
Ronny Paulino DET 8 5 0 5 0 1 1 .625 .625 1.181
Marlon Byrd PHI 9 3 0 3 1 2 1 .333 .667 1.121

Best Matchups for Chad Qualls (by OPS against, min 7 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Cody Ross AZ 7 1 0 0 0 2 0 .143 .143 .286
Ruben Tejada NY-N 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .143 .286
Chris Iannetta ANA 7 1 0 1 0 3 2 .143 .143 .286
Omar Infante KC 7 1 0 0 0 0 2 .143 .143 .286
Prince Fielder TEX 9 0 0 2 3 2 0 .000 .000 .214
Hanley Ramirez LA 8 0 0 0 2 1 0 .000 .000 .200
Clint Barmes PIT 14 1 0 0 0 2 1 .071 .071 .143
Nate Schierholtz CHI-N 7 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .125
Skip Schumaker CIN 12 0 0 0 1 0 1 .000 .000 .077
Hunter Pence SF 7 0 0 0 0 3 1 .000 .000 .000

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Chad Qualls: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Qualls earned the save Sunday against the Angels after recording the final two outs in the ninth inning.

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Qualls was asked to come in to protect a five-run lead in the eighth inning Tuesday against the Yankees, and he gave up one run on three hits with no strikeouts.

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Astros manager Bo Porter said Sunday that he will enter the season with a closer by committee, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports. Qualls will be part of that mix.

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Qualls gave up a solo home run to Ian Kinsler among two hits allowed during an inning of work Saturday against the Tigers.

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Qualls struck out a batter during a scoreless inning Wednesday against the Tigers.

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Qualls allowed two runs on three hits over an inning Sunday against the Braves.

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Qualls is in a "wide-open" battle for the Astros' closer job with the likes of Jesse Crain, Josh Fields and Matt Albers, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chroncile reports.

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Qualls has signed a two-year contract with the Astros that includes a team option for a third season, MLB.com's Brian McTaggart reports.

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Qualls backed into the win Tuesday after getting the final two outs of the ninth inning and being the pitcher of record when the Marlins took the lead in the 10th against the Royals.

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Qualls (personal) was activated from the paternity list Friday.

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Qualls (personal) will be placed on the paternity list Saturday and sit out the final two games of the series with the Nationals, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2012

At one time a closer for the Diamondbacks, Qualls has found minimal success since joining the Padres. 2011 saw his K/9 drop by more than two full points and his K/BB rate was down to 2.15. Obviously, Petco Park helped keep his HR/9 down, but as a ground ball specialist, an 11.3% HR/FB isn't all that impressive. Now Qualls moves on to the Phillies in 2012 where he will compete for a relief spot this spring. Unfortunately for him, Citizens' Bank Ball Park caters to the power hitters and Qualls' penchant for giving up the home run will certainly damage his chances of being an effective contributor.

2011

Following five seasons as a dominant reliever, Qualls imploded for the Diamondbacks as their closer last season. He had a 8.29 ERA with a 2.000 WHIP over 21 innings before being traded to the Rays. After some initial success, Qualls was torched yet again and found little success with his new team. He'll likely catch on with a team in some type of middle-relief role and will look to capture the magic he had before last season, when he was able to induce plenty of groundball outs and miss enough bats to be a good setup man.

2010

Qualls dislocated his knee cap in August, ending a successful season in which he was on track to hold the team's closer role from start to finish. Even though his strikeout rate dipped slightly to 7.79 K/9IP, Qualls' command was outstanding (1.21 BB/9IP) and he converted 24 of his 29 save opportunities. Qualls had made 75 or more appearances in each of the previous four seasons before the knee injury, so durability shouldn't be a major concern going forward. The D-Backs expect him to be healthy for the start of spring training, but Qualls will have Juan Gutierrez waiting in the wings if his recovery takes longer than expected or if he regresses.

2009

After converting seven consecutive save opportunities in September, Qualls enters spring training as the likely D-Backs' closer. While it's far from a done deal, he has the leg up over Tony Pena and Jon Rauch for the closer's role after he finished the season with the job following Brandon Lyon's struggles. Qualls had a 71:18 K:BB ratio in his first season with Arizona, while holding opponents to a .224 average. Considering his inexperience working the ninth inning, carefully consider the appropriate handcuffs to lock down the saves from the Arizona bullpen, if you decide to take the plunge with Qualls on draft day.

2008

Qualls led the Astros with 79 appearances, and served as the primary set-up man to both Brad Lidge and Dan Wheeler. He still gave up too many homers, surrendering 10 in 82.2 innings. With Lidge now in Philadelphia, he'll be given a shot to close this year, but it's no guarantee the job is his. If he wins the job, he'll have value as long as he's converting saves.

2007

Qualls made 81 appearances out of Phil Garner's bullpen, going 7-3 with a 3.76 ERA. He gave up 10 homers in just 88.2 innings, which was a common problem for many Houston pitchers in 2006. He'll be one of the setup man counted on most once again by the Astros this season.

2006

The former starting prospect was reinvented as groundball machine out of the bullpen, and functioned as a lefty-getter in a pen with no effective southpaws. He has minimal fantasy value, since he's behind Dan Wheeler if anything happens to Brad Lidge, and he's not a closer type, anyway.

2005

Qualls, one of the Astros' brightest pitching prospects, was utilized in a bullpen role after being called up from Triple-A New Orleans in July 2004. Qualls found some success, posting a 3.55 ERA with a 3/1 K/BB ratio. Qualls will likely find himself in the bullpen at season's start and could work himself into a set-up role if he continues to build on his successful 2004 campaign.

2004

Qualls spent a second consecutive season at Double-A Round Rock, after being over-promoted by the Astros in 2002 due to their lack of a high Single-A affiliate that year. His control has long been fairly spotty, but he reached a new level over the second half of the season, lending hope that he's ready for Triple-A New Orleans in 2004. Qualls could be in the starting rotation by 2005.

2003

Qualls earned the right to be one of Astros top five pitching prospects by leading the Texas league in strikeouts (142) in 2002. Unfortunately, the 2000 second round pick also finished second in losses (13), and walks (67) while showing durability by pitching 163 innings for Double-A Round Rock. He combines a low-90s sinking fastball with a hard slider, but needs to use his change-up more. Control is an issue as his hard stuff has good movement that hes been unable to master, and the mechanics have not been consistent. Because of this, and the fact hes yet to fully develop or utilize an off-speed pitch, his future could be in the major league bullpen. 2003 should find him back in Round Rock learning some control, and attempting to further the development of a change-up. The 24-year-old could find himself in the majors as soon as this is achieved.