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Eric Chavez

36-Year-Old Third Baseman – Arizona Diamondbacks

2014 Stats

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.235

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1

RBI

2

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2

SB

0

2014 RotoWire 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: YES   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.

April 9, 2014  –  Eric Chavez News

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Chavez will get his first start of the season Wednesday in San Francisco, the Diamondbacks' official Twitter feed 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 10 18 17 2 4 3 1 1 1 2 0 0 1 6 0 0 0 .235 .278 .588 .866
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3-Year Averages MAJ   83 246 222 26 61 21 11 1 9 35 0 0 21 46 0 3 0 .275 .333 .455 .788
Career  (View All) MAJ   1581 6165 5466 812 1464 598 316 24 258 896 48 17 630 1066 0 54 15 .268 .344 .476 .820

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Eric Chavez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 15 NYM 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .235 .278 .588 .866
Apr. 14 NYM Did not play.
Apr. 13 LAD 4 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .294 .625 .919
Apr. 12 LAD 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .167 .333 .500
Apr. 11 LAD Did not play.
Apr. 10 @SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .091 .091 .273 .364
Apr. 9 @SF 5 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 .100 .100 .300 .400
Apr. 8 @SF Did not play.
Apr. 6 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 5 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 4 @Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 3 SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Apr. 2 SF Did not play.
Apr. 1 SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Mar. 31 SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Mar. 22 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Mar. 22 LAD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 7 Days 12 2 4 1 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .385 .833 1.218
Last 14 Days 15 2 4 1 1 1 2 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .313 .667 .980
Last 30 Days 18 2 4 1 1 1 2 1 7 0 0 0 0 0 .222 .263 .556 .819

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Eric Chavez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 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
2013316040.290.387.700
2012333030.152.152.382
2011232050.304.304.609

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013197229401.279.492.827
20122453316340.298.543.908
2011137142210.255.365.687

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013117174260.291.487.823
2012137177160.277.460.804
2011727090.222.250.559

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013111115181.270.468.796
2012141199210.284.532.884
20118892170.295.443.773
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 18 17 5.6% 33.3% 0.17 65% .300 .353
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3-Year Averages MAJ   246 222 8.5% 18.7% 0.46 79% .311 .180
Career MAJ   6165 5466 10.2% 17.3% 0.59 80% .291 .208

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

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.235 AVG
POOR
65% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.300 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.588 SLG
ELITE
.353 ISO
ELITE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.17 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.6% BB Rate
POOR
33.3% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.866 OPS
GREAT
.278 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Eric Chavez (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Kameron Loe KC 13 7 0 1 2 0 0 .538 .769 1.369
Jered Weaver ANA 14 6 2 2 0 1 0 .429 .929 1.357
Kyle Lohse MIL 14 5 2 4 5 4 1 .357 .857 1.357
Dan Haren LA 12 4 1 1 2 3 0 .333 .750 1.179
R.A. Dickey TOR 12 4 1 3 1 1 0 .333 .667 1.051
Jose Contreras TEX 17 4 1 2 3 4 3 .235 .529 .879
Francisco Rodriguez MIL 14 5 0 0 2 2 0 .357 .429 .866
Joaquin Benoit SD 16 4 1 3 2 4 0 .250 .500 .833
Ervin Santana ATL 33 11 0 3 4 4 0 .333 .424 .830
Matt Thornton NY-A 11 4 0 2 2 1 0 .364 .364 .825

Worst Matchups for Eric Chavez (by OPS, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Doug Fister WAS 11 3 0 1 0 2 0 .273 .273 .545
Scott Feldman HOU 10 2 0 1 2 1 0 .200 .200 .533
Jeremy Guthrie KC 11 2 0 0 1 3 0 .182 .273 .523
Bartolo Colon NY-N 22 3 0 0 2 2 0 .136 .227 .436
James Shields KC 22 3 0 2 5 5 0 .136 .136 .422
Cliff Lee PHI 19 2 1 2 0 8 0 .105 .316 .421
Bruce Chen KC 14 3 0 2 0 4 0 .214 .214 .414
Felix Hernandez SEA 34 4 0 2 1 9 0 .118 .118 .257
Erik Bedard TB 10 0 0 0 1 6 0 .000 .000 .167
Zack Greinke LA 14 1 0 0 0 4 0 .071 .071 .143

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

Chavez, who has been limited to five late-inning appearances this season, could pick up a few extra starts in the near future, if Martin Prado's finger injury causes him to miss time.

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Chavez re-signed with the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reports.

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The Yankees have expressed interest in bringing back Chavez, New York Newsday reports.

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Chavez, who is a free agent this winter, is "more likely" than teammate Willie Bloomquist to return to the Diamondbacks in 2014 on a new contract, according to the Arizona Republic.

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Chavez is in the lineup for Friday's game against the Rockies.

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Chavez was reinstated from the 15-day DL on Monday.

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Chavez (knee, hip) began a rehab assignment Thursday in the Arizona League, according to the Arizona Republic.

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Chavez (knee, hip) has had two cortisone shots this week, according to the Arizona Republic.

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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.