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Chad Qualls

38-Year-Old Pitcher – Colorado Rockies

2016 Stats

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2-0

ERA

5.23

WHIP

1.59

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22

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After recording 19 saves for the Astros in 2014, Qualls earned only four last season as Houston signed Luke Gregerson to take over the closer role. The veteran right-hander was still a key member of t...

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2016 ADP:  609.36

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 235   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 Rockies in December of 2015.

August 19, 2016  –  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 58 0 0 51.3 54 19 5 43 5 1 5 19 6 2 3.33 1.15
2015 36 AA COR 2 2 0 1.2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.40 1.67
2015 36 MAJ HOU 60 0 0 49.3 46 24 6 46 9 3 5 4 2 10 4.38 1.11
2016 37 AAA ALB 2 0 0 1.2 4 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 21.60 4.17
2016 37 MAJ COL 44 0 0 32.7 43 19 5 22 9 2 0 0 1 4 5.23 1.59
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3-Year Averages     61 0 0 54.2 52 20 5 46 11 3 4 7 3 9 3.32 1.16
Career  (View All)     825 0 0 790.7 802 339 80 613 206 51 47 74 3.86 1.27

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Chad Qualls Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 13 @Ari 0.7 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.23 1.59
Sep. 12 @Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.34 1.56
Sep. 10 @SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.52 1.58
Sep. 8 @SD 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.70 1.63
Sep. 3 Ari 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.83 1.67
Aug. 26 @Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.04 1.69
Aug. 24 @Mil 0.7 4 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.26 1.76
Aug. 20 ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.61
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
2.7 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 1.13
Last 30 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.0 6 3 3 1 3 6 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 4.50 1.50
Last 60 Games (Team)
8 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
7.0 6 3 3 1 3 8 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 3.86 1.29
Chad Qualls Minors Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV ERA WHIP
Aug. 15 ColoSprings 0.0 2 3 3 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0.00 0.00
Aug. 13 ColoSprings 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 9.00 2.00
Last 14 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Days
0 Games:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 0.5 IP/G
1.0 4 4 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 0-0 0 36.00 5.00

Chad Qualls Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016465512222.300
20157110414301.230
201410718430414.303

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201610617431703.307
201513136532515.256
201410625124201.229

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201613.31006237.431.88
201528.323129343.810.92
201427.7131224244.551.27

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201619.310016723.721.40
201521.012317625.141.38
201423.702719311.901.01
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 58 0 51.3 7.54 0.88 8.60 0.88 2.71 74.1% 92.6 MPH 3.33 3.20 .325
2015 36 AA COR 2 2 1.2 7.50 0.00 0.00 7.50 100% 5.40 12.37 .296
2015 36 MAJ HOU 60 0 49.3 8.39 1.64 5.11 1.09 2.87 63.3% 91.4 MPH 4.38 3.59 .300
2016 37 AAA ALB 2 0 1.2 15.00 7.50 2.00 7.50 25% 21.60 13.20 .684
2016 37 MAJ COL 44 0 32.7 6.06 2.48 2.44 1.38 2.48 70.2% 90.2 MPH 5.23 4.67 .351
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 5.67 2.98 1.90 2.40 69.2% 6.08 3.20 .313
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.2 5.90 2.49 2.37 1.87 64.2% 6.16 5.41 .328
Rest Of Season     0 0 2.2 5.90 2.49 2.37 1.87 64.2% 6.16 5.41 .328
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3-Year Averages     61 0 54.2 7.64 1.83 4.18 0.83 74.1% 3.32 3.31 .305
Career     825 0 790.7 6.98 2.34 2.98 0.91 72.1% 3.86 3.77 .309

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2016 Stat Review for Chad Qualls    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2015 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.44 K/BB
WEAK
6.06 K/9
TERRIBLE
2.48 BB/9
GOOD
90.2 MPH Fastball
POOR
1.4 HR/9
TERRIBLE
2.48 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.23 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.59 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.67 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.351 BABIP
HIGH
70.2% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Qualls (illness) will commence a rehab assignment with Triple-A Albuquerque on Saturday, the Denver Post's Patrick Saunders reports.

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Qualls (illness) was placed on the 15-day DL on Saturday.

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Qualls is sporting a 5.64 ERA to go with only 10 strikeouts through 21.2 innings out of the bullpen this season.

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Qualls holds a 4.76 ERA and 1.06 WHIP through 16 appearances out of the Rockies bullpen this season.

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Qualls will likely slot in as the Rockies' setup man now that Miguel Castro (shoulder) is on the disabled list, Nick Groke of the Denver Post reports.

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Qualls has given up four earned runs and seven hits in four innings to start the season. He has also stuck out two batters in that time.

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Qualls has a strikeout and a walk with two earned runs allowed in three spring innings.

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Qualls has agreed to a two-year deal with the Rockies.

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Qualls had his club option declined Tuesday, Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports.

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In 43 relief appearances with the Astros this season, Qualls is 1-4 with a 4.10 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and a 32:8 K:BB ratio over 37.1 innings. He has four saves and 10 holds thus far.

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Qualls (neck) was reinstated from the 15-day DL on Friday, Brian McTaggart of MLB.com reports.

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2016

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2015

Qualls was one of Houston's best signings last offseason, bringing much-needed stability and a veteran presence to the back-end of baseball's worst bullpen. The 36-year-old posted a 3.33 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 19 saves for the Astros, with an impressive 43:5 K:BB ratio in 51.1 innings. He went 19 straight appearances without allowing a run, and had it not been for his struggles against Oakland (0-4, 27.00 ERA and four blown saves in seven appearances), his final stat line would have been even better. Qualls enters 2015 as one of the favorites to close out games for Houston, but if Luke Gregerson beats him out for the job, he'd make a fine setup man after yet another strong season.

2014

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, Padres, Phillies, Yankees and Pirates. The veteran righty appeared in 66 games and was simply dominant, posting a 2.61 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. His new-found ability to keep the ball in the yard was a big reason (0.6 HR/9 in 2013 compared to 1.0 HR/9 from 2010-2012) and a couple extra ticks on the radar gun also factored into the resurgent effort. If Qualls can keep the ball in the ballpark effectively, he could prove to be a useful cheap source of saves after signing a two-year deal with the Astros.

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.