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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'5"    WT: 205 lbs.    DOB: 8/17/1978    Drafted: 2nd Rd in 2000Show Contract
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Chad Qualls Contract Info:
Signed a two-year deal with the Rockies in December of 2015.
Designated for assignment
PColorado Rockies  AAA
June 30, 2017
Qualls was designated for assignment prior to Friday's game.
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First Baseman
  1. 1. IanI. Desmond (R)
  2. 2. RyanR. McMahon (L)
  3. 3. GerardoG. Parra (L)
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  1. 1. DJD. LeMahieu (R)
  2. 2. RyanR. McMahon (L)
  3. 3. GarrettG. Hampson (R)
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  1. 1. NolanN. Arenado (R)
  2. 2. RyanR. McMahon (L)
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  1. Chad Qualls 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Following two serviceable years out of the Astros bullpen, Qualls inked a two-year deal with the Rockies, who aimed to shore up their shaky relief corps. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned, as the veteran reliever posted his worst numbers since 2012. Like most Rockies pitchers, he was gashed by the Coors Field effect (7.43 ERA, 1.88 WHIP at home), but his numbers on the road weren't exactly anything to call home about, either. The right-hander also saw a regression in his K:BB thanks to a lowly 6.06 K/9 despite maintaining solid control throughout the season. At 38 years old, Qualls seems to be on the decline, as he lost 1.2 mph on his average fastball velocity and had a terribly high .351 BABIP for a pitcher who doesn't strike out too many hitters. Considering the Rockies have some younger (and more talented) options knocking on the door of the major leagues, Qualls will likely spend his 14th big league season in a low-leverage role.
  2. Chad Qualls 2016 Preseason 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 the Astros' pen, however, appearing in 60 games while compiling a 4.38 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 46:9 K:BB ratio over 49.1 innings. Despite solid numbers overall, the 37-year-old saw his average fastball velocity (91.4 mph) dip for the third consecutive year and had his club option declined by the Astros in November. Qualls, however, could be in the closer mix after signing with the Rockies where he'll compete with Jason Motte for save chances.
  3. Chad Qualls 2015 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  4. Chad Qualls 2014 Preseason 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, 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.
  5. Chad Qualls 2012 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  6. Chad Qualls 2011 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  7. Chad Qualls 2010 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  8. Chad Qualls 2009 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  9. Chad Qualls 2008 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  10. Chad Qualls 2007 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  11. Chad Qualls 2006 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  12. Chad Qualls 2005 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  13. Chad Qualls 2004 Preseason Outlook
    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.
  14. Chad Qualls 2003 Preseason Outlook
    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-90’s 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 he’s been unable to master, and the mechanics have not been consistent. Because of this, and the fact he’s 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.
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Designated for assignment
PColorado Rockies  AAA
June 30, 2017
Qualls was designated for assignment prior to Friday's game.
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Activated from DL
PColorado Rockies  AAA
June 26, 2017
Qualls (back) was activated from the disabled list Monday, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
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Expects to be activated when ready
PColorado Rockies  AAA
Back
June 21, 2017
Qualls (back) got through a 25-pitch bullpen session Wednesday with no issues, MLB.com reports.
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Hits DL with back spasms
PColorado Rockies  AAA
Back
June 18, 2017
Qualls was placed on the 10-day disabled list Sunday with lower back spasms, Patrick Saunders of The Denver Post reports.
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Longtime veteran using defense to his advantage
PColorado Rockies  AAA
June 14, 2017
Qualls has an ERA of 4.11 and WHIP of 1.11 in 15.1 innings out of the bullpen this season for Colorado.
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