As the Colorado Rockies prepared to open up a six-game homestand on Tuesday night, there was plenty of news on the injury front. The latest Colorado Rockies injury news, including updates on Kris Bryant, Jose Iglesias, and Jhoulys Chacin. Let’s start with a pair of injuries that showed themselves for...
Chacin was placed on the 10-day injured list, retroactive to July 24, with toe sesamoiditis, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports. Chacin last pitched Saturday in Milwaukee and surrendered two runs over 1.2 innings, and he'll now be sidelined for at least the next couple weeks with a toe issue. Justin Lawrence was recalled from Triple-A Albuquerque in the corresponding move.
Chacin (2-0) picked up the win during Tuesday's 4-1 victory against the Rangers, allowing one walk with one strikeout in 2.2 scoreless innings in relief. That's now two wins in two appearances for the veteran Chacin, who has now recorded 13 outs this season while only surrendering one baserunner. It's telling that Colorado trusts Chacin to pitch when the game counts but he'll need to string together more quality appearances before he can be trusted.
Chacin (1-0) struck out three in 1.2 perfect innings to earn the win over the Dodgers on Sunday. Chacin entered Sunday's matchup in the top of the fourth inning with the bases loaded, but the only runs that came across were via a fielding error by Kris Bryant with two outs. The right-hander posted a 4.34 ERA in 64.1 innings with the Rockies last year, which was better than his ERA in each of the last two seasons. Although he earned 17 holds last year, he'll likely operate more as a middle reliever in 2022 and doesn't have much fantasy value.
Chacin struck out one in a perfect inning during Friday's Cactus League win over the Mariners. Chacin had given up three runs in two innings across his first two relief appearances this spring, so it was encouraging to see him generate better results against Seattle on Friday. The right-hander picked up 17 holds while posting a 4.34 ERA and 1.26 WHIP in 64.1 innings across 46 appearances (one start) with the Rockies last year, but he'll likely serve more in a middle-relief role during his second year with the club.
Jhoulys Chacín was signed by the Colorado Rockies right as Spring Training was ending and the regular season was about to begin. When they signed him, he was expected to be their long reliever but by the end of June, he was one of the Rockies setup men. That was partially due to poor results from other Rockies relievers but also, it was because Chacín had pitched well, at least in the month of June.
Welcome to the 2021 edition of Ranking the Rockies, where we take a look back at every player to log playing time for the Rockies in 2021. The purpose of this list is to provide a snapshot of the player in context. The “Ranking” is an organizing principle that’s drawn from Baseball Reference’s WAR (rWAR). It’s not something the staff debated. We’ll begin with the player with the lowest rWAR and end up with the player with the highest.
Jhoulys Chacín—the new wave of postseason reliever?. The Rockies found themselves an experienced reliever out of thin air this year, and he might have pioneered a new frontier of postseason-ready bullpens. Experienced options are not just essential in October: they are invaluable. Colorado wasn’t exactly shaping a postseason bullpen this...