Chacin: There are Two

Remember the news last month, when the Jays took Gustavo Chacin off their 40 man roster, making him available for any team to pick him up? Well, apparantly, nobody wanted Gus, so he's still in our system.

I decided this morning to pull up his numbers in Dunedin to see how ol' Gusy is doing. Will there be a chance for all of us to see the greatest smelling Toronto athlete once again? I went to Baseball America, and did a search on Chacin. Little did I know... there are two Chacins in professional baseball! Two!

Like our good friend Josh Towers, the other Chacin is in the Rockies system. Jhoulys Chacin is his name. And he's throwing in low A ball, putting up ridiculous numbers. 10-1 record. 2.10 ERA. 1.01 WHIP. So there appears to be a Chacin on the rise, the smell of Victory could be on its way eventually to Denver.

As far as our Chacin goes. Not so pretty. 1-7 record. 7.88 ERA. 1.84 WHIP in high A ball.

In summary: Gustavo = done. Jhoulys = The New Chacin!

4 comments:

eyebleaf said...

those numbers for Gus are pathetic. it's actually pretty amazing how far and how fast he's fallen. oh well, i'll always have the memories of that good old stutter step

Robbie Alomar said...

Hopefully, Janssen will not suffer the same fate... but yeah, it's too bad we will never see what has got to be one of the Jays more quirkier starting pitchers.

I will not miss his dramatically long hestitations between pitches though when runners are on base.

Joanna said...

Gus was a big game pitcher. Remember how cool he was when the Jays faced Dice-K for the first time? He gave up a solo shot to Pena, and then shut down the Sox. He's a smart pitcher. It's a shame his mechanics are for shit.

eyebleaf said...

ah, casey...i haven't heard much about him of late. he'll make the sting of losing burnett a little easier to swallow.

at the same time, i'll never forget chacin's debut. i think it was in the bronx, and he went deep into the ball game, something i don't think he ever did after that first start...

gustavo chacin, the 5 inning wonder with a whacky stutter step and one ugly face. and a cologne! unreal...