A Look At the LA Angels Starting Rotation After the First Week
The Angels signed Jesse Chavez in the off season in hopes to add depth to their rotation. This will be the tenth year in the league for Chavez, so he is not new to the league. There were only two years where Chavez was a starter for a team though. He was a starter for Oakland in 2014 and 2015.
Chavez ended up being the best surprise of the rotation in the first week. He started the series opener agains the Mariners last friday. Chavez went 5.2 innings, giving up 4 hits, 1 base on balls, and 1 earned run. Chavez looked calm and at home during his start, and ended getting 6 strike outs as well.
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If Chavez can keep up the pitching he showed us against the Mariners, then the rotation will have some much needed depth. Chavez was fighting for the fifth spot in the rotation, yet he pitched like a third spot in the rotation. If he can keep that up then it will be a very welcome surprise.