Andrew Chafin promoted to the Diamondbacks
Aug 27, 2014 at 2:36 PM
Andrew Chafin has been promoted by the Arizona Diamondbacks.
The left-hander pitcher, who is a 2009 Western Reserve graduate, has split time with Triple-A Reno and Double-A Mobile this season.
Overall, he went 8-6 with a 3.96 ERA.
In 23 starts, Chafin has pitched 1312/3 innings, allowing 67 runs (58 earned) on 142 hits with 51 walks and 102 strikeouts.
Chafin, the 43rd overall draft choice in the 2011 First-Year Player Draft out of Kent State, last pitched Monday night. He went four innings, giving up a run on two hits with
four walks and five strikeouts.
Chafin’s last win came in a 4-1 Reno win at Salt Lake City on July 22 where he pitched into the eighth inning and held the Bees to one unearned run on six hits through 72/3 innings, striking out four without surrendering a walk. That included starting the game by retiring 11 of the first 12 batters he faced.
In four Minor League seasons, Chafin is 27-20 witha 3.95 ERA.
Chafin, 24, will wear the No. 40 jersey in his major league debut. He entered the year rated as Arizona’s No. 6 prospect by MLB.com and garnered Southern League midseason
All-Star accolades for the second consecutive year, after posting a 1.96 ERA in nine starts for the BayBears in Double A.
Chafin will be joined by outfielder Xavier Paul, whose contract was also picked up in the Friday transaction.
To make room on the active roster, the Diamondbacks optioned shortstop Nick Ahmed and outfielder Roger Kieschnick to Triple-A.
Chafin was the ace pitcher for Sandusky American Legion Post 83 when it won its first-ever state title in 2008.
After earning All-American honors as a freshman for the Golden Flashes in 2009, Chafin underwent Tommy John surgery, causing him to miss the entire 2010 season.
Chafin finished his college career with an 8-1 record and 105 strikeouts in 89 innings during the 2011 season. He made his last collegiate start in Kent State’s 7-5 win against Texas during the NCAA Regionals in Austin, outdueling Longhorns pitcher—and 12th overall draft pick to the Milwaukee Brewers—Taylor Jungmann.
The Diamondbacks are slated to play in Cleveland at 7:05 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.