Andrew Chafin, 31, started the season with the Chicago Cubs before being traded off to the Oakland A’s. Now a free agent, the lefty could be a fun addition to the Cardinals bullpen.
Chafin was 2-4 with five saves in 71 games and 68.2 innings pitched. He threw 64 strikeouts with a called-strike-out rate of 28.1%.
Chafin primarily relies on a sinker that averages 92.1 mph with a 19.1-inch vertical drop and an active spin of 94%. Chafin’s four-seam fastball averages 91.8 mph with a 16.4-inch vertical drop and an active spin of 96%. Chafin’s slider averages 82.5 mph with a 42.1-inch vertical drop and an active spin of 27%.
Chafin, who seems quite the character, could be a good option in certain situations later in the game for the Cardinals. Chafin does possess some good off-speed stuff the Cardinals are attracted to in pitchers.