The Oakland Athletics added Jesse Chavez to the rotation after there were injuries to Jarrod Parker and to A.J. Griffin. I, however, think that Chavez had a good shot of making the roster even without the injuries happening.
In his last tune up of Spring Training, Chavez had a no-hitter through 5 innings. In all but one of his spring starts, he didn’t allow any runs to score. Chavez is the most under rated starting pitcher in the majors. He will impress everyone in the majors with his skills this season, and I believe he will stay in the rotation all season long.
Not only will he stay in the rotation, but my bold prediction is that this season he will pitch a no-hitter. He sure showed the potential to do so in Spring. He’s not a huge strikeout pitcher, he gets hitters to to put the ball in play, and it’s almost always an out. That would also mean that he will throw a few completed games with low pitch counts.
Another bold Prediction, Reddick will bat over .300 this season. He seems like he is back to his 2012 form, and I think he will bat over .300 as well as hit over 20 home runs. Reddick is going to be bigger than he was in 2012 for this team.
Here’s one prediction that isn’t bold; the Oakland Athletics will win the AL West yet again.