Chad Qualls

#50, RP, Houston
Chad Qualls
  • Height:
    6-4
  • Weight:
    239
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    August 17, 1978
  • Birth Place:
    Harbor City, California
  • College:
    Nevada
  • Draft:
    2000 2ⁿᵈ round by the Houston Astros
  • W
    1
  • L
    4
  • ERA
    3.55
  • K
    39
  • BB
    5


Player Notes
Chad Qualls gave up three runs in two-thirds of an inning to take his fifth blown save and fourth loss Wednesday against the A's.

Advice: Mere hours after the Astros declined to trade him to the Tigers. Qualls has had a nice year, but he's a 36-year-old with a career 3.74 ERA; if the Astros could have gotten value for him, they should have done so.

7 hours ago Rotoworld
The deadline for the Tigers to work out a trade for Astros reliever Chad Qualls passed without a deal Wednesday.

Advice: The deadline passing means Qualls won't be dealt this season. That's good news for fantasy owners, as the right-hander would likely have been a setup man for Joe Nathan in Detroit a la Joakim Soria. Qualls earned his 15th save of the season on Tuesday, and the 36-year-old has a 3.05 ERA on the year.

More: Astros.mlb.com

Wed, Aug 27 Rotoworld
Chad Qualls retired the Athletics in order in the ninth inning on Tuesday to earn his 15th save.

Advice: Qualls, still a member of the Astros for now, had little trouble with the Athletics' 8-9-1 hitters. The 36-year-old owns a 3.05 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 38/5 K/BB ratio over 44 1/3 innings this season. If the Tigers do make a deal for the veteran reliever -- and they have until Wednesday to work something out -- he'll likely occupy a setup role in Detroit.

Wed, Aug 27 Rotoworld
Peter Gammons reports that the Tigers have claimed Chad Qualls off revocable waivers from the Astros.

Advice: Given the state of the Tigers' bullpen, it's no surprise that they were the ones who put in the claim. It's unclear whether the Astros actually intend to trade him, but the two sides have until Wednesday to make a deal. Qualls, who has a 3.07 ERA in 49 appearances this year, is under contract for $3 million next season and the Astros hold a $3.5 million club option for 2016.

More: Peter Gammons on Twitter

Tue, Aug 26 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that Chad Qualls has been claimed on revocable waivers.

Advice: Rosenthal notes that it's "unclear" whether the Astros will trade him. They were adamant about not dealing Qualls prior to the trade deadline, but perhaps they'll change their mind if they get the right offer. Qualls is under contract for $3 million next season and the Astros hold a $3.5 million club option for 2016.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Tue, Aug 26 Rotoworld
Chad Qualls (back) tossed a scoreless ninth inning in a non-save situation Friday against the Indians.

Advice: Qualls was unavailable the previous two days due to discomfort in his lower back. It's something he'll attempt to manage the rest of the way.

Mon, Aug 25 Rotoworld
Chad Qualls (back) is believed to be unavailable for Thursday's series finale against the Yankees.

Advice: Qualls was also on the shelf Wednesday due to lingering discomfort in his back. It's not an issue that is expected to require a 15-day disabled list stint. Jose Veras earned a save in Qualls' place on Wednesday night and could be called on again Thursday afternoon.

More: Evan Drellich on Twitter

Fri, Aug 22 Rotoworld
Astros manager Bo Porter said reliever Chad Qualls was unavailable Wednesday with mild back discomfort.

Advice: With a three-run lead in the ninth inning, Porter turned to Jose Veras, not Qualls, for the save. The revelation after the game shed some light on that decision. Assuming it's a small issue -- Porter said Qualls should be available Thursday -- he'll be back in there the next time the Astros have a save opportunity.

More: Evan Drellich on Twitter

Thu, Aug 21 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Texas

Head-to-head vs. Texas
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. Tex 18 0 3 0 2 1 1 0 0 17.1 18 5 5 0 4 13 2.60 1.27 .281
Home (this year) 27 0 1 3 9 3 1 0 0 24.0 31 15 14 4 2 21 5.25 1.38 .313
Night (this year) 38 0 1 3 11 3 0 0 0 34.2 39 16 14 4 3 34 3.63 1.21 .275
Last game vs. Tex 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Aug 27 Oak L 4-5 L 0.2 4 3 3 1 0 0 1 4 15 5 2 45.2 3.55
Aug 26 Oak W 4-2 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 15 4 2 45.0 3.00
Aug 22 @Cle W 5-1 - 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 14 3 2 44.0 3.07
Aug 19 @NYY W 7-4 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 14 3 2 43.0 3.14
Aug 17 @Bos W 8-1 - 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 13 3 2 42.0 3.21
Aug 13 Min L 1-3 - 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 13 3 2 41.0 3.29
Aug 8 Tex W 4-3 SV 1.0 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 13 3 2 40.0 3.38
Aug 7 @Phi L 5-6 - 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 12 3 2 39.0 3.23
Aug 1 Tor W 3-1 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 3 12 3 2 38.2 3.26
Jul 31 Tor L 5-6 L 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 2 1 3 11 3 2 37.2 3.35
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2004 Hou 25 0 4 0 1 1 9 0 0 33.0 34 13 13 3 8 24 3.55 1.27 .266
2005 Hou 77 0 6 4 0 0 22 0 0 79.2 73 33 29 7 23 60 3.28 1.21 .249
2006 Hou 81 0 7 3 0 6 23 0 0 88.2 76 38 37 10 28 56 3.76 1.17 .242
2007 Hou 79 0 6 5 5 5 21 0 0 82.2 84 29 28 10 25 78 3.05 1.32 .272
2008 Ari 77 0 4 8 9 8 22 0 0 73.2 61 29 23 4 18 71 2.81 1.07 .224
2009 Ari 51 0 2 2 24 5 0 0 0 52.0 53 23 21 5 7 45 3.63 1.15 .256
2010 TB 27 0 2 0 0 3 8 0 0 21.0 24 15 13 2 6 15 5.57 1.43 .293
2010 Ari 43 0 1 4 12 4 3 0 0 38.0 61 41 35 5 15 34 8.29 2.00 .363
2011 SD 77 0 6 8 0 5 22 0 0 74.1 73 30 29 7 20 43 3.51 1.25 .263
2012 Phi 35 0 1 1 0 5 12 0 0 31.1 39 18 16 7 9 19 4.60 1.53 .302
2012 NYY 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.1 10 5 5 0 3 2 6.14 1.77 .345
2012 Pit 17 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 13.2 14 11 10 0 2 6 6.59 1.17 .259
2013 Mia 66 0 5 2 0 2 15 0 0 62.0 57 18 18 4 19 49 2.61 1.23 .251
2014 Hou 51 0 1 4 15 4 2 0 0 45.2 50 21 18 5 5 39 3.55 1.20 .273
Totals 714 0 46 41 66 48 161 0 0 703.0 709 324 295 69 188 541 3.78 1.28 .265
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2004 Hou 25 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2005 Hou 75 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2008 Ari 75 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2009 Ari 48 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals 223 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2004 Hou 25 P 0 33 1 4 3 0 0 1.000
2005 Hou 77 P 0 79 7 19 12 0 0 1.000
2006 Hou 81 P 0 88 8 19 11 0 0 1.000
2007 Hou 79 P 0 82 5 19 14 0 2 1.000
2008 Ari 77 P 0 73 4 13 7 2 0 .846
2009 Ari 51 P 0 52 3 11 8 0 0 1.000
2010 Ari 43 P 0 38 3 8 3 2 1 .750
2010 TB 27 P 0 21 2 4 2 0 0 1.000
2011 SD 77 P 0 74 4 18 14 0 1 1.000
2012 Pit 17 P 0 13 5 10 4 1 0 .900
2012 Phi 35 P 0 31 1 6 4 1 0 .833
2012 NYY 8 P 0 7 1 2 1 0 0 1.000
2013 Mia 66 P 0 62 4 22 18 0 3 1.000
2014 Hou 51 P 0 45 4 11 7 0 0 1.000
Totals 714 P 0 703 52 166 108 6 7 .964