Blue Jays: Looking at former prospects traded at the deadline under Ross Atkins
Guadalupe Chavez – RHP
Traded to the Houston Astros in exchange for RHP Scott Feldman – August/01/2016
A product of El Fuerte, Mexico, Guadalupe Chavez spent one and a half seasons in the Jays organization before being traded at the deadline to the Houston Astros.
The right-hander has had an interesting career since leaving the Jays organization, as Chavez finished the season in Rookie Ball and subsequently retired the following season. There was no known reason for his retirement at the time, as it was deemed a personal decision. Before hanging them up, Chavez pitched to a 1.38 ERA through 11 outings in 2016 in both the Jays and Astros organizations.
Chavez returned to the baseball diamond for the Astros in 2019 and started in Low-A, progressing to Single-A on July 10th, 2019. Since the end of that season, Chavez has only been playing baseball down in Mexico, both in the Mexican League and the Mexican Winter League. He is currently on loan with the Generales de Durango and has struggled to the tune of a 14.34 ERA through seven relief appearances this season.