David John Chavarria
- Bats Left, Throws Right
- Height 6' 7", Weight 235 lb.
- High School Burnaby Central High School
Undrafted out of high school, David Chavarria began his professional career with the Texas Rangers chain. He was 0-6 with a 4.25 ERA for the 1991 GCL Rangers. He tied Pedro Pablo Belmonte and one other pitcher for the Gulf Coast League lead in defeats; the other two hurlers at least won a game. In '92, he was 2-7 with a 6.27 ERA for the Butte Copper Kings, walking 30 in 47 1/3 IP. He was one shy of the Pioneer League lead in losses. He missed 1993 due to shoulder problems.
In 1994, Chavarria was 0-1 with a 2.60 ERA for the Hudson Valley Renegades but walked 17 in 17 innings. The next year, he went 3-5 with six saves and a 3.92 ERA for the Charleston RiverDogs, averaging over a strikeout per inning. His 52 appearances were second on the squad.
David was 1-6 with 7 saves and a 3.09 ERA for the 1996 Charlotte Rangers, then 3-6 with two saves and a 4.50 ERA for the 1997 Arkansas Travelers in the St. Louis Cardinals chain. He missed '98 with injury then signed with the San Francisco Giants system for 1999, going 0-3 with a 7.54 ERA and 2.03 WHIP between two stops. Overall, he had gone 9-34 with 15 saves and a 4.58 ERA in the pro ranks.
Retiring as a player, Chavarria became a pitching coach in the Texas Rangers' organization. He worked with the 2001-2002 GCL Rangers, then the 2003-2004 Spokane Indians. In 2005-2006, he was with the Bakersfield Blaze. He was assistant pitching coordinator in the Rangers system in 2007, then returned to Bakersfield from 2008-2010 and Spokane once again in 2011. Chavarria moved to the Milwaukee Brewers chain as pitching coach of the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers in 2012-2013, Brevard County Manatees in 2014-2016, Carolina Mudcats in 2017, and Biloxi Shuckers in 2018.
Sources include 2010 Rangers Media Guide