Chad Edward Gaudin (pronounced /ɡoʊˈdæn/) (born March 24, 1983 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a right-handed pitcher for the New York Yankees.
Gaudin attended Crescent City High School in Metairie, Louisiana. He earned All-State and district MVP in his junior and senior years.
Gaudin was selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays right out of high school in the 34th round (1009th overall pick) of the 2001 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed on August 23, 2001, and did not play professionally until 2002. He played in Single-A in 2002 and recorded a 2.26 ERA which ranked him 10th in all of minor league baseball.