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Aroldis Chapman | Relief Pitcher | #54

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (28) / 2/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 212
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / UDFA / CIN
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Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Sunday that he doesn't anticipate using Aroldis Chapman or Andrew Miller for a third straight day Sunday.
Girardi on at least one other occasion this season said that he'd rest Chapman and then wound up using him, so we can't rule anything out. However, it appears a potential save situation Sunday could be handled by Dellin Betances, who would be going on three straight days himself. Jun 26 - 11:21 AM

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Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning Saturday to finish off a 2-1 victory over the Twins for his 15th save of the season.

Chapman gave up a two-out single to Joe Mauer before striking out Brian Dozier swinging to end it. The fireballing-lefty has struck out at least one batter in 20 of his 21 appearances this season and owns a 2.70 ERA and 31/3 K/BB ratio in 20 innings. He’s now 15-for-16 in save chances.
Jun 25 - 4:11 PM

Aroldis Chapman delivered a dominant ninth inning Friday against the Twins for his 14th save of the season.

Chapman struck out the side and needed just 11 pitches (all of them strikes) to get through it. His first 10 pitches were all fastballs and ranged from 101-103 mph. He then broke off a 90 mph change up to strike out Kurt Suzuki looking to end the ballgame. Just nasty. Chapman owns a 2.84 ERA and 30/3 K/BB ratio over 19 innings this season.
Jun 24 - 10:16 PM

Aroldis Chapman threw a perfect ninth inning against the Twins on Thursday to earn his 12th save.

Chapman needed 10 pitches to cut through the Twins' hitters, striking out one without allowing a baserunner. He's now got 12 saves in 13 chances with a 2.25 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 23/3 K/BB ratio over 16 innings since his return from suspension in early May. The southpaw's success and the Yankees' lack thereof could make him a trade candidate as the July deadline appears on the horizon.
Jun 17 - 12:35 AM

George A. King III of the New York Post reports that the Cubs have scouted Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman this weekend.

It's not the first we've heard about the Cubs potentially being interested in the Yankees' trio of elite relievers. Hector Rondon has been excellent in their closer role, but adding one of the Yanks' dominant arms would obviously strengthen the Cubbies' pen. Chapman will be a free agent over the winter, Miller is owed $18 million over the next two seasons and Betances will be arbitration-eligible for the first time this offseason.
Jun 12 - 10:06 AM

Aroldis Chapman converted his 10th save of the season with a perfect ninth inning in Monday's win over the Angels.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said earlier in the day that his closer would have the night off, but evidently he had a change of heart. Chapman required just nine pitches to dispose of the Angels in order, getting a strikeout and a couple foulouts in the dominant frame. He has 10 saves in 11 tries.
Jun 6 - 10:11 PM

Yankees manager Joe Girardi said closer Aroldis Chapman will get the night off Monday.

Chapman blew his first save of the season on Sunday against the Orioles, allowing one unearned run on two hits in 2/3 of an inning. He failed to back up home plate on a bad throw from center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury, which allowed both Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis to score as the Orioles went up 3-1 in the top of the ninth. Girardi took notice of that mistake by Chapman and said it "will be addressed." Andrew Miller is likely to fill in if a save opportunity arises Monday night against the Angels.
Jun 6 - 4:00 PM

Aroldis Chapman was saddled with his first blown save of the season in Sunday's 3-1 loss to the Orioles, allowing one run (none earned) on two hits in 2/3 of an inning.

Dellin Betances was as much to blame as Chapman for the Yankees' late collapse. Entering the eighth inning, the Bombers held a 1-0 lead. Betances (who had already pitched an inning) would put two runners on with an out sandwiched in-between, at which point Joe Girardi called for Aroldis Chapman, at which point the tarp hit the field and a one-hour, 38-minute rain delay ensued. Chapman would enter once the skies cleared and struck out Jonathan Schoop for the second out of the inning, but a single by Francisco Pena would set the stage for Matt Wieters to hit a bases clearing double (with the third run coming in unearned thanks to a Jacoby Ellsbury error). Since returning from a suspension in early May, Chapman is 9-of-10 in save chances with a 2.25 ERA and 18/3 K/BB ratio over 12 innings. He is an elite fantasy closer and should continue to post stellar numbers in the face of what has become an increasingly drudge-like season for the Yankees.
Jun 5 - 7:13 PM

Aroldis Chapman snared his ninth save of the season with a scoreless inning against the Orioles on Saturday.

The Cuban Missile walked one, struck out one and did not allow a hit. He now has a 2.38 ERA and 0.97 WHIP since returning from his suspension. He is solidly entrenched as the anchor of the Yankees’ elite bullpen.
Jun 4 - 11:15 PM

Aroldis Chapman allowed a run on two hits and a walk but recovered to earn his eighth save of the season Thursday against the Tigers.

The Tigers' lineup has no shortage of dangerous bats, but it was actually the bottom of the lineup that was able to load the bases with no outs. Chapman, though, got J.D. Martinez to ground into a double play and got Miguel Cabrera to ground out with a runner at third base to end the game. Chapman has allowed three runs in 10 1/3 innings this year but owns a 0.97 WHIP and 15/2 K/BB ratio to go with his 2.61 ERA.
Jun 3 - 1:06 AM

Aroldis Chapman notched two strikeouts in one-third of inning Friday against the Rays.

He was not credited with a save. Chapman entered the game after Kirby Yates gave up a solo homer with two out in the ninth. The game appeared to be over after Logan Morrison struck out swinging, but Brian McCann couldn't come up with the ball. Chapman then struck out Desmond Jennings to end the ballgame. He’s the first ever Yankee to finish with two strikeouts over one-third of an inning in a game. Chapman has plenty of strikeout records already, but this is by far the quirkiest.
May 27 - 10:26 PM

Aroldis Chapman slammed the door on the Athletics on Sunday, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a one-run advantage and earn his sixth save of the season.

The dominant left-hander has wasted no time in starting his climb up the saves leaderboard. He has compiled a 1.29 ERA, 0.57 WHIP and 9/1 K/BB ratio over his first seven innings while converting each of his first six save chances without issue.
May 22 - 7:44 PM

Aroldis Chapman earned his second save of the season Saturday in the Yankees' defeat of the White Sox.

Ivan Nova tossed 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball and then the three-headed bullpen monster took over for the Yanks. Dellin Betances struck out all four batters he faced in the sixth and seventh, Andrew Miller worked a clean eighth, and Chapman capped it off with a helping of 100-mph fastballs in the top of the ninth. This is how it's supposed to work the rest of the way for New York.
May 14 - 3:36 PM

Aroldis Chapman nailed down his first save as a Yankee on Tuesday, tossing a scoreless frame in a win over the Royals.

Chapman issued a four-pitch walk to Alcides Escobar with two outs, but he got Lorenzo Cain to pop out to end it and preserve a three-run lead. The fireballing reliever has pitched back-to-back nights after returning from his suspension on Monday.
May 10 - 10:41 PM

Aroldis Chapman made his Yankees debut Monday against the Royals and gave up one run on two hits over one inning of work.

Chapman, who served a 30-game suspension under MLB’s domestic violence policy, made his season debut in a non-save situation. With his usual 100-plus MPH heat, he struck out the first two batters he faced before giving up a double to Paulo Orlando and an RBI single to Alcides Escobar. The fireballer bounced back to get Lorenzo Cain on a comebacker to end it. Chapman should be a top-tier fantasy closer in New York.
May 9 - 10:08 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Austin Romine
1B1Mark Teixeira
2Rob Refsnyder
3Chris Parmelee
4Greg Bird
2B1Starlin Castro
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Chase Headley
LF1Brett Gardner
2Dustin Ackley
3Mat Gamel
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
2Mason Williams
RF1Carlos Beltran
2Aaron Hicks
DH1Alex Rodriguez
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Michael Pineda
3Nathan Eovaldi
4Ivan Nova
5CC Sabathia
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Andrew Miller
3Dellin Betances
4Kirby Yates
5Richard Bleier
6Anthony Swarzak
7Luis Cessa
8Branden Pinder
9Bryan Mitchell