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Aroldis Chapman | Relief Pitcher | #54

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 212
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / UDFA / CIN
Contract: view contract details

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Aroldis Chapman earned his fourth save of the season on Monday night against the White Sox.
Chapman was called into the game in the top of the ninth after Adam Warren gave up a one-out single and an RBI double. The fireballing lefty surrendered a single to Leury Garcia but got Tyler Saladino to hit into a game-ending double play to seal the Yankees' 7-4 victory. Chapman has not allowed a run and boasts an 8/1 K/BB ratio through 5 1/3 innings this season. Apr 17 - 10:09 PM

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi announced that both Aroldis Chapman and Dellin Betances are unavailable for Saturday's contest against the Cardinals.

Both hurlers have been heavily relied upon in the first two weeks of the season and both pitched again on Friday. Should a save situation arise on Saturday, Tyler Clippard is likely to get the call.
Apr 15 - 11:44 AM

Aroldis Chapman slammed the door on the Cardinals in the ninth inning on Friday, preserving a one-run advantage to earn his third save of the season.

Chapman came out of the gate throwing smoke, whiffing Yadier Molina on three pitches. After getting Jhonny Peralta on a ground out, the Cardinals made things interesting. Randal Grichuk drew a two-out walk and advanced to third on a double by Jose Ramirez. Chapman battled back though, getting Dexter Fowler on a ground ball to end the game, giving the Yankees their fifth consecutive victory.
Apr 14 - 10:07 PM

Aroldis Chapman struck out two Rays in a scoreless inning of work Thursday to earn his second save of the season.

Chapman allowed a one-out single to Logan Morrison to put the winning run on first base, but there was never any real danger here as the flamethrower faced the bottom of the Rays order. He's struck out seven with a 0.27 WHIP and flawless earned run average through 3 2/3 innings to date. The hit allowed was his first this year. He's very good.
Apr 14 - 8:15 AM

Aroldis Chapman notched his first save of the season Wednesday in the Yankees' defeat of the Rays.

Chapman was summoned from the bullpen in the top of the ninth inning after Jonathan Holder gave up two singles. The fireballing lefty induced a pop-out from Steven Souza and then struck out Kevin Kiermaier looking to seal the 8-4 victory. Chapman has yet to allow a hit in 2017 and he boasts five strikeouts (with zero walks) through 2 2/3 innings.
Apr 12 - 4:50 PM

Aroldis Chapman worked a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts Sunday versus the Orioles.

Chapman fanned Jonathan Schoop and J.J. Hardy before inducing a game-ending lineout from Caleb Joseph. It was his first appearance since Tuesday, another non-save situation. The fireballing closer should find some better luck in the saves department in the regular season's second week.
Apr 9 - 5:21 PM

Aroldis Chapman whiffed a pair over a scoreless inning in a non-save situation Tuesday against the Rays.

Yankees manager Joe Girardi decided to give Chapman some work in the ninth inning of a 5-0 game, and he quickly shut the door with a groundout and a pair of punchouts. The flamethrowing left-hander reached triple digits a few times in the appearance.
Apr 4 - 10:44 PM

Aroldis Chapman fanned two of three batters over one scoreless frame Thursday in the Yankees’ Grapefruit League win over the Orioles.

It was Chapman’s first game action since Game 7 of the World Series. Chapman did Chapman things, throwing 100 mph while eliciting the usual amount of swings and misses. Back in pinstripes after a three-month stay in Chicago at the end of last season, Chapman should remain the league’s top closer in both fantasy and real life.
Mar 2 - 9:20 PM

Yankees signed LHP Aroldis Chapman to a five-year, $86 million contract.

Last week's reported deal is now official. Chapman will take over as the Yankees' closer again, bumping Dellin Betances back to a setup role. The contract allows Chapman a chance to opt out after the 2019 season and gives him a full no-trade clause up to that point. He saved 36 games this year with a 1.55 ERA and 90 strikeouts in 58 innings combined between his stints with the Yankees and Cubs. He is one of the most dominant relievers in baseball and is likely to be the first closer off the board in most upcoming fantasy drafts.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016 07:29:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Yankees have agreed to terms with Aroldis Chapman on a five-year, $86 million contract.

Mark Melancon set a new record for a reliever contract earlier this week with his $62 million deal, but Chapman's contract obviously blows it out of the water. Rosenthal says the deal includes an opt-out after the first three years, a full no-trade clause for the first three years and a limited no-trade for the final two years. ESPN's Marly Rivera said the limited no-trade portion stipulates that Chapman can't be dealt to a team in California. Chapman will return to being the Yankees' closer, with Dellin Betances moving back to a setup role.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 11:41:00 PM

Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that the team will not sign both Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen.

No huge surprise there, as both players could potentially draw contracts north of $90 million. ESPN's Jayson Stark has reported that the Marlins and Yankees have both floated five-year contracts to the pair of relievers, but Chapman would be the Bombers' preference here. The Dodgers also remain an interested party, and the Nationals are expected to make a big push.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 08:18:00 PM

Jayson Stark of ESPN reports that both the Yankees and Marlins have offered Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen five-year contracts.

Stark relays that the Dodgers are also keenly interested in both of these free agent closers, though the length of their potential offers aren't known at this juncture. The Yankees' interest in Chapman is well-documented, but Stark shines a light on the Marlins, writing that sources with knowledge of the team's thinking "describe them as being significantly more interested than previously believed." The Nationals are also in the mix for Chapman, with USA Today's Bob Nightengale passing along word earlier on Wednesday that the team is "firmly in the hunt."
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 07:26:00 PM

According to USA Today's Bob Nightengale, the Nationals are "firmly in the hunt" for Aroldis Chapman.

Washington has money to spend after acquiring center fielder Adam Eaton and his team-friendly contract from the White Sox, and it sounds like the focal point now is a dominant closer. Kenley Jansen could be another option for Washington if the pursuit of Chapman falls through. Chapman obviously has very close ties to Nationals manager Dusty Baker, but cash is king in these types of situations. Jansen and Chapman are both said to be seeking $100 million contracts.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 06:56:00 PM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that the Yankees, Marlins, and Dodgers are awaiting word from Aroldis Chapman and Kenley Jansen.

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reported early Wednesday that "there's an increasing sense" that Jansen and Chapman could be close to making decisions on where to sign. Heyman notes that Chapman is the Yankees' top choice while the Dodgers would prefer a reunion with Jansen. The Marlins are the wild card here and are open to signing either. Both closers should land deals north of $80 million.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 12:33:00 PM

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports hears that "there's an increasing sense" among teams in the elite-closer market that Kenley Jansen and Aroldis Chapman could be close to making decisions on where to sign.

It's crunch time in negotiations. We've already heard that Chapman reportedly has a $92 million offer on the table from someone. Jansen's deal should fall in a similar range. The Marlins, Yankees, Dodgers, and Nationals are all linked here in some form or fashion.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 09:17:00 AM

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Relief Pitcher
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2Dellin Betances
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5Adam Warren
6Jonathan Holder