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Aroldis Chapman | Relief Pitcher | #54

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 218
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2010 / UDFA / CIN
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Aroldis Chapman pitched around a hit by pitch to notch his eighth save of the season Tuesday against the Red Sox.
Tasked with protecting a one-run lead, Chapman didn't let the Red Sox hit the ball out of the infield with a couple groundouts and a strikeout. The flamethrower's velocity has been down a touch overall this season, but he hit 102 mph on the radar gun Tuesday. Chapman holds a 1.69 ERA with 31 strikeouts across 16 innings. May 8 - 11:22 PM

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Aroldis Chapman blew his first save of the season Friday against the Indians.

Wildness was part of the issue here, as Chapman hit Kyle Zimmer with a pitch and eventually threw a wild pitch which allowed Yan Gomes to score the tying run. It wasn’t all bad for fantasy owners, as Chapman ended up being credited with the win after the Yankees won in the bottom of the ninth. The hard-throwing left-hander sports a 1.80 ERA and 30/5 K/BB ratio over 15 innings this season.
May 4 - 11:06 PM

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

Chapman allowed a one-out walk to Chris Young, but was able to strand him at second base. The flame-throwing left-hander boasts a 1.50 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 21/5 K/BB ratio across 12 innings of work on the season.
Apr 29 - 11:13 PM

Aroldis Chapman struck out the side in the ninth inning against the Blue Jays Thursday, earning his third save of the season.

Chapman didn't waste much time or effort, blowing away Devon Travis, Steve Pearce and Teoscar Hernandez in just 12 pitches. He's now got 17 strikeouts in eight innings of work, posting a 0.75 WHIP and 2.25 ERA in that span. He's also a perfect 3-for-3 in save chances on the young season.
Apr 19 - 9:52 PM

Aroldis Chapman slammed the door on the Tigers on Friday, striking out all three hitters that he faced to protect a two-run lead and earn his second save of the season.

The Tigers scored twice in the seventh and three times in the eighth to trim their deficit to 8-6, but Chapman ensured the comeback would stop there. He made quick work of the Tigers' in this one, striking out the top three hitters in their lineup on a total of 20 pitches. He boasts a 2.57 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 14/2 K/BB ratio through seven innings on the season.
Apr 13 - 10:48 PM

Aroldis Chapman gave up one run in the ninth inning, but escaped with his first save of the season Friday against the Blue Jays.

Chapman gave up back-to-back doubles to Steve Pearce and Yangervis Solarte, which brought Randal Grichuk to the plate as the tying run. However, the hard-throwing southpaw was able to get him to strike out looking on 100 mph heat. Chapman proved to be human at times last year and his strikeout rate doesn’t stand out nearly as much as it did in the past, but he arguably has the highest upside of any fantasy closer not named Kenley Jansen or Craig Kimbrel.
Mar 30 - 10:12 PM

Aroldis Chapman struck out two batters in a scoreless ninth inning Thursday as the Yankees beat the Blue Jays on Opening Day.

Chapman needed just 10 pitches -- eight of which were strikes -- to finish off the Yankees' 6-1 season-opening victory in Toronto. It was a non-save situation.
Mar 29 - 7:23 PM

Aroldis Chapman closed out Game 4 of the ALCS on Tuesday against the Astros with a dominant 1-2-3 ninth inning.

Chapman struck out two of the three batters he faced, needing only 10 total pitches to seal a 6-4 comeback victory for the Yankees. The flame-throwing left-hander boasts a 1.13 ERA and 16/2 K/BB ratio through eight innings this postseason and he has racked up three saves in three opportunities.
Tue, Oct 17, 2017 09:09:00 PM

Aroldis Chapman pitched two scoreless innings on Wednesday to earn a save in the Yankees' victory over Cleveland in Game 5 of the ALDS.

Chapman entered the game with a 3-2 lead in the bottom of the eighth, and outside of a walk in the bottom of the ninth, he pitched like the shutdown closer the Yankees paid him to be. He struck out four and didn't allow a hit. Chapman now hasn't allowed a run in his last 15 appearances dating back to the regular season, and the Yankees will hope he can keep that streak alive starting Friday in the ALCS against Houston.
Thu, Oct 12, 2017 12:07:00 AM

Aroldis Chapman secured a five-out save on Sunday, protecting a one-run advantage against the Indians in Game 3 of the ALDS.

No stranger to the pressures of the postseason, Chapman was summoned with a man on and one out in the eighth inning. He blew away Yan Gomes and Giovanny Urshela to end that threat and remained in the game for the night. Things got interesting after a pair of one-out singles by Jason Kipnis and Jose Ramirez, but he battled back to strike out Jay Bruce and get Carlos Santana on a fly ball to end the ballgame.
Sun, Oct 8, 2017 10:58:00 PM

Aroldis Chapman retired the side in order in the ninth inning to earn a save against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He struck out Jose Bautista to begin the frame and then retired Russell Martin and Darwin Barney. It wasn't exactly Murderers' Row he was facing but he got the job done without any drama, which hasn't always been easy for the Cuban Missile this year. He has 22 saves, a 3.22 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 50 1/3 innings this year.
Sat, Sep 30, 2017 04:51:00 PM

Aroldis Chapman struck out a pair while notching his 21st save of the season on Friday against the Blue Jays.

Dellin Betances started the ninth with a 4-0 lead but was pulled in favor of Chapman after allowing a single and a walk. Chapman finished things off with ease, whiffing a pair and getting a groundout. He hasn't given up a run this month.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 05:02:00 PM

Aroldis Chapman tossed a scoreless ninth inning to notch his 20th save of the season on Tuesday versus the Twins.

Chris Gimenez reached on a two-out single, but Chapman got Max Kepler to line out to left field to end it and preserve the three-run victory. The flamethrowing closer has looked like his old self this month with eight scoreless innings and a 13/2 K/BB ratio.
Wed, Sep 20, 2017 12:03:00 AM

Aroldis Chapman retired all five batters he faced for the save in a 2-1 game against the Twins on Monday.

Chapman came in with the bases loaded in the eighth and struck out Joe Mauer and got Byron Buxton to fly out to end the inning. He did have a full two-inning appearance in an extra-inning game earlier this year, but this is his first save of at least five outs this season. It might have been the best outing he's had this year.
Mon, Sep 18, 2017 10:52:00 PM

Aroldis Chapman notched his 18th save of the season on Wednesday afternoon against the Rays.

Chapman opened the bottom of the ninth inning with a leadoff walk of Curt Casali, but he struck out the next three batters he faced to protect the Yankees' one-run lead. Chapman was temporarily stripped of his closer role in mid-August, but he's back to his old dominant self now.
Wed, Sep 13, 2017 04:56:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Gary Sanchez
2Austin Romine
1B1Greg Bird
2Neil Walker
3Tyler Austin
2B1Gleyber Torres
2Ronald Torreyes
SS1Didi Gregorius
3B1Miguel Andujar
LF1Brett Gardner
CF1Aaron Hicks
2Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Aaron Judge
DH1Giancarlo Stanton
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Luis Severino
3CC Sabathia
4Sonny Gray
5Jordan Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2David Robertson
3Dellin Betances
4Tommy Kahnle
5Chad Green
6Adam Warren
7Chasen Shreve
8Domingo German
9Ben Heller
10Luis Cessa
11Jonathan Holder
12A.J. Cole