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Aroldis Chapman | Relief Pitcher

Team: Cincinnati Reds
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/28/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Aroldis Chapman tossed a scoreless ninth inning against the Nationals on Friday for his eighth save of the season.
Chapman struck out two in the inning and worked around a one-out single from Bryce Harper to notch the save. While this is mostly about how bad the Reds have been recently, this was just his third save this month. The hard-throwing left-hander has a 1.69 ERA with 36 strikeouts and 11 walks over 21 1/3 innings of work this season. May 29 - 10:25 PM

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Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless top of the ninth inning against the Rockies on Tuesday and earned the win when the Reds won it in the bottom of the inning.

Chapman had good and bad moments, allowing a hit and a walk but striking out three in the scoreless frame. It has been a mixed bag for the lefty of late, as he owns an uncharacteristic 1.43 WHIP but still has a shiny 1.77 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 20 1/3 innings of work this year. Even with the bumps, he remains an elite closer for his strikeout ability alone.
May 26 - 10:11 PM

Aroldis Chapman got the loss on Monday against the Braves, giving up a run in his only inning of work.

Chapman took the loss on Sunday as well, ending a streak of 13 consecutive scoreless appearances to begin the season. The Braves singled twice to put runners on first and second with one out in the ninth inning. Phil Gosselin stole third base, then scored when Chapman uncorked a two-out wild pitch. Despite back-to-back losses, there's no reason to worry about Chapman. He has a 1.26 ERA with a 25/6 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings.
May 11 - 11:54 PM

Aroldis Chapman finished off Wednesday's 3-0 shutout win against the Pirates with a scoreless ninth inning, earning his sixth save of the season in the process.

Chapman allowed a one-out double to Jung Ho Kang, but got Josh Harrison to fly out and Francisco Cervelli to ground out to end the contest. He didn't record a strikeout for just the second time in 13 appearances. Chapman is 6-for-6 in save chances with a 0.00 ERA and a 22/6 K/BB ratio in 12 2/3 innings.
May 6 - 9:53 PM

Aroldis Chapman made quick work of the Brewers in the ninth inning, cinching the Reds' 4-2 win on Tuesday.

Chapman struck out Elian Herrera, got Ryan Braun to ground out, and struck out Adam Lind in an easy ninth. The flame-throwing lefty has, as expected, been lights-out to begin the year. He's 5-for-5 in save opportunities with a spotless ERA and a 19/3 K/BB ratio in 10 2/3 innings.
Apr 28 - 9:41 PM

Aroldis Chapman worked around a single and a walk to earn his third save of the season against the Cubs Tuesday.

Chapman gave up a single to Starlin Castro and walked Matt Szczur to put two on with one out in the one-run game, but he fanned pinch-hitter David Ross and Mike Olt to end the threat and the game. Chapman has struck out nine, allowing just three hits and two walks, over six scoreless innings thus far.
Apr 14 - 11:03 PM

Aroldis Chapman notched his second save of the season Friday after tossing a scoreless inning against the Cardinals.

Chapman struck out two and worked around a one-out single to lock down the victory. The hard-throwing left-hander has already fanned seven across four innings of work this season. He has worked in each of three last three days, so look for him to get a day off Saturday.
Apr 10 - 10:39 PM

Aroldis Chapman struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to record his first save of the season in Monday's win over the Pirates.

Chapman got Sean Rodriguez swinging and Francisco Cervelli looking before inducing a game-ending pop-up from Jordy Mercer. Stress-free saves, of course, are the norm for Chapman, who is arguably the top fantasy closer in the game. He suffered a minor hamstring injury last week in his final spring appearance, but Chapman appears to be just fine.
Apr 6 - 8:15 PM

Aroldis Chapman was removed from Tuesday's appearance for precautionary reasons due to a right hamstring injury.

Chapman was pulled from the game after a long discussion with Reds coaches and trainers. The closer wanted to continue and insists that his hamstring is fine, so it sounds like this isn't anything to worry about. Expect Chapman to be available to pitch in a day or two.
Mar 31 - 6:19 PM

Aroldis Chapman was pulled from Tuesday's Cactus League game with an apparent injury.

Chapman appeared to be arguing that he was fine to stay in, but the flame-throwing closer ultimately exited the field with a large contingent of Reds coaches and trainers. Chapman had faced just one batter. There should be an update on his status shortly.
Mar 31 - 5:37 PM

Aroldis Chapman started Saturday's game against the Cubs and struck out the side in his only inning of work.

Chapman struck out Dexter Fowler, Arismendy Alcantara, and Jorge Soler in succession. The fireballing lefty is sitting on a 16/3 K/BB ratio in 11 spring innings. Manager Bryan Price said prior to the game that "there might be opportunities" to use Chapman for more than three outs during the regular season, per MLB.com's Mark Sheldon.
Source: MLB.com
Mar 28 - 7:05 PM

Aroldis Chapman threw two scoreless innings in Monday's win against the Angels.

The lefty allowed one hit, zero walks, and struck out two in his second appearance of the spring. So far, so good for Chapman, who is looking to repeat what he did last year with his 2.00 ERA, 36 saves, and 106/24 K/BB ratio in 54 innings.
Mar 9 - 6:54 PM

Aroldis Chapman recorded all three outs on strikeouts Thursday against the Indians.

Chapman issued a leadoff walk to Jerry Sands before fanning Michael Martinez, Jose Ramirez, and Yan Gomes in succession. Just another day of work for the left-hander, who fanned 106 batters in 54 innings last season. He also finished with a 2.00 ERA and 36 saves. Few relievers are expected to be better than Chapman going into the 2015 season.
Mar 5 - 6:53 PM

Reds and LHP Aroldis Chapman avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $8.05 million contract.

Chapman asked for $8.7 million and was offered $6.65 million by the Reds when figures were exchanged last month, so they wound up settling quite a bit higher than the mispoint. The left-hander boasts a 2.32 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 430/122 K/BB ratio through the first 252 2/3 innings of his career.
Feb 13 - 10:12 AM

Aroldis Chapman requested $8.7 million and was offered $6.65 million from the Reds when arbitration figures were exchanged.

The flame-throwing southpaw is projected by MLBTradeRumors.com to earn $8.3 million through arbitration, which is much closer to Chapman's figure than the Reds. He has posted an elite 2.32 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 430/122 K/BB ratio through the first 252 2/3 innings of his career.
Jan 17 - 12:24 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Devin Mesoraco
2Brayan Peña
3Tucker Barnhart
1B1Joey Votto
2B1Brandon Phillips
SS1Zack Cozart
3B1Todd Frazier
2Kristopher Negron
LF1Marlon Byrd
2Brennan Boesch
CF1Billy Hamilton
2Skip Schumaker
3Jason Bourgeois
RF1Jay Bruce
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Johnny Cueto
2Mike Leake
3Anthony DeSclafani
4Michael Lorenzen
5Raisel Iglesias
6Homer Bailey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Aroldis Chapman
2Tony Cingrani
3Jumbo Diaz
4Burke Badenhop
5Manny Parra
6JJ Hoover
7Ryan Mattheus
8Jason Marquis
9Sean Marshall