Aroldis Chapman Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 218 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/28/1988 (33)
Aroldis Chapman Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Aroldis Chapman News
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman was charged with his second loss of the season in Saturday's defeat to the Philadelphia Phillies. Chapman entered a tie game in the 10th inning and quickly got into trouble, making a throwing error at first which also moved the auto-runner to third. He then got an out but allowed an infield single that clinched the victory for the Phillies. Chapman was nearly perfect through the first two months of the season but has struggled as of late, blowing a save and taking a loss in his last two appearances. Chapman should be expected to bounce back, though the last two performances are certainly still concerning.
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman blew his second save of the season in Thursday's loss to the Minnesota Twins. Chapman entered the game with a two-run lead, though it quickly evaporated after a leadoff single to Jorge Polanco and a home run to Josh Donaldson. He then surrendered another base hit before allowing the game-winning homer to Nelson Cruz. The four earned runs allowed were by far the most the lefty has allowed in a game this year, though these types of down performances have been few and far between for him this season. Chapman will remain one of the top closers in fantasy baseball, though his exit velocity and hard-hit rate metrics are worth monitoring.
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman notched his 12th save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Tampa Bay Rays. Chapman got into a little bit of trouble, walking the first two batters he faced before striking out the next two hitters and finishing off the frame with a groundball out. The hard-throwing lefty still has allowed only one earned run all season, along with a 51.9 percent strikeout rate and career-high 1.89 expected ERA. Chapman is in the top-tier of closers.
New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman has seen his four-seamer decrease in velocity over the past few years. He averaged 100 miles per hour or better on the pitch for several years before it dropped to 98.7 mph in 2018, then 98 mph in 2019 and finally 97.8 mph last year. While it's likely that the best years of Chapman's career are behind us, there's still a lot of value he can offer in 2021, especially given his role as the no doubt closer for what should be one of the best teams in the majors in 2021. Chapman had a 3.09 ERA and 0.857 WHIP in 2020. He averaged 17.0 K/9, which was a solid increase from 2019, when he averaged a K/9 of 13.4. Chapman also saw his hard-hit rate lower from 30.3% in 2019 to 27.8% in 2020. While his ERA increased from 2.21 in 2019 to 3.09 in 2020, his xERA actually decreased from 2.85 in 2019 to 2.70 in 2020. This year's crop of elite closers looks about as shallow as it has ever looked, which makes someone with Chapman's strong track record even more attractive. If you like having a reliable top-end closer to hold down your bullpen, Chapman is a phenomenal target at the end of the seventh round in rotisserie leagues and head-to-head categories leagues. In points leagues, feel free to wait another round or two before pulling the trigger on him.