Aroldis Chapman Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 218 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/28/1988 (33)
Aroldis Chapman Season Stats
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Aroldis Chapman News
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman notched his 27th save of the year in Wednesday's victory over the Orioles. It was one of Chapman's easiest innings of the year, as he needed just eight pitches, seven of which went for strikes en route to a pair of punchouts. The hard-throwing lefty has been excellent over his last four appearances, pitching 3 2/3 scoreless frames while racking up seven strikeouts compared to just one walk. It hasn't always been pretty for Chapman this year, but he ranks 10th in saves and fifth in strikeout rate, making him a dependable fantasy closer at the most important time of the year in fantasy baseball.
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman notched his 25th save of the season in Wednesday's win over the Angels. Chapman needed just 11 pitches to work an easy ninth, firing eight for strikes and picking up a strikeout in the process. The lefty has righted the ship since the league's crackdown on sticky substances, as he endured an awful June but has rebounded since, allowing just six runs over his last 15 1/3 innings with a 24:12 strikeout-to-walk ratio and nine saves. Chapman remains a top-10 fantasy closer as the regular season shifts to the final month.
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman notched his 24th save of the year in Thursday's victory over the Athletics. Chapman worked his first save opportunity since returning from the injured list, firing eight of 13 pitches for strikes and notching one punchout en route to picking up the save, the 300th of his career. Chapman went with an interesting approach Thursday, throwing 12 fastballs and one splitter, with no sliders sprinkled in. He took some heat off the fastball but located it well, which is a good sign after some control issues popped up earlier this season. Chapman should be expected to see the bulk of New York's save chances the rest of the way, making him a solid fantasy closer option.
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.