Aroldis Chapman Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 218 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 2/28/1988 (34)
Aroldis Chapman Season Stats
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Aroldis Chapman News
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) struck out two, walked none and gave up no hits in a scoreless inning of work in his minor league rehab outing on Tuesday with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Chapman threw seven of his 13 pitches for strikes, and he's expected to be activated from the injured list now, most likely before Wednesday's game. There's a good chance the southpaw reliever won't pitch on Wednesday against the Oakland Athletics, but he should be ready to go again for Thursday's makeup game against the Houston Astros. The 34-year-old might not see all of the Yankees' save chances when he returns because of Clay Holmes' dominance in the role this year, but manager Aaron Boone wants to at least give Chapman a share of the duties.
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) will make another rehab appearance for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday before he's activated from the injured list. Chapman has two strikeouts in two scoreless innings in his two rehab outings for Double-A Somerset so far, and his return is right around the corner. Even though Clay Holmes has been much better in a closing role for the Yanks in the ninth inning, Chapman is expected to return as the team's primary closer once he comes off the injured list. Still, Holmes will pitch in high-leverage situations and should remain rostered in fantasy leagues. The 34-year-old Chapman obviously will be a must-start as the closer for the best team in baseball.
New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman (Achilles) threw a hitless inning with one strikeout in his second minor league rehab appearance for Double-A Somerset on Sunday, and the Yankees expect to activate Chapman from the injured list this week. The hard-throwing left-hander last pitched in the majors on May 22, but skipper Aaron Boone said over the weekend that Chapman will return to ninth-inning duties. The 34-year-old will likely rejoin the team on Monday against the Oakland Athletics, and fantasy managers will need to get him back into their lineups immediately. Clay Holmes has been much better as the Yankees closer this year, but Chapman will still have plenty of value if he's closing games for the best team in baseball. Chapman's return is bad news for Holmes, but he needs to remain rostered in all leagues.
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.