MLB

Cincinnati Reds
Career W-L
15-13
 
Career ERA
2.40
Name  Aroldis Chapman
Born  2/28/1988
Height  6-4
Weight  195
Number  54
Position  RP
Bats  L
Throws  L
4/14/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman (head) threw his first bullpen session Monday since he was hit by a line drive in spring training and said he felt great, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Insight: Chapman had to undergo surgery to repair facial fractures after being hit on March 19. He doesn't have any concussion symptoms but still isn't expected back for 4-6 weeks.
 
4/11/2014 8:25:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman (head) will throw a bullpen session Monday, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Insight: It will be his first bullpen since he had to undergo surgery to repair facial fractures caused by a line drive in spring training. He doesn't have any concussion symptoms but still isn't expected back for 4-6 weeks.
 
3/20/2014 4:17:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman will be out 6-to-8 weeks after undergoing facial surgery on Thursday. Chapman took a line drive off the face Wednesday in a game against Kansas City. SOURCE: Reds on Twitter
Insight: The game was postponed after Chapman was taken off the field on a stretcher. He never lost consciousness but he did suffer a broken nose and orbital bone as well as a mild concussion. With Chapman sidelined, J.J. Hoover is likely to begin the season as the Reds' closer.
 
3/21/2013 4:55:00 PM
Description: Updating an earlier report, Reds GM Walt Jocketty and manager Dusty Baker said that no decision has been made regarding Aroldis Chapman's role, according to Mark Sheldon of MLB.com.
Insight: The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Thursday that the Reds were expected to announce that Chapman will close in 2013. Despite the denial by Reds' brass, fantasy owners should prepare to have Chapman as a closer in 2013 since both the player and manager want that to happen.
 
3/21/2013 11:21:00 AM
Description: The Aroldis Chapman experiment has come to an end. The Reds have decided to keep Chapman as their closer instead of moving him to the starting rotation. SOURCE: Cincinnati Enquirer
Insight: This played out almost exactly the same as when the Red Sox tried to move Jonathan Papelbon to the rotation in 2007. Some players are just meant to close. Chapman should have a great deal of fantasy value as Cincinnati's primary ninth inning man in 2013.
 
3/20/2013 4:17:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman will be out 6-to-8 weeks after undergoing facial surgery on Thursday. Chapman took a line drive off the face Wednesday in a game against Kansas City. SOURCE: Reds on Twitter
Insight: The game was postponed after Chapman was taken off the field on a stretcher. He never lost consciousness but he did suffer a broken nose and orbital as well as a mild concussion. With Chapman sidelined, J.J. Hoover is likely to begin the season as the Reds' closer.
 
3/17/2013 11:41:00 AM
Description: According to the Cincinnati Enquirer, Reds pitcher Aroldis Chapman would prefer to close in 2013.
Insight: This echoes the sentiment of manager Dusty Baker though the front office is still grooming Chapman to become a starter. Chapman loses velocity on his fastball when he pitches deeper into games and his control issues in the past could be an issue if the Reds are serious about using him as a starter. Obviously Chapman's fantasy value is higher as a closer than it would be in the rotation.
 
3/13/2013 6:52:00 PM
Description: Reds manager Dusty Baker said Wednesday that he wants a decision on Aroldis Chapman's role "in the next week or so," according to Cincinnati.com.
Insight: Fantasy owners would like one too since we are drafting Chapman as a starter and Jonathan Broxton as a closer. Mike Leake would slot in as the fifth starter if Chapman is asked to close again.
 
12/1/2012 10:17:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati pitching coach Bryan Price will have lefthander Aroldis Chapman on an innings limit next season.
Insight: Price wouldn't give an exact number but it will probably be something similar to the 160 inning limit Stephen Strasburg was on this past season. Chapman has never been used as a starter at the major league level but he is 5-5 with a 3.93 ERA in 14 career starts in the minor leagues.
 
11/28/2012 3:56:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati GM Walt Jocketty has told lefthander Aroldis Chapman he'll be used as a starter next season.
Insight: Chapman's move to the starting rotation was confirmed earlier this week when the Reds agreed to a three-year deal with former Dodgers and Royals closer Jonathan Broxton. The 24-year-old has never started at the major league level but he did make 13 starts in the minors during the 2010 season.
 
11/5/2012 3:29:00 PM
Description: The Reds aren't sure what lefthander Aroldis Chapman's role will be next season.
Insight: Chapman was one of the best closers in baseball last season but the Reds have always thought of him as a starter. As a reliever, the flamethrowing lefty projects as a top fantasy pick but we're not sure about Chapman's prospects as a starter.
 
9/25/2012 10:29:00 PM
Description: Closer Aroldis Chapman saved his first game for the Reds since Sept. 4 on Tuesday against Milwaukee.
Insight: Chapman was shut down for nearly two weeks due to a fatigued shoulder, but he returned throwing 99 mph Saturday and stopped the Brewers cold Tuesday.
 
9/22/2012 7:40:00 PM
Description: Closer Aroldis Chapman made his first appearance for the Reds in nearly two weeks Saturday in a win over Los Angeles.
Insight: Chapman (5-5, 1.57 ERA, 35-for-40 on save opportunities) had been resting due to shoulder fatigue. He tossed a scoreless inning Saturday, walking one without allowing a hit. It's safe to start him in fantasy again.
 
9/18/2012 9:19:00 PM
Description: Reds closer Aroldis Chapman (shoulder) is expected to throw a bullpen session Wednesday, according to MLB.com.
Insight: Chapman was shut down on Sept. 11 to combat shoulder fatigue. The lefty fireballer threw from flat ground Tuesday and his bullpen session tomorrow will be the first since his last appearance.
 
Cold9/11/2012 9:24:00 PM
Description: Struggling Reds closer Aroldis Chapman will be shut down for the next few days to combat his recent shoulder fatigue.
Insight: Chapman blew the save Friday against Houston and he walked three in yesterday's game versus the Pirates. The velocity on Chapman's fastball has also taken a dip over his past few outings. Jonathan Broxton (3-3, 2.54 ERA, 23 saves) will handle the closer duties while Chapman rests.
 
Cold6/24/2012 10:26:00 PM
Description: Reds closer Aroldis Chapman blew the save Sunday afternoon against Minnesota by allowing a two-run homer to Minnesota outfielder Josh Willingham. Chapman was charged with his fourth loss of the season.
Insight: Chapman (4-4, 2.04 ERA) began the season by allowing just one run in his first 24 appearances but since June 7, he is 0-4 with a 7.71 ERA. Chapman has blown three out of his last four save chances.
 
6/7/2012 10:18:00 PM
Description: The streak is over. Reds closer Aroldis Chapman allowed his first earned run of the season Thursday against Pittsburgh after 29 scoreless innings to start the year.
Insight: Chapman gave up two straight doubles in the 10th inning to batters with averages under .200 -- Clint Barmes and Michael McKenry. Barmes' leadoff two-bagger was the first hit Chapman has allowed since May 17, snapping a string of 8 2/3 hitless innings. The lefty recovered to strike out two batters, his 53rd and 54th of the season, as his ERA rose to 0.30. Prior to Thursday's game, Chapman was the 7th overall player in Yahoo! leagues, first among all pitchers.
 
5/20/2012 4:29:00 PM
Description: Aroldis Chapman's tenure as closer of the Cincinnati Reds began successfully on Sunday. Chapman preserved a 5-2 Reds win by tossing a scoreless inning with one strikeout.
Insight: Chapman is striking out an unreal 15.3 batters per nine innings, and he's yet to allow an earned run in 22 1/3 innings. Those who took a flier on the Cuban lefty before the season began have had a real gem in the bullpen. Taking over the closer role can only boost his value from here.
 
5/20/2012 11:35:00 AM
Description: According to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Aroldis Chapman will officially take over the Reds' closer role.
Insight: The flame-throwing Chapman was already super valuable, even in mixed league, as a setup man, so moving to the closer role will put his value through the roof. With 38 strikeouts, a 0.00 ERA and a 0.66 WHIP in 21 1/3 innings, it should go without saying that Chapman should be universally owned, but we'll say it anyway. Go get Chapman!
 
5/19/2012 5:35:00 PM
Description: According to Jon Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Dusty Baker indicated after the Reds beat the Yankees on Saturday that he may elevate Aroldis Chapman to the closer role.
Insight: Current closer Sean Marshall was pulled from the game after he gave up four hits in the ninth on Saturday. Chapman has an ERA of 0.00 and 38 strikeouts in 21 1/3 innings this season. "He's been so good in the eighth," Baker said of Chapman. "Like I said, you've got to graduate to [the closer] position. Who knows maybe graduation time is here."
 

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Scoreboard
Local
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3
 
Final
CHC 1
CIN 4
Final
PIT 3
MIL 5
Final
WAS 3
STL 1
Final
CLE 2
TOR 3
Final
DET 6
ANA 11
Final
NYM 0
ATL 6
Final
BOS 4
BAL 8
8th
TAM 11
NYY 5
 
Final
MIA 8
SEA 4
Final
TEX 12
CWS 0
 
Final
KAN 5
MIN 0
 
7th
COL 9
PHI 1
 
2nd
OAK 7
HOU 0
 
3rd
LOS 0
ARI 0
 
3rd
SDP 1
SFG 0
 
Final
TAM 1
MON 4
Final
BOS 0
DET 1
1st
ANA 1
DAL 1
 
Final
NOR 0
DUR 3