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Aroldis Chapman

26-Year-Old Pitcher – Cincinnati Reds

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For the second offseason in a row, Chapman's role hasn't yet been determined. Former manager Dusty Baker was the primary impediment to the plan to move Chapman to the starting rotation (though Chapman...

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STATUS:  15-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Head     EST. RETURN:  5/15/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 205   DOB: 9/11/1987
BORN: Holguin, Cuba   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: No  Show ContractHide Contract

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Aroldis Chapman Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $5 million contract with the Reds in January of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

April 16, 2014  –  Aroldis Chapman News

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Chapman (head) could throw a live batting practice session by the end of the month, C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Aroldis Chapman Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2010 22 AAA Lou 38 13 0 94.2 77 38 7 122 52 8 6 8 0 0 3.61 1.37
2010 22 MAJ CIN 15 0 0 13.3 9 3 0 19 5 2 2 0 1 4 2.03 1.05
2011 23 AA Car 5 2 0 7.1 5 5 1 11 6 1 1 0 0 0 6.14 1.55
2011 23 AAA Lou 5 1 0 5.2 9 7 0 9 2 0 1 0 0 0 11.12 2.12
2011 23 MAJ CIN 54 0 0 50.0 24 20 2 71 41 4 1 1 2 13 3.60 1.30
2012 24 MAJ CIN 68 0 0 71.7 35 12 4 122 23 5 5 38 5 6 1.51 0.81
2013 25 MAJ CIN 68 0 0 63.7 37 18 7 112 29 4 5 38 5 0 2.54 1.04
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Aroldis Chapman
3-Year Averages MAJ   63 0 0 61.8 32 16 4 101 31 4 3 25 4 6 2.33 1.02
Career  (View All) MAJ   205 0 0 198.7 105 53 13 324 98 15 13 77 2.40 1.02

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Aroldis Chapman Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

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Aroldis Chapman Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013582957000.137
2012824368200.108
20116327114101.077

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013200832430217.172
2012194791727514.155
2011144443020301.180

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201341.03120791220.660.63
201237.74418641332.390.93
201123.0000282114.301.39

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201322.71418331755.961.76
201234.01120581010.530.68
201127.0411432013.001.22
Aroldis Chapman Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2010 22 AAA Lou 38 13 94.2 11.66 4.97 2.35 0.67 74.6% 3.61 3.39 .328
2010 22 MAJ CIN 15 0 13.3 12.83 3.38 3.80 0.00 4.75 78.6% 99.6 MPH 2.03 1.48 .326
2011 23 AA Car 5 2 7.1 13.94 7.61 1.83 1.27 60% 6.14 4.47 .307
2011 23 AAA Lou 5 1 5.2 15.58 3.46 4.50 0.00 36.4% 11.12 .89 .614
2011 23 MAJ CIN 54 0 50.0 12.78 7.38 1.73 0.36 1.92 71.4% 97.9 MPH 3.60 3.46 .239
2012 24 MAJ CIN 68 0 71.7 15.32 2.89 5.30 0.50 0.92 85.2% 97.8 MPH 1.51 1.65 .279
2013 25 MAJ CIN 68 0 63.7 15.83 4.10 3.86 0.99 0.87 81.4% 98.3 MPH 2.54 2.62 .308
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Aroldis Chapman
3-Year Averages MAJ   63 0 61.8 14.71 4.52 3.26 0.58 79.7% 2.33 2.28 .277
Career MAJ   205 0 198.7 14.68 4.44 3.31 0.59 78.9% 2.40 2.32 .280

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Worst Matchups for Aroldis Chapman (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Andrelton Simmons ATL 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Erik Kratz TOR 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Freddy Galvis PHI 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Matt Dominguez HOU 3 2 1 3 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Cliff Pennington AZ 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Mark Ellis STL 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Jayson Werth WAS 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Albert Pujols ANA 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Justin Ruggiano CHI-N 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667

Best Matchups for Aroldis Chapman (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Emilio Bonifacio CHI-N 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Ian Desmond WAS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jose Altuve HOU 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Lonnie Chisenhall CLE 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jesus Guzman HOU 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Tony Gwynn Jr. PHI 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Hamilton ANA 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Bryce Harper WAS 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Doumit ATL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Tyler Colvin SF 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Aroldis Chapman: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Chapman (head) "felt great" after his 25-pitch bullpen session Monday, C. Trent Rosencrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Chapman (head) will throw a bullpen session Monday, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Chapman (head) threw long-toss Thursday and then threw again from about 90 feet, MLB.com reports.

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Chapman played catch Saturday for the first time since a line drive hit him in the head less than three weeks ago, John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. "He's doing some cardio and strength stuff," trainer Paul Lessard said. "He threw yesterday for the first time. So far, he's been fine."

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Chapman (head) has resumed some light workouts, MLB.com reports. "He is re-initiating some light workouts," manager Bryan Price said Saturday morning. "No throwing or any real baseball-related activities to this point. He is starting to move around a little bit more. It's great."

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Chapman (head) will visit a doctor Wednesday but says he "feels great," John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Chapman finished 2012 with a fantastic season as the Reds' closer. The Reds plan to convert Chapman to a starter for 2013 with Jonathan Broxton taking over as closer, but plenty of durability questions remain. He went through a dead-arm period in September despite the Reds taking great pains not to overextend him, plus he was shut down in the fall of 2011 at the Arizona Fall League when the Reds tried to stretch him out. Moreover, there's a pretty good argument that the Reds benefit the most by him pitching so well in high-leverage situations. The transition will be interesting to watch and the Reds plan to cap his innings and have him start between 25-30 games. With his excellent strikeout potential, he should be a very tempting player on draft day.

2012

Chapman's primary issue this upcoming season is the same as it was entering 2011 - what is his role? The Reds wanted to transition him back to a starting role, but he experienced shoulder soreness in the Arizona Fall League after two outings and was shut down for winter, not pitching at all in Puerto Rico after being slated for a starting role there. When Chapman was healthy in 2011, he was dominant, but when he was off a little he was off a lot. The end result was a 71:41 K:BB and a 3.60 ERA over only 50 innings. The Reds absolutely need to find a way to better maximize his value, whether it be as a starter or as a high-leverage reliever. Another year of the same will be a waste of a tremendous asset. He won't be used as a closer, with the Reds signing Ryan Madson to fill that role in January.

2011

What is Chapman's ultimate role with the Reds? Right now he's still in the bullpen, as the top set-up man, but he could either start for the Reds this year or could replace closer Francisco Cordero. Because the Reds already have six viable starter candidates, Chapman is more likely to stick in the bullpen for another year. There's some concern about Chapman's stamina should he transition back to starting, and obviously his velocity won't peak as high if he does get stretched out. Either way, his tremendous fastball (MLB record 105 mph) and slider will continue to wow crowds and confound opposing hitters. He should have value even if he doesn't close or start for the Reds in 2011.

2010

Chapman may be the top international pitching prospect in the world. A lefty with a fastball that's reportedly been clocked at 102 mph, he was viewed as one of Cuba's top players before he defected last July. At age 21, he's seen as having tremendous upside and drew attention from many MLB teams, and eventually signed with the Reds. However, he may need to spend a full season in the minors before he's ready to face major league hitters. In his only test against major league hitters, he had a 5.68 ERA in 6.1 innings for Cuba in the 2009 World Baseball Classic - but did regularly hit 100 mph. He'll battle for a final rotation spot this spring.