Aroldis Chapman
32-Year-Old PitcherRP
New York Yankees
Covid-19
Injury Not Injury Related
Est. Return 8/14/2020
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Chapman continued his run as one of baseball's top closers last season, tying for third in the majors with 37 saves and ranking fifth among qualified relievers with a 2.28 FIP. While his fastball velocity was slightly down from 2018, he continued to average over 100 mph on his sinker and his 36.2 K% placed 12th among relief pitchers. Chapman's penchant for throwing heat again led to a below-average walk rate, but it is notable that his 10.6 BB% was a significant improvement over the 14.2% mark he posted the previous season. Importantly, the southpaw remained healthy all year, racking up his highest innings-pitched total (57.0) in three seasons after stints on the injured list in both 2017 and 2018. Age and a lengthy career as one of baseball's hardest-throwing pitchers will catch up to Chapman eventually, but until he begins to show significant signs of regression, he is safe to trust as a top-tier closer. Read Past Outlooks
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