Aroldis Chapman#54, RP, Chi Cubs
- February 28, 1988
- Birth Place:
- Holguin, Cuba
— Player Notes
Advice: The four-out save was also the first save in Chapman's Cubs career. The southpaw struck out two in the outing. He's now got 21 saves total, owning a 1.87 ERA, 0.83 WHIP and 48/8 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings. An elite closer on an elite team, Chapman could put up some gaudy numbers over the season's final two months.Thu, Jul 28 Rotoworld
Advice: There had been reports of the Cubs attempting to work out a contract extension with Chapman, but the impending free agent left-hander is apparently intent on hitting the open market this winter. New York also tried an extension with Chapman back in June, but those talks obviously failed. The fire-balling 28-year-old will take over at closer on the north side of Chicago, with Hector Rondon shifting into a setup role. Chapman owns a dominant 2.01 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and 44/8 K/BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings since returning in May from a domestic violence suspension.Mon, Jul 25 Rotoworld
Advice: They tried hard, as did the Yankees before agreeing to this five-player swap, but Chapman is apparently intent on testing the free agent waters following the 2016 season. He is headed to the Cubs in exchange for shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres, outfield prospect Billy McKinney, right-hander Adam Warren, and minor league outfielder Rashad Crawford. Chapman will take over at closer on the north side of Chicago, with Hector Rondon moving to a setup role.Rotoworld
Advice: New York will get shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres, outfield prospect Billy McKinney, right-hander Adam Warren, and one other player. The trade feels like a huge score for the Yankees, but this is the go-for-it of all go-for-its with the Cubs, who haven't won a World Series title since 1908. Chapman will take over at closer in Chicago, with Hector Rondon shifting to a setup role. The flame-throwing 28-year-old left-hander owns a 2.16 ERA and 590 strikeouts in 350 1/3 career major league innings.
More: Jon Heyman on TwitterMon, Jul 25 Rotoworld
Advice: Top shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres is the centerpiece, but Sherman hears the Yankees are also getting Adam Warren back from the Cubs -- he was traded to Chicago last winter in the Starlin Castro trade -- as well as two other prospects. Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner has apparently signed off on the deal, so it's not clear what the hold-up might be. There's been talk of the Cubs possibly trying to work out a pre-trade contract extension with Chapman, who can become a free agent five days after the 2016 World Series.
More: Joel Sherman on TwitterMon, Jul 25 Rotoworld
Advice: The Yankees would receive multiple pieces in return including Gleyber Torres. It sounds as though this deal is going to get done soon, though it may not end up getting finished on Sunday night.
More: Jeff Passan on TwitterSun, Jul 24 Rotoworld
Advice: Cubs shortstop prospect Gleyber Torres is believed to be in the package that would head to New York, along with another piece or two. Chapman, a 28-year-old impending free agent, has registered a stellar 2.01 ERA, 0.89 WHIP, and 44/8 K/BB ratio in 31 1/3 innings since returning in May from a domestic violence suspension. There's a report from Rian Watt of Baseball Prospectus suggesting that the Cubs are trying to work out a contract extension with Chapman on top of the trade. That could be the major hold-up.
More: Jon Heyman on TwitterSun, Jul 24 Rotoworld
Advice: The Aroldis Chapman rumors have been swirling, but it doesn't appear Steinbrenner is ready to give up on the season just yet with the Yanks having won six of their last eight games to pull within shouting distance of a Wild Card spot. Ultimately, it would be hard to see the Bombers not selling, but perhaps it will depend on how they play this week. The Nationals, Cubs and Indians look like the three favorites to land Chapman.
More: Jon Heyman on TwitterSun, Jul 24 Rotoworld
Advice: Previous reports have had both the Nationals and Cubs out in front in the sweepstakes for Chapman. There's also been a "mystery team" floated. In other words, welcome to the trade deadline. The Indians already have a capable closer in Cody Allen, but adding Chapman would bolster their bullpen for a possible playoff run.
More: Bruce Levine on TwitterSun, Jul 24 Rotoworld
Advice: It's a notable change, as they had been viewed as the favorite. It was Heyman who previously reported that the Yankees wanted Joe Ross but the Nats weren't willing to part with him, so perhaps that could be a deal killer between the two teams. Heyman backs up FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal's previous report about the Cubs possibly jumping into the lead for Chapman, as he says they're "pushing hard" for the reliever. The Indians and Giants are in on Chapman, as well, although Alex Pavlovic of CSNBayArea.com hears that the Giants "aren't in the final mix" for the reliever.
More: TodaysKnuckleball.comSun, Jul 24 Rotoworld
Friday, July 29
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Head-to-head vs. Seattle
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|Home (this year)||19||0||2||0||11||0||0||0||0||19.1||10||3||3||0||4||27||1.40||0.72||.149|
|Day (this year)||14||0||3||0||7||1||0||0||0||16.0||12||5||4||2||1||24||2.25||0.81||.203|
|Last game vs. SEA||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||2|
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Jul 28||CWS||W 3-1||SV||1.1||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||1||0||0||2.1||0.00|
|Jul 27||CWS||W 8-1||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||0||0||0||0||1.0||0.00|
|Changed team from NYY to CHC|
|Jul 23||SF||L 1-2||-||2.0||1||0||0||0||0||3||3||0||20||1||0||31.1||2.01|
|Jul 22||SF||W 3-2||SV||1.0||1||0||0||0||0||1||3||0||20||1||0||29.1||2.15|
|Jul 18||BAL||W 2-1||SV||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||3||0||19||1||0||28.1||2.22|
|Jul 17||BOS||W 3-1||SV||1.0||0||0||0||0||1||0||3||0||18||1||0||27.1||2.30|
|Jul 15||BOS||L 3-5||-||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||2||3||0||17||1||0||26.1||2.39|
|Jul 9||@CLE||W 7-6||W||2.1||0||0||0||0||1||4||3||0||17||1||0||25.1||2.49|
|Jul 7||@CLE||W 5-4||SV||1.0||1||0||0||0||1||1||2||0||17||1||0||23.0||2.74|
|Jul 3||@SD||W 6-3||SV||1.0||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||0||16||1||0||22.0||2.86|