Major League Baseball

Career W-L
15-16
 
Career ERA
2.40
Name  Aroldis Chapman
Born  2/28/1988
Height  6-4
Weight  195
Number  54
Position  RP
Bats  L
Throws  L
7/16/2014 9:08:00 AM
Description: Reds closer Aroldis Chapman tweaked his left hamstring while covering first base during the All-Star game on Tuesday.
Insight: Chapman has been dealing with the injury for a while, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer. He's expected to be fine for Friday.
 
7/6/2014 4:46:00 PM
Description: Reds closer Aroldis Chapman did not close on Sunday, that job went to Jonathan Broxton.
Insight: Chapman is dealing with a sore hamstring, according to manager Bryan Price. It doesn't appear to be serious and he should be back for their next game on Tuesday.
 
5/11/2014 4:16:00 PM
Description: Reds closer Aroldis Chapman made his 2014 season debut on Sunday and looked as solid as ever.
Insight: Chapman underwent surgery after taking a line drive off his face in spring training. He walked the first hitter (Troy Tulowitzki), then struck out the heart of the Rockies order - Carlos Gonzalez, Nolan Arenado and Justin Morneau.
 
5/9/2014 5:43:00 PM
Description: According to Mark Sheldon of mlb.com, Reds closer Aroldis Chapman (head) is expected to be activated Saturday.
Insight: Chapman underwent surgery after taking a line drive off his face in spring training and has made good progress. He's ready to be activated Friday, but manager Bryan Price wants to see him play catch first.
 
5/6/2014 4:51:00 PM
Description: According to Jon Morosi of foxsports.com, Reds closer Aroldis Chapman (head) could return to the active roster as early as this weekend.
Insight: Chapman underwent surgery after taking a line drive off his face in spring training and has made good progress.
 
4/30/2014 7:12:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati manager Bryan Price said Wednesday that closer Aroldis Chapman (head) is likely 7-10 days away from returning to the team, according to the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Insight: Chapman underwent surgery after taking a comebacker off his face in spring training and has made good progress. He'll begin a rehab assignment with Low-A Dayton on Thursday.
 
4/29/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman (head) is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment Thursday with Low-A Dayton, according to C. Trent Rosecrans of the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Insight: Chapman underwent surgery after taking a comebacker off his face in spring training and has made good progress. He could be back in 10-14 days.
 
4/21/2014 4:05:00 PM
Description: Cincinnati closer Aroldis Chapman (head) will throw live batting practice Wednesday, according to John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquire.
Insight: Next step after BP is a rehab assignment. He's expected to return in mid-May. Chapman had to undergo surgery to repair facial fractures after being hit on March 19.
 
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.
 
3/17/2013 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.
 

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