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Jul 13, 2024 1 4 4.15 4 1.5
Jul 11, 2024 1 4 4.01 4 10.5
Jul 7, 2024 1 4 4.13 3 -9
Jul 3, 2024 1 3 3.66 3 12.5
Jun 30, 2024 0 3 3.90 3 7

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Player Outlook
Aroldis Chapman finished with 100-plus strikeouts for the fifth time in his career, but for the first time since 2015. The veteran showcased increased velocity early in the season, hitting 103.8 mph on the radar gun with his devastating sinker (101.1 mph average) that yielded a 43.3% whiff rate, the league's highest mark for that pitch type. Walks were still an issue, but Chapman still had the third-highest K-BB percentage among qualified relievers at 26.9%. Ultimately, the southpaw proved he was effective enough during his age-35 season to maintain a high-leverage role for both Kansas City and Texas. Chapman only had six saves last year, and it seems unlikely that he will take away closing duties from David Bednar after signing a one-year deal with the Pirates in January. The Cuban Missile can still be an asset in leagues scoring holds, NL-only formats and even deep mixed leagues for his ratios and strikeouts.

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2024 741.9 34.7 1 4 4 56 32 4.15 1.62
2023 191.53.1 58.3 6 5 6 103 36 3.09 1.25
2022 130.53 36.3 4 4 9 43 28 4.46 1.43
3y Avg. 223.54.1 50.3 5 4 15 81 34 3.58 1.31
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  • Pirates' Aroldis Chapman: Perfect for fourth save

    Chapman picked up the save Thursday against Milwaukee, striking out one batter during a perfect ninth inning. Chapman inherited a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the ninth inning and required only nine pitches to retire Christian Yelich, Willy Adames and Sal Frelick in order. Chapman has consistently seen ninth-inning work since David Bednar (oblique) got injured June 22, but Chapman's allowed five runs (four earned) on six hits and six walks across 7.2 innings with three saves in four opportunities during that stretch.
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  • Pirates' Aroldis Chapman: Blows save, takes loss

    Chapman (1-4) blew a save and was tagged with Sunday's loss to the Mets. He allowed two runs on two hits, three walks and two strikeouts in two-thirds of an inning. Chapman entered with a one-run lead in the ninth but loaded the bases and gave up a go-ahead two-run single to Francisco Lindor. Chapman was erratic with his control as he matched his season high with three walks and threw 40 pitches, his third-most in an outing in his career. The veteran has been the Pirates' closer since David Bednar went down with an oblique injury, but this is now three straight outings in which he has given up at least one run.
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  • Pirates' Aroldis Chapman: Earns third save

    Chapman gave up a run on two hits in the ninth inning but still managed to pick up his third save Sunday against Atlanta. Chapman came in with a three-run lead in the ninth and worked in and out of trouble to grab his second save in his last four appearances. The veteran has taken over the Pirates' ninth-inning role since losing closer David Bednar to an oblique injury June 19th. There is still no timetable for Bednar's return, so Chapman is likely looking at a few more save opportunities in the meantime.
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  • Pirates' Aroldis Chapman: Clean ninth inning

    Chapman struck out two without allowing a baserunner across a scoreless ninth inning against the Reds on Wednesday. Chapman entered the game in the ninth inning with a five-run lead, marking his first appearance since Saturday. He struggled to begin the season but has pitched well for significant stretches, most recently allowing two earned runs across 8.2 innings in June while posting a 13:4 K:BB. Chapman should see most of Pittsburgh's save chances while David Bednar (oblique) is sidelined.
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  • Pirates' Aroldis Chapman: Collects second save

    Chapman gave up a run on a hit and a walk in the ninth inning Saturday to record his second save of the season in a 4-3 win over the Rays. He struck out one. David Bednar is dealing with some tightness in his side and was unavailable, leaving ninth-inning duties to his 36-year-old set-up man. Chapman walked the first batter he faced before surrendering an RBI double to Yandy Diaz, but the southpaw got Isaac Paredes to ground out to end the threat. Chapman has been scored upon only twice in his last 10 appearances, posting a 1.86 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 13:7 K:BB through 9.2 innings over that stretch. Bednar's injury isn't considered serious, but Chapman should handle closing duties until he's ready to return.
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  • Pirates' Aroldis Chapman: Finding form

    Chapman hit one batter and struck out one across a scoreless seventh inning to record a hold Monday against the Reds. Chapman tallied his team-leading 13th hold. His numbers remain inflated after a shaky start to the season, but he's managed to turn in eight scoreless efforts in his last nine appearances. Chapman has still walked six batters across 8.2 innings in that span, but he has otherwise been effective.
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  • Pirates' Aroldis Chapman: Returns to mound

    Chapman (finger) struck out two and did not allow a baserunner in a scoreless inning to earn a hold Thursday against the Cubs. Chapman was removed from Sunday's appearance with a cracked fingernail, but the issue was never expected to require a long-term absence. After beginning the season as the Pirates' primary setup man, Chapman appeared in the seventh inning Thursday while Colin Holderman followed him in the eighth frame.
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  • Pirates' Aroldis Chapman: Dealing with cracked nail

    Chapman is dealing with a cracked nail on his throwing hand, MLB.com reports. The Pirates haven't officially announced whether Chapman is available for games, but he hasn't appeared since Sunday, when the issue developed. He played catch Tuesday and is healing well, so he looks set to avoid a trip to the injured list.
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  • Pirates' Aroldis Chapman: Untimely struggles

    Chapman (0-3) allowed three runs (one earned) on three hits and two walks across 0.2 innings to take the loss Sunday against the Cubs. Chapman entered Sunday's game having turned in five consecutive scoreless appearances, though he had just an 8:5 K:BB in that span. Things fell apart for him in the 10th inning of Sunday's loss, as he allowed a leadoff single and then a solo home run two batters later. For the season, Chapman now has a 4.61 ERA and 1.90 WHIP in 13.2 innings.
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  • Pirates' Aroldis Chapman: Struggling to get outs

    Chapman (0-2) allowed two earned runs on two hits and no walks while striking out one to take the loss Thursday against the Brewers. Chapman entered the game in the eighth inning to protect a one-run lead. He initially ran into some bad luck when a runner reached base on weak contact that didn't leave the infield, but the veteran lefty then threw a wild pitch and served up a home run to Gary Sanchez. Chapman began the season with 5.1 scoreless innings, but he's since allowed six earned runs across his last 2.2 frames and four appearances.
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  • Pirates' Aroldis Chapman: Suspension reduced to one game

    Chapman's suspension has been reduced to one game, Andrew Destin of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Chapman was initially given a two-game ban after getting into an altercation with an umpire during Monday's game versus the Mets. He will serve his one-game suspension Friday versus the Red Sox before rejoining the Pirates' bullpen Saturday.
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  • Pirates' Aroldis Chapman: Suspended two games

    Chapman was given a two-game suspension and fine Thursday for his actions versus the Mets on Monday, Jon Heyman of the New York Post reports. Chapman got into an altercation with an umpire and was ejected during the bottom of the eighth inning in Monday's loss against the Mets. The lefty was credited for the loss after surrendering three runs and recording just one out during the appearance. He is permitted to appeal the suspension.
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  • Pirates' Aroldis Chapman: Collects first save

    Chapman picked up the save Monday against Washington. He pitched one-third of an inning with no strikeouts. Chapman entered the ninth inning with two outs and runners on first and second after Ryder Ryan already allowed a run in the inning. The veteran lefty induced a flyball from Lane Thomas to secure the Pirates' fifth straight win and his first save in black and gold. Chapman is the fourth different Pittsburgh reliever to collect a save this season, but the closer's job still belongs to David Bednar currently.
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  • Pirates' Aroldis Chapman: Five spring appearances

    Chapman has allowed two earned runs across five innings while striking out seven and walking one in Grapefruit League action. The Pirates signed Chapman with the idea of him being the setup man for David Bednar (lat). He appears to be ready for that role, as he's turned in clean outings in three of his last four appearances. Bednar is expected to avoid the injured list to begin the season, though Chapman would be the leading candidate for saves if Bednar suffers a setback.
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  • Pirates' Aroldis Chapman: Latches on with Pirates

    Chapman signed a contract with Pittsburgh on Monday, Robert Murray of FanSided.com reports. Chapman is headed to his fourth team in the last three seasons, as he made 43 appearances for the Yankees in 2022 and then began the 2023 campaign in Kansas City before finishing out the year in Texas. Following a 30-save season in 2021 with the Yankees, the fireballer has struggled to hold down a closer's role, securing 15 total saves over the last two years. David Bednar will undoubtedly remain the closer in Pittsburgh after putting together the best season of his young career in 2023, but Chapman will likely be in line for high-leverage opportunities and the occasional save chance in 2024.
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  • Rangers' Aroldis Chapman: Blows save, takes loss

    Chapman (6-5) blew a save and was tagged with Thursday's loss to Seattle. He allowed two runs on two hits and a walk without retiring a batter. Chapman, who worked the eighth inning of a close game Wednesday, was given the closing opportunity Thursday but failed to secure a win that would have clinched Texas' first postseason berth since 2016. He was removed after back-to-back singles and a walk (eight pitches, three strikes). Jonathan Hernandez inherited Chapman's runners and nearly got out of jam, but he allowed a two-run, walk-off double to J.P. Crawford. Neither single off Chapman was hard hit, but the performance adds to a stretch of shaky relief from the southpaw. Over his last 14 outings going back to Aug. 21, Chapman is 1-3 with two blown saves, a 6.23 ERA and 12 walks over 13 innings.
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  • Rangers' Aroldis Chapman: Works eighth inning

    Chapman struck one over a scoreless inning in Wednesday's 5-0 win over the Angels. It was a 2-0 game in the eighth inning when manager Bruce Bochy had Chapman enter the game. Bochy had Jose Leclerc in mind for the save, which never materialized after the Rangers scored three times in the top of the ninth. Chapman is having a shaky September and appears to be sharing the closer duty with Leclerc.
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  • Rangers' Aroldis Chapman: Notches save Saturday

    Chapman picked up a save against the Mariners on Saturday, walking one batter and allowing no runs over two-thirds of an inning. Chapman threw just five of his 10 pitches for strikes and walked the first batter he faced to put the tying run on base after entering with one out and one on in the ninth. However, the fireballer was able to retire Seattle's final two batters to close out the contest and record his sixth save. Chapman has been shaky in September with a 5.14 ERA, 1.57 WHIP and 11:5 K:BB over seven innings, but he's converted both of his save chances while emerging as Texas' primary ninth-option ahead of Will Smith.
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  • Rangers' Aroldis Chapman: Works multiple innings

    Chapman (6-4) struck out three over 1.2 innings to earn Tuesday's win over the Red Sox. Texas manager Bruce Bochy, who told Shawn McFarland of the Dallas Morning News on Tuesday afternoon that he's trying to avoid using Chapman for more than one inning, did just that. Chapman entered the seventh inning with Boston rallying and ended the threat. The reliever managed a perfect eighth before Jose Leclerc picked up the save. The bullpen has blown leads late in two recent games, as Bochy avoided bringing Chapman in before the ninth inning. However, the manager altered course Tuesday, saying "we've got find a way to win ballgames." Bochy perhaps took that approach because the Rangers' bullpen has an AL-worst 6.38 ERA since Aug. 16.
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  • Rangers' Aroldis Chapman: Unused in close game

    Chapman was not used in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Guardians. Texas held a 1-0 lead in the top of the eighth inning, and manager Bruce Bochy let setup reliever Will Smith, who finished out the seventh, open the frame. He was pulled with one out after giving up a double and a walk. At that point, instead of using Chapman in a high-leverage spot for a save opportunity, Bochy brought in Jose Leclerc, who gave up two hits that allowed the inherited runners to score. Chapman was well-rested, last having pitched Tuesday, and could have been used for a five-out save. However, he's been erratic of late, allowing seven runs (five earned) on five hits (including two home runs) and seven walks over the last 5.2 innings.
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