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By Brad Niehaus, Reds Correspondent, Mon, Feb 16th 4:09pm EST

Chapman and Reds agree to 1 year deal. (Source: AP Sports)

Fantasy Impact: The Reds and flame throwing closer Aroldis Chapman came to terms on a 1 year 8.05 million dollar deal late last week. The move will keep the Cuban missile launcher in Cincinnati for at least one more season, Chapman will be arbitration eligible again next offseason. While a 1 year deal may not provide Reds fans much assurance for the future, the 2015 fantasy outlook is quite promising. Chapman completed his 2014 campaign 36/38 in save opportunities, held opponents to a batting average of .119, and posted an astounding strikeout percentage of 52.5%. With only a 1 year contract in place and free agency looming following the 2016 season, expect 2015 to be a career year for the most dominant closer in baseball.

By Dan Frecka, Reds Correspondent, Sun, Dec 21st 1:48pm EST

Chapman is projected by Steamer to continue his success in 2015 as the Reds closer. (Source: Sports Illustrated)

Fantasy Impact: Expect Chapman to be his usual self out of the bullpen. I wouldn't expect a lot of innings out of him as Bryan Price likes to limit his outings.

Aroldis Chapman News & Advice

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Baseball Professor | Feb 25th, 12:00pm
Our top-ranked closer this year, nothing can stop Aroldis Chapman. Not even a line drive to the head.
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FanGraphs | Feb 19th, 3:15pm
It’s time for our Depth Chart Discussions. In an effort to suss out every team, we’ve divided them into four parts (infield, outfield, bullpen, and rotation) and will begin breaking them down for you over the next few weeks. You can find them gathered here. As Aroldis Chapman inches closer to free agency, decision makers in […]