Aroldis Chapman
Aroldis Chapman

Aroldis Chapman (RP)

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Aroldis Chapman came in Tuesday night and closed out the game against the Padres. He pitched 2/3 of an inning and earned his 28th save of the year.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman has had a solid season this year and figures to keep racking up the saves. Simply put, you cannot sit him as he is one of the best relievers in baseball.

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Aroldis Chapman could not secure the save for the Cubs Friday evening against the Rockies. Chapman recorded one out and allowed two runs, one of which was earned. Chapman was charged with a blown save and the loss in the game for the Cubs as the Rockies won 7-6.

Fantasy Impact: Do not panic. These type of games happen from time to time even with the most electric arm in baseball in Chapman. It is just a bump in the road. Continue to start him.

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Aroldis Chapman locked down his 27th save as the Cubs beat the Brewers 9-6. Chapman pitched one inning and struck out two.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman has been even more dominant than the Cubs would have anticipated when they traded for him. Chapman has allowed only one earned run since joining the Cubs. Chapman's ERA is 1.71 and has 61 strikeouts in 42 innings this year. Keep him in your lineups.

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Aroldis Chapman locked down saves 25 and 26 on Tuesday against the Brewers. Chapman was able to close out both games of the double header and secure two wins for the Cubs on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: That is something you don't see everyday. Owners that had Chapman in their lineups were pleasantly rewarded Tuesday. Chapman looks to keep the ball rolling to finish the season strong as one of the premier closers in baseball.

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Aroldis Chapman picked up his 24th save against the Angels on Wednesday night as the Cubs beat the Angels 3-1. Chapman pitched one inning and struck out the side. Chapman has his ERA down to 1.89.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman is settling in with his new team quite well and Joe Maddon will not hesitate to use this fireballer as the Cubs are marching toward the postseason. This means the saves and strikeouts will keep piling up for Chapman as the season continues. Chapman needs to be started in all formats.

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Aroldis Chapman locked down save number 23 against the Athletics Sunday. He pitched one inning and struck out one batter.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman has his ERA down to 1.95 on the season. Despite missing games at the beginning of the season Chapman has been dominant as per usual. Chapman should be in your lineups everyday as he is one of the top closers in the game.

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Aroldis Chapman secured his 22nd save of the season Tuesday against the Marlins. Chapman pitched one inning and struck out one.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman is one of the league's best when it comes down to saves and strikeout potential for relievers. Chapman should continue to rack up the saves and strikeout as the postseason approaches. Chapman should not be taken out of your lineup at any point.

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Aroldis Chapman blew his save chance Saturday against the Mariners. Chapman recorded just one out and allowed an earned run.

Fantasy Impact: This was Chapman's second blown save of the season. However, no need to panic. Chapman is still one of if not the top closer in the game. Chalk this up to new surroundings and a new team.

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Chapman has appeared twice this week with his new team, the Cubs. He has combined to get seven straight batters without even giving up a long fly ball. He struck out four and got the other three to ground out. Chapman even picked up his first save with the Cubs with his four-out appearance Thursday.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman was traded to the Cubs to stabilize and strengthen their bullpen which started out hot (much like the starting pitching), but had faltered at times during June and July (again, much like the starting pitching). He allows Hector Rondon and Pedro Strop to slide into the seventh and eighth inning work. Chapman's actual fantasy value may not change much, but his chances at getting a ring were certainly upgraded.

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Aroldis Chapman is a Chicago Cub

Mon, Jul 25th 12:10pm EDT
By Steve Anagnos

In a blockbuster deal, the Yankees have agreed to send Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs for Torres, Warren, McKinney and one other player. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chapman gets an immediate boost in value as the Yankees get stronger for the future. Andrew Miller likely becomes the Yankees closer.

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The New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs have a deal. Gleyber Torres, Billy McKinney, Adam Warren and one more prospect will head to New York in exchange for Aroldis Chapman. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The player that benefits the most, fantasy-wise, in this deal is new Yankees closer Andrew Miller. As Chapman does go to a that is in the prime of a World Series run, he will have limited save opportunities. Cubs previous closer Hector Rondon has only had 22 save opportunities in 97 games. As both Chapman and Miller have had a rise in fantasy value, I would favor Miller over Chapman as of today. Unfortunately, Hector Rondon has lost most of his fantasy value.

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The second major trade of the trade deadline seems imminent, as the Yankees are poised to move Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs for top prospect Gleyber Torres. Chapman was rumored to be on the radar of teams like the Nationals and Indians before Chicago aggressively offered their best prospect. He has a 2.01 ERA and 20 saves this season. (Source: Tommy Stokke on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fantasy owners will need to consider cutting bait on Hector Rondon, as the Cubs are ready to trade one of their top prospects to get a new man for the ninth inning. Before fantasy owners rejoice, remember that Rondon and Chapman had the same amount of save attempts, despite the fact that Chicago has a better record than New York and that Chapman missed 30 days. Also, those that are looking for the potential new man in New York, pick up Andrew Miller, who already has seven saves this season.

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Aroldis Chapman may be on his way out of New York, as the Yankees are opening discussions on their star closer. In the same report, the Yankees also said that they are not open to trading Andrew Miller. Chapman is 20-for-21 in save opportunities and has a 2.01 ERA in 31 games this season. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Chapman could be headed to Washington, Chicago, or even San Francisco, with top prospects headed back to New York. The 28-year-old is a top closer and would stay a top closer if he goes to any of those teams, so this shouldn't be too much of a change for fantasy owners' strategy. One caution for fantasy owners is that if Chapman is traded to Chicago, there may not be as many save opportunities, as current Cubs' closer Hector Rondon only has 21 opportunities this season.

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Aroldis Chapman threw a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Giants to convert his 20th save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: After the Yankees took the lead in the bottom of the eighth inning on Brandon Crawford’s third error of the game, Chapman allowed a leadoff double to Gregor Blanco to begin the ninth inning before retiring the next three batters he faced. He averaged 103 mph with his fastball and reached 104 mph with seven out of his 17 pitches.

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Aroldis Chapman pitched 2 1/3 innings out of the bullpen giving up no hits and had four strikeouts in a 7-6 win in 11 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Aroldis Chapman on the season has a 2.49 ERA with 17 saves and 38 strikeouts.

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Aroldis Chapman gave up a hit and a walk but pitched a scoreless inning to earn the save Thursday against the Indians.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman issued a leadoff walk and surrendered a one-out single to Juan Uribe which give the Indians some life, however he worked out of the jam to earn his 17th save. The southpaw owns a 2.74 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 34/5 K/BB ratio over 23 innings this year.

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Aroldis Chapman pitched the 9th inning out of the bullpen giving up no hits, had one strikeout, and got save number 16 in a 6-3 win over the Padres.

Fantasy Impact: Aroldis Chapman on the season has a 2.86 ERA with 16 saves and 33 strikeouts.

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Aroldis Chapman earns a win

Thu, Jun 30th 7:21pm EDT
By Chris Zolli

Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless top of the ninth inning, allowing a hit and striking out a batter, and moved to 2-0 on the season after the Yankees earned a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth. Chapman has allowed at least one run in three of his last eight appearances, but is still 15-for-16 in save opportunities. He has a 3.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP, and 32 strikeouts in 21 innings this season.

Fantasy Impact: Even with his rough patch, where he allowed two home runs in a save as well, he still has six saves and two wins in his last 10 appearances. Even though he missed the first 30 games of the season, he is still 10th in the American League with his 15 saves and his 13.71 strikeouts per nine is nearly in line with his career 15.32 strikeouts per nine.

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Aroldis Chapman pitched the 9th inning out of the bullpen giving up no hits, had three strikeouts, and got save number 14 in a 5-3 win over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Aroldis Chapman on the season has a 2.84 ERA with 14 saves and 30 strikeouts. During the month of June he has a 3.72 ERA and a 6.00 ERA during the last seven days.

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Aroldis Chapman entered a tie game in the ninth inning on Wednesday and pitched a scoreless inning with two strikeouts. Chapman got his first win when the Yankees scored in the bottom of the ninth inning to win the game.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman has been his usual dominant self this season, although his ERA (3.00) is a bit high considering his career numbers. Chapman should continue to pile on the saves so long as he remains with the Yankees, and it is likely that he would remain a closer even if he is eventually dealt to a contending team.

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Aroldis Chapman pitched the 9th inning out of the bullpen giving up no hits, had one strikeout, and got save number 12 in a 4-1 win over the Twins.

Fantasy Impact: Aroldis Chapman on the season has a 2.25 ERA with 12 saves and 23 strikeouts. The intimidating left-hander hasn't exactly been dominant by his standards. Chapman has allowed a base runner in four of his five outings this month, and has given up two runs after allowing only two in the entire month of May.

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Aroldis Chapman pitched the 9th inning out of the bullpen giving up one hit, had two strikeouts, and got save number 11 in a 6-3 win over the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Aroldis Chapman on the season has a 1.93 ERA with 11 saves and 21 strikeouts. The bottom line is Chapman is downright nasty and any team who rosters him should consider themselves fortunate.

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Andrew Miller took over the ninth inning in the Yankees' 6-3 win over the Angels on Tuesday night, as Aroldis Chapman had pitched on three straight days and four of his last five. This may not have been the worst thing for Chapman, who has a 1.64 WHIP over the last seven days, and he will be available to pitch today. Chapman is 10-for-11 in save attempts this season.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman having a night off might be the best thing for fantasy owners, as he was on the mound when the Orioles won on Sunday and had allowed a run in three of his last seven appearances. He still has his vintage strikeout potential, 19 strikeouts in 13 innings, and has a 2.08 ERA and 1.00 WHIP this season. He is a top-five closer and bumps in the road over the last week should not change that fact.


Aroldis Chapman pitched the 9th inning out of the bullpen giving no hits, had one strikeout, and got save number nine in a 8-6 win over the Orioles.

Fantasy Impact: Aroldis Chapman on the season has a 2.38 ERA with nine saves and 16 strikeouts. During the month of June, he has a 4.50 ERA and a 3.00 ERA during the last seven days.

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Aroldis Chapman has allowed runs in two of his last four appearances, including a run with three baserunners against the Tigers in his last appearance, but is still 8-for-8 on save attempts. Chapman did not strikeout a batter against the Tigers, only his second time in 11 appearances this season that he did not strikeout a batter. He has 15 strikeouts in 10 1/3 innings this season.

Fantasy Impact: The back-end of the Yankee bullpen has been the strength of the 2016 Yankees, but Chapman allowing three baserunners in two of his last four outings is an unsettling sight. Dellin Betances and Andrew Miller each allowed a run against the Tigers on Thursday as well, with Betances taking the loss against the Orioles on Friday as well, limiting a save opportunity for Chapman against Baltimore. His strikeout potential is massive, but if the Yankees do not start winning, Chapman's value will continue to drop.

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Aroldis Chapman pitched the 9th inning out of the bullpen giving up no hits, had two strikeouts, and got save number seven in a 2-1 win over the Rays.

Fantasy Impact: Aroldis Chapman on the season has a 1.93 ERA with seven saves and 15 strikeouts. He appears to be in top form after missing the first month of the season and should continue on as an elite fantasy reliever.

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Aroldis Chapman pitched the 9th inning out of the bullpen giving up no hits, had one strikeout, and got save number six in a 5-4 win over the Athletics.

Fantasy Impact: Aroldis Chapman on the season has a 1.29 ERA with six saves and nine strikeouts. The flame-throwing lefty was scored on in his first appearance of the season, but he has thrown six subsequent scoreless innings and now owns a 1.29 ERA and 0.57 WHIP. He appears to be in top form after missing the first month of the season and should continue on as an elite fantasy reliever.

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Aroldis Chapman pitched a scoreless ninth inning on Thursday against the A's to nail down his fifth save. Chapman struck out two, giving him eight strikeouts in six IPs on the season.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman jumped right back to being an elite closer once he finished his suspension. The Yankees play a lot of close games, and Chapman should continue to rack up the saves. Given his talent and strikeout rate, he should probably be valued as the top closer in the game for the rest of the season.

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Aroldis Chapman pitched the 9th inning out of the bullpen giving up no hits and got save number three in a 7-5 win over the White Sox.

Fantasy Impact: Aroldis Chapman on the season has a 2.25 ERA with three saves and five strikeouts. For the first time in four appearances as a Yankee, Chapman didn't strike anyone out, but expect outings like this to be the exception and not the norm for the flame-throwing Cuban. With their trio of dominant late-inning relievers now together and the offense showing signs of life, Chapman should be handed plenty of leads to protect going forward.

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Aroldis Chapman earned his second save in as many chances by striking out two of the three batters he faced to close out the White Sox on Saturday. He capped an impressive 3 1/3 innings by the Yankees' bullpen that struck out eight of the game's final ten batters.

Fantasy Impact: You will be rewarded for your patience through his suspension if you own Chapman. He is still a top tier closer, if not the best, and should be owned in all leagues

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Aroldis Chapman, in his New York Yankees debut, entered with a 6-2 lead and held on to beat the Royals 6-3 on Monday night in the Bronx. He gave up one run, two hits, and struck out two. It was not a save situation.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman was his usual dominant self, but Didi Gregorious let a hard grounder get by him to allow the run to score. His softest pitch was clocked at 87 MPH, a slider after multiple 100+ offerings. Get him in your lineup if you've been stashing him throughout his suspension.

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Aroldis Chapman will pitch in an extended spring game on Wednesday. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Chapman's 30-game suspension ends May 9, so the Yankees will look to get him back in game shape with the plan of possibly pitching two innings Wednesday before pitching again Friday. He figures to slot in as the club's closer immediately upon return, pushing Andrew Miller back to a setup role.


Major League Baseball has suspended Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman for 30 games. Chapman will not appeal the decision, but says he did not harm his girlfriend. (Source: Bob Nightengale on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The suspension will begin on opening day making him eligible to return on May 9 against the Royals. Look for Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances to get save opportunities in the meantime. The suspension does not affect his ability to take part in Spring Training.


The chances are "very high" that Aroldis Chapman receives a 25-to-30 game suspension from MLB as soon as today, according to ESPN. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: A decision was expected to come down this week, so the timing isn't surprising. Owners considering Chapman should finally have a time frame to work with. Consider his ban when it's finalized and draft accordingly.

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The expectation is that MLB will provide a suspension ruling in the case of Aroldis Chapman this week. Chapman is under review considering his alleged domestic violence incident. No charges were filed after police were called to his residence. (Source: Jon Heyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: If Chapman is suspended, he's already made it clear that he will appeal. Also, it's been reported that he will not be suspended from Spring Training.

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Even though Chapman will not be charged by law, he will be suspended in the coming days by the MLB. (Source: Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It is odd to see the suspension come given that Chapman has been proven innocent by law. I do not expect the suspension to be a harsh one. Move forward as if he will be ready to go for opening day. He should be one of the top three relievers taken in this years draft.

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Despite reports noting MLB's ability to suspend Yankees RP Aroldis Chapman from participating in Spring Training, a source told the LA Times that this will not happen. The expectation is that any suspension would be limited to regular season games. (Source: Los Angeles Times)

Fantasy Impact: This is not much of a surprise. While MLB technically has the power to ban someone involve in a domestic abuse situation, such as the one Chapman finds himself in, through Spring Training, it would be a new step when it comes to suspensions. Those players that have been suspended for performance-enhancing drug use have been allowed to participate in Spring Training. This doesn't mean Chapman is out of the woods, as he still faces a ban from regular season action due to his alleged misconduct.

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MLB could decide to suspend Aroldis Chapman from participating in Spring Training as a result of his domestic violence allegations. Players that are facing suspension for performance-enhancing drug use are allowed to participate in Spring Training, but the league has a new policy in place for domestic violence which would allow the commissioner to also ban players from preseason action. (Source: New York Daily News)

Fantasy Impact: The Yankees knew that there would be a potential ban for Chapman when they acquired him. While it's possible he could be suspended for Spring Training, it doesn't appear that it's likely or unlikely at this point. The news is that it's potential, but MLB is still considering its options. Those considering Chapman are rolling the dice with the unknown surrounding his situation.


After having a trade to the Dodgers fall through, Aroldis Chapman was moved from the Reds this winter, moving on the Yankees for 2016. Legal issues to the side, Chapman would join with Andrew Miller and Dellin Bentances to make one of the most formidable trios in MLB history out of the bullpen. Each of the three struck out 100 or more batters during the 2015 season, the only pitchers to record 100 strikeouts out of the bullpen last season. The Yankees were able to get the Reds' ace closer for minor league pitchers Caleb Cotham and Rookie Davis and minor league infielders Eric Jagielo and Tony Renda. (Source: Jack Curry on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The fantasy impact of Chapman on the Yankees is huge, as the Yankees will compete for the playoffs and Chapman has a chance at 40+ saves, especially with sure setup man in Miller and Betances. The legal issues are the catch for Chapman; if he misses considerable time, it is tough to see him as the top RP, which he would have been without the snag for legal issues. The best advice is to draft both Chapman and whoever the Yankees pick as his stop gap while he is suspended. Combining either Miller or Betances with Chapman should make the top RP for 2016.

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Aroldis Chapman is being investigated under the league's domestic violence policy due to an October incident involving the RP and his girlfriend. The league is investigating the incident, though they have not placed the trade on hold. The teams have taken a step back considering the situation and could ultimately decide to wait until there's a resolution. Chapman could face suspension of an undetermined amount of time due to the incident. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Just like the teams involved, fantasy owners will want to monitor this and perhaps let it fully play out before making any decisions based on the pending trade. Chapman could avoid suspension, or he could be lost for a significant period depending on what results from the investigation.

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The Dodgers have acquired closer Aroldis Chapman from the Reds in exchange for two prospects. The deal is pending review of medical records. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: There's another report that none of the Dodgers' top prospects, Julio Urias, Corey Seager or Jose De Leon, are heading to Cincinnati. Chapman has been one of the league's best closers for several years. As such, he's a top fantasy closer. The move to LA should only help his totals. He'll transition to a team with a better competitive outlook for 2016, potentially providing more save opportunities. He also moves to a better park for pitchers.

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The Dodgers have agreed to send two prospects to Cincinnati for Aroldis Chapman. (Source: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Aroldis Chapman is in the final year of his contract and will be highly motivated with his new club. Chapman is arguably the best closer in the league and by far the most powerful. His fantasy stock has increased where he will have more save opportunities in Los Angeles.

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Aroldis Chapman has converted six of his last seven saves spanning back into August, but won the game where he blew a save on September 15. Chapman has a 1-0 record with four saves in September, striking out 11 batters in 5 2/3 innings.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman is over 100 strikeouts once again, 107, and has 30 saves and a 1.80 ERA this season. He is only the 10th-ranked RP, mainly because of his low save total, but also because his 4.5 walks per nine have his WHIP at 1.22. The young fireballer has 12 saves in 14 opportunities in the second half, posting a 1.99 ERA, .226 batting average against, and 1-1 record.


Reds closer Aroldis Chapman pitched just once in the span of 12 days because of shoulder soreness, but he was on back on the mound Monday. (Source: NBC Sports)

Fantasy Impact: Aroldis Chapman did not look back to 100% on Monday, walking two of the five batters he faced. Owners of Chapman need to show patience before putting the shaky fireballer back in your lineups.

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The Diamondbacks are waiting to hear back from the Reds on their offer for closer Aroldis Chapman. According to CBSSports, Arizona General Manager Dave Stewart has continuously voiced his desire to acquire the closer from the Reds, and has put an offer on the table. (Source: CBSSports)

Fantasy Impact: Currently holding a 1.65 ERA and 21 saves this season, Chapman will make an immediate impact for the Diamondbacks if Stewart is able to put the pieces in place.

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According to a report by Jeff Passan, the Diamondbacks and Reds are talking about the transfer of pitcher Aroldis Chapman. The Reds are aiming high for an asking price, but according to several of Passan's sources, there is interest between the two squads. (Source: Jeff Passan)

Fantasy Impact: The Diamondbacks are eight games out of the division and 7.5 outside of the wild card. Adding Chapman, who currently sports a 1.73 ERA over 42 appearances and 74 strikeouts during an All-Star season, would be a huge pickup for the D-Backs, and for fantasy owners would essentially guarantee that Chapman would see immense amounts of game time down the stretch.

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The Reds defeated the Phillies on Wednesday by the score of 5-2. The win improved the Reds to 27-31 on the season. Aroldis Chapman retired the Phillies in order in the ninth on 12 pitches to record his 12th save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman has struck out seven and not allowed a hit over his last four appearances. He's struck out 45 in 27 1/3 innings. While he's walked 17 and has a relative high 1.35 WHIP, Chapman remains a dominant fantasy closer.

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The Cincinnati Reds fell to the Colorado Rockies on Monday, 5-4. Aroldis Chapman took the loss, allowing a run on a hit and a walk in an inning of work. He struck out two, but struggled for the second straight day.

Fantasy Impact: Despite his recent poor outings, Chapman is still one of the top closers in the league with an ERA of 1.86. He's 31 in 19 1/3 innings, walked 10 and allowed 17 hits. Owners should expect Chapman to bounce back and be dominant for much of the rest of the season.

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The Cincinnati Reds fell to the Cleveland Indians on Sunday, 5-2. Aroldis Chapman got some work and struggled a bit in a non-save situation. He allowed two hits, two walks and a run. Of the 26 pitches he threw, only 13 were for strikes.

Fantasy Impact: Chapman has seen saves and a 1.47 ERA for the season. He's struck out 29 in just 18 1/3 innings, while walking nine. Unlike previous seasons, he's allowed nearly a hit per inning pitched. Chapman is still one of the top fantasy closers in the league.

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Reds' closer threw two Cactus League innings against the Athletics. He conceded 3 earned runs including a big home run by catcher Josh Phegley.

Fantasy Impact: Aroldis Chapman is a safe pick as one of the first three closers off the board. In 2014 he led the majors in strikeout rate with 52.5%. By comparison the next highest was Andrew Miller with 42.6%.

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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.


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.