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Cubs | Aroldis Chapman makes Cubs debut

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 23:11:16 -0700

Chicago Cubs RP Aroldis Chapman pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday, July 27. He struck out two of the three hitters he faced.

Fantasy Tip: Chicago blew open a tight game in the bottom of the eighth, but they still took the opportunity to give Chapman some work. The power southpaw touched 103 on the gun and overmatched the White Sox hitters he faced. Chapman is an elite closer and must-own in all formats.

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Yankees | Yanks land two big prospects

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:36:52 -0700

The New York Yankees traded RP Aroldis Chapman to the Chicago Cubs Monday, July 25, in exchange for SS Gleyber Torres, OF Billy McKinney and SP Adam Warren. Torres was the centerpiece of the deal and was hitting .275 with nine home runs in 94 games with Class A Myrtle Beach.

Fantasy Tip: Torres, although young at 19, was the Cubs' top prospect not in the majors. He could hit somewhere between 15 to 20 homers at the major league level and also has great speed. He also has impressive hands on defense and could easily be a future All-Star. McKinney has good offensive potential, as well, but was hitting just .252 with a homer and 31 RBI at Class AA Tennessee. He makes consistent contact and has a good understanding of the zone, giving him the ability to hit for a high average. Warren had been a swing man for Chicago and could find his way into New York's rotation if an injury occurs or they trade a starter.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: TodaysKnuckleball.com - Jon Heyman

Cubs | Aroldis Chapman deal official

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 09:34:46 -0700

The Chicago Cubs acquired RP Aroldis Chapman from the New York Yankees Monday, July 25, according to sources. The Cubs sent SS Gleyber Torres, OF Billy McKinney, RP Adam Warren and possibly another player. Torres is the centerpiece of the deal and was hitting .275 with nine home runs in 94 games for Class A Myrtle Beach.

Fantasy Tip: Chapman is an elite closer that just got even more attractive, as he'll now be closing games for one of the best clubs in all of baseball. Hector Rondon's value takes a big hit, as he's likely the setup man now to Chapman. In New York, Andrew Miller would see a sizeable boost if he's not traded, as he would likely take over closing duties for Chapman. If Miller also leaves town before the deadline, Dellin Betances figures to be next in line. Both relievers are already must-owns in all leagues for their stellar relief ratios.

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Yankees | Four players in proposed Chapman deal

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:41:10 -0700

Updating previous reports, Chicago Cubs SS Gleyber Torres, RP Adam Warren and two others are in the proposed deal for New York Yankees RP Aroldis Chapman. OF Jorge Soler and 2B Javier Baez are not among them.

Fantasy Tip: If Chapman lands with the Cubs, it's hard to see him setting up for Hector Rondon, who would lose a lot of fantasy luster. Chapman's numbers are stellar as usual, and he's an elite RP in fantasy regardless. The Yankees are expected to wait four or five days to decide whether to move RP Andrew Miller. If Miller stays, he could be in line to return to the closer role. If he is also dealt, Dellin Betances isn't a bad fallback option. Both remain must-owns in any scenario, but Miller could be in line for a big fantasy uptick if he isn't dealt.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman

Cubs | Aroldis Chapman to Cubs talks heat up

Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:37:06 -0700

New York Yankees RP Aroldis Chapman is part of a proposed deal with the Chicago Cubs for SS Gleyber Torres, among others, according to sources. Torres was scratched from his game in the minors Sunday, July 24, and a deal is possible Monday, July 25.

Fantasy Tip: Chapman's K-rate is down a bit, but it's still great at 12.64 per nine innings. On the plus side, his control has been better with only eight walks in 31 1/3 innings, which has led to a miniscule 0.89 WHIP. A return to the National League would only benefit him more. It's hard to see him serving in a setup role, and Hector Rondon would lose a lot of fantasy luster. As for the Yankees, Dellin Betances has a leg up on Andrew Miller because Betances is right-handed. Both relievers remain attractive in all formats, but Betances could see a big boost.

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Yankees | Aroldis Chapman deal imminent?

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 22:04:14 -0700

New York Yankees RP Aroldis Chapman is close to being traded, according to sources, and the Yankees plan to hold on to RP Andrew Miller.

Fantasy Tip: Chapman is going to be an elite fantasy closer wherever he pitches, but a deal would significantly boost Miller's value. Do a quick check to see if Miller is available in your league.

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Nationals | Nats among clubs eyeing Wade Davis

Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:44:40 -0700

The Washington Nationals are one of several clubs that have expressed interest in Kansas City Royals RP Wade Davis. However, the club's asking price is reportedly greater than the New York Yankees are seeking in exchange for RP Aroldis Chapman.

Fantasy Tip: The Royals have not decided if they will be sellers at the trade deadline and pursuing Chapman is reportedly the Nats' top priority, so a deal between Washington and Kansas City appears unlikely. The 30-year-old right-hander is 1-0 with 21 saves and a 1.14 ERA through 33 appearances in 2016, with 12 walks and 30 strikeouts over 31 2/3 innings.

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Nationals | Nats still pursuing Aroldis Chapman

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 17:32:06 -0700

New York Yankees RP Aroldis Chapman is believed to be the Washington Nationals' primary target prior to the non-waiver trade deadline Aug. 1. However, the club does not appear willing to part with INF Trea Turner or SPs Lucas Giolito or Reynaldo Lopez in a potential deal, according to a baseball source. The Yankees are reportedly looking for players that can contribute immediately at the MLB level, although they have had scouts attending games for affiliates ranging from Class A Hagerstown to Class AAA Syracuse. OF Michael Taylor is believed to be available, according to the source, but the Yankees' level of interest in him is unknown.

Fantasy Tip: The 28-year-old Chapman is 3-0 with a 2.22 ERA and 19 saves in 29 appearances this season, with eight walks and 40 strikeouts in 28 1/3 innings and should be viewed as a high-end reliever regardless of the team he is playing for. However, his fantasy value should receive a slight boost if he is moved to a contender.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Bill Ladson

Indians | Cleveland set to pay for bullpen help?

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:57:51 -0700

New York Yankees RPs Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller are of significant interest to the Cleveland Indians, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Chapman and Miller are both elite fantasy relievers. Miller isn't currently receiving looks in the ninth inning, though, so his value stands to skyrocket with a deal. Chapman would see a slight boost with a relocation to a contender. Both lefties should be universally owned and started.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN.com - Jerry Crasnick

Yankees | Aroldis Chapman touches 105 mph

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 09:11:35 -0700

New York Yankees RP Aroldis Chapman threw a fastball at 105.0 mph to fall 0.1 mph shy of tying his own MLB record Monday, July 18, in a save over the Baltimore Orioles. Five of the 18 pitches he threw were clocked at 104 mph or higher. However, he failed to record a strikeout during the outing in the ninth inning.

Fantasy Tip: Chapman now has 19 saves on the season and is fanning 12.7 hitters per nine innings, which is actually a career low. He hasn't allowed a run since June 27, though, so his fantasy owners aren't complaining. Chapman could be dealt by the trading deadline, but it seems likely he'd close for another team if he did.

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