Aroldis Chapman Fantasy Baseball News, Notes, Rumors and Statistics
2013 Fantasy Baseball Projections
Access our free Fantasy Baseball coverage for more!
The latest Aroldis Chapman MLB and fantasy baseball news
Fri, 03 May 2013 16:32:29 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman allowed four hits and three earned runs while walking two and striking out one in only two-thirds of an inning in a non-save situation against the Chicago Cubs Friday, May 3. He threw 32 pitches in the outing, and RP J.J. Hoover pitched one-third of an inning with a strikeout to record his first save.
Fantasy Tip: Hoover only entered the game because Jonathan Broxton had already been used in the eighth inning. Chapman was likely not allowed to finish the inning because of his high pitch count. It won't be too alarming if Chapman is rested tomorrow night as a result. The outing is disappointing for Chapman's owners, but if it's any consolation, it came in a non-save situation.
Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:17:14 -0700
Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker said RPs Aroldis Chapman (allergies) and Jonathan Broxton are both unlikely to be available in a save situation Tuesday, April 30. Chapman is dealing with allergies. "Chapman looked like hell. I don't think he's available tonight," Baker said. "I don't know if (Jonathan) Broxton is available tonight. We may have to close with somebody else. He's gone two days in a row and he threw 30 pitches the day before. I was a little apprehensive about using him last night. It's not the innings sometimes, but the workload of that inning." Chapman has also worked the last two days.
Wed, 17 Apr 2013 20:37:17 -0700
Cincinnati Reds RP Aroldis Chapman picked up the win Wednesday, April 17, without even warming up. He had retired the last three batters before the rain came the previous night in a 0-0 tie in the eighth inning. The Reds took the lead Wednesday when play resumed, making him the winning pitcher.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 13:23:23 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Mike Leake will be the team's No. 5 starter after the club announced that RP Aroldis Chapman will be the team's closer. The team won't rule out Chapman starting in the future, though.
Fantasy Tip: Now that Leake has a rotation spot, he's definitely worthy of owning in NL-only leagues and cavernous mixed formats because of his solid command and good ground-ball rate. He'll have tough patches, though, if he fails to locate his pitches properly.
Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:45:42 -0700
Fantasy Tip: The Reds had been leaning this way in recent days, so this shouldn't be all that surprising. He's now an elite closing option and should be drafted accordingly. Jonathan Broxton is merely a handcuff option now.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:08:10 -0700
Contrary to a previous report, Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker and general manager Walt Jocketty said there has been no decision made to move SP Aroldis Chapman back to closer, and there won't be any announcement made Thursday, March 21.
Fantasy Tip: It looks as though the Reds are leaning toward moving Chapman back to ninth-inning duties, but nothing is official. Either way, Chapman will be a valuable pitching commodity, but he's worth more as an elite closing option. Jonathan Broxton's value will be affected more by this decision.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 07:04:05 -0700
Fantasy Tip: Chapman becomes an elite option as a closer and probably gains fantasy value. After Craig Kimbrel is off the board, it's time to start considering him, whereas he was considered a No. 2 or No. 3 starter due to the uncertainty. Jonathan Broxton becomes little more than a handcuff to Chapman due to his declining K rate.
Sun, 17 Mar 2013 21:58:27 -0700
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Reds general manager Walt Jocketty said Sunday, March 17, that the team will consider the request by P Aroldis Chapman to serve as closer rather than in the rotation, but he said it isn't a lock the pitcher gets what he wants. "It would certainly be considered, but we don't let every player tell us how they want to be used," Jocketty said. The GM and manager Dusty Baker said they would like a quick resolution to the situation - one way or the other.
Sat, 16 Mar 2013 17:19:43 -0700
Cincinnati Reds SP Aroldis Chapman said he would prefer to be a closer this season but understands it is not his decision. The Reds are expected to decide whether to use Chapman as a starting pitcher or a closer in the next two or three days. Chapman pitched four innings and had two at-bats during the team's spring training game Saturday, March 13.
Wed, 13 Mar 2013 14:35:21 -0700
The Cincinnati Reds have yet to make a final decision on whether SP Aroldis Chapman will be a starter or reliever this year, but manager Dusty Baker is hoping to make the decision soon. "I'd like to decide soon and get my team together," Baker said. "I don't like having guys in the middle, because that's a bad situation when you're in the middle of anything, an unknown. Then everyone else is in an unknown situation. I don't think that's fair to him or us." Baker prefers Chapman as his closer, but the decision isn't Baker's alone to make. Chapman is still competing with SP Mike Leake for a rotation spot.
KFFL: Sports Link of the Day
Talk Sports 24/7!