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Aroldis Chapman
2.01 20 44
Team: NY YankeesHt / Wt: 6-4 / 212 NFBC ADP: 46.52
Position: RPBorn: 2/28/1988 Birthplace: Holguin, Cuba
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: Undrafted by Reds (2010)

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Dec. 8 9:16 PM PT10:16 PM MT11:16 PM CT12:16 AM ET0:16 ET5:16 GMT13:16 10:16 PM MST12:16 AM EST12:46 AM VEN9:16 UAE11:16 PM CT-A person familiar with the deal tells The Associated Press that Chapman and the New York Yankees have reached agreement on an $86 million, five-year deal.
Analysis: Chapman was acquired by New York from the Cincinnati Reds last offseason, then was traded to the Chicago Cubs in late July. The hard-throwing lefty helped the Cubs win the World Series and became a free agent when it was over.
Oct. 31 9:04 PM PT10:04 PM MT11:04 PM CT12:04 AM ET0:04 ET4:04 GMT12:04 9:04 PM MST11:04 PM EST11:34 PM VEN8:04 UAE10:04 PM CT-Chapman was called on with one out in the seventh inning Sunday in Game 5 and delivered by getting the final eight outs in a 3-2 win.
Analysis: Chapman went more than two innings for just the second time in his major league career. He also pitched 2 1/3 innings against Cleveland on July 9 for the Yankees. Chapman has worked 6 2/3 scoreless innings in his last four appearances, allowing one hit with two walks and nine strikeouts.
Sep. 16 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Chapman struck out the side in the 10th inning Friday for his first win with the Cubs.
Analysis: The left-hander has 14 saves in 16 opportunities with Chicago, posting a 1.25 ERA and striking out 37 over 21 2/3 innings spanning 23 appearances.
Aug. 27 11:01 PM PT12:01 AM MT1:01 AM CT2:01 AM ET2:01 ET6:01 GMT14:01 11:01 PM MST1:01 AM EST1:31 AM VEN10:01 UAE1:01 AM CT-Chapman struck out two on the way to his 10th save with the Cubs on Friday night.
Analysis: Chapman has converted 30 of 33 save chances to go along with a 1.80 ERA in 47 appearances this season, including his time with the Yankees.
Aug. 20 10:08 AM PT11:08 AM MT12:08 PM CT1:08 PM ET13:08 ET17:08 GMT1:08 10:08 AM MST12:08 PM EST12:38 PM VEN21:08 UAE12:08 PM CT-Chapman took the loss in the Cubs' 7-6 defeat Friday at Colorado after allowing two runs in the 11th inning, though one was unearned when a throwing error on Ryan Raburn's game-tying double resulted in the deciding score.
Analysis: Chapman blew his second save opportunity in nine chances since joining the Cubs in a blockbuster trade with the Yankees last month, though he's still been very good for his new team. In 11 innings following the swap, the flame-throwing lefty has yielded two earned runs and only six hits while striking out 17.
Aug. 18 3:59 PM PT4:59 PM MT5:59 PM CT6:59 PM ET18:59 ET22:59 GMT6:59 3:59 PM MST5:59 PM EST6:29 PM VEN2:59 UAE (+1)5:59 PM CT-Chapman improved to 27 of 29 on save opportunities this season and 7 for 8 with the Cubs on Thursday.
Analysis: The left-hander has pitched 10 2/3 innings with Chicago since being acquired from the Yankees and allowed one run, four hits and one walk with 17 strikeouts.
Aug. 17 10:45 AM PT11:45 AM MT12:45 PM CT1:45 PM ET13:45 ET17:45 GMT1:45 10:45 AM MST12:45 PM EST1:15 PM VEN21:45 UAE12:45 PM CT-Chapman got the save in both games of a doubleheader in Tusday's sweep of Milwaukee.
Analysis: Champman has been lights out in his last eight outings, allowing two hits and one walk over seven scoreless innings.
July 31 10:31 AM PT11:31 AM MT12:31 PM CT1:31 PM ET13:31 ET17:31 GMT1:31 10:31 AM MST12:31 PM EST1:01 PM VEN21:31 UAE12:31 PM CT-Chapman suffered his first blown save with the Cubs, giving up the go-ahead, two-run double to Leonys Martin in the eighth inning of a 4-1 loss to Seattle.
Analysis: Chapman, who recorded only one out Saturday, had been perfect in his first two appearances with the Cubs while striking out four in 2 1/3 innings. He's no fan of entering in the eighth inning, saying through a translator, ''It's not my favorite thing to do, but that's my job and it's the manager's decision.'' He had blown only one of 21 save opportunities with the Yankees.
July 28 8:49 PM PT9:49 PM MT10:49 PM CT11:49 PM ET23:49 ET3:49 GMT11:49 8:49 PM MST10:49 PM EST11:19 PM VEN7:49 UAE (+1)10:49 PM CT-Chapman, in his second appearance since being acquired from the Yankees, struck out two and consistently hit 102 mph in his first save for his new team in Thursday's 3-1 win over the White Sox.
Analysis: Tyler Saladino doubled off former closer Hector Rondon in the eighth. But Chapman came in with two outs and struck out Cabrera on a 102 mph fastball. Chapman struck out Todd Frazier and got two groundouts in the ninth.
July 28 7:43 AM PT8:43 AM MT9:43 AM CT10:43 AM ET10:43 ET14:43 GMT22:43 7:43 AM MST9:43 AM EST10:13 AM VEN18:43 UAE9:43 AM CT-Chapman entered an 8-1 game Wednesday and pitched a 1-2-3 ninth with two strikeouts while hitting speeds of 103 mph in his Cubs debut.
Analysis: Chapman had 20 saves in 21 chances this season with the Yankees before the Cubs acquired him Monday for a package of prospects.
July 24 10:13 PM PT11:13 PM MT12:13 AM CT1:13 AM ET1:13 ET5:13 GMT13:13 10:13 PM MST12:13 AM EST12:43 AM VEN9:13 UAE12:13 AM CT-The Cubs have agreed to acquire Chapman from the Yankees in exchange for pitcher Adam Warren and three minor leaguers - shortstop Gleyber Torres and outfielders Billy McKinney and Rashad Crawford.
Analysis: Chicago paid a steep price for the flame-throwing closer, who's scheduled for free agency at season's end, as Torres and McKinney are considered two of the organization's best prospects. There's no doubt that Chapman can be a game-changer, though. Over the last five seasons, the 28-year-old has averaged an incredible 15.7 strikeouts per nine innings, held opposing hitters to a .156 average and recorded a 1.91 ERA and 165 saves.
July 22 8:01 PM PT9:01 PM MT10:01 PM CT11:01 PM ET23:01 ET3:01 GMT11:01 8:01 PM MST10:01 PM EST10:31 PM VEN7:01 UAE (+1)10:01 PM CT-Chapman converted his 11th straight save opportunity Friday to make him 20 for 21 on the season.
Analysis: The left-hander has allowed one run, four hits and five walks while striking out 16 over his last 12 1/3 innings.
July 18 7:34 PM PT8:34 PM MT9:34 PM CT10:34 PM ET22:34 ET2:34 GMT10:34 7:34 PM MST9:34 PM EST10:04 PM VEN6:34 UAE (+1)9:34 PM CT-Chapman converted his 10th straight save opportunity Monday.
Analysis: The left-hander has allowed one run, three hits and five walks while striking out 15 over his last 11 1/3 innings.
July 9 7:02 PM PT8:02 PM MT9:02 PM CT10:02 PM ET22:02 ET2:02 GMT10:02 7:02 PM MST9:02 PM EST9:32 PM VEN6:02 UAE (+1)9:02 PM CT-Chapman (3-0) struck out four in the final 2 1/3 innings as the Yankees outlasted Cleveland, 7-6 in 11 innings Saturday.
Analysis: Chapman has allowed one run over 8 1/3 innings of his last eight appearances.
June 25 2:46 PM PT3:46 PM MT4:46 PM CT5:46 PM ET17:46 ET21:46 GMT5:46 2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST5:16 PM VEN1:46 UAE (+1)4:46 PM CT-Dellin Betances, Andrew Miller and Chapman combined to throw three scoreless innings for the third straight game Saturday.
Analysis: New York is 12-0 when Betances, Miller and Chapman pitch in the same game. The "No Runs DMC" relief trio has racked up 15 strikeouts in the past three games.
June 18 4:46 PM PT5:46 PM MT6:46 PM CT7:46 PM ET19:46 ET23:46 GMT7:46 4:46 PM MST6:46 PM EST7:16 PM VEN3:46 UAE (+1)6:46 PM CT-Chapman converted his 13 save in 14 chances Saturday, but allowed his first two home runs of the season to Minnesota in the ninth.
Analysis: The last time any team tagged him for consecutive homers was on May 19, 2013, when the Phillies' Erik Kratz and Freddy Galvis did it.
May 6 5:59 PM PT6:59 PM MT7:59 PM CT8:59 PM ET20:59 ET0:59 GMT8:59 5:59 PM MST7:59 PM EST8:29 PM VEN4:59 UAE (+1)7:59 PM CT-Chapman's suspension has been reduced by one game to 29, making the New York Yankees closer eligible to pitch Monday.
Analysis: Chapman agreed to a 30-game suspension on March 1 under baseball's new domestic violence policy. New York's original schedule had him eligible to return May 9, but the Yankees' April 10 game at Detroit was postponed because of bad weather and has not yet been rescheduled.
Mar. 10 4:00 AM PT5:00 AM MT6:00 AM CT7:00 AM ET7:00 ET12:00 GMT20:00 5:00 AM MST7:00 AM EST7:30 AM VEN16:00 UAE6:00 AM CT-Chapman is to pitch for the first time this spring, facing Toronto.
Analysis: The hardest thrower in the majors was traded from Cincinnati to New York in December. His regular-season debut will come after he serves a 30-game suspension under baseball's new domestic violence policy.
Mar. 1 1:06 PM PT2:06 PM MT3:06 PM CT4:06 PM ET16:06 ET21:06 GMT5:06 2:06 PM MST4:06 PM EST4:36 PM VEN1:06 UAE (+1)3:06 PM CT-A day after accepting a 30-game suspension, Chapman has apologized for using a gun and insisted he never hurt his girlfriend.
Analysis: Chapman agreed to the penalty, assessed by Major League Baseball under its new domestic violence policy. His girlfriend, 22-year-old Cristina Barnea, told police he pushed and choked her during an Oct. 30 incident at his home in Davie. Chapman said there was an argument but he was pushed down by Barnea's brother, then got a handgun and fired eight shots into a wall and window while locked in his garage.
Feb. 27 2:24 PM PT3:24 PM MT4:24 PM CT5:24 PM ET17:24 ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST5:54 PM VEN2:24 UAE (+1)4:24 PM CT-Chapman says he will throw batting practice for the first time with the New York Yankees on Monday.
Analysis: In his third mound session for his new team Friday, Chapman threw 35 pitches. The new closer threw the 62 fastest pitches in the big leagues last season, according to Major League Baseball's new Statcast computer system. Chapman's fastest pitches ranged from 103.92 mph to 102.36 mph. Chapman is under investigation by MLB under the sport's new domestic violence policy for an incident at his house in Florida in October involving his girlfriend.
Feb. 23 8:55 AM PT9:55 AM MT10:55 AM CT11:55 AM ET11:55 ET16:55 GMT0:55 9:55 AM MST11:55 AM EST12:25 PM VEN20:55 UAE10:55 AM CT-Chapman rejoined the New York Yankees after missing one day of spring training while tending to a family matter in Miami and said he hasn't heard from Major League Baseball about possible discipline under the sport's new domestic violence policy.
Analysis: Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said Monday in Arizona that he has made ''additional progress'' toward decisions on two of the first three cases under investigation and expects an announcement in the next couple of days. "In general, I never hurt anybody ever in my life," Chapman said through a translator. "That's not my character or the person I am."
Feb. 20 1:46 PM PT2:46 PM MT3:46 PM CT4:46 PM ET16:46 ET21:46 GMT5:46 2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST5:16 PM VEN1:46 UAE (+1)3:46 PM CT-Chapman's first bullpen session with the New York Yankees quickly turned into quite an event.
Analysis: The new closer threw 26 pitches to Brian McCann on Saturday, drawing a large crowd of team officials ranging from general manager Brian Cashman to guest instructor and Hall of Fame reliever Goose Gossage.
Feb. 18 11:39 AM PT12:39 PM MT1:39 PM CT2:39 PM ET14:39 ET19:39 GMT3:39 12:39 PM MST2:39 PM EST3:09 PM VEN23:39 UAE1:39 PM CT-Chapman says he would appeal if he is suspended by Major League Baseball under the sport's new domestic violence policy.
Analysis: Florida prosecutors decided not to file charges against Chapman, whose girlfriend told officers he pushed her, put his hands around her neck and choked her during an argument in October. Broward Assistant State Attorney Stefanie Newman wrote conflicting accounts and insufficient evidence made a conviction unlikely. Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred said he hopes to have a decision by opening day.
Feb. 12 3:27 PM PT4:27 PM MT5:27 PM CT6:27 PM ET18:27 ET23:27 GMT7:27 4:27 PM MST6:27 PM EST6:57 PM VEN3:27 UAE (+1)5:27 PM CT-Chapman and the New York Yankees have agreed to a one-year contract worth $11,325,000, avoiding salary arbitration.
Analysis: Acquired from Cincinnati in December, Chapman had asked for $13.1 million and had been offered $9 million when the sides exchanged figures last month. The agreement Friday was $275,000 above the midpoint. Chapman threw the 62 fastest pitches in the major leagues last season, ranging from 103.92 to 102.36 mph.

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