Aroldis Chapman

RP · Kansas City Royals

Bats L Throws L
Height 6'4" Weight 215
DOB 1988-02-28 Age 34.9
Hometown Holguin, Cuba
2023 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 25.07, 367th

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Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Aroldis Chapman Signs With Royals

    Free-agent left-handed reliever Aroldis Chapman signed a one-year, $3.75 million deal with the Kansas City Royals on Thursday, according to a source. The hard-throwing 34-year-old veteran reliever had one of his worst seasons in the big leagues in 2022 with the New York Yankees with a career-worst 4.46 ERA (4.57 FIP), 1.43 WHIP, nine saves and career-low 26.9 percent strikeout rate in 36 1/3 relief innings. Chapman was on the injured list late in the season due to an infected tattoo on his leg and was left off New York's playoff roster for missing a team meeting. Scott Barlow had an excellent year for KC in 2022 and is penciled in to open the year as the primary closer, but Chapman has his fair share of closing experience and could eventually take over the job if he pitches well and Barlow struggles. But it's an understatement to say that Chapman's fantasy value has cratered.

    Jan 19 · Source via Royals Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Aroldis Chapman Throws Bullpen For Marlins

    Free-agent relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman threw a bullpen session for the Miami Marlins on Wednesday at Nova Southeastern University, according to a source. Miami's interest in the hard-throwing left-hander was reported on Tuesday, and the Kansas City Royals and San Diego Padres are also interested in signing him. The Cuban southpaw probably isn't returning to the New York Yankees after missing a mandatory meeting late last season and being kept off the playoff roster. The 34-year-old veteran lost the closing job in 2022 and showed signs of decline when he posted a career-worst 4.46 ERA (4.57 FIP), 1.43 WHIP, nine saves and career-low 26.9 percent strikeout rate. Chapman could regain closing duties if he lands in Miami, but it wouldn't be a guarantee.

    Jan 18 · Source via Marlins Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Marlins, Royals, Padres Interested In Aroldis Chapman

    Per a tweet from's Mark Feinsand on Wednesday morning, the Miami Marlins, Kansas City Royals, and San Diego Padres are reportedly interested in free-agent relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman. Feinsand tweeted the following on Wednesday: "The Marlins, Royals and Padres are among the teams interested in Aroldis Chapman, per sources." The 34-year-old made 43 appearances for the New York Yankees during the 2022 season, pitching to a 4.46 ERA and a 4.57 FIP in 36.1 innings of work for the American League East franchise. He also registered nine saves and a hold while collecting 43 strikeouts compared to 28 walks allowed.

    Jan 18 · Source via Marlins Royals Padres Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Marlins Considering Aroldis Chapman

    The Miami Marlins are among a few teams considering free-agent relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, who lives in South Florida. The hard-throwing left-hander fell on hard times in 2022, posting a career-worst 4.46 ERA (4.57 FIP), 1.43 WHIP, nine saves and a career-low 26.9 percent strikeout rate in 36 1/3 relief innings in what will likely being his final season with the New York Yankees. The 35-year-old southpaw ended the year on a sour note with the club after landing on in the injured list due to a leg infection from a tattoo and then being left off the playoff roster after missing a mandatory meeting. He lost the closing gig to Clay Holmes last season and won't be guaranteed to land a closing job on the free-agent market. In Miami, Dylan Floro is projected to open the 2023 campaign as their primary closer.

    Jan 17 · Source via Marlins Aroldis Chapman closers
  • Three Teams Interested In Aroldis Chapman

    Three teams are reportedly interested in signing free-agent relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman. It was initially reported that the Los Angeles Dodgers were interested in signing Chapman to a two-year deal, but that was shot down on Thursday night. The San Diego Padres have also been rumored to be interested in the left-hander. The 34-year-old really struggled in 2022 with the New York Yankees, going 4-4 with a 4.46 ERA and just nine saves. He spent time on the injured list with a leg infection caused by a tattoo and was left off the team's playoff roster after missing a mandatory workout. The Dodgers are in need of bullpen help after losing Chris Martin and Tommy Kahnle in free agency and with Blake Treinen (shoulder) likely out for the year if he has shoulder surgery.

    Jan 12 · Source via Aroldis Chapman closers
    2023 Steamer-5353.0320006928405221203.401.28

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    Apr 8vs BOSW 6-51.00000020000000.000.00
    Apr 9vs BOSW 4-21.00000010000000.000.00
    Apr 12vs TORW 4-01.00000020000000.000.00
    Apr 14vs TORW 3-00.0000000300000
    Apr 15at BALL 1-20.10000011000000.003.00
    Apr 19at DETW 4-21.00000010000000.000.00
    Apr 20at DETW 5-31.00000000100000.001.00
    Apr 22vs CLEW 4-11.00000020100000.001.00
    Apr 26vs BALW 12-81.00000022000000.002.00
    Apr 30at KCW 3-01.00000000000000.000.00
    May 1at KCW 6-41.00000001100000.002.00
    May 9vs TEXW 1-01.00000000100000.001.00
    May 11vs TORW 5-31.00090011100119.002.00
    May 14at CWSL 2-30.101000012001127.009.00
    May 16at BALW 6-21.00000020110119.001.00
    May 17at BALW 5-41.00000010300119.003.00
    May 22vs CWSL 1-30.101000012102254.009.00
    Jul 2at CLEW 13-40.0000000300022
    Jul 5at PITL 2-51.00000000000000.000.00
    Jul 6at PITW 16-01.00000010000000.000.00
    Jul 10at BOSL 6-111.00100022100119.003.00
    Jul 13vs CINW 7-61.00000011000000.001.00
    Jul 15vs BOSL 4-51.00000020110119.001.00
    Jul 21at HOUL 5-71.00000020000000.000.00
    Jul 22at BALW 7-60.100000112103381.009.00
    Jul 26at NYML 3-61.00000010000000.000.00
    Jul 29vs KCW 11-51.00000010000000.000.00
    Jul 30vs KCW 8-21.00000020000000.000.00
    Aug 1vs SEAW 7-21.00000010100000.001.00
    Aug 6at STLL 0-11.00000001000000.001.00
    Aug 8at SEAW 9-41.00000010100000.001.00
    Aug 9at SEAL 0-11.00000000100000.001.00
    Aug 12at BOSL 2-31.00000120000000.000.00
    Aug 13at BOSW 3-21.11000020001000.000.00
    Aug 17vs TBW 8-70.210000121002227.004.50
    Aug 19vs TORL 0-40.100000021001127.009.00
    Sep 17at MILL 1-41.00000011000000.001.00
    Sep 20vs PITW 9-81.01000010000000.000.00
    Sep 22vs BOSW 5-40.10000012000000.006.00
    Sep 28at TORW 8-31.00000020000000.000.00
    Sep 30vs BALL 1-21.00000000100000.001.00
    Oct 2vs BALL 1-30.101000131002254.0012.00
    Oct 4at TEXW 5-41.01000020000000.000.00

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