Aroldis Chapman

RP, New York Yankees

Bats L Throws L
Height 6'4" Weight 215
DOB 1988-02-28 Age 33
Hometown Holguin, CUB
2021 Fantasy Rankings
5X5 $15 · RP # 3 (Tier 2)
NFBC ADP (15-team): 5.01, 61st
Yankees
Depth
Season Projections
Source 5X5 G IP W L SV BLSV HLD K BB H HR HBP R ER ERA WHIP
ATC $15 59 58.0 3 2 32 0 1 88 27 37 5 0 0 19 2.95 1.10
Steamer $15 63 63.0 4 3 31 0 0 91 29 44 7 0 0 22 3.14 1.16
THE BAT $7 63 63.0 4 2 0 0 0 90 29 44 6 3 0 21 3.00 1.16
Zeile $17 59 57.8 4 2 34 7 2 87 26 39 0 0 0 19 2.87 1.09
Draft Buddy $15 - 60.0 4 2 32 0 0 76 22 48 6 2 25 23 3.42 1.17

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros. Draft Buddy projections by Chris Spencer.

Position Rankings
Rank Name 5X5 ADP1 Comment
Tier 1
1 Josh Hader, MIL $14 4.11
2 Liam Hendriks, CWS $12 4.09
Tier 2
3 Aroldis Chapman, NYY $15 5.01
4 Edwin Diaz, NYM $7 5.11
5 Raisel Iglesias, LAA $10 6.07
Fantasy News Last 90 Days
  • Aroldis Chapman Records Second Save

    New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman notched his second save of the season in Tuesday night's 3-1 win over Atlanta. Chapman worked a relatively easy ninth, walking one and striking out a pair. The veteran closer has been excellent so far, as he has yet to allow a run with at least two strikeouts in every appearance so far. Chapman's lack of save opportunities is certainly frustrating right now, though he should find himself among the league leaders in that category once the Yankees start to hit their stride.

    Apr 20 · RotoBaller Yankees Aroldis Chapman
  • Aroldis Chapman Gets A Win On Sunday

    New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman picked up a win against the Rays on Sunday, tossing a shutout ninth inning with three strikeouts. In typical Chapman fashion, he eclipsed 100 mph with multiple pitches and generated an impressive six whiffs over just 13 pitches (46% swinging-strike rate). Notably, Chapman's fastball usage has continued its downward trend, but the pitch is still very strong and its replacement is (mostly) an effective slider with a 22% swinging-strike rate for its career. Fantasy managers should expect Chapman to continue being an elite fantasy closer as a result, and start him in lineups with confidence.

    Apr 11 · RotoBaller Yankees Aroldis Chapman
  • Aroldis Chapman Makes Season Debut On Monday

    New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman made his season debut on Monday, striking out three batters and walking one over one inning of work. Monday's appearance was far from a save situation as the Yankees had a seven-run lead when Chapman entered in the ninth inning, and the team likely just wanted to get the 33-year-old some work in after he missed the first two games of the season with a suspension. Chapman showed no signs of rust as he hit 100 mph four times, and he should once again be one of the league's best fantasy closers this year.

    Apr 5 · RotoBaller Yankees Aroldis Chapman
  • Aroldis Chapman To Serve Suspension For First Two Games

    New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman will serve a suspension for the first two games of the season, according to manager Aaron Boone. Chapman was originally handed a three-game suspension for throwing at the head of Rays infielder Mike Brosseau last September, but Chapman appealed the suspension and had it reduced to two games. Chapman will miss the first two games of the 2021 regular season as a result, and manager Aaron Boone was non-committal about Chapman's short-term replacement on Wednesday. Relief pitcher Chad Green seems like the most likely closer in Chapman's absence, but counting on any Yankees reliever for saves during the team's first two games is a risky decision.

    Mar 31 · RotoBaller Yankees Aroldis Chapman
  • Aroldis Chapman Getting Comfortable With Splitter

    New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman is getting more comfortable with his split-fingered fastball this spring. Chapman has relied upon his four-seam fastball-slider combo while using a changeup and splitter sparingly over the years, though he's intent on adding the latter pitch to his arsenal. One American League scout said the pitch looks "nasty"- noting that it will help Chapman against right-handed hitters, given its down-and-away movement. The 33-year-old missed some time in 2020 because of COVID-19, though he still had the same strong stuff, posting a 22-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio. In his last two full seasons, Chapman averaged 34 saves with a 2.33 ERA over 54 innings. Fantasy managers who invest at his 71 ADP should expect similar numbers in 2021, especially with a potentially nasty new pitch in his repertoire.

    Mar 21 · RotoBaller Yankees Aroldis Chapman
  • Aroldis Chapman Excellent In Spring Debut

    New York Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman looked to be in midseason form for his spring debut on Wednesday, striking out two batters over a clean inning. Chapman's fastball narrowly missed touching triple digits, but there's no reason to expect the 33-year-old to be anything other than his flamethrowing self in 2021 even if he is in the midst of a mild velocity decline. Encouragingly, Chapman turned to his splitter twice on Wednesday after debuting the pitch last season, and it continues to look like an added weapon in his arsenal. Fantasy managers should expect Chapman to be one of the league's top closers once again in 2021 and draft him as such.

    Mar 10 · RotoBaller Yankees Aroldis Chapman
  • Pitching
    Season Team 5X5 G IP W L SV BLSV HLD K BB H HR HBP R ER ERA WHIP
    2010 CIN - 15 13.1 2 2 0 0 0 19 5 9 0 0 4 3 2.03 1.05
    2011 CIN - 54 50.0 4 1 1 0 0 71 41 24 2 2 21 20 3.60 1.30
    2012 CIN - 68 71.2 5 5 38 0 0 122 23 35 4 4 13 12 1.51 0.81
    2013 CIN $15 68 63.2 4 5 38 0 0 112 29 37 7 3 18 18 2.54 1.04
    2014 CIN $16 54 54.0 0 3 36 0 0 106 24 21 1 2 12 12 2.00 0.83
    2015 CIN $16 65 66.1 4 4 33 0 0 116 33 43 3 5 13 12 1.63 1.15
    2016 CHC $22 28 26.2 1 1 0 0 0 46 10 12 0 0 4 3 1.01 0.83
    2016 NYY $22 31 31.1 3 0 36 0 0 44 8 20 2 0 8 7 2.01 0.89
    2017 NYY $9 52 50.1 4 3 22 3 0 69 20 37 3 3 20 18 3.22 1.13
    2018 NYY $14 55 51.1 3 0 32 2 1 93 30 24 2 5 15 14 2.45 1.05
    2019 NYY $16 60 57.0 3 2 37 5 0 85 25 38 3 1 18 14 2.21 1.11
    2020 NYY -$2 13 11.2 1 1 3 0 0 22 4 6 2 1 4 4 3.09 0.86
    2021 NYY - 5 5.0 1 0 2 0 0 13 2 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.80
    2021 ATC $15 59 58.0 3 2 32 0 1 88 27 37 5 0 0 19 2.95 1.10
    2021 Steamer $15 63 63.0 4 3 31 0 0 91 29 44 7 0 0 22 3.14 1.16
    2021 THE BAT $7 63 63.0 4 2 0 0 0 90 29 44 6 3 0 21 3.00 1.16
    2021 Zeile $17 59 57.8 4 2 34 7 2 87 26 39 0 0 0 19 2.87 1.09
    2021 Draft Buddy $15 - 60.0 4 2 32 0 0 76 22 48 6 2 25 23 3.42 1.17

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros. Draft Buddy projections by Chris Spencer.

    Date Opp Result IP W L SV BLSV HLD K BB H HR HBP R ER ERA WHIP
    Apr 5 vs BAL W 7-0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Apr 7 vs BAL L 3-4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Apr 11 at TB W 8-4 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Apr 12 at TOR W 3-1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Apr 20 vs ATL W 3-1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    2020
    Date Opp Result IP W L SV BLSV HLD K BB H HR HBP R ER ERA WHIP
    Aug 17 vs BOS W 6-3 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 9.00 2.00
    Aug 28 at NYM L 3-4 0.0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 2
    Aug 29 vs NYM W 2-1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Sep 1 vs TB W 5-3 1.0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Sep 3 at NYM L 7-9 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 1 0 1 1 9.00 3.00
    Sep 4 at BAL W 6-5 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Sep 9 at TOR W 7-2 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Sep 12 vs BAL W 2-1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Sep 13 vs BAL W 3-1 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Sep 17 vs TOR W 10-7 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.50
    Sep 18 at BOS W 6-5 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
    Sep 24 at TOR L 1-4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
    Sep 25 vs MIA L 3-4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00