Aroldis Chapman RP NYY 4 days ago

Chapman struck out one during a perfect ninth inning to earn his sixth save of the season Sunday versus the Athletics.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The flame-throwing lefty was scored on in his first appearance of the season, but he has thrown six subsequent scoreless innings and now owns a 1.29 ERA and a 0.57 WHIP. He appears to be in top form after missing the first month of the season and should continue on as an elite fantasy reliever.

Aroldis Chapman RP NYY 6 days ago

Chapman allowed a hit and struck out two en route to his fifth save of the season Thursday against the A's.

Competitive Edge Analysis

It was Chapman's second save in as many nights. Considering it is early in Chapman's season (he returned from suspension on May 9), manager Joe Girardi may give the big righty Friday off considering he's thrown 27 pitches over the past two days.

Aroldis Chapman RP NYY 1 week ago

Chapman picked up his fourth save while not allowing a hit for the fourth consecutive appearance. He struck out one.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After a rusty return on May 9 against the Royals (one run on two hits), Chapman has been what the Yankees expected when they signed him in the off season. He owns a 6:1 K:BB and is 4-for-4 in save chances through his first five appearances.

Aroldis Chapman RP NYY 2 weeks ago

Chapman worked a scoreless ninth inning Sunday in a 7-5 win over the White Sox to pick up his third save of the season.

Competitive Edge Analysis

For the first time in four appearances as a Yankee, Chapman didn't strike anyone out, but expect outings like this to be the exception and not the norm for the flamethrowing Cuban. With their trio of dominant late-inning relievers now together and the offense showing signs of life, Chapman should be handed plenty of leads to protect going forward.

Aroldis Chapman RP NYY 2 weeks ago

Chapman secured his second save in Saturday's 2-1 victory over the White Sox, pitching a perfect ninth inning and recording two strikeouts.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 28-year-old is now 2-for-2 in save opportunities, and has already mowed down three of the seven hitters he's faced over that span. Chapman looks to be in prime form after only three appearances, and has quickly taken ownership of the closer role after recording between 33 and 38 saves over the last four seasons in Cincinnati.

Aroldis Chapman RP NYY 2 weeks ago

Chapman worked around a walk and struck out a batter to record his first save Tuesday against the Royals.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Even though Andrew Miller was perfect as the interim closer, Chapman has assumed the closer role after one warmup outing, as expected. Chapman has never been particularly stingy with the free passes, as he issued 57 walks in the past two years for the Reds, but with his stuff, it rarely comes back to bite him.

Aroldis Chapman RP NYY 2 weeks ago

Chapman made his long-awaited debut on Monday against the Royals, surrendering a run on on two hits while striking out two.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Cuban hurler has been one of the best relievers in baseball over the last six years, recording 146 saves with a 2.17 ERA. He should assume a spot in the back of the Yankee bullpen in short order, though it is worth noting that Andrew Miller has yet to allow a run this year as the interim closer.

Aroldis Chapman RP NYY 2 weeks ago

Chapman is back from his 30-game suspension and available to pitch Monday against Kansas City.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The corresponding roster move for Chapman's activation is believed to be the demotion of Johnny Barbato, but the Yankees did not include a transaction in conjunction with the release of their starting lineup. Nevertheless, Chapman could quickly assume the closer role for the Yankees despite Andrew Miller's dominance this season.

Aroldis Chapman RP NYY 3 weeks ago

Chapman (suspension) will pitch in an extended spring game Wednesday, the New York Post reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Chapman's 30-game suspension ends May 9, so the Yankees will look to get him back in game shape with the plan of possibly pitching two innings Wednesday before pitching again Friday. He figures to slot in as the club's closer immediately upon return, pushing Andrew Miller back to a setup role.

Aroldis Chapman RP NYY 1 month ago

Chapman (suspension) has tossed a pair of scoreless innings at extended spring training, the New York Daily News reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Per the report, Chapman's fastball has averaged 96 mph during his two appearances and has clocked in as high as 98. It's encouraging that he's continued to stay sharp during his suspension, as he's lined up to take over the closer role for the Yankees upon his return on May 9.