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Aroldis Chapman
Birthdate: 2/28/1988 (29 y, 27 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-4/195     Position: P
Contract: $86M / 5 Years (2017 - 2021)
RotoWire News: Chapman has tallied six strikeouts and allowed just two baserunners through five scoreless innings in Grapefruit League play this spring. (3/20/2017)
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Profile: Please, keep alive the dialogue concerning domestic violence, especially as it pertains to professional athletes. (Sorry, Mr. Steinbrenner. We don't forget.) It's a discussion that will never be immaterial. As it pertains to Aroldis Chapman, though - his one-year contract enabled a mid-season trade to the sport's future champions and obliterated any idea of poetic justice. The water fully passed under the bridge, and the free agent market rewarded him predictably this offseason. His legal resolution lacked moral resolution, producing more questions than answers and bestowing the onus entirely on you, the reader and fan, to decide how you will relate the turbulence in his personal life to his accomplishments. Thus, it is entirely your prerogative, in this trivial but cathartic escape we call fantasy baseball, to draft or not draft him. It ultimately may not affect a great many, if any, of you. As it stands, Chapman is one of the game's premier closers, both contemporaneously and historically. Even a five-year deal, despite prevailing concerns, should resolve rather harmoniously for the Yankees. And, unlike last year, there's no pending retribution that would inhibit his value. He is who he is. For better or for worse. (Alex Chamberlain)

The Quick Opinion: Chapman is a top-3 closer.

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