The Yankees’ options to succeed Aroldis Chapman as closer



Aroldis Chapman is coming off a season by which he completed with a number of the worst numbers of his profession.

From a career-high WHIP of 1.314 to a stroll ratio of 6.1 per 9 innings (his worst since his second season within the majors) to a skyrocketing residence run fee over the previous two seasons, it’s clear the flame-throwing lefty with 306 profession saves is on the decline.

His 2021 was so rocky, he briefly misplaced his job as Yankees nearer following one other epic meltdown towards the Mets.

Although he finally regained the position and completed the season in robust style vv permitting only one run and eight baserunners over his closing 10 appearances whereas strolling three and hanging out 17 in 9 ⅔ innings — the Yankees want to start out planning for the longer term.

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