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According to MLB's Statcast, threw the 62 fastest pitches in the Majors, with a high of 103.92 mph on 6/29 (a pitch fouled off by Minnesota's Brian Dozier)...posted the highest average fastball velocity in the Majors (99.96 mph), ahead of Kansas City's Kelvin Herrera (98.46)... Suffered the loss on 5/10 at Chicago-AL and 5/11 vs.Atlanta, recording a loss on consecutive days for the first time in his career..run allowed on 5/10 was his first since 8/17/14 at Colorado..28 appearances between runs allowed (8/21/14-5/6/15), tossed 28.1 scoreless innings and converted each of his 16 save chances (10H, 12BB, 54K)...
Houston..the longest home save streak since saves became an official statistic in 1969...Recorded his third career save of at least 1.2 innings on 8/31 at Chicago-NL..had his second career plate appearance...reached on a fielder's choice in the six-run ninth inning of a 13-6 win...scored from first base-his first career run scored-on a Jason Bourgeois double.For the third straight season was voted by his peers to the National League All-Star team...established Major League records with 17.67 strikeouts per 9 innings, a strikeouts-to-hits ratio of 5.05-to-1 and highest percentage of batters struck out at 52.5...became the first pitcher to average 100mph (100.3) as documented by Pitch F/x...ranked seventh in the NL in saves..save percentage of 94.7 (36-for-38) was the best in the National League and second-best in the Major Leagues (KC's Greg Holland, 46-for-48, 95.8)...saved 12 of Johnny Cueto's 20 wins...after a blown save on 6/28 at SF finished the season by converting 20 consecutive save chances..38 of his 54 apps produced at least 2 strikeouts and 13 times struck out the side..8/21/13-8/13/14 recorded at least 1 strikeout in 49 consecutive apps (50.2ip, 100k), a new Major League record for strikeouts in consecutive games by a reliever since 1900 (Bruce Sutter, 39g, 1977)...didn't allow a run in his last 15 apps, his longest scoreless streak of the season (15.2ip, 4h, 6bb, 32k)...twice allowed a career-high 4 runs (0.2ip on 6/20 vs Tor, 4bf on 8/17/day at Col)..ERA in his other 52 apps was 0.68 (53.1ip, 4er)..5/23-6/11 retired a season-high 22 consecutive batters...allowed his only home run on 5/13 vs SD (Chase Headley) in his second appearance of the season..6/25-6/28 pitched 4 days in a row for the second time in his career (9/3-9/6, 2013) and then did it again from 7/8-7/11..Mike Leake's 3-0 win on 7/29 vs Ari recorded his 100th career save..week before the All-Star break shared National League Player of the Week honors with Andrew Mc Cutchen (5g, 4sv, 5ip, 1h, 2bb, 13k)..his first weekly award...began the season on the 15-day disabled list while recovering from 3/20 surgery to insert a plate and screws to stabilize the bones around his left eye...suffered the injury on 3/19 against the Royals in Surprise, when he was hit by a Salvador Perez line drive and suffered fractures of his eye and nose and a mild concussion..5/1-5/7 made 4 rehab apps for Class A Dayton and Class AAA Louisville, then made his first appearance for the Reds on 5/11 vs Col and saved the 4-1 win.During the postseason, went 2-0 with four saves, a 3.45 ERA (15.2IP, 6ER) and 21K in 13 relief appearances…no other pitcher appeared in more than 11 postseason contests…his 15.2IP were the second-most among relievers in the playoffs, trailing only Cleveland's Andrew Miller (19.1IP).Finished Game 6 of the NLCS against the Dodgers, tossing 1.2 hitless innings (1BB, 1K) to send the Cubs to their first World Series since 1945.The Yankees went 19-2 when each member of the trio of RHP Dellin Betances, LHP Andrew Miller and LHP Aroldis Chapman pitched in the same game…in those 21 games, the trio combined to post a 1.36 ERA (66.1IP, 34H, 11R/10ER, 18BB, 101K, 2HR).
Began the season on the restricted list after accepting a 30-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy…was suspended by Commissioner Rob Manfred on 3/1 and reinstated on 5/9. Kansas City, allowing 1ER in 1.0IP (2H, 2K)…struck out his first two batters faced (Infante and Cuthbert). Kansas City, tossing a scoreless ninth (1.0IP, 1BB, 1K, 1WP. Baltimore for his 19th save (1.0IP, 1BB)…threw the five fastest pitches ever tracked by MLB Statcast (at the time), ranging from 104.0 to 105.1 mph…his 105.1 mph fastball (on the sixth pitch to J. Hardy) matched his Major League-record 105.1 mph fastball that was clocked by Pitch f/x on 9/24/10 w/ Cincinnati at San Diego.
Aroldis Chapman appears to have reclaimed his position as the Yankees' closer, with manager Joe Girardi saying on Wednesday that a pair of dominant appearances are encouraging the idea that the left-hander's struggles may be behind him.
New York Yankees Traded RHP Caleb Cotham and RHP Rookie Davis to Cincinnati Reds; Trenton Thunder Traded 3B Eric Jagielo and 2B Tony Renda to Pensacola Blue Wahoos and Cincinnati Reds Traded LHP Aroldis Chapman to New York Yankees.
Was traded by the Yankees to the Cubs on 7/25 in exchange for RHP Adam Warren, 2016 Arizona Fall League MVP INF Gleyber Torres, OF Billy Mc Kinney and OF Rashad Crawford.
In 28 games for the Cubs, went 1-1 with 16 saves (in 18 chances), a 1.01 ERA (26.2IP, 3ER) and 46K…his ERA ranked as the fourth-lowest mark by a Cubs reliever all-time in the season's second half (min.
With the Cubs facing elimination in World Series Game 5 against Cleveland, tossed a career-high 2.2 innings to earn the save (1H, 1HP, 4K)…recorded the win in the Cubs' 10-inning World Series Game 7 victory to secure the club's first championship since 1908.