Friday, October 28, 2011

Update on "Cuban Missile Crisis"

The 23-year old posted a 3.60 ERA in 50 IP last year

Perhaps the hottest topic for Reds fans this winter will be how Aroldis Chapman handles the transition from reliever to starter. One way he will try and successfully do so is through throwing in multiple offseason leagues. Last week provided a tuneup for the left-hander as he prepares for winter ball.

Here is a look at his statline from his two appearances in the Arizona Fall League:

3.38 ERA, 2.67 IP, 1 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 2 K

And the following is an excerpt written by Keith Law of ESPN Insider analyzing Chapman's first two outings:


While it's safe to say nobody expects this transition to come without some hiccups, it will be interesting to see how his velocity is effected by the increased workload. An effective and reliable Chapman can really solidify the Reds' starting rotation.

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