An utterly dominant hurler, the 25-year-old Chapman (3-3, 2.65 ERA) now has 20 saves this season.
Gunning the fastest recorded pitch in MLB history at 105.1 mph, the 6-foot-4, 200 pound Chapman remains one of the most intimidating men on the hill.
Defecting from Cuba and signing a six-year contract worth $30.25 million in January 2010, Chapman is a primary reason Cincinnati is 46-35 and contending with the St. Louis Cardinals and Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Central.
A 2012 All-Star who twice earned the Delivery Man of the Month Award, the southpaw gives Cincinnati an indispensable weapon.
With the overwhelming Aroldis Chapman as a stopper in “The Queen City,” the Reds can become kings and capture their sixth World Series title this autumn.by