By Jesus Perez Vichot (Chuchi)
It is known that Aroldis Chapman is a dominant pitcher, however, some may think that in tense situations, he is not efficient. But nothing about that, the statistics don’t lie, the Cuban missile also knows how to stick its arm in at zero hour. According to data exposed by MLB Network, the Yankees reliever is the third pitcher with the lowest Slugging Percentage (SLG) allowed with runners in scoring position (RISP) in the last 50 years (with a minimum of 200 batters faced).
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Chapman only supports a .226 of SLG with RISP. Being surpassed only by the Japanese phenomenon Shohei Ohtani (.201) and Dellin Betances (.211). Coincidentally, all three of these pitchers have hit 100 mph or more in their careers. You would think that with so much potential, when they put the extra in extreme situations, their shipments become virtually indecipherable. In the case of the Japanese, he draws even more attention, because he is a starter par excellence.
“Showtime”, as they nickname Ohtani, is simply sensational. Not only is he the pitcher with the lowest Slugging percentage when he has runners in scoring position, no, with the wood he also brings them. It turns out that in the last 50 years, the Japanese batsman has the highest SLG with RISP (minimum of 400 appearances at bat). Yes, as he reads it, he is the one who allows the lowest SLG off the mound and the highest SLG with the wood. In both cases with runners in scoring position.
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The top 3 in this row is completed by his teammate Mike Trout (.616) and the powerful Mark McGwire (.615). Ohtani already goes beyond normal or spectacular. What he is achieving for the Los Angeles Angels is unmatched. It can be said easy, but reaching the numbers and facts that he is leaving in each of his outings to the diamond, is something from another dimension.
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Aroldis Chapman entered MLB Top 3, Ohtani INCREDIBLE