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Dominance is an appropriate term to define the bulk of Chapman's season The biggest question concerning Chapman heading into this season was whether or not he should be a starter or reliever. Although the Reds were once leaning toward sticking him in the rotation, injuries to Ryan Madson, Nick Masset and Bill Bray coupled with the fact that the team already had five qualified arms to fill the starting roles, forced their hand into using him for relief instead. That move turned out to be a rather good one as The Cuban Missile went on to become one of the most dominant closers in Major League Baseball in 2012. Here are some notables regarding the southpaw's campaign: + Set new career highs in wins (5), games (68), innings pitched (71.2), WHIP (0.809), strikeouts (122), K/BB (5.30), saves (38), and ERA (1.51), among other categories + Was named to his first career All-Star Game + Took over the closer role from Sean Marshall in mid-May + Led all MLB relievers in...
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