Originally written on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Once in a great while, a baseball player hits the scene that, when he's clicking on all cylinders, is virtually unstoppable. Or in the case of Cincinnati Reds closer Aroldis Chapman...virtually unhittable. It's probably an understatement to say it, but the Cuban Missle's overall numbers are sick. Consider this, dude has a 1.26 ERA, a 0.65 WHIP and a staggering 106 strikeouts in 57 innings pitched. Opponents are hitting just .127 against him! Here's Mike Garrigan with the Six "Sickest of the Sick" Aroldis Chapman stats this year...in reverse order.

6. Since the All-Star Break...In Chapman's 17.2 innings pitched since the All-Star Break, his ERA is 0.00. He's allowed just ten baserunners and has struck out 35 of the batters he has faced.

5. The Best Hitters Have the Worst Numbers Against Him
Number three hitters this year are batting .100 against Chapman with 14 strikeouts in 20 at bats. Number five hitters are hitting .074 against him with 13 Ks in 27 at bats. And number six hitters are struggling even worse...batting just .037 with 16 punchouts in 27 at bats.

4. Perfect Outside JuneIn the month of June, Chapman was 0-4 with a 6.97 ERA...eight earned runs in 10.1 innings pitched. In every other month the lefty is 4-0 with a 0.00 ERA. He has 86 strikeouts in 46.2 innings pitched and has allowed just 26 baserunners.

3. With Two Outs and Runners in Scoring Position...Hitters are 0-23 against Chapman with no RBI and 16 strikeouts. And to think...some people say there's no such thing as "clutch".

2. "Oh" Outside of OhioOf the eight earned runs Chapman has allowed, six have come at home at Great American Ballpark and just two have come on the road...giving him a 0.57 road ERA for the season. However, both of those road earned runs came against Cleveland. Meaning...dude has yet to give up an earned run outside the state of Ohio.

1. Intraleague DominanceSeven of the eight earned runs that Chapman has given up have come during 5.1 innings of interleague play. That means, he's allowed just ONE earned run against his own league in 51.2 innings pitched! This amounts to a 0.17 ERA against the National League. So what can Pittsburgh Pirates catcher Michael McKenry claim that no one else can? He is the only player in the ENTIRE National League that has an RBI off the Cuban Missle thanks to a tenth inning double on June 7 that scored Clint Barmes.

How can you not give this guy the Cy Young award? Not only is he the best in the National League, he's this close to being PERFECT against them. And he's doing it for a first place team. Just food for thought.

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