Predicting Where The Top 25 MLB Free Agents Will Sign

23. RP Aroldis Chapman

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After a down couple of years, it looked like Aroldis Chapman was just about finished being positioned in a high-leverage role. Chapman was disastrous in ’22, sporting a career-high 4.46 ERA and 1.431 WHIP. He certainly cleaned some stuff up this offseason, as he’s looked like one of the best relievers in baseball this year. Chapman chipped in for a lousy Royals team through the first-half of the season, but was traded to a contending Rangers squad and starred for his new club. His velocity is still top notch, and he’s striking batters out at a league-high rate. While the Rangers would love to retain him, how about a return to Cincinnati — the team he first pitched for from 2010-15. A combo of Chapman and saves leader Alexis Diaz would be a dynamic duo.

Prediction: Chapman signs with the Cincinnati Reds