Aroldis Chapman Effect In The Majors

Andrew SandersContributor IJanuary 9, 2010

SAN DIEGO - MARCH 15: Aroldis Chapman #52 of team Cuba pitches against team Japan during the 2009 World Baseball Classic Round 2 Pool 1 match on March 15, 2009 at Petco Park in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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     The 21 year-old Cuban defect, Aroldis Chapman is coming into the Major Leagues this year, and it looks like he is heading to the AL East.

     This unbelievable lefty has already proved that he has a lot of great stuff, with pitches at the 103 MPH mark! Despite some great stuff already, he will probably pitch in the minors for a little while to get his control a little better.

     The Blue Jays have reported to offer Aroldis a $23 million dollar deal to pitch for their club. Reporters have said that the Yankees, Red Sox, and Orioles have also made offers to the left hander.

   Supposedly the Jays and Angels are the two "leaders in the race". Some say he will end up as a reliever, some say he will be an ace, whatever happens, these teams think that he can help their club.

     Going back to the Blue Jays, they really seem to try to get the right prospects to fill in Halladay's shoes. Kyle Drabek, possible Chapman, and with one of the best farm systems in baseball, the Blue Jays can become an amazing ateam!