Biographical

Portrait of Toru Murata

Toru Murata PIndians

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
91.3 5.27 1.51 48 5 6 0 -0.3
Birth Date5-20-1985
Height6' 0"
Weight175 lbs
Age32 years, 5 months, 30 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2013
2014
-0.22015
2016
0.02017
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2015 CLE MLB 1 1 3.3 0 1 0 4 1 2 2 .253 114 10.8 2.7 5.4 5.4 38% .182 .364 1.50 10.60 8.10 158 8.91 208.2 -0.2
CareerMLB113.30104122.25311410.82.75.45.438%.182.3641.5010.608.101588.91208.2-0.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2009 SUR Wnt 9 0 11.0 1 2 1 10 3 8 3 .000 8.2 2.5 2.5 6.5 0% .219 .000 1.18 7.15 5.73 0 0.00 0.0
2011 KIN A+ 22 5 49.7 3 2 2 37 10 58 2 .249 102 6.7 1.8 0.4 10.5 39% .292 .185 0.95 2.07 2.36 76 1.84 82.0
2012 CAR A+ 1 0 1.3 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 .276 100 6.8 6.8 0.0 13.5 67% .333 .194 1.50 2.63 0.00 98 4.66 104.7
2012 AKR AA 24 8 65.7 3 1 0 59 19 59 1 .260 99 8.1 2.6 0.1 8.1 45% .310 .242 1.19 2.55 2.60 88 2.82 88.9
2012 COH AAA 2 2 7.7 0 1 0 8 2 5 1 .265 106 9.4 2.3 1.2 5.9 32% .292 .278 1.30 4.33 5.87 101 4.47 102.5
2012 MAG Wnt 5 4 16.3 0 0 0 26 4 9 3 .000 14.3 2.2 1.7 5.0 0% .365 .000 1.84 5.43 6.06 0 0.00 0.0
2013 AKR AA 23 23 131.0 6 6 0 143 21 104 18 .269 99 9.8 1.4 1.2 7.1 37% .312 .279 1.25 4.18 4.19 87 2.27 80.9
2013 COH AAA 5 5 27.0 0 3 0 37 8 15 7 .252 102 12.3 2.7 2.3 5.0 36% .312 .333 1.67 6.57 5.67 107 5.76 114.3
2014 AKR AA 13 8 54.7 5 4 0 60 18 35 6 .266 104 9.9 3.0 1.0 5.8 42% .310 .280 1.43 4.70 4.61 111 6.08 113.7
2014 COH AAA 14 12 72.0 5 3 0 79 20 44 14 .245 107 9.9 2.5 1.8 5.5 33% .288 .278 1.38 5.69 5.38 133 9.30 134.3
2015 CLE MLB 1 1 3.3 0 1 0 4 1 2 2 .253 114 10.8 2.7 5.4 5.4 38% .182 .364 1.50 10.60 8.10 158 8.91 208.2
2015 COH AAA 27 26 164.3 15 4 0 148 45 101 16 .252 108 8.1 2.5 0.9 5.5 44% .265 .234 1.17 4.10 2.90 105 4.61 106.0
2016 COH AAA 33 10 102.3 9 4 4 102 24 62 7 .255 102 9.0 2.1 0.6 5.5 44% .291 .240 1.23 3.64 3.78 104 4.16 102.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2015 69 0.3768 0.4638 0.8438 0.6538 0.3488 0.9412 0.7333 0.1563
Career690.37680.46380.84380.65380.34880.94120.73330.1563

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-20 2014-04-29 Minors 9 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2011-05-29 2011-07-20 Minors 52 45 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CLE $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Cleveland 6/28/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 7/31/15.
  • Signed by Cleveland as a free agent from Japan 12/15/10.

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2018336902921142160751072738.3021.665.986.4210.24.86.81.7-1.5
2019341206430381725838.3311.856.827.3211.55.27.62.4-0.6

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Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 96 Greg Smith 2016 0.00 DNP
2 94 Matt Zaleski 2014 0.00 DNP
3 94 Derek Hankins 2016 0.00 DNP
4 93 Matt Fox 2015 0.00 DNP
5 92 Brian Mazone 2009 0.00 DNP
6 89 Michael Tejera 2009 0.00 DNP
7 89 Chad Reineke 2014 0.00 DNP
8 88 Matt Buschmann 2016 2.08
9 88 Angel Castro 2015 2.25
10 88 Yadel Marti 2012 0.00 DNP
11 87 Matt Ginter 2010 0.00 DNP
12 87 Willie Collazo 2012 0.00 DNP
13 87 Doug Mathis 2015 0.00 DNP
14 86 Yunesky Maya 2014 0.00 DNP
15 86 Chris George 2012 0.00 DNP
16 86 J.D. Martin 2015 0.00 DNP
17 86 Mike Saipe 2006 0.00 DNP
18 85 Justin Thomas 2016 0.00 DNP
19 84 Spike Lundberg 2009 0.00 DNP
20 84 Zach Jackson 2015 0.00 DNP
21 84 Giancarlo Alvarado 2010 0.00 DNP
22 84 Roger Deago 2009 0.00 DNP
23 84 Devern Hansack 2010 0.00 DNP
24 83 Justin Lehr 2010 0.00 DNP
25 83 Brian Cooper 2007 0.00 DNP
26 83 Les Walrond 2009 0.00 DNP
27 83 Jarrett Grube 2014 13.50
28 83 Shane Loux 2012 5.33
29 82 Yohan Pino 2016 0.00 DNP
30 82 Kyle Davies 2016 0.00 DNP
31 82 Will Glen 2010 0.00 DNP
32 82 Chris Gissell 2010 0.00 DNP
33 82 Jeff Harris 2007 0.00 DNP
34 82 Dustin Richardson 2016 0.00 DNP
35 81 Justin Germano 2015 0.00 DNP
36 81 Kei Igawa 2012 0.00 DNP
37 81 Jason Berken 2016 0.00 DNP
38 81 Jason Stanford 2009 0.00 DNP
39 80 Tom Cochran 2015 0.00 DNP
40 80 Marty McLeary 2007 9.39
41 80 Lindsay Gulin 2009 0.00 DNP
42 80 Clay Condrey 2008 3.39
43 79 Matt Kinney 2009 0.00 DNP
44 79 Matt Wright 2014 0.00 DNP
45 79 Mike Burns 2011 0.00 DNP
46 79 Brian Sweeney 2006 3.51
47 79 Virgil Vasquez 2014 0.00 DNP
48 78 Randy Keisler 2008 0.00 DNP
49 78 Brian Gordon 2011 5.23
50 78 Zach Kroenke 2016 0.00 DNP
51 78 Chris Leroux 2016 0.00 DNP
52 78 Anthony Lerew 2015 0.00 DNP
53 77 Mark Nussbeck 2006 0.00 DNP
54 77 Josh Geer 2015 0.00 DNP
55 77 Brian Burres 2013 0.00 DNP
56 77 Matt Palmer 2011 5.74
57 76 Adam Loewen 2016 15.00
58 76 Pete Munro 2007 0.00 DNP
59 76 Boof Bonser 2014 0.00 DNP
60 76 Roberto Giron 2008 0.00 DNP
61 75 Andy Mitchell 2011 0.00 DNP
62 75 Bill Murphy 2013 0.00 DNP
63 75 Jason Phillips 2006 0.00 DNP
64 75 Dan Reichert 2009 0.00 DNP
65 75 Jimmy Serrano 2008 0.00 DNP
66 75 Brian McNichol 2006 0.00 DNP
67 75 Everett Teaford 2016 0.00 DNP
68 75 Mark DiFelice 2009 3.66
69 74 Michael O'Connor 2013 0.00 DNP
70 74 Fernando Cabrera 2014 0.00 DNP
71 74 Tim Corcoran 2010 0.00 DNP
72 74 Trey Hodges 2010 0.00 DNP
73 74 Sean White 2013 0.00 DNP
74 74 Jose Santiago 2007 0.00 DNP
75 74 Pat Misch 2014 0.00 DNP
76 74 Gabe DeHoyos 2012 0.00 DNP
77 73 Roman Colon 2012 6.75
78 73 Logan Kensing 2015 5.87
79 73 Michael Nix 2015 0.00 DNP
80 73 Jason Shiell 2009 0.00 DNP
81 73 Colter Bean 2009 0.00 DNP
82 73 Dan Giese 2009 5.32
83 72 Joe Martinez 2015 0.00 DNP
84 72 Lenny DiNardo 2012 0.00 DNP
85 72 Bobby Korecky 2012 18.00
86 72 Joe Bateman 2012 0.00 DNP
87 72 Cedrick Bowers 2010 5.79
88 72 Bobby Cramer 2012 0.00 DNP
89 72 Rick Bauer 2009 0.00 DNP
90 72 Sean Henn 2013 3.38
91 71 Scott Richmond 2012 6.00
92 71 Eric DuBose 2008 0.00 DNP
93 71 Jason Kershner 2009 0.00 DNP
94 71 Clay Hensley 2012 5.33
95 71 Shawn Hill 2013 0.00 DNP
96 71 Francisley Bueno 2013 0.00
97 71 R.A. Dickey 2007 0.00 DNP
98 71 Radhames Liz 2016 0.00 DNP
99 71 Jason Anderson 2011 0.00 DNP
100 71 Eric Stults 2012 3.55

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2016 Toru Murata pitched in such exotic locales as Japan, Panama, Venezuela and Akron before getting called up to make his big-league debut as the 26th man in a doubleheader… at the age of 30. He got hit hard and was DFA'ed immediately, but goddammit now the world knows he lived.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2017, Toru Murata threw 132 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph), also mixing in a Splitter (79mph), Slider (76mph), Sinker (88mph) and Curve (67mph).