Biographical

Portrait of Yusei Kikuchi

Yusei Kikuchi PMariners

Mariners Player Cards | Mariners Team Audit | Mariners Depth Chart

2019 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
Login or Subscribe today for access to projections!
Birth Date6-17-1991
Height6' 0"
Weight194 lbs
Age28 years, 0 months, 0 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2015
2016
2017
2018
0.72019
proj
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.
Multiple stints are are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2019 SEA MLB 15 15 75.3 3 4 0 86 22 55 15 107 10.3 2.6 1.8 6.6 46% .302 1.43 5.27 4.78 112 6.82 142.3 -0.9
CareerMLB151575.33408622551510710.32.61.86.646%.3021.435.274.781126.82142.3-0.9

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2019 SEA MLB AL 15 15 75.3 3 4 0 86 22 55 15 107 10.3 2.6 1.8 6.6 46% .302 1.43 5.27 4.78 112 6.82 142.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2019 1158 0.5242 0.4655 0.8071 0.6359 0.2777 0.8601 0.6732 0.1929
Career11580.52420.46550.80710.63590.27770.86010.67320.1929

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2022 SEA $14,500,000
2021 SEA $16,500,000
2020 SEA $15,500,000
2019 SEA $9,500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2019Current$9,500,000
3 yrFuture$46,500,000
4 yrTotal$56,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dBoras Corp.4 years/$56M (2019-22), options

Details
  • 4 years/$56M (2019-22), with options. Posted by Seibu Lions of Japan 12/3/18. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/2/19. $6M signing bonus. 19:$8M, 20:$14M, 21:$15M, 22:$13M player option (if club declines to exercise four 1-year options, Kikuchi has until the fifth day after end of 2021 World Series to exercise his player option). Until third day after end of 2021 World Series, Mariners may exercise four 1-year options at $16.5M annually through 2025, bringing the total value of the contract to 7 years/$109M (2019-25). Mariners pay Seibu a posting fee of $10.275M (20% of first $25M, 17.5% of next $25M, 15% of amount over $50M). If Seattle exercises four options, it would owe Seibu an additional $7.95M fee (15% of additional $53M in guaranteed money). 2010-18: Seibu Lions of Japan.

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 4.4 4.1 0 14 14 84.3 68 24 79 9 .260 1.09 3.20 3.55 14.2 1.5
80o 4.3 4.3 0 14 14 79.3 68 24 74 9 .271 1.16 3.52 3.9 11.6 1.3
70o 4.2 4.5 0 14 14 75.7 67 24 71 9 .279 1.20 3.75 4.16 9.6 1.0
60o 4.1 4.6 0 14 14 72.7 67 24 68 9 .285 1.24 3.95 4.38 8.0 0.9
50o 4 4.8 0 14 14 70.0 66 24 65 9 .291 1.28 4.14 4.59 6.4 0.7
40o 3.9 4.9 0 14 14 67.3 65 23 63 9 .298 1.32 4.33 4.8 4.9 0.5
30o 3.8 5.1 0 14 14 64.4 65 23 60 9 .304 1.36 4.52 5.03 3.2 0.3
20o 3.7 5.2 0 14 14 61.2 64 23 57 9 .312 1.41 4.77 5.3 1.2 0.1
10o 3.5 5.5 0 14 14 56.7 62 22 53 9 .323 1.49 5.11 5.68 -1.6 -0.2
Weighted Mean44.70141469.86523659.2901.274.124.576.60.7

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

BP Annual Player Comments

The rest of this card is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber? Click here for a free card so you can see what's missing.

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or to subscribe and get instant access to the best baseball content on the web.

BP Articles

Click here to see articles tagged with Yusei Kikuchi

BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2019-01-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)Yusei Kikuchi?
(Sam from SEA)
He's 27, has thrown 1000+ in innings in a non-developmental league and won't spend a day in the minors. We don't consider him a prospect. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-12-12 17:00:00 (link to chat)Should I burn my number 1 waiver on Yusei Kikuchi? It's either him, or 17-18 year old prospects that will be newly added to the player pool.
(Sean99 from Orland Park)
I'd go for Kikuchi. (Mike Gianella)


BP Roundtables

No BP Roundtables have mentioned this guy.

 

PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC