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Portrait of Kyuji Fujikawa

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
13 29 26.7 1 1 2 5.74 0.6
Birth Date7-21-1980
Height6' 0"
Weight190 lbs
Age38 years, 10 months, 2 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
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 PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2013 CHN MLB 12 0 12.0 1 1 2 11 2 14 1 103 8.3 1.5 0.8 10.5 50% .323 1.08 2.77 5.25 81 2.66 63.7 0.3
2014 CHN MLB 15 0 13.0 0 0 0 18 6 17 2 100 12.5 4.2 1.4 11.8 46% .432 1.85 4.33 4.85 80 2.54 62.3 0.3
2015 TEX MLB 2 0 1.7 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 109 10.8 0.0 5.4 5.4 0% .200 1.20 11.50 16.20 114 5.47 127.8 0.0
CareerMLB29026.711231832410210.52.71.410.844%.3701.464.075.74832.7867.00.6

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 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-
2000 HNS npb JCL 19 0 22.7 0 0 0 25 18 25 1 9.9 7.1 0.4 9.9 0% -.545 1.89 -0.14 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 HNS npb JCL 12 1 68.0 1 5 0 56 30 64 6 7.4 4.0 0.8 8.5 0% -.500 1.26 0.05 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2003 HNS npb JCL 17 0 29.3 1 1 0 28 12 19 4 8.6 3.7 1.2 5.8 0% -.667 1.37 4.85 3.38 0 0.00 0.0
2004 HNS npb JCL 26 0 31.0 2 0 0 26 11 35 3 7.5 3.2 0.9 10.2 0% -.451 1.19 3.35 2.61 0 0.00 0.0
2005 HNS npb JCL 80 0 92.3 7 1 1 57 20 139 5 5.6 2.0 0.5 13.6 0% -.317 0.83 1.54 1.37 0 0.00 0.0
2006 HNS npb JCL 63 0 79.3 5 0 17 46 22 122 3 5.2 2.5 0.3 13.8 0% .270 0.86 1.22 0.68 0 0.00 0.0
2006 JPN wor WBC 4 0 2.1 0 1 0 4 0 3 0 17.1 0.0 0.0 12.9 0% .444 1.90 2.33 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 HNS npb JCL 71 0 83.0 5 5 46 50 18 115 2 5.4 2.0 0.2 12.5 0% .271 0.82 1.26 1.63 0 0.00 0.0
2008 HNS npb JCL 63 0 67.7 8 1 38 34 13 90 2 4.5 1.7 0.3 12.0 0% .227 0.69 1.36 0.66 0 0.00 0.0
2009 HNS npb JCL 49 0 57.7 5 3 25 32 15 86 4 5.0 2.3 0.6 13.4 0% .252 0.81 1.47 1.25 0 0.00 0.0
2010 HNS npb JCL 58 0 62.7 3 4 28 47 20 81 7 6.7 2.9 1.0 11.6 0% .278 1.07 3.06 2.01 0 0.00 0.0
2013 CHN MLB NL 12 0 12.0 1 1 2 11 2 14 1 103 8.3 1.5 0.8 10.5 50% .323 1.08 2.77 5.25 81 2.66 63.7
2013 TEN AA SOU 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 108 4.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 50% .167 0.50 2.90 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 IOW AAA PCL 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 93 0.0 9.0 0.0 18.0 0% .000 1.00 2.56 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2014 CHN MLB NL 15 0 13.0 0 0 0 18 6 17 2 100 12.5 4.2 1.4 11.8 46% .432 1.85 4.33 4.85 80 2.54 62.3
2014 KNC A MID 2 0 1.7 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 98 5.4 5.4 0.0 21.6 33% .333 1.20 0.48 0.00 26 1.29 27.9
2014 IOW AAA PCL 6 0 6.0 0 0 0 5 1 4 0 89 7.5 1.5 0.0 6.0 65% .294 1.00 2.86 1.50 69 2.17 44.0
2014 CUB Rk AZL 4 2 4.0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0 2.3 2.3 0.0 11.3 0% .111 0.50 2.26 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2015 TEX MLB AL 2 0 1.7 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 109 10.8 0.0 5.4 5.4 0% .200 1.20 11.50 16.20 114 5.47 127.8
2015 FRI AA TEX 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 119 27.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 50% .500 3.00 3.29 9.00 122 5.50 118.6
2015 ROU AAA PCL 10 0 9.3 0 0 0 6 9 8 1 90 5.8 8.7 1.0 7.7 50% .217 1.61 6.16 3.86 108 4.70 101.1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2013 207 0.4879 0.4589 0.7158 0.6436 0.2830 0.8000 0.5333 0.2842
2014 226 0.4425 0.4912 0.6937 0.7000 0.3254 0.7571 0.5854 0.3063
2015 26 0.5000 0.4231 0.9091 0.6154 0.2308 1.0000 0.6667 0.0909
Career4590.46620.47280.71590.66980.30090.79020.56650.2841

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
2014-03-21 2014-08-06 60-DL 138 111 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-06-11 -
2013-05-27 2013-09-30 60-DL 126 113 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2013-06-11 -
2013-04-13 2013-05-10 15-DL 27 24 Right Forearm Strain - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 TEX $
2015 TEX $1,000,000
2014 CHN $4,500,000
2013 CHN $4,500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$10,000,000
3 yrTotal$10,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 0 dDon Nomura1 year/$1.1M (2015), 2016 option

Details
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2015), plus 2016 club option. Signed by Texas as a free agent 12/12/14. 15:$1M, 16:$2M club option, $0.1M buyout. 2016 option increases $0.5M each for 30, 40, 50 games finished in 2015. Performance bonuses: $0.15M each for 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 games finished each season. $0.1M each for 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 appearances in 2015. $50,000 each for 45, 50, 55, 60, 65 appearances in 2016. DFA by Texas 5/17/15. Released 5/22/15.
  • 2 years/$9.5M (2013-14), plus 2015 option. Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 12/1/12. $1M signing bonus. 13:$4M, 14:$4M, 15:$5.5M club option, $0.5M buyout. 2015 option may become guaranteed for $5.5M-$6M based on games finished. May earn additional $2M annually in performance bonuses. Chicago Cubs declined 2015 option 10/30/14.
  • 2001-12: Hanshin Tigers, 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
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DateQuestionAnswer
2013-05-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Ike Davis was just dropped in my 14 team 5x5 league. To add him I'd have to drop either Kevin Gregg or Kyuji Fujikawa. Because of his upside in this deep league, do I go for it? And which Cub do I drop?
(Tripp from VA)
Eh, I don't know. There is probably another Davis type on the wire. His upside isn't really THAT high after seeing what he did last year. He's a power source, nothing more. (Paul Sporer)
2013-04-10 20:00:00 (link to chat)So, who do you have finishing the season with the most saves for the Cubs, Cards and Brewers? thanks
(Kevin from Boston)
For the Cubs, I would have to guess Kyuji Fujikawa. Carlos Marmol might get the job again, but he would probably be put in there to showcase him for a trade. Trevor Rosenthal isn't the closer now in St. Louis, but Mitchell Boggs has already struggled so if I'm going to guess, I'm going to guess the guy with the skills and the stuff. Milwaukee is a mystery to me. I thought John Axford would lose the job but had no idea it would happen so quickly. I would guess Jim Henderson, but he has some of the same control/command issues that Ax does/did. My sleeper in this pen is Brandon Kintzler, but I don't see Kintzler as having a path to the job at the moment. (Mike Gianella)
2013-03-06 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat, Paul! Who do you think will be the Cubs' closer at the outset of 2013 and later in the season? How do you think Jason Grilli will do as closer in Pittsburgh? Thank you.
(Chopper from Indy)
I doubt someone takes Marmol off the Cubs hands, so he's still the closer. Kyuji Fujikawa is expected to have a great K rate and should be second-in-line in Chicago. Grilli is probably about the 20th ranked closer, but he has as good a chance as anyone in that group to hang onto the job. (Paul Singman)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat) PECOTA is extremely bullish on Kyuji Fujikawa as well as Marmol (why). What are the chances that Fujikawa unseats Marmol as closer to start the season. If not the start of the season do you believe Fujikawa will take over the role sometime during the season.
(RUP from DC)
Marmol's contract dictates he gets first chance to fail. Personally, I'd draft Fujikawa before I would touch Marmol because I don't need the ulcer. Saves are saves are saves, but Marmol has done nothing to guarantee his job longer than a game to game status. (Jason Collette)
2013-02-15 12:00:00 (link to chat)Mr. Collette, who would you add to this list of the best relief pitching options (no closers) for ratios: Kenlay Jansen, Trevor Rosenthal and Kyuji Fujikawa.
(RP producers from USA)
Jake McGee, Luke Gregerson, Mark Melancon (Jason Collette)
2013-02-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)PECOTA is extremely bullish on Kyuji Fujikawa to the point that the Cubs would be foolish not name him the closer going into the season. Do you believe Fujikawa's transition to the BIGS will go smoothly and how long before he inherits the closers role from Marmol.
(The Piranha from VA)
If MarmLOL did his MarmLOLiness early and often, it won't take long. That said, PECOTA also like Marmol a good bit. (Paul Sporer)


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