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Portrait of Kei Igawa

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
13 16 71.7 2 4 0 6.66 -1.3
Birth Date7-13-1979
Height6' 1"
Weight210 lbs
Age41 years, 3 months, 8 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
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
2007 NYA MLB 14 12 67.7 2 3 0 76 37 53 15 102 10.1 4.9 2.0 7.0 0% .299 1.67 6.43 6.25 122 7.17 148.4 -1.1
2008 NYA MLB 2 1 4.0 0 1 0 13 0 0 0 104 29.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .542 3.25 3.15 13.50 135 9.76 208.2 -0.2
CareerMLB161371.72408937531510211.24.61.96.733%.3251.766.256.661237.32151.7-1.3

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-
1999 HNS npb JCL 7 3 15.3 1 1 0 23 13 14 1 13.5 7.6 0.6 8.2 0% -.786 2.35 0.48 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2000 HNS npb JCL 9 4 39.3 1 3 0 32 17 37 5 7.3 3.9 1.1 8.5 0% -.458 1.25 0.18 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2001 HNS npb JCL 29 28 192.0 9 13 0 174 89 171 11 8.2 4.2 0.5 8.0 0% -.601 1.37 -0.60 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 HNS npb JCL 31 1 209.7 14 9 1 163 53 206 15 7.0 2.3 0.6 8.8 0% -.540 1.03 -0.82 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2003 HNS npb JCL 29 0 206.0 20 5 0 184 58 179 15 8.0 2.5 0.7 7.8 0% -.663 1.17 3.14 2.80 0 0.00 0.0
2004 HNS npb JCL 29 0 200.3 14 11 0 190 54 228 29 8.5 2.4 1.3 10.2 0% -.508 1.22 3.60 3.73 0 0.00 0.0
2005 HNS npb JCL 27 27 172.3 13 9 0 199 60 145 23 10.4 3.1 1.2 7.6 0% -.772 1.50 4.29 3.87 0 0.00 0.0
2006 HNS npb JCL 29 29 209.0 14 9 0 180 49 194 17 7.8 2.1 0.7 8.4 0% .282 1.10 2.96 2.97 0 0.00 0.0
2007 NYA MLB AL 14 12 67.7 2 3 0 76 37 53 15 102 10.1 4.9 2.0 7.0 0% .299 1.67 6.43 6.25 122 7.17 148.4
2007 TAM A+ FSL 2 2 9.0 1 1 0 7 3 6 0 106 7.0 3.0 0.0 6.0 0% .250 1.11 2.97 2.00 100 4.03 82.7
2007 SWB AAA INT 11 11 68.3 5 4 0 68 15 71 10 88 9.0 2.0 1.3 9.4 0% .315 1.22 3.74 3.69 90 4.35 89.2
2008 NYA MLB AL 2 1 4.0 0 1 0 13 0 0 0 104 29.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% .542 3.25 3.15 13.50 135 9.76 208.2
2008 SWB AAA INT 26 24 156.3 14 6 0 141 45 117 15 84 8.1 2.6 0.9 6.7 0% .272 1.19 4.01 3.45 102 3.99 81.6
2009 SWB AAA INT 26 26 145.3 10 8 0 165 40 105 21 101 10.2 2.5 1.3 6.5 0% .313 1.41 4.51 4.15 108 5.27 110.9
2010 SWB AAA INT 22 10 77.0 3 4 0 81 23 68 9 97 9.5 2.7 1.1 7.9 0% .314 1.35 3.93 4.32 0 0.00 0.0
2011 TRN AA EAS 16 6 54.3 2 2 1 52 24 40 8 89 8.6 4.0 1.3 6.6 0% .277 1.40 5.28 4.31 117 4.95 101.0
2011 SWB AAA INT 4 4 22.7 1 0 0 18 13 12 2 93 7.1 5.2 0.8 4.8 0% .235 1.37 5.30 2.78 125 4.57 93.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 78 0.5128 0.5128 0.9250 0.8000 0.2105 0.9063 1.0000 0.0750
Career780.51280.51280.92500.80000.21050.90631.00000.0750

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
2011-08-31 2011-09-06 Minors 6 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-07-07 2011-08-13 Minors 37 0 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 NYA $4,000,000
2010 NYA $4,000,000
2008 NYA $4,000,000
2007 NYA $4,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$16,000,000
4 yrTotal$16,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 104 dArn Tellum5 years/$20M (2007-11)

Details
  • 5 years/$20M (2007-11). Posted by Hanshin Tigers of Japanese League 11/06. NY Yankees bid $26,000,194 for negotiating rights with Igawa 11/06. Signed by Yankees 12/06. 07:$4M, 08:$4M, 09:$4M, 10:$4M, 11:$4M. Performance bonuses: $0.125M each for 180, 190, 200 & 210 IP. Sent outright to AAA by Yankees 7/26/08.

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
2011-04-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Challenge trade: Kei Igawa for Dice-K ... who says no.
(Hot Stover from Mom's Basement)
Everyone. (Ben Lindbergh)
2009-10-23 16:00:00 (link to chat)I hear a lot about the smart decisions that the Yankees make with their money, but not a lot about all the poor decisions (Jaret Wright, Carl Pavano, Kei Igawa, etc.). Does it make a whole lot of sense to congratulate them for big contracts when the opportunity costs are essentially nil?
(Christopher from Nashville)
I don't think anyone congratulates them for big contracts or lauds smart decisions. In fact, more people discuss their poor decisions than praise them for having a lot of money. (Eric Seidman)
2008-02-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)what are the chances Norichika Aoki posts and plays for a mlb team next year?
(tycobb from ga)
This is more of a question for Mike Plugh, who does a great job with our Japanese League coverage. From what I understand, Aoki's like Yu Darvish, in the sense of being a top talent who's still a long way from free agency in Japan. Much like in majors, there's low incentive for a team to ship off a player in Japan when they still control his rights for a number of years. So the chances don't look good for the immediate future.

I'm fascinated by the posting system, however. It's reminiscent of the system before teams had farm systems, and prospects would be purchased by major league clubs from the minor league clubs that had them under contract; with a blind-bid aspect that makes things particularly dangerous. I'm not sure what lessons the MLB teams learned from the last round of posting, where the Rays stole Iwamura, the Yankees got rooked on Kei Igawa, and the Red Sox got exactly what they paid for in Daisuke Matsuzaka. (Derek Jacques)


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