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Portrait of Hideo Nomo

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
15 323 1976.3 123 109 0 4.24 47.3
Birth Date8-31-1968
Height6' 2"
Weight210 lbs
Age51 years, 2 months, 12 days
BatsR
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
1995 LAN MLB 28 28 191.3 13 6 0 124 78 236 14 93 5.8 3.7 0.7 11.1 0% .246 1.06 2.85 2.54 70 2.10 42.9 7.9
1996 LAN MLB 33 33 228.3 16 11 0 180 85 234 23 90 7.1 3.4 0.9 9.2 0% .267 1.16 3.49 3.19 80 2.57 50.8 8.6
1997 LAN MLB 33 33 207.3 14 12 0 193 92 233 23 94 8.4 4.0 1.0 10.1 0% .311 1.37 3.73 4.25 83 2.93 60.9 6.6
1998 LAN 0 12 12 67.7 2 7 0 57 38 73 8 92 7.6 5.1 1.1 9.7 0% .283 1.40 4.26 5.05 91 2.81 58.3 2.3
1998 NYN 0 17 16 89.7 4 5 0 73 56 94 11 96 7.3 5.6 1.1 9.4 0% .270 1.44 4.47 4.82 96 3.40 70.4 2.4
1999 MIL MLB 28 28 176.3 12 8 0 173 78 161 27 99 8.8 4.0 1.4 8.2 0% .293 1.42 4.61 4.54 102 4.27 83.1 3.7
2000 DET MLB 32 31 190.0 8 12 0 191 89 181 31 87 9.0 4.2 1.5 8.6 0% .305 1.47 4.89 4.74 95 4.31 82.9 4.0
2001 BOS MLB 33 33 198.0 13 10 0 171 96 220 26 96 7.8 4.4 1.2 10.0 0% .288 1.35 4.08 4.50 88 3.40 70.4 5.3
2002 LAN MLB 34 34 220.3 16 6 0 189 101 193 26 93 7.7 4.1 1.1 7.9 0% .270 1.32 4.05 3.39 98 3.41 73.2 5.5
2003 LAN MLB 33 33 218.3 16 13 0 175 98 177 24 89 7.2 4.0 1.0 7.3 0% .253 1.25 4.14 3.09 98 3.50 73.3 5.4
2004 LAN MLB 18 18 84.0 4 11 0 105 42 54 19 98 11.3 4.5 2.0 5.8 0% .314 1.75 6.24 8.25 129 7.60 156.8 -1.6
2005 TBA MLB 19 19 100.7 5 8 0 127 51 59 16 101 11.4 4.6 1.4 5.3 0% .323 1.77 5.51 7.24 128 7.94 170.8 -2.7
2008 KCA MLB 3 0 4.3 0 0 0 10 4 3 3 98 20.8 8.3 6.2 6.2 0% .412 3.23 13.54 18.69 103 4.38 93.4 0.0
1998 TOT MLB 29 28 157.3 6 12 0 130 94 167 19 94 7.4 5.4 1.1 9.6 0% .000 1.42 4.38 4.92 94 3.15 65.2 4.7
CareerMLB3233181976.3123109017689081918251938.14.11.18.741%.2841.354.194.24943.7075.947.3

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-
1994 OSA npb JPL 17 17 114.0 8 7 0 96 86 126 9 7.6 6.8 0.7 9.9 0% -.394 1.60 -0.01 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1995 LAN MLB NL 28 28 191.3 13 6 0 124 78 236 14 93 5.8 3.7 0.7 11.1 0% .246 1.06 2.85 2.54 70 2.10 42.9
1995 BAK A+ CLF 1 1 5.3 0 1 0 6 1 6 0 10.2 1.7 0.0 10.2 0% .000 1.32 1.83 3.40 0 0.00 0.0
1996 LAN MLB NL 33 33 228.3 16 11 0 180 85 234 23 90 7.1 3.4 0.9 9.2 0% .267 1.16 3.49 3.19 80 2.57 50.8
1997 LAN MLB NL 33 33 207.3 14 12 0 193 92 233 23 94 8.4 4.0 1.0 10.1 0% .311 1.37 3.73 4.25 83 2.93 60.9
1998 LAN MLB NL 12 12 67.7 2 7 0 57 38 73 8 92 7.6 5.1 1.1 9.7 0% .283 1.40 4.26 5.05 91 2.81 58.3
1998 NYN MLB NL 17 16 89.7 4 5 0 73 56 94 11 96 7.3 5.6 1.1 9.4 0% .270 1.44 4.47 4.82 96 3.40 70.4
1999 MIL MLB NL 28 28 176.3 12 8 0 173 78 161 27 99 8.8 4.0 1.4 8.2 0% .293 1.42 4.61 4.54 102 4.27 83.1
1999 HUN AA SOU 1 1 7.0 1 0 0 5 1 7 0 6.4 1.3 0.0 9.0 0% -.625 0.86 1.77 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1999 IOW AAA PCL 3 3 17.0 1 1 0 12 12 18 1 6.4 6.4 0.5 9.5 0% -.355 1.41 4.39 3.71 0 0.00 0.0
2000 DET MLB AL 32 31 190.0 8 12 0 191 89 181 31 87 9.0 4.2 1.5 8.6 0% .305 1.47 4.89 4.74 95 4.31 82.9
2001 BOS MLB AL 33 33 198.0 13 10 0 171 96 220 26 96 7.8 4.4 1.2 10.0 0% .288 1.35 4.08 4.50 88 3.40 70.4
2002 LAN MLB NL 34 34 220.3 16 6 0 189 101 193 26 93 7.7 4.1 1.1 7.9 0% .270 1.32 4.05 3.39 98 3.41 73.2
2003 LAN MLB NL 33 33 218.3 16 13 0 175 98 177 24 89 7.2 4.0 1.0 7.3 0% .253 1.25 4.14 3.09 98 3.50 73.3
2004 LAN MLB NL 18 18 84.0 4 11 0 105 42 54 19 98 11.3 4.5 2.0 5.8 0% .314 1.75 6.24 8.25 129 7.60 156.8
2004 LVG AAA PCL 4 4 17.3 1 1 0 22 8 25 4 11.4 4.2 2.1 13.0 0% .429 1.73 5.01 5.72 0 0.00 0.0
2005 TBA MLB AL 19 19 100.7 5 8 0 127 51 59 16 101 11.4 4.6 1.4 5.3 0% .323 1.77 5.51 7.24 128 7.94 170.8
2005 COH AAA INT 7 7 37.3 2 3 0 30 22 41 1 37 7.2 5.3 0.2 9.9 0% -.453 1.39 3.12 3.62 90 3.93 77.4
2006 CHR AAA INT 1 1 3.2 0 0 0 2 2 3 0 102 5.6 5.6 0.0 8.4 0% .222 1.25 3.07 2.81 94 3.41 71.6
2007 CAR Wnt VWL 7 7 13.7 0 2 0 18 7 7 2 11.8 4.6 1.3 4.6 0% .314 1.82 5.58 6.57 0 0.00 0.0
2008 KCA MLB AL 3 0 4.3 0 0 0 10 4 3 3 98 20.8 8.3 6.2 6.2 0% .412 3.23 13.54 18.69 103 4.38 93.4

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 110 0.5000 0.4000 0.7727 0.5636 0.2364 0.9355 0.3846 0.2273
Career1100.50000.40000.77270.56360.23640.93550.38460.2273

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
2006-04-21 2006-06-07 Minors 47 0 Not Disclosed -
2004-07-01 2004-09-01 60-DL 62 56 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff Tendinitis -
2004-05-20 2004-06-08 15-DL 19 16 Right Fingers Tear Index Finger Nail -
2003-09-02 2003-09-14 DTD 12 11 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff Tendinitis - -
2000-07-30 2000-08-18 15-DL 19 17 Right Hand Strain - -
1997-10-07 1997-10-07 Off 0 0 Right Elbow Surgery Calcium Deposits 1997-10-07 -
1997-07-26 1997-07-26 DTD 0 0 Right Elbow Contusion Batted Ball - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2005 TBA $800,000
2004 LAN $9,000,000
2003 LAN $7,750,000
2002 LAN $4,500,000
2001 BOS $4,500,000
2000 DET $1,250,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$27,800,000
6 yrTotal$27,800,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
10 y 72 dDon Nomura1 yr/$0.6M (08)

Details
  • released 4/29/08
  • designated for assignment 4/20/08 contract purchased 4/5/08 signed as a free agent from CHW 1/4/08 (minor-league contract)
  • released 7/06 signed as a free agent from NYY 3/06 (minor-league contract)
  • claimed off waivers from TB 7/05 (minor-league contract) released 7/05 designated for assignment 7/05 signed as a free agent from LA 1/05, 1 year/$0.8M (05) (minor-league contract), 1 year/$0.8M (if on major league ros)
  • 2 year/$13.75M (02-03)+$8M 04 club option
  • 1M signing bonus
  • 02:$4M, 03:$7.25M+$8M 04 option vesting on innings pitched $1.5M buyout
  • 01:1 year/$4.5M

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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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-11-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)In laymenís terms could you explain why teams must bid for the right to the negotiate with foreign players...examples: Matsuzaka & Ryu Hyun-Jin.
(Cristian from Los Angeles)
Cristian, this is basically†a rule that was put in place to make sure that major-league teams wouldn't extract talent in droves from the Asian leagues. The draft in Japan, for example, ties players selected to their team for a certain number of years, and the only way they can jump across the Pacific is through the posting process (keep an eye on the Shohei Otani case this offseason). The process itself was developed as a solution to the Hideo Nomo problem, which originated when Nomo was effectively able to ditch his career in Japan by retiring from Nippon Professional Baseball and signing with the Dodgers. It's certainly not a perfect solution, but it does enable Asian teams to get compensation for their players, similar to what's done in professional soccer. (Daniel Rathman)
2011-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Keeping with a Japanese import theme, who are the 5 greatest Japanese MLBers of all time?
(Paul from DC)
Ichiro Suzuki is the clear #1. For #2, I'd go Hideo Nomo, with Hideki Matsui #3. The falloff after that is steep; I'll argue for Hiroki Kuroda as #4 and Takashi Saito #5 based upon peak performance and for not disappointing relative to expectations. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-02-17 16:00:00 (link to chat)To switch things up, is Yu Darvish going to change the luck of Japanese pitchers in MLB? It seems that Hideo Nomo and Seattle's duo were the last good japanese pitchers in the majors. Dice-K has been good, at times, but his shape(round is a shape) and ailments have made him shadow of pitcher that he was in the NPB. Has he even lived up to the 100 or so MIL that Boston spent in posting fees and his contract?
(jlarsen from Chicago)
I'm not a Japanese league expert. I think Dice-K's big problem has been health and part of that is probably tied to conditioning. Health is the biggest risk with any pitcher signing; it's not limited to Japanese pitchers. My understanding is that Darvish is basically done developing (and still just 23), so he might have the best chance of any Japanese pitcher so far. Whether he WANTS to play in the U.S. is a separate question. (Tommy Bennett)
2008-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hideo Nomo has apparently retired. Favorite Nomo story?
(R.J. from Beyond the Boxscore)
Hey there R.J., how goes it? For me, his no hitter with the Red Sox, but you could have probably guessed that if you know me. That and his first All-Star game appearance are the moments that stick out. Oh, and the hours spent mimicking his motion playing wiffle ball. (Marc Normandin)


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