Biographical

Portrait of Kenshin Kawakami

Kenshin Kawakami P

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
14 50 243.7 8 22 1 4.32 3.2
Birth Date6-22-1975
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age44 years, 1 months, 30 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
2009 ATL MLB 32 25 156.3 7 12 1 153 57 105 15 95 8.8 3.3 0.9 6.0 0% .284 1.34 4.16 3.86 97 3.90 83.7 2.9
2010 ATL MLB 18 16 87.3 1 10 0 98 32 59 10 91 10.1 3.3 1.0 6.1 0% .304 1.49 4.37 5.15 108 4.97 112.2 0.3
CareerMLB5041243.782212518916425939.33.30.96.143%.2921.404.244.321014.2993.93.2

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 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-
1998 CHU npb JCL 26 25 161.3 14 6 0 123 51 124 14 6.9 2.8 0.8 6.9 0% -.577 1.08 -0.31 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1999 CHU npb JCL 29 25 162.0 8 9 1 173 43 102 20 9.6 2.4 1.1 5.7 0% -.927 1.33 0.06 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2000 CHU npb JCL 14 10 60.3 2 3 0 65 20 24 10 9.7 3.0 1.5 3.6 0% -1.019 1.41 1.47 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2001 CHU npb JCL 26 25 145.0 6 10 0 153 36 127 12 9.5 2.2 0.7 7.9 0% -.806 1.30 -0.88 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 CHU npb JCL 27 1 187.7 12 6 0 170 34 149 13 8.2 1.6 0.6 7.1 0% -.801 1.09 -0.69 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2003 CHU npb JCL 8 0 53.7 4 3 0 60 14 37 2 10.1 2.3 0.3 6.2 0% -1.074 1.38 2.98 3.02 0 0.00 0.0
2004 CHU npb JCL 27 0 192.3 17 7 0 173 38 176 27 8.1 1.8 1.3 8.2 0% -.596 1.10 3.74 3.32 0 0.00 0.0
2005 CHU npb JCL 25 25 180.3 11 8 0 186 28 138 20 9.3 1.4 1.0 6.9 0% -.892 1.19 3.57 3.74 0 0.00 0.0
2006 CHU npb JCL 29 28 215.0 17 7 0 166 39 194 22 6.9 1.6 0.9 8.1 0% .248 0.95 3.11 2.51 0 0.00 0.0
2007 CHU npb JCL 26 26 167.3 12 8 0 175 23 145 18 9.4 1.2 1.0 7.8 0% .312 1.18 3.22 3.55 0 0.00 0.0
2008 CHU npb JCL 20 16 117.3 9 5 0 99 25 112 11 7.6 1.9 0.8 8.6 0% .275 1.06 3.01 2.30 0 0.00 0.0
2009 ATL MLB NL 32 25 156.3 7 12 1 153 57 105 15 95 8.8 3.3 0.9 6.0 0% .284 1.34 4.16 3.86 97 3.90 83.7
2010 ATL MLB NL 18 16 87.3 1 10 0 98 32 59 10 91 10.1 3.3 1.0 6.1 0% .304 1.49 4.37 5.15 108 4.97 112.2
2010 GWN AAA INT 5 5 21.0 0 1 0 26 5 22 5 102 11.1 2.1 2.1 9.4 0% .356 1.48 5.14 4.29 0 0.00 0.0
2011 MIS AA SOU 16 6 40.7 2 4 0 56 16 32 9 104 12.4 3.5 2.0 7.1 0% .362 1.77 6.00 8.41 125 7.78 158.9
2011 BRA Rk GCL 2 1 3.0 0 0 0 7 1 3 0 98 21.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 0% .583 2.67 2.40 15.00 88 8.51 173.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2009 2437 0.4858 0.4432 0.8250 0.6368 0.2602 0.8846 0.6871 0.1750
2010 1417 0.4982 0.4524 0.8159 0.6331 0.2729 0.8680 0.6959 0.1841
Career38540.49040.44660.82170.63540.26490.87850.69030.1783

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
2011-07-13 2011-08-13 Minors 31 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2011-04-18 2011-06-09 Minors 52 0 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2010-05-19 2010-05-19 DTD 0 0 Right Foot Blister -
2010-05-04 2010-05-04 DTD 0 0 Right Foot Blister -
2010-03-31 2010-04-05 Camp 5 0 Right Fingers Blister Index Finger -
2009-06-25 2009-07-03 DTD 8 7 Left Neck Contusion -
2009-04-29 2009-05-05 DTD 6 5 Right Shoulder Fatigue -
2009-03-19 2009-03-25 Camp 6 0 Right Shoulder Soreness -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 ATL $7,330,000
2010 ATL $7,333,667
2009 ATL $8,333,667
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$22,997,334
3 yrTotal$22,997,334

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 161 dDan Evans3 years/$23M (2009-11)

Details
  • Signed for 2012 with Chunichi Dragons of Japan's Central League.
  • 3 years/$23M (2009-11). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 1/13/09. $2M signing bonus (paid between 2/09 and 5/09). 09:$7.667M, 10:$6.667M, 11:$6.667M. Kawakami may become a free agent if he and the club do agree to new contract by 10/15/11 or one day after final game of 2011 World Series. Award bonuses: $25,000 for LCS MVP. $50,000 each for Gold Glove, WS MVP, Rolaids award, All Star. $0.1M for Cy Young, $0.1M for Rookie of Year ($50,000 for 2nd place, $25,000 for 3rd). Perks: interpreter, $25,000 moving expenses, housing and SUV during Spring Training, access to massage therapist, 8 round-trip business- or first-class airline tickets between Tokyo and Atlanta. Sent outright to AAA by Atlanta 11/13/10.
  • 1998 - 2008. Chunichi Dragons of Japanese Central League

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
2010-08-02 13:30:00 (link to chat)What should the Braves do with Kenshin Kawakami? He's pitched 1 inning since June 26, yet he's still on the active roster.
(Brent from Raleigh)
Having ditched the execrable Jesse Chavez, I don't see a problem with holding onto him as the token 12th pitcher, and insurance against an injury in the rotation. This thing isn't won yet, after all. (Christina Kahrl)
2010-05-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Jay Could you rank the following pitchers going forward: Bud Norris, Kenshin Kawakami, John Ely and Chris Narveson. Thanks
(Ed from Cranford, NJ)
Except for Ely, they're all sporting pretty high ERAs at the moment. Narveson has shown he can can miss bats, which is pretty handy for a lefty, Kawakami and Norris showed they belonged at the major league level last year. Ely certainly didn't register as the type of stopper he's been in the past two outings, so I worry that his success may be more short-lived. (Jay Jaffe)


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