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Munenori Kawasaki 2B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
5 738 .237 .320 .289 72 0.5
Birth Date6-3-1981
Height5' 11"
Weight175 lbs
Age38 years, 8 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2012 SEA 31 61 115 20 1 0 0 8 18 1 2 2 .192 .257 .202 48 -6.8 -0.7 -1.5 -0.5
2013 TOR 32 96 289 55 6 5 1 32 41 4 7 1 .229 .326 .308 75 -7.5 0.9 -1.3 0.2
2014 TOR 33 82 274 62 7 1 0 22 49 3 1 0 .258 .327 .296 75 -7.3 1.3 4.7 0.7
2015 TOR 34 23 34 6 2 0 0 4 6 0 0 1 .214 .313 .286 85 -0.5 0.1 1.0 0.2
2016 CHN 35 14 26 7 2 0 0 4 5 1 2 0 .333 .462 .429 90 -0.3 0.3 -0.3 0.0
Career2767381501861701199124.237.320.28972-22.32.02.50.5

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 PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2012 SEA MLB AL 61 115 .242 .312 .397 .233 94 -8.5 3.1 1.1 48 8 -1.5 -0.7 -6.8 -0.5
2013 TOR MLB AL 96 289 .255 .316 .408 .269 101 -3.9 7.6 1.7 75 9 -1.3 0.9 -7.5 0.2
2013 BUF AAA INT 25 81 .275 .339 .415 .313 103 -2.3 2.3 0.5 100 0 -1.1 -0.9 -1.0 0.0
2014 TOR MLB AL 82 274 .248 .308 .380 .323 101 -4.8 7.1 0.1 75 10 4.7 1.3 -7.3 0.7
2014 BUF AAA INT 44 129 .265 .332 .395 .320 103 -1.2 3.9 1.1 90 0 0.1 -0.3 -3.3 0.2
2015 TOR MLB AL 23 34 .253 .314 .396 .273 109 -1.6 0.9 0 85 10 1.0 0.1 -0.5 0.2
2015 BUF AAA INT 62 227 .257 .325 .363 .291 94 -0.9 6.3 1 96 0 3.3 -1.4 -4.3 0.5
2016 CHN MLB NL 14 26 .255 .319 .421 .438 92 2.2 0.7 0 90 11 -0.3 0.3 -0.3 0.0
2016 IOW AAA PCL 102 378 .266 .330 .404 .307 89 -1.3 10.6 4.9 90 0 -4.0 4.9 -9.2 0.7

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2012 SEA MLB AL 115 104 13 20 1 0 0 21 7 8 18 2 2 .192 .257 .202 .010 0 2
2013 BUF AAA INT 81 60 9 15 0 0 0 15 3 14 12 3 0 .250 .400 .250 .000 0 6
2013 TOR MLB AL 289 240 27 55 6 5 1 74 24 32 41 7 1 .229 .326 .308 .079 3 10
2014 TOR MLB AL 274 240 31 62 7 1 0 71 17 22 49 1 0 .258 .327 .296 .038 1
2014 BUF AAA INT 129 116 12 32 11 1 0 45 9 8 17 1 1 .276 .320 .388 .112 1
2015 TOR MLB AL 34 28 6 6 2 0 0 8 2 4 6 0 1 .214 .313 .286 .071 0 2
2015 BUF AAA INT 227 196 18 48 8 0 0 56 8 24 32 8 4 .245 .332 .286 .041 1 4
2016 IOW AAA PCL 378 314 42 80 11 2 1 98 39 49 61 20 8 .255 .352 .312 .057 5 9
2016 CHN MLB NL 26 21 3 7 2 0 0 9 1 4 5 2 0 .333 .462 .429 .095 0 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2012 416 0.5433 0.4375 0.8132 0.5752 0.2737 0.8769 0.6538 0.1868 -0.0020
2013 1205 0.5120 0.3610 0.8713 0.5170 0.1973 0.9279 0.7155 0.1287 0.0002
2014 1128 0.5080 0.3564 0.8532 0.4887 0.2198 0.9143 0.7131 0.1468 -0.0018
2015 122 0.5328 0.4180 0.7255 0.5846 0.2281 0.7895 0.5385 0.2745 0.0033
2016 106 0.5094 0.3868 0.7805 0.5926 0.1731 0.7813 0.7778 0.2195 0.0000
Career29770.51560.37320.84710.51990.21690.90470.70090.1529-0.0008

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
2014-07-12 2014-07-18 DTD 6 2 Right Thigh Tightness Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CHN $
2015 TOR $
2014 TOR $
2013 TOR $
2012 SEA $625,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$625,000
1 yrTotal$625,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 2 dISE Baseball1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/7/17 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.9M in majors. Released by Chicago Cubs 3/28/17.
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/19/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.9M in majors. Re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 3/29/16 following opt-out date (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 4/3/16. Elected free agency 11/3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/16/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.825M in majors. Contract selected by Toronto 5/22/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/24/13 (minor-league contract). Sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 10/1/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 3/14/13 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Toronto 4/13/13. Toronto declined $1M 2014 option 11/1/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Seattle as a free agent from Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 1/11/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Seattle 3/26/12. Released by Seattle 10/24/12.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, Jason. I'm just wondering who, in your opinion, are the five scrappiest players in the majors today. Please use statistics to back up your assertions.
(Noah from NY)
Mark Ellis: almost died, definitely scrappy
Adam Rosales: runs real fast everywhere he goes, super scrappy
Josh Willingham: plays baseball despite having two-foot-long legs, mad scrappy
Jose Altuve: like 5'2", so scrappy
Munenori Kawasaki: has made a career out of being an Ichiro-stalker, hella scrappy

Stats are not scrappy. (Jason Wojciechowski)


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