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Portrait of Akinori Otsuka

Akinori Otsuka P

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
11 236 232 13 15 39 2.44 5.3
Birth Date1-13-1972
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
Age48 years, 0 months, 5 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
2004 SDN MLB 73 0 77.3 7 2 2 56 26 87 6 92 6.5 3.0 0.7 10.1 0% .259 1.06 2.71 1.75 73 2.58 53.2 2.5
2005 SDN MLB 66 0 62.7 2 8 1 55 34 60 3 91 7.9 4.9 0.4 8.6 0% .294 1.42 3.41 3.59 92 3.88 83.5 1.1
2006 TEX MLB 63 0 59.7 2 4 32 53 11 47 3 109 8.0 1.7 0.5 7.1 0% .292 1.07 2.81 2.11 81 3.64 74.2 1.3
2007 TEX MLB 34 0 32.3 2 1 4 26 9 23 0 102 7.2 2.5 0.0 6.4 0% .263 1.08 2.71 2.51 95 4.66 96.5 0.3
CareerMLB2360232.01315391908021712987.43.10.58.453%.2781.162.932.44833.4972.85.3

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-
1997 OSA npb JPL 52 0 82.7 4 5 7 44 46 127 2 4.8 5.0 0.2 13.8 0% -.240 1.09 -2.09 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1998 OSA npb JPL 49 0 55.3 3 2 35 43 25 74 5 7.0 4.1 0.8 12.0 0% -.365 1.23 -1.64 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1999 OSA npb JPL 25 0 29.7 1 4 6 24 10 32 1 7.3 3.0 0.3 9.7 0% -.535 1.14 -1.85 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2000 OSA npb JPL 39 0 41.7 1 3 24 31 13 49 3 6.7 2.8 0.6 10.6 0% -.431 1.06 -1.79 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2001 OSA npb JPL 48 0 56.0 2 5 26 42 15 82 7 6.8 2.4 1.1 13.2 0% -.337 1.02 -2.11 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 OSA npb JPL 41 1 42.3 2 1 22 22 3 54 4 4.7 0.6 0.9 11.5 0% -.295 0.59 -1.99 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2003 CHU npb JCL 51 0 43.0 1 3 17 31 5 56 4 6.5 1.0 0.8 11.7 0% -.409 0.84 2.06 2.09 0 0.00 0.0
2004 SDN MLB NL 73 0 77.3 7 2 2 56 26 87 6 92 6.5 3.0 0.7 10.1 0% .259 1.06 2.71 1.75 73 2.58 53.2
2005 SDN MLB NL 66 0 62.7 2 8 1 55 34 60 3 91 7.9 4.9 0.4 8.6 0% .294 1.42 3.41 3.59 92 3.88 83.5
2006 TEX MLB AL 63 0 59.7 2 4 32 53 11 47 3 109 8.0 1.7 0.5 7.1 0% .292 1.07 2.81 2.11 81 3.64 74.2
2006 JPN wor WBC 3 0 3.1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0.0 2.9 0.0 8.7 0% .000 0.32 2.79 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 TEX MLB AL 34 0 32.3 2 1 4 26 9 23 0 102 7.2 2.5 0.0 6.4 0% .263 1.08 2.71 2.51 95 4.66 96.5

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%

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
2007-07-02 2007-10-01 60-DL 91 81 Right Forearm Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 TEX $3,000,000
2006 TEX $1,750,000
2005 SDN $800,000
2004 SDN $700,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$6,250,000
4 yrTotal$6,250,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 yDon Nomura

Details
  • non-tendered 12/12/07 avoided arbitration 1/07, 1 year/$3M (07)
  • acquired in trade from SD 12/05
  • SD exercised $1.75M 06 club option 11/05
  • 2 year/$1.5M (04-05)+$1.75M 06 club option
  • 04:$0.7M, 05:$0.8M, 06:$1.75M club option
  • SD pd $0.3M to Chunichi for rights

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
2008-12-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)What type of deal do you see Koji Uehara getting? Who's works better for the Giants, him or Randy on a one year deal?
(rpartee from Tucson)
Couple years, couple million per. He was a dominant starter, but Japanese workloads mean most don't have long careers. I'm not sure if he's a closer, but I think he can have a couple solid, Akinori Otsuka type seasons at worst. Since I'm not sure if he can or even wants to start, comparing him to Johnson isn't fair. For Johnson, I think he has to go somewhere with a top notch medical staff. The Giants or Dodgers make a lot of sense there, maybe Texas. (Will Carroll)


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