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Portrait of Takashi Saito

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
18 338 338 21 15 84 2.34 8.8
Birth Date2-14-1970
Height6' 2"
Weight200 lbs
Age49 years, 8 months, 4 days
BatsL
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
2006 LAN MLB 72 0 78.3 6 2 24 48 23 107 3 96 5.5 2.6 0.3 12.3 0% .268 0.91 1.83 2.07 57 2.44 49.8 2.8
2007 LAN MLB 63 0 64.3 2 1 39 33 13 78 5 99 4.6 1.8 0.7 10.9 0% .207 0.72 2.50 1.40 59 2.16 44.6 2.3
2008 LAN MLB 45 0 47.0 4 4 18 40 16 60 1 93 7.7 3.1 0.2 11.5 0% .331 1.19 1.97 2.49 59 2.19 46.8 1.7
2009 BOS MLB 56 0 55.7 3 3 2 50 25 52 6 111 8.1 4.0 1.0 8.4 0% .289 1.35 4.28 2.43 98 4.67 100.2 0.3
2010 ATL MLB 56 0 54.0 2 3 1 41 17 69 4 93 6.8 2.8 0.7 11.5 0% .282 1.07 2.45 2.83 69 2.59 58.5 1.4
2011 MIL MLB 30 0 26.7 4 2 0 21 9 23 2 105 7.1 3.0 0.7 7.8 0% .260 1.13 3.36 2.03 85 3.28 76.2 0.5
2012 ARI MLB 16 0 12.0 0 0 0 17 5 11 4 107 12.8 3.8 3.0 8.3 0% .333 1.83 7.13 6.75 100 5.80 132.9 -0.1
CareerMLB3380338.021158425010840025996.72.90.710.742%.2761.062.792.34712.9363.18.8

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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 YKO npb JCL 28 27 181.0 9 12 0 175 69 169 5 8.7 3.4 0.2 8.4 0% -.700 1.35 -1.27 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1995 YKO npb JCL 26 26 162.0 8 9 0 166 45 132 13 9.2 2.5 0.7 7.3 0% -.805 1.30 -0.83 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1996 YKO npb JCL 28 27 196.3 10 10 0 157 63 206 31 7.2 2.9 1.4 9.4 0% -.420 1.12 -0.10 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1998 YKO npb JCL 34 18 143.7 13 5 1 131 22 101 9 8.2 1.4 0.6 6.3 0% -.924 1.06 -0.98 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
1999 YKO npb JCL 26 26 184.7 14 3 0 178 31 125 32 8.7 1.5 1.6 6.1 0% -.777 1.13 0.32 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2000 YKO npb JCL 19 19 115.7 6 10 0 123 36 97 17 9.6 2.8 1.3 7.5 0% -.707 1.37 0.28 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2001 YKO npb JCL 50 0 64.7 7 1 27 51 14 60 6 7.1 1.9 0.8 8.3 0% -.563 1.00 -0.95 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2002 YKO npb JCL 39 1 47.7 1 2 20 37 15 46 5 7.0 2.8 0.9 8.7 0% -.485 1.09 -0.16 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2003 YKO npb JCL 17 0 103.3 6 7 0 103 22 72 16 9.0 1.9 1.4 6.3 0% -.731 1.21 4.56 4.18 0 0.00 0.0
2004 YKO npb JCL 16 0 44.3 2 5 0 64 13 37 12 13.0 2.6 2.4 7.5 0% -.813 1.74 5.96 7.72 0 0.00 0.0
2005 YKO npb JCL 21 16 106.0 3 4 0 111 29 93 12 9.4 2.5 1.0 7.9 0% -.739 1.32 3.73 3.82 0 0.00 0.0
2006 LAN MLB NL 72 0 78.3 6 2 24 48 23 107 3 96 5.5 2.6 0.3 12.3 0% .268 0.91 1.83 2.07 57 2.44 49.8
2007 LAN MLB NL 63 0 64.3 2 1 39 33 13 78 5 99 4.6 1.8 0.7 10.9 0% .207 0.72 2.50 1.40 59 2.16 44.6
2008 LAN MLB NL 45 0 47.0 4 4 18 40 16 60 1 93 7.7 3.1 0.2 11.5 0% .331 1.19 1.97 2.49 59 2.19 46.8
2009 BOS MLB AL 56 0 55.7 3 3 2 50 25 52 6 111 8.1 4.0 1.0 8.4 0% .289 1.35 4.28 2.43 98 4.67 100.2
2010 ATL MLB NL 56 0 54.0 2 3 1 41 17 69 4 93 6.8 2.8 0.7 11.5 0% .282 1.07 2.45 2.83 69 2.59 58.5
2010 GWN AAA INT 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 104 9.0 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .500 1.00 1.29 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 MIL MLB NL 30 0 26.7 4 2 0 21 9 23 2 105 7.1 3.0 0.7 7.8 0% .260 1.13 3.36 2.03 85 3.28 76.2
2011 NAS AAA PCL 6 0 5.7 0 0 0 3 0 7 0 4.8 0.0 0.0 11.1 0% .250 0.53 1.31 0.00 52 1.92 39.2
2012 ARI MLB NL 16 0 12.0 0 0 0 17 5 11 4 107 12.8 3.8 3.0 8.3 0% .333 1.83 7.13 6.75 100 5.80 132.9
2012 VIS A+ CAL 1 1 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 101 9.0 9.0 0.0 0.0 0% .333 2.00 6.80 0.00 119 6.41 133.5
2012 RNO AAA PCL 4 0 2.7 0 1 0 7 1 2 1 23.6 3.4 3.4 6.8 0% .500 3.00 8.16 10.13 113 7.64 159.1
2012 DIA Rk AZL 4 4 4.0 0 0 0 2 0 4 0 95 4.5 0.0 0.0 9.0 0% .222 0.50 2.34 0.00 77 2.11 43.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 821 0.4848 0.4629 0.7053 0.6357 0.3002 0.8103 0.4961 0.2947
2009 1018 0.5147 0.4126 0.7786 0.5458 0.2713 0.8112 0.7090 0.2214
2010 917 0.5104 0.4602 0.6919 0.6346 0.2784 0.7441 0.5680 0.3081
2011 425 0.4776 0.4447 0.7778 0.6158 0.2883 0.8640 0.6094 0.2222
2012 234 0.4744 0.4829 0.7699 0.7117 0.2764 0.7975 0.7059 0.2301
Career34150.49900.44630.73700.61130.28260.79860.60730.2630

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
2012-08-13 2012-09-01 15-DL 19 18 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2012-04-01 2012-07-21 15-DL 111 93 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2011-09-19 2011-09-24 DTD 5 4 Right Lower Leg Soreness Calf - -
2011-04-28 2011-04-28 On-Alr 0 0 Left Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2011-04-05 2011-07-02 60-DL 88 79 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2011-02-27 2011-03-05 Camp 6 0 Left Thigh Soreness Hamstring -
2010-09-18 2010-10-02 DTD 14 12 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2010-07-24 2010-07-25 DTD 1 1 Shoulder Soreness -
2010-06-04 2010-06-22 15-DL 18 16 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-05-29 2009-06-03 DTD 5 4 Foot Contusion Heel -
2008-07-13 2008-09-13 60-DL 62 53 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament -
2008-05-07 2008-05-14 DTD 7 5 General Medical Respiratory Flu -
2008-03-24 2008-04-01 Camp 8 1 Hip Strain Buttock -
2008-03-06 2008-03-10 Camp 4 0 Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2007-07-19 2007-07-26 DTD 7 7 Right Shoulder Soreness -
2007-06-04 2007-06-08 DTD 4 4 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2007-02-18 2007-03-07 Camp 17 0 Right Lower Leg Strain Calf -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2012 ARI $1,750,000
2011 MIL $1,750,000
2010 ATL $3,200,000
2009 BOS $1,500,000
2008 LAN $2,000,000
2007 LAN $1,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$11,200,000
6 yrTotal$11,200,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 yCAA (Nez Balelo)1 year/$1.75M (2012)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2012). Signed by Arizona as a free agent 12/14/11. DFA by Arizona 10/20/12.
  • 1 year/$1.75M (2011). Signed by Milwaukee as a free agent 1/6/11. Roster bonuses: $0.1M each for 30, 60, 90, 120, 150 days on active roster. Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 15, 20, 25, 30 games. $0.1M each for 35, 40, 45 games. $0.15M each for 50, 55 games. $0.2M for 60 games.
  • 1 year/$3.2M (2010). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/3/09. Performance bonus: $0.5M (games) and $1.8M (games finished).
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2009), plus 2010 club option. Signed by Boston as a free agent 1/15/09. Performance, roster bonuses up to $7M based on games, health. Option at $6M based on 2009 earnings. Sent outright to Triple-A 10/17/09.
  • 1 year/$2M (2008). Re-signed by LA Dodgers 2/13/08. Non-tendered by LA Dodgers 12/12/08. $0.2M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year/$1M (2007). Re-signed 12/06. Performance bonus: $25,000 each for 30, 35, 40, 45 games. $50,000 each for 50, 55 games. $0.1M for 60 games.
  • 1 year (2006). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent from Japan 2/06 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by LA Dodgers 4/06.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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)
2010-10-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)I felt old when I compiled this list in April. Tweleve 2010 MLB players were older than me. How many will be back next year? 1 Jamie Moyer -- Phillies --18-Nov-62 2 Tim Wakefield -- Red Sox --2-Aug-66 3 Omar Vizquel -- White Sox --24-Apr-67 4 Trevor Hoffman -- Brewers -- 13-Oct-67 5 Matt Stairs -- Padres -- 27-Feb-68 6 Brad Ausmus -- Dodgers -- 14-Apr-69 7 Arthur Rhodes -- Reds -- 24-Oct-69 8 Ken Griffey Jr. -- Mariners -- 21-Nov-69 9 Mariano Rivera-- Yankees -- 29-Nov-69 10 Takashi Saito -- Braves -- 14-Feb-70 11 Jim Edmonds -- Brewers -- 27-Jun-70 12 Mark Grudzielanek -- Indians -- 30-Jun-70
(ted from the cubicle)
Most of them, I think. Next year is Wakefield's last season though. Matt Stairs wants to come back for one more year, at least. Arthur Rhodes is a reliever, so he'll pitch until he can't. (Marc Normandin)
2009-01-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is the coolest new medical technology you're seeing around the game for 2009?
(Jack from Boston)
Lots more teams using lasers. The injection used on Takashi Saito is being watched pretty closely. Drugs that make the tests obsolete will probably be a bigger deal, but be much less noticed. (Will Carroll)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesTo paraphrase Steven Goldman paraphrasing Abe Lincoln, if this is Takashi Saito, bring me tea, and if this is tea, then bring me coffee. (Jay Jaffe)
 

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