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Nori Aoki OFMets

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PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
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Birth Date1-5-1982
Height5' 9"
Weight180 lbs
Age36 years, 1 months, 13 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
1.02014
1.12015
1.82016
0.12017
0.32018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 MIL 30 151 588 520 81 150 37 4 10 225 43 55 13 5 7 50 30 8 .288 .355 .433 .281 24.9 3.8 3.0
2013 MIL 31 155 674 597 80 171 20 3 8 221 55 40 11 3 8 37 20 12 .286 .356 .370 .269 13.1 1.8 1.6
2014 KCA 32 132 549 491 63 140 22 6 1 177 43 49 6 1 43 17 8 .285 .349 .360 .267 16.0 -7.2 1.0
2015 SFN 33 93 392 355 42 102 12 3 5 135 30 25 6 0 1 26 14 5 .287 .353 .380 .272 11.2 -0.5 1.1
2016 SEA 34 118 467 417 63 118 24 4 4 162 34 45 9 1 5 28 7 9 .283 .349 .388 .269 14.8 3.1 1.8
2017 HOU 35 70 224 202 28 55 12 1 2 75 15 29 2 4 1 19 5 2 .272 .323 .371 .233 -3.9 -2.1 -0.6
2017 NYN 35 27 116 102 16 29 7 1 0 38 13 10 1 0 0 8 5 0 .284 .371 .373 .270 3.2 0.2 0.3
2017 TOR 35 12 34 32 4 9 1 0 3 19 1 5 0 1 0 8 0 0 .281 .294 .594 .312 2.5 0.6 0.3
Career75830442716377774135223310522342584815222199844.285.350.387.26982.0-0.48.7

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 G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 MIL MLB 151 588 .281 .258 .319 .409 .262 .304 108 12.2 16.1 -4.8 3.8 1.5 24.9 3.0 24.9 3.0
2013 MIL MLB 155 674 .269 .251 .312 .392 .257 .295 106 6 17.7 -6.4 1.8 -4.2 13.1 1.6 13.1 1.6
2014 KCA MLB 132 549 .267 .259 .318 .397 .264 .314 102 3.7 14.2 -5.4 -7.2 3.6 16.0 1.0 16.0 1.0
2014 NWA AA 3 11 .126 .249 .308 .375 .251 .111 101 -1.5 0.3 -0.1 -0.4 0.2 -1.1 -0.2 -1.1 -0.2
2015 SFN MLB 93 392 .272 .253 .316 .398 .263 .298 91 4.5 10.6 -2.5 -0.5 -1.3 11.2 1.1 11.2 1.1
2015 SAC AAA 4 14 .182 .289 .353 .450 .276 .231 109 -1.1 0.4 -0.1 0.3 -0.2 -1.0 -0.1 -1.0 -0.1
2016 SEA MLB 118 467 .269 .259 .321 .423 .260 .309 101 4.1 13.2 -2.5 3.1 0.1 14.8 1.8 14.8 1.8
2016 TAC AAA 24 108 .305 .269 .330 .407 .262 .357 86 5.1 3.0 -0.6 -3.5 1.5 8.9 0.6 8.9 0.6
2017 HOU MLB 70 224 .233 .256 .322 .431 .259 .303 103 -6.4 6.6 -1.7 -2.1 -2.3 -3.9 -0.6 -3.9 -0.6
2017 NYN MLB 27 116 .270 .253 .325 .427 .264 .315 93 1.2 3.4 -1.1 0.2 -0.4 3.2 0.3 3.2 0.3
2017 TOR MLB 12 34 .312 .246 .310 .407 .248 .240 103 1.8 1.0 -0.3 0.6 -0.0 2.5 0.3 2.5 0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 MIL MLB 588 81 150 37 4 10 50 43 55 30 8 .288 .355 .433 .144 .281 24.9 3.8 3.0
2013 MIL MLB 674 80 171 20 3 8 37 55 40 20 12 .286 .356 .370 .084 .269 13.1 1.8 1.6
2014 NWA AA 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .100 .182 .100 .000 .126 -1.1 -0.4 -0.2
2014 KCA MLB 549 63 140 22 6 1 43 43 49 17 8 .285 .349 .360 .075 .267 16.0 -7.2 1.0
2015 SFN MLB 392 42 102 12 3 5 26 30 25 14 5 .287 .353 .380 .093 .272 11.2 -0.5 1.1
2015 SAC AAA 14 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .231 .286 .231 .000 .182 -1.0 0.3 -0.1
2016 SEA MLB 467 63 118 24 4 4 28 34 45 7 9 .283 .349 .388 .106 .269 14.8 3.1 1.8
2016 TAC AAA 108 17 31 5 0 1 7 8 13 4 0 .323 .374 .406 .083 .305 8.9 -3.5 0.6
2017 HOU MLB 224 28 55 12 1 2 19 15 29 5 2 .272 .323 .371 .099 .233 -3.9 -2.1 -0.6
2017 NYN MLB 116 16 29 7 1 0 8 13 10 5 0 .284 .371 .373 .088 .270 3.2 0.2 0.3
2017 TOR MLB 34 4 9 1 0 3 8 1 5 0 0 .281 .294 .594 .312 .312 2.5 0.6 0.3

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2012 2285 0.4954 0.4118 0.8661 0.5936 0.2333 0.9048 0.7695 0.1339 1056 -0.001884
2013 2433 0.4895 0.4135 0.9155 0.5936 0.2407 0.9519 0.8294 0.0845 1142 -0.005758
2014 2045 0.5012 0.4328 0.8938 0.6459 0.2186 0.9366 0.7668 0.1062 914 -0.007022
2015 1441 0.4997 0.4490 0.9073 0.6278 0.2705 0.9513 0.8051 0.0927 651 -0.002321
2016 1680 0.5292 0.4655 0.8734 0.6389 0.2705 0.9261 0.7336 0.1266 0 0.000000
2017 1435 0.5185 0.4578 0.8584 0.6344 0.2677 0.9110 0.7243 0.1416 0 0.000000
Career113190.50370.43450.88710.61930.24690.93050.77540.1129706.6585-0.0032

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
2014-06-21 2014-07-11 15-DL 20 18 Left Groin Strain -
2014-06-18 2014-06-19 DTD 1 1 Left Groin Soreness -
2014-05-25 2014-05-26 DTD 1 1 Left Elbow Contusion HBP -
2013-08-29 2013-08-29 DTD 0 0 Right Knee Tendonitis Patellar Tendonitis -
2013-08-22 2013-08-23 DTD 1 0 Right Knee Tendonitis Patellar Tendonitis - -
2013-07-09 2013-07-11 DTD 2 2 Left Elbow Tightness - -
2012-08-31 2012-09-01 DTD 1 1 - Neck Stiffness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2017 HOU $5,500,000
2016 SEA $5,500,000
2015 SFN $4,000,000
2014 KCA $1,918,750
2013 MIL $1,250,000
2012 MIL $1,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
6 yrPrevious$19,168,750
6 yrTotal$19,168,750

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 148 dNez Balelo2018

Details
  • 3 years/$9.19M (2018-20). Signed by Yakult Swallows of Japan 1/30/18.
  • 1 year/$5.5M (2017). Signed by Houston 11/30/16 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Toronto in trade from Houston 7/31/17. DFA by Toronto 8/28/17. Released by Toronto 8/29/17. Signed by NY Mets as a free agent 9/2/17 (Mets to pay pro-rated Major League minimum salary, or $87,705). Released by NY Mets 10/30/17.
  • 1 year/$5.5M (2016), plus 2017 vesting option. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 12/3/15. 2017 option is added if Aoki has 480 or more plate appearances in 2016. (Aoki may exercise if he does not end 2016 season on disabled list with a concussion or concussion-related symptoms. Seattle may exercise if Aoki ends 2016 season on disabled list with a concussion or concussion-related symptoms.) Performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 400, 425, 450, 475, 500 PAs. $0.25M each for 525, 550, 575, 600 PAs. Claimed by Houston off waivers from Seattle 11/3/16.
  • 1 year/$4.7M (2015), plus 2016 club option. Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/16/15. 15:$4M, 16:$5.5M club option, $0.7M buyout. 2016 club option becomes mutual option with 550 plate appearances in 2015. Annual performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 400, 425, 450, 475, 500 plate appearances. $0.25M each for 525, 550, 575, 600 PAs. To be released at contract's end, becoming a free agent. San Francisco declined 2016 option 11/5/15.
  • 2 years/$2.5M (2012-13), plus 2014 club option. Signed by Milwaukee 1/17/12. 12:$1M, 13:$1.25M, 14:$1.5M club option, $0.25M buyout. Performance bonuses based on games (70-150) and starts (100-140): May earn additional $1.675M in 2012, $0.8375M in 2013 and $1.0875M in 2014. Half of bonuses earned in 2012 added to 2013 base salary. May become Article XX(B) free agent after contract expires (after 2013 or 2014 season). Milwaukee exercised 2014 option at $1,918,750 10/29/13. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Milwaukee 12/5/13.
  • Milwaukee paid $2.5M posting fee for negotiating rights after Aoki was posted by Japan's Yakult Swallows 1/12.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .286 .352 .333 .260
11 vs R (Multi) .284 .351 .400 .273
18 Split (Multi) -.002 -.001 .066 .013
19 LgAvg (Multi) .020 .029 .071 .031
30 vs L (2016) .227 .299 .258 .215
31 vs R (2016) .300 .364 .428 .285
38 Split (2016) .073 .065 .170 .069
39 LgAvg (2016) .020 .028 .073 .031

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2016-08-01 16:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the reply Mike. I was seriously laughing at the Mets fans on social media. I know that Bruce is a tad one-dimensional, but he isn't exactly a 38 year old Marlon Byrd either. The Mets got a huge steal and the only way it would've been better for them is if they had gotten him for Nimmo (i.e. prime Nori Aoki minus the steals).
(JoshC77 from Still dreaming of good trades by the Reds)
Bruce is solid offensively but looks like a lot of the Mets other outfielders in terms of his skill set. That being said, having high end depth during the stretch run is a good idea, particularly iven all of the Mets injuries of late. (Mike Gianella)
2016-01-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)I feel like Domingo Santana and Michael Reed are more or less a wash defensively in right field. Santana has more power than Reed. But Reed doesn't strike out near as much, walks a lot, and has better speed on the bases. Am I crazy for thinking he could be the better MLB corner OF, in the mold of Nori Aoki?
(Mokajige from Sheboygan, WI)
Crazy? Nah. I don't agree, however. I think Reed profiles much better as a fourth outfielder, and Santana I still think has a chance to be a very good starter in right field, maybe even a middle of the order hitter someday even with the strikeouts. I've been a fan for a long time. (Christopher Crawford)
2014-10-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)What is your assessment of Norichika Aoki's defense?
(William from Spokane)
Humorous but effective. I once asked Lorenzo Cain to sum up Aoki's routes in one word. "Wow," he said. Then he started laughing. (Andy McCullough)
2014-02-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Favorite low key acquisition this winter?
(Pamey Wright from L.A.)
I'm not sure if they qualify-you could probably call both mid-key acqusitions-but I loved the Norichika Aoki deal for Kansas City, and I think David Freese will help the Angels more than people think. If we're talking low-low key then Burke Badenhop is a good get for Boston. He's dependable and didn't cost much. (R.J. Anderson)
2013-06-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)every1 has a different answer to this question, so what's your's? Who is the most underrated player on baseball? Mine is matt carpenter so far this season.
(colin dejong from houston)
So many to choose from, but the first name to jump to mind is another NL Central leadoff man: Norichika Aoki. He hasn't struck out since May 25, and has provided the Brewers with 4.3 WARP through 1.4 seasons of a two-year, $2.5 million deal. At this point, there may not be more of a no-brainer option than Aoki's $1.5 million price tag for 2014. (Daniel Rathman)
2013-02-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)In a keeper league, I have Norichika Aoki and Michael Brantley as my 3rd OF & top bench player (1B & DH spots are taken by Prince & Morneau). I have an offer to trade either one of them to upgrade my pitching staff (same trade, they're interchangeable). PECOTA prefers Aoki, but I'm worried he will regress heavily in 2013, do you have any thoughts?
(ttt from Manhattan)
Howdy, Triple-T. I'm with PECOTA here. I do see some regression for Aoki, but I don't think it will be heavy. The speed looks legitimate, and while I think he might slip in HR a little bit, the numbers overall should be similar. Brantley is the guy I'd move. The Indians offense is loaded, and while Baseball Prospectus's own Jason Martinez has Brantley and Drew Stubbs both starting, I wouldn't be surprised to see Brantley not play quite as much as he did last year. Plus, Brantley doesn't really do any one thing especially well. I think this is a no brainer. I don't know what your offer is, but I'd move Brantley. (Mike Gianella)
2012-07-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)Just looking average, runs and steals, better 2h Alejandro De Aza or Norichika Aoki?
(JDub from San Diego)
De Aza (Jason Collette)


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