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Portrait of Hiroyuki Nakajima

Hiroyuki Nakajima SS

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
2 .000 .000 .000 0 0.0
Birth Date7-31-1982
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age36 years, 10 months, 26 days
BatsR
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

Statistics for All Levels

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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
2013 SAC AAA PCL 90 384 .277 .346 .431 .351 96 2.2 11.0 1.3 89 0 -6.2 -1.5 -7.8 -0.3
2014 MID AA TEX 73 289 .247 .316 .369 .315 102 -0.3 7.9 -1.8 110 0 -5.1 -2.1 -2.1 -0.3
2014 SAC AAA PCL 12 45 .267 .341 .413 .167 93 -4.5 1.3 0.1 38 0 -0.6 -0.7 -3.5 -0.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2013 SAC AAA PCL 384 346 40 98 17 0 4 127 34 23 83 3 1 .283 .331 .367 .084 9 0
2014 SAC AAA PCL 45 39 3 5 2 0 0 7 4 4 10 1 0 .128 .222 .179 .051 1
2014 MID AA TEX 289 256 30 68 8 0 6 94 31 26 56 3 3 .266 .337 .367 .102 3

Plate Discipline

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

Injury History  —  No longer being updated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
2014-09-01 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed -
2014-06-08 2014-06-20 Minors 12 0 - Not Disclosed -
2014-04-21 2014-04-30 Minors 9 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2013-03-27 2013-05-23 15-DL 57 48 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 OAK $
2014 OAK $3,125,000
2013 OAK $2,875,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$6,000,000
2 yrTotal$6,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 dGreg Genske2015 -

Details
  • 2015. Signed by Orix Buffaloes of Japan 12/14.
  • 2 years/$6.5M (2013-14), plus 2015 club option. Signed by Oakland as a free agent 12/17/12. $1.25M signing bonus. 13:$2.25M, 14:$2.5M, 15:$5.5M club option, $0.5M buyout. May earn additional $1.3M in performance bonuses in 2013, with any earned bonuses added to 2014 base salary. May earn additional $0.6M in bonuses in 2014 based on playing time. Nakajima may become a free agent after contract expires. Award bonuses. Perks: interpreter, flights to and from Japan, moving expenses. Sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 8/16/13. Sent outright to Triple-A by Oakland 4/2/14.
  • NY Yankees won right to negotiate with Nakajima with $2M posting bid 12/11. NY Yankees failed to sign Nakajima 1/5/12.
  • 2002-12: Seibu Lions.

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any projections on this year's new Pacific Rim imports: pitcher Hyun-Jin Ryu with the Dodgers and infielder Hiroyuki Nakajima with the A's?
(Paul from DC)
Great name first off, but secondly I do not know much of anything about either of these imports just yet. I've been spending almost all of my time working on the BP Annual (available for pre-order now! http://www.baseballprospectus.com/book/#1118459199) so I haven't really sought out info on either of them yet. (Paul Sporer)
2012-12-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)The As moved quickly on to their backup plan after losing out on Stephen Drew, signing import Hiroyuki Nakajima to take over at shortstop. What do you know about him?
(Joel from Indianapolis )
Only his stats from BRef, which is to say nothing. I'm sure our buddy Mr. McLeod would be the go-to there. I'm interested to learn more myself, but as it stands he's new to me. (Paul Sporer)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any chance San Francisco looks to Jeff Keppinger to fill the hole at 2B if they are unable to re-sign Marco Scutaro?
(CoachFish35 from SoCal)
A lot of Marco Scutaro- and Jeff Keppinger-related questions in the queue, so I'll kill all of those birds with CoachFish35's stone. As I said earlier in the chat, I think the Giants will end up re-signing Scutaro, but I'm not sure about Keppinger as a fallback. Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports reported earlier this morning that the Yankees are in hot pursuit of Keppinger, and I think he fits better in a platoon/utility role than as an everyday second baseman.

One name to keep an eye on as an alternative for the Giants is Hiroyuki Nakajima. The SF Chronicle' John Shea tweeted yesterday that the Giants are in contact with his representatives in case Scutaro heads elsewhere: https://twitter.com/JohnSheaHey/status/275761688098271232. (Daniel Rathman)
2011-11-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey,Jay! Any thoughts about Yank's infield? Should we bid on Hiroyuki Nakajima though I'm not buying Japanese infielders that much, thanks!!
(hulala from Taipei)
The Yankees' infield isn't going anywhere. Fortifying it with decent backups is the order of the day - Eric Chavez was a decent cornerman, though I wouldn't mind a bit more sock. Eduardo Nunez wasn't horrible in the total package, but his defense definitely needs work.

The exchange rate on Japanese infielders is horrible right now. I don't know anything about Nakajima, but unless he's a bat-first guy who hit 30 homers over there, I wouldn't touch him with a 40-foot clown pole, and I don't see why the Yankees would need him. (Jay Jaffe)


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