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Hisanori Takahashi

39-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 175   DOB: 4/2/1975   BORN: Tokyo, Japan   COLLEGE: Komazawa University   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Hisanori Takahashi Contract Information:

Signed a contract with the Yakult Swallows of Japan's Central League in December 2013.

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Takahashi has signed a contract with the Yakult Swallows, the Japan Times reports.

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Hisanori Takahashi Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 33 JPN JPN 23 22 0 122.0 127 56 16 94 30 8 5 0 4.13 1.29
2009 34 JPN JPN 25 0 0 144.0 147 47 16 126 36 10 6 0 2.94 1.27
2010 35 MAJ NYM 53 12 0 122.0 116 49 13 114 43 10 6 8 0 3 3.61 1.30
2011 36 MAJ LAA 61 0 0 68.0 58 26 7 52 25 4 3 2 3 7 3.44 1.22
2012 37 AAA SAL 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2012 37 MAJ LAA 42 0 0 42.0 39 23 6 41 10 0 3 0 1 3 4.93 1.17
2012 37 MAJ PIT 9 0 0 8.3 10 8 2 11 4 0 0 0 0 0 8.64 1.68
2012  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ LAA/PIT 51 0 0 50.3 49 31 8 52 14 0 3 0 1 3 5.54 1.25
2013 38 AAA COL 18 0 0 25.2 39 19 2 36 13 1 1 0 0 0 6.66 2.06
2013 38 AAA IOW 18 0 0 27.1 14 6 3 25 9 1 0 0 0 0 1.98 0.85
2013 38 MAJ CHC 3 0 0 3.0 3 2 1 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 6.00 1.67
3-Year Averages     38 0 0 40.4 36 19 5 35 13 1 2 0 1 3 4.23 1.21
Career  (View All)     168 12 0 243.3 226 108 29 221 84 14 12 10 3.99 1.27

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Hisanori Takahashi Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20135102000.400
201211431525724.234

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20139221001.167
20129821924804.273

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20131.70002205.402.40
201224.001026624.881.21

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20131.30001016.750.75
201226.302026866.151.29
Hisanori Takahashi Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 33 JPN JPN 23 22 122.0 6.93 2.21 3.13 1.18 71.6% 4.13 4.10 .307
2009 34 JPN JPN 25 0 144.0 7.88 2.25 3.50 1.00 81.4% 2.94 3.64 .319
2010 35 MAJ NYM 53 12 122.0 8.41 3.17 2.65 0.96 0.94 75.3% 88.8 MPH 3.61 3.77 .309
2011 36 MAJ LAA 61 0 68.0 6.88 3.31 2.08 0.93 1.05 75% 89.0 MPH 3.44 4.11 .267
2012 37 AAA SAL 1 0 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 3.20 .000
2012 37 MAJ LAA 42 0 42.0 8.79 2.14 4.10 1.29 0.74 60.5% 88.7 MPH 4.93 3.82 .299
2012 37 MAJ PIT 9 0 8.3 11.88 4.32 2.75 2.16 1.00 50% 88.7 MPH 8.64 5.12 .390
2012  (Multiple Teams) 37 MAJ LAA/PIT 51 0 50.3 9.30 2.50 3.71 1.43 0.78 58.2% 88.7 MPH 5.54 4.06 .313
2013 38 AAA COL 18 0 25.2 12.86 4.64 2.77 0.71 66% 6.66 2.92 .513
2013 38 AAA IOW 18 0 27.1 8.30 2.99 2.78 1.00 85% 1.98 3.79 .176
2013 38 MAJ CHC 3 0 3.0 9.00 6.00 1.50 3.00 1.00 75% 88.1 MPH 6.00 7.53 .268
3-Year Averages     38 0 40.4 7.79 2.89 2.69 1.11 68.2% 4.23 4.04 .282
Career     168 12 243.3 8.17 3.11 2.63 1.07 71.9% 3.99 4.00 .297

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Hisanori Takahashi: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Takahashi elected free agency, Baseball America reports.

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The Rockies acquired Takahashi from the Cubs on Saturday for a player to be named later, Troy Renck of the Denver Post reports.

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Takahashi was outrighted to Triple-A Iowa on Thursday.

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Takahashi has been designated for assignment by the Cubs, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Takahashi was added to the Cus' 40-man roster Sunday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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The Cubs told Cory Wade that he will not make the 25-man roster, meaning Takahashi has a very good chance of heading north with the team, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Takahashi, Cory Wade, Zach Putnam and Rafael Dolis are fighting for the last spot in the Cubs bullpen, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

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Takahashi threw four innings in a split-squad victory over the Royals on Saturday. He gave up one run on five hits and a walk and struck out one.

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Takahashi gave up three runs on five hits in three innings against the Rangers on Wednesday. He's competing with at least five other players for two spots in the Cubs' bullpen.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2012

Pitching strictly out of the bullpen last season, Takahashi posted a 3.44 ERA and 52:25 K:BB ratio in 68 innings. He is not the Angelsí top lefty in the bullpen, but he is still one of their most trusted relievers. While he may pick up the occasional rogue save, he'd likely be far down the list of fallback options if the ninth-inning gig were to become available during the season. Look for Takahashi to serve as a middle reliever again in 2012.

2011

Takahashi, who the Mets signed last offseason to a one-year deal after 10 years in Japan, proved to be a godsend, filling the role of starter, middle reliever and closer at various points during the season. The deal he signed enabled him to become a free agent, and he was ineligible to return to the Mets until May 15. Thus, Takahashi signed a two-year, $8-million contract with the Angels. He is expected to pitch out of the bullpen, and given his splits between the first time through the lineup and thereafter, that seems to be the best place for him.

2010

Takahashi filed for free agency and plans to leave Japan for MLB. He's not going to overpower anyone with an 86-90 mph fastball, but he mixes in a variety of breaking pitches, by far the best of which is a sinking screwball. Takahashi runs his screwball between about 75 and 80 mph, and consistently misses bats and induces groundballs with it. He throws a curveball and a slider, neither of which he commands as effectively as his screwball. Like almost every other starter to come out of NPB, innings will be a concern with Takahashi, should he land in a starting role. Takahashi has eclipsed 160 innings pitched just three times in his career, and not once since 2007, when he set a career high with 186. Although Takahashi has not historically been particularly tough on left-handed hitters, his screwball is enough of a plus pitch to give him a chance to be an elite MLB reliever, though he could become an effective one, should he not stick as a starter. He'll compete for the fifth starter's job after signing with the Mets and could be an option in long relief.