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Luis Mendoza

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 245   DOB: 10/31/1983   BORN: Veracruz, Mexico   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Luis Mendoza Contract Information:

Mendoza signed a two-year contract with the Nippon Ham Fighters in November of 2013.

November 17, 2013  –  Luis Mendoza News

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Mendoza signed a two-year contract with the Nippon Ham Fighters, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Luis Mendoza 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
2004 20 A SAR 25 25 0 137.0 133 57 12 51 54 8 7 0 3.74 1.36
2005 21 A LAK 2 2 0 10.2 18 11 1 3 4 0 1 0 9.28 2.16
2005 21 A WIL 23 22 0 119.1 145 84 17 60 36 4 9 0 6.34 1.52
2006 22 A A 13 13 0 63.0 67 22 4 46 14 5 4 0 3.14 1.29
2006 22 AA POR 9 9 0 48.0 73 34 4 29 14 1 5 0 6.38 1.81
2006 22 AA POR 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2006 22 AA FRI 7 7 0 38.3 55 33 2 21 11 2 4 0 7.75 1.72
2007 23 AA FRI 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2007 23 AA FRI 26 25 0 148.7 145 65 11 93 48 15 4 0 3.93 1.30
2007 23 AA POR 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2007 23 MAJ TEX 6 3 0 16.0 13 4 1 7 4 1 0 0 2.25 1.06
2008 24 AA FRI 1 1 0 1.3 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 6.75 2.25
2008 24 AAA OKL 8 8 0 35.0 43 20 1 19 8 2 3 0 5.14 1.46
2008 24 MAJ TEX 25 11 0 63.3 97 61 7 35 25 3 8 1 8.67 1.93
2009 25 AAA OKL 25 18 1 111.3 130 56 4 78 50 6 7 0 4.53 1.62
2009 25 MAJ TEX 1 0 0 1.0 2 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 36.00 3.00
2010 26 AAA OMA 24 22 0 131.2 145 60 13 59 32 10 9 0 0 0 4.10 1.35
2010 26 MAJ KC 4 0 0 4.0 10 10 4 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 22.50 3.25
2011 27 AAA OMA 33 18 1 144.1 126 35 5 81 54 12 5 2 0 0 2.18 1.25
2011 27 MAJ KC 2 2 0 14.7 11 2 0 7 5 2 0 0 0 0 1.23 1.09
2012 28 MAJ KC 30 25 0 166.0 176 78 15 104 59 8 10 0 0 0 4.23 1.42
2013 29 MAJ KC 22 15 0 94.0 106 56 10 54 43 2 6 0 0 0 5.36 1.59
3-Year Averages     18 14 0 91.6 97 45 8 55 35 4 5 0 0 0 4.42 1.44
Career  (View All)     90 56 0 359.0 415 215 38 208 140 16 25 1 5.39 1.55

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Luis Mendoza Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20132312326611807.303
20123794538971836.292

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2013188311745923.271
20123305921791129.263

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201348.3030222457.081.84
201284.0450513374.501.43

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201345.7230321953.551.31
201282.0450532683.951.40
Luis Mendoza 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
2004 20 A SAR 25 25 137.0 3.35 3.55 0.94 0.79 74.3% 3.74 4.78 .265
2005 21 A LAK 2 2 10.2 2.65 3.53 0.75 0.88 52.4% 9.28 5.06 .398
2005 21 A WIL 23 22 119.1 4.53 2.72 1.67 1.28 59.1% 6.34 4.95 .317
2006 22 A A 13 13 63.0 6.57 2.00 3.29 0.57 76.6% 3.14 3.37 .324
2006 22 AA POR 9 9 48.0 5.44 2.63 2.07 0.75 63.9% 6.38 4.14 .393
2006 22 AA POR 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2006 22 AA FRI 7 7 38.3 4.93 2.58 1.91 0.47 51.6% 7.75 3.80 .378
2007 23 AA FRI 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2007 23 AA FRI 26 25 148.7 5.63 2.91 1.94 0.67 70.3% 3.93 4.08 .291
2007 23 AA POR 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2007 23 MAJ TEX 6 3 16.0 3.94 2.25 1.75 0.56 1.44 81.3% 2.25 3.91 .239
2008 24 AA FRI 1 1 1.3 6.75 13.50 0.50 0.00 66.7% 6.75 6.20 .266
2008 24 AAA OKL 8 8 35.0 4.89 2.06 2.38 0.26 62% 5.14 3.17 .345
2008 24 MAJ TEX 25 11 63.3 4.97 3.55 1.40 0.99 1.36 53% 91.7 MPH 8.67 4.76 .385
2009 25 AAA OKL 25 18 111.3 6.31 4.04 1.56 0.32 70.5% 4.53 3.91 .348
2009 25 MAJ TEX 1 0 1.0 0.00 9.00 0.00 9.00 -50% 91.5 MPH 36.00 19.30 .262
2010 26 AAA OMA 24 22 131.2 4.05 2.20 1.84 0.89 71.3% 4.10 4.48 .298
2010 26 MAJ KC 4 0 4.0 2.25 6.75 0.33 9.00 0.88 33.3% 92.4 MPH 22.50 17.95 .369
2011 27 AAA OMA 33 18 144.1 5.06 3.37 1.50 0.31 82.9% 2.18 3.80 .271
2011 27 MAJ KC 2 2 14.7 4.30 3.07 1.40 0.00 1.54 87.5% 90.8 MPH 1.23 3.68 .243
2012 28 MAJ KC 30 25 166.0 5.64 3.20 1.76 0.81 1.75 71.4% 92.4 MPH 4.23 4.39 .307
2013 29 MAJ KC 22 15 94.0 5.17 4.12 1.26 0.96 1.57 66.9% 91.5 MPH 5.36 4.90 .313
3-Year Averages     18 14 91.6 5.41 3.44 1.57 0.79 70.2% 4.42 4.28 .305
Career     90 56 359.0 5.21 3.51 1.49 0.95 65.8% 5.39 4.63 .319

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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Luis Mendoza: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Mendoza is expected to sign with the Nippon Ham Fighters in Japan, Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Mendoza has made just one appearance since August 23 in which he gave up five earned runs over 3.1 innings of relief against the Tigers last Friday. He is being reserved strictly for mop-up duty.

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Mendoza hasn't made an appearance since Aug. 2 and has a 16.20 ERA since being moved from the rotation to the bullpen in July.

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Mendoza will revert to a long-relief role, following Sunday's miserable performance against the Athletics, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Mendoza was ambushed Sunday by the Athletics, as he gave up five earned runs on five hits over just 1.2 innings.

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Mendoza gave up four runs on six hits and four walks with two strikeouts against the Indians on Tuesday.

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Mendoza allowed just two runs on five hits and a walk with six strikeouts over 6.2 innings against the Braves on Wednesday.

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Mendoza dropped to 2-4 Wednesday night as he gave up four earned runs on four hits against Cleveland.

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Mendoza gave up two runs on seven hits and two walks with three strikeouts over six innings against the Rays on Friday.

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Mendoza tossed seven scoreless innings on four hits and one walk to go with three strikeouts Sunday, as Kansas City eked past Houston after his departure.

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Mendoza gave up three runs on seven hits and three walks with just one strikeout over 4.1 innings against the Twins on Tuesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Luis Mendoza.

2013

As expected, Mendoza opened the 2012 season as the team's primary long reliever, but after a few injuries to the rotation, the 29-year-old right-hander found himself somewhat entrenched as the team's fourth starter. It was an up and down season in which he was almost relegated back to the bullpen on a few occasions, but overall, he made some improvements including the ability to keep the ball in the yard, a slightly improved strikeout rate, and an impressive 52.1 percent groundball rate. His arm truly came alive toward the end of the season as the velocity on his fastball jumped a bit and he closed out the season with five consecutive quality starts. He won't necessarily walk into 2013 with a spot reserved in the rotation, but his late-season surge has certainly earned him another opportunity to compete.

2012

At 28 years old, Mendoza has yet to figure out a way to miss enough bats to be successful at the major league level. In the minors he's gotten away with fringe command and an ability to avoid the long ball, but that does not make a projectable skill set. While the Royals may turn to Mendoza for spot starts and fifth starter help in 2012, fantasy owners should not do the same.

2010

Mendoza's major league time was limited to just one inning in 2009 after making 11 starts and 25 appearances in Arlington in 2008. He was pretty terrible at Triple-A Oklahoma City, allowing 130 hits and 50 walks in 111.1 innings, fanning just 78. He's allowed too many hits and too many walks as far back as 2005 back at High-A, and there's no reason to think that will change any time soon.

2009

Mendoza appeared in 25 games (11 starts) for Texas, much to the joy of the rest of the American League. He allowed 97 hits and 25 walks in 63.1 innings, fanning just 35 and doing little to buck his reputation as someone who can't miss enough bats to have any sort of success. Stay far, far away.

2008

Mendoza used a strong second half at Double-A Frisco (76.1 innings, 70 hits, 19 walks, 53 K) to earn a brief look in the majors but that was his first real hint of success in his professional career. He'll likely start the year in the rotation at Triple-A Oklahoma City, and could pick up a few starts with Texas when injuries dictate.