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Koji Uehara

39-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2014 Stats

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3

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Uehara was Boston's regular-season MVP after stabilizing the closer job in June. He saved 21 games, was dominant against both righties and lefties and struck out a ridiculous 12.2 batters per nine inn...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 195   DOB: 4/3/1975   BORN: Osaka, Japan   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Koji Uehara Contract Information:

Under contract for 2014 after reaching an appearance threshold in 2013. He'll earn $4.25 million with incentives to push it to $5 million.

April 19, 2014  –  Koji Uehara News

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Uehara struck out three of the four batters he faced and walked the other, picking up save No. 4 in Saturday's 4-2 win over the Orioles.

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Koji Uehara 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
2007 32 JPN JPN 55 0 0 62.0 47 12 4 66 4 4 3 32 1.74 0.82
2009 34 MAJ BAL 12 12 0 66.7 71 30 7 48 12 2 4 0 4.05 1.25
2010 35 AA Bow 2 2 0 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2010 35 AAA Nor 2 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2010 35 MAJ BAL 43 0 0 44.0 37 14 5 55 5 1 2 13 2 6 2.86 0.95
2011 36 MAJ BAL 43 0 0 47.0 25 9 6 62 8 1 1 0 1 13 1.72 0.70
2011 36 MAJ TEX 22 0 0 18.0 13 8 5 23 1 1 2 0 0 9 4.00 0.78
2011  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ BAL/TEX 65 0 0 65.0 38 17 11 85 9 2 3 0 1 22 2.35 0.72
2012 37 AAA Rou 3 0 0 3.0 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2012 37 MAJ TEX 37 0 0 36.0 20 7 4 43 3 0 0 1 0 7 1.75 0.64
2013 38 MAJ BOS 73 0 0 74.3 33 9 5 101 9 4 1 21 3 13 1.09 0.57
2014 39 MAJ BOS 6 0 0 6.0 4 0 0 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 0.00 0.67
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Koji Uehara
3-Year Averages MAJ   58 0 0 58.4 30 11 6 76 7 2 1 7 1 14 1.69 0.63
Career  (View All) MAJ   236 12 0 292.0 203 77 32 340 38 9 10 38 2.37 0.83

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Koji Uehara Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 17 @CWS 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.67
Apr. 9 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.60
Apr. 7 Tex 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
Apr. 5 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.33
Apr. 3 @Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.50
Apr. 2 @Bal 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
4.0 3 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0-0 2 0 0 0.00 0.75
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
6.0 4 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0-0 3 0 0 0.00 0.67
Last 60 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
6.0 4 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 0-0 3 0 0 0.00 0.67

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Koji Uehara Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201313756615601.115
20127121113203.188
201112243915205.133

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201312845318414.146
2012592227201.125
201111741022416.191

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201337.7211247631.430.64
201221.700127110.420.42
201133.311043552.700.81

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201336.720954320.740.49
201214.300016233.770.98
201130.712041462.050.62
Koji Uehara 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
2007 32 JPN JPN 55 0 62.0 9.58 0.58 16.50 0.58 83% 1.74 2.15 .283
2009 34 MAJ BAL 12 12 66.7 6.48 1.62 4.00 0.95 0.55 69.7% 86.9 MPH 4.05 3.68 .314
2010 35 AA Bow 2 2 2.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.70 .177
2010 35 AAA Nor 2 0 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .301
2010 35 MAJ BAL 43 0 44.0 11.25 1.02 11.00 1.02 0.43 75.7% 88.1 MPH 2.86 2.52 .317
2011 36 MAJ BAL 43 0 47.0 11.87 1.53 7.75 1.15 0.54 88.9% 88.8 MPH 1.72 2.73 .212
2011 36 MAJ TEX 22 0 18.0 11.50 0.50 23.00 2.50 0.81 66.7% 88.8 MPH 4.00 4.42 .224
2011  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ BAL/TEX 65 0 65.0 11.77 1.25 9.44 1.52 0.61 83.3% 88.8 MPH 2.35 3.21 .215
2012 37 AAA Rou 3 0 3.0 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 .53 .402
2012 37 MAJ TEX 37 0 36.0 10.75 0.75 14.33 1.00 0.61 84.2% 88.9 MPH 1.75 2.51 .215
2013 38 MAJ BOS 73 0 74.3 12.23 1.09 11.22 0.61 0.82 89.2% 89.2 MPH 1.09 1.76 .205
2014 39 MAJ BOS 6 0 6.0 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.63 100% 87.9 MPH 0.00 .53 .310
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Koji Uehara
3-Year Averages MAJ   58 0 58.4 11.70 1.08 10.86 0.92 83.9% 1.69 2.29 .213
Career MAJ   236 12 292.0 10.48 1.17 8.95 0.99 78.5% 2.37 2.70 .261

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2014 Stat Review for Koji Uehara    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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0.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
12.00 K/9
ELITE
0.00 BB/9
ELITE
87.9 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.0 HR/9
ELITE
0.63 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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0.00 ERA
ELITE
0.67 WHIP
ELITE
0.53 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.310 BABIP
HIGH
100.0% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Worst Matchups for Koji Uehara (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Danny Valencia KC 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 1.333 2.000
Ryan Raburn CLE 4 2 1 1 0 2 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Jarrod Saltalamacchia MIA 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Dioner Navarro TOR 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Miguel Cabrera DET 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Alex Rios TEX 5 2 1 2 0 1 0 .400 1.200 1.600
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 6 3 1 3 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Dan Uggla ATL 5 2 1 1 0 1 0 .400 1.000 1.400
Danny Espinosa WAS 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .250 1.000 1.250
Adam Lind TOR 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 .250 1.000 1.250

Best Matchups for Koji Uehara (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Jonathan Schoop BAL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Manny Machado BAL 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Kyle Seager SEA 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Drew Stubbs COL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Mike Trout ANA 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Chone Figgins LA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Grady Sizemore BOS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Brayan Pena CIN 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Kelly Johnson NY-A 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 .000 .000 .000
Ezequiel Carrera DET 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000

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Koji Uehara: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Uehara (shoulder) pitched a scoreless ninth inning against the White Sox on Thursday to pick up his third save of the season.

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Uehara (shoulder) threw a 34-pitch bullpen session Wednesday and will be available to pitch Thursday, the Boston Globe reports.

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Uehara (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday and, barring any setbacks, he will return to Boston's bullpen Thursday, CSNNE reports.

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Uehara (shoulder) is expected to complete a bullpen session, before making his return to the closer's role for the Red Sox, Scott Lauber of the Boston Herald reports.

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An MRI on Uehara's stiff shoulder came back negative, the Boston Globe's Pete Abraham reports.

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Uehara (shoulder) completed a throwing session without issue Monday, the Boston Globe reports.

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Uehara (shoulder) will probably need at least one bullpen session before returning to game action, MLB.com reports.

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Uehara (shoulder) threw Sunday and felt "better than expected," the Boston Globe reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Uehara battled a litany of injuries to begin the year, but was Texas' best reliever down the stretch as Mike Adams faded. His control remains outstanding, posting 43 strikeouts against just three walks in 36 innings. He's been among the AL elite for the past two years now, save for a minor blip late in 2011 where he served up a few long balls. Surprisingly, he didn't get a multi-year deal in free agency, instead landing in Boston for $4.5 million on a one-year deal. Should Joel Hanrahan falter, Uehara may be a candidate to move into the closer's role.

2012

Uehara pitched well for Texas after a deadline-deal with Baltimore, walking one and fanning 23 in 18 innings during the regular season (though five homers allowed in 18 innings bloated his ERA). He was touched for a homer in all three appearances in the postseason however, and it's led to some teams inquiring about his availability. Texas seems reluctant to move him, and he should return as the primary seventh-inning reliever bridging the gap to the Mike Adams/Joe Nathan duo. He continues to flash excellent control and miniscule WHIP figures, a trend that is expected to continue despite his postseason failures.

2011

After spending most of the first half of the season on the DL with an elbow injury, Uehara came back to pitch in the bullpen and turned in a fantastic season in 2010. He converted 13 of 15 save chances, turning in a 55:5 K:BB in the process. As an extreme strike-thrower, Uehara tends to be a little gopher-ball prone, but on the flip side those homers tend to be solo shots. He signed a one-year deal to return to the O's in the offseason, but his chances of serving as the full-time closer took a significant hit with the addition of Kevin Gregg.

2010

Uehara made 12 starts before his elbow wore down. He tried to rehab in time to pitch out of the bullpen in September, but things didn't work out. It seems Uehara wants to stick it out in the rotation in 2010 while the Orioles want to make him a reliever. Uehara was a closer for one season in Japan and was successful in the role. The Orioles are stockpiled with young starters so expect him to move to the bullpen, especially if any injuries arise. He would be a sleeper to close games.

2009

Uehara had a John Smoltz-like career path in recent seasons (rotation to closer and back again), but finished last season strong as a starter. The 34-year-old is expected to take over as the O's No. 2 starter behind Jeremy Guthrie, although he profiles more as a back of the rotation option according to many scouts. His 2008 numbers were rather pedestrian, but keep in mind that he was dealing with both a leg injury and a contentious relationship with the Yomiuri Giants, his team in the Japan Central League.

2008

Uehara had been one of Japan's best starters over the past several seasons (he was in Japan's rotation with Daisuke Matsuzaka at the 2006 WBC). However, when he went down with calf inflammation in training camp, Yomiuri moved him to the bullpen (supposedly on a temporary basis) to ease him back into action upon his return, and the team just kept him in the closer role, despite Uehara's wishes to move back into the rotation. Still, Uehara was a stunning success as a closer, saving 32 games in 36 chances and posting a 1.74 ERA and 0.820 WHIP in 55 games (47:4 K:BB ratio in 62 innings; yes, just four stinkin' walks all year). Uehara would like to leave Yomiuri and sign with an MLB team; he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2008, and almost certainly, he'll try to sign with an MLB team for the 2009 season. Yomiuri signed Marc Kroon this winter, so they'll move Uehara back to the rotation, and likely work him hard since everyone knows he's not coming back. Still, in keeper leagues, he's well worth the roster spot.