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Hiroki Kuroda

39-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

W-L

11-9

ERA

3.71

WHIP

1.14

K

146

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Kuroda was brilliant for the first three quarters of the 2013 season, but seemed to hit the wall in his last eight starts, giving up 34 earned runs over his last 46.2 innings. The 38-year-old right-ha...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 205   DOB: 2/10/1975   BORN: Osaka, Japan   COLLEGE: Senshu University   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Hiroki Kuroda Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $16 million contract with the Yankees in December of 2013.

September 25, 2014  –  Hiroki Kuroda News

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Kuroda pitched eight strong innings against Baltimore on Thursday, but did not factor in the decision. He allowed two runs and three hits, striking out nine.

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Hiroki Kuroda 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 26 0 1 179.3 176 71 20 123 42 12 8 0 3.56 1.22
2008 33 MAJ LOS 31 31 2 183.3 181 76 13 116 42 9 10 0 3.73 1.22
2009 34 A INL 3 3 0 13.7 15 5 0 10 1 0 0 0 3.41 1.17
2009 34 MAJ LOS 21 20 0 117.3 110 49 12 87 24 8 7 0 3.76 1.14
2010 35 MAJ LAD 31 31 0 196.3 180 74 15 159 48 11 13 0 0 0 3.39 1.16
2011 36 MAJ LAD 32 32 0 202.0 196 69 24 161 49 13 16 0 0 0 3.07 1.21
2012 37 MAJ NYY 33 33 2 219.7 205 81 25 167 51 16 11 0 0 0 3.32 1.17
2013 38 MAJ NYY 32 32 1 201.3 191 74 20 150 43 11 13 0 0 0 3.31 1.16
2014 39 MAJ NYY 32 32 0 199.0 191 82 20 146 35 11 9 0 0 0 3.71 1.14
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3-Year Averages     32 32 1 207.7 197 74 23 159 47 13 13 0 0 0 3.21 1.17
Career  (View All)     212 211 5 1,319.0 1,254 505 129 986 292 79 79 0 3.45 1.17

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Hiroki Kuroda Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014446692610818212.262
2013479822811635014.261
2012520873612031215.253

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014374779831818.234
20133456815751316.232
201237180158519010.244

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2014111.07509518163.891.14
201388.0730691982.351.02
2012132.3116010128122.721.01

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201488.0440511743.481.14
2013113.341008124124.051.27
201287.35506623134.231.41
Hiroki Kuroda 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 26 0 179.3 6.17 2.11 2.93 1.00 74.2% 3.56 4.06 .290
2008 33 MAJ LOS 31 31 183.3 5.69 2.06 2.76 0.64 1.57 70% 92.0 MPH 3.73 3.57 .295
2009 34 A INL 3 3 13.7 6.59 0.66 10.00 0.00 68.8% 3.41 1.96 .345
2009 34 MAJ LOS 21 20 117.3 6.67 1.84 3.63 0.92 1.55 69.7% 92.5 MPH 3.76 3.68 .287
2010 35 MAJ LAD 31 31 196.3 7.29 2.20 3.31 0.69 1.64 72.3% 92.3 MPH 3.39 3.38 .295
2011 36 MAJ LAD 32 32 202.0 7.17 2.18 3.29 1.07 1.28 79.6% 92.0 MPH 3.07 3.95 .296
2012 37 MAJ NYY 33 33 219.7 6.84 2.09 3.27 1.02 1.70 75.8% 91.8 MPH 3.32 3.96 .285
2013 38 MAJ NYY 32 32 201.3 6.71 1.92 3.49 0.89 1.53 74.8% 91.5 MPH 3.31 3.72 .290
2014 39 MAJ NYY 32 32 199.0 6.60 1.58 4.17 0.90 1.58 69.9% 91.1 MPH 3.71 3.67 .292
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3-Year Averages     32 32 207.7 6.89 2.04 3.38 1.00 76.9% 3.21 3.79 .290
Career     212 211 1,319.0 6.73 1.99 3.38 0.88 73.5% 3.45 3.66 .292

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2014 Stat Review for Hiroki Kuroda    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.17 K/BB
ELITE
6.60 K/9
WEAK
1.58 BB/9
ELITE
91.1 MPH Fastball
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0.9 HR/9
AVERAGE
1.58 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.71 ERA
AVERAGE
1.14 WHIP
GREAT
3.67 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.292 BABIP
AVERAGE
69.9% Strand Rate
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Hiroki Kuroda: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kuroda turned in a solid 6.2 innings Friday night versus the Blue Jays, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits while collecting seven strikeouts en route to his 11th victory of the season.

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Kuroda tossed seven strong innings in Sunday night, limiting the Orioles to one run on six hits while striking out five.

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Kuroda fell to 10-9 on Tuesday, lasting just 3.1 innings and giving up four earned runs on nine hits in a loss to the Rays. He struck out five and didn't issue a walk.

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Kuroda struck out eight and did not issue a walk, while holding the Red Sox to one run on four hits over seven innings to earn his 10th win of the season Wednesday.

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Kuroda pitched seven innings Thursday against Detroit, taking the no-decision after allowing two runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four.

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Kuroda struck out six and walked two while giving up two runs on five hits over six innings Saturday to earn his ninth win of the season.

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Kuroda allowed four hits and two earned runs over 6.2 innings in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.

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Kuroda will start Sunday against the Rays, Wallace Matthews of ESPNNewYork.com reports.

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The Yankees have decided to skip Kuroda's next rotation turn, Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News reports.

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Kuroda lasted just 4.2 innings Sunday against the Indians, allowing three runs on five hits and four walks to get the loss.

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Kuroda pitched well Tuesday, giving up three runs on six hits over seven innings in a no-decision against the Yankees. He also sat down five and didn't issue a walk.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Kuroda was the rock of the Yankees' pitching staff in 2012, seeing a bump in wins and putting up peripheral numbers right on par with what he did with the Dodgers, even after switching to the tougher league and a very hitter-friendly home park. His middling strikeout totals (averaging 6.8 K/9 for his career) keep Kuroda out of the top tier of fantasy starters, but he's a very solid option as the No. 2 or No. 3 man on a staff. Look for a similar season in 2013 after he re-signed with the Yankees for another year in November.

2012

Kuroda had a solid fourth season for the Dodgers, tossing a career-best 202 innings with a 3.07 ERA, 7.17 K/9IP and 2.18 BB/9IP. As in 2010, his win-loss record fell below .500 (13-16), but that can be laid at the feet of the Dodgers' offense. Kuroda turned 37 this winter, but the expected age-related degradation in his skills has yet to manifest. Kuroda signed a one-year deal with the Yankees. His ERA and WHIP may decline in moving to the AL and going from a pitchers' park to a hitters' park, but he may also get a boost in win totals with the Yankees offense.

2011

Kuroda's third year stateside was his best, as the Japanese hurler posted career-bests in innings (196.1), wins (11), strikeouts (159), and ERA (3.39). Kuroda has also increased his strikeout rate in each of the last two seasons while maintaining a walk rate that continues to hover right around 2.0 per nine innings. Kuroda elected to return to the Dodgers on a one-year, $12 million deal, and all signs point to the 36-year-old having another solid season in LA.

2010

Kuroda finished 8-7 with a 3.76 ERA, but was limited to just 117.1 innings due to oblique, concussion, and neck injuries. A healthy Kuroda has proven himself to be a solid No. 3 starter, and that's what the Dodgers will hope to get in 2010. It's worth noting that his strikeout rate improved during his second season in North America, going from 5.69 K/9IP in 2008 to 6.67 last season. Kuroda should be a viable late-round option even in shallow (12-team mixed) leagues this season.

2009

Kuroda was just 9-10 in his first full year in the U.S. after signing a $35.2 million contract prior to 2008. Kuroda was awful in June and July, posting a 5.91 ERA during that period and missing three weeks with a shoulder injury. After July however, Kuroda was back on his game, posting a 2.39 ERA the rest of the way, including wins in both of his playoff starts. Expect similar numbers in 2009 with hopefully a few more wins.

2008

Kuroda, an extreme groundball pitcher with great control, got a lot of attention from MLB clubs after posting a 13-6, 1.85 mark with Hiroshima in 2006, but he re-signed rather quickly with the Carp. He was then limited by elbow problems in 2007, going 12-8, 3.56 in 26 starts (1.210 WHIP, 123:42 K:BB ratio in 179.2 innings). Still, in a surprising move, he exercised his opt-out clause in October and announced his intent to sign with an MLB team. Kuroda then traveled to the States to get his elbow checked out by Dr. Lewis Yocum, who gave him a clean bill of health. For fantasy purposes, note that you won't get a ton of strikeouts out of Kuroda; since he gets many more ground balls than your average pitcher, his infield defense will impact his ERA a great deal. Kuroda will never be a staff ace in the majors, but depending on where he winds up, he could provide value as a third or fourth starter.