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Norichika Aoki

33-Year-Old Outfielder – San Francisco Giants

2015 Stats

AVG

.289

HR

1

RBI

12

R

17

SB

10

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Aoki served as Kansas City's primary leadoff hitter before manager Ned Yost made the switch to Alcides Escobar in mid-September, but the Japan native was still able to turn in a productive 2014, as hi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 180   DOB: 1/5/1982   BORN: Hyuga, Japan   COLLEGE: Waseda University   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Norichika Aoki Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract with the Giants in January of 2015. The deal also includes a $5.5 million team option for 2016.

May 23, 2015  –  Norichika Aoki News

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Aoki is not in the lineup for Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Rockies, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Norichika Aoki Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 26 JPN JPN 112 490 444 85 154 48 29 5 14 64 31 9 42 47 1 3 0 .347 .405 .529 .934
2009 27 JPN JPN 142 611 531 87 161 41 23 2 16 66 18 10 75 65 1 4 0 .303 .390 .444 .835
2010 28 JPN JPN 144 649 583 92 209 59 44 1 14 63 19 4 63 61 0 3 0 .358 .421 .509 .930
2011 29 JPN JPN 144 703 643 73 170 27 18 5 4 44 8 3 51 55 0 0 9 .292 .358 .360 .718
2012 30 MAJ MIL 151 588 520 81 150 51 37 4 10 50 30 8 43 55 7 5 13 .288 .355 .433 .788
2013 31 MAJ MIL 155 674 597 80 171 31 20 3 8 37 20 12 55 40 8 3 11 .286 .356 .370 .726
2014 32 AA NOR 3 11 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .100 .182 .100 .282
2014 32 MAJ KC 132 549 491 63 140 29 22 6 1 43 17 8 43 49 8 1 6 .285 .349 .360 .709
2015 33 MAJ SF 41 179 159 17 46 9 6 2 1 12 10 3 18 14 0 0 2 .289 .369 .371 .740
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3-Year Averages     146 603 536 74 153 36 26 4 6 43 22 9 47 48 7 3 10 .285 .352 .382 .735

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Norichika Aoki Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
May. 23 @Col 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .288 .366 .368 .734
May. 23 @Col Did not play.
May. 22 @Col 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .369 .371 .740
May. 21 LAD 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .297 .374 .381 .755
May. 20 LAD Did not play.
May. 19 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .365 .375 .740
May. 17 @Cin 6 0 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .291 .367 .378 .745
May. 16 @Cin 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .282 .363 .373 .736
May. 15 @Cin 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .279 .361 .357 .718
May. 14 @Cin 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .357 .353 .710
May. 13 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .359 .355 .714
May. 12 @Hou 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .276 .358 .358 .716
May. 10 Mia 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .282 .361 .366 .727
May. 9 Mia 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .352 .362 .714
May. 8 Mia 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276 .350 .366 .716
May. 7 Mia 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .280 .356 .364 .720
May. 6 SD 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .367 .377 .744
May. 5 SD 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .291 .371 .382 .753
May. 4 SD 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .305 .387 .400 .787
May. 3 LAA 3 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .307 .391 .406 .797
May. 2 LAA 5 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 .306 .387 .378 .765
May. 1 LAA 4 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .301 .387 .376 .763
Apr. 29 @LAD 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .303 .392 .371 .763
Apr. 28 @LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .306 .392 .376 .768
Apr. 27 @LAD 5 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .309 .391 .383 .774
Apr. 26 @Col Did not play.
Apr. 25 @Col 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 .303 .391 .382 .773
Apr. 24 @Col 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .311 .370 .392 .762
Apr. 23 LAD 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .315 .375 .397 .772
Apr. 22 LAD 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .338 .400 .426 .826
Last 7 Days 21 1 7 0 0 0 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 .333 .391 .333 .724
Last 14 Days 40 4 13 0 1 0 5 6 0 2 1 0 0 0 .325 .413 .375 .788
Last 30 Days 99 10 25 2 1 1 11 12 5 6 2 1 0 0 .253 .339 .323 .662

Norichika Aoki: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 39 38 1 1
2014 120 5 119 8
2013 149 2 149
2012 133 13 19 107

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Norichika Aoki Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015464065.304.326.733
2014124170125.363.435.863
2013180201134.339.400.781

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201511313165.283.389.741
20143674613112.259.335.658
20134176072416.264.357.703

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015927177.261.359.679
2014236290228.322.419.803
20132934451511.290.379.747

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20156710053.328.388.818
2014255341219.251.306.624
2013304363229.283.362.705
Norichika Aoki Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 26 JPN JPN 490 444 8.6% 9.6% 0.89 89% .366 .182
2009 27 JPN JPN 611 531 12.3% 10.6% 1.15 88% .322 .141
2010 28 JPN JPN 649 583 9.7% 9.4% 1.03 90% .384 .151
2011 29 JPN JPN 703 643 7.3% 7.8% 0.93 91% .284 .068
2012 30 MAJ MIL 588 520 7.3% 9.4% 0.78 89% .308 .145
2013 31 MAJ MIL 674 597 8.2% 5.9% 1.38 93% .297 .084
2014 32 AA NOR 11 10 0% 9.1% 0.00 90% .111 .000
2014 32 MAJ KC 549 491 7.8% 8.9% 0.88 90% .315 .075
2015 33 MAJ SF 179 159 10.1% 7.8% 1.29 91% .313 .082
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3-Year Averages     603 536 7.8% 8% 0.98 91% .305 .097

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2015 Stat Review for Norichika Aoki    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.289 AVG
GREAT
91% Contact Rate
ELITE
.313 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.371 SLG
WEAK
.082 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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1.29 BB/K
ELITE
10.1% BB Rate
GOOD
7.8% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.740 OPS
AVERAGE
.369 OBP
GREAT

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Norichika Aoki: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Aoki is not in the lineup against the Dodgers on Wednesday, Dylan Hernandez of the LA Times reports.

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Aoki returned to the lineup Sunday after sitting out three consecutive contests and went 3-for-6 with three RBI and his 10th stolen base of the season in the win over the Reds.

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Aoki is not in the lineup Saturday against the Reds, Tom Groeschen of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports.

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Aoki sat for the second straight game Friday, and the Giants have not reported any sort of injury to their usual left fielder.

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Aoki went 2-for-4 with a run, an RBI, and his ninth stolen base of the season Sunday.

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Aoki went 1-for-3 with his first home run of the season in Sunday's win over the Angels.

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Aoki went 2-for-5 Saturday with two RBI and his seventh steal of the season.

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Aoki went 2-for-5 with sixth stolen base of the season, an RBI and a run in Monday's loss to the Dodgers.

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Aoki is at risk of losing playing time upon the return of Hunter Pence (forearm), Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Aoki is out of the lineup Friday against the Rockies, Alex Pavolovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Aoki went 2-for-4 with a walk and a stolen base in Monday's loss to the Rockies.

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Aoki hit leadoff for the Giants on Monday, going 2-for-5 with a run scored in the win over Arizona.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Aoki did his job as the Brewers’ leadoff hitter last season, getting on base at a .356 clip and striking out just 40 times in 674 plate appearances. However, he tallied just 31 extra-base hits after racking up 51 the year before, and his stolen base total dropped from 30 to 20. Aoki was traded to the Royals this offseason, and the plan is for him to remain in the leadoff role with his new club. Though Aoki may not provide much in terms of power, he could see his stolen base total recover playing for a team that led the AL in steals in 2013.

2013

Aoki came to MLB last offseason with little fanfare, but he more than made a name for himself in his rookie season. After beginning the year with a minimal role, Aoki took over the everyday duties in right field when Corey Hart was moved to first base. He subsequently locked down the job for 2013 by hitting 10 home runs, stealing 30 bases, and providing a spark atop the order with a .355 OBP. Aoki struggles a bit against lefties, but his bat skills and speed will help him hold down the leadoff spot for the Brewers - an envious position in front of a powerful lineup.

2012

From 2005-2010, Aoki was Japan's consensus top contact hitter, hitting .344 or higher four times and drawing Ichiro comparisons. With the introduction of a new pitcher-friendly ball last season, Aoki's batting average dropped to .292 and the Ichiro comparisons came to an end. His power also declined as he had slugged over .500 in three of the previous four years, and .509 in 2010, but could only manage .360 with the new ball. Aoki still hit .292, and reached base at a .358 clip. He still showed a good batting eye, walking 51 times while striking out 55. He'll likely be a Juan Pierre-type: some singles and on-base skills, not a lot of power, and a few stolen bases. Milwaukee won his rights via the posting system and it's not clear exactly where he'll play if he signs a contract. He may begin the season as a reserve outfielder, but could start in center field.

2011

Japan's top hitter for average, Aoki had another great season in 2010 by setting a career high in batting average at .359 and falling just short of Ichiro Suzuki's old NPB record with 209 hits. Aoki also set a career high with 44 doubles, and slugged at a .509 clip. Aoki has about three years of service time left before free agency, but could be posted a year or two earlier if he decides to move to MLB.

2010

Japan's top hitter for average is coming off a "down" year, but he still hit .303 with a .400 OBP. Aoki has had his previous requests to be posted turned down, but given that Yakult posted Kazuhisa Ishii and Akinori Iwamura, they could bend and post him before he hits free agency. We could see him move to the U.S. in 2012 as a result.