39-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Kazuo Fukumori in 2016. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Kazuo Fukumori Contract Information:
Signed a two-year, $3 million contract with Texas in December of 2007 that includes a club option for 2010.
Fukumori is retiring, according to multiple sources out of Japan. He hasn't been able to return to form after an elbow procedure earlier this year.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Kazuo Fukumori.
Fukumori, serving as the closer for the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan, had a banner year in 2006, saving 21 games for a last-place club and posting a 2.17 ERA while striking out 55 batters in 58 innings. However, Fukumori was limited by elbow problems last season, going on the DL in late July and undergoing surgery to remove bone fragments in his elbow in August. He went 17-for-21 in save chances, posting a 4.75 ERA and 1.689 WHIP with a 33:17 K:BB ratio in 36 innings (34 games). Fukumori relocated to the States in September to continue rehabbing his elbow, and began aggressively marketing himself to MLB teams as soon as he became a free agent in October. If Fukumori can convince potential buyers that his elbow is fine, he'll land a role with a major league bullpen in 2008, with fantasy value determined by his projected role and home park.
You can find Fukumori's stats from Japan here at japanesebaseball.com.