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Junichi Tazawa

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

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1.80

WHIP

0.95

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19

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2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Tazawa had a second consecutive strong season as a setup man for Boston in 2014, posting a 2.86 ERA and 1.19 WHIP in 63 innings over 71 games. Outside of a couple of July outings, he was pretty consis...

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2015 ADP:  496.32

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 200   DOB: 6/6/1986   BORN: Yokohama, Japan   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Junichi Tazawa Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Red Sox in January 2015, avoiding arbitration.

May 6, 2015  –  Junichi Tazawa News

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Tazawa has allowed three homers in his last five appearances and hasn't thrown a clean inning in his last six appearances.

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Junichi Tazawa 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
2009 23 AA POR 18 18 0 98.0 80 28 8 88 26 9 5 0 2.57 1.08
2009 23 AAA PAW 2 2 0 11.3 7 3 0 6 1 0 2 0 2.38 0.71
2009 23 MAJ BOS 6 4 0 25.3 43 21 4 13 9 2 3 0 7.46 2.05
2011 25 A SAL 8 6 0 19.1 20 13 4 13 6 0 1 0 0 0 6.05 1.36
2011 25 AA POR 8 2 0 23.0 20 12 3 27 7 3 2 0 0 0 4.70 1.17
2011 25 AAA PAW 8 0 0 14.1 14 4 1 19 3 1 1 0 0 0 2.51 1.21
2011 25 MAJ BOS 3 0 0 3.0 3 2 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 6.00 1.33
2012 26 AAA PAW 25 0 0 42.1 34 12 2 56 17 3 2 4 0 0 2.55 1.21
2012 26 MAJ BOS 37 0 0 44.0 37 7 1 45 5 1 1 1 0 5 1.43 0.95
2013 27 MAJ BOS 71 0 0 68.3 70 24 9 72 12 5 4 0 8 25 3.16 1.20
2014 28 MAJ BOS 71 0 0 63.0 58 20 5 64 17 4 3 0 5 16 2.86 1.19
2015 29 MAJ BOS 22 0 0 20.0 15 4 3 19 4 0 1 0 0 8 1.80 0.95
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3-Year Averages     59 0 0 58.4 55 17 5 60 11 3 2 0 4 15 2.62 1.13
Career  (View All)     210 4 0 223.7 226 78 23 217 48 12 12 1 3.14 1.23

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Junichi Tazawa Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
May. 23 LAA 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.80 0.95
May. 20 Tex 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.42 0.89
May. 19 Tex 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.47 0.93
May. 16 @Sea 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.56 0.98
May. 15 @Sea 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.59 1.00
May. 13 @Oak 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.59 0.94
May. 11 @Oak 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.72 1.02
May. 10 @Tor 1.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.80 1.07
May. 6 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.03 1.13
May. 4 TB 0.7 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.19 1.14
May. 1 NYY 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 2.31 0.94
Apr. 29 Tor 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.69 0.84
Apr. 28 Tor 0.7 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.86 0.83
Apr. 24 @Bal 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.00 0.78
Apr. 23 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.63
Apr. 21 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.57
Apr. 20 Bal 1.3 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
Apr. 17 Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.64
Apr. 14 Was 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.82
Apr. 13 Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
Apr. 10 @NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.50
Apr. 6 @Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
7 Games:  Avg. 0.7 IP/G
5.0 3 1 1 0 0 8 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 3 1.80 0.60
Last 30 Days
15 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
13.0 12 4 4 3 3 10 0 1 0 0-1 0 0 5 2.77 1.15
Last 60 Days
22 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
20.0 15 4 4 3 4 19 0 2 0 0-1 0 0 8 1.80 0.95

Junichi Tazawa Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201528508101.286
201412333628502.241
201312931632545.264

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2015491447002.156
20141383111301013.238
201315541638804.266

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201511.001014422.451.18
201432.0110401133.091.25
201332.022033462.811.06

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20159.00005011.000.67
201431.032024622.611.13
201336.332039833.471.32
Junichi Tazawa 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
2009 23 AA POR 18 18 98.0 8.08 2.39 3.38 0.73 79.6% 2.57 3.35 .277
2009 23 AAA PAW 2 2 11.3 4.76 0.79 6.00 0.00 62.5% 2.38 2.67 .212
2009 23 MAJ BOS 6 4 25.3 4.62 3.20 1.44 1.42 0.53 64.6% 89.7 MPH 7.46 5.33 .400
2011 25 A SAL 8 6 19.1 6.13 2.83 2.17 1.88 59.1% 6.05 5.97 .281
2011 25 AA POR 8 2 23.0 10.57 2.74 3.86 1.17 62.5% 4.70 3.72 .310
2011 25 AAA PAW 8 0 14.1 12.13 1.91 6.33 0.64 81.3% 2.51 2.07 .385
2011 25 MAJ BOS 3 0 3.0 12.00 3.00 4.00 3.00 0.20 66.7% 91.8 MPH 6.00 5.87 .310
2012 26 AAA PAW 25 0 42.1 11.97 3.63 3.29 0.43 79.6% 2.55 2.37 .338
2012 26 MAJ BOS 37 0 44.0 9.20 1.02 9.00 0.20 1.71 85.4% 93.6 MPH 1.43 1.93 .313
2013 27 MAJ BOS 71 0 68.3 9.48 1.58 6.00 1.19 0.89 79.5% 93.5 MPH 3.16 3.38 .336
2014 28 MAJ BOS 71 0 63.0 9.14 2.43 3.76 0.71 1.08 78.6% 93.9 MPH 2.86 3.01 .318
2015 29 MAJ BOS 22 0 20.0 8.55 1.80 4.75 1.35 1.16 93.8% 93.6 MPH 1.80 3.85 .243
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 9.25 1.92 4.82 0.96 81.5% 2.70 -0.03 .317
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.1 9.25 1.86 4.96 0.86 80.5% 2.70 3.01 .320
Rest Of Season     0 0 57.0 9.24 1.90 4.86 0.89 81% 2.69 3.06 .319
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3-Year Averages     59 0 58.4 9.24 1.69 5.45 0.77 80.3% 2.62 2.82 .323
Career     210 4 223.7 8.73 1.93 4.52 0.93 78.1% 3.14 3.26 .329

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2015 Stat Review for Junichi Tazawa    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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4.75 K/BB
GREAT
8.55 K/9
AVERAGE
1.80 BB/9
GREAT
93.6 MPH Fastball
GOOD
1.4 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.16 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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1.80 ERA
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0.95 WHIP
GREAT
3.85 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

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

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.243 BABIP
LOW
93.8% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Junichi Tazawa: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tazawa pitched a scoreless inning Wednesday night to earn his fifth hold of the season in a win over Toronto.

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Tazawa pitched a scoreless inning in Boston's 19-inning win over the Yankees on Friday. He's had two scoreless appearances to start the season.

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Tazawa may be given some save opportunities with Koji Uehara (hamstring) expected to start the season on the disabled list, the Boston Globe reports.

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Tazawa threw a scoreless inning and struck out one in Monday's game against the Mets.

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Tazawa threw a scoreless inning in Monday's game against the Cardinals.

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Tazawa agreed to a one-year, $2.25 million contract with the Red Sox on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal reports.

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The Red Sox will tender Tazawa a contract, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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With the Red Sox falling out of postseason contention, manager John Farrell will not be pushing Tazawa over the final six weeks, the Providence Journal reports.

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Tazawa pitched a scoreless eighth inning in Sunday's win over Tampa Bay. He picked up his 11th hold of the season while retiring the heart of the Rays' order.

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2015

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2014

After sneakily emerging as an effective reliever for Boston in 2012, Tazawa claimed a setup role for the team in 2013 and did not disappoint. He made a career-high 71 appearances (plus 13 more in the postseason) and struck out 72 batters while walking 12 in 68.1 innings. Toward the end of the season, the workload had its impact, but he righted himself for the postseason and still managed to get big outs. Tazawa is a strike-thrower who will turn 28 during the 2014 season, so he could still become a closer in future seasons. He will continue on as a setup man in 2014 however, but he might not be needed for as many appearances as Boston's bullpen figures to be deeper.

2013

Tazawa was a nice story for Boston in a miserable season. He struck out 45 batters and walked five in 44 relief innings and was near unhittable in September. The control he showed in Boston is a new development and may not be lasting, but his increased velocity has made him a top candidate as Boston's setup man in 2013. With Andrew Bailey, if healthy, slated to be Boston's closer in 2013, the team will be looking to address its needs in 2014 and Tazawa is being looked at for the role beyond this season.

2012

Tazawa made his return from Tommy John surgery in 2011, predictably having some initial trouble with command and reduced velocity on his fastball. Slowly, it all started to come back for Tazawa, who was mostly pitching out of the bullpen by the end of the season. He's going to open spring training working as a reliever, and will most likely be assigned to Triple-A Pawtucket to start the regular season. Just continuing to work his way back from the surgery is all that's expected in 2012, but he could find himself in the mix for a spot in Boston if he progresses in the first half of the season.

2011

Tazawa emerged on the scene when Boston tabbed him to make a handful of starts in 2009, however, he required Tommy John surgery in April 2010. The usual caveats apply for pitchers after elbow surgery. We'll see him pitching sometime during spring training, but there is obviously no plan to have him in Boston for 2011. Expect some tempered pitch- and innings-limits on him to start. The main goal is to get the elbow strong again. He had a nice array of secondary pitches prior to the injury, with his fastball needing the most improvement.

2010

Tazawa's handful of starts in the major leagues last year gave us an indication of the organization's confidence in the 23-year-old, though it's unlikely he's part of the rotation in 2010. He came to the States with an 88-92 mph and an advanced array of off-speed pitches, but it was unclear how effective he'd be coming from the Japanese industrial leagues. As it turns out, Tazawa was pretty good at Double-A Portland, using the off-speed stuff to keep hitters off balance while spotting his fastball inside. If anything, Tazawa could make the team as a long reliever and spot starter, though it's more likely he begins the season at Triple-A Pawtucket, where he can work on getting more movement on his fastball.

2009

Tazawa, who pitched in Japan's industrial leagues (roughly analogous to independent ball in the States), was expected to be the top pick in Japan's amateur draft this winter. However, he wasn't drafted after he made it known he wanted to play in the U.S. and signed a three-year contract with the Red Sox. He will likely start his career in the minors. He's not the finished product that Daisuke Matsuzaka and Hideki Okajima were when they arrived in Boston and is not clear whether the Red Sox project Tazawa as a starter or reliever, but they obviously like his upside.