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Junichi Tazawa

30-Year-Old Pitcher – Miami Marlins

2017 Stats

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1-1

ERA

6.60

WHIP

1.33

K

11

SV

0

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

After spending the better part of a decade with Red Sox's organization, Tazawa became a free agent following an up-and-down 2016 season. The 30-year-old veteran finished the year with a 4.17 ERA and 4...

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2017 ADP:  700.48

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STATUS:  10-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Ribs     EST. RETURN:  5/26/2017
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 208   DOB: 6/6/1986
BORN: Yokohama, Japan   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: By BOS In 2008   Show ContractHide Contract

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Junichi Tazawa Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Marlins in December of 2016.

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Tazawa was placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday with rib cartilage inflammation, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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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 61 0 0 58.7 65 27 5 56 13 2 7 3 7 16 4.14 1.33
2016 30 MAJ BOS 53 0 0 49.7 47 23 9 54 14 3 2 0 2 16 4.17 1.23
2017 31 MAJ MIA 16 0 0 15.0 12 11 4 11 8 1 1 0 2 0 6.60 1.33
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3-Year Averages     61 0 0 57.1 56 23 6 58 14 3 4 1 4 16 3.62 1.23
Career  (View All)     318 4 0 327.0 335 135 38 319 79 18 21 4 3.72 1.27

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Junichi Tazawa Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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. 15 Hou 1.0 2 4 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 L 0 1 0 6.60 1.33
May. 10 StL 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.21
May. 8 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.15 1.08
May. 6 @NYM 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 4.50 1.17
May. 4 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.06 1.31
May. 1 TB 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.59 1.45
Apr. 29 Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.19 1.27
Apr. 28 Pit 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.87 1.43
Apr. 22 @SD 0.0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 1.50
Apr. 19 @Sea 1.7 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 5.40 1.20
Apr. 15 NYM 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 7.20 1.40
Apr. 13 NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 6.75 1.50
Apr. 12 Atl 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 9.00 2.00
Apr. 9 @NYM 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 9.00 2.00
Apr. 6 @Was 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 18.00 4.00
Apr. 3 @Was 0.0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
3 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
3.0 4 5 5 1 2 4 1 0 0 0-1 0 1 0 15.00 2.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
10 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
10.0 7 7 7 1 6 9 1 1 0 0-1 0 1 0 6.30 1.30
Last 60 Games (Team)
16 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
15.0 12 11 11 4 8 11 1 1 0 1-1 0 2 0 6.60 1.33

Junichi Tazawa Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201733355102.179
20169119817303.207
201510222529613.299

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201732837002.250
201611735630606.273
201514534836442.267

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20179.01109438.001.44
201629.310027732.150.99
201533.324240823.781.35

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20176.00002414.501.17
201620.322027767.081.57
201525.303116534.621.30
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 61 0 58.7 8.59 1.99 4.31 0.77 1.11 69.9% 93.6 MPH 4.14 3.11 .354
2016 30 MAJ BOS 53 0 49.7 9.79 2.54 3.86 1.63 1.00 73.1% 92.8 MPH 4.17 4.29 .306
2017 31 MAJ MIA 16 0 15.0 6.60 4.80 1.38 2.40 0.65 56.3% 92.7 MPH 6.60 7.00 .204
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.9 7.28 2.80 2.60 1.29 71.9% 4.01 4.38 .275
Rest Of Season     0 0 46.4 7.81 2.95 2.65 1.40 71.6% 4.15 4.46 .278
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3-Year Averages     61 0 57.1 9.14 2.21 4.14 0.95 73.4% 3.62 3.27 .327
Career     318 4 327.0 8.78 2.17 4.04 1.05 74.2% 3.72 3.51 .330

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Junichi Tazawa Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 58.7 -1 5 -1 0 33 -2 0 0
2016 P 49.7 0 3 0 0 29 1 0 0
2017 P 15 -1 1 -1 0 9 -1 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P -1 0 0 0 -1 0 -2
2016 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Junichi Tazawa    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

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1.38 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.60 K/9
POOR
4.80 BB/9
TERRIBLE
92.7 MPH Fastball
WEAK
2.4 HR/9
TERRIBLE
0.65 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.60 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.33 WHIP
WEAK
7.00 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.204 BABIP
LOW
56.3% Strand Rate
LOW

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

Tazawa (undisclosed) is expected to be placed on the 10-day disabled list Wednesday, Joe Frisaro of MLB.com reports.

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Tazawa (1-1) allowed four runs on two hits and a walk in the sixth inning of Monday's loss to Houston.

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Tazawa gave up two hits, including a game-tying solo home run to Ender Inciarte, and struck out one in an inning of work Wednesday during an eventual 5-4 loss to the Braves.

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Tazawa will work on lowering his arm angle this spring, The Sun-Sentinel reports. "He's navigating through," pitching coach Juan Nieves said. "I think there's a little bit of work to be done, but I think with the youth here, he's a great complement for us. He could be used in a shorter role, less stressful innings."

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Tazawa signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Marlins on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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Tazawa entered Sunday's game with Boston trailing, 8-1, in the sixth inning and gave up two runs on three hits in a 10-5 loss to the Tigers.

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Tazawa entered Thursday's game in the eighth inning and allowed three runs on three hits while not registering an out in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Tigers.

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Tazawa will remain an important late-inning reliever even after the Red Sox reshaped the bullpen over the last month, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

Tazawa was once again a very dependable setup man in Bostonís bullpen, the third season heís performed in that role, until some late-season fatigue forced the Red Sox to shut him down in September. It was the second time in three seasons heís experienced a drop off in August/September Ė Tazawa righted himself in 2013 in time for the postseason, but the Red Sox werenít taking chances with him in 2015 when there was little to play for. Tazawa downplayed the performance, insisting he was merely missing location of his fastball, but heís pitched a lot since 2013, making the 10th most relief appearances in the major leagues since then. The Red Sox can afford to spare Tazara some in 2016 with Craig Kimbrel and Carson Smith added in the offseason, both of whom will be ahead of Tazawa in the relief hierarchy.

2015

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 consistent from April to September and maintained a strikeout per inning rate. His walk rate bumped up a little, but it was nothing too concerning. From the outside looking in, it seems like he'd be a closer candidate, but his strength is right where he's at now -- the eighth-inning bridge to the closer, whether that be Koji Uehara or Edward Mujica. If he's able to cut back on the free passes and return to his 2012-2013 levels, Tazawa should have little difficulty pitching to a sub-3.00 ERA for the third time in four seasons.

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.