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Hiroyuki Nakajima

32-Year-Old Shortstop – Free Agent

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There was no outlook written for Hiroyuki Nakajima in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Wrist     EST. RETURN:  3/1/2015
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 198   DOB: 7/31/1982
BORN: Itami, Japan   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: No  Show ContractHide Contract

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Hiroyuki Nakajima Contract Information:

Agreed to a two-year, $6.5 million deal with the Athletics in December 2012 that includes an option of $5.5 million for 2015.

December 4, 2014  –  Hiroyuki Nakajima News

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Nakajima (wrist) signed a three-year deal with the Orix Buffaloes of Japan, Jon Heyman of CBS Sports reports.

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Hiroyuki Nakajima 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
2009 26 JPN JPN 144 648 560 100 173 56 31 3 22 92 20 12 75 113 0 3 10 .309 .398 .493 .891
2010 27 JPN JPN 130 579 503 80 158 56 33 3 20 93 15 5 52 97 0 11 13 .314 .385 .511 .896
2011 28 JPN JPN 144 633 566 82 168 44 27 1 16 100 21 2 44 93 0 11 12 .297 .354 .433 .787
2012 29 JPN JPN 136 567 499 69 155 43 29 1 13 74 7 6 52 76 1 6 9 .311 .382 .451 .833
2013 30 AAA SAC 90 384 346 40 98 21 17 0 4 34 3 1 23 83 0 9 6 .283 .331 .367 .698
2014 31 AA MID 73 289 256 30 68 14 8 0 6 31 3 3 26 56 1 3 3 .266 .337 .367 .704
2014 31 AAA SAC 12 45 39 3 5 2 2 0 0 4 1 0 4 10 0 1 1 .128 .222 .179 .401

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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 26 JPN JPN 648 560 11.6% 17.4% 0.66 80% .355 .184
2010 27 JPN JPN 579 503 9% 16.8% 0.54 81% .358 .197
2011 28 JPN JPN 633 566 7% 14.7% 0.47 84% .333 .136
2012 29 JPN JPN 567 499 9.2% 13.4% 0.68 85% .346 .140
2013 30 AAA SAC 384 346 6% 21.6% 0.28 76% .363 .084
2014 31 AA MID 289 256 9% 19.4% 0.46 78% .320 .101
2014 31 AAA SAC 45 39 8.9% 22.2% 0.40 74% .172 .051

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Hiroyuki Nakajima: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nakajima suffered a fractured wrist in Double-A Midland's postseason game Wednesday and will miss the rest of the season.

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Nakajima has been transferred to Double-A Midland as of Wednesday, the Triple-A Sacramento River Cats' official Twitter feed reports.

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The A's have officially outrighted Nakajima to Triple-A Sacramento, a move that takes him off the team's 40-man roster, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Nakajima has suffered no setbacks at Triple-A Sacramento but will not find himself back in Oakland any time soon, CSN Bay Area reports.

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The A's have activated Nakajima (hamstring) from the disabled list and optioned him to Triple-A Sacramento on Thursday.

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Correcting earlier reports, Nakajima remains on the 15-day DL with a hamstring injury. According to the Sacramento Bee, he's past feeling the injury while playing in rehab games at Triple-A.

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Nakajima (hamstring) has been activated from the 15-day DL.

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Nakajima (hamstring) will receive an off-day Wednesday in his rehab assignment at Triple-A Sacramento, before playing four consecutive games, the Associated Press reports.

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2014

There was no outlook written for Hiroyuki Nakajima.

2013

Nakajima was posted after the 2011 season, but he was unable to come to agreement with the Yankees and he returned to Japan. He returned to the Lions for 2012 and hit .311/.382/.451. That is not an eye-popping line, but the batting average was one point off the league lead, the OBP was second by a wider margin and his slugging percentage ranked fourth. In the field, Nakajima led the Pacific League in putouts and was second in assists, while committing 18 errors. Despite his solid numbers at the plate and in the field, the MLB establishment does not seem quite sold on Nakajima as an MLB starter. There is some sound reasoning for this: we have yet to see a Japanese shortstop stick in MLB, Nakajima's power projects as pretty low for an MLB third baseman and learning second base at the MLB level is a tall order. The A's will give him a look as a potential regular at shortstop this season after signing him to a two-year deal in December.

2012

Nakajima has been one of the top shortstops in Japan, hitting .302/.369/.475 over his career. He was posted after last season by his team, the Seibu Lions, and the Yankees won his rights with a a bid around $2 million. He hit .302/.360/.448 with 16 home runs and 20 stolen bases last season. Nakajima is a line-drive/gap hitter, who is capable of showing some opposite field power. In the field, he tends to make the plays he gets to, but has somewhat suspect range. Nakajima and the Yankees were unable to reach a contract agreement, so he'll return to Japan for 2012. Still, he'll likely move to MLB in 2013 as he'll be an international free agent after the season.