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Munenori Kawasaki

32-Year-Old Shortstop – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

AVG

.222

HR

0

RBI

0

R

1

SB

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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

LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 175   DOB: 6/3/1981   BORN: Kagoshima, Japan   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Munenori Kawasaki Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league deal with the Blue Jays in December 2013.

April 14, 2014  –  Munenori Kawasaki News

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Munenori Kawasaki 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 28 JPN JPN 143 740 640 73 140 38 26 8 4 34 44 17 47 90 43 3 7 .219 .278 .303 .581
2010 29 JPN JPN 144 722 662 74 190 36 27 5 4 53 30 11 43 86 10 0 7 .287 .337 .361 .698
2011 30 JPN JPN 144 707 655 71 161 27 19 7 1 37 31 10 36 84 9 4 3 .246 .287 .301 .587
2012 31 MAJ SEA 61 115 104 13 20 1 1 0 0 7 2 2 8 18 2 0 1 .192 .257 .202 .459
2013 32 AAA Buf 25 81 60 9 15 0 0 0 0 3 3 0 14 12 6 0 1 .250 .400 .250 .650
2013 32 MAJ TOR 96 289 240 27 55 12 6 5 1 24 7 1 32 41 10 3 4 .229 .326 .308 .634
2014 33 AAA Buf 8 28 25 1 6 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 3 2 0 0 .240 .269 .280 .549
2014 33 MAJ TOR 2 9 9 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .222 .222 .333 .555
3-Year Averages MAJ   78 201 172 20 37 5 3 2 0 15 4 1 20 29 6 1 2 .215 .303 .256 .558

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▼ Games By Position

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Munenori Kawasaki Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Apr. 17 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 17 @Min 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .333 .555
Apr. 16 @Min Did not play.
Apr. 15 @Min 5 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .400 .600 1.000
Apr. 13 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 12 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 11 @Bal Did not play.
Apr. 10 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 9 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 8 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 6 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 5 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 4 NYY Did not play.
Apr. 3 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 2 @TB Did not play.
Apr. 1 @TB Did not play.
Mar. 31 @TB Did not play.
Last 7 Days 9 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .333 .555
Last 14 Days 9 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .333 .555
Last 30 Days 9 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 .222 .222 .333 .555

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Munenori Kawasaki: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 2
2013 18 60 8
2012 10 1 38 2

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Munenori Kawasaki Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013463041.152.174.438
2012194000.105.105.255

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013194241206.247.340.681
2012859072.212.224.503

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013134171155.201.291.569
2012405012.125.125.311

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201310610092.264.330.713
2012648060.234.250.550
Munenori Kawasaki Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 28 JPN JPN 740 640 6.4% 12.2% 0.52 86% .249 .084
2010 29 JPN JPN 722 662 6% 11.9% 0.50 87% .325 .074
2011 30 JPN JPN 707 655 5.1% 11.9% 0.43 87% .281 .055
2012 31 MAJ SEA 115 104 7% 15.7% 0.44 83% .233 .010
2013 32 AAA Buf 81 60 17.3% 14.8% 1.17 80% .313 .000
2013 32 MAJ TOR 289 240 11.1% 14.2% 0.78 83% .273 .079
2014 33 AAA Buf 28 25 3.6% 10.7% 0.33 88% .273 .040
2014 33 MAJ TOR 9 9 0% 22.2% 0.00 78% .286 .111
3-Year Averages MAJ   201 172 10% 14.4% 0.69 83% .259 .041

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▼ Batter vs. Pitcher Stats     ▲ Games By Position

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2014 Stat Review for Munenori Kawasaki    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.222 AVG
TERRIBLE
78% Contact Rate
WEAK
.286 BABIP
BELOW AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.333 SLG
TERRIBLE
.111 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.00 BB/K
TERRIBLE
0.0% BB Rate
TERRIBLE
22.2% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

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.555 OPS
TERRIBLE
.222 OBP
TERRIBLE

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Career Batter vs. Pitcher Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Best Matchups for Munenori Kawasaki (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Rob Scahill COL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 3.000 4.000
Ramon Troncoso KC 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Jim Johnson OAK 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Hector Noesi TEX 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Kyle Farnsworth NY-N 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Gavin Floyd ATL 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Pedro Strop CHI-N 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Carlos Villanueva CHI-N 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Caleb Thielbar MIN 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Mark Melancon PIT 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Worst Matchups for Munenori Kawasaki (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Danny Salazar CLE 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Miguel Socolovich NY-N 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Rafael Soriano WAS 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tim Stauffer SD 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Alexi Ogando TEX 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Glen Perkins MIN 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Pressly MIN 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Clay Rapada ANA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Cory Rasmus ANA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
David Robertson NY-A 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Munenori Kawasaki: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kawasaki will join the Blue Jays on Tuesday, John Lott of The National Post reports.

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Kawasaki is not expected to make the Opening Day roster for the Blue Jays, John Lott of the National Post reports.

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Kawasaki has agreed to a minor league deal to remain in the Blue Jays organization, MLB.com reports.

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Kawasaki will likely return to his native Japan next season, Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star reports.

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The Blue Jays declined to pick up Kawsaki's $1 million option for the 2014 season, Sportsnet.ca reports.

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With Maicer Izturis (ankle) headed for the 15-day disabled list, Kawasaki and Mark DeRosa figure to see more playing time at second base, the Blue Jays' official website reports.

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Kawasaki (personal) will rejoin the Blue Jays for the start of Tuesday's doubleheader at the Yankees, Sportsnet reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Munenori Kawasaki.

2013

Kawasaki was a glorified mascot last season. He got just 115 plate appearances, didn't hit (.192, one double), didn't get on base (eight walks) and didn't run (two stolen bases in four attempts). He played a decent shortstop, though the downgrade from Brendan Ryan was easily noticeable. He sure was enthusiastic, though. Alas, enthusiasm isn't enough even for the Mariners, who released him after the season. Kawasaki is likely headed back to Japan, as he's not a major league player.

2012

Kawasaki left the Softbank Hawks and signed a minor league contract with Seattle. The frequent .300 hitter fell to just .267 last season with a .609 OPS. He could win a utility role with the Mariners and has some speed (31 stolen bases last year) for fantasy purposes.