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Munenori Kawasaki

34-Year-Old Shortstop – Toronto Blue Jays

2015 Stats

AVG

.200

HR

0

RBI

1

R

2

SB

0

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Few fringe utility guys receive the fanfare that Kawasaki has garnered in Toronto. The last two seasons, he's bounced between Triple-A Buffalo and the Jays, compiling most of his career .235/.315/.284...

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LEAGUE: AAA    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 contract with the Blue Jays in January of 2015.

June 26, 2015  –  Munenori Kawasaki News

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Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports.

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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 44 129 116 12 32 12 11 1 0 9 1 1 8 17 4 1 0 .276 .320 .388 .708
2014 33 MAJ TOR 82 274 240 31 62 8 7 1 0 17 1 0 22 49 8 1 3 .258 .327 .296 .623
2015 34 AAA BUF 36 129 111 11 26 8 8 0 0 2 6 4 14 22 2 0 2 .234 .331 .306 .637
2015 34 MAJ TOR 12 17 15 2 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 .200 .294 .333 .627
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3-Year Averages     79 223 194 23 45 6 4 2 0 16 3 1 20 36 6 1 2 .232 .309 .273 .582

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

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Munenori Kawasaki Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 6 @CWS Did not play.
Jul. 5 @Det Did not play.
Jul. 4 @Det Did not play.
Jul. 3 @Det Did not play.
Jul. 2 Bos Did not play.
Jul. 1 Bos Did not play.
Jun. 30 Bos Did not play.
Jun. 29 Bos Did not play.
Jun. 28 Tex Did not play.
Jun. 27 Tex Did not play.
Jun. 26 Tex Did not play.
Jun. 24 @TB Did not play.
Jun. 23 @TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .294 .333 .627
Jun. 22 @TB 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .294 .333 .627
Jun. 21 Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .385 .455 .840
Jun. 20 Bal Did not play.
Jun. 19 Bal Did not play.
Jun. 18 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 17 NYM Did not play.
Jun. 16 @NYM Did not play.
Jun. 15 @NYM Did not play.
Jun. 14 @Bos Did not play.
Jun. 13 @Bos Did not play.
Jun. 12 @Bos Did not play.
Jun. 10 Mia Did not play.
Jun. 9 Mia 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .385 .455 .840
Jun. 8 Mia 3 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .385 .455 .840
Jun. 7 Hou 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .375 .708
Jun. 6 Hou Did not play.
Jun. 5 Hou Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 8 2 2 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .333 .500 .833

Munenori Kawasaki: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 11
2014 64 19 4
2013 18 60 8
2012 10 1 38 2

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Munenori Kawasaki: Minor League Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 19 16

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Munenori Kawasaki Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201530010.333.6671.000
2014467030.283.304.644
2013463041.152.174.438

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015122000.167.250.536
2014194240141.253.294.618
2013194241206.247.340.681

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201592010.333.5561.010
2014115160100.261.278.604
2013134171155.201.291.569

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201560000.000.000.000
201412515071.256.312.641
201310610092.264.330.713
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 129 116 6.2% 13.2% 0.47 85% .323 .112
2014 33 MAJ TOR 274 240 8% 17.9% 0.45 80% .325 .038
2015 34 AAA BUF 129 111 10.9% 17.1% 0.64 80% .292 .072
2015 34 MAJ TOR 17 15 11.8% 11.8% 1.00 87% .231 .133
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3-Year Averages     223 194 9% 16.1% 0.56 81% .285 .041

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

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2015 Stat Review for Munenori Kawasaki    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.200 AVG
TERRIBLE
87% Contact Rate
GREAT
.231 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.333 SLG
TERRIBLE
.133 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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1.00 BB/K
ELITE
11.8% BB Rate
GREAT
11.8% K Rate
GREAT
OPS/OBP

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.627 OPS
TERRIBLE
.294 OBP
POOR

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

Kawasaki is getting called up from Triple-A Buffalo on Friday, Sportsnet reports.

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Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, the Toronto Star's Brendan Kennedy reports.

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Kawasaki will get the start at second base and bat ninth Monday against the Marlins.

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Kawasaki was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, John Lott of the National Post reports.

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Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet reports.

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Kawasaki will bat ninth in the lineup Friday against Seattle.

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Kawasaki has been recalled from Triple-A Buffalo, John Lott of the National Post reports.

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Kawasaki was optioned to minor-league camp Tuesday, John Lott of the National Post reports.

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Kawasaki and the Blue Jays have agreed to a minor league deal with a spring training invite, John Lott of the National Post reports.

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Kawasaki has been outrighted off the 40-man roster by the Blue Jays to Triple-A Buffalo, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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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.