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Munenori Kawasaki

33-Year-Old Shortstop – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

AVG

.258

HR

0

RBI

17

R

31

SB

1

2014 Preseason 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: AAA    40 MAN: NO   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.

October 3, 2014  –  Munenori Kawasaki News

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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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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
3-Year Averages     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      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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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
Sep. 28 Bal 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .327 .296 .623
Sep. 27 Bal Did not play.
Sep. 26 Bal 3 0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .261 .330 .298 .628
Sep. 25 Sea 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .326 .294 .620
Sep. 24 Sea 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .327 .297 .624
Sep. 23 Sea 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .261 .327 .300 .627
Sep. 22 Sea Did not play.
Sep. 21 @NYY 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .329 .305 .634
Sep. 20 @NYY 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .331 .302 .633
Sep. 19 @NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .329 .303 .632
Sep. 18 @NYY 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .331 .304 .635
Sep. 17 @Bal 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .332 .305 .637
Sep. 16 @Bal 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 .268 .326 .305 .631
Sep. 15 @Bal 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .325 .307 .632
Sep. 14 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .326 .308 .634
Sep. 13 TB Did not play.
Sep. 12 TB 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .270 .326 .308 .634
Sep. 10 ChC 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .328 .310 .638
Sep. 9 ChC 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .273 .329 .311 .640
Sep. 8 ChC Did not play.
Sep. 7 @Bos Did not play.
Sep. 6 @Bos 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .323 .308 .631
Sep. 5 @Bos 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .317 .304 .621
Sep. 4 @TB 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .320 .307 .627
Sep. 3 @TB Did not play.
Sep. 2 @TB 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .323 .310 .633
Aug. 31 NYY 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .327 .315 .642
Aug. 30 NYY 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .327 .315 .642
Aug. 29 NYY 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .332 .320 .652
Aug. 27 Bos 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .275 .329 .316 .645
Last 7 Days 14 3 2 0 0 0 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 .143 .294 .143 .437
Last 14 Days 29 4 5 1 0 0 3 6 5 1 0 1 0 1 .172 .333 .207 .540
Last 30 Days 49 6 9 1 0 0 6 8 8 1 0 1 0 1 .184 .310 .204 .514

Munenori Kawasaki: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 64 19 4
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
2014467030.283.304.644
2013463041.152.174.438
2012194000.105.105.255

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014194240141.253.294.618
2013194241206.247.340.681
2012859072.212.224.503

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Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014115160100.261.278.604
2013134171155.201.291.569
2012405012.125.125.311

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Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201412515071.256.312.641
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 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
3-Year Averages     201 172 10% 14.4% 0.69 83% .259 .041

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

Contact

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.258 AVG
WEAK
80% Contact Rate
AVERAGE
.325 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.296 SLG
TERRIBLE
.038 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.45 BB/K
AVERAGE
8.0% BB Rate
AVERAGE
17.9% K Rate
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OPS/OBP

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.623 OPS
TERRIBLE
.327 OBP
AVERAGE

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

Kawasaki is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rays, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Kawasaki is out of the lineup Thursday against the Astros, Sportsnet's Barry Davis reports.

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Kawasaki is not in the lineup Saturday against the Yankees, Barry Davis of Sportsnet.ca reports.

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Kawasaki (hamstring) is playing second base and batting ninth Friday.

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Kawasaki (hamstring) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Rays, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Kawasaki (hamstring) is out of the lineup Saturday against the Rays, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Kawasaki (hamstring) should be OK for Saturday's game, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Kawasaki left Friday's game with right hamstring tightness, Barry Davis of Sportsnet reports.

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Kawasaki left Friday's game after grounding out in the seventh inning, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star 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.