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Munenori Kawasaki

34-Year-Old Shortstop – Toronto Blue Jays

2015 Stats

AVG

.167

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: 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 contract with the Blue Jays in January of 2015.

September 1, 2015  –  Munenori Kawasaki News

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The Blue Jays recalled Kawasaki from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, 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
2015 34 AAA BUF 62 227 196 18 48 8 8 0 0 8 8 4 24 32 4 1 2 .245 .332 .286 .618
2015 34 MAJ TOR 14 20 18 2 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 .167 .250 .278 .528
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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
Sep. 1 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 31 Cle Did not play.
Aug. 30 Det Did not play.
Aug. 29 Det Did not play.
Aug. 28 Det Did not play.
Aug. 27 @Tex Did not play.
Aug. 26 @Tex Did not play.
Aug. 25 @Tex Did not play.
Aug. 23 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 22 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 21 @LAA Did not play.
Aug. 19 @Phi Did not play.
Aug. 18 @Phi Did not play.
Aug. 16 NYY Did not play.
Aug. 15 NYY Did not play.
Aug. 14 NYY Did not play.
Aug. 13 Oak Did not play.
Aug. 12 Oak Did not play.
Aug. 11 Oak Did not play.
Aug. 9 @NYY Did not play.
Aug. 8 @NYY Did not play.
Aug. 7 @NYY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .250 .278 .528
Aug. 6 Min Did not play.
Aug. 5 Min Did not play.
Aug. 4 Min Did not play.
Aug. 3 Min Did not play.
Aug. 2 KC Did not play.
Aug. 1 KC 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .167 .250 .278 .528
Jul. 31 KC Did not play.
Jul. 30 KC 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 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

Munenori Kawasaki: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 13
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 32 26

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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
2015152000.133.200.435
2014194240141.253.294.618
2013194241206.247.340.681

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Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015122010.250.417.774
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 227 196 10.6% 14.1% 0.75 84% .293 .041
2015 34 MAJ TOR 20 18 10% 10% 1.00 89% .188 .111
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3-Year Averages     223 194 9% 16.1% 0.56 81% .285 .041

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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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.167 AVG
TERRIBLE
89% Contact Rate
ELITE
.188 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.278 SLG
TERRIBLE
.111 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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1.00 BB/K
ELITE
10.0% BB Rate
GOOD
10.0% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

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.528 OPS
TERRIBLE
.250 OBP
TERRIBLE

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

Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo prior to Sunday's game against the Yankees.

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Kawasaki has been recalled and is starting at second base for Saturday's game against the Royals.

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

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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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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.