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Munenori Kawasaki

33-Year-Old Shortstop – Toronto Blue Jays

2014 Stats

AVG

.290

HR

0

RBI

8

R

17

SB

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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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 deal with the Blue Jays in December 2013.

July 26, 2014  –  Munenori Kawasaki News

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Kawasaki is not in the lineup Saturday against the Yankees, Barry Davis of Sportsnet.ca 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 36 140 124 17 36 5 4 1 0 8 0 0 9 29 5 1 1 .290 .341 .339 .680
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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
Jul. 29 @Bos 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .343 .341 .684
Jul. 28 @Bos 4 3 2 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .290 .341 .339 .680
Jul. 27 @NYY 3 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .283 .331 .325 .656
Jul. 26 @NYY Did not play.
Jul. 25 @NYY 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274 .325 .316 .641
Jul. 24 Bos 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .272 .325 .316 .641
Jul. 23 Bos 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .279 .333 .324 .657
Jul. 22 Bos 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .333 .324 .657
Jul. 21 Bos 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .283 .333 .330 .663
Jul. 20 Tex 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .294 .345 .343 .688
Jul. 19 Tex 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .289 .343 .340 .683
Jul. 18 Tex 4 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .293 .350 .348 .698
Jul. 13 @TB Did not play.
Jul. 12 @TB Did not play.
Jul. 11 @TB 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .284 .344 .330 .674
Jul. 9 @LAA 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .286 .348 .333 .681
Jul. 8 @LAA 4 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .278 .345 .329 .674
Jul. 7 @LAA 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .267 .337 .320 .657
Jul. 6 @Oak 3 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .268 .342 .324 .666
Jul. 5 @Oak 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .329 .294 .623
Jul. 4 @Oak 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .338 .303 .641
Jul. 3 @Oak 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 .242 .329 .290 .619
Jul. 2 Mil 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 .246 .313 .295 .608
Jul. 1 Mil 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .333 .316 .649
Jun. 29 CWS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .333 .315 .648
Jun. 28 CWS 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .269 .345 .327 .672
Jun. 27 CWS 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .271 .352 .333 .685
Jun. 26 CWS 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .244 .320 .311 .631
Jun. 25 NYY 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .244 .326 .317 .643
Jun. 24 NYY 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 .211 .286 .289 .575
Last 7 Days 18 4 7 1 0 0 3 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 .389 .400 .444 .844
Last 14 Days 38 4 12 2 0 0 5 2 9 0 0 0 1 1 .316 .341 .368 .709
Last 30 Days 91 12 30 3 0 0 7 6 21 0 0 1 1 3 .330 .374 .363 .737

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Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 31 7 3
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
2014334030.273.303.597
2013463041.152.174.438
2012194000.105.105.255

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20149113050.297.352.708
2013194241206.247.340.681
2012859072.212.224.503

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Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014566030.268.286.602
2013134171155.201.291.569
2012405012.125.125.311

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20146811050.309.382.742
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 140 124 6.4% 20.7% 0.31 77% .379 .049
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3-Year Averages     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      ▲ 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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.290 AVG
GOOD
77% Contact Rate
WEAK
.379 BABIP
HIGH
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.339 SLG
TERRIBLE
.049 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.31 BB/K
WEAK
6.4% BB Rate
WEAK
20.7% K Rate
WEAK
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.680 OPS
POOR
.341 OBP
GOOD

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

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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Kawasaki was called up Tuesday in preparation for either Brett Cecil or Adam Lind getting sent to the disabled list, the National Post reports.

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Kawasaki was sent down to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.

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Kawasaki's contract was purchased by the Blue Jays on Monday, Jon Morosi of FOX Sports 1 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.