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Kensuke Tanaka

33-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 170   DOB: 5/20/1981   BORN: Fukuoka, Japan   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kensuke Tanaka Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Rangers in December 2013.

July 20, 2014  –  Kensuke Tanaka News

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Tanaka has asked for his release from the Triple-A Round Rock roster, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Kensuke Tanaka 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
2013 32 AAA FRE 107 400 343 54 113 18 14 3 1 32 22 10 42 36 5 7 3 .329 .400 .397 .797
2013 32 MAJ SF 15 34 30 4 8 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 3 0 0 0 .267 .353 .267 .620
2014 33 AAA ROU 62 245 213 29 55 14 8 2 4 27 12 2 27 28 1 3 1 .258 .340 .371 .711
3-Year Averages     15 34 30 4 8 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 4 3 0 0 0 .267 .353 .267 .620

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Kensuke Tanaka: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2013 9 9

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Kensuke Tanaka Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201320000.000.000.000

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Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013284022.286.286.661

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013191011.211.211.529

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Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2013113011.364.364.780
Kensuke Tanaka Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2013 32 AAA FRE 400 343 10.5% 9% 1.17 90% .366 .068
2013 32 MAJ SF 34 30 11.8% 8.8% 1.33 90% .296 .000
2014 33 AAA ROU 245 213 11% 11.4% 0.96 87% .282 .113
3-Year Averages     34 30 11.8% 8.8% 1.33 90% .296 .000

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Kensuke Tanaka: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tanaka will not be on the Rangers' Opening Day roster, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Tanaka might be in a more prominent role as part of the Rangers' solution at second base while Jurickson Profar (shoulder) is sidelined for the next 10-to-12 weeks, ESPN Dallas reports.

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Tanaka (back) was assigned to minor league camp Monday, the Rangers' official site reports.

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Tanaka is considered day-to-day with back soreness, Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Tanaka agreed to a minor league contract with the Rangers on Wednesday, Patrick Newman of NPB Tracker reports.

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Tanaka was released by the Giants on Friday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Tanaka was designated for assignment by the Giants on Tuesday, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Tanaka was optioned to Triple-A Fresno on Monday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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2013

Even by NPB standards, Tanaka is a small ball player -- good defense, stolen bases, plate discipline, contact skills and sacrifice bunts, but no power. At his peak in Japan, Tanaka hit for a high average and was among the league leaders in stolen bases, but he missed time in each of the last two seasons with injuries and his numbers suffered. Still, he became an international free agent and signed a minor league deal with San Francisco. At this stage in his career, his upside is that of a utility infielder.