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Hong-Chih Kuo

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Back     EST. RETURN:  Unclear
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 241   DOB: 7/23/1981
BORN: Tainan City, Taiwan   COLLEGE: None  DRAFTED: No  Show ContractHide Contract

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Hong-Chih Kuo Contract Information:

One-year deal with the Mariners in February of 2012.

July 7, 2012  –  Hong-Chih Kuo News

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Hong-Chih Kuo Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 22 A Col 3 0 0 6.0 8 3 0 10 4 1 0 0 4.50 2.00
2005 23 AA JAC 17 0 0 28.7 22 6 1 44 11 1 1 3 1.88 1.15
2005 23 MAJ LOS 9 0 0 5.3 5 4 1 10 5 0 1 0 6.75 1.88
2006 24 AAA LAS 24 9 0 53.0 52 18 5 63 22 4 3 1 3.06 1.40
2006 24 MAJ LOS 28 5 0 59.7 54 28 3 71 33 1 5 0 4.22 1.46
2007 25 AAA LAS 7 5 0 20.0 18 8 2 28 8 0 1 0 3.60 1.30
2007 25 MAJ LOS 8 6 0 30.3 35 25 3 27 14 1 4 0 7.42 1.62
2008 26 MAJ LOS 42 3 0 80.0 60 19 4 96 21 5 3 1 2.14 1.01
2009 27 R AZL 3 1 0 3.0 2 0 0 5 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2009 27 A Inl 4 0 0 4.0 3 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
2009 27 AAA ALB 2 0 0 2.0 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4.50 1.50
2009 27 MAJ LOS 35 0 0 30.0 21 10 2 32 13 2 0 0 3.00 1.13
2010 28 A+ Inl 2 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2010 28 MAJ LAD 56 0 0 60.0 29 8 1 73 18 3 2 12 1 21 1.20 0.78
2011 29 A+ Ran 2 1 0 4.1 7 3 0 7 1 0 1 0 0 0 6.23 1.95
2011 29 AAA Alb 2 0 0 1.2 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.83
2011 29 MAJ LAD 40 0 0 27.0 24 27 4 36 23 1 2 0 2 3 9.00 1.74
3-Year Averages MAJ   40 0 0 27.0 24 27 4 36 23 1 2 0 2 3 9.00 1.74
Career  (View All) MAJ   218 14 0 292.3 228 121 18 345 127 13 17 13 3.73 1.21

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Hong-Chih Kuo Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20115517713302.289

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201172191611302.204

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201114.30001811413.191.88

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201112.7120181204.261.58
Hong-Chih Kuo Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 22 A Col 3 0 6.0 15.00 6.00 2.50 0.00 75% 4.50 1.87 .536
2005 23 AA JAC 17 0 28.7 13.81 3.45 4.00 0.31 84.4% 1.88 1.73 .363
2005 23 MAJ LOS 9 0 5.3 16.88 8.44 2.00 1.69 66.7% 6.75 4.79 .442
2006 24 AAA LAS 24 9 53.0 10.70 3.74 2.86 0.85 81.2% 3.06 3.29 .352
2006 24 MAJ LOS 28 5 59.7 10.71 4.98 2.15 0.45 1.04 70.2% 4.22 3.19 .344
2007 25 AAA LAS 7 5 20.0 12.60 3.60 3.50 0.90 75% 3.60 3.05 .360
2007 25 MAJ LOS 8 6 30.3 8.01 4.15 1.93 0.89 0.54 52.2% 7.42 4.14 .353
2008 26 MAJ LOS 42 3 80.0 10.80 2.36 4.57 0.45 1.15 80.5% 92.9 MPH 2.14 2.26 .302
2009 27 R AZL 3 1 3.0 15.00 3.00 5.00 0.00 100% 0.00 .87 .366
2009 27 A Inl 4 0 4.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 .20 .362
2009 27 AAA ALB 2 0 2.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 0.00 66.7% 4.50 3.70 .301
2009 27 MAJ LOS 35 0 30.0 9.60 3.90 2.46 0.60 1.65 75% 94.3 MPH 3.00 3.28 .265
2010 28 A+ Inl 2 1 2.0 13.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 .20 .000
2010 28 MAJ LAD 56 0 60.0 10.95 2.70 4.06 0.15 0.78 84.8% 94.3 MPH 1.20 1.93 .225
2011 29 A+ Ran 2 1 4.1 15.37 2.20 7.00 0.00 62.5% 6.23 .52 .605
2011 29 AAA Alb 2 0 1.2 22.50 7.50 3.00 0.00 100% 0.00 .70 .000
2011 29 MAJ LAD 40 0 27.0 12.00 7.67 1.57 1.33 0.93 46.5% 92.5 MPH 9.00 5.24 .333
3-Year Averages MAJ   40 0 27.0 12.00 7.67 1.57 1.33 46.5% 9.00 5.01 .333
Career MAJ   218 14 292.3 10.62 3.91 2.72 0.55 69.4% 3.73 2.99 .305

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Hong-Chih Kuo (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Gerardo Parra AZ 4 2 2 3 0 2 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Xavier Nady SD 6 3 1 1 2 0 0 .500 1.000 1.667
Joey Votto CIN 4 3 0 1 1 1 0 .750 .750 1.550
Troy Tulowitzki COL 11 5 1 4 1 4 0 .455 .818 1.318
Kelly Johnson NY-A 4 1 1 2 0 2 0 .250 1.000 1.250
Jose Bautista TOR 7 4 0 1 0 2 0 .571 .571 1.143
Everth Cabrera SD 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.100
Clint Barmes PIT 8 2 1 2 0 3 0 .250 .750 1.000
Brandon Phillips CIN 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 .400 .600 1.000
Brendan Ryan NY-A 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250 .750 1.000

Best Matchups for Hong-Chih Kuo (by OPS against, min 4 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Maicer Izturis TOR 7 1 0 1 0 1 0 .143 .143 .286
Mark Reynolds MIL 7 0 0 0 2 5 0 .000 .000 .222
Chris Snyder TEX 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 .000 .000 .167
Adam LaRoche WAS 6 0 0 2 1 5 0 .000 .000 .125
Scott Hairston WAS 6 0 0 0 0 2 1 .000 .000 .000
Alberto Callaspo OAK 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Endy Chavez SEA 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ike Davis NY-N 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Chris Denorfia SD 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Chase Headley SD 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000

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Hong-Chih Kuo: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Kuo signed a minor league deal with the Cubs on Monday, the Chicago Tribune's Paul Sullivan reports.

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Kuo was released Monday by the Mariners, Shannon Drayer of ESPN 710 reports.

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Kuo had another tough spring outing Thursday, allowing three runs on three hits in two innings.

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Kuo struggled with his command Friday, allowing a home run, a single and a pair of walks in his line inning.

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Kuo (elbow) has signed a one-year deal with the Mariners, Dylan Hernandez of the L.A. Times reports.

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Kuo was not tendered a contract by Monday's deadline, thus making him a free agent, the Dodgers' official site reports.

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Kuo (elbow) is a likely non-tender candidate by the Dodgers, the team's official site reports.

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Kuo will undergo his fifth career surgery on his pitching elbow on Friday, the LA Times reports.

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Kuo had to pull out of the Goodwill Games due to elbow soreness, the Dodgers' official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2012

Big things were expected from Kuo coming off a dominant 2010 season (1.20 ERA, 73:18 K:BB in 60 innings), but it all fell apart for the southpaw in 2011. As usual, Kuo dealt with left elbow problems that ultimately led to his fifth career elbow surgery in October. What really limited him to 36.2 innings, however, was an anxiety disorder that appeared directly related to his 9.00 ERA and 7.67 BB/9IP. Kuo signed a one-year deal with the Mariners in February to try and resurrect his career.

2011

Kuo managed to avoid significant DL time in 2010, pitching in a career-high 56 games. Ex-manager Joe Torre managed Kuo's workload pretty well, avoiding too many back-to-back appearances and it paid off in the form of a 1.20 ERA. Kuo finished with 12 saves after taking over closer duties from Jonathan Broxton in August. He'll be back in the LA bullpen in 2011, though his role will likely have to be sorted out in the spring as it probably hinges on how Broxton bounces back from a poor second half.

2010

Kuo missed nearly three months of the season with elbow problems, but upon returning in late July, posted a 2.19 ERA the rest of the way to finish with a 3.00 mark in 30 innings. That's typical Kuo, both in terms of the injuries (he's had four elbow operations) and performance. When healthy, he's as electric as they come from the left side. The Dodgers will hope for more of the same in 2010, preferably with a few more innings.

2009

Kuo was brilliant in 2008, posting a 2.14 ERA in 80 innings while striking out 96 and walking just 21 while allowing a mere four home runs. As usual however, Kuo did have some elbow problems late in the year, limiting his innings to 3.2 in September, but when healthy, he was nearly unhittable, both against right-handers (.205 BAA) and left-handers (.202). Kuo will carry warning flags again in 2009, but even as a non-closing reliever (we don't see a return to the rotation), he'll be a nice source of ERA, WHIP, and strikeouts.

2008

Kuo continued to feed his reputation as a highly-talented, but injury-prone pitcher in 2007. He managed just 50.1 innings between Triple-A Las Vegas and the Dodgers, walking 22 and striking out 55. Kuo managed six starts for the Dodgers before undergoing season-ending elbow surgery of the non-Tommy John variety in July. When healthy, his stuff is that of a No. 2 starter, but he already has two Tommy John surgeries under his belt and it seems unlikely that he'll contribute much in 2008.

2007

Two Tommy John surgeries and a minor league career as a reliever later, Kuo has transformed himself into a starting pitcher. Kuo has a very live arm, bringing his fastball up in the 95 mph range at times, and he's worked hard to improve his command that failed him for his first stint with the club, but improved dramatically in September (42:9 K:BB in 32.1 innings). Depending on how the rotation shakes out this spring, Kuo will either open as the team's No. 5 starter or be the first Triple-A promotion when the injury bug strikes. There will always be the concern that his elbow could pop again, but Kuo is someone to keep a close eye on due to his strikeout ability.

2006

Kuo has endured not one but two Tommy John elbow ligament replacement surgeries and still can dial it up to 98-99 mph on the radar gun. The Dodgers converted him to relief work to preserve his arm. So far, the results have borne fruit. At each level he's pitched, Kuo has struck out more than a batter per inning, but he's also walked a ton of batters. Still, as he develops he could be a valuable late-inning weapon for the Dodgers.

2003

Had a brief debut with Vero Beach in 2002 at the age of 21. Had elbow ligament surgery at the age of 18 and is being handled with kid gloves as a result. He is a product of one of the best Asian scouting programs in baseball.