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So Taguchi

45-Year-Old Outfielder – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 10"   WT: 169   DOB: 7/2/1969   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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So Taguchi Contract Information:

In January of 2010, Taguchi signed a contract with the Orix Buffaloes for 2010.

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Taguchi has signed a contract with the Orix Buffaloes for 2010, the Kyodo news service reports.

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So Taguchi 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
2004 34 AAA MEM 17 58 55 5 18 5 4 0 1 7 6 0 1 10 0 0 2 .327 .362 .455 .817
2005 35 MAJ STL 143 424 396 45 114 31 21 2 8 53 11 2 20 62 2 4 2 .288 .322 .412 .734
2006 36 MAJ STL 134 361 316 46 84 22 19 1 2 31 11 3 32 48 9 2 2 .266 .335 .351 .686
2007 37 MAJ STL 130 340 307 48 89 18 15 0 3 30 7 4 23 32 3 1 6 .290 .350 .368 .718
2008 38 MAJ PHI 88 103 91 18 20 6 5 1 0 9 3 0 8 14 4 0 0 .220 .283 .297 .580
2009 39 AAA IOW 85 304 258 37 64 13 8 1 4 29 4 4 32 32 1 4 9 .248 .347 .333 .680
2009 39 MAJ CHN 6 12 11 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .273 .333 .364 .697
Career  (View All)     672 1,524 1,369 197 382 100 74 7 19 163 39 12 102 195 31 10 12 .279 .332 .385 .717

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So Taguchi: MLB Games Played By Position

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2009 3 3 1

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So Taguchi Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2004 34 AAA MEM 58 55 1.7% 17.2% 0.10 82% .386 .128
2005 35 MAJ STL 424 396 4.7% 14.6% 0.32 84% .325 .124
2006 36 MAJ STL 361 316 8.9% 13.3% 0.67 85% .308 .085
2007 37 MAJ STL 340 307 6.8% 9.4% 0.72 90% .316 .078
2008 38 MAJ PHI 103 91 7.8% 13.6% 0.57 85% .260 .077
2009 39 AAA IOW 304 258 10.5% 10.5% 1.00 88% .270 .085
2009 39 MAJ CHN 12 11 8.3% 33.3% 0.25 64% .429 .091
Career     1,524 1,369 6.7% 12.8% 0.52 86% .314 .106

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So Taguchi: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Taguchi was released by the Cubs, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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The Cubs purchased Taguchi's contract from Triple-A Iowa on Wednesday, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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Taguchi was sent to the Cubs' minor league camp Sunday.

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Taguchi agreed to terms on a minor-league deal with the Cubs, the Chicago Tribune reports.

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The Phillies released Taguchi on Wednesday.

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Taguchi started for the third straight game on Saturday and went 2-for-4 was the Phillies' leadoff man.

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Taguchi signed a one-year contract with the Phillies on Sunday, the Associated Press reports.

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The Cards have declined their 2008 option on Taguchi, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.

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As a fourth outfielder on a team decimated by injuries, Taguchi proved invaluable once again in 2007, hitting .290 with 30 RBI, 48 runs and seven stolen bases.

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Taguchi made a costly error Friday that allowed three runs to score.

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Taguchi will probably be the closest thing to an every day center fielder and leadoff hitter the Cardinals have while Jim Edmonds and David Eckstein are on the DL.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2008

As a fourth outfielder on a team decimated by injuries, Taguchi proved invaluable once again in 2007, hitting .290 with 48 runs and seven stolen bases. Considering that Taguchi probably only cost a buck or two on draft day, those are respectable numbers. Still, the Cards had a number of younger alternatives, so Taguchi was deemed expendable and ended up signing with the Phillies. He'll maintain a similar reserve role there, likely hawking his at-bats when Geoff Jenkins sits against lefties or when Shane Victorino needs a day off.

2007

For the second season in a row, Taguchi stole 11 bases and filled in admirably in the St. Louis outfield. He hit only .266 with no power, but 10+ stolen bases for a buck or two on draft day is a nice return on investment. Heíll likely be the fourth outfielder for the Cardinals again in 2007.

2006

Always considered a superior defender, Taguchi proved in 2005 that he has adjusted to American pitching at long last. His eight homers off the bench show he's finally developing a little pop, too. He should platoon at a corner outfield spot in 2006.

2005

Taguchi twice was sent to Triple-A only to be brought back a few days later when it appeared Jim Edmonds might need a day off or two. Taguchi wasn't much of a hitter even during his Japanese career, hitting .300 and more than 10 home runs only once. Although he hasn't played poorly in the majors, he's not a particularly valuable asset either -- other than his ability to play center field and get an occasional hit. The Cardinals can do better than this fifth outfielder.

2004

It's easy to dismiss Taguchi as Tsuyoshi Shinjo Lite, but in fairness to him, his career MLB line is .290/.310/.519. Yes, it's 69 at-bats, but if Drew Henson ever did that they'd name a building after him. Taguchi suffers from the Cardinals' excess of useful bench players, and the situation should be the same in 2004.

2003

Taguchi didnít hit in the majors and then didnít hit a at Triple-A last season, going .247/.286/.352. At age 33, he would be lucky to make it as a gold-glove catcher, let alone an outfielder.