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Kazuhito Tadano

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:       EST. RETURN:  Unclear
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: ' "   WT:    DOB: 4/25/1980
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Signed a one-year contract with the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan's Pacific League for the 2008 season.

January 10, 2008  –  Kazuhito Tadano News

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Tadano will be out more than two months after breaking his left wrist, JapanBall.com reports.

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Kazuhito Tadano 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 24 AAA BUF 12 8 0 44.7 49 27 9 39 14 2 4 0 5.44 1.41
2005 25 AAA BUF 32 8 0 96.3 105 47 16 86 22 5 5 5 4.39 1.32
2005 25 MAJ CLE 1 0 0 4.0 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2.25 1.00
2006 26 A A 1 0 0 3.0 3 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 3.00 1.33
2006 26 AAA SAC 34 3 0 56.3 71 34 9 60 20 2 4 3 5.43 1.62
2007 27 AA MID 7 7 0 41.3 42 19 7 49 6 3 2 0 4.14 1.16
2007 27 AAA SAC 22 12 0 88.3 100 51 14 84 30 5 5 0 5.20 1.47
2008 28 AAA SAC 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
Career  (View All)     15 4 0 54.3 59 27 6 40 18 1 1 0 4.47 1.42

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Kazuhito Tadano 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 24 AAA BUF 12 8 44.7 7.86 2.82 2.79 1.81 66.7% 5.44 5.15 .315
2005 25 AAA BUF 32 8 96.3 8.03 2.06 3.91 1.49 72.1% 4.39 4.29 .324
2005 25 MAJ CLE 1 0 4.0 2.25 0.00 0.00 0.00 75% 2.25 2.70 .280
2006 26 A A 1 0 3.0 6.00 3.00 2.00 0.00 75% 3.00 2.87 .317
2006 26 AAA SAC 34 3 56.3 9.59 3.20 3.00 1.44 69.5% 5.43 4.32 .385
2007 27 AA MID 7 7 41.3 10.67 1.31 8.17 1.52 70.7% 4.14 3.54 .341
2007 27 AAA SAC 22 12 88.3 8.56 3.06 2.80 1.43 68.1% 5.20 4.45 .342
2008 28 AAA SAC 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
Career     15 4 54.3 6.63 2.98 2.22 0.99 70.4% 4.47 4.19 .319

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Kazuhito Tadano: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Tadano will return to his native Japan and pitch for the Nippon Ham Fighters in 2008.

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Tadano has thrown 11 solid innings for Double-A Midland in two starts, allowing three runs. He's fanned 12 with no walks thus far.

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Tadano has cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento.

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Tadano was designated for assignment.

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Tadano was traded to Oakland from Cleveland in exchange for minor league outfielder Ramon Alvarado.

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Tadano was placed on waivers on Saturday. the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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The Indians optioned Tadano to Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, the Associated Press reports.

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Tadano, who struggled with a bulging disk since late 2004, has thrown well thus far this spring, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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Tadano was placed on Triple-A Buffalo's disabled list with a sore shoulder, the team's official site reports.

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After pitching four innings of one run relief on Saturday, Tadano will be sent back to Triple-A Buffalo on Sunday, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2006

Tadano's Triple-A stats haven't been strong enough to win a roster spot with the Indians overflowing with inviting young arms. His Nomo-like windup is under control but he's allowed over a hit per inning in each of the past two seasons. Because he can start or relieve, he was called up breifly in July. A strong 86/22 K/BB ratio says there's some hope at improvement, however.

2005

After a promising 2003 campaign in the minors, mainly with Double-A Akron, Tadano showed glimpses of his potential along with a few bumps in the road in his rookie season. He has a wind-up compared to Hideo Nomo and an always moving fastball, but he's trapped between roles with the Tribe right now. He had a great K/BB ratio, but his hit rate was a little too high. There's a chance that the Indians could try to convert him into a closer in the coming years.

2004

Tadano made it all the way through Cleveland's system in 2003 (A-ball to Triple-A) and will be a sleeper come spring. His motion is slightly unconventional in that he raises both arms over his head a la Hideo Nomo, and he has an odd release point. The combination gives his 92-93 mph fastball significant movement and hes able to bore it into hitters. Unlike Nomo, he works quickly which converts well to the North American game.

2003

A Japanese collegiate pitcher, Tadano was thought to be going to Yokohama, and was considered by many scouts to have a shot at the leagues ROY. Unfortunately, he was passed over in the draft because a shoulder injury. Despite the injury in his final year, he finished his college career 5th all-time in Japanese collegiate strikeouts. He signed with the Indians in March of 2003. His motion is slightly unconventional in that he raises both arms over his head ala Hideo Nomo, and he has an odd release point. The combination gives his 92-93 mph fastball significant movement and hes able to bore it into hitters. Unlike Nomo he works quickly which coverts well to the North American game. At age 22, hell begin his professional career in A-ball. Old for that level of play, he needs to move through the ranks quickly to prove his abilities. Slight at 510 and 165 pounds, there are question marks surrounding his recent shoulder injury and whether his odd motion and release point can translate to the big leagues. We should know about his major league prospects by the end of 2003.