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Tsuyoshi Wada

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

W-L

4-4

ERA

3.25

WHIP

1.24

K

57

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Orioles gave Wada a two-year deal prior to 2012, but he had Tommy John surgery early in the season and he could not work his way back in 2013. Wada made 19 Triple-A starts during a lengthy rehab p...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 180   DOB: 2/21/1981   BORN: Izumo, Japan   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Tsuyoshi Wada Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Cubs in December of 2013 that includes an invite to spring training.

September 27, 2014  –  Tsuyoshi Wada News

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Wada will in fact start Saturday's game against the Brewers, MLB.com's Aaron Leibowitz reports.

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Tsuyoshi Wada 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
2009 28 JPN JPN 15 0 1 84.1 72 38 13 87 24 4 5 0 4.07 1.14
2010 29 JPN JPN 26 0 0 169.1 145 59 11 169 55 17 8 0 0 0 3.14 1.18
2011 30 JPN JPN 26 0 2 184.2 145 33 7 168 40 16 5 0 0 0 1.61 1.00
2012 31 AAA NOR 1 1 0 2.2 6 6 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 20.25 4.55
2013 32 AAA NOR 19 19 0 102.2 112 46 9 80 35 5 6 0 0 0 4.03 1.44
2014 33 AAA IOW 19 18 0 113.2 104 35 13 120 28 10 6 0 0 0 2.77 1.17
2014 33 MAJ CHC 13 13 0 69.3 67 25 7 57 19 4 4 0 0 0 3.25 1.24

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Tsuyoshi Wada Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 27 @Mil 5.0 8 2 2 1 1 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.25 1.24
Sep. 18 LAD 5.0 5 1 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.22 1.20
Sep. 12 @Pit 4.3 9 4 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.34 1.20
Sep. 5 Pit 3.3 3 3 2 0 1 2 2 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.95 1.09
Aug. 30 @StL 6.0 5 4 3 1 3 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.79 1.08
Aug. 24 Bal 6.3 1 1 1 1 1 8 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.56 1.05
Aug. 19 SF 5.0 6 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 2.75 1.17
Aug. 13 Mil 6.7 5 2 2 2 1 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.15 1.17
Aug. 8 TB 6.0 4 2 2 1 1 6 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.25 1.23
Aug. 2 @LAD 5.7 6 2 2 1 2 6 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.32 1.34
Jul. 28 Col 7.0 5 1 1 0 1 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.38 1.31
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
10.0 13 3 3 1 2 9 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 2.70 1.50
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 4.7 IP/G
23.7 30 14 12 2 8 16 2 0 0 0-3 0 0 0 4.56 1.61
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 5.5 IP/G
60.3 57 22 20 7 14 50 3 0 0 4-3 0 0 0 2.98 1.18

Tsuyoshi Wada Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014551239000.184

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20142344516581737.270

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201443.3410391042.911.02

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201426.003018933.811.62
Tsuyoshi Wada 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
2009 28 JPN JPN 15 0 84.1 9.31 2.57 3.63 1.39 69.9% 4.07 4.00 .282
2010 29 JPN JPN 26 0 169.1 8.99 2.93 3.07 0.59 74.6% 3.14 3.02 .303
2011 30 JPN JPN 26 0 184.2 8.21 1.95 4.20 0.34 85.4% 1.61 2.52 .282
2012 31 AAA NOR 1 1 2.2 4.09 16.36 0.25 4.09 44.4% 20.25 13.65 .490
2013 32 AAA NOR 19 19 102.2 7.05 3.08 2.29 0.79 73.2% 4.03 3.92 .331
2014 33 AAA IOW 19 18 113.2 9.54 2.23 4.29 1.03 81.5% 2.77 3.37 .314
2014 33 MAJ CHC 13 13 69.3 7.40 2.47 3.00 0.91 1.07 77.2% 88.9 MPH 3.25 3.82 .302

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2014 Stat Review for Tsuyoshi Wada    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.00 K/BB
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7.40 K/9
AVERAGE
2.47 BB/9
GOOD
88.9 MPH Fastball
POOR
0.9 HR/9
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1.07 GB/FB Ratio
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ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.25 ERA
GOOD
1.24 WHIP
AVERAGE
3.82 FIP
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BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.302 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
77.2% Strand Rate
HIGH

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Tsuyoshi Wada: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wada will not pitch again this season, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Wada did not factor in Thursday's decision against the Dodgers, but pitched effectively, allowing just one run and five hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out five.

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Wada labored through 4.1 innings, giving up four earned runs on nine hits and two walks while recording a couple of strikeouts in Friday's 7-3 loss to the Pirates.

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Wada (calf) has been confirmed as Friday's starter against the Pirates.

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Wada left Friday's game midway through the fourth inning with an apparent injury, the Daily Herald's Bruce Miles reports.

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Wada allowed three earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out three in six innings Saturday against the Cardinals to pick up the loss.

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Wada went 6.1 strong innings against Baltimore on Sunday, allowing just one hit (a solo home run) and one walk.

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Wada (3-1) blanked the Giants over five innings Tuesday, earning the victory when the game was called on account of rain following the top of the fifth inning. He struck out three batters and gave up six hits and no walks.

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Wada picked up his second win of the season, allowing two runs on five hits with five strikeouts over 6.2 innings Wednesday against the Brewers.

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Wada turned in another nice effort, surrendering two earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six across a half-dozen frames versus the Rays on Friday afternoon.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Wada missed the entire season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in April. Wada was never a hard thrower in Japan, barely reaching the upper-80s with his fastball. He was hot off a career season prior to his elbow setback in spring training. Wada's timetable may not permit him to be ready right away, which should leave others in the organization with first crack at rotation spots this spring. The Orioles are likely to season him with several months in the minors before considering a promotion.

2012

Wada has been steady frontline starter throughout his nine-year career with the Softbank Hawks, which neatly opened and concluded with Japan Series wins in 2003 and 2011. He never overpowered batters in NPB, and certainly won't at the MLB level. He works mostly around 86-87 MPH with his fastball, and mixes in sliders and changeups at 75-80 MPH, while dropping in a very occasional sub-70 MPH curve. He either took a quantum leap forward or, more likely, massively benefited from the new NPB ball in 2011 that was harder to hit. Wada's ERA in 2011 was 1.51, more than twice as good as his career 3.13 mark, and way ahead of his previous career best, 2.82 achieved in 2007. He's surpassed 180 innings in four of his nine NPB seasons, and never reached 190 innings. NPB starters, when moving to MLB, have tended to see their innings counts decline. Given that Wada is a little on the diminutive side at 5-foot-10, 175, and will open the 2012 season at age 31. anticipating some workload regression seems fair. Given his mediocre velocity and his penchant for throwing strikes, adapting to life in the AL East seems like a tall order. Still, he'll likely begin the season in Baltimore's rotation after signing a two-year, $8.15 million deal.