RotoWire Partners

Tsuyoshi Wada

33-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

W-L

ERA

WHIP

K

SV

2014 RotoWire Projections

W-L

ERA

WHIP

K

SV

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...

Read more about Tsuyoshi Wada

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

$

Tsuyoshi Wada Contract Information:

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

March 24, 2014  –  Tsuyoshi Wada News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Wada signed a minor league deal with the Cubs on Monday, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Tsuyoshi Wada – simply subscribe now.

Tsuyoshi Wada Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Show 5x5 Stats OnlyShow All Statistics       Click stat headings to sort columns.
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 3 3 0 21.1 10 2 2 23 2 2 1 0 0 0 0.84 0.57

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats

Yes No No

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Tsuyoshi Wada

<a href='/baseball/showArticle.htm?id=19987'>Spring Training Job Battles: Final Decisions</a>

Spring Training Job Battles: Final Decisions

As teams near their season openers, the final cuts are being made and job battles have been decided. Brian Pelowski takes one last look around the league as spring training comes to an end.

Tsuyoshi Wada Advanced Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Partial SeasonsHide Partial Seasons      Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats      Click stat headings to sort columns.
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 3 3 21.1 9.81 0.85 11.50 0.85 100% 0.84 2.54 .180

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

Yes No

Chicago Cubs Roster

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

Wada was released by the Cubs on Sunday, Mark Gonzales of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wada remains in the running for a spot in the Cubs' rotation, the team's official site reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wada has signed a minor league contract with the Cubs that includes an invite to spring training, Paul Sullivan of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
The Orioles declined Wada's $5 million option for the 2014 season, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wada will not be recalled from Triple-A Norfolk this season, MASN Sports reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
The Orioles are still discussing what to do with Wada in September, MASN Sports reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wada has allowed one run in his last 18.2 innings at Triple-A, but it looks like he will remain in the minors until September, MASN Sports reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wada allowed two runs on four hits and five walks Thursday for Triple-A Norfolk.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Wada had one of his best starts yet Saturday in Triple-A, allowing two runs in 6.1 innings with six strikeouts.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

Subscribe now to see our 2014 outlook.

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.