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Tsuyoshi Wada

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago Cubs

2014 Stats

W-L

4-4

ERA

3.25

WHIP

1.24

K

57

SV

0

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The Orioles gave Wada a two-year deal prior to 2012, but never got anything out of him thanks to Tommy John surgery. The Cubs picked him up for peanuts last year, and he managed to impress in both the...

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2015 ADP:  474.07

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STATUS:  Day-To-Day     INJURY TYPE:  Groin
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 one-year, $4 million contract with the Cubs in November of 2014.

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Wada (groin) threw 42 pitches in a simulated game Saturday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat 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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3-Year Averages     13 13 0 69.3 67 25 7 57 19 4 4 0 0 0 3.25 1.24

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

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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

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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

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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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3-Year Averages     13 13 69.3 7.40 2.47 3.00 0.91 77.2% 3.25 3.69 .302

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2014 Stat Review for Tsuyoshi Wada    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 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
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2.47 BB/9
AVERAGE
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
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.302 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
77.2% Strand Rate
HIGH

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Tsuyoshi Wada

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

Wada (groin) is out of the running for a rotation spot, as MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports that Travis Wood and Edwin Jackson are the last two contenders remaining for the fifth spot in the Cubs' rotation.

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Wada started Friday but was removed early because of left groin tightness, the Cubs' official site reports.

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Wada has a bit of discomfort in his left leg, despite pitching a clean inning Sunday, ESPN Chicago's Jesse Rogers reports.

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Wada (hamstring) threw a live batting practice Saturday with no ill effects, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports. "I thought he threw the ball really well," manager Joe Maddon said.

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Wada (hamstring) is scheduled to throw a side session Wednesday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Wada is being held back from early spring training work due to a hamstring injury, Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

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Wada agreed to terms for the 2015 season with the Cubs on Monday, Jesse Rogers of ESPN Chicago reports.

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2014

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 process, though he frequently required an extra day of rest between starts. He will be two years removed from Tommy John this season, and the Cubs are giving him a chance to compete for a rotation spot after signing him to a minor league deal in December.

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.