48-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent
2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
There was no outlook written for Keiichi Yabu in 2017. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
Keiichi Yabu Contract Information:
Released by Giants in July 2009.
The Giants released Yabu, the San Jose Mercury News reports.
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
There was no outlook written for Keiichi Yabu.
Yabu finished last year with a solid 3.57 ERA, but that was accompanied by an ugly 48:32 K:BB ratio, so that number is unsustainable. He’ll remain a part of San Francisco’s bullpen in 2009, but with the additions of Jeremy Affeldt and Bob Howry, Yabu will be more of a middle innings guy.
Yabu is a 36-year-old free-agent righty from Japan who signed with Oakland for 2005. He went 6-9 with a 3.02 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, and 75/36 K/BB ratio in 116 IP and 19 starts for Hanshin this season and he's posted a 3.57 ERA in 268 games over his 11-year Japanese career. He threw three relief innings for Hanshin in an exhibition game against the Yankees in Tokyo last spring, allowing only one base runner while striking out five. After signing with Oakland in January, Yabu's upside appears to be as a fourth or fifth starter, if he can beat out either Dan Meyer or Dan Haren.