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Kei Igawa

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 212   DOB: 7/13/1979   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Kei Igawa Contract Information:

Igawa signed a contract with the Orix Buffaloes in March of 2012.

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Igawa signed a contract with the Orix Buffaloes, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Kei Igawa 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
2007 27 A Tam 2 2 0 9.0 7 2 0 6 3 1 1 0 2.00 1.11
2007 27 AAA SCR 11 11 0 68.3 68 28 10 71 15 5 4 0 3.69 1.21
2007 27 MAJ NYY 14 12 0 67.7 76 47 15 53 37 2 3 0 6.25 1.67
2008 28 AAA SCR 26 24 0 156.3 141 60 15 117 45 14 6 0 3.45 1.19
2008 28 AAA SCR 0 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2008 28 MAJ NYY 2 1 0 4.0 13 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 13.50 3.25
2009 29 AAA SCR 26 26 0 145.3 165 67 21 105 40 10 8 0 4.15 1.41
2010 30 AAA Scr 22 10 0 77.0 81 37 9 68 23 3 4 0 0 0 4.32 1.35
2011 31 AA Tre 4 6 0 54.1 52 26 8 40 24 2 2 1 0 0 4.31 1.40
2011 31 AAA Scr 4 4 0 22.2 18 7 2 12 13 1 0 0 0 0 2.78 1.40
Career  (View All) MAJ   16 13 0 71.7 89 53 15 53 37 2 4 0 6.66 1.76

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Kei Igawa Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

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Kei Igawa 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
2007 27 A Tam 2 2 9.0 6.00 3.00 2.00 0.00 80% 2.00 2.87 .265
2007 27 AAA SCR 11 11 68.3 9.35 1.98 4.73 1.32 75.3% 3.69 3.77 .323
2007 27 MAJ NYY 14 12 67.7 7.05 4.92 1.43 2.00 0.54 67.3% 6.25 6.21 .307
2008 28 AAA SCR 26 24 156.3 6.74 2.59 2.60 0.86 73.7% 3.45 3.89 .280
2008 28 AAA SCR 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 .00 .000
2008 28 MAJ NYY 2 1 4.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.50 53.8% 87.4 MPH 13.50 3.20 .535
2009 29 AAA SCR 26 26 145.3 6.50 2.48 2.63 1.30 75% 4.15 4.56 .321
2010 30 AAA Scr 22 10 77.0 7.95 2.69 2.96 1.05 70.5% 4.32 3.85 .326
2011 31 AA Tre 4 6 54.1 6.65 3.99 1.67 1.33 73.5% 4.31 5.09 .281
2011 31 AAA Scr 4 4 22.2 4.86 5.27 0.92 0.81 82.8% 2.78 5.32 .240
Career MAJ   16 13 71.7 6.66 4.65 1.43 1.88 65.8% 6.66 6.04 .332

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Worst Matchups for Kei Igawa (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adrian Beltre TEX 3 2 1 2 0 0 0 .667 2.000 2.667
B.J. Upton ATL 5 3 2 2 2 1 0 .600 1.800 2.514
Tony Pena Jr. CHI-A 3 2 0 2 0 1 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Alex Gordon KC 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Ryan Raburn CLE 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Dan Johnson TOR 3 1 1 2 0 1 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Nick Markakis BAL 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
David DeJesus TB 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.667
Kevin Frandsen WAS 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Joe Mauer MIN 3 2 0 1 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333

Best Matchups for Kei Igawa (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Billy Butler KC 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .333
Reed Johnson MIA 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 .000 .000 .333
Alex Rios TEX 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .333
Josh Wilson TEX 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Torii Hunter DET 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
David Ortiz BOS 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Aaron Hill AZ 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Dustin Pedroia BOS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Dioner Navarro TOR 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Miguel Cabrera DET 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Kei Igawa: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Igawa wants to pitch in the U.S. in 2012 and not return to Japan, but he hasn't received any offers from MLB teams, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Igawa (personal) is back with the Yankees, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.

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The Yankees sent Igawa home Friday to contact his family in Japan, Marc Carig of the Star Ledger reports.

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The Yankees plan to have Igawa work exclusively as a left-handed reliever in spring training and probably in the minors, the New York Post's Joel Sherman reports.

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Igawa earned his fifth win of the season at Triple-A on Friday night by tossing seven scoreless innings and allowing two hits.

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Igawa was reassigned to minor league camp on Monday despite his impressive spring numbers, the Yankees' official site reports.
Igawa has pitched nine scoreless innings during his five Grapefruit League appearances this spring.

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The Yankees optioned Igawa to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre prior to Saturday's game against the Mets.

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The Yankees recalled Igawa from Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre before the second game of Friday's double-header against the Mets.

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The Yankees optioned Igawa back down to Triple-A Scranton before Thursday's game, the New York Daily News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2009

Year 2 of the Igawa Era in New York actually took place primarily in Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He did make two appearances for the Yankees late in the season, but $4 million per year is a ton to spend on a Triple-A starter, even if you're the Yankees. It appears that Igawa has no place on the team's radar for a rotation spot with home-grown talent and bigger free-agent signings alike blocking his path. A trade out of the Bronx pressure cooker might help, but he's been vulnerable to the long ball since coming to America and a spacious home park may be required if he's ever going to be a viable major leage rotation option. As long as he's in New York, you should throw your endgame darts somewhere else, but in the right circumstances (San Diego?), Igawa could at least become intriguing again.

2008

Hideki Irabu revisited? We're not going to competely write him off yet, but it's fair to say that Igawa's first season in America was a disappointing one. Brought in to stabilize the back of the rotation, Igawa was demoted to High-A Tampa in early May to have his mechanics completely re-tooled in an effort to get him more prepared for pitching in the majors. Igawa struggled with his command all season, issuing 37 walks in 67.2 innings for the Yankees. Further, opposing hitters were able to pound out 76 hits against him, despite fanning 53 times. He still has some upside in the right situation, but Igawa comes with plenty of risk and minimal job security if the Yankees try to slot him into the back of the rotation again next season.

2007

Igawa has been one of Japan's very best pitchers over the past six seasons, with three strikeout titles, a triple crown and an MVP award to his credit. He has been lobbying for years for a chance at the majors, and in a surprising reversal this winter, his Japanese club decided to post him after all, with the Yankees winning his rights. Igawa went 14-9, with a 2.97 ERA in 29 starts in 2006, with a 1.10 WHIP and 194:49 K:BB in 209 IP. Igawa has a plus fastball, plus-or-better circle change, and a good slider and curve as well. As witnessed by his years-long fight with his Japanese club for his chance at the majors, Igawa has great self-confidence, and could transition to America easier than other Japanese players.

2006

Igawa is simply a keeper league note this year, as his Japanese club stopped him from trying to sign with a major league team this winter. The lefty, who'll turn 27 in July, led the Central League in strikeouts in 2004 (228, 10.2 per nine innings) but had a down year last season (3.86 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, only 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings.) Not eligible for free agency until after the 2009 season, but could leave before then if he ticks off his team enough.