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Koji Uehara

40-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2015 Stats

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2-4

ERA

2.33

WHIP

0.91

K

46

SV

23

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Uehara followed up his dominant 2013 season with the same effectiveness last year, throwing strikes and wiping out batters with his splitter until things fell apart over the final two months (5.74 ERA...

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2015 ADP:  149.29

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 195   DOB: 4/3/1975   BORN: Osaka, Japan   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Koji Uehara Contract Information:

Signed a two-year contract with the Red Sox worth $18 million in October of 2014.

July 31, 2015  –  Koji Uehara News

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Uehara pitched around a walk, striking out two to record his 23rd save of the season in Boston's 7-5 win over the Rays on Friday night.

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Koji Uehara 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 32 JPN JPN 55 0 0 62.0 47 12 4 66 4 4 3 32 1.74 0.82
2009 34 MAJ BAL 12 12 0 66.7 71 30 7 48 12 2 4 0 4.05 1.25
2010 35 AA BOW 2 2 0 2.0 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2010 35 AAA NOR 2 0 0 2.0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2010 35 MAJ BAL 43 0 0 44.0 37 14 5 55 5 1 2 13 2 6 2.86 0.95
2011 36 MAJ BAL 43 0 0 47.0 25 9 6 62 8 1 1 0 1 13 1.72 0.70
2011 36 MAJ TEX 22 0 0 18.0 13 8 5 23 1 1 2 0 0 9 4.00 0.78
2011  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ BAL/TEX 65 0 0 65.0 38 17 11 85 9 2 3 0 1 22 2.35 0.72
2012 37 AAA ROU 3 0 0 3.0 3 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2012 37 MAJ TEX 37 0 0 36.0 20 7 4 43 3 0 0 1 0 7 1.75 0.64
2013 38 MAJ BOS 73 0 0 74.3 33 9 5 101 9 4 1 21 3 13 1.09 0.57
2014 39 MAJ BOS 64 0 0 64.3 51 18 10 80 8 6 5 26 5 1 2.52 0.92
2015 40 A GRE 1 0 0 1.0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9.00 3.00
2015 40 MAJ BOS 41 0 0 38.7 27 10 3 46 8 2 4 23 2 0 2.33 0.91
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3-Year Averages     58 0 0 58.2 34 11 6 74 6 3 2 16 2 7 1.70 0.69
Career  (View All)     335 12 0 389.0 277 105 45 458 54 17 19 84 2.43 0.85

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

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Koji Uehara 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
Aug. 2 TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 2.33 0.91
Jul. 31 TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.39 0.88
Jul. 29 CWS 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.45 0.87
Jul. 24 Det 2.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.52 0.84
Jul. 17 @LAA 0.7 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.67 0.89
Jul. 11 NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.45 0.88
Jul. 8 Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.53 0.88
Jul. 7 Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.61 0.90
Jul. 5 Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.70 0.93
Jul. 3 Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.79 0.97
Jun. 30 @Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.89 1.00
Jun. 29 @Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.00 1.04
Jun. 28 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 - 1 0 0 3.12 1.08
Jun. 26 @TB 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 3.24 1.08
Jun. 24 Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.38 1.13
Jun. 21 @KC 1.0 3 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.52 1.17
Jun. 18 @Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.86 1.09
Jun. 16 Atl 1.0 4 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.00 1.14
Jun. 13 Tor 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 1.00
Jun. 6 Oak 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.37 1.00
Jun. 5 Oak 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 2.50 1.06
Jun. 4 Min 0.0 3 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.65 1.00
Jun. 2 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.59 0.82
May. 31 @Tex 0.7 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 1.69 0.81
Last 14 Days
4 Games:  Avg. 1.3 IP/G
5.0 3 0 0 0 2 8 0 1 0 0-0 1 0 0 0.00 1.00
Last 30 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
12.7 5 1 1 1 2 16 0 1 0 0-1 7 0 0 0.71 0.55
Last 60 Days
24 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
23.3 20 11 7 1 4 28 0 2 0 0-3 13 1 0 2.70 1.03

Koji Uehara Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20157524510402.145
201414038426208.197
201313756615601.115

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20157822317421.230
201410942425802.240
201312845318414.146

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201524.0211234511.880.88
201436.0441045543.000.89
201337.7211247631.430.64

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201514.7031112323.070.95
201428.3211635361.910.95
201336.720954320.740.49
Koji Uehara 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 32 JPN JPN 55 0 62.0 9.58 0.58 16.50 0.58 83% 1.74 2.15 .283
2009 34 MAJ BAL 12 12 66.7 6.48 1.62 4.00 0.95 0.55 69.7% 86.9 MPH 4.05 3.68 .314
2010 35 AA BOW 2 2 2.0 4.50 4.50 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 3.70 .177
2010 35 AAA NOR 2 0 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 2.20 .301
2010 35 MAJ BAL 43 0 44.0 11.25 1.02 11.00 1.02 0.43 75.7% 88.1 MPH 2.86 2.52 .317
2011 36 MAJ BAL 43 0 47.0 11.87 1.53 7.75 1.15 0.54 88.9% 88.8 MPH 1.72 2.73 .212
2011 36 MAJ TEX 22 0 18.0 11.50 0.50 23.00 2.50 0.81 66.7% 88.8 MPH 4.00 4.42 .224
2011  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ BAL/TEX 65 0 65.0 11.77 1.25 9.44 1.52 0.61 83.3% 88.8 MPH 2.35 3.21 .215
2012 37 AAA ROU 3 0 3.0 12.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 0.53 .402
2012 37 MAJ TEX 37 0 36.0 10.75 0.75 14.33 1.00 0.61 84.2% 88.9 MPH 1.75 2.51 .215
2013 38 MAJ BOS 73 0 74.3 12.23 1.09 11.22 0.61 0.82 89.2% 89.2 MPH 1.09 1.76 .205
2014 39 MAJ BOS 64 0 64.3 11.19 1.12 10.00 1.40 0.73 83.7% 88.2 MPH 2.52 3.15 .288
2015 40 A GRE 1 0 1.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 9.00 1.20 .622
2015 40 MAJ BOS 41 0 38.7 10.71 1.86 5.75 0.70 0.56 78.1% 87.1 MPH 2.33 2.45 .276
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 10.81 1.67 6.46 0.90 76.8% 2.68 -0.55 .292
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.6 10.81 1.71 6.33 0.96 77.5% 2.68 2.75 .290
Rest Of Season     0 0 21.1 10.81 1.72 6.29 0.97 77.7% 2.68 2.77 .289
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3-Year Averages     58 0 58.2 11.44 0.93 12.33 0.93 85.3% 1.70 2.31 .237
Career     335 12 389.0 10.60 1.25 8.48 1.04 79% 2.43 2.78 .266

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

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2015 Stat Review for Koji Uehara    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2014 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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5.75 K/BB
ELITE
10.71 K/9
GOOD
1.86 BB/9
GREAT
87.1 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.7 HR/9
WEAK
0.56 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.33 ERA
GOOD
0.91 WHIP
GREAT
2.45 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.276 BABIP
AVERAGE
78.1% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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Koji Uehara: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Uehara tossed a pair of perfect innings, striking out two against Detroit on Friday night.

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Uehara has attracted interest from other teams, according to a source, the Boston Globe reports.

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Uehara was touched for a game-winning homer by the Angels Mike Trout in Friday night's loss. He came on to pitch in a tie game, so this wasn't a blown save.

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Uehara got the final three outs Wednesday for his 21st save, striking out one in a perfect ninth against the Marlins.

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Uehara closed out the Marlins on Tuesday, striking out two in a perfect inning to pick up the save in Boston's win. The save conversion was his 10th straight.

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Uehara picked up the save in Tuesday night's win over the Blue Jays. It was the third consecutive day the closer has pitched and picked up a save, and the fourth time he's pitched in the last five days.

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Uehara pitched a perfect 10th inning against Tampa Bay on Friday to earn his 15th save of the season.

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Uehara pitched a scoreless inning in a non-save situation Wednesday night in Boston's win over Baltimore.

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Uehara struck out two in a perfect ninth against the Braves on Thursday to pick up his 14th save of the season.

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Uehara struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Saturday to pick up his 13th save of the season.

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Uehara pitched a scoreless ninth inning to record his 12th save of the season in Friday night's win over the Athletics. He allowed two hits and struck out one.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Uehara was Boston's regular-season MVP after stabilizing the closer job in June. He saved 21 games, was dominant against both righties and lefties and struck out a ridiculous 12.2 batters per nine innings. The plan in spring training was to avoid using him on back-to-back days because of a 2012 shoulder injury, which delayed the decision to give him a shot at closing, but he countered that by being an efficient strike-thrower and generally avoiding big pitch counts in his appearances. Uehara threw more innings last season than he has in any big league campaign, and it remains to be seen if that workload affects him at all in 2014, which is in part the reason Boston signed former Cardinals closer Edward Mujica. However, coming off his dominant 2013 campaign, Uehara will open this season as Boston's closer.

2013

Uehara battled a litany of injuries to begin the year, but was Texas' best reliever down the stretch as Mike Adams faded. His control remains outstanding, posting 43 strikeouts against just three walks in 36 innings. He's been among the AL elite for the past two years now, save for a minor blip late in 2011 where he served up a few long balls. Surprisingly, he didn't get a multi-year deal in free agency, instead landing in Boston for $4.5 million on a one-year deal. Should Joel Hanrahan falter, Uehara may be a candidate to move into the closer's role.

2012

Uehara pitched well for Texas after a deadline-deal with Baltimore, walking one and fanning 23 in 18 innings during the regular season (though five homers allowed in 18 innings bloated his ERA). He was touched for a homer in all three appearances in the postseason however, and it's led to some teams inquiring about his availability. Texas seems reluctant to move him, and he should return as the primary seventh-inning reliever bridging the gap to the Mike Adams/Joe Nathan duo. He continues to flash excellent control and miniscule WHIP figures, a trend that is expected to continue despite his postseason failures.

2011

After spending most of the first half of the season on the DL with an elbow injury, Uehara came back to pitch in the bullpen and turned in a fantastic season in 2010. He converted 13 of 15 save chances, turning in a 55:5 K:BB in the process. As an extreme strike-thrower, Uehara tends to be a little gopher-ball prone, but on the flip side those homers tend to be solo shots. He signed a one-year deal to return to the O's in the offseason, but his chances of serving as the full-time closer took a significant hit with the addition of Kevin Gregg.

2010

Uehara made 12 starts before his elbow wore down. He tried to rehab in time to pitch out of the bullpen in September, but things didn't work out. It seems Uehara wants to stick it out in the rotation in 2010 while the Orioles want to make him a reliever. Uehara was a closer for one season in Japan and was successful in the role. The Orioles are stockpiled with young starters so expect him to move to the bullpen, especially if any injuries arise. He would be a sleeper to close games.

2009

Uehara had a John Smoltz-like career path in recent seasons (rotation to closer and back again), but finished last season strong as a starter. The 34-year-old is expected to take over as the O's No. 2 starter behind Jeremy Guthrie, although he profiles more as a back of the rotation option according to many scouts. His 2008 numbers were rather pedestrian, but keep in mind that he was dealing with both a leg injury and a contentious relationship with the Yomiuri Giants, his team in the Japan Central League.

2008

Uehara had been one of Japan's best starters over the past several seasons (he was in Japan's rotation with Daisuke Matsuzaka at the 2006 WBC). However, when he went down with calf inflammation in training camp, Yomiuri moved him to the bullpen (supposedly on a temporary basis) to ease him back into action upon his return, and the team just kept him in the closer role, despite Uehara's wishes to move back into the rotation. Still, Uehara was a stunning success as a closer, saving 32 games in 36 chances and posting a 1.74 ERA and 0.820 WHIP in 55 games (47:4 K:BB ratio in 62 innings; yes, just four stinkin' walks all year). Uehara would like to leave Yomiuri and sign with an MLB team; he becomes an unrestricted free agent in 2008, and almost certainly, he'll try to sign with an MLB team for the 2009 season. Yomiuri signed Marc Kroon this winter, so they'll move Uehara back to the rotation, and likely work him hard since everyone knows he's not coming back. Still, in keeper leagues, he's well worth the roster spot.