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Koji Uehara

39-Year-Old Pitcher – Boston Red Sox

2014 Stats

W-L

6-4

ERA

2.25

WHIP

0.90

K

73

SV

26

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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 inn...

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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:

Under contract for 2014 after reaching an appearance threshold in 2013. He'll earn $4.25 million with incentives to push it to $5 million.

August 31, 2014  –  Koji Uehara News

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Manager John Farrell said Sunday that he'd look to reduce Uehara's usage in September, Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe reports.

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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 59 0 0 60.0 46 15 7 73 8 6 4 26 4 0 2.25 0.90
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3-Year Averages     58 0 0 58.4 30 11 6 76 7 2 1 7 1 14 1.69 0.63
Career  (View All)     289 12 0 346.0 245 92 39 405 46 15 14 61 2.39 0.84

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

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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. 25 @Tor 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 2.25 0.90
Aug. 22 Sea 0.7 5 5 5 0 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.28 0.89
Aug. 19 LAA 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.53 0.80
Aug. 16 Hou 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.40 0.78
Aug. 15 Hou 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.27 0.76
Aug. 12 @Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.29 0.77
Aug. 10 @LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.32 0.77
Aug. 9 @LAA 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.34 0.76
Aug. 8 @LAA 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.37 0.78
Aug. 6 @StL 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.39 0.75
Aug. 3 NYY 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.42 0.73
Aug. 1 NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.45 0.72
Jul. 30 Tor 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.48 0.74
Jul. 27 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.51 0.76
Jul. 26 @TB 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.54 0.75
Jul. 19 KC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.58 0.74
Jul. 18 KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.61 0.76
Jul. 10 CWS 1.0 2 2 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 1.65 0.76
Jul. 9 CWS 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.27 0.73
Jul. 6 Bal 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.30 0.74
Jul. 5 Bal 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.36 0.73
Jul. 1 ChC 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 1.40 0.75
Jun. 29 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.19 0.72
Jun. 28 @NYY 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.23 0.74
Jun. 25 @Sea 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.26 0.76
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
2.3 8 6 6 0 1 2 0 0 0 1-2 0 2 0 23.14 3.86
Last 30 Days
13 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
12.3 16 7 7 1 2 10 1 0 0 1-2 5 2 0 5.11 1.46
Last 60 Days
25 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
25.3 25 10 10 2 4 29 1 0 0 3-3 11 3 0 3.55 1.14

Koji Uehara Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201412837421105.175
201313756615601.115
20127121113203.188

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201410336425802.255
201312845318414.146
2012592227201.125

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201435.0441044543.090.91
201337.7211247631.430.64
201221.700127110.420.42

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201425.0201629331.080.88
201336.720954320.740.49
201214.300016233.770.98
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 59 0 60.0 10.95 1.20 9.13 1.05 0.75 83% 88.1 MPH 2.25 2.73 .288
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.5 11.50 1.22 9.42 0.86 81.8% 2.04 2.29 .275
Rest Of Season     0 0 8.5 11.50 1.23 9.32 0.91 82.5% 2.04 2.38 .273
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3-Year Averages     58 0 58.4 11.70 1.08 10.86 0.92 83.9% 1.69 2.29 .213
Career     289 12 346.0 10.53 1.20 8.80 1.01 79% 2.39 2.74 .265

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2014 Stat Review for Koji Uehara    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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9.13 K/BB
ELITE
10.95 K/9
GREAT
1.20 BB/9
ELITE
88.1 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.1 HR/9
POOR
0.75 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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2.25 ERA
GREAT
0.90 WHIP
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2.73 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.288 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
83.0% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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

The Red Sox have no plans to shut down the struggling Uehara, the Providence Journal reports. Boston's closer has allowed an earned run or inherited runners to score in four straight appearances.

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Uehara (6-4) blew a second straight save opportunity Monday night in an extra-inning win over Toronto. He was credited with the win after Boston's offense picked him up in extra innings.

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Uehara was tagged for five runs on five hits, walking one and striking out one while recording just two outs in a 5-3 loss to the Mariners on Friday night.

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With the Red Sox falling out of contention, manager John Farrell will not be pushing Uehara over the final six weeks, the Providence Journal reports.

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Uehara picked up his 25th save of the season with a scoreless inning in Sunday's win over the Angels.

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Uehara gave up two hits while pitching a scoreless ninth for his 23rd save of the season Wednesday against the Cardinals.

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Uehara logged a perfect ninth inning Friday, striking out one en route to his 22nd save in a 4-3 win over the Yankees.

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The Red Sox intend to make Uehara a qualifying offer for next season, CSN New England reports.

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Uehara hurled a scoreless ninth to notch his 21st save of the season in Bostonís 3-2 victory over the Rays on Sunday. After allowing a leadoff single to Yunel Escobar, Uehara shut the door on the Rays, striking out the next three batters.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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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.