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Hideki Okajima

38-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 195   DOB: 12/25/1975   BORN: Kyoto, Japan   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Hideki Okajima Contract Information:

Signed a one-year deal with Softbank in November of 2013.

November 25, 2013  –  Hideki Okajima News

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Okajima has signed with Softbank and will return to Japan for the 2014 season, Sanspo reports.

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Hideki Okajima 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 31 MAJ BOS 66 0 0 69.0 50 17 6 63 17 3 2 5 2.22 0.97
2008 32 MAJ BOS 64 0 0 62.0 49 18 6 60 23 3 2 1 2.61 1.16
2009 33 MAJ BOS 68 0 0 61.0 56 23 8 53 21 6 0 0 3.39 1.26
2010 34 AAA Paw 3 0 0 2.1 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19.29 2.86
2010 34 MAJ BOS 56 0 0 46.0 59 23 6 33 20 4 4 0 4 11 4.50 1.72
2011 35 AAA Paw 34 0 0 51.0 39 13 3 48 9 8 1 0 0 0 2.29 0.94
2011 35 MAJ BOS 7 0 0 8.3 7 4 0 6 5 1 0 0 0 0 4.32 1.44
2013 37 AAA Sac 37 0 0 42.2 40 20 5 45 9 1 3 1 0 0 4.22 1.16
2013 37 MAJ OAK 5 0 0 4.0 7 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 2.25
3-Year Averages MAJ   6 0 0 6.2 7 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 2.92 1.62
Career  (View All) MAJ   266 0 0 250.3 228 86 27 216 88 17 8 6 3.09 1.26

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Hideki Okajima Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20139104300.444
201113224100.364

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201312023001.300
201123433100.158

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20131.30000200.003.00
20117.31005401.231.23

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20132.70001013.381.88
20111.000011027.003.00
Hideki Okajima 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 31 MAJ BOS 66 0 69.0 8.22 2.22 3.71 0.78 1.07 82% 2.22 3.27 .251
2008 32 MAJ BOS 64 0 62.0 8.71 3.34 2.61 0.87 0.64 81.8% 88.1 MPH 2.61 3.67 .272
2009 33 MAJ BOS 68 0 61.0 7.82 3.10 2.52 1.18 0.56 78.3% 87.3 MPH 3.39 4.23 .287
2010 34 AAA Paw 3 0 2.1 0.00 0.00 0.00 4.29 20% 19.29 9.39 .458
2010 34 MAJ BOS 56 0 46.0 6.46 3.91 1.65 1.17 0.89 76.7% 87.2 MPH 4.50 4.77 .354
2011 35 AAA Paw 34 0 51.0 8.47 1.59 5.33 0.53 77.8% 2.29 2.61 .273
2011 35 MAJ BOS 7 0 8.3 6.48 5.40 1.20 0.00 7.50 66.7% 87.0 MPH 4.32 3.56 .286
2013 37 AAA Sac 37 0 42.2 9.60 1.92 5.00 1.07 65.9% 4.22 3.25 .321
2013 37 MAJ OAK 5 0 4.0 2.25 4.50 0.50 2.25 1.60 100% 86.3 MPH 2.25 7.45 .369
3-Year Averages MAJ   6 0 6.2 4.38 4.38 1.00 0.00 80% 2.92 3.69 .327
Career MAJ   266 0 250.3 7.77 3.16 2.45 0.97 79.6% 3.09 3.97 .291

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Hideki Okajima (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Paul Konerko CHI-A 3 3 2 2 1 0 0 1.000 3.000 4.000
Alex Rodriguez NY-A 6 3 1 2 2 1 0 .500 1.000 1.556
Carlos Quentin SD 6 3 1 2 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Nelson Cruz BAL 5 2 1 2 1 0 0 .400 1.000 1.500
David DeJesus TB 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 .500 1.000 1.500
Alberto Callaspo OAK 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .750 1.350
Robinson Cano SEA 16 6 2 4 1 1 0 .375 .938 1.349
Carlos Gonzalez COL 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 .667 1.333
Erick Aybar ANA 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 .500 .750 1.250
Jason Giambi CLE 10 3 2 3 0 3 0 .300 .900 1.200

Best Matchups for Hideki Okajima (by OPS against, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
John McDonald ANA 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Ian Kinsler DET 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
David Murphy CLE 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Dan Johnson TOR 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Shane Victorino BOS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Jonny Gomes BOS 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ryan Howard PHI 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Travis Snider PIT 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jhonny Peralta STL 3 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Alexei Ramirez CHI-A 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Hideki Okajima: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Okajima was outrighted to Triple-A Sacramento on Saturday, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Okajima has been sent to Triple-A Sacramento, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Okajima took a comebacker off his left forearm during Monday's game against the Brewers, but manager Bob Melvin said he's OK and the trainers didn't think he needed an X-ray, Jane Lee of MLB.com reports.

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Okajima was called up by the A's on Friday, reports Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Okajima has signed a minor league deal with the A's, pending a physical, FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports.

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The Softbank Hawks have released Okajima so that he may pursue a return to MLB, reports Nikkan Sports.

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Okajima signed a one-year, 35 million yen deal to play for the Softbank Hawks in Japan this season, the Kyodo news service reports.

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Okajima failed his physical, meaning he will not report to spring training for the Yankees, CBS New York reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Hideki Okajima.

2011

Okajima's effectiveness as a reliever continued to diminish in 2010. His hits and walks per nine innings have crept up while his strikeouts per nine and K/BB have fallen in his four years in the majors since coming over from Japan in 2007. Last year he was removed from the eighth-inning setup role he occupied for the previous three seasons. He can have effective stretches when he's locating the fastball and setting up his offspeed stuff, but that's not occurring as consistently as in 2007. Okajima will probably not be a fantasy factor this season since he will likely be utilized in a specialized role, but he still has a chance to be the team's top left-handed reliever.

2010

While it looks like major league hitters have caught up with Okajima after his highly successful 2007 debut, he still remains a consistent and effective reliever for Boston, posting an aggregate ERA of 2.72 and batting average against of .218 in his three years in the States. He's been a setup man since coming to Boston in 2007, though Okajima is often asked to get more than three outs. He'll return as a seventh- and eighth-inning guy in 2010.

2009

Okajima could not replicate the success of his rookie 2007 season, but he was effective enough to remain a part of Boston's set-up team leading to closer Jonathan Papelbon. In particular, Okajima wasn't able to command his splitter as he did the previous season, which resulted in batters waiting for his less effective offerings, and a penchant for allowing inherited runners to score. He eventually righted himself in the second half, using his curveball as an out pitch and holding batters to a .134 average after the All-Star break. He'll reprise his role in 2009 after his contract option was exercised over the winter.

2008

Okajima was a key component of Boston's bullpen as manager Terry Francona rode him hard all summer. He had a case of tired arm late in the season and struggled in August and September. Getting him more rest this year will be vital. He will resume his role as an eighth-inning reliever.

2007

One of Japan's better left-handed set-up relievers over the past decade. Okajima posted a 2.14 ERA and 1.10 WHIP in 55 outings last season (four saves), with a 63-14 K-W ratio in 54.2 innings. It was a career year for Okajima, who closed for just one season over his 11-year career in Japan. He'll serve as a valuable late-inning lefty in Boston's pen, and just as importantly for the Red Sox, he'll be around to help Daisuke Matsuzaka find post-game sushi in outposts such as Kansas City and Cleveland.