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Norichika Aoki

32-Year-Old Outfielder – Kansas City Royals

2014 Stats

AVG

.265

HR

0

RBI

17

R

40

SB

8

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Aoki did his job as the Brewers’ leadoff hitter last season, getting on base at a .356 clip and striking out just 40 times in 674 plate appearances. However, he tallied just 31 extra-base hits after r...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 182   DOB: 1/5/1982   BORN: Hyuga, Japan   COLLEGE: Waseda University   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Norichika Aoki Contract Information:

Milwaukee picked up Aoki's club option for 2014 in October of 2013.

July 27, 2014  –  Norichika Aoki News

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Aoki went 2-for-4 with a triple, one run scored, and two RBI in Saturday’s win over the Indians.

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Norichika Aoki Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 26 JPN JPN 112 490 444 85 154 48 29 5 14 64 31 9 42 47 1 3 0 .347 .405 .529 .934
2009 27 JPN JPN 142 611 531 87 161 41 23 2 16 66 18 10 75 65 1 4 0 .303 .390 .444 .835
2010 28 JPN JPN 144 649 583 92 209 59 44 1 14 63 19 4 63 61 0 3 0 .358 .421 .509 .930
2011 29 JPN JPN 144 703 643 73 170 27 18 5 4 44 8 3 51 55 0 0 9 .292 .358 .360 .718
2012 30 MAJ MIL 151 588 520 81 150 51 37 4 10 50 30 8 43 55 7 5 13 .288 .355 .433 .788
2013 31 MAJ MIL 155 674 597 80 171 31 20 3 8 37 20 12 55 40 8 3 11 .286 .356 .370 .726
2014 32 AA NOR 3 11 10 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 .100 .182 .100 .282
2014 32 MAJ KC 80 342 306 40 81 17 14 3 0 17 8 4 27 34 4 1 4 .265 .331 .330 .661
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3-Year Averages     153 630 558 80 160 40 28 3 9 43 25 10 49 47 7 4 12 .287 .355 .396 .751

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Norichika Aoki Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Jul. 27 Cle 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .265 .331 .330 .661
Jul. 26 Cle 4 1 2 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .329 .325 .654
Jul. 25 Cle 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .327 .315 .642
Jul. 24 Cle 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .262 .331 .320 .651
Jul. 23 @CWS 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .263 .333 .322 .655
Jul. 22 @CWS 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .259 .328 .318 .646
Jul. 21 @CWS Did not play.
Jul. 20 @Bos 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .255 .324 .316 .640
Jul. 19 @Bos 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .258 .327 .319 .646
Jul. 18 @Bos 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .260 .327 .321 .648
Jul. 13 Det 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .260 .328 .322 .650
Jul. 12 Det 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .264 .330 .327 .657
Jul. 11 Det 5 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .266 .328 .330 .658
Jul. 10 Det Did not play.
Jul. 9 @TB Did not play.
Jul. 8 @TB Did not play.
Jul. 7 @TB Did not play.
Jul. 6 @Cle Did not play.
Jul. 5 @Cle Did not play.
Jul. 4 @Cle Did not play.
Jul. 2 @Min Did not play.
Jul. 1 @Min Did not play.
Jun. 30 @Min Did not play.
Jun. 29 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 28 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 27 LAA Did not play.
Jun. 25 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 24 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 23 LAD Did not play.
Jun. 22 Sea Did not play.
Last 7 Days 24 3 9 1 1 0 3 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 .375 .423 .500 .923
Last 14 Days 44 4 12 2 1 0 3 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 .273 .360 .364 .724
Last 30 Days 44 4 12 2 1 0 3 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 .273 .360 .364 .724

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Norichika Aoki: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 74 3 73 3
2013 149 2 149
2012 133 13 19 107

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Norichika Aoki Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014698043.348.435.827
2013180201134.339.400.781
20121851921212.270.389.711

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014210290105.229.281.587
20134176072416.264.357.703
20123356283818.299.457.828

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201412815083.273.359.707
20132934451511.290.379.747
20122454542315.290.420.790

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201415122065.245.285.594
2013304363229.283.362.705
20122753662715.287.444.785
Norichika Aoki Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2008 26 JPN JPN 490 444 8.6% 9.6% 0.89 89% .366 .182
2009 27 JPN JPN 611 531 12.3% 10.6% 1.15 88% .322 .141
2010 28 JPN JPN 649 583 9.7% 9.4% 1.03 90% .384 .151
2011 29 JPN JPN 703 643 7.3% 7.8% 0.93 91% .284 .068
2012 30 MAJ MIL 588 520 7.3% 9.4% 0.78 89% .308 .145
2013 31 MAJ MIL 674 597 8.2% 5.9% 1.38 93% .297 .084
2014 32 AA NOR 11 10 0% 9.1% 0.00 90% .111 .000
2014 32 MAJ KC 342 306 7.9% 9.9% 0.79 89% .298 .065
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3-Year Averages     630 558 7.8% 7.5% 1.04 92% .301 .109

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2014 Stat Review for Norichika Aoki    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

Good contact skills often lead to better fantasy stats.

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.265 AVG
AVERAGE
89% Contact Rate
ELITE
.298 BABIP
AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.330 SLG
TERRIBLE
.065 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.79 BB/K
ELITE
7.9% BB Rate
AVERAGE
9.9% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

A couple of useful stats for evaluating a hitter.

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.661 OPS
POOR
.331 OBP
AVERAGE

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Norichika Aoki: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Aoki is out of the lineup Monday at the Royals.

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Aoki went 2-for-5 as the Royals' leadoff hitter in his return from the disabled list Friday night.

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Aoki (groin) is back from the 15-day DL and leading off for the Royals on Friday, Josh Vernier of 610 AM in Kansas City reports.

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Aoki (groin) isn't expected to be back with the Royals until after the All-Star break, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Aoki (groin) will begin a rehab assignment at Double-A Northwest Arkansas on Monday, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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Aoki (groin) is unlikely to activated from the disabled list on this current road trip, the Kansas City Star's Andy McCullough reports.

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Aoki (groin) was placed on the 15-day disabled list Saturday, Josh Vernier of FOX Sports Kansas City reports.

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Aoki went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in his return to the lineup Thursday against the Tigers.

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Aoki (groin) is back in the lineup Thursday against the Tigers, Andy McCullough of the Kansas City Star reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Aoki came to MLB last offseason with little fanfare, but he more than made a name for himself in his rookie season. After beginning the year with a minimal role, Aoki took over the everyday duties in right field when Corey Hart was moved to first base. He subsequently locked down the job for 2013 by hitting 10 home runs, stealing 30 bases, and providing a spark atop the order with a .355 OBP. Aoki struggles a bit against lefties, but his bat skills and speed will help him hold down the leadoff spot for the Brewers - an envious position in front of a powerful lineup.

2012

From 2005-2010, Aoki was Japan's consensus top contact hitter, hitting .344 or higher four times and drawing Ichiro comparisons. With the introduction of a new pitcher-friendly ball last season, Aoki's batting average dropped to .292 and the Ichiro comparisons came to an end. His power also declined as he had slugged over .500 in three of the previous four years, and .509 in 2010, but could only manage .360 with the new ball. Aoki still hit .292, and reached base at a .358 clip. He still showed a good batting eye, walking 51 times while striking out 55. He'll likely be a Juan Pierre-type: some singles and on-base skills, not a lot of power, and a few stolen bases. Milwaukee won his rights via the posting system and it's not clear exactly where he'll play if he signs a contract. He may begin the season as a reserve outfielder, but could start in center field.

2011

Japan's top hitter for average, Aoki had another great season in 2010 by setting a career high in batting average at .359 and falling just short of Ichiro Suzuki's old NPB record with 209 hits. Aoki also set a career high with 44 doubles, and slugged at a .509 clip. Aoki has about three years of service time left before free agency, but could be posted a year or two earlier if he decides to move to MLB.

2010

Japan's top hitter for average is coming off a "down" year, but he still hit .303 with a .400 OBP. Aoki has had his previous requests to be posted turned down, but given that Yakult posted Kazuhisa Ishii and Akinori Iwamura, they could bend and post him before he hits free agency. We could see him move to the U.S. in 2012 as a result.