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Norichika Aoki

33-Year-Old Outfielder – San Francisco Giants

2015 Stats

AVG

.310

HR

2

RBI

21

R

34

SB

12

2015 Preseason Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Aoki served as Kansas City's primary leadoff hitter before manager Ned Yost made the switch to Alcides Escobar in mid-September, but the Japan native was still able to turn in a productive 2014, as hi...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 180   DOB: 1/5/1982   BORN: Hyuga, Japan   COLLEGE: Waseda University   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Norichika Aoki Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $4 million contract with the Giants in January of 2015. The deal also includes a $5.5 million team option for 2016.

August 1, 2015  –  Norichika Aoki News

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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 132 549 491 63 140 29 22 6 1 43 17 8 43 49 8 1 6 .285 .349 .360 .709
2015 33 AAA SAC 4 14 13 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .231 .286 .231 .517
2015 33 MAJ SF 73 314 284 34 88 14 10 2 2 21 12 5 24 17 1 0 5 .310 .374 .380 .754
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3-Year Averages     146 603 536 74 153 36 26 4 6 43 22 9 47 48 7 3 10 .285 .352 .382 .735

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

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Norichika Aoki Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 7Show 7    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30
DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Aug. 3 @Atl 5 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .374 .380 .754
Aug. 2 @Tex 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .308 .373 .376 .749
Aug. 1 @Tex Did not play.
Jul. 31 @Tex 4 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .312 .375 .380 .755
Jul. 29 Mil 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .309 .373 .375 .748
Jul. 28 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .310 .375 .377 .752
Jul. 27 Mil 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .313 .379 .381 .760
Jul. 26 Oak Did not play.
Jul. 25 Oak Did not play.
Jul. 24 Oak Did not play.
Jul. 22 @SD Did not play.
Jul. 21 @SD Did not play.
Jul. 20 @SD Did not play.
Jul. 19 @Ari Did not play.
Jul. 18 @Ari Did not play.
Jul. 17 @Ari Did not play.
Jul. 12 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 11 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 10 Phi Did not play.
Jul. 8 NYM Did not play.
Jul. 7 NYM Did not play.
Jul. 6 NYM Did not play.
Jul. 5 @Was Did not play.
Jul. 4 @Was Did not play.
Jul. 3 @Was Did not play.
Jul. 2 @Mia Did not play.
Jul. 1 @Mia Did not play.
Jun. 30 @Mia Did not play.
Jun. 28 Col Did not play.
Jun. 27 Col Did not play.
Last 7 Days 22 1 5 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .261 .318 .579
Last 14 Days 22 1 5 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .261 .318 .579
Last 30 Days 22 1 5 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .261 .318 .579

Norichika Aoki: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2015 69 68 2 1
2014 120 5 119 8
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
2015737076.329.356.766
2014124170125.363.435.863
2013180201134.339.400.781

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015206262136.301.383.743
20143674613112.259.335.658
20134176072416.264.357.703

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201514811188.236.304.593
2014236290228.322.419.803
20132934451511.290.379.747

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2015131221124.389.458.921
2014255341219.251.306.624
2013304363229.283.362.705
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 549 491 7.8% 8.9% 0.88 90% .315 .075
2015 33 AAA SAC 14 13 7.1% 0% 0.00 100% .231 .000
2015 33 MAJ SF 314 284 7.6% 5.4% 1.41 94% .325 .070
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3-Year Averages     603 536 7.8% 8% 0.98 91% .305 .097

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2015 Stat Review for Norichika Aoki    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.310 AVG
ELITE
94% Contact Rate
ELITE
.325 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.380 SLG
WEAK
.070 ISO
TERRIBLE
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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1.41 BB/K
ELITE
7.6% BB Rate
AVERAGE
5.4% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

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.754 OPS
GOOD
.374 OBP
ELITE

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

Aoki (leg) has officially been activated from the DL and is in Monday's lineup against the Brewers.

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Aoki (leg) has returned to the club and will likely be activated before Monday's tilt against the Brewers, CSN Bay Area reports.

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Manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that Aoki (leg) is likely to play at least two more rehab games, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Aoki (leg) will not return to the Giants' lineup Friday.

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Aoki (leg) could be activated from the disabled list as soon as Friday, reports Andrew Baggarly of Bay Area News Group.

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Aoki (leg) will begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Sacramento on Tuesday, Chris Haft of MLB.com reports.

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Aoki (leg) underwent a CT scan, which revealed his fibula is 80 percent healed, but he remains about two weeks from a return to action, Andrew Baggarly of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Aoki (leg) will run and take batting practice Thursday for the first time since being placed on the disabled list, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

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 racking up 51 the year before, and his stolen base total dropped from 30 to 20. Aoki was traded to the Royals this offseason, and the plan is for him to remain in the leadoff role with his new club. Though Aoki may not provide much in terms of power, he could see his stolen base total recover playing for a team that led the AL in steals in 2013.

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.