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Norichika Aoki

34-Year-Old Outfielder – Seattle Mariners

2016 Stats

AVG

.250

HR

1

RBI

8

R

27

SB

2

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Aoki got off to a hot start with his new club in 2015, slashing .317/.383/.385 pre-All-Star break before injuries derailed his season. He was hit by a pitch that broke his leg in June, and less than a...

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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:

Signed a one-year deal with the Mariners in Dec15.

May 22, 2016  –  Norichika Aoki News

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Aoki is back in the starting lineup Sunday against the Reds, MLB.com's Mark Sheldon reports.

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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 93 392 355 42 102 20 12 3 5 26 14 5 30 25 1 0 6 .287 .353 .380 .733
2016 34 MAJ SEA 47 201 176 27 44 11 7 3 1 8 2 7 19 23 2 1 3 .250 .332 .341 .673
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3-Year Averages     126 536 481 61 137 26 18 4 4 35 17 8 42 38 5 1 7 .285 .350 .364 .714
Career  (View All)     578 2,404 2,139 293 607 142 98 19 25 164 83 40 190 192 26 10 39 .284 .352 .382 .734

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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
May. 29 Min 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .250 .332 .341 .673
May. 28 Min 4 1 2 0 0 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .249 .328 .341 .669
May. 27 Min 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .243 .321 .320 .641
May. 25 Oak 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .242 .323 .315 .638
May. 24 Oak 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .236 .319 .304 .623
May. 23 Oak 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .315 .293 .608
May. 22 @Cin 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .234 .320 .299 .619
May. 21 @Cin Did not play.
May. 20 @Cin 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .318 .295 .613
May. 19 @Bal 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .223 .314 .291 .605
May. 18 @Bal 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .224 .317 .294 .611
May. 17 @Bal 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .232 .327 .304 .631
May. 15 LAA 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 .233 .331 .308 .639
May. 14 LAA 5 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .238 .333 .315 .648
May. 13 LAA 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .240 .338 .320 .658
May. 11 TB 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 .238 .329 .303 .632
May. 10 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .319 .297 .616
May. 9 TB 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .319 .297 .616
May. 8 @Hou 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .228 .315 .298 .613
May. 7 @Hou 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .227 .317 .300 .617
May. 6 @Hou 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 .229 .322 .305 .627
May. 5 @Hou 3 2 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .238 .333 .317 .650
May. 4 @Oak 5 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 .224 .313 .306 .619
May. 3 @Oak 4 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .226 .321 .312 .633
May. 2 @Oak 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 .225 .317 .315 .632
May. 1 KC 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .212 .302 .294 .596
Apr. 30 KC 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .205 .298 .289 .587
Apr. 29 KC 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 .200 .281 .288 .569
Apr. 27 Hou Did not play.
Apr. 26 Hou 5 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 .205 .271 .295 .566
Last 7 Days 27 5 10 3 0 1 2 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 .370 .414 .593 1.007
Last 14 Days 51 9 14 3 0 1 2 1 3 0 2 2 1 0 .275 .309 .392 .701
Last 30 Days 103 19 29 4 1 1 4 13 12 1 5 2 1 1 .282 .370 .369 .739

Norichika Aoki: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 45 41 5
2015 87 86 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
2016596001.186.203.465
2015999096.333.374.774
2014124170125.363.435.863

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201611721181.282.410.776
2015256335178.270.383.717
20143674613112.259.335.658

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20168111120.284.407.790
201517514299.229.320.602
2014236290228.322.419.803

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20169516062.221.284.570
2015180283175.344.439.858
2014255341219.251.306.624
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 392 355 7.7% 6.4% 1.20 93% .298 .093
2016 34 MAJ SEA 201 176 9.5% 11.4% 0.83 87% .283 .091
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3-Year Averages     536 481 7.8% 7.1% 1.11 92% .303 .079
Career     2,404 2,139 7.9% 8% 0.99 91% .303 .098

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2016 Stat Review for Norichika Aoki    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2015 (min 420 PA)

Contact

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.250 AVG
WEAK
87% Contact Rate
GREAT
.283 BABIP
LOW
Power

SLG and ISO are useful indicators of power.

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.341 SLG
TERRIBLE
.091 ISO
POOR
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.83 BB/K
ELITE
9.5% BB Rate
GOOD
11.4% K Rate
ELITE
OPS/OBP

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.673 OPS
POOR
.332 OBP
AVERAGE

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

Aoki is not in the lineup Tuesday against the Rays, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

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Aoki got on base four of his five times up Thursday against the Astros, knocking two singles, drawing two walks and scoring two runs. He was, however, also caught stealing on his only attempt.

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Aoki went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, a stolen base and a run scored during Monday's 4-3 win at Oakland.

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Aoki is out of the lineup Sunday against the Royals.

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Aoki is out of the lineup Wednesday against Houston.

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Aoki’s two-run triple in the second inning was all the offense the Mariners needed to sneak past the Indians in Wednesday’s 2-1 victory.

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Aoki (leg) is back atop the Mariners' lineup manning left field against the A's on Friday, the Tacoma News-Tribune's Bob Dutton reports.

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Aoki is not in the lineup Wednesday due to some soreness after fouling a ball off his leg Tuesday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. However, manager Scott Servais said that Aoki could be available as a pinch-hitter late in Wednesday's game against the Rangers.

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Aoki has a hit in each of his last four games in spring training with one double and two walks.

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Aoki agreed to a contract with the Mariners on Wednesday, CBS Sports reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016

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2015

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 his ability to make contact against any type of pitching led him to a .349 on-base percentage. There was never much to find in the power department, but the 33-year-old still managed to score 63 runs and steal 17 bases, to go along with an impressive .363 batting average against left-handed pitching. A career .287/.353/.387 hitter, Aoki signed a one-year deal with the Giants in January to take over as the team's primary left fielder. If he hits at or near the top of the order in San Francisco, it's reasonable to think he'll contribute in batting average, runs scored, and stolen bases at a steady clip in 2015.

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.