Yoshihisa Hirano
Yoshihisa Hirano
34-Year-Old PitcherRP
Arizona Diamondbacks
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Hirano signed a two-year deal with Arizona after serving as the closer for the Orix Buffaloes in Japan the last five seasons. Hirano isn't overpowering (mid-to-low 90s fastball) but has good control and generates groundballs. Last year he had a 2.98 ERA with a 7.4 K/9 and 2.5 BB/9 and 29 saves. However, he's 34 years old and has seen his strikeout rate decline each of the last three seasons. He'll likely work as a setup man but could challenge for the closer role. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Diamondbacks in December of 2017.
Records third save
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 29, 2018
Hirano struck out one in a perfect ninth inning to record the save against the Padres on Saturday.
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Hirano entered the game in the ninth inning with a one-run lead and had little trouble racking up his third save of the season. He got his first save Sept. 11 but has only gotten three save chances since. The 34-year-old had an effective rookie season, recording 32 holds while posting a 2.44 ERA and 1.09 WHIP to along with 59 strikeouts across 66.1 innings.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-5%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-5%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .215 104 22 10 20 4 1 1
Since 2016vs Right .204 158 37 13 29 3 1 5
2018vs Left .215 104 22 10 20 4 1 1
2018vs Right .204 158 37 13 29 3 1 5
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-41%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-41%
ERA on Road
2017
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2016
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 3.09 1.16 32.0 1 2 0 7.9 3.1 1.4
Since 2016Away 1.83 1.02 34.1 3 1 3 8.1 3.1 0.3
2018Home 3.09 1.16 32.0 1 2 0 7.9 3.1 1.4
2018Away 1.83 1.02 34.1 3 1 3 8.1 3.1 0.3
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2016Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Yoshihisa Hirano compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings). The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.
K/BB
2.57
 
K/9
8.0
 
BB/9
3.1
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
91.4 mph
 
ERA
2.44
 
WHIP
1.09
 
BABIP
.251
 
GB/FB
1.60
 
Strand %
81.8%
 
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Roughed up in non-save situation
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 25, 2018
Hirano retired only two of the six batters he faced in Monday's 7-4 loss to the Dodgers and was charged with three earned runs on two hits and two walks. He also threw a pair of wild pitches.
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Collects second save
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 14, 2018
Hirano was able to pick up his second save of the season in Friday's 4-2 win over the Astros. He allowed a single and a walk in a scoreless inning of work.
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Blows save, takes loss
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 12, 2018
Hirano (4-3) blew the save and took the loss Wednesday, allowing two runs on two hits while recording one out against the Rockies.
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Gets first chance at save
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 12, 2018
Hirano collected the save Tuesday, firing a perfect inning with two strikeouts in a win over the Rockies.
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Could see work in save situations
PArizona Diamondbacks
September 11, 2018
Hirano could see usage in save situations after Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo announced Monday that Brad Boxberger would be removed from the closer's role, Steve Gilbert of MLB.com reports. "It's going to be done by matchup and trying to get through the situation the best that we can based on the hitters that are coming up and based on who's available in the bullpen," Lovullo said of the team's closing picture. "We've got to get there first, and once we get there you're probably going to see a variety of guys finishing the game for us."
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