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.
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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After blowing a save Wednesday, Hirano was given another chance to handle the ninth inning and he managed to keep the Astros off the board. It appears that he may have a grip on the closer duties in Arizona for now, but the situation is still worth watching. Hirano has a 2.12 ERA with 55 strikeouts over 63.2 innings so far in 2018.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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2016
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .217 101 21 8 20 4 1 1
Since 2016vs Right .203 149 34 13 27 2 1 5
2018vs Left .217 101 21 8 20 4 1 1
2018vs Right .203 149 34 13 27 2 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
 
 
-20%
ERA on Road
2018
 
 
-20%
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 2.37 1.09 30.1 1 2 0 7.4 2.7 1.5
Since 2016Away 1.89 1.05 33.1 3 1 2 8.1 3.2 0.3
2018Home 2.37 1.09 30.1 1 2 0 7.4 2.7 1.5
2018Away 1.89 1.05 33.1 3 1 2 8.1 3.2 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
2.67
 
K/9
7.8
 
BB/9
2.9
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
91.4 mph
 
ERA
2.09
 
WHIP
1.05
 
BABIP
.245
 
GB/FB
1.59
 
Strand %
85.5%
 
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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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Claims 30th hold
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 31, 2018
Hirano worked around a pair of base hits to turn in a scoreless eighth inning Thursday in the Diamondbacks' 3-1 win over the Dodgers.
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Records 27th hold
PArizona Diamondbacks
August 15, 2018
Hirano was credited with his 27th hold of the season in Tuesday's 6-4 win over the Rangers after inducing a double play to end the eighth inning.
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