Kohei Arihara

Kohei Arihara

29-Year-Old PitcherSP
Texas Rangers
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Kohei Arihara in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a two-year, $6.2 million contract with the Rangers in December of 2020.
Clears waivers
PTexas Rangers  AAA
September 21, 2021
Arihara cleared waivers and was outrighted to Triple-A Round Rock on Tuesday, Levi Weaver of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
Arihara was DFA'd on Sunday after posting a 6.64 ERA, 1.43 WHIP and 24:13 K:BB across 10 starts with the Rangers. He didn't find any suitors on waivers, so he'll remain with Texas as minor-league depth for the time being. The right-hander signed a two-year, $6.2 million deal in the offseason, so the Rangers will certainly be looking for signs that he can turn things around heading into 2022.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
70
Last 10 Games
70
Last 5 Games
64
How many pitches does Kohei Arihara generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-18%
BAA vs LHP
2020
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2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .250 76 8 7 17 6 2 3
Since 2019vs Right .304 102 16 6 28 8 0 8
2021vs Left .250 76 8 7 17 6 2 3
2021vs Right .304 102 16 6 28 8 0 8
2020vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-62%
ERA on Road
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-62%
ERA on Road
2020
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 10.19 1.70 17.2 0 3 0 4.6 3.1 4.1
Since 2019Away 3.91 1.22 23.0 2 1 0 5.9 2.7 1.2
2021Home 10.19 1.70 17.2 0 3 0 4.6 3.1 4.1
2021Away 3.91 1.22 23.0 2 1 0 5.9 2.7 1.2
2020Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Kohei Arihara compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.85
 
K/9
5.3
 
BB/9
2.9
 
HR/9
2.4
 
Fastball
90.9 mph
 
ERA
6.64
 
WHIP
1.43
 
BABIP
.273
 
GB/FB
1.22
 
Left On Base
63.4%
 
Exit Velocity
84.8 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
9.4%
 
Spin Rate
2011 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
34.0%
 
Swinging Strike
7.6%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Arihara is younger at age 27 than most players moving from Japan to MLB, but he's also not as established. He had a career season in 2019 going 15-8 with a 2.46 ERA and 8.8 K/9 for Nippon Ham. He features a low-90s fastball, but has four off-speed pitches (slider, changeup, splitter, cutter), with his changeup and splitter seen as plus offerings. His lower velocity may limit his upside in the majors, but he could get a chance to win a spot in a MLB rotation. He's asked his NPB team to post him to MLB, but it's not clear if the the Nippon Ham will follow through with his request for the 2020 season.
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DFA'd by Texas
PTexas Rangers  AAA
September 19, 2021
Arihara was designated for assignment by the Rangers on Sunday.
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Knocked around by Astros
PTexas Rangers  AAA
September 15, 2021
Arihara (2-4) yielded six runs on eight hits with just one strikeout in four innings while taking the loss Wednesday against Houston.
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Takes no-decision Wednesday
PTexas Rangers  AAA
September 8, 2021
Arihara allowed two runs on four hits and a walk with three strikeouts over 4.2 innings in a no-decision versus Arizona on Wednesday.
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Gets another start
PTexas Rangers  AAA
September 7, 2021
The Rangers list Arihara as their scheduled starter for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks in Arizona.
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Sharp in brief outing
PTexas Rangers  AAA
September 1, 2021
Arihara didn't factor into the decision in Wednesday's 9-5 loss to the Rockies, allowing one run on one hit over 3.1 innings. He struck out three without walking a batter.
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