Biographical

Portrait of Akinori Iwamura

Akinori Iwamura 2BRays

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
4 1755 .267 .345 .375 .258 3.7
Birth Date2-9-1979
Height5' 9"
Weight200 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 TBA 28 123 559 491 82 140 21 10 7 202 58 114 1 5 4 34 12 8 .285 .359 .411 .267 28.1 -0.4 2.7
2008 TBA 29 152 707 627 91 172 30 9 6 238 70 131 4 3 3 48 8 6 .274 .349 .380 .261 18.5 -5.9 1.3
2009 TBA 30 69 260 231 28 67 16 2 1 90 24 44 1 3 1 22 9 1 .290 .355 .390 .263 9.6 -3.6 0.6
2010 OAK 31 10 36 31 3 4 1 0 0 5 5 10 0 0 0 4 0 0 .129 .250 .161 .192 -1.1 -1.7 -0.3
2010 PIT 31 54 193 165 18 30 6 1 2 44 26 31 0 1 1 9 3 1 .182 .292 .267 .223 -2.3 -3.1 -0.6
Career4081755154522241374221657918333061291173216.267.345.375.25852.9-14.63.7

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2007 TBA MLB 123 559 .267 .264 .331 .413 .259 .355 104 4.5 16.6 2.1 -0.4 1.3 28.1 2.7 28.1 2.7
2008 TBA MLB 152 707 .261 .265 .330 .414 .259 .337 104 0.6 20.4 -0.9 -5.9 0.4 18.5 1.3 18.5 1.3
2009 TBA MLB 69 260 .263 .266 .335 .430 .260 .349 106 0.7 7.5 -0.3 -3.6 0.3 9.6 0.6 9.6 0.6
2009 DUR AAA 11 42 .272 .266 .331 .391 .248 .385 112 0.6 1.2 -0.4 -0.7 -0.3 1.1 0.0 1.1 0.0
2010 OAK MLB 10 36 .192 .268 .327 .428 .261 .190 105 -2.5 1.0 0.1 -1.7 -0.0 -1.1 -0.3 -1.1 -0.3
2010 PIT MLB 54 193 .223 .259 .321 .407 .267 .211 93 -7.2 5.3 -0.2 -3.1 -1.0 -2.3 -0.6 -2.3 -0.6
2010 IND AAA 50 203 .281 .264 .331 .418 .254 .312 106 4.9 6.2 0.6 -0.4 -2.5 8.7 0.8 8.7 0.8

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2007 TBA MLB 559 82 140 21 10 7 34 58 114 12 8 .285 .359 .411 .126 .267 28.1 -0.4 2.7
2008 TBA MLB 707 91 172 30 9 6 48 70 131 8 6 .274 .349 .380 .105 .261 18.5 -5.9 1.3
2009 DUR AAA 42 9 10 3 0 0 2 9 7 0 0 .303 .452 .394 .091 .272 1.1 -0.7 0.0
2009 TBA MLB 260 28 67 16 2 1 22 24 44 9 1 .290 .355 .390 .100 .263 9.6 -3.6 0.6
2010 OAK MLB 36 3 4 1 0 0 4 5 10 0 0 .129 .250 .161 .032 .192 -1.1 -1.7 -0.3
2010 PIT MLB 193 18 30 6 1 2 9 26 31 3 1 .182 .292 .267 .085 .223 -2.3 -3.1 -0.6
2010 IND AAA 203 26 43 10 1 3 16 38 32 0 2 .264 .406 .393 .129 .281 8.7 -0.4 0.8

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 2777 0.5340 0.4245 0.8369 0.6278 0.1901 0.8754 0.6911 0.1614
2009 1081 0.5254 0.4126 0.7982 0.6127 0.1910 0.8477 0.6224 0.1996
2010 890 0.5270 0.4225 0.8112 0.6290 0.1924 0.8576 0.6420 0.1888
Career47480.53070.42140.82330.62460.19070.86580.66630.1752

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2010-07-29 2010-08-07 Minors 9 0 Head Concussion -
2010-05-16 2010-05-22 DTD 6 6 Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-09-04 2009-09-05 DTD 1 1 Left Ankle Soreness -
2009-05-25 2009-08-29 60-DL 96 81 Right Knee Surgery Meniscus 2009-06-15
2008-03-21 2008-03-23 Camp 2 0 Low Back Spasms -
2007-06-03 2007-06-08 DTD 5 5 Left Face Laceration Above Eye -
2007-04-24 2007-05-28 15-DL 34 29 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2007-04-18 2007-04-20 DTD 2 1 General Medical Respiratory Flu -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 $
2010 PIT, OAK $4,850,000
2009 TBA $3,250,000
2008 TBA $2,400,000
2007 TBA $1,800,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$12,300,000
4 yrTotal$12,300,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 yAlan Nero3 yr/$7.7M (07-09)+10 cl opt

Details
  • acquired in trade from TB 11/4/09 (Jesse Chavez)
  • signed 12/06, 3 year/$7.7M (07-09), 07:$1.8M, 08:$2.4M, 09:$3.25M, 10:$4.25M club option $0.25M buyout
  • escalator based on plate appearances 07-09 may increase 10 option to $5.25M/$0.75M buyout
  • must sign extension by end of contract or released, bec FA bef 6 years srv
  • to donate $0.1M to Rays charity
  • TB pd $4.55M to Yakult for rt to neg 11/06
  • posted Yakult of Japan 11/06

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-03-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is Nishioka going to be worth a good hard look to be fantasy worthy?
(Will from Kentucky)
He's certainly worth a look but outside of Ichiro and (to a lesser extent Hideki Matsui) how many Japanese players have lived up to expectations? I'm sure it's an unfair comparison, but when I read about Nishioka and look at his stats, I can't help but be reminded of guys like Akinori Iwamura and Kaz Matsui. Both were decent for a short period of time, but neither came close to living up to their advance billing. (Cory Schwartz)
2008-03-18 17:00:00 (link to chat)Akinori Iwamura has a 95% Improve and a 95% Breakout rate... what in the world could that mean? "Super-Aki?"
(themcneills from Denver Westin)
Yes, a man who destroys planets merely with his thoughts. (Jim Baker)
2008-03-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)Akinori Iwamura is better than his '07 numbers, right? I recently drafted him in my league and will be slotting him at the MI position once he gains eligiblity. I am hoping for 10-15 HRs & Steals with 100 Runs. Am I crazy?
(Eric from Tampa)
I don't think you are crazy. (Mike Siano)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2008-10-02 11:00:00Thursday Playoff GamesRandom fact #4: According to the Rays media guide, Akinori Iwamura uses an alligator skin glove and owns a toy poodle named "Nuts." (David Laurila)
 

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