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Portrait of Tomo Ohka

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
10 1070 51 68 0 590 4.26 5.7
Birth Date3-18-1976
Height6' 1"
Weight200 lbs
BatsB
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
1999 BOS 23 8 2 13.0 5.7 7.3 1 2 0 0 0 0 65 21 12 9 2 30 6 6 0 8 6.23 5.36 6.32 0.1 0.0
2000 BOS 24 13 12 69.3 68.0 1.3 3 6 0 0 6 0 297 70 25 24 7 109 26 26 2 40 3.12 4.59 5.22 5.7 0.5
2001 BOS 25 12 11 52.3 51.3 1.0 2 5 0 0 2 0 241 69 40 36 7 104 19 19 2 37 6.19 4.63 5.15 4.1 0.3
2001 MON 25 10 10 54.7 54.7 0.0 1 4 0 0 3 0 228 65 30 29 8 106 10 10 1 31 4.77 4.38 4.92 5.5 0.4
2002 MON 26 32 31 192.7 191.7 1.0 13 8 0 0 19 3 806 194 83 68 19 301 45 38 7 118 3.18 3.74 4.67 17.7 1.7
2003 MON 27 34 34 199.0 199.0 0.0 10 12 0 0 22 2 864 233 106 92 24 361 45 34 9 118 4.16 4.17 4.63 26.3 2.7
2004 MON 28 15 15 84.7 84.7 0.0 3 7 0 0 7 0 367 98 40 32 11 155 20 19 1 38 3.40 4.49 4.71 3.5 0.3
2005 MIL 29 22 20 126.3 124.3 2.0 7 6 0 0 11 1 543 145 65 61 16 234 28 24 2 81 4.35 4.07 4.60 9.7 1.0
2005 WAS 29 10 9 54.0 48.3 5.7 4 3 0 0 5 0 231 44 23 20 6 73 27 26 1 17 3.33 5.36 5.35 -2.0 -0.2
2006 MIL 30 18 18 97.0 97.0 0.0 4 5 0 0 7 0 421 98 58 52 12 155 35 34 5 50 4.82 4.92 5.45 2.2 0.1
2007 TOR 31 10 10 56.0 56.0 0.0 2 5 0 0 2 1 251 68 39 36 10 110 22 21 0 21 5.79 6.06 6.18 -3.0 -0.3
2009 CLE 33 18 6 71.0 32.7 38.3 1 5 0 0 2 0 306 77 47 47 18 148 19 18 4 31 5.96 6.54 7.22 -8.4 -0.8
Career2021781070.01013.356.7516800867462011825685061401886302275345904.264.575.1061.25.7

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1994 YKO npb 15 2 28.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 YKO npb 14 1 18.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 BOS MLB 8 2 13.0 6.32 79 .321 .258 .321 .405 .248 .388 98 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
1999 TRN AA 12 12 72.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 PAW AAA 12 12 68.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 BOS MLB 13 12 69.3 5.22 95 .250 .272 .346 .440 .263 .284 93 5.7 0.5 5.7 0.5
2000 PAW AAA 19 19 130.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 BOS MLB 12 11 52.3 5.15 92 .293 .264 .331 .422 .262 .352 97 5.0 0.5 4.1 0.3
2001 MON MLB 10 10 54.7 4.92 95 .270 .262 .319 .412 .255 .320 98 4.4 0.4 5.5 0.4
2001 PAW AAA 8 8 42.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MON MLB 32 31 192.7 4.67 97 .249 .261 .328 .415 .262 .284 100 17.1 1.7 17.7 1.7
2003 MON MLB 34 34 199.0 4.63 103 .267 .262 .326 .418 .259 .313 102 24.4 2.4 26.3 2.7
2004 MON MLB 15 15 84.7 4.71 89 .279 .260 .326 .415 .260 .293 90 3.5 0.3 3.5 0.3
2005 MIL MLB 22 20 126.3 4.60 100 .267 .261 .324 .416 .258 .310 101 11.0 1.1 9.7 1.0
2005 WAS MLB 10 9 54.0 5.35 68 .273 .268 .326 .422 .263 .211 88 -2.5 -0.3 -2.0 -0.2
2006 MIL MLB 18 18 97.0 5.45 81 .268 .263 .327 .426 .261 .270 94 2.8 0.3 2.2 0.1
2006 BRV A+ 2 2 10.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .353 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 BRR Rk 1 1 3.2 5.49 100 .419 .238 .331 .330 .259 .438 111 0.6 0.1 0.6 0.1
2007 TOR MLB 10 10 56.0 6.18 64 .301 .275 .344 .438 .270 .293 93 -3.0 -0.3 -3.0 -0.3
2007 MEM AAA 3 3 18.3 5.85 71 .314 .268 .324 .417 .259 .362 93 -0.8 -0.1 -1.8 -0.2
2007 TAC AAA 4 4 22.7 8.93 16 .354 .271 .339 .433 .256 .381 100 -6.4 -0.6 -6.4 -0.6
2008 CHR AAA 28 20 135.7 5.71 63 .285 .263 .334 .414 .266 .292 86 -4.8 -0.5 -4.8 -0.5
2009 CLE MLB 18 6 71.0 7.22 52 .282 .262 .331 .421 .261 .252 102 -8.3 -0.8 -8.4 -0.8
2009 COH AAA 9 9 52.7 5.32 97 .235 .257 .325 .406 .247 .283 115 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2010 YKO npb 22 0 121.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .306 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1994 YKO npb 1 1 0 15 2 28.0 29 18 18 1 0% .000 9.3 5.8 0.3 5.8 1.68 0.00 0.0 0.0
1996 YKO npb 0 1 0 14 1 18.0 27 14 11 3 0% .000 13.5 7.0 1.5 5.5 2.28 0.00 0.0 0.0
1999 BOS MLB 1 2 0 8 2 13.0 21 6 8 2 43% .388 14.5 4.2 1.4 5.5 2.08 6.23 0.1 0.0
1999 PAW AAA 7 0 0 12 12 68.3 60 11 63 5 0% .000 7.9 1.4 0.7 8.3 1.04 1.58 0.0 0.0
1999 TRN AA 8 0 0 12 12 72.0 63 25 53 9 0% .000 7.9 3.1 1.1 6.6 1.22 3.00 0.0 0.0
2000 BOS MLB 3 6 0 13 12 69.3 70 26 40 7 50% .284 9.1 3.4 0.9 5.2 1.38 3.12 5.7 0.5
2000 PAW AAA 9 6 0 19 19 130.7 111 23 78 15 0% .000 7.6 1.6 1.0 5.4 1.03 2.96 0.0 0.0
2001 BOS MLB 2 5 0 12 11 52.3 69 19 37 7 57% .352 11.9 3.3 1.2 6.4 1.68 6.19 4.1 0.3
2001 MON MLB 1 4 0 10 10 54.7 65 10 31 8 56% .320 10.7 1.6 1.3 5.1 1.37 4.77 5.5 0.4
2001 PAW AAA 2 5 0 8 8 42.0 55 9 33 5 0% .000 11.8 1.9 1.1 7.1 1.52 5.57 0.0 0.0
2002 MON MLB 13 8 0 32 31 192.7 194 45 118 19 54% .284 9.1 2.1 0.9 5.5 1.24 3.18 17.7 1.7
2003 MON MLB 10 12 0 34 34 199.0 233 45 118 24 49% .313 10.5 2.0 1.1 5.3 1.40 4.16 26.3 2.7
2004 MON MLB 3 7 0 15 15 84.7 98 20 38 11 44% .293 10.4 2.1 1.2 4.0 1.39 3.40 3.5 0.3
2005 WAS MLB 4 3 0 10 9 54.0 44 27 17 6 44% .211 7.3 4.5 1.0 2.8 1.31 3.33 -2.0 -0.2
2005 MIL MLB 7 6 0 22 20 126.3 145 28 81 16 42% .310 10.3 2.0 1.1 5.8 1.37 4.35 9.7 1.0
2006 MIL MLB 4 5 0 18 18 97.0 98 35 50 12 43% .270 9.1 3.2 1.1 4.6 1.37 4.82 2.2 0.1
2006 BRR Rk 0 1 0 1 1 3.2 7 0 0 0 44% .438 19.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.19 5.62 0.6 0.1
2006 BRV A+ 1 0 0 2 2 10.0 12 1 10 0 0% .353 10.8 0.9 0.0 9.0 1.30 0.00 0.0 0.0
2007 MEM AAA 0 2 0 3 3 18.3 27 3 7 2 46% .362 13.3 1.5 1.0 3.4 1.64 6.89 -1.8 -0.2
2007 TAC AAA 0 3 0 4 4 22.7 38 9 9 6 41% .381 15.1 3.6 2.4 3.6 2.07 10.31 -6.4 -0.6
2007 TOR MLB 2 5 0 10 10 56.0 68 22 21 10 46% .293 10.9 3.5 1.6 3.4 1.61 5.79 -3.0 -0.3
2008 CHR AAA 5 11 0 28 20 135.7 146 35 112 23 42% .292 9.7 2.3 1.5 7.4 1.33 4.18 -4.8 -0.5
2009 COH AAA 3 3 0 9 9 52.7 53 9 26 6 35% .283 9.1 1.5 1.0 4.4 1.18 3.42 3.6 0.4
2009 CLE MLB 1 5 0 18 6 71.0 77 19 31 18 39% .252 9.8 2.4 2.3 3.9 1.35 5.96 -8.4 -0.8
2010 YKO npb 7 9 0 22 0 121.7 145 22 62 16 0% .306 10.7 1.6 1.2 4.6 1.37 4.59 0.0 0.0

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
2009 954 0.5493 0.4900 0.8630 0.6260 0.3233 0.8841 0.8129 0.1370
Career9540.54930.490.8630.6260.32330.88410.81290.137

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2006-09-16 2006-10-01 DTD 15 14 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2006-05-02 2006-07-18 15-DL 77 68 Right Shoulder Strain Rotator Cuff -
2004-06-11 2004-09-23 15-DL 104 0 Right Forearm Surgery Radius 2004-06-16

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2007 TOR $1,500,000
2006 MIL $4,530,000
2005 WAS $2,750,000
2004 MON $2,337,500
2003 MON $340,000
2002 MON $240,000
2001 BOS $225,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$11,922,500
7 yrTotal$11,922,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
6 y 145 dJim Masteralexis1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/12/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 2013: Toyama, Japan.
  • 2010-11. Yokohama, Japan.
  • 1 year (2009). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 12/5/08 (minor-league contract). $0.55M in majors. Contract purchased by Cleveland 5/28/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Signed by Chicago White Sox as a free agent 3/08 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$1.5M (2007). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/07. Released by Toronto 6/07. Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 6/07 (minor-league contract). Released by St. Louis 7/07. Signed by Seattle as a free agent 7/07 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$4.53M (2006). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/06 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$2.75M (2005). Re-signed by Washington 1/05 (avoided arbitration). Acquired by Milwaukee in trade from Washington 6/05.
  • 1 year/$2.3375M (2004). Re-signed by Montreal 1/04 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.34M (2003). Re-signed by Montreal 3/03.
  • 1 year/$0.24M (2002). Re-signed by Montreal 3/02.
  • 1 year/$0.225M (2001). Re-signed by Boston 3/01. Acquired by Montreal in trade from Boston 7/01.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Tomo Ohka threw 1,521 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2009, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph), Slider (83mph) and Sinker (88mph). He also rarely threw a Splitter (80mph) and Curve (73mph).