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Portrait of Kensuke Tanaka

Kensuke Tanaka 2BRangers

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 33)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
250 .266 1 29 16 11 .247 0.3
Birth Date5-20-1981
Height5' 9"
Weight170 lbs
Age33 years, 5 months, 2 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2010
2011
2012
-0.02013
0.32014
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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
2013 SFN 32 15 34 30 4 8 0 0 0 8 4 3 0 0 0 2 2 0 .267 .353 .267 .245 0.1 -0.5 -0.0
Career15343048000843000220.267.353.267.2450.1-0.5-0.0

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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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
2013 SFN MLB 15 34 .245 .258 .322 .412 .267 .296 96 -0.5 0.9 -0.2 -0.5 0.1 0.1 -0.0 0.1 -0.0
2013 FRE AAA 107 400 .293 .282 .348 .436 .273 .358 100 14.1 11.5 -1.6 -2.0 1.8 26.5 2.5 26.5 2.5
2014 ROU AAA 62 245 .250 .270 .335 .425 .267 .277 100 -2.7 7.3 -1.2 0.3 1.4 4.8 0.5 4.8 0.5

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
2013 FRE AAA 400 54 113 14 3 1 32 42 36 22 10 .329 .400 .397 .067 .293 26.5 -2.0 2.5
2013 SFN MLB 34 4 8 0 0 0 2 4 3 2 0 .267 .353 .267 .000 .245 0.1 -0.5 -0.0
2014 ROU AAA 245 29 55 8 2 4 27 27 28 12 2 .258 .340 .371 .113 .250 4.8 0.3 0.5

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
2013 138 0.4783 0.4275 0.8644 0.6364 0.2361 0.9762 0.5882 0.1356
Career1380.47830.42750.86440.63640.23610.97620.58820.1356

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-02-25 2014-03-02 Camp 5 0 - Back Tightness - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 SFN $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 21 d1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by San Francisco as a free agent 1/10/13 (minor-league contract). DFA by San Francisco 9/3/13. Released 9/4/13.
  • 2000-12: Nippon Ham Fighters of Japan's Pacific League.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 523 64 145 23 2 2 44 55 66 26 11 .320 .392 .397 .292 30.5 2B -3, LF -1 2.9
80o 498 58 130 20 2 2 39 49 65 24 9 .301 .370 .373 .276 21.3 2B -3, LF -1 1.9
70o 480 54 121 19 2 2 37 46 64 22 9 .287 .354 .355 .264 15.2 2B -2, LF -1 1.3
60o 464 51 113 17 2 2 34 43 63 20 8 .275 .341 .340 .254 10.3 2B -2, LF -1 0.8
50o 450 48 105 16 2 2 32 40 62 19 8 .264 .329 .326 .245 6.0 2B -2, LF -1 0.3
40o 436 45 99 15 2 2 30 37 62 18 7 .253 .316 .312 .236 2.0 2B -2, LF -1 -0.1
30o 420 42 90 14 1 1 28 34 61 16 7 .241 .303 .298 .226 -2.1 2B -2, LF -1 -0.6
20o 402 38 82 13 1 1 26 31 59 15 6 .228 .287 .281 .214 -6.5 2B -2, LF -1 -1.0
10o 377 34 71 11 1 1 23 27 57 13 5 .210 .266 .258 .198 -11.9 2B -2, LF -1 -1.6
Weighted Mean458491101722334163208.270.335.334.2508.32B -2, LF -10.5

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
3% 10% 10% 20% 31%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
20153425025578101821359.259.325.308.2380.12.5-0.10.514.9-12.8-1.8
2016353143170101022274610.251.318.295.233-0.4-0.9-0.50.514.9-15.9-2.3
20173663962141192043559318.248.316.288.231-0.9-3.3-1.80.914.9-17.4-4.7
20183761459135192041519015.247.313.290.229-1.0-4.8-2.20.714.9-18.2-4.5
20193863362138202143549713.244.312.290.229-1.1-5.7-2.80.514.9-18.4-4.6
202039424419213123034717.241.303.294.226-1.1-7.4-2.10.214.9-20.5-3.1
202140432419413113034696.243.305.291.225-1.2-7.9-2.30.114.9-20.6-3.2
202241453439813113135735.241.301.288.223-1.4-9.4-2.5-0.014.9-21.8-3.3
20234263560140192143501026.243.304.287.223-1.7-10.8-3.7-0.214.9-21.8-4.6

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 67)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 81 Andy Green 2011 .000 DNP
2 79 Joe Thurston 2013 .000 DNP
3 79 Henry Mateo 2010 .000 DNP
4 77 Jesus Feliciano 2012 .000 DNP
5 77 Wes Timmons 2012 .000 DNP
6 76 Oscar Robles 2009 .000 DNP
7 76 Howie Clark 2007 .206
8 76 Vinny Rottino 2013 .000 DNP
9 76 Michel Hernandez 2012 .000 DNP
10 76 Justin Christian 2013 .000 DNP
11 74 Augie Ojeda 2008 .230
12 74 Noah Hall 2010 .000 DNP
13 74 Esteban German 2011 .512
14 74 Mark Johnson 2009 .000 DNP
15 74 D'Angelo Jimenez 2011 .000 DNP
16 73 Gil Velazquez 2013 -.012
17 73 Luis Rodriguez 2013 .000 DNP
18 73 Tike Redman 2010 .000 DNP
19 72 Wilson Valdez 2011 .233
20 72 Rich Thompson 2012 .098
21 72 Jorge Padilla 2013 .000 DNP
22 71 Jason Tyner 2010 .000 DNP
23 71 Raul Gonzalez 2007 .000 DNP
24 71 Bobby Scales 2011 .000 DNP
25 70 Jim Rushford 2007 .000 DNP
26 70 Royce Huffman 2010 .000 DNP
27 70 Doug Bernier 2013 .232
28 69 Jamey Carroll 2007 .230
29 69 Luis Ordaz 2009 .000 DNP
30 68 Pete Orr 2012 .269
31 68 Robby Hammock 2010 .000 DNP
32 68 Luis Figueroa 2007 .158
33 68 Adrian Brown 2007 .000 DNP
34 68 Keith Ginter 2009 .000 DNP
35 68 Donnie Sadler 2008 .000 DNP
36 68 Hector Luna 2013 .000 DNP
37 68 Erick Almonte 2011 .079
38 67 Jorge Velandia 2008 .242
39 67 Chase Lambin 2013 .000 DNP
40 66 Joe Inglett 2011 .175
41 66 Dusty Wathan 2007 .000 DNP
42 66 Wiki Gonzalez 2007 .000 DNP
43 66 Ed Rogers 2012 .000 DNP
44 66 Eric Bruntlett 2011 .000 DNP
45 66 Timo Perez 2008 .000 DNP
46 66 Ryan Theriot 2013 .000 DNP
47 66 Carlos Maldonado 2012 .111
48 65 Matt Kata 2011 .000 DNP
49 65 Ramon Santiago 2013 .230
50 65 Joe Dillon 2009 .271
51 65 Don Kelly 2013 .252
52 65 Robinson Cancel 2009 -.007
53 65 Fernando Tatis 2008 .301
54 65 Skip Schumaker 2013 .242
55 64 Mike Cervenak 2010 .000 DNP
56 64 Chone Figgins 2011 .198
57 64 Chris Ashby 2008 .000 DNP
58 64 Kevin Mench 2011 .000 DNP
59 64 Michael Ryan 2011 .000 DNP
60 64 Mark Loretta 2005 .259
61 64 Kerry Robinson 2007 .000 DNP
62 63 Paul Phillips 2010 .245
63 63 Roberto Alomar 2001 .319
64 63 Dave Matranga 2010 .000 DNP
65 63 Aaron Miles 2010 .244
66 63 Jerry Hairston 2009 .257
67 62 Placido Polanco 2009 .252
68 62 Kazuo Matsui 2009 .232
69 62 Adam Kennedy 2009 .265
70 62 Bobby Avila 1957 .264
71 62 Mark Quinn 2007 .000 DNP
72 62 Fernando Vina 2002 .241
73 62 Pete Runnels 1961 .276
74 62 Abraham Nunez 2009 .000 DNP
75 62 Chris Heintz 2008 .000 DNP
76 61 Nellie Fox 1961 .228
77 61 Alex Cora 2009 .232
78 61 Marco Scutaro 2009 .276
79 61 Harvey Kuenn 1964 .272
80 61 Carney Lansford 1990 .254
81 61 Julio Lugo 2009 .280
82 61 Eric Munson 2011 .000 DNP
83 61 Pablo Ozuna 2008 .223
84 61 Red Schoendienst 1956 .259
85 61 Orlando Cabrera 2008 .249
86 61 David Eckstein 2008 .247
87 61 Nick Punto 2011 .295
88 61 George Kell 1956 .265
89 61 Mark Ellis 2010 .273
90 61 Luis Castillo 2009 .266
91 61 Nick Green 2012 .187
92 61 Frank Catalanotto 2007 .274
93 61 Danny Klassen 2009 .000 DNP
94 61 Todd Linden 2013 .000 DNP
95 61 Bill Madlock 1984 .232
96 60 Shannon Stewart 2007 .260
97 60 Jose Offerman 2002 .244
98 60 Jon Weber 2011 .000 DNP
99 60 Edgardo Alfonzo 2007 .000 DNP
100 60 Bill Doran 1991 .267

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .000 .000 .000 -.015
11 vs R (Multi) .286 .375 .286 .265
18 Split (Multi) .286 .375 .286 .281
19 LgAvg (Multi) .027 .038 .071 .034
30 vs L (2013) .000 .000 .000 -.015
31 vs R (2013) .286 .375 .286 .265
38 Split (2013) .286 .375 .286 .281
39 LgAvg (2013) .026 .037 .071 .034

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YearComment
2014 Due to publishing agreements, the 2014 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2014 book (available in hardcopy, e-book, and Kindle).

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This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 6, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-06
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: September 4, 2013Clint Chisam2013-09-04
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 30, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-30
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 16Bret Sayre2013-07-18
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFree Agent Watch: Week 16Mike Gianella2013-07-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Ailing Giants Seek the 'CoeurR.J. Anderson2013-07-12
This article requires BP Premium accessDaily Roundup: Around the League: July 10, 2013Clint Chisam2013-07-10
Painting the Black: The UnknownsR.J. Anderson2013-04-01


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