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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 39)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
0.3 2.16 0.95 0 0 0 0 0.0
Birth Date4-3-1975
Height6' 2"
Weight195 lbs
Age39 years, 6 months, 22 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
1.22010
1.12011
0.62012
2.12013
0.92014
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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
2009 BAL 34 12 12 66.7 66.7 0.0 2 4 0 0 6 0 279 71 33 30 7 117 12 11 0 48 4.05 3.61 3.69 19.4 1.9
2010 BAL 35 43 0 44.0 0.0 44.0 1 2 13 2 0 0 174 37 15 14 5 59 5 5 0 55 2.86 2.37 3.22 11.4 1.2
2011 BAL 36 43 0 47.0 0.0 47.0 1 1 0 1 0 0 174 25 9 9 6 47 8 7 0 62 1.72 2.59 3.29 8.7 0.9
2011 TEX 36 22 0 18.0 0.0 18.0 1 2 0 0 0 0 69 13 8 8 5 32 1 1 0 23 4.00 4.28 4.23 1.1 0.1
2012 TEX 37 37 0 36.0 0.0 36.0 0 0 1 1 0 0 130 20 7 7 4 36 3 3 0 43 1.75 2.35 3.74 5.4 0.6
2013 BOS 38 73 0 74.3 0.0 74.3 4 1 21 3 0 0 265 33 10 9 5 60 9 7 1 101 1.09 1.64 2.13 19.0 2.1
2014 BOS 39 64 0 64.3 0.0 64.3 6 5 26 5 0 0 249 51 18 18 10 91 8 8 1 80 2.52 3.11 3.55 7.7 0.9
Career29412350.366.7283.7151561126013402501009542442464224122.442.713.2672.77.6

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 GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1999 YOM npb 25 25 197.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 YOM npb 20 20 131.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 YOM npb 24 22 138.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 YOM npb 26 1 204.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 YOM npb 27 0 207.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 YOM npb 22 0 163.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 YOM npb 27 27 187.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.733 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 YOM npb 24 24 168.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .279 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 JPN wor 2 2 10.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .375 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 YOM npb 55 0 62.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .265 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 YOM npb 26 12 89.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 BAL MLB 12 12 66.7 3.69 129 .247 .270 .338 .437 .265 .302 108 18.1 1.8 19.4 1.9
2010 BAL MLB 43 0 44.0 3.22 137 .205 .262 .328 .419 .260 .294 114 11.4 1.2 11.4 1.2
2010 BOW AA 2 2 2.0 4.71 102 .181 .238 .320 .413 .255 .200 106 0.8 0.1 0.8 0.1
2010 NOR AAA 2 0 2.0 3.07 129 .191 .267 .336 .399 .257 .286 96 0.4 0.0 0.4 0.0
2011 BAL MLB 43 0 47.0 3.29 130 .173 .247 .315 .396 .257 .194 105 8.7 0.9 8.7 0.9
2011 TEX MLB 22 0 18.0 4.23 112 .232 .257 .320 .416 .268 .200 108 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2012 TEX MLB 37 0 36.0 3.74 119 .169 .252 .316 .404 .263 .200 104 5.4 0.6 5.4 0.6
2012 ROU AAA 3 0 3.0 1.45 169 .253 .274 .346 .411 .272 .429 88 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1
2013 BOS MLB 73 0 74.3 2.13 151 .147 .252 .316 .399 .264 .188 100 19.0 2.1 19.0 2.1
2014 BOS MLB 64 0 64.3 3.55 116 .230 .251 .312 .390 .263 .273 102 7.7 0.9 7.7 0.9

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
1999 YOM npb 20 4 0 25 25 197.7 153 24 179 12 0% .000 7.0 1.1 0.5 8.1 0.90 0.00 0.0 0.0
2000 YOM npb 9 7 0 20 20 131.0 112 22 126 20 0% .000 7.7 1.5 1.4 8.7 1.02 0.00 0.0 0.0
2001 YOM npb 10 7 0 24 22 138.7 133 28 108 18 0% .000 8.6 1.8 1.2 7.0 1.16 0.00 0.0 0.0
2002 YOM npb 17 5 0 26 1 204.0 173 23 182 18 0% .000 7.6 1.0 0.8 8.0 0.96 0.00 0.0 0.0
2003 YOM npb 16 5 0 27 0 207.3 190 23 194 28 0% .000 8.2 1.0 1.2 8.4 1.03 3.17 0.0 0.0
2004 YOM npb 13 5 0 22 0 163.0 135 23 153 24 0% .000 7.5 1.3 1.3 8.4 0.97 2.60 0.0 0.0
2005 YOM npb 9 12 0 27 27 187.3 164 22 145 24 0% -.733 7.9 1.1 1.2 7.0 0.99 3.32 0.0 0.0
2006 JPN wor 1 0 0 2 2 10.1 14 0 8 2 0% .375 12.5 0.0 1.8 7.1 1.39 2.67 0.0 0.0
2006 YOM npb 8 9 0 24 24 168.3 157 21 151 24 0% .279 8.4 1.1 1.3 8.1 1.06 3.21 0.0 0.0
2007 YOM npb 4 3 32 55 0 62.0 47 4 66 4 0% .265 6.8 0.6 0.6 9.6 0.82 1.74 0.0 0.0
2008 YOM npb 6 5 1 26 12 89.7 90 16 72 11 0% .292 9.0 1.6 1.1 7.2 1.18 3.81 0.0 0.0
2009 BAL MLB 2 4 0 12 12 66.7 71 12 48 7 32% .302 9.6 1.6 0.9 6.5 1.25 4.05 19.4 1.9
2010 BAL MLB 1 2 13 43 0 44.0 37 5 55 5 25% .294 7.6 1.0 1.0 11.2 0.95 2.86 11.4 1.2
2010 BOW AA 0 0 0 2 2 2.0 1 1 1 0 60% .200 4.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 1.00 0.00 0.8 0.1
2010 NOR AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 2 0 1 0 29% .286 9.0 0.0 0.0 4.5 1.00 0.00 0.4 0.0
2011 BAL MLB 1 1 0 43 0 47.0 25 8 62 6 31% .194 4.8 1.5 1.1 11.9 0.70 1.72 8.7 0.9
2011 TEX MLB 1 2 0 22 0 18.0 13 1 23 5 36% .200 6.5 0.5 2.5 11.5 0.78 4.00 1.1 0.1
2012 TEX MLB 0 0 1 37 0 36.0 20 3 43 4 33% .200 5.0 0.8 1.0 10.8 0.64 1.75 5.4 0.6
2012 ROU AAA 0 0 0 3 0 3.0 3 0 4 0 29% .429 9.0 0.0 0.0 12.0 1.00 0.00 1.3 0.1
2013 BOS MLB 4 1 21 73 0 74.3 33 9 101 5 42% .188 4.0 1.1 0.6 12.2 0.57 1.09 19.0 2.1
2014 BOS MLB 6 5 26 64 0 64.3 51 8 80 10 35% .273 7.1 1.1 1.4 11.2 0.92 2.52 7.7 0.9

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 1048 0.5277 0.5229 0.7792 0.6618 0.3677 0.8579 0.6209 0.2208
2010 671 0.5455 0.5097 0.7456 0.6475 0.3443 0.7806 0.6667 0.2544
2011 933 0.5563 0.5573 0.7077 0.6898 0.3913 0.7849 0.5370 0.2923
2012 513 0.5458 0.5789 0.6734 0.7000 0.4335 0.7041 0.6139 0.3266
2013 1037 0.5632 0.5651 0.6706 0.6986 0.3929 0.7328 0.5281 0.3294
2014 950 0.5147 0.5516 0.6508 0.7137 0.3796 0.7393 0.4743 0.3473
Career51520.54170.54680.70580.68580.38270.77220.56530.2938

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-10 2014-04-17 DTD 7 6 Right Shoulder Soreness - -
2012-06-10 2012-08-26 15-DL 77 66 Right Upper Back Strain Latissimus Dorsi - -
2010-05-18 2010-06-27 15-DL 40 35 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Pronator Mass -
2010-03-26 2010-05-06 15-DL 41 28 Left Thigh Recovery From Strain Hamstring -
2010-03-18 2010-03-26 Camp 8 0 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-06-24 2009-10-05 60-DL 103 92 Right Elbow Strain Flexor Tendon -
2009-05-24 2009-06-11 15-DL 18 16 Left Thigh Strain Hamstring -
2009-04-29 2009-05-05 DTD 6 5 Chest Contusion Sternum -
2009-03-09 2009-03-25 Camp 16 0 Thigh Strain Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 BOS $4,250,000
2013 BOS $4,250,000
2012 TEX $4,000,000
2011 BAL $3,000,000
2010 BAL $5,000,000
2009 BAL $5,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$21,250,000
2011Current$4,250,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$25,500,000
6 yrTotal$25,500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 0 dRelativity Baseball1 year/$4.25M (2013), 2014 option

Details
  • 1 year/$4.25M (2013), plus 2014 option. Signed by Boston as a free agent 12/6/12. 13:$4.25M, 14:$4.25M vesting option, guaranteed with 55 appearances in 2013. Performance bonuses: $0.125M each for 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 games finished. Award bonuses, including $50,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$3M (2011), plus 2012 vesting option. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/9/10. 11:$3M, 12:$4M vesting option (vests with 55 games or 25 games finished in 2011). 2011 performance bonuses: $0.1M each for 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 games. $0.1M each for 30, 35, 40, 45, 50 games. $0.15M - $0.25M for games finished (10-55). 2012 performance bonuses up to $1M based on GF (if option vests). Award bonuses. Limited no-trade protection (may block deals to 6 clubs). May elect to become XX(B) free agent when contract ends. Acquired by Texas in trade from Baltimore 7/30/11. (Orioles pay $2M to Rangers in deal.) 2012 option vested 8/31/11.
  • 2 years/$10M (2009-10). Signed by Baltimore as a free agent from Japan 1/13/09. 09:$5M, 10:$5M. Free agent after 2010. $3M in performance bonuses up to 34 starts, 200 IP.

2014 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 0 0 46 0 0 76.2 47 11 90 6 .235 0.76 1.19 1.3 0.0 0.0
80o 0 0 42 0 0 69.9 47 11 82 6 .249 0.82 1.50 1.63 0.0 0.0
70o 0 0 39 0 0 65.5 46 11 77 6 .260 0.87 1.73 1.88 0.0 0.0
60o 0 0 37 0 0 61.8 46 11 73 5 .269 0.91 1.92 2.09 0.0 0.0
50o 0 0 35 0 0 58.4 45 11 69 5 .277 0.95 2.10 2.29 0.0 0.0
40o 0 0 33 0 0 55.1 44 10 65 5 .285 0.99 2.29 2.49 0.0 0.0
30o 0 0 31 0 0 51.6 43 10 61 5 .294 1.04 2.49 2.7 0.0 0.0
20o 0 0 28 0 0 47.5 42 10 56 5 .304 1.09 2.72 2.96 0.0 0.0
10o 0 0 25 0 0 42.1 40 9 50 5 .319 1.16 3.06 3.32 0.0 0.0
Weighted Mean00350057.84410685.2740.942.082.260.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
14% 28% 22% 10% 71%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
201540424275080631493836.2780.972.202.397.11.610.50.92.4
201641313053056471261536.2811.052.582.817.51.99.70.81.4
201742313156059501163736.2801.032.702.947.61.79.61.11.4
20184321254504740951536.2831.042.592.827.61.79.71.01.2
201944312646049421052536.2861.062.712.957.71.89.60.91.2
20204531254604943951536.2871.072.752.998.01.79.40.91.1
20214621244404741948536.2861.062.853.097.91.79.21.01.0
202247212444046421047536.2901.123.023.298.21.99.11.00.9
20234821224004238842536.2881.093.033.298.11.78.91.10.8

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
21.931.917.46.54.44.582

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 70)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 85 Billy Wagner 2011 0.00 DNP
2 84 Trevor Hoffman 2007 3.45
3 82 Arthur Rhodes 2009 2.70
4 82 Larry Andersen 1992 3.60
5 81 Tom Gordon 2007 4.72
6 79 Hoyt Wilhelm 1962 2.81 DNP
7 78 Takashi Saito 2009 2.59
8 78 Octavio Dotel 2013 13.50
9 77 Trever Miller 2012 0.00 DNP
10 77 Troy Percival 2009 6.35
11 77 Rollie Fingers 1986 0.00 DNP
12 76 Tim Byrdak 2013 7.71
13 76 Stu Miller 1967 3.32
14 76 Ellis Kinder 1954 3.75
15 76 Ryan Franklin 2012 0.00 DNP
16 76 Russ Springer 2008 2.50
17 75 Mike Remlinger 2005 7.49
18 75 Guillermo Mota 2013 0.00 DNP
19 75 Darren Oliver 2010 2.92
20 74 Ron Mahay 2010 3.97
21 74 Alan Embree 2009 6.93
22 74 Mike Mussina 2008 3.82
23 73 Jason Isringhausen 2012 4.34
24 73 Gaylord Perry 1978 3.28
25 73 Tim Worrell 2007 0.00 DNP
26 72 Rudy May 1984 0.00 DNP
27 72 Bobby Shantz 1965 0.00 DNP
28 72 Todd Jones 2007 4.26
29 72 Ron Villone 2009 4.62
30 71 Don Sutton 1984 4.36
31 71 Eddie Guardado 2010 0.00 DNP
32 71 Roger Clemens 2002 4.70
33 71 Tom Burgmeier 1983 3.09
34 71 Paul Assenmacher 2000 0.00 DNP
35 71 Bob Wickman 2008 0.00 DNP
36 71 Doug Jones 1996 4.64
37 71 Elmer Dessens 2010 2.68
38 70 John Franco 2000 3.88
39 70 Brendan Donnelly 2011 0.00 DNP
40 70 David Weathers 2009 4.21
41 70 Jesse Orosco 1996 3.56
42 70 Gene Garber 1987 4.73
43 70 Hector Carrasco 2009 0.00 DNP
44 69 Kevin Brown 2004 4.43
45 69 Bob Gibson 1975 5.45 DNP
46 69 Jay Howell 1995 0.00 DNP
47 69 Buddy Groom 2005 4.83
48 69 Chris Hammond 2005 3.99
49 68 Allie Reynolds 1956 0.00 DNP
50 68 Bill Henry 1967 2.05
51 68 Early Wynn 1959 3.73
52 68 Dan Plesac 2001 3.38
53 68 Mike Timlin 2005 2.58
54 68 Matt Herges 2009 3.63
55 68 Tug McGraw 1984 4.03
56 67 Steve Carlton 1984 4.09
57 67 Dennis Eckersley 1994 5.28
58 67 Al Worthington 1968 3.07
59 67 Ron Reed 1982 2.76
60 67 Jason Grimsley 2007 0.00 DNP
61 67 Lee Smith 1997 6.65
62 67 Marv Grissom 1957 4.42
63 66 Greg Maddux 2005 4.48
64 66 Bob Patterson 1998 7.97
65 66 Mike Myers 2008 0.00 DNP
66 66 LaTroy Hawkins 2012 4.29
67 66 Lindy McDaniel 1975 4.62 DNP
68 66 Dizzy Trout 1954 0.00 DNP
69 66 Nolan Ryan 1986 3.64
70 65 Kent Mercker 2007 0.00 DNP
71 65 Brian Shouse 2008 3.33
72 65 Virgil Trucks 1956 4.20
73 65 Jim Brewer 1977 0.00 DNP
74 65 Rudy Seanez 2008 5.19
75 65 Phil Niekro 1978 3.47
76 65 Rick Honeycutt 1993 3.89
77 65 Rick Aguilera 2001 0.00 DNP
78 64 Billy Taylor 2001 4.50
79 64 Miguel Batista 2010 3.92
80 64 Jon Lieber 2009 0.00 DNP
81 64 Rick White 2008 0.00 DNP
82 64 Andy Pettitte 2011 0.00 DNP
83 63 Derek Lowe 2012 5.55
84 63 Giovanni Carrara 2007 0.00 DNP
85 63 Barney Schultz 1966 0.00 DNP
86 63 Dennis Lamp 1992 5.14
87 63 Bill Campbell 1988 0.00 DNP
88 63 Steve Reed 2004 3.95
89 62 Mike Marshall 1982 0.00 DNP
90 62 Dennis Martinez 1993 4.41
91 62 David Wells 2002 4.32
92 62 Greg Harris 1995 3.35
93 62 Gary Lavelle 1988 0.00 DNP
94 62 Sal Maglie 1956 3.08
95 61 Roberto Hernandez 2004 6.19
96 61 Bartolo Colon 2012 3.66
97 61 Danny Darwin 1995 7.82
98 61 Rick Reuschel 1988 3.20
99 61 Ted Power 1994 0.00 DNP
100 61 Dick Hall 1970 3.67

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .143 .179 .248 .152
11 vs R (Multi) .157 .180 .300 .175
18 Split (Multi) -.014 -.001 -.053 -.023
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .116 .154 .186 .119
31 vs R (2013) .145 .172 .290 .170
38 Split (2013) -.029 -.017 -.104 -.050
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

BP Annual Player Comments

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).
2013 Uehara’s stuff is as straightforward as it gets; he’s a two-pitch reliever, mixing his upper-80s fastball and low-80s splitter about evenly. The Japanese import has been one of baseball’s most effective setup men over the last three seasons, posting a 2.36 ERA with nearly 11 strikeouts per walk. Uehara’s dominance comes from both his strike-throwing ability and devastating splitter. While most split-finger specialists struggle to throw it for a strike, Uehara keeps hitters off-balance by moving it in and out of the zone as he pleases. His lack of overpowering velocity renders him homer-prone when he misses over the plate. He surrendered nine round-trippers in 54 innings with Texas in 2011-12. The 38-year-old righty should remain a usable reliever as long as his splitter remains a wipeout offering.
2012 Acquired at the 2011 trading deadline from the Baltimore Orioles for Tommy Hunter and Chris Davis, Koji Uehara appeared in 22 regular season games for the Rangers, but failed to impact the postseason bullpen with his presence. More than just a situational reliever, Uehara’s arsenal is effective against both lefties and righties, showing pinpoint command of an upper-80s fastball and a nasty off-speed arsenal, including a trapdoor splitter that misses a ton of bats.
2011 Part of the Orioles’ surprising flight from 100-plus losses was the decision to let Uehara close, something he had done very successfully in Japan. This stood in marked contrast to Simon, who not only had never closed successfully, but had never pitched successfully. The O’s might have come to this realization sooner had Uehara been more available. He missed the first month of the season with hamstring problems, then lost another six weeks to a strained elbow. Uehara’s fastball doesn’t escape the mid-to-upper 80s, but his outstanding control plays up in the late innings, pressuring batters not to fall behind. From his second DL return on, he walked just three batters in 39 innings. Over his final 25 games, comprising 26.1 innings, he walked no one while striking out 35. He was particularly baffling to right-handed hitters, holding them to a .185/.202/.272 line on the season. There are three knocks against Uehara: his age, his injury history, and the danger that, as a fly-ball pitcher who is always around the plate, his mistakes are going to get launched. The first two make Uehara a risk, but the potential upside of a short-term contract and a late-inning role make the gamble worthwhile.
2010 Uehara's pure stuff is less than impressive, beginning with a fastball that only clocks in at 86-88 mph. What is impressive is how many different things he can do from there. He cuts the fastball in two different ways to produce different movement, and also has a splitter that dives into the ground, an occasional slider, plus a very slow, wide curve, and all of them are thrown with impeccable control. We had two worries about Uehara entering the season: that he wouldn't have the stamina to start regularly after working mainly in relief the last couple of years in Japan, and that he might suffer a recurrence of the leg injuries that forced him to the bullpen in the first place. Both fears came true, but it was a torn elbow tendon that ended his season. He should be fully healed by spring, and is expected to work only in relief.

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BP Chats

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2014-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)When it comes to saves in 2015, can you please rank the following. Vic Black, Josh Fields, Zach Putnam, Junichi Tazawa. Thanks dude.
(Corey from San Jacinto)
Putnam, Fields, and Black, Tazawa with the caveat that anything can happen between now and ST 2015. If you're looking for fluidity, Chicago and Houston are better place to go than Boston (sounds like they might bring back Koji Uehara) and New York (Mejia is OK if he's healthy, and Familia looks like a solid back-up plan). (Mike Gianella)
2014-06-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)Koji Uehara's stats as a one-inning Red Sox reliever: 0.97 ERA, 0.62 WHIP, 10.7 K/BB. Putting aside the fact that he'd probably get hurt by the fourth game, what's your best guess of what those stats would be if he were used as a starter instead?
(Wilson from Newport)
That's a great question. Koji was a starter when he first came to MLB. He had a 4.05 ERA in 66.2 IP so he was alright, but not anything like what he is now out of the pen.

There's so much to take in. Koji is older and has suffered injuries in the relatively recent past. He throws two pitches, when most starters need three at least by conventional wisdom. Also, most starters go until they have trouble so that means most starters run into some trouble at some point in their starts. As a reliever, Koji goes one inning and then that's it. So I'll say his ERA goes up to 3.something. Low threes. He'd give up more hits, more homers especially, but the walks would probably stay down (he has near perfect control). 1.15 WHIP and 4ish K/BB. But that might be overselling it. It probably is. (Matthew Kory)
2014-02-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Would you take Danny Salazar or Koji Uehara in a standard 5x5 fantasy league?
(Jake from Flagstaff)
Salazar. (Ronit Shah)
2014-01-21 18:00:00 (link to chat)My Yordano Ventura and Koji Ueharra for his Kris Bryant? Thoughts?
(proffitt9 from Tampa)
I like Ventura better than Bryant, but that seems like a lot to give up for Bryant in any format, even if it's a dynasty league. I don't value closers a lot, but Koji Uehara provided significant value in 2013 and should do the same this year. I might do that if I were giving back a lesser prospect. (Mike Gianella)
2013-12-10 18:00:00 (link to chat)Hola. In a 10 team 5x5 with OPS instead of AVG and starting 5 OF, CI, MI, and 1 UTIL, plus 9 P (can be SP or RP). I am leaning toward the following 5 keepers at the cost of the round in (): Fielder (1), Votto (2), Craig (6), Choo (9), Dunn (21). My other options are Beltre (2), Stanton (2), Kinsler (3), Perkins (19) and Uehara (23). Did I choose the right 5? If you keep 2 players from the same round (e.g. Beltre and Votto), it costs that round and the preceding round (e.g. 1st and 2nd). So I couldn't keep 2 2nd's and a 1st. In other words, I can only choose 2 of the 4 from Fielder, Votto, Beltre and Stanton. Stanton's injuries and Beltre's age concern me and I'm loathe to keep closers. Muchas gracias!
(Miguel from Venezuela)
Hola Miguel.

The move to Texas obviously helps Prince Fielder a great deal, but I'm not convinced that it provides a complete panacea for his woes at the plate last year. Fielder was a mechanical mess last year, and while I'm sure the Rangers know this and will work on it, he isn't a sure thing. Given the differences in position, I might keep Adrian Beltre over Fielder. It might sound crazy, but Beltre has been an elite third baseman the last couple of years. His age worries me a little bit, but Fielder's off year combined with his physique worries me a little bit as well. Yes, I know Fielder hasn't been hurt and plays a lot but I'm not convinced this trend can last indefinitely.

I might consider Koji Uehara over Adam Dunn, but in an OBP league Dunn in that slot is probably worth it. I am wary of Dunn's age and that any decline in bat speed in 2014 would impact Dunn a lot. He'll be 34 next year, which doesn't sound old but isn't a great age for a hitter of Dunn's profile. (Mike Gianella)
2013-10-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)If there is a game 7, how many pitches will Jon Lester throw in it? How many will John Lackey throw it in? How many will Koji Uehara throw in it?
(William from Los Angeles)
Lackey won't be back for a Game 7. If he throws a lot of pitches and Boston loses he won't be back, and if he gets crushed so much so that he doesn't throw many pitches, the team won't want him back even if he can come back. Wouldn't shock me if Lester threw an inning, but almost certainly not more than that. Koji may throw six. (Matthew Kory)
2013-10-28 18:00:00 (link to chat)Do you know of any intriguing Asian players headed over next year? And how do you rank some of the Japaense pitchers who surprised this year, guys like Uehara and Iwakuma?
(japanaese ice from northern california)
Masahiro Tanaka is the guy everyone is talking about. The 24-year-old pitcher (he'll be 25 in 2014) throws mid 90s heat, has solid secondary offerings and has dominated in Japan. He's closer to Yu Darvish than Daisuke Matsuzaka, and could be a top pitcher next year.

Koji Uehara is one of the best closers in the game. His stuff is legit and he has always been hard to hit, even as a non-closer prior to 2013. Iwakuma is another pitcher who really shouldn't have been as much of a surprise as he was. Most of his struggles came in 2012 as a relief arm; he has dominated as a starter ever since 2012. Iwakuma should be a Top 25-30 pitcher even if he slips a little in 2014. He's really good, and his ability to pitch 200+ innings is the only thing I'm wondering about. (Mike Gianella)
2013-09-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you been able to figure out what makes Koji Uehara so effective?
(a-nathan from Champaign)
I think it's (a) his velocity crept back up the past few years and (b) he's now throwing splitters as much or more than fastballs which is quite nasty. (Harry Pavlidis)
2012-12-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Lindbergh and miller talked about their favorite/least favorites moves on the podcast the other day. Your favorite/least favorite offseason move?
(Roberto from jury duty (fml))
Glad I could make jury duty go by a little faster, Roberto — and I've got my own appearance to look forward to not long from now.

If we count extensions, I wasn't a fan of the Brandon League move for the Dodgers; if we limit this to free-agent signings, relative to some of the deals handed out since, the three-year, $25 million hitch the Royals gave Jeremy Guthrie seems a little out of place. Specifically, I liked the one-year, $6 million deal for Scott Feldman and the two-year, $15.5 million deal for Brandon McCarthy. And from a bullpen standpoint, one year and $4.25 million for Koji Uehara looks good.

To just choose two, I'll take League and Feldman. (Daniel Rathman)
2012-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Best bullpen in baseball?
(Takahashi from Salt Lake)
A year ago, remember how bad the Rangers' bullpen was? It was their big weakness and it was going to bring them down and it would never survive a hot summer in Arlington. And now they have converted their closer to a starter and they still have a) Koji Uehara working mop-up innings! This is incredible to me. Isn't Koji Uehara one of the, oh, 20 best relievers in baseball? Maybe 15? And he is their sixth- or seventh man. He came in to the ninth inning down by six the other day. That's just his role! 2) They have Mark Lowe, who would be the easy answer to the Astros' closer question above if he were on the Astros, who hasn't pitched a game in even average leverage all year. The highest ALi he has this year is 0.49, which is ahead by five runs in the seventh inning. 3) They have the best bullpen in baseball. It's probably close, but I really want to be definitive, so I'm going to add "and it's not even close." (Sam Miller)
2011-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)Based on pure stuff/dominance/command (whatever strikes you), which pitchers are you most looking forward to watching this postseason?
(Lucas Apostoleris from Amherst, MA)
Kenley Jansen is the guy that has piqued my interest most recently, but I'll have all offseason to look at him, I suppose.

Of the pitchers who look playoff-bound, Craig Kimbrel is just amazing. I'm curious about Verlander's BABIP this year. Doug Fister is an interesting story. I've wanted to look at Alexi Ogando's switch to the rotation. Koji Uehara fascinates me, with his splitter and high flyball/popup rate. Josh Collmenter and Ian Kennedy are interesting.

Of course there's no way I'll end up analyzing all or even most of those guys, but those are a few names who grab my attention. (Mike Fast)
2011-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)How much do you think getting bullpen help would help the Angels make the post-season this year? They've already said they don't want to pay for the top-tier guys like Adams or Bell. What other relievers are out there that might make a difference? Koji Uehara?
(Dennis from LA)
Uehara or maybe Jim Johnson. I mean, there are about 424 available right handed relievers, and most of those are second tier guys. Thing about relievers is, let's say you get a Chad Qualls. Qualls could go out for 20IP and give up 2ER or Give up 14ER. It's too tough to predict with the less than elite players, of which there are very few. So, you bring in someone(s) with good stuff who's pitching well & you cross your fingers and pray. (Mike Ferrin)
2011-04-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Will Koji Uehara ever become a reliable source of saves now that he is the favorite? ALso, what are your thoughts on Edwin Jackson?
(Charles Darwin from San Fran)
As Mike Petriello has said, as long as Uehera is healthy, he should be great in the role. I'm a big fan of Koji--I drafted him in a few leagues with the expectation the job would eventually be his.

As for Jackson, I have an article in the works looking at him and how he is changed (if at all) since coming to Chicago. (Marc Normandin)
2010-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)most interesting FA SP still out there for someone like Pitt, Nats, etc?
(frank from vegas)
A couple questions out there like this, and I have to apologize and say I don't really have a great answer. My default answer was Jason Frasor, but he accepted arbitration. I like Koji Uehara, and Jenks (if he's non-tendered -- haven't heard much about that lately, so Sox fans in the know feel free to inform me) is probably a good bet. (Ken Funck)
2010-03-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Reports are that Koji Uehara is pitching well this spring. Last year he didn't hold up physically as a starting pitcher. Is there any reason to believe he will hold up better in the bullpen?
(TGisriel from Baltimore)
Well, that's the hope. Frankly, the Orioles are keeping their fingers crossed about Uehara's health. (John Perrotto)
2009-09-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for answering my earlier question. Looks like Koji Uehara is back with the team, though he's apparently not game-ready yet. How concerning is it to have a partial tear of the flexor tendon in your pitching elbow, and what is his prognosis for next year? Can he resume starting?
(Sumi from Monterey Park)
It's bad, plus he has a history of shoulder problems. The O's will use him as a reliever going forward. (Will Carroll)


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Koji Uehara has thrown 5,327 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph) and Splitter (81mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (84mph) and Curve (77mph).