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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
2 51.7 3 4 0 34 7.14 -0.4
Birth Date6-19-1973
Height6' 2"
Weight190 lbs
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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
2008 KCA 35 31 0 37.7 0.0 37.7 1 3 0 1 0 0 168 41 21 20 6 70 17 17 0 25 4.78 5.26 5.87 -0.7 -0.1
2009 KCA 36 12 0 14.0 0.0 14.0 2 1 0 1 0 0 77 29 21 21 3 46 7 7 0 9 13.50 6.14 8.37 -3.1 -0.3
Career43051.70.051.7340200245704241911624240347.145.506.66-3.8-0.4

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1996 CHB npb 18 11 92.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 CHB npb 12 10 57.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 CHB npb 2 2 6.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 CHB npb 27 13 97.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 CHB npb 3 1 11.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 CHB npb 17 0 68.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHB npb 66 0 77.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 CHB npb 51 0 55.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.473 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 CHB npb 47 0 55.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .258 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 JPN wor 3 0 3.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 CHB npb 58 0 62.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .292 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 KCA MLB 31 0 37.7 5.87 79 .277 .267 .333 .422 .261 .292 103 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1
2008 OMA AAA 20 0 40.3 4.23 125 .256 .280 .345 .438 .257 .341 107 10.0 1.0 10.0 1.0
2009 KCA MLB 12 0 14.0 8.37 33 .378 .268 .334 .425 .260 .448 104 -3.1 -0.3 -3.1 -0.3
2009 OMA AAA 26 0 45.7 3.61 113 .244 .271 .339 .407 .275 .293 85 7.9 0.8 7.9 0.8
2010 CHB npb 63 0 65.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .269 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
1996 CHB npb 4 6 0 18 11 92.0 79 29 58 8 0% .000 7.7 2.8 0.8 5.7 1.17 0.00 0.0 0.0
1999 CHB npb 5 4 0 12 10 57.0 68 30 33 9 0% .000 10.7 4.7 1.4 5.2 1.72 0.00 0.0 0.0
2000 CHB npb 0 1 0 2 2 6.7 9 2 3 3 0% .000 12.1 2.7 4.0 4.0 1.64 0.00 0.0 0.0
2001 CHB npb 4 6 0 27 13 97.3 94 40 70 15 0% .000 8.7 3.7 1.4 6.5 1.38 0.00 0.0 0.0
2002 CHB npb 1 2 0 3 1 11.3 16 4 8 4 0% .000 12.7 3.2 3.2 6.4 1.77 0.00 0.0 0.0
2003 CHB npb 5 6 0 17 0 68.7 74 27 44 12 0% .000 9.7 3.5 1.6 5.8 1.47 5.90 0.0 0.0
2004 CHB npb 3 4 2 66 0 77.3 62 34 71 4 0% .000 7.2 4.0 0.5 8.3 1.24 2.79 0.0 0.0
2005 CHB npb 7 4 2 51 0 55.7 42 13 54 7 0% -.473 6.8 2.1 1.1 8.7 0.99 3.07 0.0 0.0
2006 JPN wor 0 0 0 3 0 3.2 1 0 4 1 0% .000 2.8 0.0 2.8 11.2 0.31 2.81 0.0 0.0
2006 CHB npb 4 2 1 47 0 55.0 43 26 48 3 0% .258 7.0 4.3 0.5 7.9 1.25 2.62 0.0 0.0
2007 CHB npb 4 6 4 58 0 62.7 64 10 45 5 0% .292 9.2 1.4 0.7 6.5 1.18 2.73 0.0 0.0
2008 OMA AAA 4 3 3 20 0 40.3 46 16 33 3 47% .341 10.3 3.6 0.7 7.4 1.54 5.36 10.0 1.0
2008 KCA MLB 1 3 0 31 0 37.7 41 17 25 6 50% .292 9.8 4.1 1.4 6.0 1.54 4.78 -0.7 -0.1
2009 KCA MLB 2 1 0 12 0 14.0 29 7 9 3 30% .448 18.6 4.5 1.9 5.8 2.57 13.50 -3.1 -0.3
2009 OMA AAA 2 1 0 26 0 45.7 39 17 53 5 36% .293 7.7 3.3 1.0 10.4 1.23 3.54 7.9 0.8
2010 CHB npb 2 5 1 63 0 65.7 59 22 57 9 0% .269 8.1 3.0 1.2 7.8 1.23 3.15 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
2008 655 0.4840 0.4290 0.8078 0.6372 0.2337 0.8614 0.6709 0.1922
2009 332 0.4880 0.4066 0.8296 0.5988 0.2235 0.9072 0.6316 0.1704
Career9870.48530.42150.81510.62430.23030.87680.65770.1849

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-03-29 2008-04-01 Camp 3 1 Right Lower Leg Contusion Batted Ball -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 KCA $500,000
2010 KCA $500,000
2008 KCA $2,500,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$3,500,000
2 yrTotal$3,500,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 157 d2 yr/$6M (08-09)+10 opt

Details
  • KC declined 10 option 11/6/09 contract purchased 9/5/09 sent outright to Triple-A 11/3/08 contract purchased 9/1/08 designated for assignment 8/2/08 optioned to Triple-A 6/25/08 signed as a free agent from Japan (Chiba Lotte of JPL) 11/28/07, 2 year/$6M (08-09)+10 club option, 08:$2.5M, 09:$3M, 10:$4M club option $0.5M buyout
  • 10 club option bec player option if Yabuta pitches in unspec # of games
  • $0.5M/year in performance bonus

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Yasuhiko Yabuta is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
Western Front: Pick the Collie, or Maybe the WeimaranerGeoff Young2012-08-14
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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL RoundupChristina Kahrl2008-08-06
Prospectus Preview: Wednesday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-16
This article requires BP Premium accessNippon Prospectus: Pacific League PreviewMike Plugh2008-04-15


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Yasuhiko Yabuta threw 967 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2008 and 2009, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2009, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph) and Splitter (79mph), also mixing in a Slider (82mph).