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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 28)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
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Birth Date6-6-1986
Height5' 11"
Weight200 lbs
Age28 years, 2 months, 24 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
2010
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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 BOS 23 6 4 25.3 20.0 5.3 2 3 0 0 1 0 130 43 23 21 4 66 9 9 3 13 7.46 5.59 5.75 2.3 0.2
2011 BOS 25 3 0 3.0 0.0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 13 3 2 2 1 8 1 1 0 4 6.00 5.73 3.58 0.5 0.1
2012 BOS 26 37 0 44.0 0.0 44.0 1 1 1 0 0 0 172 37 7 7 1 49 5 5 2 45 1.43 1.77 2.68 10.7 1.1
2013 BOS 27 71 0 68.3 0.0 68.3 5 4 0 8 0 0 284 70 25 24 9 118 12 11 1 72 3.16 3.25 3.37 10.2 1.1
2014 BOS 28 63 0 56.0 0.0 56.0 3 3 0 5 0 0 239 57 22 19 5 89 17 16 0 59 3.05 3.14 4.05 5.4 0.6
Career1804196.720.0176.7111111310838210797320330444261933.343.233.7629.13.1

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2009 BOS MLB 6 4 25.3 5.75 96 .332 .272 .342 .446 .268 .386 115 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2009 PME AA 18 18 98.0 3.84 108 .234 .262 .337 .383 .271 .268 95 13.2 1.4 13.2 1.4
2009 PAW AAA 2 2 11.3 3.39 123 .158 .261 .323 .388 .249 .212 98 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2011 BOS MLB 3 0 3.0 3.58 128 .311 .261 .346 .474 .285 .286 112 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2011 SLM A+ 6 6 19.3 7.88 44 .291 .253 .319 .394 .251 .276 107 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2011 PME AA 8 2 23.0 5.27 81 .275 .265 .333 .417 .281 .283 94 3.9 0.4 3.9 0.4
2011 PAW AAA 8 0 14.3 3.02 127 .234 .268 .335 .419 .259 .371 93 3.3 0.3 3.3 0.3
2012 BOS MLB 37 0 44.0 2.68 142 .198 .256 .323 .416 .265 .303 105 10.7 1.1 10.7 1.1
2012 PAW AAA 25 0 42.3 3.17 124 .216 .258 .325 .385 .251 .308 95 8.9 0.9 8.9 0.9
2013 BOS MLB 71 0 68.3 3.37 122 .269 .258 .319 .410 .267 .321 100 10.2 1.1 10.2 1.1
2014 BOS MLB 63 0 56.0 4.05 108 .252 .259 .322 .410 .268 .329 105 5.4 0.6 5.4 0.6

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
2009 BOS MLB 2 3 0 6 4 25.3 43 9 13 4 23% .386 15.3 3.2 1.4 4.6 2.05 7.46 2.3 0.2
2009 PAW AAA 0 2 0 2 2 11.3 7 1 6 0 52% .212 5.6 0.8 0.0 4.8 0.71 2.39 2.0 0.2
2009 PME AA 9 5 0 18 18 98.0 80 26 88 8 45% .268 7.3 2.4 0.7 8.1 1.08 2.57 13.2 1.4
2011 PAW AAA 1 1 0 8 0 14.3 14 3 19 1 47% .371 8.8 1.9 0.6 11.9 1.19 2.51 3.3 0.3
2011 BOS MLB 0 0 0 3 0 3.0 3 1 4 1 12% .286 9.0 3.0 3.0 12.0 1.33 6.00 0.5 0.1
2011 PME AA 3 2 0 8 2 23.0 20 7 27 3 33% .283 7.8 2.7 1.2 10.6 1.17 4.70 3.9 0.4
2011 SLM A+ 0 1 0 6 6 19.3 20 6 13 4 35% .276 9.3 2.8 1.9 6.1 1.34 6.05 -1.3 -0.1
2012 PAW AAA 3 2 4 25 0 42.3 34 17 56 2 49% .308 7.2 3.6 0.4 11.9 1.20 2.55 8.9 0.9
2012 BOS MLB 1 1 1 37 0 44.0 37 5 45 1 49% .303 7.6 1.0 0.2 9.2 0.95 1.43 10.7 1.1
2013 BOS MLB 5 4 0 71 0 68.3 70 12 72 9 35% .321 9.2 1.6 1.2 9.5 1.20 3.16 10.2 1.1
2014 BOS MLB 3 3 0 63 0 56.0 57 17 59 5 39% .329 9.2 2.7 0.8 9.5 1.32 3.05 5.4 0.6

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 493 0.4868 0.4726 0.9013 0.6917 0.2648 0.9518 0.7761 0.0987
2011 54 0.4630 0.3889 0.7143 0.6000 0.2069 0.8000 0.5000 0.2857
2012 656 0.5366 0.5488 0.7306 0.7017 0.3717 0.7976 0.5841 0.2667
2013 1060 0.5302 0.5226 0.7599 0.6868 0.3373 0.8135 0.6369 0.2401
2014 910 0.4868 0.5088 0.7624 0.6930 0.3340 0.8567 0.5769 0.2376
Career31730.51120.5140.77580.69090.330.84390.62810.2237

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-03-26 2011-06-27 60-DL 93 77 Right Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-04-06
2010-04-03 2010-10-04 60-DL 184 162 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2010-04-06
2010-03-23 2010-04-03 Camp 11 0 Right Elbow Sprain Ulnar Collateral Ligament -
2009-09-21 2009-10-12 60-DL 21 14 Left Groin Strain -
2009-06-21 2009-07-01 Minors 10 0 Lower Leg Strain Calf -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 BOS $
2014 BOS $1,275,000
2013 BOS $815,000
2011 BOS $1,150,000
2010 BOS $1,100,000
2009 BOS $1,050,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$4,115,000
2011Current$1,275,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$5,390,000
6 yrTotal$5,390,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 86 dCAA (Nez Balelo)1 year/$1.275M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.275M (2014). Re-signed by Boston 1/17/14 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.815M (2013). Re-signed by Boston 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Re-signed 3/9/12.
  • 3 years/$3.3M (2009-11). Signed by Boston as a free agent from Japan 12/4/08. $1.8M signing bonus, 09:$0.45M, 10:$0.5M, 11:$0.55M. Optioned to Double-A 3/22/09. Recalled 8/7/09. Optioned to Triple-A 8/29/09. Recalled 9/1/09.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .261 .290 .450 .256
11 vs R (Multi) .256 .292 .392 .248
18 Split (Multi) .005 -.002 .058 .008
19 LgAvg (Multi) .010 .024 .026 .019
30 vs L (2013) .264 .295 .496 .272
31 vs R (2013) .266 .299 .406 .256
38 Split (2013) -.001 -.004 .090 .016
39 LgAvg (2013) .010 .022 .028 .019

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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)
2014-03-12 14:00:00 (link to chat)Have a favorite pick you've made in the reliever draft thus far? Didn't make it into your league so can't see your roster.
(Alex from Milwaukee)
My league is in the middle of the 13th round. My 12 picks so far:

Craig Kimbrel
Grant Balfour
Junichi Tazawa
Kevin Siegrist
Craig Stammen
Will Smith
Carlos Martinez
Adam Ottavino
Wade Davis
Manny Parra
Heath Hembree
Santiago Casilla

(For anyone who doesn't know what we're talking about, Sam is running a reliever-only fantasy league with Effectively Wild listeners. Only categories are runs allowed and strikeouts, and only relief innings count.) (Ben Lindbergh)
2014-02-26 19:00:00 (link to chat)If I wanted to start non-closers in my RP slots (akin to something like the LIMA Plan), which relievers would you target this year?
(Big L from NJ)
the aforementioned Cody Allen. Pedro Strop, Junichi Tazawa, there's a host of Set Up guys that would make good options here. Those are the top three that came to mind for me, though. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-02-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)20 team keeper league. 5x5. Have Jansen and Holland as closers. Normally I would buy 7 starters but I'm thinking of buying 1 set up guy even though our league does not count holds. I'm looking for a guy that has 70 innings of awesome WHIP/ERA to offset a failed starter. Anyone who will sniff saves will be bought in my league. Who can I get that won't be getting saves but will be an awesome relief ace?
(seabass77 from Milwaukee)
Tyler Clippard, Ryan Cook, Pedro strop, Junichi Tazawa are my first four go to guys. Tyler Clippard is a bit scary but the man puts up Scot Shields level production. (Mauricio Rubio)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Junichi Tazawa has thrown 3,168 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and the MLB Postseason. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Splitter (89mph), also mixing in a Curve (76mph) and Slider (82mph).