Biographical

Portrait of Toru Murata

Toru Murata PIndians

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2017 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 32)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
91.3 5.27 1.51 48 5 6 0 -0.3
Birth Date5-20-1985
Height6' 0"
Weight175 lbs
Age31 years, 8 months, 30 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
2013
2014
-0.02015
2016
-0.32017
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2015 CLE MLB 1 1 3.3 0 1 0 4 1 2 2 .253 114 10.8 2.7 5.4 5.4 38% .182 .364 1.50 10.60 8.10 118 5.63 120.3 -0.0
CareerMLB113.30104122.25311410.82.75.45.438%.182.3641.5010.608.101185.63120.3-0.0

Statistics for All Levels

'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 W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2009 SUR Wnt 9 0 11.0 1 2 1 10 3 8 3 .000 8.2 2.5 2.5 6.5 0% .219 .000 1.18 7.15 5.73 0 0.00 0.0
2011 KIN A+ 22 5 49.7 3 2 2 37 10 58 2 .249 102 6.7 1.8 0.4 10.5 39% .292 .185 0.95 2.08 2.36 69 1.54 81.4
2012 CAR A+ 1 0 1.3 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 .276 100 6.8 6.8 0.0 13.5 67% .333 .194 1.50 2.64 0.00 98 4.01 100.2
2012 AKR AA 24 8 65.7 3 1 0 59 19 59 1 .260 99 8.1 2.6 0.1 8.1 45% .310 .242 1.19 2.56 2.60 87 2.29 84.1
2012 COH AAA 2 2 7.7 0 1 0 8 2 5 1 .265 106 9.4 2.3 1.2 5.9 32% .292 .278 1.30 4.33 5.87 112 6.05 114.8
2012 MAG Wnt 5 4 16.3 0 0 0 26 4 9 3 .000 14.3 2.2 1.7 5.0 0% .365 .000 1.84 5.43 6.06 0 0.00 0.0
2013 AKR AA 23 23 131.0 6 6 0 143 21 104 18 .269 99 9.8 1.4 1.2 7.1 37% .312 .279 1.25 4.19 4.19 97 3.09 91.9
2013 COH AAA 5 5 27.0 0 3 0 37 8 15 7 .252 102 12.3 2.7 2.3 5.0 36% .312 .333 1.67 6.58 5.67 124 7.19 126.4
2014 AKR AA 13 8 54.7 5 4 0 60 18 35 6 .266 104 9.9 3.0 1.0 5.8 42% .310 .280 1.43 4.71 4.61 111 6.08 113.7
2014 COH AAA 14 12 72.0 5 3 0 79 20 44 14 .245 107 9.9 2.5 1.8 5.5 33% .288 .278 1.38 5.70 5.38 133 9.30 134.3
2015 CLE MLB 1 1 3.3 0 1 0 4 1 2 2 .253 114 10.8 2.7 5.4 5.4 38% .182 .364 1.50 10.60 8.10 118 5.63 120.3
2015 COH AAA 27 26 164.3 15 4 0 148 45 101 16 .252 108 8.1 2.5 0.9 5.5 44% .265 .234 1.17 4.11 2.90 105 4.61 106.0
2016 COH AAA 33 10 102.3 9 4 4 102 24 62 7 .255 102 9.0 2.1 0.6 5.5 44% .291 .240 1.23 3.64 3.78 104 4.16 102.4

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
2015 69 0.3768 0.4638 0.8438 0.6538 0.3488 0.9412 0.7333 0.1563
Career690.37680.46380.84380.65380.34880.94120.73330.1563

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-04-20 2014-04-29 Minors 9 0 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2011-05-29 2011-07-20 Minors 52 45 - Not Disclosed - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 CLE $

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 0 d1 year (2015)

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Contract selected by Cleveland 6/28/15. Sent outright to Triple-A by Cleveland 7/31/15.
  • Signed by Cleveland as a free agent from Japan 12/15/10.

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
90o 6.2 5.8 0.3 23 17 109.1 104 33 57 14 .257 1.26 4.21 0 8.0 0.9
80o 5.6 5.8 0.2 22 16 102.8 105 33 53 15 .270 1.34 4.57 0 3.3 0.4
70o 5.2 5.8 0.2 21 15 98.3 105 33 51 15 .279 1.41 4.84 0 0.3 0.0
60o 4.9 5.7 0.2 20 15 94.6 105 33 49 15 .286 1.46 5.07 0 -2.1 -0.2
50o 4.6 5.7 0.2 19 14 91.2 105 33 47 15 .294 1.51 5.28 0 -4.2 -0.5
40o 4.4 5.7 0.2 18 14 87.8 105 33 46 14 .301 1.57 5.51 0 -6.2 -0.7
30o 4.1 5.6 0.2 18 13 84.3 104 33 44 14 .309 1.63 5.75 0 -8.2 -0.9
20o 3.7 5.6 0.2 17 12 80.2 104 33 42 14 .318 1.70 6.03 0 -10.3 -1.1
10o 3.3 5.5 0.1 16 12 74.7 102 32 39 14 .331 1.80 6.44 0 -12.9 -1.4
Weighted Mean4.65.70.2191490.9104334714.2921.505.260-3.9-0.4

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2017 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 DRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
2018336902921142160751072738.3021.665.986.4210.24.86.81.7-1.5
2019341206430381725838.3311.856.827.3211.55.27.62.4-0.6

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10 87 Michael Tejera 2009 0.00 DNP
11 87 Yunesky Maya 2014 0.00 DNP
12 87 Matt Ginter 2010 0.00 DNP
13 87 Willie Collazo 2012 0.00 DNP
14 86 Doug Mathis 2015 0.00 DNP
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16 86 J.D. Martin 2015 0.00 DNP
17 86 Mike Saipe 2006 0.00 DNP
18 86 Devern Hansack 2010 0.00 DNP
19 85 Justin Thomas 2016 0.00 DNP
20 85 Zach Jackson 2015 0.00 DNP
21 85 Giancarlo Alvarado 2010 0.00 DNP
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29 82 Yohan Pino 2016 0.00 DNP
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31 82 Dustin Richardson 2016 0.00 DNP
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38 81 Kei Igawa 2012 0.00 DNP
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40 81 Tom Cochran 2015 0.00 DNP
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44 80 Mike Burns 2011 0.00 DNP
45 79 Matt Wright 2014 0.00 DNP
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49 79 Zach Kroenke 2016 0.00 DNP
50 78 Chris Leroux 2016 0.00 DNP
51 78 Anthony Lerew 2015 0.00 DNP
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53 77 Brian Burres 2013 0.00 DNP
54 77 Mark Nussbeck 2006 0.00 DNP
55 77 Josh Geer 2015 0.00 DNP
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58 76 Pete Munro 2007 0.00 DNP
59 76 Michael O'Connor 2013 0.00 DNP
60 76 Dan Reichert 2009 0.00 DNP
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65 76 Roberto Giron 2008 0.00 DNP
66 75 Jason Phillips 2006 0.00 DNP
67 75 Jimmy Serrano 2008 0.00 DNP
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78 73 Gabe DeHoyos 2012 0.00 DNP
79 73 Colter Bean 2009 0.00 DNP
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82 72 Joe Bateman 2012 0.00 DNP
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85 72 Radhames Liz 2016 0.00 DNP
86 72 Lenny DiNardo 2012 0.00 DNP
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90 72 Scott Richmond 2012 6.00
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92 71 Jason Anderson 2011 0.00 DNP
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94 71 Greg Jones 2009 0.00 DNP
95 71 Shawn Hill 2013 0.00 DNP
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97 71 Clay Hensley 2012 5.33
98 71 R.A. Dickey 2007 0.00 DNP
99 70 Zach Miner 2014 0.00 DNP
100 70 Steve Green 2010 0.00 DNP

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2016 Toru Murata pitched in such exotic locales as Japan, Panama, Venezuela and Akron before getting called up to make his big-league debut as the 26th man in a doubleheader… at the age of 30. He got hit hard and was DFA'ed immediately, but goddammit now the world knows he lived.

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Toru Murata threw 132 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2015, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (88mph), also mixing in a Splitter (79mph), Slider (76mph), Sinker (88mph) and Curve (67mph).