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Munenori Kawasaki 2BCubs

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Birth Date6-3-1981
Height5' 11"
Weight175 lbs
Age35 years, 1 months, 23 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
-0.72012
0.52013
0.92014
0.02015
0.42016
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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
2012 SEA 31 61 115 104 13 20 1 0 0 21 8 18 1 0 2 7 2 2 .192 .257 .202 .185 -4.9 -1.5 -0.7
2013 TOR 32 96 289 240 27 55 6 5 1 74 32 41 4 3 10 24 7 1 .229 .326 .308 .245 5.9 -1.2 0.5
2014 TOR 33 82 274 240 31 62 7 1 0 71 22 49 3 1 17 1 0 .258 .327 .296 .240 3.3 4.8 0.9
2015 TOR 34 23 34 28 6 6 2 0 0 8 4 6 0 0 2 2 0 1 .214 .312 .286 .214 -0.5 0.9 0.0
2016 CHN 35 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .333 .231 0.0 -0.0 0.0
Career26571561577144166117566114841450114.234.315.285.2323.93.00.8

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 PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2012 SEA MLB 61 115 .185 .242 .312 .397 .000 .233 94 -8.6 3.1 1.1 -1.5 -0.7 -4.9 -0.7 -4.9 -0.7
2013 TOR MLB 96 289 .245 .255 .316 .408 .000 .269 103 -4.2 7.6 1.7 -1.2 0.9 5.9 0.5 5.9 0.5
2013 BUF AAA 25 81 .234 .275 .339 .415 .000 .312 103 -2.3 2.3 0.5 -1.1 -0.9 -0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -0.1
2014 TOR MLB 82 274 .240 .248 .308 .380 .000 .323 102 -5.1 7.1 0.1 4.8 1.3 3.3 0.9 3.3 0.9
2014 BUF AAA 44 129 .253 .265 .332 .395 .000 .320 102 -1 3.9 1.1 0.2 -0.3 3.6 0.4 3.6 0.4
2015 TOR MLB 23 34 .214 .253 .314 .396 .000 .273 104 -1.5 0.9 0 0.9 0.1 -0.5 0.0 -0.5 0.0
2015 BUF AAA 62 227 .258 .257 .325 .363 .000 .291 93 -0.6 6.3 1 3.4 -1.4 5.3 0.9 5.3 0.9
2016 CHN MLB 3 3 .231 .222 .294 .445 .256 .333 99 -0.1 0.1 0 -0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2016 IOW AAA 70 266 .266 .267 .331 .412 .270 .333 91 1.6 7.4 3.4 -4.0 3.2 15.6 1.2 15.6 1.2

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
2012 SEA MLB 115 13 20 1 0 0 7 8 18 2 2 .192 .257 .202 .010 .185 -4.9 -1.5 -0.7
2013 TOR MLB 289 27 55 6 5 1 24 32 41 7 1 .229 .326 .308 .079 .245 5.9 -1.2 0.5
2013 BUF AAA 81 9 15 0 0 0 3 14 12 3 0 .250 .400 .250 .000 .234 -0.3 -1.1 -0.1
2014 TOR MLB 274 31 62 7 1 0 17 22 49 1 0 .258 .327 .296 .037 .240 3.3 4.8 0.9
2014 BUF AAA 129 12 32 11 1 0 9 8 17 1 1 .276 .320 .388 .112 .253 3.6 0.2 0.4
2015 TOR MLB 34 6 6 2 0 0 2 4 6 0 1 .214 .312 .286 .071 .214 -0.5 0.9 0.0
2015 BUF AAA 227 18 48 8 0 0 8 24 32 8 4 .245 .332 .286 .041 .258 5.3 3.4 0.9
2016 IOW AAA 266 27 62 11 1 0 33 33 41 16 7 .278 .368 .336 .058 .266 15.6 -4.0 1.2
2016 CHN MLB 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .333 .000 .231 0.0 -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 CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2012 416 0.5288 0.4375 0.8132 0.6045 0.2500 0.8797 0.6327 0.1868 175 -0.002006
2013 1205 0.4979 0.3610 0.8713 0.5167 0.2066 0.9258 0.7360 0.1287 614 0.000152
2014 1128 0.5124 0.3564 0.8532 0.4983 0.2073 0.9097 0.7105 0.1468 598 -0.001813
2015 122 0.5492 0.4180 0.7255 0.5821 0.2182 0.7949 0.5000 0.2745 58 0.003317
2016 15 0.4000 0.2667 0.7500 0.5000 0.1111 0.6667 1.0000 0.2500 0 0.000000
Career28860.50970.37210.84910.52480.21310.9060.70250.1509517.772-0.0008

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
2014-07-12 2014-07-18 DTD 6 2 Right Thigh Tightness Hamstring -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2016 CHN $
2015 TOR $
2014 TOR $
2013 TOR $
2012 SEA $625,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
1 yrPrevious$625,000
1 yrTotal$625,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 138 dISE Baseball1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/19/16 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.9M in majors. Re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 3/29/16 following opt-out date (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 4/3/16.
  • 1 year (2015). Re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 1/16/15 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.825M in majors. Contract selected by Toronto 5/22/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Toronto as a free agent 12/24/13 (minor-league contract). Sent outright to Triple-A by Toronto 10/1/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Toronto as a free agent 3/14/13 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Toronto 4/13/13. Toronto declined $1M 2014 option 11/1/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Seattle as a free agent from Fukuoka Softbank Hawks 1/11/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Seattle 3/26/12. Released by Seattle 10/24/12.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .285 .343 .325 .251
11 vs R (Multi) .230 .316 .284 .230
18 Split (Multi) -.055 -.027 -.040 -.022
19 LgAvg (Multi) .022 .030 .067 .031
30 vs L (2015) .571 .571 .714 .424
31 vs R (2015) .095 .240 .143 .159
38 Split (2015) -.476 -.331 -.571 -.266
39 LgAvg (2015) .021 .029 .072 .031

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BP Articles

Munenori Kawasaki is referenced in the following articles.

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The NRI Watch: National LeagueBryan Grosnick2016-02-10
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The Lineup Card: Nine Last-Minute TradesBaseball Prospectus2014-07-30
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BP Unfiltered: Munenori Kawasaki Tries to SurviveBen Lindbergh2013-05-23
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2012-05-31 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hey, Jason. I'm just wondering who, in your opinion, are the five scrappiest players in the majors today. Please use statistics to back up your assertions.
(Noah from NY)
Mark Ellis: almost died, definitely scrappy
Adam Rosales: runs real fast everywhere he goes, super scrappy
Josh Willingham: plays baseball despite having two-foot-long legs, mad scrappy
Jose Altuve: like 5'2", so scrappy
Munenori Kawasaki: has made a career out of being an Ichiro-stalker, hella scrappy

Stats are not scrappy. (Jason Wojciechowski)


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