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Portrait of Masumi Kuwata

Masumi Kuwata PPirates

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
1 21 0 1 0 12 9.43 -0.8
Birth Date4-1-1968
Height5' 10"
Weight185 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
2007 PIT 39 19 0 21.0 0.0 21.0 0 1 0 1 0 0 103 25 23 22 6 51 15 11 1 12 9.43 8.04 9.63 -7.8 -0.8
Career19021.00.021.001010010325232265115111129.438.049.63-7.8-0.8

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
1994 YOM npb 28 27 207.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 YOM npb 9 9 65.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 YOM npb 27 27 181.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 YOM npb 32 22 141.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 YOM npb 30 10 86.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 YOM npb 16 8 50.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 YOM npb 23 1 158.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 YOM npb 14 0 71.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 YOM npb 16 0 79.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 YOM npb 12 12 49.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.906 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 YOM npb 3 3 11.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 PIT MLB 19 0 21.0 9.63 0 .329 .271 .330 .417 .256 .275 100 -7.8 -0.8 -7.8 -0.8
2007 IND AAA 3 0 4.3 2.05 150 .142 .246 .318 .372 .247 .250 93 1.3 0.1 1.3 0.1

Statistics For All Levels

Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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
1994 YOM npb 14 11 1 28 27 207.3 175 51 185 16 0% .000 7.6 2.2 0.7 8.0 1.09 0.00 0.0 0.0
1995 YOM npb 3 3 0 9 9 65.3 53 18 61 2 0% .000 7.3 2.5 0.3 8.4 1.09 0.00 0.0 0.0
1998 YOM npb 16 5 0 27 27 181.0 197 46 116 17 0% .000 9.8 2.3 0.8 5.8 1.34 0.00 0.0 0.0
1999 YOM npb 8 9 5 32 22 141.7 137 57 100 17 0% .000 8.7 3.6 1.1 6.4 1.37 0.00 0.0 0.0
2000 YOM npb 5 8 5 30 10 86.0 103 28 49 6 0% .000 10.8 2.9 0.6 5.1 1.52 0.00 0.0 0.0
2001 YOM npb 4 5 2 16 8 50.3 56 19 31 4 0% .000 10.0 3.4 0.7 5.5 1.49 0.00 0.0 0.0
2002 YOM npb 12 6 0 23 1 158.3 138 38 108 13 0% .000 7.8 2.2 0.7 6.1 1.11 0.00 0.0 0.0
2003 YOM npb 5 3 0 14 0 71.3 92 16 46 13 0% .000 11.6 2.0 1.6 5.8 1.51 5.93 0.0 0.0
2004 YOM npb 3 5 0 16 0 79.3 100 28 39 16 0% .000 11.3 3.2 1.8 4.4 1.61 6.47 0.0 0.0
2005 YOM npb 0 7 0 12 12 49.7 65 23 34 7 0% -.906 11.8 4.2 1.3 6.2 1.77 7.24 0.0 0.0
2006 YOM npb 1 1 0 3 3 11.7 19 1 5 4 0% .333 14.6 0.8 3.1 3.8 1.71 6.92 0.0 0.0
2007 IND AAA 0 0 0 3 0 4.3 3 0 3 0 50% .250 6.3 0.0 0.0 6.3 0.70 0.00 1.3 0.1
2007 PIT MLB 0 1 0 19 0 21.0 25 15 12 6 44% .275 10.7 6.4 2.6 5.1 1.90 9.43 -7.8 -0.8

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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

Compensation

Year Team Salary

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 70 d

Details
  • retired 3/26/08 designated for assignment 8/14/07
  • contract purchased 6/9/07

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BP Articles

Masumi Kuwata is referenced in the following articles.

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  Title Author Date
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Asian Equation: The Future of the NPB Import MarketMichael Street2011-09-20
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Asian Equation: Finding Relief from NPBMichael Street2011-08-04
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Are You Experienced?Jay Jaffe2011-02-25
This article requires BP Premium accessNippon Prospectus: Kosuke FukudomeMike Plugh2007-07-17


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Masumi Kuwata threw 73 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2007, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2007, he relied primarily on his Slider (80mph), Curve (69mph) and Sinker (86mph), also mixing in a Fourseam Fastball (87mph).