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Portrait of Masumi Kuwata

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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
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2007 PIT MLB 19 0 21.0 25 15 12 6 .256 100 10.7 6.4 2.6 5.1 44% .275 .329 1.90 8.04 9.43 118 7.11 -0.4
Careermlb19021.02515126.25610010.76.42.65.144%.275.3291.908.049.431187.11-0.4

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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
1994 YOM npb 28 27 207.3 175 51 185 16 .000 7.6 2.2 0.7 8.0 0% .000 .000 1.09 -0.95 0.00
1995 YOM npb 9 9 65.3 53 18 61 2 .000 7.3 2.5 0.3 8.4 0% .000 .000 1.09 -1.72 0.00
1998 YOM npb 27 27 181.0 197 46 116 17 .000 9.8 2.3 0.8 5.8 0% .000 .000 1.34 -0.15 0.00
1999 YOM npb 32 22 141.7 137 57 100 17 .000 8.7 3.6 1.1 6.4 0% .000 .000 1.37 0.27 0.00
2000 YOM npb 30 10 86.0 103 28 49 6 .000 10.8 2.9 0.6 5.1 0% .000 .000 1.52 -0.14 0.00
2001 YOM npb 16 8 50.3 56 19 31 4 .000 10.0 3.4 0.7 5.5 0% .000 .000 1.49 -0.02 0.00
2002 YOM npb 23 1 158.3 138 38 108 13 .000 7.8 2.2 0.7 6.1 0% .000 .000 1.11 -0.12 0.00
2003 YOM npb 14 0 71.3 92 16 46 13 .000 11.6 2.0 1.6 5.8 0% .000 .000 1.51 4.92 5.93
2004 YOM npb 16 0 79.3 100 28 39 16 .000 11.3 3.2 1.8 4.4 0% .000 .000 1.61 5.94 6.47
2005 YOM npb 12 12 49.7 65 23 34 7 .000 11.8 4.2 1.3 6.2 0% -.906 .000 1.77 5.05 7.24
2006 YOM npb 3 3 11.7 19 1 5 4 .000 14.6 0.8 3.1 3.8 0% .333 .000 1.71 6.82 6.92
2007 PIT MLB 19 0 21.0 25 15 12 6 .256 100 10.7 6.4 2.6 5.1 44% .275 .329 1.90 8.04 9.43
2007 IND AAA 3 0 4.3 3 0 3 0 .247 93 6.3 0.0 0.0 6.3 50% .250 .142 0.70 1.78 0.00

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Injury History  —  No longer being updated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

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

A Collaboration between BrooksBaseball.net and Baseball Prospectus - Pitch classifications provided by Pitch Info LLC


Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2015, 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).