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Portrait of Kazuhiro Sasaki

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 223.3 7 16 129 242 3.14 3.4
Birth Date2-22-1968
Height6' 4"
Weight209 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
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
2000 SEA 32 63 0 62.7 0.0 62.7 2 5 37 3 0 0 265 42 25 22 10 82 31 26 2 78 3.16 4.39 4.62 5.5 0.5
2001 SEA 33 69 0 66.7 0.0 66.7 0 4 45 7 0 0 261 48 24 24 6 84 11 9 4 62 3.24 3.08 3.76 9.1 0.9
2002 SEA 34 61 0 60.7 0.0 60.7 4 5 37 8 0 0 249 44 24 17 6 71 20 16 2 73 2.52 3.03 3.34 12.9 1.3
2003 SEA 35 35 0 33.3 0.0 33.3 1 2 10 4 0 0 150 31 17 15 2 43 15 13 1 29 4.05 3.57 3.92 6.6 0.7
Career2280223.30.0223.37161292200925165907824280776492423.143.513.9134.13.4

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1994 YKO npb 31 0 46.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 YKO npb 47 0 56.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 YKO npb 39 0 49.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 YKO npb 49 0 60.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 YKO npb 51 0 56.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 YKO npb 23 0 23.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 SEA MLB 63 0 62.7 4.62 104 .226 .274 .345 .443 .264 .222 90 5.5 0.5 5.5 0.5
2001 SEA MLB 69 0 66.7 3.76 119 .199 .267 .331 .432 .262 .236 95 9.1 0.9 9.1 0.9
2002 SEA MLB 61 0 60.7 3.34 127 .232 .266 .332 .436 .267 .257 95 12.9 1.3 12.9 1.3
2003 SEA MLB 35 0 33.3 3.92 119 .251 .258 .326 .407 .256 .282 99 6.6 0.7 6.6 0.7
2003 EVE A- 2 2 2.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .667 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 SBR A+ 1 1 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 TAC AAA 3 2 3.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .455 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 YKO npb 25 0 22.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 YKO npb 9 0 6.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

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
1994 YKO npb 3 1 10 31 0 46.0 27 15 59 5 0% .000 5.3 2.9 1.0 11.5 0.91 0.00 0.0 0.0
1995 YKO npb 7 2 32 47 0 56.7 30 17 78 5 0% .000 4.8 2.7 0.8 12.4 0.83 0.00 0.0 0.0
1996 YKO npb 4 3 25 39 0 49.7 37 16 80 6 0% .000 6.7 2.9 1.1 14.5 1.07 0.00 0.0 0.0
1997 YKO npb 3 0 38 49 0 60.0 25 17 99 6 0% .000 3.8 2.5 0.9 14.8 0.70 0.00 0.0 0.0
1998 YKO npb 1 1 45 51 0 56.0 32 13 78 4 0% .000 5.1 2.1 0.6 12.5 0.80 0.00 0.0 0.0
1999 YKO npb 1 1 19 23 0 23.3 19 6 34 1 0% .000 7.3 2.3 0.4 13.1 1.07 0.00 0.0 0.0
2000 SEA MLB 2 5 37 63 0 62.7 42 31 78 10 47% .222 6.0 4.5 1.4 11.2 1.16 3.16 5.5 0.5
2001 SEA MLB 0 4 45 69 0 66.7 48 11 62 6 40% .236 6.5 1.5 0.8 8.4 0.89 3.24 9.1 0.9
2002 SEA MLB 4 5 37 61 0 60.7 44 20 73 6 45% .257 6.5 3.0 0.9 10.8 1.05 2.52 12.9 1.3
2003 SEA MLB 1 2 10 35 0 33.3 31 15 29 2 34% .282 8.4 4.0 0.5 7.8 1.38 4.05 6.6 0.7
2003 TAC AAA 0 1 1 3 2 3.7 5 1 5 0 0% .455 12.2 2.4 0.0 12.2 1.62 9.73 0.0 0.0
2003 SBR A+ 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 1 2 0 0% .000 0.0 9.0 0.0 18.0 1.00 0.00 0.0 0.0
2003 EVE A- 0 1 0 2 2 2.0 5 0 5 3 0% .667 22.5 0.0 13.5 22.5 2.50 22.50 0.0 0.0
2004 YKO npb 1 2 19 25 0 22.7 18 3 18 4 0% .000 7.1 1.2 1.6 7.1 0.93 3.17 0.0 0.0
2005 YKO npb 0 3 4 9 0 6.0 11 2 5 2 0% -1.000 16.5 3.0 3.0 7.5 2.17 9.00 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

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2003-06-11 2003-08-12 15-DL 62 56 Right Trunk Fracture Ribs -
2003-04-23 2003-05-08 15-DL 15 13 Low Back Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2003 SEA $8,000,000
2002 SEA $5,070,000
2001 SEA $4,666,667
2000 SEA $4,000,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$21,736,667
4 yrTotal$21,736,667

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 yT Attanasio2 yr/$17M (03-04)+$8M 05 cl opt

Details
  • waived 1/04 (voiding final year of contract, returning to Japan)
  • $8M 03-04, $8M 05 club option $1M buyout
  • $0.5M in bonuses 03-04
  • was to be FA after 02
  • 2 year/$9M (00-01)+$5M 02 club option (club exercised)

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