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Portrait of Shingo Takatsu

Shingo Takatsu PWhite Sox

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
2 98.7 8 6 27 88 3.37 1.2
Birth Date11-25-1968
Height6' 0"
Weight180 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
2004 CHA 35 59 0 62.3 0.0 62.3 6 4 19 1 0 0 245 40 17 16 6 64 21 18 2 50 2.31 3.91 4.33 11.3 1.1
2005 CHA 36 31 0 28.7 0.0 28.7 1 2 8 2 0 0 130 30 19 19 9 65 16 15 0 32 5.97 6.57 6.09 0.7 0.1
2005 NYN 36 9 0 7.7 0.0 7.7 1 0 0 2 0 0 38 11 2 2 2 18 3 2 0 6 2.35 5.99 5.19 0.2 0.0
Career99098.70.098.786275004138138371714740352883.374.854.9412.11.2

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 YKL npb 47 0 72.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 YKL npb 39 0 48.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 YKL npb 39 0 50.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 YKL npb 51 3 79.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 YKL npb 42 0 45.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 YKL npb 40 0 41.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 YKL npb 35 0 34.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 YKL npb 52 0 51.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 YKL npb 44 1 41.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 YKL npb 44 0 42.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 CHA MLB 59 0 62.3 4.33 119 .189 .265 .332 .424 .258 .205 107 11.3 1.1 11.3 1.1
2005 CHA MLB 31 0 28.7 6.09 78 .305 .269 .329 .433 .263 .288 105 0.7 0.1 0.7 0.1
2005 NYN MLB 9 0 7.7 5.19 79 .335 .275 .342 .441 .273 .333 94 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2005 NOR AAA 7 1 8.0 8.82 7 .216 .270 .332 .436 .249 .231 96 -1.3 -0.1 -1.3 -0.1
2006 YKL npb 48 0 42.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .244 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 YKL npb 25 0 23.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .333 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 FRE AAA 14 0 18.3 7.07 54 .309 .276 .345 .426 .274 .351 100 -1.9 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2

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 YKL npb 8 4 19 47 0 72.3 63 30 54 1 0% .000 7.8 3.7 0.1 6.7 1.29 0.00 0.0 0.0
1995 YKL npb 1 3 0 39 0 48.3 42 14 36 2 0% .000 7.8 2.6 0.4 6.7 1.16 0.00 0.0 0.0
1996 YKL npb 2 6 21 39 0 50.0 56 16 35 7 0% .000 10.1 2.9 1.3 6.3 1.44 0.00 0.0 0.0
1997 YKL npb 7 4 7 51 3 79.3 55 20 68 9 0% .000 6.2 2.3 1.0 7.7 0.95 0.00 0.0 0.0
1998 YKL npb 2 3 3 42 0 45.3 54 26 32 6 0% .000 10.7 5.2 1.2 6.4 1.77 0.00 0.0 0.0
1999 YKL npb 1 1 30 40 0 41.3 32 8 38 6 0% .000 7.0 1.7 1.3 8.3 0.97 0.00 0.0 0.0
2000 YKL npb 0 1 29 35 0 34.7 32 8 29 4 0% .000 8.3 2.1 1.0 7.5 1.15 0.00 0.0 0.0
2001 YKL npb 0 4 37 52 0 51.7 49 13 39 3 0% .000 8.5 2.3 0.5 6.8 1.20 0.00 0.0 0.0
2002 YKL npb 0 2 32 44 1 41.7 37 11 28 6 0% .000 8.0 2.4 1.3 6.0 1.15 0.00 0.0 0.0
2003 YKL npb 2 3 34 44 0 42.0 42 21 26 7 0% .000 9.0 4.5 1.5 5.6 1.50 3.00 0.0 0.0
2004 CHA MLB 6 4 19 59 0 62.3 40 21 50 6 41% .205 5.8 3.0 0.9 7.2 0.98 2.31 11.3 1.1
2005 NYN MLB 1 0 0 9 0 7.7 11 3 6 2 41% .333 12.9 3.5 2.3 7.0 1.83 2.35 0.2 0.0
2005 CHA MLB 1 2 8 31 0 28.7 30 16 32 9 40% .288 9.4 5.0 2.8 10.0 1.60 5.97 0.7 0.1
2005 NOR AAA 0 1 0 7 1 8.0 6 1 10 3 25% .231 6.8 1.1 3.4 11.2 0.88 3.38 -1.3 -0.1
2006 YKL npb 1 2 13 48 0 42.7 33 15 31 3 0% .244 7.0 3.2 0.6 6.5 1.12 2.74 0.0 0.0
2007 YKL npb 0 5 13 25 0 23.3 32 7 15 4 0% .333 12.4 2.7 1.5 5.8 1.67 6.18 0.0 0.0
2009 FRE AAA 0 1 0 14 0 18.3 25 4 16 5 37% .351 12.3 2.0 2.5 7.9 1.58 6.89 -1.9 -0.2

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
2005 CHA $2,500,000
2004 CHA $750,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$3,250,000
2 yrTotal$3,250,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 yJoe Urbon1 yr/$1M (04)+$2.5M 05 cl opt $0.25M b/o

Details
  • released 3/11/08
  • signed as a free agent from Yakult 1/18/08 (minor-league contract)
  • returned to Japan for 06-07 (Yakult Swallows)
  • contract purchased 9/05 signed as a free agent from CHW 8/05 (minor-league contract) released 8/05 sent outright to Triple-A 7/05 designated for assignment 7/05 club exercised $2.5M 05 club option 10/04
  • 04:$0.75M, 05:$2.5M club option $0.25M buyout
  • signed as a free agent from Japan 1/04

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BP Articles

Shingo Takatsu 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
Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to WatchCaleb Peiffer2008-04-04
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: NL Central NRI ReviewChristina Kahrl2008-03-02
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Matchups: Rookie SpoilersJim Baker2007-11-16
This article requires BP Premium accessNippon Prospectus: Potential Free Agent ImportsMike Plugh2007-11-15
Completely Random Statistical Trivia: 2006 in ReviewKeith Woolner2006-10-09
This article requires BP Premium accessSchrodinger's Bat: Thinking and Rethinking: Part 2Dan Fox2006-07-07
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: American League, December 15, 2005-February 13, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-02-14
This article requires BP Premium accessSmartball and Moneyball: Sabermetric Innovation Helps Power White Sox' ChampionshipJeff Angus2005-11-29
Prospectus Notebook: White Sox, RedsBaseball Prospectus2005-10-27
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: Boston Red Sox vs. Chicago White SoxNate Silver2005-10-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 1-7Christina Kahrl2005-09-08
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 9-15Christina Kahrl2005-08-17
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 1-4Christina Kahrl2005-08-05
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 28Christina Kahrl2005-07-29
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Always Got NewsWill Carroll2005-07-20
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: Why Sox?Joe Sheehan2005-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: The Heat Is OnWill Carroll2005-07-19
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Forecasting the Future: InternationalizationNate Silver2005-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 4-9, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-05-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Fantasy Trends--AL CentralErik Siegrist2005-04-25
This article requires BP Premium accessLies, Damned Lies: Change-ups and BABIPNate Silver2005-04-13
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Contact InjuriesWill Carroll2005-04-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Spring Sleepers and BustsErik Siegrist2005-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Chicago White SoxDave Haller2005-03-30
Prospectus Today: AL Central PreviewJoe Sheehan2005-03-25
Internet Baseball Awards: 2004 American League WinnersGreg Spira2004-10-22
Mid-Season Baseball Awards: Staff Picks, 2004Ryan Wilkins2004-07-14


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-02-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)ok Who Ends up Closing for the orioles? Uehara or Gregg? Or another?
(BStephen from Milwaukee)
I'd bet on Uehara -- he really impressed last year, and Gregg is really just another guy. Of course, Uehara is up against the dreaded Familiarity Breeds Contempt disease that afflicts most Japanese closers sooner or later, so at some point he'll turn into Shingo Takatsu. I'm guessing that will be next year. (Ken Funck)


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