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Tsuyoshi Wada PCubs

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2014 Rest-of-Season Projections (seasonal age 33)
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Birth Date2-21-1981
Height5' 11"
Weight180 lbs
Age33 years, 7 months, 1 days
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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
2014 CHN 33 12 12 64.3 64.3 0.0 4 3 0 0 5 0 266 59 26 23 6 97 18 17 3 53 3.22 3.64 3.74 7.3 0.8
Career121264.364.30.043005026659262369718173533.223.643.747.30.8

Advanced

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2003 FKU npb 26 0 189.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 FKU npb 19 0 128.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 FKU npb 25 25 181.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.568 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 FKU npb 24 24 163.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .259 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 JPN wor 1 0 2.1 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2007 FKU npb 26 26 182.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 FKU npb 23 23 162.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .312 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2009 FKU npb 15 13 84.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .278 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 FKU npb 26 26 169.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .291 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 NOR AAA 1 1 2.7 11.05 -24 .404 .266 .336 .389 .254 .417 105 -1.6 -0.2 -1.6 -0.2
2013 NOR AAA 19 19 102.7 4.95 90 .271 .256 .324 .385 .250 .328 99 4.2 0.4 4.2 0.4
2014 CHN MLB 12 12 64.3 3.74 103 .262 .250 .306 .386 .259 .285 96 6.5 0.7 7.3 0.8
2014 IOW AAA 19 18 113.7 4.13 111 .244 .265 .326 .408 .259 .302 94 20.4 2.0 22.5 2.4

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
2003 FKU npb 14 5 0 26 0 189.0 165 61 195 26 0% .000 7.9 2.9 1.2 9.3 1.20 3.38 0.0 0.0
2004 FKU npb 10 6 0 19 0 128.3 110 38 115 23 0% .000 7.7 2.7 1.6 8.1 1.15 4.35 0.0 0.0
2005 FKU npb 12 8 0 25 25 181.7 154 57 167 17 0% -.568 7.6 2.8 0.8 8.3 1.16 3.27 0.0 0.0
2006 JPN wor 0 0 0 1 0 2.1 1 0 1 0 0% .167 4.3 0.0 0.0 4.3 0.48 0.00 0.0 0.0
2006 FKU npb 14 6 0 24 24 163.3 137 42 136 18 0% .259 7.6 2.3 1.0 7.5 1.10 2.98 0.0 0.0
2007 FKU npb 12 10 0 26 26 182.0 168 42 169 15 0% .291 8.3 2.1 0.7 8.4 1.15 2.82 0.0 0.0
2008 FKU npb 8 8 0 23 23 162.0 167 36 123 12 0% .312 9.3 2.0 0.7 6.8 1.25 3.61 0.0 0.0
2009 FKU npb 4 5 0 15 13 84.3 72 24 87 13 0% .278 7.7 2.6 1.4 9.3 1.14 4.06 0.0 0.0
2010 FKU npb 17 8 0 26 26 169.3 145 55 169 11 0% .291 7.7 2.9 0.6 9.0 1.18 3.14 0.0 0.0
2012 NOR AAA 0 1 0 1 1 2.7 6 4 1 1 38% .417 20.2 13.5 3.4 3.4 3.75 20.25 -1.6 -0.2
2013 NOR AAA 5 6 0 19 19 102.7 112 35 80 9 39% .328 9.8 3.1 0.8 7.0 1.43 4.03 4.2 0.4
2014 IOW AAA 10 6 0 19 18 113.7 104 28 120 13 42% .302 8.2 2.2 1.0 9.5 1.16 2.77 22.5 2.4
2014 CHN MLB 4 3 0 12 12 64.3 59 18 53 6 41% .285 8.3 2.5 0.8 7.4 1.20 3.22 7.3 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
2014 1052 0.5010 0.4914 0.8162 0.6831 0.2990 0.8639 0.7070 0.1838
Career10520.5010.49140.81620.68310.2990.86390.7070.1838

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-09-06 2014-09-12 DTD 6 5 Left Lower Leg Cramp Calf -
2013-03-22 2013-06-14 60-DL 84 67 Left Elbow Recovery From Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-05-11 -
2012-04-20 2012-04-20 On-Alr 0 0 - Neck Stiffness - -
2012-03-28 2012-10-13 60-DL 199 162 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery 2012-05-11 -
2012-02-25 2012-03-19 Camp 23 0 Right Elbow Soreness - -
2009-08-01 2009-08-01 FA 0 0 Left Elbow Inflammation - -
2007-10-01 2007-10-01 FA 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Bone Chips - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 CHN $
2013 BAL $4,200,000
2012 BAL $3,940,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$8,140,000
2 yrTotal$8,140,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 76 dAlan Nero1 year (2014)

Details
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 1/24/14 (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago Cubs 3/23/14. Re-signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 3/24/14 (minor-league contract). Contract selected by Chicago Cubs 6/22/14.
  • 2 years/$8.14M (2012-13), plus 2014 option. Signed by Baltimore as a free agent 12/14/11. 14:$5M option. Baltimore declined 2014 option 11/2/13.

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BP Chats

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2014-09-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have any thoughts on Kyle Hendricks and Tsuyoshi Wada? Scouts and prognosticators seem to mostly tab them as back-end-of-the-rotation pitchers, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. Based off what you've seen from them this year, do you think the Cubs are considering them as rotation options in the mid-to-long term?
(tomshipley75 from Chicago)
They're both cheap, so I don't see why not. It isn't like they have a bevy of options as the roster is currently constructed. I'm sure they'll sign one, if not two pitchers this offseason. I like Hendricks more, but it's still a back end profile. (Jordan Gorosh)
2012-03-23 12:00:00 (link to chat)There are a couple of new Non-Darvish Japanese pitchers this year: Wei-yin Chin, Tsuyoshi Wada, and Hisashi Iwakuma. Will any of them have decent seasons in America?
(Paul from DC)
I like Iwakuma's chances more than Chin. Unfortunately, the Mariners gave Millwood a rotation spot over Iwakuma for now but that presents a bit of a draft day bargain. (Jason Collette)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Tsuyoshi Wada has thrown 1,087 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Slider (82mph), also mixing in a Sinker (90mph) and Splitter (82mph). He also rarely throws a Curve (74mph).