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Portrait of Keiichi Yabu

Keiichi Yabu PGiants

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
2 126 7 6 1 92 4.00 0.7
Birth Date9-28-1968
Height6' 0"
Weight200 lbs
BatsR
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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
2005 OAK 36 40 0 58.0 0.0 58.0 4 0 1 1 0 0 262 64 34 29 6 98 26 23 8 44 4.50 4.64 5.01 5.0 0.5
2008 SFN 39 60 0 68.0 0.0 68.0 3 6 0 2 0 0 302 63 33 27 3 86 32 28 8 48 3.57 4.03 4.82 2.6 0.2
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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 HNS npb 26 25 181.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1995 HNS npb 27 20 196.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1996 HNS npb 30 24 195.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1997 HNS npb 29 22 183.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1998 HNS npb 24 21 164.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 HNS npb 28 23 173.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2000 HNS npb 25 23 151.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 HNS npb 17 8 55.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 HNS npb 20 15 131.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 HNS npb 23 15 97.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 HNS npb 19 18 116.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 OAK MLB 40 0 58.0 5.01 92 .288 .263 .326 .418 .259 .326 98 5.3 0.5 5.0 0.5
2006 REY mex 11 0 12.2 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .359 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2008 SFN MLB 60 0 68.0 4.82 92 .244 .261 .327 .408 .258 .284 96 2.4 0.2 2.6 0.2
2008 FRE AAA 3 0 5.0 2.62 154 .257 .258 .353 .434 .264 .333 108 2.2 0.2 2.2 0.2
2009 FRE AAA 18 0 22.0 7.57 44 .333 .273 .348 .429 .274 .310 100 -4.3 -0.4 -4.3 -0.4
2010 RAK npb 11 0 11.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .219 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 HNS npb 9 9 0 26 25 181.3 174 42 110 12 0% .000 8.6 2.1 0.6 5.5 1.19 0.00 0.0 0.0
1995 HNS npb 7 13 0 27 20 196.0 185 50 118 19 0% .000 8.5 2.3 0.9 5.4 1.20 0.00 0.0 0.0
1996 HNS npb 11 14 0 30 24 195.3 204 51 145 14 0% .000 9.4 2.4 0.6 6.7 1.31 0.00 0.0 0.0
1997 HNS npb 10 12 0 29 22 183.0 172 62 111 23 0% .000 8.5 3.0 1.1 5.5 1.28 0.00 0.0 0.0
1998 HNS npb 11 10 0 24 21 164.0 159 51 90 11 0% .000 8.7 2.8 0.6 4.9 1.28 0.00 0.0 0.0
1999 HNS npb 6 16 0 28 23 173.3 175 57 95 16 0% .000 9.1 3.0 0.8 4.9 1.34 0.00 0.0 0.0
2000 HNS npb 6 10 0 25 23 151.0 162 30 95 19 0% .000 9.7 1.8 1.1 5.7 1.27 0.00 0.0 0.0
2001 HNS npb 0 4 0 17 8 55.0 55 33 26 2 0% .000 9.0 5.4 0.3 4.3 1.60 0.00 0.0 0.0
2002 HNS npb 10 6 0 20 15 131.7 118 30 97 14 0% .000 8.1 2.1 1.0 6.6 1.12 3.14 0.0 0.0
2003 HNS npb 8 3 0 23 15 97.7 97 27 67 13 0% .000 8.9 2.5 1.2 6.2 1.27 3.96 0.0 0.0
2004 HNS npb 6 9 0 19 18 116.3 108 36 75 8 0% .000 8.4 2.8 0.6 5.8 1.24 3.02 0.0 0.0
2005 OAK MLB 4 0 1 40 0 58.0 64 26 44 6 43% .326 9.9 4.0 0.9 6.8 1.55 4.50 5.0 0.5
2006 REY mex 0 0 5 11 0 12.2 14 2 9 0 0% .359 10.3 1.5 0.0 6.6 1.31 2.95 0.0 0.0
2008 FRE AAA 0 0 0 3 0 5.0 4 6 7 0 50% .333 7.2 10.8 0.0 12.6 2.00 1.80 2.2 0.2
2008 SFN MLB 3 6 0 60 0 68.0 63 32 48 3 48% .284 8.3 4.2 0.4 6.4 1.40 3.57 2.6 0.2
2009 FRE AAA 1 1 1 18 0 22.0 26 15 17 4 41% .310 10.6 6.1 1.6 7.0 1.86 6.55 -4.3 -0.4
2010 RAK npb 0 0 0 11 0 11.0 9 6 6 2 0% .219 7.4 4.9 1.6 4.9 1.36 4.91 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
2008 1078 0.4731 0.4443 0.8142 0.6353 0.2729 0.8920 0.6516 0.1858
Career10780.47310.44430.81420.63530.27290.8920.65160.1858

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2008-07-20 2008-08-06 15-DL 17 15 Right Fingers Sprain Middle Finger -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2008 SFN $390,000
2005 OAK $750,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$1,140,000
2 yrTotal$1,140,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y

Details
  • re-signed 3/21/09 (minor-league contract)
  • released 3/20/09 (due 45 days, $110,656)
  • re-signed 3/9/09, 1 year/$0.45M (09)
  • optioned to Triple-A 3/5/09
  • recalled 4/19/08 optioned to Triple-A 4/15/08 contract purchased 3/30/08
  • signed as a free agent from COL 12/25/07 (minor-league contract), 1 year/$0.39M (08)
  • sent to minor-league camp 3/06 signed as a free agent from OAK 1/06 (minor-league contract)
  • club declined 06 option 10/05
  • 05:$0.75M, 06:$1.5M club option $0.25M buyout signed as a free agent from Japan 1/05, 1 year/$1M (05)+$1.5M club option $0.25M buyout

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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2014, Keiichi Yabu threw 1,032 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system in 2008, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2008, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (91mph), also mixing in a Cutter (89mph), Sinker (90mph), Splitter (84mph) and Curve (77mph).