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Tsuyoshi Wada PCubs

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2015 Full Season Projections (seasonal age 33)
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Birth Date2-21-1981
Height5' 11"
Weight180 lbs
Age34 years, 6 months, 10 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
2011
2012
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0.92014
0.02015
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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
2014 CHN MLB 13 13 69.3 67 19 57 7 .259 97 8.7 2.5 0.9 7.4 39% .296 .268 1.24 0.00 3.25 100 4.32 0.4
2015 CHN MLB 7 7 31.3 29 11 31 5 .265 99 8.3 3.2 1.4 8.9 49% .289 .276 1.28 4.38 3.73 97 4.94 0.0
CareerMLB2020100.796308812.261988.62.71.17.942%.294.2701.253.933.40994.520.4

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
2003 FKU npb 26 0 189.0 165 61 195 26 .000 7.9 2.9 1.2 9.3 0% .000 .000 1.20 3.86 3.38
2004 FKU npb 19 0 128.3 110 38 115 23 .000 7.7 2.7 1.6 8.1 0% .000 .000 1.15 4.61 4.35
2005 FKU npb 25 25 181.7 154 57 167 17 .000 7.6 2.8 0.8 8.3 0% -.568 .000 1.16 3.53 3.27
2006 FKU npb 24 24 163.3 137 42 136 18 .000 7.6 2.3 1.0 7.5 0% .259 .000 1.10 3.43 2.98
2006 JPN wor 1 0 2.1 1 0 1 0 .000 4.3 0.0 0.0 4.3 0% .167 .000 0.48 2.47 0.00
2007 FKU npb 26 26 182.0 168 42 169 15 .000 8.3 2.1 0.7 8.4 0% .291 .000 1.15 2.95 2.82
2008 FKU npb 23 23 162.0 167 36 123 12 .000 9.3 2.0 0.7 6.8 0% .312 .000 1.25 3.20 3.61
2009 FKU npb 15 13 84.3 72 24 87 13 .000 7.7 2.6 1.4 9.3 0% .278 .000 1.14 3.84 4.06
2010 FKU npb 26 26 169.3 145 55 169 11 .000 7.7 2.9 0.6 9.0 0% .291 .000 1.18 2.99 3.14
2012 NOR AAA 1 1 2.7 6 4 1 1 .254 105 20.2 13.5 3.4 3.4 38% .417 .404 3.75 11.78 20.25
2013 NOR AAA 19 19 102.7 112 35 80 9 .250 99 9.8 3.1 0.8 7.0 39% .328 .271 1.43 3.93 4.03
2014 CHN MLB 13 13 69.3 67 19 57 7 .259 97 8.7 2.5 0.9 7.4 39% .296 .268 1.24 0.00 3.25
2014 IOW AAA 19 18 113.7 104 28 120 13 .259 94 8.2 2.2 1.0 9.5 42% .302 .244 1.16 0.00 2.77
2015 CHN MLB 7 7 31.3 29 11 31 5 .265 99 8.3 3.2 1.4 8.9 49% .289 .276 1.28 4.38 3.73
2015 TEN AA 1 1 4.0 8 0 5 2 .261 91 18.0 0.0 4.5 11.2 50% .500 .443 2.00 7.29 9.00
2015 IOW AAA 16 16 86.7 93 26 62 4 .257 99 9.7 2.7 0.4 6.4 44% .318 .262 1.37 3.66 3.95

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 1140 0.5009 0.4912 0.8214 0.6830 0.2988 0.8692 0.7118 0.1786
2015 510 0.4922 0.4490 0.8472 0.6295 0.2741 0.8797 0.7746 0.1485
Career16500.49820.47820.82940.66650.29120.87240.73120.1693

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
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
2015 CHN $4,000,000
2014 CHN $
2013 BAL $4,200,000
2012 BAL $3,940,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$8,140,000
2011Current$4,000,000
3 yrPvs + Cur$12,140,000
3 yrTotal$12,140,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
1 y 145 dAlan Nero1 year/$4M (2015), plus 2016 option

Details
  • 1 year/$4M (2015). Re-signed by Chicago Cubs 11/1/14, replacing option in previous contract. May earn additional $2M in performance bonuses.
  • 1 year (2014), plus 2015 option. 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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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .184 .245 .184 .172
11 vs R (Multi) .270 .325 .474 .290
18 Split (Multi) -.086 -.080 -.291 -.118
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.024 -.027 -.064 -.028
30 vs L (2014) .184 .245 .184 .172
31 vs R (2014) .270 .325 .474 .290
38 Split (2014) -.086 -.080 -.291 -.118
39 LgAvg (2014) -.020 -.022 -.062 -.025

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
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 1,689 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2014 and 2015, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (89mph), also mixing in a Sinker (89mph), Splitter (82mph), Slider (83mph) and Curve (74mph). He also rarely throws a Cutter (86mph).