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Nori Aoki    \nor-EETCH-kuh a-OH-key\

Norichika Aoki

Position: Rightfielder
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 9", Weight: 180 lb.

Born: January 5, 1982 in Hyuga, Miyazaki, Japan
High School: Hyuga HS (JP)
School: Waseda University (JP) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 6, 2012 (Age 30.092, 17,734th in MLB history)   vs. STL 1 AB, 0 H, 0 HR, 0 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Brewers/Royals/Giants 2012-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 1 yr/$4.7M (15) & 16 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 3.000, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: CAA Sports (Nez Balelo) [*]
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Standard Batting

Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2012 30 MIL NL 151 588 520 81 150 37 4 10 50 30 8 43 55 .288 .355 .433 .787 109 225 6 13 7 5 1 *987 RoY-5
2013 31 MIL NL 155 674 597 80 171 20 3 8 37 20 12 55 40 .286 .356 .370 .726 100 221 9 11 8 3 1 *9/8
2014 32 KCR AL 132 549 491 63 140 22 6 1 43 17 8 43 49 .285 .349 .360 .710 99 177 5 6 8 1 0 *9/D7
2015 33 SFG NL 19 87 76 8 23 4 1 0 3 5 2 10 11 .303 .391 .382 .772 124 29 0 1 0 0 0 *7/9
4 Yrs 457 1898 1684 232 484 83 14 19 133 72 30 151 155 .287 .355 .387 .742 104 652 20 31 23 9 2
162 Game Avg. 162 673 597 82 172 29 5 7 47 26 11 54 55 .287 .355 .387 .742 104 231 7 11 8 3 1
MIL (2 yrs) 306 1262 1117 161 321 57 7 18 87 50 20 98 95 .287 .355 .399 .755 104 446 15 24 15 8 2
KCR (1 yr) 132 549 491 63 140 22 6 1 43 17 8 43 49 .285 .349 .360 .710 99 177 5 6 8 1 0
SFG (1 yr) 19 87 76 8 23 4 1 0 3 5 2 10 11 .303 .391 .382 .772 124 29 0 1 0 0 0
NL (3 yrs) 325 1349 1193 169 344 61 8 18 90 55 22 108 106 .288 .358 .398 .756 105 475 15 25 15 8 2
AL (1 yr) 132 549 491 63 140 22 6 1 43 17 8 43 49 .285 .349 .360 .710 99 177 5 6 8 1 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2012 30 MIL NL 151 588 11 2 1 5 -5 14 1.6 18 33 3.4 .510 .510 2.7 0.1 28 $1,000,000 *987 RoY-5
2013 31 MIL NL 155 674 6 -1 0 13 -6 12 1.0 21 33 3.1 .508 .508 1.8 0.6 20 $2,000,000 *9/8
2014 32 KCR AL 132 549 0 1 2 -8 -6 -11 -0.9 20 9 1.0 .491 .493 1.7 -1.3 17 $1,950,000 *9/D7
2015 33 SFG NL 19 87 3 -0 0 1 -1 3 0.3 3 5 0.6 .517 .502 0.4 0.0 4 $4,000,000 *7/9
4 Seasons 457 1898 20 2 3 11 -17 18 2.0 62 80 8.0 .504 .504 6.7 -0.6 69 $8,950,000
MIL (2 yrs) 306 1262 16 1 1 18 -10 26 2.6 39 65 6.5 .509 .509 4.5 0.7 47 $3,000,000
KCR (1 yr) 132 549 0 1 2 -8 -6 -11 -0.9 20 9 1.0 .491 .493 1.7 -1.3 17 $1,950,000
SFG (1 yr) 19 87 3 -0 0 1 -1 3 0.3 3 5 0.6 .517 .502 0.4 0.0 4 $4,000,000

Advanced Batting

Year Age Tm Lg PA Outs RC RC/G AIR BAbip BA lgBA OBP lgOBP SLG lgSLG OPS lgOPS OPS+ OWn% BtRuns BtWins TotA SecA ISO PwrSpd
2012 30 MIL NL 588 396 85 5.7 105 .304 .288 .267 .355 .333 .433 .423 .787 .756 109 .609 7.7 0.8 .789 .269 .144 15.0
2013 31 MIL NL 674 458 81 4.8 99 .295 .286 .261 .356 .327 .370 .406 .726 .733 100 .545 1.0 0.1 .660 .189 .084 11.4
2014 32 KCR AL 549 373 65 4.7 96 .314 .285 .258 .349 .322 .360 .398 .710 .720 99 .538 -0.3 -0.0 .646 .181 .075 1.9
2015 33 SFG NL 87 55 13 6.3 90 .354 .303 .249 .391 .312 .382 .389 .772 .701 124 .667 2.9 0.3 .782 .250 .079 .0
4 Yrs 1898 1282 244 5.1 99 .306 .287 .261 .355 .326 .387 .408 .742 .734 104 .570 11.2 1.1 .701 .214 .100 30.1
162 Game Avg. 673 454 86 5.1 99 .306 .287 .261 .355 .326 .387 .408 .742 .734 104 .570 4 0 .701 .214 .100 11
MIL (2 yrs) 1262 854 166 5.2 102 .299 .287 .264 .355 .330 .399 .414 .755 .743 104 .577 8.7 0.9 .720 .226 .112 26.5
KCR (1 yr) 549 373 65 4.7 96 .314 .285 .258 .349 .322 .360 .398 .710 .720 99 .537 -0.3 -0.0 .646 .181 .075 1.9
SFG (1 yr) 87 55 13 6.3 90 .354 .303 .249 .391 .312 .382 .389 .772 .701 124 .667 2.9 0.3 .782 .250 .079 .0
NL (3 yrs) 1349 909 179 5.3 101 .303 .288 .263 .358 .328 .398 .412 .756 .741 105 .583 11.6 1.2 .723 .228 .110 27.1
AL (1 yr) 549 373 65 4.7 96 .314 .285 .258 .349 .322 .360 .398 .710 .720 99 .537 -0.3 -0.0 .646 .181 .075 1.9

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2014 32 KCR AL ALWC OAK W 1 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0
2014 32 KCR AL ALDS LAA W 3 13 12 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .333 .385 .333 .718 4 0 0 0 0 0
2014 32 KCR AL ALCS BAL W 4 14 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .273 .429 .273 .701 3 0 1 0 0 0
2014 32 KCR AL WS SFG L 6 16 14 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .071 .188 .071 .259 1 2 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (4 Series) 14 48 41 7 8 0 0 0 3 1 0 5 3 .195 .292 .195 .487 8 2 1 0 1 0
1 ALWC 1 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 1 0
1 ALDS 3 13 12 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 .333 .385 .333 .718 4 0 0 0 0 0
1 ALCS 4 14 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .273 .429 .273 .701 3 0 1 0 0 0
1 WS 6 16 14 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 2 .071 .188 .071 .259 1 2 0 0 0 0

Ratio Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% SO/W AB/SO AB/HR AB/RBI GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB
2012 30 MIL NL 588 1.7% 9.4% 7.3% 8.7% 34% 1.28 9.5 52.0 10.4 1.24 1.38 78% 15% 5.8% 15%
2013 31 MIL NL 674 1.2% 5.9% 8.2% 4.6% 18% 0.73 14.9 74.6 16.1 1.57 1.88 82% 19% 4.1% 9%
2014 32 KCR AL 549 0.2% 8.9% 7.8% 5.3% 21% 1.14 10.0 491.0 11.4 1.69 1.98 81% 23% 0.7% 6%
2015 33 SFG NL 87 0.0% 12.6% 11.5% 5.8% 22% 1.10 6.9 25.3 1.71 2.15 75% 23% 0.0% 8%
4 Yrs 1898 1.0% 8.2% 8.0% 6.1% 24% 1.03 10.9 88.6 12.7 1.50 1.74 80% 19% 3.5% 10%
MLB Averages 2.5% 20.0% 7.9% 7.4% 33% 2.55 4.5 36.1 8.6 0.83 1.11 68% 22% 7.5% 13%

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg BtRuns BtWins Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI PHlev AB
2012 30 MIL NL 7.7 0.8 636 0.9 11.2 -10.3 1.00 1.5 -0.7 10.8 1.0 0.92 16.0 1.39 22
2013 31 MIL NL 1.0 0.1 725 0.8 10.4 -9.6 .90 1.0 -0.0 9.9 1.0 0.88 12.3 1.49 5
2014 32 KCR AL -0.9 -0.1 580 0.6 9.9 -9.2 1.02 0.1 0.5 9.2 0.9 0.96 0.4 1.51 2
2015 33 SFG NL 2.9 0.3 97 0.0 1.6 -1.6 1.13 0.3 -0.3 2.8 0.3 0.93 3.3 1.52 1
4 Yrs 10.7 1.1 2038 2.4 33.1 -30.7 .98 2.9 -0.5 32.7 3.2 0.92 32.0 1.42 30

Baserunning & Misc. Stats*

Year Age Tm Lg ROE XI RS% SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS OOB OOB1 OOB2 OOB3 OOBHm BT XBT% 1stS 1stS2 1stS3 1stD 1stD3 1stDH 2ndS 2ndS3 2ndSH
2012 30 MIL NL 12 0 36% 246 30 8 79% 21 6 9 2 0 0 2 2 7 1 1 1 4 12 40% 21 16 5 4 2 2 18 5 10
2013 31 MIL NL 14 0 31% 336 20 12 63% 14 8 6 0 0 4 3 1 9 2 0 1 6 15 28% 51 38 13 9 8 1 19 10 8
2014 32 KCR AL 6 0 33% 232 17 8 68% 11 7 6 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 1 3 0 21 44% 36 24 12 6 4 2 15 4 11
2015 33 SFG NL 1 0 24% 40 5 2 71% 4 2 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 1 3 25% 3 3 0 2 0 1 3 2 1
4 Yrs 33 0 33% 854 72 30 71% 50 23 22 3 0 4 7 4 23 5 2 5 11 51 35% 111 81 30 21 14 6 55 21 30

Situational Batting*

Hits Pinch Hitting Home Runs SH GIDP PrdOut BaseRunners Advances
Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% H Inf Bnt AB H HR RBI PHlev All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd IP Att Suc % DPopp DPs DP% Opp Suc % BR BRS BRS% <2,3B Scr % 0,2B Adv % PAu
2012 30 MIL NL 588 66% 150 36 6 22 9 0 3 1.39 10 0 8 8 2 4 6 1 10 7 70% 64 6 9% 31 12 39% 261 41 16% 32 17 53% 15 8 53% 0
2013 31 MIL NL 674 71% 171 43 7 5 1 0 0 1.49 8 0 0 7 1 5 3 0 11 8 73% 72 9 13% 35 18 51% 235 32 14% 22 14 64% 13 10 77% 0
2014 32 KCR AL 549 75% 140 29 6 2 0 0 0 1.51 1 1 9 1 0 0 1 0 12 8 67% 77 5 6% 30 13 43% 283 47 17% 27 16 59% 18 12 67% 0
2015 33 SFG NL 87 75% 23 3 0 1 0 0 0 1.52 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0% 3 1 33% 26 4 15% 3 1 33% 0 0 0
4 Yrs 1898 71% 484 111 19 30 10 0 3 1.42 19 1 18 16 3 9 10 1 33 23 70% 218 20 9% 99 44 44% 805 124 15% 84 48 57% 46 30 65% 0
MLB Averages 55% 67% 11% 31% 14% 51% 55%

Pitch Summary -- Batting*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1stS 30% 30c 30s 20% 20c 20s 31% 31c 31s L/SO S/SO L/SO% PAu Pitu Stru
2012 30 MIL NL 589 2289 3.89 1427 62.5% 31.4% 9.1% 26.1% 33.4% 68.6% 0.5% 42.8% 86.7% 18.7% 5.3% 31 0 16.0% 94 34 10.2% 60 33 6 49 10.9% 0 0 0
2013 31 MIL NL 674 2439 3.62 1503 61.7% 30.1% 5.7% 26.4% 37.8% 69.9% 0.4% 43.1% 91.9% 25.5% 6.4% 43 2 15.7% 106 29 9.8% 66 33 10 30 25.0% 0 0 0
2014 32 KCR AL 552 2087 3.78 1307 62.6% 27.9% 7.4% 30.2% 34.5% 72.1% 0.0% 45.2% 89.7% 25.4% 5.3% 29 1 13.0% 72 24 8.9% 49 24 12 34 24.5% 0 0 0
2015 33 SFG NL 87 363 4.17 221 60.9% 36.7% 9.0% 24.9% 29.4% 63.3% 0.0% 38.6% 85.7% 12.6% 6.9% 6 0 14.9% 13 1 12.6% 11 6 2 9 18.2% 0 0 0
4 Yrs 1902 7178 3.77 4458 62.2% 30.2% 7.4% 27.3% 35.0% 69.8% 0.3% 43.4% 89.3% 22.8% 5.7% 109 3 15.0% 285 88 9.8% 186 96 30 122 19.4% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 64.0% 27.7% 16.1% 27.0% 29.2% 72.3% 1.4% 46.3% 77.8% 27.0% 4.5% 13.7% 8.3% 24.2%

Cumulative Batting

Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2012 30 151 588 520 81 150 37 4 10 50 30 8 43 55 .288 .355 .433 .787 109 225 6 13 7 5 1
2013 31 306 1262 1117 161 321 57 7 18 87 50 20 98 95 .287 .355 .399 .755 104 446 15 24 15 8 2
2014 32 438 1811 1608 224 461 79 13 19 130 67 28 141 144 .287 .353 .387 .741 103 623 20 30 23 9 2
2015 33 457 1898 1684 232 484 83 14 19 133 72 30 151 155 .287 .355 .387 .742 104 652 20 31 23 9 2

Neutralized Batting

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS RC Gact
2012 30 151 588 520 81 150 37 4 10 50 30 43 55 .288 .355 .433 .787 77 151
2013 31 155 683 604 86 178 21 3 8 40 21 57 40 .295 .364 .379 .744 82 155
2014 32 132 558 498 69 147 23 6 1 47 18 45 49 .295 .360 .371 .731 66 132
2015 33 19 90 78 9 25 4 1 0 4 5 11 11 .321 .411 .397 .809 13 19
4 Yrs 457 1919 1700 245 500 85 14 19 141 74 156 155 .294 .362 .394 .756 238 457
162 Game Avg. 162 680 603 87 177 30 5 7 50 26 55 55 .294 .362 .394 .756 84 457



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
2015 NL  19 (1st)

At Bats s c a p y
2015 NL  76 (4th)

Plate Appearances s c a p y
2013 NL  674 (10th)
2015 NL  87 (1st)

Hits s c a p y
2013 NL  171 (10th)
2015 NL  23 (7th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2015 NL  10 (9th)

Stolen Bases s c a p y
2012 NL  30 (9th)
2015 NL  5 (4th)

Singles s c a p y
2013 NL  140 (1st)
2015 NL  18 (9th)

Times On Base s c a p y
2013 NL  237 (7th)
2015 NL  34 (3rd)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2012 NL  13 (4th)
2013 NL  11 (6th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2014 AL  8 (7th)

Caught Stealing s c a p y
2013 NL  12 (3rd)
2014 AL  8 (9th)
2015 NL  2 (3rd)

AB per SO s c a p y
2012 NL  9.5 (4th)
2013 NL  14.9 (1st)
2014 AL  10.0 (4th)

Outs Made s c a p y
2015 NL  55 (10th)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkBatting - 1 (772), Average HOFer ≈ 27
Gray InkBatting - 14 (1262), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 2 (2220), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 10 (1629), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Right Field (220th), 8.0 career WAR/8.0 7yr-peak WAR/8.0 JAWS
Average HOF RF (out of 24) = 73.2 career WAR/42.9 7yr-peak WAR/58.1 JAWS

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