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Hideki Irabu    \hi-deck-EE EE-rah-boo\

Hideki Irabu

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 4", Weight: 240 lb.

Born: May 5, 1969 in Hyogo, Japan
High School: Jinsei Gakuen HS (JP)(All Transactions)
Debut: July 10, 1997 (Age 28.066, 14,701st in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1997 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Rangers/Expos 1997-2002
Agents: Don Nomura [*]
Last Game: July 12, 2002 (Age 33.068)
Died: July 27, 2011 in Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1997 28 NYY AL 5 4 .556 7.09 13 9 0 0 0 0 53.1 69 47 42 15 20 0 56 1 3 4 246 64 5.85 1.669 11.6 2.5 3.4 9.5 2.80
1998 29 NYY AL 13 9 .591 4.06 29 28 0 2 1 0 173.0 148 79 78 27 76 1 126 9 1 6 732 109 5.19 1.295 7.7 1.4 4.0 6.6 1.66
1999 30 NYY AL 11 7 .611 4.84 32 27 2 2 1 0 169.1 180 98 91 26 46 0 133 6 0 7 733 97 4.48 1.335 9.6 1.4 2.4 7.1 2.89
2000 31 MON NL 2 5 .286 7.24 11 11 0 0 0 0 54.2 77 45 44 9 14 0 42 1 2 5 247 67 4.56 1.665 12.7 1.5 2.3 6.9 3.00
2001 32 MON NL 0 2 .000 4.86 3 3 0 0 0 0 16.2 22 9 9 3 3 0 18 0 0 0 74 93 3.77 1.500 11.9 1.6 1.6 9.7 6.00
2002 33 TEX AL 3 8 .273 5.74 38 2 26 0 0 16 47.0 51 30 30 11 16 2 30 1 0 3 204 83 5.81 1.426 9.8 2.1 3.1 5.7 1.88
6 Yrs 34 35 .493 5.15 126 80 28 4 2 16 514.0 547 308 294 91 175 3 405 18 6 25 2236 89 4.97 1.405 9.6 1.6 3.1 7.1 2.31
162 Game Avg. 11 12 .493 5.15 42 26 9 1 1 5 170 181 102 97 30 58 1 134 6 2 8 738 89 4.97 1.405 9.6 1.6 3.1 7.1 2.31
NYY (3 yrs) 29 20 .592 4.80 74 64 2 4 2 0 395.2 397 224 211 68 142 1 315 16 4 17 1711 95 4.97 1.362 9.0 1.5 3.2 7.2 2.22
MON (2 yrs) 2 7 .222 6.69 14 14 0 0 0 0 71.1 99 54 53 12 17 0 60 1 2 5 321 71 4.38 1.626 12.5 1.5 2.1 7.6 3.53
TEX (1 yr) 3 8 .273 5.74 38 2 26 0 0 16 47.0 51 30 30 11 16 2 30 1 0 3 204 83 5.81 1.426 9.8 2.1 3.1 5.7 1.88
AL (4 yrs) 32 28 .533 4.90 112 66 28 4 2 16 442.2 448 254 241 79 158 3 345 17 4 20 1915 93 5.06 1.369 9.1 1.6 3.2 7.0 2.18
NL (2 yrs) 2 7 .222 6.69 14 14 0 0 0 0 71.1 99 54 53 12 17 0 60 1 2 5 321 71 4.38 1.626 12.5 1.5 2.1 7.6 3.53
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1997 28 NYY AL 53.1 13 9 47 7.93 4.92 -0.40 0.08 98.6 5.32 -16 -1.4 1.1 -0.1 -0.9 -9 .393 .491 $2,325,000
1998 29 NYY AL 173.0 29 28 79 4.11 4.86 0.17 0.17 95.1 4.62 10 1.0 .3 -0.1 2.6 30 .533 .506 $2,925,000
1999 30 NYY AL 169.1 32 27 98 5.21 5.19 -0.13 0.16 98.4 5.39 3 0.3 .2 -0.1 1.9 24 .510 .502 $3,125,000
2000 31 MON NL 54.2 11 11 45 7.41 5.04 -0.25 0.18 103.6 5.67 -11 -1.0 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .414 .494 $4,125,000
2001 32 MON NL 16.2 3 3 9 4.86 4.74 -0.29 0.18 102.7 5.35 1 0.1 -0.0 0.2 2 .529 .501 $2,500,000
2002 33 TEX AL 47.0 38 2 30 5.74 4.91 -0.14 -0.24 108.8 5.23 -3 -0.3 1.9 -0.2 0.0 3 .493 .498 $550,000
6 Seasons 514.0 126 80 308 5.39 4.99 -0.07 0.12 98.9 5.14 -15 -1.3 1.7 -0.5 3.4 44 .490 .500 $15,550,000
NYY (3 yrs) 395.2 74 64 224 5.10 5.01 -0.03 0.16 97.0 5.05 -3 -0.1 .6 -0.3 3.7 45 .498 .502 $8,375,000
MON (2 yrs) 71.1 14 14 54 6.81 4.97 -0.26 0.18 103.4 5.60 -10 -0.9 -0.0 -0.3 -3 .438 .496 $6,625,000
TEX (1 yr) 47.0 38 2 30 5.74 4.91 -0.14 -0.24 108.8 5.23 -3 -0.3 1.9 -0.2 0.0 3 .493 .498 $550,000

Postseason Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg Series Rslt Opp W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
1999 30 NYY AL ALCS W BOS 0 0 13.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.2 13 8 7 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 27 2.786 25.1 3.9 0.0 5.8
1 ALCS 0 0 13.50 1 0 0 0 0 0 4.2 13 8 7 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 27 2.786 25.1 3.9 0.0 5.8

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
1997 28 NYY AL 13 246 222 47 69 13 2 15 9 2 20 56 .311 .367 .590 .957 .353 131 2 1 1 2 0 3
1998 29 NYY AL 29 732 635 79 148 22 3 27 16 9 76 126 .233 .321 .405 .726 .248 257 11 9 6 6 1 5
1999 30 NYY AL 32 733 675 98 180 26 4 26 19 4 46 133 .267 .317 .433 .750 .296 292 6 6 2 4 0 6
2000 31 MON NL 11 247 227 45 77 13 2 9 12 1 14 42 .339 .377 .533 .910 .382 121 5 1 3 2 0 0
2001 32 MON NL 3 74 70 9 22 4 0 3 4 1 3 18 .314 .338 .500 .838 .380 35 0 0 0 1 0 0
2002 33 TEX AL 38 204 183 30 51 11 1 11 7 1 16 30 .279 .337 .530 .867 .278 97 5 1 2 2 2 2
6 Yrs 126 2236 2012 308 547 89 12 91 67 18 175 405 .272 .333 .464 .797 .297 933 29 18 14 17 3 16
162 Game Avg. 42 738 664 102 181 29 4 30 22 6 58 134 .272 .333 .464 .797 .297 308 10 6 5 6 1 5
MLB Averages .267 .338 .426 .763 .299

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
1997 28 NYY AL -16.2 -1.4 263 -1.1 3.5 -4.7 .85 -1.6 0.2 -16.4 -1.5 0.91 -18.1 1 3 0
1998 29 NYY AL 10.4 1.0 766 0.4 12.5 -12.1 .93 0.8 -0.4 11.9 1.2 0.91 13.3 0 0 1
1999 30 NYY AL -2.4 -0.2 763 0.0 11.6 -11.6 .87 0.1 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.91 2.5 0 0 5
2000 31 MON NL -12.6 -1.1 268 -1.0 4.3 -5.3 .98 -1.0 0.0 -12.3 -1.1 0.94 -12.3 0 0 0
2001 32 MON NL -0.2 -0.0 79 -0.0 1.5 -1.6 1.15 -0.0 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.95 -0.2 0 0 0
2002 33 TEX AL -3.7 -0.4 214 -1.2 7.0 -8.2 2.04 -0.7 0.1 -1.3 -0.1 0.99 -9.4 26 5 5
6 Yrs -24.7 -2.2 2353 -3.0 40.5 -43.5 1.02 -2.5 -0.5 -17.0 -1.4 0.92 -24.2 27 8 11

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
1997 28 NYY AL 13 9 5 3 1 3 0 5 4 .556 0 1 0 0 2 22% 41.3 65 24 7 3 0 5 7.3 8.0 4.9 79 5 3 1 0 108
1998 29 NYY AL 29 28 13 9 6 1 3 16 12 .571 2 3 2 1 17 61% 53.3 81 8 18 3 0 14 5.0 5.4 6.1 95 5 9 13 1 121
1999 30 NYY AL 32 27 11 7 9 1 1 18 9 .667 4 4 2 1 14 52% 48.3 83 19 16 4 0 12 7.5 8.1 5.9 94 6 8 11 2 128
2000 31 MON NL 11 11 2 5 4 0 1 5 6 .455 1 3 0 0 6 55% 40.2 61 5 5 4 0 8 5.7 4.7 5.0 77 3 7 1 0 100
2001 32 MON NL 3 3 0 2 1 0 1 0 3 .000 0 0 0 0 1 33% 47.7 58 40 1 1 0 3 1.7 3.0 5.6 96 0 3 0 0 99
2002 33 TEX AL 38 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 .000 1 0 0 0 0 0% 40.0 47 33 6 3 1 1 3.5 5.4 5.5 91 0 2 0 0 95
6 Yrs 126 80 31 28 21 5 6 44 36 .550 8 11 4 2 40 50% 48 83 5 53 18 1 43 6.0 6.4 5.7 90 19 32 26 3 128
MLB Averages .500 48% 48 105 -21 4.9 4.9 6.0 96

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
1997 28 NYY AL 13 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 7 .848 1 3 0 2 1 1 0 4 3 0 3 0 7.3 42
1998 29 NYY AL 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .932 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 6.0 32
1999 30 NYY AL 32 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 .869 0 0 5 2 0 3 0 5 3 1 3 0 6.8 33
2002 33 TEX AL 38 36 26 3 6 20 16 4 80% 22 2 14 4 29% 9 2.038 26 5 5 24 8 4 6 30 5 6 6 13 3.0 17
4 Yrs 112 46 28 3 7 20 16 4 80% 23 3 14 4 29% 1.015 27 8 11 29 9 8 6 40 12 7 13 13 3.8 21

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
1997 28 NYY AL 246 46% 6.1% 22.8% 8.1% 12.2% 44% 0.63 0.80 62% 25% 16.7% 11% 32 2 6%
1998 29 NYY AL 732 47% 3.7% 17.2% 10.4% 7.1% 35% 0.64 0.82 67% 20% 10.4% 16% 139 11 8%
1999 30 NYY AL 733 46% 3.6% 18.1% 6.3% 7.6% 31% 0.53 0.66 71% 23% 8.4% 12% 134 6 4%
2000 31 MON NL 247 60% 3.6% 17.0% 5.7% 9.7% 31% 0.61 1.33 72% 32% 8.7% 10% 45 5 11%
2001 32 MON NL 74 43% 4.1% 24.3% 4.1% 9.5% 32% 0.66 0.72 68% 21% 11.5% 19% 12 0 0%
2002 33 TEX AL 204 50% 5.4% 14.7% 7.8% 11.3% 45% 0.97 1.87 71% 21% 15.5% 8% 45 5 11%
6 Yrs 2236 48% 4.1% 18.1% 7.8% 8.6% 35% 0.62 0.86 69% 23% 10.6% 13% 407 29 7%
MLB Averages 46% 2.8% 16.8% 9.0% 8.0% 34% 0.75 1.08 70% 23% 8.0% 14% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

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 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
1997 28 NYY AL 246 880 3.58 553 62.8% 26.2% 16.8% 26.4% 30.6% 73.8% 0.0% 46.4% 77.2% 56.1% 3.7% 9 7 17.5% 43 27 1 14 41 25.0% 10 2 0 0 0
1998 29 NYY AL 735 2696 3.67 1621 60.2% 25.9% 13.6% 28.3% 32.1% 74.1% 0.4% 44.6% 81.6% 46.8% 6.0% 44 27 16.3% 120 80 12 27 99 21.4% 19 16 0 0 0
1999 30 NYY AL 734 2700 3.68 1709 63.3% 24.1% 15.2% 28.7% 32.1% 75.9% 0.0% 48.0% 80.0% 52.5% 4.2% 31 17 18.5% 136 85 15 22 111 16.5% 16 14 0 0 0
2000 31 MON NL 247 851 3.45 552 64.9% 25.0% 15.0% 25.5% 34.4% 75.0% 0.0% 48.6% 80.0% 57.1% 6.5% 16 10 17.4% 43 31 3 11 31 26.2% 8 6 0 0 0
2001 32 MON NL 74 287 3.88 191 66.6% 25.7% 15.2% 31.4% 27.7% 74.3% 0.0% 49.5% 79.6% 45.9% 1.4% 1 1 28.4% 21 15 0 5 13 27.8% 2 0 0 0 0
2002 33 TEX AL 205 791 3.86 488 62.3% 27.3% 12.5% 28.1% 32.2% 72.7% 2.6% 45.3% 82.8% 52.2% 5.4% 11 6 21.0% 43 26 2 3 27 10.0% 5 3 0 0 0
6 Yrs 2241 8205 3.66 5114 62.4% 25.4% 14.6% 28.0% 32.0% 74.6% 0.4% 46.6% 80.5% 51.3% 5.0% 112 68 18.1% 406 264 33 82 322 20.2% 60 41 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.72 62.1% 26.4% 14.8% 26.9% 31.8% 73.5% 1.6% 45.7% 79.9% 57.1% 5.4% 20.0% 27.9%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
1997 28 NYY AL 246 69 10 3 15 0 4 6 9 7 8 14 8 4 57% 3 4 0 81 9 2 82% 8 2 1 0 0 0 2 1 12 0
1998 29 NYY AL 732 148 32 2 27 1 11 9 18 11 16 35 21 6 60% 5 6 0 250 16 9 64% 14 9 2 0 0 0 2 0 16 0
1999 30 NYY AL 733 180 5 2 26 0 4 9 17 14 12 41 21 11 51% 6 7 0 262 19 4 83% 16 4 3 0 0 0 1 1 14 0
2000 31 MON NL 247 77 4 1 9 0 1 4 5 8 1 18 11 2 61% 0 5 0 87 12 1 92% 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2001 32 MON NL 74 22 0 0 3 0 1 1 2 2 1 5 3 0 60% 0 0 0 31 4 1 80% 3 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0
2002 33 TEX AL 204 51 3 1 11 0 8 8 3 7 4 11 6 3 55% 2 3 0 79 7 1 88% 7 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8 0
6 Yrs 2236 547 54 9 91 1 29 37 54 49 42 124 70 26 56% 16 25 0 790 67 18 79% 59 16 8 2 0 0 6 3 64 0
MLB Averages 54% 69%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
1997 28 5 4 .556 7.09 13 9 0 0 0 0 53.1 69 47 42 15 20 0 56 1 3 4 246 64 1.669 11.6 2.5 3.4 9.5 2.80 64
1998 29 18 13 .581 4.77 42 37 0 2 1 0 226.1 217 126 120 42 96 1 182 10 4 10 978 93 1.383 8.6 1.7 3.8 7.2 1.90 93
1999 30 29 20 .592 4.80 74 64 2 4 2 0 395.2 397 224 211 68 142 1 315 16 4 17 1711 95 1.362 9.0 1.5 3.2 7.2 2.22 95
2000 31 31 25 .554 5.10 85 75 2 4 2 0 450.1 474 269 255 77 156 1 357 17 6 22 1958 90 1.399 9.5 1.5 3.1 7.1 2.29 90
2001 32 31 27 .534 5.09 88 78 2 4 2 0 467.0 496 278 264 80 159 1 375 17 6 22 2032 90 1.403 9.6 1.5 3.1 7.2 2.36 90
2002 33 34 35 .493 5.15 126 80 28 4 2 16 514.0 547 308 294 91 175 3 405 18 6 25 2236 89 1.405 9.6 1.6 3.1 7.1 2.31 89

Neutralized Pitching

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 W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
1997 28 2 4 .333 6.62 53.0 66 43 39 14 19 56 1 1.604 11.2 3.2 9.5 2.95 2.4 13
1998 29 10 9 .526 3.43 173.0 144 73 66 26 74 126 9 1.260 7.5 3.8 6.6 1.70 1.4 29
1999 30 9 10 .474 4.15 169.0 169 87 78 24 43 133 6 1.254 9.0 2.3 7.1 3.09 1.3 32
2000 31 2 4 .333 5.56 55.0 71 38 34 8 13 42 1 1.527 11.6 2.1 6.9 3.23 1.3 11
2001 32 1 1 .500 3.71 17.0 21 8 7 3 3 18 0 1.412 11.1 1.6 9.5 6.00 1.6 3
2002 33 2 3 .400 4.40 47.0 48 26 23 10 15 30 1 1.340 9.2 2.9 5.7 2.00 1.9 38
6 Yrs 26 31 .456 4.32 514.0 519 275 247 85 167 405 18 1.335 9.1 7.1 2.43 1.5 126



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
1998 May AL Pitcher of the Month
1999 July AL Pitcher of the Month

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1998 AL  7.699 (3rd)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1999 AL  2.445 (7th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1999 AL  7.069 (10th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1999 AL  1 (6th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1999 AL  2.891 (4th)

                           

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 5 (1926), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 4 (1601), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1366th), 3.5 career WAR/3.5 7yr-peak WAR/3.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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