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Hisashi Iwakuma    \he-sash-ee ee-wah-kuma\

Hisashi Iwakuma

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: April 12, 1981 in Higashi Yamato, Tokyo, Japan
High School: Horikoshi (Tokyo, JP)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners in 2012. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 20, 2012 (Age 31.008, 17,758th in MLB history)   vs. CHW 4.0 IP, 1 H, 2 SO, 1 BB, 1 ER
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Team: Mariners 2012-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 3 yrs/$20M (13-15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 3.000, Free Agent: 2016 [*], Agents: Wasserman Media Group [*]
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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
2012 31 SEA AL 9 5 .643 3.16 30 16 6 0 0 2 125.1 117 49 44 17 43 3 101 3 0 5 519 121 4.35 1.277 8.4 1.2 3.1 7.3 2.35
2013 ★ 32 SEA AL 14 6 .700 2.66 33 33 0 0 0 0 219.2 179 69 65 25 42 4 185 2 0 10 866 138 3.44 1.006 7.3 1.0 1.7 7.6 4.40 AS,CYA-3,MVP-19
2014 33 SEA AL 15 9 .625 3.52 28 28 0 0 0 0 179.0 167 70 70 20 21 2 154 2 0 2 709 103 3.25 1.050 8.4 1.0 1.1 7.7 7.33
2015 34 SEA AL 0 1 .000 6.55 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.0 15 9 8 3 3 0 8 0 0 0 50 62 5.88 1.636 12.3 2.5 2.5 6.5 2.67
4 Yrs 38 21 .644 3.15 93 79 6 0 0 2 535.0 478 197 187 65 109 9 448 7 0 17 2144 118 3.64 1.097 8.0 1.1 1.8 7.5 4.11
162 Game Avg. 15 8 .644 3.15 37 31 2 0 0 1 212 189 78 74 26 43 4 177 3 0 7 848 118 3.64 1.097 8.0 1.1 1.8 7.5 4.11
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
2012 31 SEA AL 125.1 30 16 49 3.52 4.71 0.12 0.05 88.8 4.12 8 0.9 .5 -0.2 2.0 21 .530 .506 $1,500,000
2013 ★ 32 SEA AL 219.2 33 33 69 2.83 4.37 -0.58 0.17 91.9 4.70 42 5.0 -0.2 7.0 67 .652 .531 $6,500,000 AS,CYA-3,MVP-19
2014 33 SEA AL 179.0 28 28 70 3.52 4.14 -0.01 0.16 94.5 4.08 8 0.9 -0.1 2.5 27 .532 .506 $6,500,000
3 Seasons 524.0 91 77 188 3.23 4.38 -0.22 0.14 92.0 4.35 59 6.8 .5 -0.5 11.5 115 .575 .515 $14,500,000

All-Star Pitching

Year Tm Lg Age GS W L W-L% ERA GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2013 SEA AL 32

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
2012 31 SEA AL 30 519 471 49 117 22 0 17 10 7 43 101 .248 .315 .403 .718 .282 190 19 3 1 1 3 5
2013 32 SEA AL 33 866 813 69 179 40 4 25 5 2 42 185 .220 .258 .371 .630 .253 302 18 2 3 6 4 7
2014 33 SEA AL 28 709 685 70 167 27 1 20 0 8 21 154 .244 .268 .374 .642 .287 256 12 2 0 1 2 3
2015 34 SEA AL 2 50 46 9 15 4 0 3 0 1 3 8 .326 .360 .609 .969 .333 28 0 0 0 1 0 1
4 Yrs 93 2144 2015 197 478 93 5 65 15 18 109 448 .237 .278 .385 .663 .273 776 49 7 4 9 9 16
162 Game Avg. 37 848 797 78 189 37 2 26 6 7 43 177 .237 .278 .385 .663 .273 307 19 3 2 4 4 6
MLB Averages .253 .317 .396 .712 .297

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2012 31 SEA AL 9.1 0.9 543 0.9 8.9 -8.0 .91 -0.5 1.4 7.1 0.8 0.93 -3.3 1 3 10
2013 32 SEA AL 27.6 3.0 882 3.5 16.7 -13.2 1.00 3.4 0.1 33.7 3.9 0.87 36.4 0 0 0
2014 33 SEA AL 5.4 0.6 719 2.0 12.8 -10.8 .96 2.4 -0.3 11.8 1.3 0.85 20.1 0 0 0
2015 34 SEA AL -3.2 -0.3 51 -0.5 0.5 -1.0 .68 -0.5 -0.2 -4.2 -0.4 0.87 -4.9 0 0 0
4 Yrs 38.9 4.2 2195 5.9 39.0 -33.1 .96 4.9 1.3 48.4 5.5 0.88 48.4 1 3 10

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
2012 31 SEA AL 30 16 8 4 4 0 0 10 6 .625 3 2 0 0 9 56% 55.9 80 32 14 2 0 9 4.1 4.3 5.9 92 2 10 4 0 109
2013 32 SEA AL 33 33 14 6 13 0 1 19 14 .576 4 4 0 0 23 70% 60.5 82 22 9 3 0 14 4.2 4.6 6.7 94 2 22 9 0 108
2014 33 SEA AL 28 28 15 9 4 2 2 17 11 .607 2 1 0 0 17 61% 56.6 85 22 19 8 0 10 3.9 4.5 6.4 91 6 16 6 0 109
2015 34 SEA AL 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 .000 1 0 0 0 0 0% 40.0 41 39 0 0 0 2 4.0 4.5 5.5 94 0 2 0 0 95
4 Yrs 93 79 37 20 22 2 3 46 33 .582 10 7 0 0 49 62% 58 85 22 42 13 0 35 4.1 4.5 6.4 92 10 50 19 0 109
MLB Averages .500 52% 52 102 -16 4.2 4.2 5.9 95

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
2012 31 SEA AL 30 14 6 1 1 2 2 0 100% 2 0 3 2 67% 6 .909 1 3 10 3 2 9 2 12 10 2 10 2 6.5 32
1 Yr 30 14 6 1 1 2 2 0 100% 2 0 3 2 67% .909 1 3 10 3 2 9 2 12 10 2 10 2 6.5 32

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%
2012 31 SEA AL 519 52% 3.3% 19.5% 8.3% 7.5% 33% 1.12 1.65 68% 19% 10.9% 10% 95 19 20%
2013 32 SEA AL 866 45% 2.9% 21.4% 4.9% 8.0% 39% 0.97 1.29 70% 21% 8.8% 10% 113 18 16%
2014 33 SEA AL 709 47% 2.8% 21.7% 3.0% 6.8% 29% 1.07 1.34 72% 25% 8.7% 10% 106 12 11%
2015 34 SEA AL 50 40% 6.0% 16.0% 6.0% 14.0% 47% 1.05 1.40 72% 21% 17.6% 11% 6 0 0%
4 Yrs 2144 47% 3.0% 20.9% 5.1% 7.6% 34% 1.04 1.39 70% 22% 9.5% 10% 320 49 15%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 20.0% 7.8% 7.4% 33% 0.83 1.11 68% 22% 7.5% 13% 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
2012 31 SEA AL 521 1916 3.68 1251 65.6% 25.8% 15.6% 28.9% 29.7% 74.2% 1.5% 48.7% 79.0% 59.7% 3.3% 17 12 28.0% 146 89 7 21 80 20.8% 19 2 0 0 0
2013 32 SEA AL 866 3102 3.58 2098 68.0% 26.8% 17.0% 25.9% 30.4% 73.2% 1.6% 49.8% 76.8% 63.4% 2.5% 22 13 30.4% 263 167 11 28 157 15.1% 41 5 0 0 0
2014 33 SEA AL 713 2537 3.56 1749 69.2% 28.5% 14.5% 26.5% 30.4% 71.5% 1.0% 49.4% 79.7% 66.5% 1.8% 13 8 24.4% 174 106 8 26 127 16.9% 27 3 0 0 0
2015 34 SEA AL 50 187 3.74 121 64.7% 25.6% 14.0% 28.1% 32.2% 74.4% 0.0% 48.1% 81.1% 64.0% 6.0% 3 2 16.0% 8 3 0 2 6 25.0% 0 1 0 0 0
4 Yrs 2150 7742 3.60 5219 67.7% 27.1% 15.8% 26.9% 30.3% 72.9% 1.3% 49.4% 78.4% 63.5% 2.6% 55 35 27.5% 591 365 26 77 370 17.2% 87 11 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 64.0% 27.7% 16.1% 27.1% 29.2% 72.3% 1.4% 46.3% 77.8% 60.1% 4.5% 24.3% 24.2%

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
2012 31 SEA AL 519 117 21 2 17 1 4 10 7 8 9 23 10 5 43% 5 5 4 183 10 7 59% 7 7 3 0 0 0 0 0 13 0
2013 32 SEA AL 866 179 17 2 25 0 11 15 10 13 12 39 15 8 38% 7 10 0 244 5 2 71% 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
2014 33 SEA AL 709 167 16 0 20 0 6 9 11 14 6 20 11 3 55% 3 2 0 208 0 8 0% 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2015 34 SEA AL 50 15 1 0 3 0 1 2 1 1 2 3 2 1 67% 1 0 0 18 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
4 Yrs 2144 478 55 4 65 1 22 36 29 36 29 85 38 17 45% 16 17 4 653 15 18 45% 12 18 3 0 0 0 0 0 38 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

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+
2012 31 9 5 .643 3.16 30 16 6 0 0 2 125.1 117 49 44 17 43 3 101 3 0 5 519 121 1.277 8.4 1.2 3.1 7.3 2.35 121
2013 32 23 11 .676 2.84 63 49 6 0 0 2 345.0 296 118 109 42 85 7 286 5 0 15 1385 131 1.104 7.7 1.1 2.2 7.5 3.36 131
2014 33 38 20 .655 3.07 91 77 6 0 0 2 524.0 463 188 179 62 106 9 440 7 0 17 2094 120 1.086 8.0 1.1 1.8 7.6 4.15 120
2015 34 38 21 .644 3.15 93 79 6 0 0 2 535.0 478 197 187 65 109 9 448 7 0 17 2144 118 1.097 8.0 1.1 1.8 7.5 4.11 118

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
2012 31 7 7 .500 3.38 125.0 124 52 47 18 46 101 3 1.360 8.9 3.3 7.3 2.20 1.3 30
2013 32 15 9 .625 2.82 220.0 192 77 69 27 45 185 2 1.077 7.9 1.8 7.6 4.11 1.1 33
2014 33 11 9 .550 3.52 179.0 180 78 70 22 23 154 2 1.134 9.1 1.2 7.7 6.70 1.1 28
2015 34 0 1 .000 7.36 11.0 17 10 9 3 3 8 0 1.818 13.9 2.5 6.5 2.67 2.5 2
4 Yrs 33 26 .559 3.28 535.0 513 217 195 70 117 448 7 1.178 8.6 7.5 3.83 1.2 93



* - Disclaimer & Completeness Note

* Many Detailed Statistics are based on play-by-play accounts accumulated by RetroSheet. These totals may be incomplete (3.6% of all plays from 1938 to 1973 are missing or have incomplete accounts, click link for year and team summary of data completeness) for some players prior to 1974 and even complete seasons may not match the official totals due to errors in both the official totals and the play-by-play accounts. Pre-1954 seasons have a substantial numbers of games missing play-by-play accounts and should be viewed as essentially incomplete.

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2013 AL (19, 0%)
0.00 Career Shares (1766th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2013 AL (3, 35%)
0.35 Career Shares (137th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2013 AL  7.0 (5th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2013 AL  7.0 (1st)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2013 AL  2.66 (3rd)

Wins s c a p y
2013 AL  14 (8th)
2014 AL  15 (8th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2013 AL  .700 (6th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
2013 AL  1.006 (2nd)
2014 AL  1.050 (4th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2013 AL  7.334 (4th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
2013 AL  1.721 (3rd)
2014 AL  1.056 (2nd)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
2013 AL  219.7 (3rd)

Games Started s c a p y
2013 AL  33 (4th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2015 AL  3 (4th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
2013 AL  4.405 (4th)
2014 AL  7.333 (2nd)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2013 AL  10 (6th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2013 AL  138 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2013 AL  28 (5th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2013 AL  3.0 (5th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2013 AL  33.73 (2nd)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.5 (6th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.4 (2nd)
2014 AL  2.4 (9th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.9 (1st)

             

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 25 (954), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 8 (1061), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 28 (171), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (800th), 11.5 career WAR/11.5 7yr-peak WAR/11.5 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

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