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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, 17,756th 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 2012-2016
2017 Contract Status: Signed thru 2017, 2 yrs/$26M (16-17) & 18 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2017): 5.000, Free Agent: 2018 [*], Agents: Wasserman Media Group [*]
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Standard Pitching

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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 9 5 .643 3.54 20 20 0 1 1 0 129.2 117 53 51 18 21 1 111 1 0 1 516 108 3.74 1.064 8.1 1.2 1.5 7.7 5.29
2016 35 SEA AL 16 12 .571 4.12 33 33 0 0 0 0 199.0 218 95 91 28 46 3 147 5 0 4 836 98 4.27 1.327 9.9 1.3 2.1 6.6 3.20
5 Yrs 63 37 .630 3.39 144 130 6 1 1 2 852.2 798 336 321 108 173 13 698 13 0 22 3446 112 3.77 1.139 8.4 1.1 1.8 7.4 4.03
162 Game Avg. 16 9 .630 3.39 36 32 1 0 0 0 212 198 83 80 27 43 3 173 3 0 5 855 112 3.77 1.139 8.4 1.1 1.8 7.4 4.03
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 .51 -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
2015 34 SEA AL 129.2 20 20 53 3.68 4.38 -0.35 0.17 92.7 4.54 11 1.2 -0.1 2.4 25 .562 .508 $7,000,000
2016 35 SEA AL 199.0 33 33 95 4.30 4.66 -0.10 0.19 95.5 4.73 7 0.8 -0.1 2.6 29 .523 .505
5 Seasons 852.2 144 130 336 3.55 4.44 -0.21 0.15 93.0 4.47 77 8.8 .51 -0.7 16.5 169 .561 .511 $21,500,000

Standard Batting

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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 31 SEA AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 ★ 32 SEA AL 33 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-19
2014 33 SEA AL 28 6 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .200 .000 .200 -35 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
2015 34 SEA AL 20 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
2016 35 SEA AL 33 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
5 Yrs 144 15 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 .000 .083 .000 .083 -73 0 0 0 3 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 17 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 9 .000 .083 .000 .083 -73 0 0 0 3 0 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 31 SEA AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $1,500,000 1
2013 ★ 32 SEA AL 33 3 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.1 -0 $6,500,000 1 AS,CYA-3,MVP-19
2014 33 SEA AL 2 6 -1 -0 0 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .498 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $6,500,000 1
2015 34 SEA AL 2 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .480 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $7,000,000 1
2016 35 SEA AL 2 3 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .481 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 1
5 Seasons 69 15 -3 -0 0 0 2 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .499 .500 -0.1 0.1 -1 $21,500,000

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2012 SEA AL 31 P 30 16 0 125.1 18 7 10 1 1 .944 0 0 1.22 0.57 .954 1.57 1.56 10 7 41% 25% 0
2013 SEA AL 32 P 33 33 0 219.2 40 13 26 1 2 .975 5 5 1.60 1.18 .957 1.54 1.53 5 2 29% 26% 0 AS,CYA-3,MVP-19
2014 SEA AL 33 P 28 28 0 179.0 42 17 24 1 1 .976 2 2 2.06 1.46 .950 1.46 1.46 0 8 100% 27% 0
2015 SEA AL 34 P 20 20 1 129.2 27 6 21 0 1 1.000 4 6 1.87 1.35 .954 1.52 1.51 1 2 67% 32% 0
2016 SEA AL 35 P 33 33 0 199.0 30 11 19 0 1 1.000 0 0 1.36 0.91 .950 1.41 1.39 8 4 33% 29% 1
5 Seasons P 144 130 1 852.2 157 54 100 3 6 .981 11 2 1.63 1.07 .953 1.49 1.49 24 23 49% 27% 1
5 Seasons TOT 144 130 1 852.2 157 54 100 3 6 .981 11 15 1.63 1.07 .953 1.49 1.49 24 23 49% 27% 1
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1930 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1930 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1930 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1913 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1930 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1913) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1930 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

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 (1798th)

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2013 AL (3, 35%)
0.35 Career Shares (144th)

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2015 Aug 16th AL Player of the Week

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
2013 AL  7.0 (6th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2013 AL  7.0 (1st)
Active  16.5 (46th)

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)
2016 AL  16 (6th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2013 AL  .700 (6th)
Active  .630 (7th)
Career  .630 (54th)

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)
2016 AL  2.080 (7th)

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

Games Started s c a p y
2013 AL  33 (4th)
2016 AL  33 (4th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2015 AL  1 (6th)

Hits s c a p y
2016 AL  218 (2nd)

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

Losses s c a p y
2016 AL  12 (8th)

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  33.87 (2nd)
Active  65.38 (44th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.6 (6th)
Active  7.5 (48th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.4 (2nd)
2014 AL  2.5 (9th)
Active  5.8 (50th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2013 AL  3.9 (1st)
Active  7.3 (42nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
2014 AL  2.06 (5th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
2014 AL  1.46 (5th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2016 AL  1.000 (1st)

                                         

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1930-1973, 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 - 33 (744), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 10 (968), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 26 (207), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (627th), 16.4 career WAR/16.4 7yr-peak WAR/16.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 62) = 73.9 career WAR/50.3 7yr-peak WAR/62.1 JAWS

Transactions

  • January 5, 2012: Signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.
  • October 29, 2012: Granted Free Agency.
  • November 2, 2012: Signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.
  • November 2, 2015: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 17, 2015: Signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.
The transaction information used here was obtained free of charge from and is copyrighted by RetroSheet. We attempt to update transactions throughout the season.

Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2012 31 Seattle Mariners $1,500,000 ? contracts
2013 32 Seattle Mariners $6,500,000 1.000 contracts
2014 33 Seattle Mariners $6,500,000 2.000 contracts
2015 34 Seattle Mariners $7,000,000 3.000 contracts
2016 35 Seattle Mariners $11,000,000 4.000 contracts
201736Seattle Mariners$14,000,0005.000
201837Seattle Mariners*$10,000,000 $10M Team Option, $1M Buyout option guaranteed at $15M with either 162 innings in 2017 or 324 innings in 2016-17
Earliest Free Agent: 2018
Career to date (may be incomplete)$32,500,000Does not include future salaries ($14M)
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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French: Hisashi Iwakuma statistiques
Japanese: 岩隈久志 統計
Korean: 이와쿠마 히사시 통계
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Chinese: 岩隈久志 數據

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