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Munenori Kawasaki

Munenori Kawasaki (twitter: @MKawasaki66)

Positions: Second Baseman, Shortstop and Third Baseman
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 175 lb.

Born: June 3, 1981 in Aira-gun, Kagoshima, Japan
High School: Kagoshima Kogyo HS (JP)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners in 2012. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 7, 2012 (Age 30.309, 17,736th in MLB history)   vs. OAK 4 AB, 1 H, 0 HR, 1 RBI, 0 SB
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2012 season [*]
Teams (by GP): BlueJays/Mariners/Cubs 2012-2016
2017 Contract Status: 1st-Year Arb Eligible (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2017): 3.002, Arb Eligible: 2017, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: ISE Baseball [*]
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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 31 SEA AL 61 115 104 13 20 1 0 0 7 2 2 8 18 .192 .257 .202 .459 34 21 2 1 2 0 0 64/D5
2013 32 TOR AL 96 289 240 27 55 6 5 1 24 7 1 32 41 .229 .326 .308 .634 76 74 5 4 10 3 0 64D
2014 33 TOR AL 82 274 240 31 62 7 1 0 17 1 0 22 49 .258 .327 .296 .623 79 71 3 3 8 1 0 45/6
2015 34 TOR AL 23 34 28 6 6 2 0 0 2 0 1 4 6 .214 .313 .286 .598 65 8 1 0 2 0 0 4/5
2016 35 CHC NL 14 26 21 3 7 2 0 0 1 2 0 4 5 .333 .462 .429 .890 143 9 1 1 0 0 0 4/5
5 Yrs 276 738 633 80 150 18 6 1 51 12 4 70 119 .237 .320 .289 .609 72 183 12 9 22 4 0
162 Game Avg. 162 433 372 47 88 11 4 1 30 7 2 41 70 .237 .320 .289 .609 72 107 7 5 13 2 0
TOR (3 yrs) 201 597 508 64 123 15 6 1 43 8 2 58 96 .242 .326 .301 .627 77 153 9 7 20 4 0
CHC (1 yr) 14 26 21 3 7 2 0 0 1 2 0 4 5 .333 .462 .429 .890 143 9 1 1 0 0 0
SEA (1 yr) 61 115 104 13 20 1 0 0 7 2 2 8 18 .192 .257 .202 .459 34 21 2 1 2 0 0
AL (4 yrs) 262 712 612 77 143 16 6 1 50 10 4 66 114 .234 .314 .284 .599 70 174 11 8 22 4 0
NL (1 yr) 14 26 21 3 7 2 0 0 1 2 0 4 5 .333 .462 .429 .890 143 9 1 1 0 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 61 115 -7 -1 0 -1 2 -7 -0.8 4 -3 -0.3 .487 .495 -0.2 0.1 -2 $625,000 64/D5
2013 32 TOR AL 96 289 -7 1 2 3 3 2 0.3 10 12 1.3 .502 .501 0.9 0.7 9 64D
2014 33 TOR AL 82 274 -6 1 2 -2 2 -4 -0.3 10 6 0.7 .495 .498 0.9 0.1 8 45/6
2015 34 TOR AL 23 34 -1 -0 0 2 0 1 0.1 1 2 0.2 .505 .501 0.0 0.3 0 4/5
2016 35 CHC NL 14 26 2 0 -0 -1 0 2 0.2 1 2 0.2 .512 .501 0.3 -0.1 3 4/5
5 Seasons 276 738 -19 1 3 1 7 -6 -0.5 27 20 2.1 .497 .499 1.9 1.1 19 $625,000
TOR (3 yrs) 201 597 -14 2 4 3 5 -1 0.1 21 21 2.2 .500 .500 1.8 1.1 18
CHC (1 yr) 14 26 2 0 -0 -1 0 2 0.2 1 2 0.2 .512 .501 0.3 -0.1 3
SEA (1 yr) 61 115 -7 -1 0 -1 2 -7 -0.8 4 -3 -0.3 .487 .495 -0.2 0.1 -2 $625,000

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 31 SEA AL 115 90 6 1.8 92 .233 .192 .247 .257 .310 .202 .397 .459 .707 34 .152 -9.1 -0.9 .341 .087 .010 .0
2013 32 TOR AL 289 204 28 3.7 99 .269 .229 .259 .326 .323 .308 .409 .634 .733 76 .405 -7.4 -0.7 .607 .238 .079 1.8
2014 33 TOR AL 274 190 25 3.5 92 .323 .258 .254 .327 .316 .296 .391 .623 .708 79 .410 -6.3 -0.6 .536 .133 .038 .0
2015 34 TOR AL 34 26 2 2.1 101 .273 .214 .259 .313 .322 .286 .419 .598 .741 65 .191 -1.2 -0.1 .458 .179 .071
2016 35 CHC NL 26 15 5 8.9 103 .438 .333 .258 .462 .328 .429 .422 .890 .749 143 .765 1.8 0.2 1.067 .381 .095 .0
5 Yrs 738 525 66 3.4 95 .288 .237 .255 .320 .319 .289 .401 .609 .720 72 .374 -22.3 -2.2 .541 .175 .052 1.8
162 Game Avg. 433 308 39 3.4 95 .288 .237 .255 .320 .319 .289 .401 .609 .720 72 .374 -22.3 -2.2 .541 .175 .052 1
TOR (3 yrs) 597 420 55 3.5 96 .294 .242 .256 .326 .320 .301 .401 .627 .721 77 .395 -14.9 -1.5 .566 .185 .059 1.8
CHC (1 yr) 26 15 5 8.9 103 .438 .333 .258 .462 .328 .429 .422 .890 .749 143 .765 1.8 0.2 1.067 .381 .095 .0
SEA (1 yr) 115 90 6 1.8 92 .233 .192 .247 .257 .310 .202 .397 .459 .707 34 .151 -9.1 -0.9 .341 .087 .010 .0
AL (4 yrs) 712 510 61 3.2 95 .283 .234 .255 .314 .319 .284 .401 .599 .719 70 .354 -24.0 -2.4 .525 .168 .051 1.8
NL (1 yr) 26 15 5 8.9 103 .438 .333 .258 .462 .328 .429 .422 .890 .749 143 .765 1.8 0.2 1.067 .381 .095 .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 31 SEA AL 115 0.0% 15.7% 7.0% 0.9% 5% 2.25 5.8 14.9 1.55 2.14 75% 11% 0.0% 23%
2013 32 TOR AL 289 0.4% 14.2% 11.1% 4.2% 22% 1.28 5.9 240.0 10.0 1.35 2.10 70% 19% 1.4% 13%
2014 33 TOR AL 274 0.0% 17.9% 8.0% 2.9% 13% 2.23 4.9 14.1 1.35 1.73 70% 27% 0.0% 11%
2015 34 TOR AL 34 0.0% 17.7% 11.8% 5.9% 33% 1.50 4.7 14.0 1.63 2.80 65% 13% 0.0% 0%
2016 35 CHC NL 26 0.0% 19.2% 15.4% 7.7% 29% 1.25 4.2 21.0 0.67 0.80 62% 38% 0.0% 0%
5 Yrs 738 0.1% 16.1% 9.5% 3.4% 17% 1.70 5.3 633.0 12.4 1.36 1.94 70% 21% 0.5% 13%
MLB Averages 2.6% 20.3% 7.9% 7.6% 33% 2.58 4.4 34.1 8.4 0.84 1.11 68% 24% 8.0% 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 31 SEA AL -9.1 -0.9 122 -0.4 1.3 -1.7 .85 -0.9 0.5 -6.2 -0.6 0.88 -9.7 0.65 3
2013 32 TOR AL -7.4 -0.7 301 0.9 5.6 -4.7 1.10 -0.4 1.2 -3.7 -0.4 0.94 -3.6 1.49 11
2014 33 TOR AL -6.3 -0.6 278 -1.1 4.1 -5.2 1.12 -0.8 -0.2 -12.1 -1.2 0.96 -8.5 1.67 9
2015 34 TOR AL -1.1 -0.1 35 -0.4 0.2 -0.6 .90 -0.2 -0.2 -1.9 -0.2 0.90 -1.6 1.78 1
2016 35 CHC NL 1.8 0.2 28 0.3 0.6 -0.3 1.08 0.1 0.3 2.5 0.2 1.06 1.6 0.06 5
5 Yrs -22.1 -2.2 764 -0.7 11.8 -12.4 1.06 -2.3 1.6 -21.3 -2.2 0.94 -21.9 1.22 29

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 31 SEA AL 3 0 27% 67 2 2 50% 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 3 60% 7 3 4 0 0 0 3 1 2
2013 32 TOR AL 3 0 28% 111 7 1 88% 6 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 7 44% 20 13 7 3 2 1 4 0 4
2014 33 TOR AL 3 0 36% 126 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 38% 21 13 8 5 4 1 11 6 5
2015 34 TOR AL 0 0 33% 23 0 1 0% 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 43% 3 3 0 0 0 0 4 1 3
2016 35 CHC NL 1 0 25% 9 2 0 100% 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 50% 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
5 Yrs 10 0 31% 336 12 4 75% 11 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 1 1 0 1 15 43% 52 33 19 9 6 3 22 8 14

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 31 SEA AL 115 83% 20 6 4 3 1 0 1 0.65 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 67% 15 2 13% 11 2 18% 58 7 12% 4 1 25% 3 1 33% 0
2013 32 TOR AL 289 81% 55 10 3 11 1 0 0 1.49 1 0 2 1 0 1 0 0 15 10 67% 53 5 9% 29 16 55% 166 25 15% 13 8 62% 12 8 67% 0
2014 33 TOR AL 274 81% 62 13 2 9 3 0 0 1.67 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 13 8 62% 50 3 6% 31 12 39% 172 17 10% 14 8 57% 12 6 50% 0
2015 34 TOR AL 34 79% 6 1 0 1 1 0 0 1.78 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 100% 7 1 14% 4 3 75% 15 2 13% 1 1 100% 0 0 0
2016 35 CHC NL 26 77% 7 1 0 5 2 0 1 0.06 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 20% 1 0 0% 22 2 9% 1 0 0% 0 0 0
5 Yrs 738 81% 150 31 9 29 8 0 2 1.22 1 0 15 1 0 1 0 0 33 22 67% 130 12 9% 76 33 43% 433 53 12% 33 18 55% 27 15 56% 0
MLB Averages 54% 66% 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 31 SEA AL 116 418 3.60 276 66.0% 27.5% 12.3% 28.3% 31.9% 72.5% 0.0% 47.8% 83.0% 35.3% 5.2% 6 0 13.8% 16 7 6.9% 8 5 4 14 22.2% 0 0 0
2013 32 TOR AL 289 1207 4.18 738 61.1% 35.1% 7.7% 28.5% 28.7% 64.9% 0.0% 39.7% 88.1% 21.8% 4.8% 14 0 15.2% 44 15 11.1% 32 4 12 29 29.3% 0 0 0
2014 33 TOR AL 274 1134 4.14 712 62.8% 40.9% 8.4% 22.6% 28.1% 59.1% 0.0% 37.1% 85.7% 22.6% 3.6% 10 0 13.1% 36 2 10.6% 29 2 20 29 40.8% 0 0 0
2015 34 TOR AL 34 122 3.59 79 64.8% 31.6% 17.7% 20.3% 30.4% 68.4% 0.0% 44.3% 74.1% 32.4% 11.8% 4 0 14.7% 5 0 11.8% 4 1 1 5 16.7% 0 0 0
2016 35 CHC NL 26 107 4.12 61 57.0% 31.1% 14.8% 27.9% 26.2% 68.9% 0.0% 39.3% 78.6% 23.1% 11.5% 3 0 11.5% 3 0 11.5% 3 2 1 4 20.0% 0 0 0
5 Yrs 739 2988 4.04 1866 62.4% 35.9% 9.3% 25.8% 28.9% 64.1% 0.0% 40.0% 85.5% 24.8% 5.0% 37 0 14.1% 104 24 10.3% 76 14 38 81 31.9% 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.83 64.0% 27.2% 16.5% 27.3% 29.0% 72.8% 1.3% 46.6% 77.3% 27.6% 4.5% 13.7% 8.3% 23.8%

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 31 61 115 104 13 20 1 0 0 7 2 2 8 18 .192 .257 .202 .459 34 21 2 1 2 0 0
2013 32 157 404 344 40 75 7 5 1 31 9 3 40 59 .218 .306 .276 .582 64 95 7 5 12 3 0
2014 33 239 678 584 71 137 14 6 1 48 10 3 62 108 .235 .315 .284 .599 70 166 10 8 20 4 0
2015 34 262 712 612 77 143 16 6 1 50 10 4 66 114 .234 .314 .284 .599 70 174 11 8 22 4 0
2016 35 276 738 633 80 150 18 6 1 51 12 4 70 119 .237 .320 .289 .609 72 183 12 9 22 4 0

Neutralized Batting

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 688 total runs (4.25 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 31 61 118 106 15 22 1 0 0 8 2 9 18 .208 .276 .217 .493 6 61
2013 32 96 289 240 27 55 6 5 1 24 7 32 41 .229 .326 .308 .634 24 96
2014 33 82 279 244 34 66 7 1 0 19 1 23 49 .270 .339 .307 .647 25 82
2015 34 23 36 29 7 7 2 0 0 2 0 5 6 .241 .353 .310 .663 3 23
2016 35 14 26 21 3 7 2 0 0 1 2 4 5 .333 .462 .429 .890 4 14
5 Yrs 276 748 640 86 157 18 6 1 54 12 73 119 .245 .329 .297 .626 62 276
162 Game Avg. 162 439 376 50 92 11 4 1 32 7 43 70 .245 .329 .297 .626 36 276



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2013 AL  10 (3rd)
2014 AL  8 (7th)

                                         

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