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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, 17,738th 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
2016 Contract Status: 1st Year Arb Eligible (Super 2) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2016): 2.138, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2020 [*], Agents: Relativity Baseball [*]
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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 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 66 8 1 0 2 0 0 4/5
2016 35 CHC NL 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 80 1 0 0 0 0 0 /45
5 Yrs 265 715 615 77 144 16 6 1 50 11 4 66 114 .234 .315 .285 .599 70 175 11 8 22 4 0
162 Game Avg. 162 437 376 47 88 10 4 1 31 7 2 40 70 .234 .315 .285 .599 70 107 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) 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 80 1 0 0 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) 3 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .333 .667 80 1 0 0 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 3 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .505 .500 0.0 0.0 0 /45
5 Seasons 265 715 -21 1 4 2 7 -8 -0.6 26 18 1.9 .497 .499 1.6 1.2 16 $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) 3 3 -0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .505 .500 0.0 0.0 0
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

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Adv Fielding w/ run summary
Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rtot Rdrs Rtot/yr Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG Awards
2012 SEA AL 31 SS 38 25 22 246.0 115 50 65 0 13 1.000 -5 0 -25 0 4.21 3.03 .977 4.43 4.40
2012 SEA AL 31 2B 10 4 3 39.2 19 6 13 0 3 1.000 1 -1 33 -30 4.31 1.90 .983 4.63 4.60
2012 SEA AL 31 DH 4 0
2012 SEA AL 31 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.60
2013 TOR AL 32 SS 60 51 43 470.2 220 79 136 5 39 .977 0 2 1 5 4.11 3.58 .973 4.15 4.13
2013 TOR AL 32 2B 18 16 10 126.0 72 26 45 1 6 .986 0 1 2 10 5.07 3.94 .985 4.64 4.62
2013 TOR AL 32 DH 10 7
2014 TOR AL 33 2B 64 49 34 444.2 222 78 139 5 28 .977 -2 -3 -5 -8 4.39 3.39 .984 4.61 4.60
2014 TOR AL 33 3B 19 18 4 132.0 45 6 37 2 1 .956 4 1 32 9 2.93 2.26 .956 2.56 2.55
2014 TOR AL 33 SS 4 2 1 15.0 4 2 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 0 0 2.40 1.00 .972 3.96 3.98
2015 TOR AL 34 2B 17 8 4 78.0 38 9 29 0 6 1.000 2 2 38 31 4.38 2.24 .983 4.58 4.55
2015 TOR AL 34 3B 3 2 2 18.0 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 1 0 60 0 2.50 1.67 .958 2.65 2.63
2016 CHC NL 35 2B 1 0 0 3.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 4.50 4.60
2016 CHC NL 35 3B 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 2.70 2.50
5 Seasons 2B 110 77 51 691.1 351 119 226 6 43 .983 2 -1 3 -1 4.49 3.14 .984 4.61 4.60
3 Seasons SS 102 78 66 731.2 339 131 203 5 52 .985 -5 2 -8 3 4.11 3.27 .974 4.24 4.22
4 Seasons 3B 24 20 6 152.0 50 7 41 2 1 .960 4 1 35 7 2.84 2.00 .956 2.57 2.56
2 Seasons DH 14 7
5 Seasons TOT 236 175 123 1575.0 740 257 470 13 96 .982 2 2 1 1 4.15 3.08 .978 4.24 4.23
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

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

                                         

Transactions

  • January 11, 2012: Signed as a Free Agent with the Seattle Mariners.
  • October 24, 2012: Released by the Seattle Mariners.
  • March 2, 2013: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • November 1, 2013: Granted Free Agency.
  • December 24, 2013: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • October 30, 2014: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 16, 2015: Signed as a Free Agent with the Toronto Blue Jays.
  • November 2, 2015: Granted Free Agency.
  • January 21, 2016: Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.
  • March 29, 2016: Released by the Chicago Cubs.
  • March 29, 2016: Signed as a Free Agent with the Chicago Cubs.
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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 $625,000 ? contracts
Earliest Arb Eligible: 2016, Earliest Free Agent: 2020
Career to date (may be incomplete)$625,000
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.

Name + "Statistics" Translations



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French: Munenori Kawasaki statistiques
Japanese: 川崎宗則 統計
Korean: 가와사키 무네노리 통계
Chinese: 川﨑宗則 數據

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