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Daisuke Matsuzaka    \DICE-kay maht-soo-ZAH-kah\

Daisuke Matsuzaka (Dice-K)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 0", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: September 13, 1980 in Tokyo, Japan
High School: Yokohama (Yokohama, JP) (All Transactions)
Debut: April 5, 2007 (Age 26)
Teams (by GP): RedSox/Mets 2007-2013
2014 Contract Status: Free Agent (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 6.039, Free Agent: 2014 [*], Agents: Scott Boras [*]
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Fan EloRater

Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 16, 2014 6:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #1049. Ricky Romero… #1050. Johnny Klippstein… #1051. Nat Hudson… #1052. DAISUKE MATSUZAKA… #1053. Paul Foytack… #1054. Vern Kennedy… #1055. Brian Moehler… 

2014 Spring Training

Year Tm Age GS W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB OppQual
2014 NYM 33 6 1 1 .500 3.04 6 6 0 0 0 0 23.2 26 9 8 2 4 0 25 1 0 1 101 1.268 9.9 0.8 1.5 9.5 6.25 9.4

Standard Pitching

More Stats

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+ WHIP H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB Awards
2007 26 BOS AL 15 12 .556 4.40 32 32 0 1 0 0 204.2 191 100 100 25 80 1 201 13 0 5 874 108 1.324 8.4 1.1 3.5 8.8 2.51 RoY-4
2008 27 BOS AL 18 3 .857 2.90 29 29 0 0 0 0 167.2 128 58 54 12 94 1 154 7 0 5 716 160 1.324 6.9 0.6 5.0 8.3 1.64 CYA-4
2009 28 BOS AL 4 6 .400 5.76 12 12 0 0 0 0 59.1 81 38 38 10 30 1 54 2 0 8 283 81 1.871 12.3 1.5 4.6 8.2 1.80
2010 29 BOS AL 9 6 .600 4.69 25 25 0 0 0 0 153.2 137 84 80 13 74 1 133 8 0 4 664 93 1.373 8.0 0.8 4.3 7.8 1.80
2011 30 BOS AL 3 3 .500 5.30 8 7 1 0 0 0 37.1 32 24 22 4 23 0 26 1 0 0 167 82 1.473 7.7 1.0 5.5 6.3 1.13
2012 31 BOS AL 1 7 .125 8.28 11 11 0 0 0 0 45.2 58 43 42 11 20 0 41 3 0 3 215 51 1.708 11.4 2.2 3.9 8.1 2.05
2013 32 NYM NL 3 3 .500 4.42 7 7 0 0 0 0 38.2 32 21 19 4 16 0 33 5 0 0 166 81 1.241 7.4 0.9 3.7 7.7 2.06
7 Yrs 53 40 .570 4.52 124 123 1 1 0 0 707.0 659 368 355 79 337 4 642 39 0 25 3085 100 1.409 8.4 1.0 4.3 8.2 1.91
162 Game Avg. 15 11 .570 4.52 34 34 0 0 0 0 195 181 101 98 22 93 1 177 11 0 7 849 100 1.409 8.4 1.0 4.3 8.2 1.91
BOS (6 yrs) 50 37 .575 4.52 117 116 1 1 0 0 668.1 627 347 336 75 321 4 609 34 0 25 2919 101 1.418 8.4 1.0 4.3 8.2 1.90
NYM (1 yr) 3 3 .500 4.42 7 7 0 0 0 0 38.2 32 21 19 4 16 0 33 5 0 0 166 81 1.241 7.4 0.9 3.7 7.7 2.06
AL (6 yrs) 50 37 .575 4.52 117 116 1 1 0 0 668.1 627 347 336 75 321 4 609 34 0 25 2919 101 1.418 8.4 1.0 4.3 8.2 1.90
NL (1 yr) 3 3 .500 4.42 7 7 0 0 0 0 38.2 32 21 19 4 16 0 33 5 0 0 166 81 1.241 7.4 0.9 3.7 7.7 2.06

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
2007 26 BOS AL 204.2 32 32 100 4.40 5.04 0.06 0.19 103.8 5.38 21 2.1 -0.1 4.1 45 .566 .513 $6,333,333 RoY-4
2008 27 BOS AL 167.2 29 29 58 3.11 4.77 0.12 0.18 105.7 5.12 34 3.7 -0.1 5.3 56 .629 .523 $8,333,333 CYA-4
2009 28 BOS AL 59.1 12 12 38 5.76 5.01 -0.12 0.20 106.2 5.66 -1 -0.1 -0.0 0.4 6 .490 .499 $8,333,333
2010 29 BOS AL 153.2 25 25 84 4.92 4.50 0.16 0.16 104.9 4.73 -5 -0.5 -0.1 1.0 12 .481 .497 $8,333,333
2011 30 BOS AL 37.1 8 7 24 5.79 4.33 0.21 0.14 102.3 4.36 -6 -0.6 2.3 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .426 .496 $10,333,333
2012 31 BOS AL 45.2 11 11 43 8.47 4.28 0.31 0.16 104.3 4.32 -21 -1.9 -0.0 -1.4 -16 .329 .488 $10,000,000
2013 32 NYM NL 38.2 7 7 21 4.89 4.06 -0.04 0.16 95.8 4.08 -3 -0.4 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .449 .498
7 Seasons 707.0 124 123 368 4.68 4.72 0.10 0.18 104.2 5.00 18 2.4 2.3 -0.5 9.2 100 .520 .507 $51,666,665
BOS (6 yrs) 668.1 117 116 347 4.67 4.76 0.11 0.18 104.7 5.06 22 2.8 2.3 -0.4 9.2 101 .524 .507 $51,666,665
NYM (1 yr) 38.2 7 7 21 4.89 4.06 -0.04 0.16 95.8 4.08 -3 -0.4 -0.0 -0.1 -0 .449 .498

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 H/9 HR/9 BB/9 SO/9 SO/BB
2007 26 BOS AL ALDS W LAA 0 0 5.79 1 1 0 0 0 0 4.2 7 3 3 0 3 0 3 0 0 1 24 2.143 13.5 0.0 5.8 5.8 1.00
2007 26 BOS AL ALCS W CLE 1 1 .500 5.59 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.2 12 6 6 1 2 0 9 0 0 2 42 1.448 11.2 0.9 1.9 8.4 4.50
2007 26 BOS AL WS W COL 1 0 1.000 3.38 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 3 2 2 0 3 0 5 1 0 0 23 1.125 5.1 0.0 5.1 8.4 1.67
2008 27 BOS AL ALDS W LAA 0 0 5.40 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.0 8 3 3 0 3 0 5 0 0 0 26 2.200 14.4 0.0 5.4 9.0 1.67
2008 27 BOS AL ALCS L TBR 1 0 1.000 4.09 2 2 0 0 0 0 11.0 9 5 5 3 6 0 11 0 0 1 48 1.364 7.4 2.5 4.9 9.0 1.83
2 Yrs (5 Series) 3 1 .750 4.79 7 7 0 0 0 0 35.2 39 19 19 4 17 0 33 1 0 4 163 1.570 9.8 1.0 4.3 8.3 1.94
2 ALDS 0 0 5.59 2 2 0 0 0 0 9.2 15 6 6 0 6 0 8 0 0 1 50 2.172 14.0 0.0 5.6 7.4 1.33
2 ALCS 2 1 .667 4.79 4 4 0 0 0 0 20.2 21 11 11 4 8 0 20 0 0 3 90 1.403 9.1 1.7 3.5 8.7 2.50
1 WS 1 0 1.000 3.38 1 1 0 0 0 0 5.1 3 2 2 0 3 0 5 1 0 0 23 1.125 5.1 0.0 5.1 8.4 1.67

Standard Batting

More Stats

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
2007 26 BOS AL 32 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 RoY-4
2008 27 BOS AL 29 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 CYA-4
2009 28 BOS AL 12 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2010 29 BOS AL 25 5 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 .500 1.000 168 2 0 0 1 0 0 1
2011 30 BOS AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2012 31 BOS AL 11 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .000 .000 .000 -100 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
2013 32 NYM NL 7 13 12 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .250 .250 .250 .500 43 3 0 0 1 0 0 /1
7 Yrs 124 28 26 0 5 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 .192 .192 .192 .385 5 5 0 0 2 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 37 34 0 7 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 13 .192 .192 .192 .385 5 7 0 0 3 0 0
BOS (6 yrs) 117 15 14 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .143 .143 .143 .286 -25 2 0 0 1 0 0
NYM (1 yr) 7 13 12 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .250 .250 .250 .500 43 3 0 0 1 0 0
AL (6 yrs) 117 15 14 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .143 .143 .143 .286 -25 2 0 0 1 0 0
NL (1 yr) 7 13 12 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 5 .250 .250 .250 .500 43 3 0 0 1 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
2007 26 BOS AL 32 4 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $6,333,333 1 RoY-4
2008 27 BOS AL 29 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .499 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $8,333,333 1 CYA-4
2009 28 BOS AL 12 2 -1 -0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $8,333,333 1
2010 29 BOS AL 25 5 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.2 0 1 0.2 .506 .501 0.2 0.0 1 $8,333,333 1
2011 30 BOS AL 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $10,333,333 /1
2012 31 BOS AL 11 2 -1 0 0 0 0 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .498 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $10,000,000 1
2013 32 NYM NL 7 13 -1 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .511 .500 0.1 -0.0 1 /1
7 Seasons 124 28 -3 0 0 0 4 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .501 .500 0.1 0.1 1 $51,666,665
BOS (6 yrs) 117 15 -2 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .500 .500 0.0 0.1 0 $51,666,665
NYM (1 yr) 7 13 -1 -0 0 0 2 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .511 .500 0.1 -0.0 1

Postseason Batting

Year Age Tm Lg Series Opp Rslt G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2007 26 BOS AL ALDS LAA W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 26 BOS AL ALCS CLE W 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2007 26 BOS AL WS COL W 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
2008 27 BOS AL ALDS LAA W 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008 27 BOS AL ALCS TBR L 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Yrs (5 Series) 7 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALDS 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 ALCS 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
1 WS 1 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667 1 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

More Stats

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
2007 BOS AL 26 P 32 32 1 204.2 34 11 23 0 3 1.000 0 0 1.50 1.06 .955 1.60 1.59 18 7 28% 27% 0 RoY-4
2008 BOS AL 27 P 29 29 0 167.2 36 16 19 1 2 .972 -1 -1 1.88 1.21 .952 1.60 1.59 15 5 25% 27% 0 CYA-4
2009 BOS AL 28 P 12 12 0 59.1 7 2 5 0 2 1.000 -1 -3 1.06 0.58 .953 1.53 1.51 7 0 0% 26% 0
2010 BOS AL 29 P 25 25 0 153.2 22 8 12 2 2 .909 -3 -4 1.17 0.80 .953 1.63 1.61 25 7 22% 26% 0
2011 BOS AL 30 P 8 7 0 37.1 2 0 2 0 0 1.000 -2 -11 0.48 0.25 .950 1.59 1.59 6 0 0% 28% 0
2012 BOS AL 31 P 11 11 0 45.2 8 6 2 0 0 1.000 -1 -4 1.58 0.73 .954 1.58 1.56 11 0 0% 25% 1
2013 NYM NL 32 P 7 7 0 38.2 5 1 4 0 0 1.000 -1 -5 1.16 0.71 .964 1.77 1.76 5 1 17% 28% 0
7 Seasons P 124 123 1 707.0 114 44 67 3 9 .974 -9 -2 1.41 0.90 .954 1.61 1.59 87 20 19% 27% 1
7 Seasons TOT 124 123 1 707.0 114 44 67 3 9 .974 -9 -15 1.41 0.90 .954 1.61 1.59 87 20 19% 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-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 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 1938 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 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) 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 1938 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

Cy Young (yr lg (rk, shr))
2008 AL (4, 7%)
0.07 Career Shares (214th)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
2008 AL  5.3 (6th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
2008 AL  2.90 (3rd)

Wins s c a p y
2008 AL  18 (4th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
2008 AL  .857 (2nd)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
2007 AL  8.399 (9th)
2008 AL  6.871 (1st)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
2007 AL  8.839 (6th)
2008 AL  8.266 (5th)

Strikeouts s c a p y
2007 AL  201 (6th)

Home Runs s c a p y
2007 AL  25 (9th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
2007 AL  80 (6th)
2008 AL  94 (1st)
2010 AL  74 (9th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
2008 AL  0.644 (4th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
2007 AL  100 (6th)

Wild Pitches s c a p y
2009 AL  8 (8th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2007 AL  13 (4th)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
2008 AL  160 (2nd)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
2008 AL  31 (4th)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
2008 AL  3.2 (4th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
2008 AL  33.87 (4th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
2008 AL  2.3 (10th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
2008 AL  3.4 (4th)

Fielding % as P s c a p y
2007 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 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 (·)

Black InkPitching - 2 (781), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 19 (1130), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 17 (709), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 10 (862), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (905th), 9.3 career WAR/9.3 7yr-peak WAR/9.3 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary Sources Notes/Other Sources
200726Boston Red Sox$6,333,333
200827Boston Red Sox$8,333,333
200928Boston Red Sox$8,333,333
201029Boston Red Sox$8,333,333
201130Boston Red Sox$10,333,333
201231Boston Red Sox$10,000,000contracts
Earliest Free Agent: 2014
Career to date (may be incomplete)$51,666,665
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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