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Hideki Matsui    \mat-SOO-ee\

Hideki Matsui (Godzilla)

Positions: Leftfielder and Designated Hitter
Bats: Left, Throws: Right
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 210 lb.

Born: June 12, 1974 in Neagari-cho, Ishikawa, Japan
High School: Seiryo (Nagoya City, JP)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the New York Yankees in 2002. (All Transactions)
Debut: March 31, 2003 (Age 28.292, 15,819th in MLB history)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2003 season [*]
Teams (by GP): Yankees/Angels/Athletics/Rays 2003-2012
Agents: Arn Tellem [*]
Last Game: July 22, 2012 (Age 38.040)
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Standard Fielding

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
2003 NYY AL 29 OF 159 156 148 1401.0 341 320 13 8 4 .977 -19 -9 -17 -7 2.14 2.09 .985 2.35 2.33 AS,RoY-2
2003 NYY AL 29 LF 118 110 109 997.1 229 211 11 7 3 .969 -20 -9 -25 -11 2.00 1.88 .985 2.17 2.14 AS,RoY-2
2003 NYY AL 29 CF 46 46 39 403.2 113 110 2 1 1 .991 1 0 3 0 2.50 2.43 .990 2.78 2.75 AS,RoY-2
2003 NYY AL 29 DH 4 2 AS,RoY-2
2004 NYY AL 30 LF 160 158 145 1388.0 318 303 8 7 2 .978 -14 -5 -12 -4 2.02 1.94 .983 2.04 2.03 AS,MVP-24
2004 NYY AL 30 OF 160 160 145 1403.0 322 307 8 7 2 .978 -14 -6 -12 -5 2.02 1.97 .985 2.30 2.28 AS,MVP-24
2004 NYY AL 30 CF 3 2 0 15.0 4 4 0 0 0 1.000 -0 -1 -8 -80 2.40 1.33 .988 2.64 2.63 AS,MVP-24
2005 NYY AL 31 OF 142 142 128 1229.1 289 279 7 3 1 .990 -12 -1 -11 0 2.09 2.01 .986 2.30 2.28 MVP-14
2005 NYY AL 31 LF 115 110 105 977.1 229 219 7 3 1 .987 -4 4 -5 5 2.08 1.97 .988 2.10 2.08 MVP-14
2005 NYY AL 31 CF 28 28 21 222.1 54 54 0 0 0 1.000 -5 -4 -26 -22 2.19 1.93 .989 2.69 2.66 MVP-14
2005 NYY AL 31 DH 19 19 MVP-14
2005 NYY AL 31 RF 4 4 2 29.2 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -1 -121 -44 1.82 1.50 .982 2.12 2.10 MVP-14
2006 NYY AL 32 LF 36 36 27 289.0 84 82 1 1 1 .988 -6 -4 -26 -17 2.58 2.31 .986 2.06 2.03
2006 NYY AL 32 OF 36 36 27 289.0 84 82 1 1 1 .988 -6 -4 -26 -16 2.58 2.31 .986 2.30 2.27
2006 NYY AL 32 DH 13 13
2007 NYY AL 33 LF 112 111 106 980.0 222 213 6 3 0 .986 6 -1 7 -1 2.01 1.96 .985 2.11 2.09
2007 NYY AL 33 OF 112 111 106 980.0 222 213 6 3 0 .986 6 -1 7 -1 2.01 1.96 .987 2.30 2.28
2007 NYY AL 33 DH 32 32
2008 NYY AL 34 DH 66 66
2008 NYY AL 34 OF 23 22 18 194.1 45 42 2 1 1 .978 -1 -1 -4 -6 2.04 1.91 .986 2.31 2.28
2008 NYY AL 34 LF 21 20 16 176.1 43 40 2 1 1 .977 0 -1 1 -6 2.14 2.00 .984 2.05 2.03
2008 NYY AL 34 RF 3 2 2 18.0 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 -1 0 -53 0 1.00 0.67 .985 2.15 2.13
2009 NYY AL 35 DH 118 116
2010 LAA AL 36 DH 120 119
2010 LAA AL 36 LF 18 17 7 123.0 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 -4 -5 -36 -50 1.24 0.94 .983 2.07 2.05
2010 LAA AL 36 OF 18 17 7 123.0 17 16 1 0 0 1.000 -4 -5 -36 -48 1.24 0.94 .986 2.30 2.28
2011 OAK AL 37 DH 110 108
2011 OAK AL 37 LF 27 27 20 232.1 57 53 3 1 2 .982 -3 1 -14 5 2.17 2.07 .982 2.13 2.11
2011 OAK AL 37 OF 27 27 20 232.1 57 53 3 1 2 .982 -3 1 -14 5 2.17 2.07 .986 2.28 2.26
2012 TBR AL 38 OF 15 13 6 96.1 14 14 0 0 0 1.000 -3 -3 -39 -37 1.31 0.93 .986 2.17 2.16
2012 TBR AL 38 DH 11 10
2012 TBR AL 38 LF 9 7 3 57.0 6 6 0 0 0 1.000 -2 0 -34 0 0.95 0.67 .983 1.94 1.93
2012 TBR AL 38 RF 6 6 3 39.1 8 8 0 0 0 1.000 -2 -3 -46 -92 1.83 1.33 .984 1.99 1.98
9 Seasons OF 692 684 605 5948.1 1391 1326 41 24 11 .983 -56 -30 -11 -6 2.07 1.98 .986 2.31 2.29
9 Seasons LF 616 596 538 5220.1 1205 1143 39 23 10 .981 -47 -20 -11 -4 2.04 1.92 .985 2.09 2.07
9 Seasons DH 493 485
3 Seasons CF 77 76 60 641.0 171 168 2 1 1 .994 -4 -5 -7 -9 2.39 2.21 .990 2.74 2.71
3 Seasons RF 13 12 7 87.0 16 16 0 0 0 1.000 -5 -4 -73 -55 1.66 1.23 .983 2.07 2.05
10 Seasons TOT 692 684 605 5948.1 1391 1326 41 24 11 .983 -56 -30 -11 -6 2.07 1.98 .986 2.31 2.29
Lg 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
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

Sabermetric Fielding

Year Tm Lg Age Pos Rtot Rtot/yr Rtz Rtzhm Rtzrd Rdp Rof Rctch Rdrs Rdrs/yr Rpm Rdp Rbnt Rof Rhr RerC RsbC RsbP
2003 NYY AL 29 LF -20 -25 -17 -12 -6 -3 -9 -11 -7 -2
2003 NYY AL 29 CF 1 3 1 2 -0 0 0 0 1 -1
2004 NYY AL 30 LF -14 -12 -16 -10 -6 2 -5 -4 -11 5
2004 NYY AL 30 CF -0 -8 -0 -0 0 0 -1 -80 -1 0
2005 NYY AL 31 LF -4 -5 -6 -7 1 2 4 5 2 0
2005 NYY AL 31 CF -5 -26 -5 -4 -1 0 -4 -22 -3 -1
2005 NYY AL 31 RF -3 -121 -2 0 -2 -1 -1 -44 0 -1
2006 NYY AL 32 LF -6 -26 -4 -4 -0 -2 -4 -17 -1 -3
2007 NYY AL 33 LF 6 7 4 7 -3 2 -1 -1 -5 5
2008 NYY AL 34 LF 0 1 1 -2 4 -1 -1 -6 -1 -1
2008 NYY AL 34 RF -1 -53 -1 -0 -1 0 0 0 0 0
2010 LAA AL 36 LF -4 -36 -4 -0 -4 0 -5 -50 -5 0
2011 OAK AL 37 LF -3 -14 -5 -2 -2 2 1 5 -3 2
2012 TBR AL 38 LF -2 -34 -2 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 TBR AL 38 RF -2 -46 -2 -1 -1 0 -3 -92 -2 -1
9 Seasons LF -47 -11 -49 -33 -16 2 -20 -4 -31 6
3 Seasons CF -4 -7 -4 -2 -2 0 -5 -9 -3 -2
3 Seasons RF -5 -73 -4 -1 -3 -1 -4 -55 -2 -2
10 Seasons TOT -56 -11 -57 -36 -21 1 -30 -6 -36 2

Appearances

Year Tm Lg Age G GS Batting Defense P C 1B 2B 3B SS LF CF RF OF DH PH PR
2003 NYY AL 29 163 158 163 159 0 0 0 0 0 0 118 46 0 164 4 2 1
2004 NYY AL 30 162 162 162 160 0 0 0 0 0 0 160 3 0 163 0 0 0
2005 NYY AL 31 162 161 162 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 115 28 4 147 19 1 0
2006 NYY AL 32 51 49 51 36 0 0 0 0 0 0 36 0 0 36 13 2 0
2007 NYY AL 33 143 143 143 112 0 0 0 0 0 0 112 0 0 112 32 0 0
2008 NYY AL 34 93 88 93 23 0 0 0 0 0 0 21 0 3 24 66 5 0
2009 NYY AL 35 142 116 142 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 118 26 0
2010 LAA AL 36 145 136 145 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 0 18 120 9 0
2011 OAK AL 37 141 135 141 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 27 0 0 27 110 6 0
2012 TBR AL 38 34 23 34 15 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 6 15 11 11 0
10 Seasons 1236 1171 1236 692 0 0 0 0 0 0 616 77 13 706 493 62 1
Appearances table is calculated solely from full RetroSheet play-by-play data available from 1973 on. A combination of RetroSheet (starting with the 1914 season) and non-RetroSheet data is used for other seasons.

Advanced Fielding -- LF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2003 NYY AL 29 7 0 5 2 2 11 2 5 0 4 62 49 0 46 14 2 26 15 2 10 0 0 29 25 1 173 103 59.5% 65 5 2.9% 6 4255 57% 78% 41% 511 43%
2004 NYY AL 30 7 0 6 1 3 8 2 3 1 1 74 60 1 38 18 0 39 30 1 18 4 0 22 18 0 191 130 68.1% 60 2 1.0% 6 5994 49% 78% 42% 683 45%
2005 NYY AL 31 3 0 3 0 3 7 0 3 1 3 62 53 1 38 16 1 28 16 2 12 4 0 30 27 1 170 116 68.2% 49 5 2.9% 2 4217 57% 78% 40% 500 45%
2006 NYY AL 32 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 28 23 0 16 2 0 8 5 0 1 0 0 7 5 1 60 35 58.3% 24 1 1.7% 0 1231 60% 78% 42% 176 47%
2007 NYY AL 33 3 0 2 1 1 6 0 2 0 4 48 41 0 39 19 3 26 16 1 10 2 0 25 22 0 148 100 67.6% 44 4 2.7% 2 4273 58% 79% 42% 500 44%
2008 NYY AL 34 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 1 13 10 0 8 2 0 3 1 0 2 0 1 4 4 0 30 17 56.7% 12 1 3.3% 1 756 55% 78% 38% 91 45%
2010 LAA AL 36 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 10 9 0 7 1 1 6 4 0 1 0 0 3 3 0 27 17 63.0% 9 1 3.7% 0 568 65% 77% 39% 57 30%
2011 OAK AL 37 1 0 1 0 1 3 0 1 0 2 14 12 0 5 3 1 6 4 0 2 0 1 5 4 1 32 23 71.9% 6 3 9.4% 0 1017 54% 77% 41% 110 49%
2012 TBR AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 4 66.7% 2 0 0.0% 0 232 66% 69% 35% 15 40%
9 Seasons 23 0 19 4 10 39 4 16 2 16 313 258 2 200 77 8 142 91 6 56 10 2 126 109 4 837 545 65.1% 271 22 2.6% 17 22543 55% 78% 41% 2643 44%
MLB Averages 63.8% 2.3% 58% 76% 40% 46%

Advanced Fielding -- CF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2003 NYY AL 29 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 16 12 0 12 1 0 3 1 0 5 0 0 13 8 1 49 22 44.9% 26 1 2.0% 1 1707 56% 80% 40% 208 53%
2004 NYY AL 30 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 55 45% 80% 55% 6 67%
2005 NYY AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 8 0 8 2 0 4 0 0 2 1 0 4 2 0 29 13 44.8% 16 0 0.0% 0 969 56% 80% 36% 121 45%
3 Seasons 1 0 1 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 27 20 0 20 3 0 7 1 0 8 1 0 17 10 1 79 35 44.3% 43 1 1.3% 1 2731 56% 80% 39% 335 50%
MLB Averages 44.8% 1.9% 58% 76% 40% 52%

Advanced Fielding -- RF*

Errors Assists Single w/ Runner on 1st Single w/ Runner on 2nd Double w/ Runner on 1st Flyout, <2out, Runner on 3rd Flyout, <2out, Runner on 2nd Baserunning Totals
Year Tm Lg Age Tot Cch Fld Thr ROE Tot 1B 2B 3B Hm Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Kill Opp Held Held% Adv Kill Kill% Aother PA RHB% BIP% FBIP% Fld F2O%
2005 NYY AL 31 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 1 20.0% 4 0 0.0% 0 135 64% 85% 33% 14 43%
2008 NYY AL 34 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 50.0% 1 0 0.0% 0 79 51% 77% 35% 9 22%
2012 TBR AL 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 6 3 50.0% 3 0 0.0% 0 169 62% 73% 38% 22 36%
3 Seasons 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 3 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 13 5 38.5% 8 0 0.0% 0 383 60% 78% 36% 45 36%
MLB Averages 46.7% 2.3% 58% 76% 40% 50%



* - 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

Awards (yr lg award)
2009 WS MVP

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
2004 AL (24, 1%)
2005 AL (14, 2%)
0.03 Career Shares (1298th)

Monthly Awards (yr-month lg award)
2003 June AL Rookie of the Month
2007 July AL Player of the Month

Weekly Awards (yr-week lg award)
2003 Jun 29th AL Player of the Week
2004 May 30th AL Player of the Week
2005 Jun 19th AL Player of the Week
2011 Jul 24th AL Player of the Week

Def. Games as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2004 AL  160 (1st)

Putouts as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2004 AL  303 (1st)
2007 AL  213 (5th)

Assists as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2003 AL  11 (2nd)
2004 AL  8 (4th)
2005 AL  7 (4th)
2007 AL  6 (5th)

Errors Committed as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2003 AL  7 (1st)
2004 AL  7 (2nd)

Double Plays Turned as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2003 AL  3 (1st)
2004 AL  2 (2nd)
2005 AL  1 (5th)
2011 AL  2 (3rd)
Career  10 (84th)

Def. Games as OF s c a p y
2003 AL  159 (2nd)
2004 AL  160 (1st)

Assists as OF s c a p y
2003 AL  13 (2nd)

Errors Committed as OF s c a p y
2003 AL  8 (1st)

Double Plays Turned as OF s c a p y
2003 AL  4 (1st)

Total Zone Runs as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2007 AL  6 (3rd)

Range Factor/9Inn as LF (s.1954)s c a p y
2007 AL  2.01 (5th)
Career  2.04 (54th)

Range Factor/Game as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2004 AL  1.94 (5th)
2007 AL  1.96 (3rd)

Fielding % as LF (s.1954) s c a p y
2007 AL  .986 (3rd)
Career  .981 (76th)

                           

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