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Kazuo Matsui    \mat-SOO-ee\

Kazuo Matsui (Kaz)

Positions: Second Baseman and Shortstop
Bats: Both, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 10", Weight: 187 lb.

Born: October 23, 1975 in Higashi-Osaka, Osaka, Japan
High School: PL Gakuen (Osaka, JP)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the New York Mets in 2003. (All Transactions)
Debut: April 6, 2004 (Age 28)
Teams (by GP): Astros/Mets/Rockies 2004-2010
Agents: Arn Tellem,John Kim [*]
Final Game: May 18, 2010 (Age 34)
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Fine Details  · Last updated Apr 16, 2014 4:17AM
All-Time Rank (among batters): #1833. Mike Redmond… #1834. Mike Tresh… #1835. Jimmy McAleer… #1836. KAZUO MATSUI… #1837. Ramon Santiago… #1838. Tommy Thevenow… #1839. Jimmy Bloodworth… 

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
2004 28 NYM NL 114 509 460 65 125 32 2 7 44 14 3 40 97 .272 .331 .396 .727 89 182 3 2 5 2 4 *6/4 RoY-6
2005 29 NYM NL 87 295 267 31 68 9 4 3 24 6 1 14 43 .255 .300 .352 .652 73 94 2 5 5 4 1 4
2006 30 TOT NL 70 265 243 32 65 12 3 3 26 10 1 16 46 .267 .310 .379 .689 74 92 1 0 4 2 1 4/6
2006 30 NYM NL 38 139 130 10 26 6 0 1 7 2 0 6 19 .200 .235 .269 .505 31 35 1 0 3 0 1 4
2006 30 COL NL 32 126 113 22 39 6 3 2 19 8 1 10 27 .345 .392 .504 .896 120 57 0 0 1 2 0 4/6
2007 31 COL NL 104 453 410 84 118 24 6 4 37 32 4 34 69 .288 .342 .405 .746 87 166 1 0 8 1 1 4
2008 32 HOU NL 96 422 375 58 110 26 3 6 33 20 5 37 53 .293 .354 .427 .781 107 160 3 0 7 3 0 4
2009 33 HOU NL 132 533 476 56 119 20 2 9 46 19 3 34 85 .250 .302 .357 .659 75 170 4 3 16 4 2 *4
2010 34 HOU NL 27 78 71 4 10 1 0 0 1 1 1 4 10 .141 .197 .155 .352 -2 11 0 1 2 0 0 4
7 Yrs 630 2555 2302 330 615 124 20 32 211 102 18 179 403 .267 .321 .380 .701 83 875 14 11 47 16 9
162 Game Avg. 162 657 592 85 158 32 5 8 54 26 5 46 104 .267 .321 .380 .701 83 225 4 3 12 4 2
NYM (3 yrs) 239 943 857 106 219 47 6 11 75 22 4 60 159 .256 .308 .363 .670 75 311 6 7 13 6 6
HOU (3 yrs) 255 1033 922 118 239 47 5 15 80 40 9 75 148 .259 .315 .370 .685 83 341 7 4 25 7 2
COL (2 yrs) 136 579 523 106 157 30 9 6 56 40 5 44 96 .300 .353 .426 .779 95 223 1 0 9 3 1

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
2004 28 NYM NL 114 509 -5 0 1 -7 6 -4 -0.6 15 11 0.9 .496 .497 1.7 -0.2 18 $5,033,333 *6/4 RoY-6
2005 29 NYM NL 87 295 -11 2 1 -3 2 -10 -1.0 9 -0 -0.1 .489 .494 0.2 -0.2 3 $7,033,333 4
2006 30 NYM NL 38 139 -15 -0 1 6 1 -7 -0.8 4 -3 -0.3 .481 .495 -0.9 0.7 -9 $8,033,333 4
2006 30 COL NL 32 126 5 1 0 -6 1 1 0.1 4 5 0.5 .504 .501 1.1 -0.5 11 4/6
2007 31 COL NL 104 453 -4 7 3 14 2 22 2.1 14 36 3.4 .521 .513 2.0 1.6 22 $1,500,000 4
2008 32 HOU NL 96 422 4 3 2 -9 2 2 0.1 13 15 1.3 .502 .501 2.3 -0.7 24 $5,500,000 4
2009 33 HOU NL 132 533 -20 4 1 0 3 -11 -1.2 17 5 0.4 .491 .493 0.3 0.3 5 $5,500,000 *4
2010 34 HOU NL 27 78 -10 -0 0 0 0 -10 -1.1 2 -7 -0.8 .461 .493 -0.8 0.0 -7 $5,500,000 4
7 Seasons 630 2555 -56 17 10 -5 17 -17 -2.4 79 61 5.3 .497 .499 5.7 0.9 66 $38,099,999
NYM (3 yrs) 239 943 -31 2 3 -4 8 -21 -2.3 29 7 0.5 .491 .496 0.9 0.3 12 $20,099,999
HOU (3 yrs) 255 1033 -26 7 4 -9 6 -19 -2.2 32 13 0.9 .492 .496 1.8 -0.4 22 $16,500,000
COL (2 yrs) 136 579 1 8 3 8 3 23 2.2 18 41 3.9 .517 .510 3.1 1.1 33 $1,500,000

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 31 COL NL NLDS PHI W 3 14 12 2 5 1 2 1 6 0 0 2 2 .417 .500 1.083 1.583 13 0 0 0 0 1
2007 31 COL NL NLCS ARI W 4 19 17 2 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 5 .235 .278 .235 .513 4 0 0 1 0 0
2007 31 COL NL WS BOS L 4 17 17 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 .294 .294 .353 .647 6 0 0 0 0 0
1 Yr (3 Series) 11 50 46 5 14 2 2 1 8 2 0 3 12 .304 .347 .500 .847 23 0 0 1 0 1
1 NLDS 3 14 12 2 5 1 2 1 6 0 0 2 2 .417 .500 1.083 1.583 13 0 0 0 0 1
1 NLCS 4 19 17 2 4 0 0 0 2 1 0 1 5 .235 .278 .235 .513 4 0 0 1 0 0
1 WS 4 17 17 1 5 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 5 .294 .294 .353 .647 6 0 0 0 0 0

Standard Fielding

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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
2004 NYM NL 28 SS 110 108 101 941.2 520 174 323 23 65 .956 -7 -6 -9 -7 4.75 4.52 .973 4.45 4.42 RoY-6
2004 NYM NL 28 2B 3 3 2 24.0 13 4 8 1 3 .923 -0 -1 -5 -30 4.50 4.00 .982 4.99 4.97 RoY-6
2005 NYM NL 29 2B 71 64 58 560.0 303 107 187 9 32 .970 3 -3 7 -7 4.72 4.14 .981 4.98 4.92
2006 TOT NL 30 2B 52 51 44 463.0 281 120 158 3 49 .989 -0 0 -0 0 5.40 5.35 .982 5.05 5.01
2006 NYM NL 30 2B 31 30 26 276.0 158 72 85 1 23 .994 1 6 3 25 5.12 5.06 .982 5.05 5.01
2006 COL NL 30 2B 21 21 18 187.0 123 48 73 2 26 .984 -1 -5 -6 -34 5.82 5.76 .982 5.05 5.01
2006 COL NL 30 SS 3 3 3 26.0 5 4 1 0 1 1.000 -1 -1 -65 -51 1.73 1.67 .972 4.40 4.37
2007 COL NL 31 2B 102 96 87 863.1 515 200 311 4 84 .992 21 14 29 19 5.33 5.01 .984 4.86 4.84
2008 HOU NL 32 2B 94 94 87 806.0 421 190 219 12 56 .971 -7 -9 -10 -14 4.57 4.35 .982 4.83 4.80
2009 HOU NL 33 2B 130 127 118 1101.1 658 279 373 6 99 .991 1 0 1 0 5.33 5.02 .984 4.86 4.82
2010 HOU NL 34 2B 21 19 15 162.0 99 42 56 1 12 .990 0 0 1 0 5.44 4.67 .984 4.78 4.73
7 Seasons 2B 473 454 411 3979.2 2290 942 1312 36 335 .984 18 1 5 0 5.10 4.77 .983 4.89 4.85
2 Seasons SS 113 111 104 967.2 525 178 324 23 66 .956 -8 -7 -11 -8 4.67 4.44 .973 4.45 4.42
7 Seasons TOT 586 565 515 4947.1 2815 1120 1636 59 401 .979 9 -6 2 -1 5.01 4.70 .981 4.80 4.77
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.
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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

Stolen Bases s c a p y
2007 NL  32 (9th)

Sacrifice Hits s c a p y
2009 NL  16 (3rd)

SB % s c a p y
2004 NL  82.35 (9th)
2007 NL  88.89 (6th)
2009 NL  86.36 (4th)
Career  85.00 (8th)

Errors Committeds c a p y
2004 NL  24 (2nd)

Total Zone Runss c a p y
2007 NL  21 (3rd)

Putouts as 2B s c a p y
2009 NL  279 (4th)

Errors Committed as 2B s c a p y
2008 NL  12 (5th)

Double Plays Turned as 2B s c a p y
2009 NL  99 (3rd)

Errors Committed as SS s c a p y
2004 NL  23 (2nd)

Total Zone Runs as 2B s c a p y
2007 NL  21 (1st)
Career  18 (80th)

Range Factor/9Inn as 2Bs c a p y
2007 NL  5.33 (1st)
2009 NL  5.33 (1st)

Range Factor/Game as 2B s c a p y
2007 NL  5.01 (1st)
2009 NL  5.02 (1st)

Fielding % as 2B s c a p y
2009 NL  .991 (2nd)

Range Factor/9Inn as SSs c a p y
2004 NL  4.75 (3rd)

Range Factor/Game as SS s c a p y
2004 NL  4.52 (3rd)

             

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkBatting - 2 (2219), Average HOFer ≈ 144
Hall of Fame MonitorBatting - 3 (1812), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsBatting - 7 (1964), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Second Base (274th), 5.3 career WAR/5.3 7yr-peak WAR/5.3 JAWS
Average HOF 2B (out of 19) = 69.4 career WAR/44.5 7yr-peak WAR/57.0 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
200428New York Mets$5,033,333*
200529New York Mets$7,033,333
200630New York Mets$8,033,333
200731Colorado Rockies$1,500,000
200832Houston Astros$5,500,000
200933Houston Astros$5,500,000
201034Houston Astros$5,500,000
Career to date (may be incomplete)$38,099,999
Disputed Salaries
*2004 - $5,066,667 - 4/7/04 AP -
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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