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Junichi Tazawa    \joo-NEESH-ee tah-ZAH-wah\

Junichi Tazawa

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Right, Throws: Right
Height: 5' 11", Weight: 200 lb.

Born: June 6, 1986 in Yokohama, Japan
High School: School of Commerce (Yokohama, JP)
Signed
as a Free Agent with the Boston Red Sox in 2008. (All Transactions)
Debut: August 7, 2009 (Age 23.062, 17,229th in MLB history)   vs. NYY 1.2 IP, 4 H, 2 SO, 0 BB, 2 ER, L
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2010 season [*]
Team: RedSox 2009-2015
2015 Contract Status: Signed thru 2015, 1 yr/$2.25M (15) (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2015): 4.086, Arb Eligible: 2016, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: CAA Sports (Nez Balelo) [*]
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Standard Pitching

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+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2009 23 BOS AL 2 3 .400 7.46 6 4 1 0 0 0 25.1 43 23 21 4 9 0 13 3 0 0 130 63 5.54 2.053 15.3 1.4 3.2 4.6 1.44
2011 25 BOS AL 0 0 6.00 3 0 2 0 0 0 3.0 3 2 2 1 1 0 4 0 0 0 13 80 5.69 1.333 9.0 3.0 3.0 12.0 4.00
2012 26 BOS AL 1 1 .500 1.43 37 0 13 0 0 1 44.0 37 7 7 1 5 0 45 2 0 0 172 296 1.82 0.955 7.6 0.2 1.0 9.2 9.00
2013 27 BOS AL 5 4 .556 3.16 71 0 10 0 0 0 68.1 70 25 24 9 12 1 72 1 1 3 284 131 3.22 1.200 9.2 1.2 1.6 9.5 6.00
2014 28 BOS AL 4 3 .571 2.86 71 0 12 0 0 0 63.0 58 23 20 5 17 1 64 0 0 5 261 136 2.94 1.190 8.3 0.7 2.4 9.1 3.76
2015 29 BOS AL 0 1 .000 1.71 23 0 4 0 0 0 21.0 16 4 4 3 4 0 19 0 1 2 80 239 3.74 0.952 6.9 1.3 1.7 8.1 4.75
6 Yrs 12 12 .500 3.12 211 4 42 0 0 1 224.2 227 84 78 23 48 2 217 6 2 10 940 133 3.21 1.224 9.1 0.9 1.9 8.7 4.52
162 Game Avg. 4 4 .500 3.12 67 1 13 0 0 0 71 72 27 25 7 15 1 69 2 1 3 297 133 3.21 1.224 9.1 0.9 1.9 8.7 4.52
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

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
2009 23 BOS AL 25.1 6 4 23 8.17 4.83 -0.15 0.07 109.3 5.53 -8 -0.7 1.2 -0.0 -0.5 -5 .386 .496 $450,000
2011 25 BOS AL 3.0 3 0 2 6.00 4.76 0.18 -0.36 111.7 4.72 -0 -0.0 .2 0.0 0.0 -0 .485 .500 $1,500,000
2012 26 BOS AL 44.0 37 0 7 1.43 4.67 0.26 -0.35 105.8 4.31 14 1.5 .9 -0.2 1.8 19 .541 .509 $920,000
2013 27 BOS AL 68.1 71 0 25 3.29 4.36 0.14 -0.32 101.5 3.95 4 0.4 1.3 -0.1 1.0 11 .506 .503 $815,000
2014 28 BOS AL 63.0 71 0 23 3.29 4.20 0.17 -0.31 100.5 3.73 2 0.2 1.5 -0.1 0.8 9 .503 .501 $1,275,000
2015 29 BOS AL 21.0 23 0 4 1.71 4.31 -0.28 -0.32 102.1 4.36 6 0.7 1.2 0.0 0.9 8 .530 .504 $2,250,000
6 Seasons 224.2 211 4 84 3.36 4.43 0.10 -0.28 103.2 4.19 18 2.1 1.3 -0.4 4.1 42 .510 .503 $7,210,000

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 H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
2013 27 BOS AL ALDS W TBR 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 0.429 3.9 0.0 0.0 7.7
2013 27 BOS AL ALCS W DET 1 0 1.000 3.38 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 3.4
2013 ❍ 27 BOS AL WS W STL 0 0 0.00 5 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 9 0.857 3.9 0.0 3.9 11.6 3.00
1 Yr (3 Series) 1 0 1.000 1.23 13 0 0 0 0 0 7.1 6 1 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 1 26 0.955 7.4 0.0 1.2 7.4 6.00
1 ALDS 0 0 0.00 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 7 0.429 3.9 0.0 0.0 7.7
1 ALCS 1 0 1.000 3.38 4 0 0 0 0 0 2.2 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 10 1.500 13.5 0.0 0.0 3.4
1 WS 0 0 0.00 5 0 0 0 0 0 2.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 9 0.857 3.9 0.0 3.9 11.6 3.00

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2009 23 BOS AL 6 130 115 23 43 9 1 4 1 0 9 13 .374 .423 .574 .997 .386 66 1 3 0 3 0 2
2011 25 BOS AL 3 13 12 2 3 2 0 1 0 0 1 4 .250 .308 .667 .974 .286 8 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 BOS AL 37 172 163 7 37 7 1 1 4 1 5 45 .227 .257 .301 .558 .305 49 3 2 1 1 0 2
2013 27 BOS AL 71 284 264 25 70 13 4 9 3 2 12 72 .265 .294 .447 .741 .324 118 2 1 2 5 1 1
2014 28 BOS AL 71 261 242 23 58 15 1 5 0 0 17 64 .240 .288 .372 .660 .305 90 3 0 1 1 1 1
2015 29 BOS AL 23 80 76 4 16 1 0 3 2 1 4 19 .211 .250 .342 .592 .241 26 2 0 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs 211 940 872 84 227 47 7 23 10 4 48 217 .260 .300 .409 .710 .318 357 11 6 4 10 2 6
162 Game Avg. 67 297 276 27 72 15 2 7 3 1 15 69 .260 .300 .409 .710 .318 113 3 2 1 3 1 2
MLB Averages .255 .321 .401 .722 .297

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2009 23 BOS AL -7.6 -0.7 131 -0.6 1.8 -2.4 .86 -1.2 0.4 -8.7 -0.8 1.04 -12.2 1 0 1
2011 25 BOS AL -0.3 -0.0 13 0.0 0.0 -0.0 .05 -0.1 0.4 -0.1 -0.0 0.96 -0.1 0 0 2
2012 26 BOS AL 13.6 1.4 178 0.5 1.9 -1.4 .60 1.2 -0.4 9.0 0.9 0.93 13.4 10 6 20
2013 27 BOS AL 7.4 0.8 291 0.5 6.9 -6.4 1.33 0.2 0.1 8.4 0.9 0.97 3.4 30 17 23
2014 28 BOS AL 6.5 0.7 267 0.3 6.4 -6.1 1.48 0.8 -0.6 1.5 0.2 0.99 7.3 34 12 24
2015 29 BOS AL 5.6 0.6 85 0.5 1.8 -1.3 1.05 0.3 0.2 4.8 0.5 0.89 1.5 8 7 8
6 Yrs 25.2 2.7 965 1.2 18.8 -17.6 1.13 1.3 -0.2 15.0 1.6 0.97 13.4 83 42 78

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2009 23 BOS AL 6 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 2 .500 0 0 0 0 1 25% 36.5 56 7 1 0 1 1 7.7 7.5 5.0 95 0 4 0 0 99
1 Yr 6 4 2 2 0 1 0 2 2 .500 0 0 0 0 1 25% 36 56 7 1 0 1 1 7.7 7.5 5.0 95 0 4 0 0 99
MLB Averages .500 52% 51 102 -16 4.3 4.3 5.9 96

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2009 23 BOS AL 6 2 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0% 3 .862 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 2 0 2 0 8.0 60
2011 25 BOS AL 3 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0% 9 .049 0 0 2 1 0 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 3.0 18
2012 26 BOS AL 37 37 13 1 1 1 1 0 100% 6 5 26 10 38% 7 .596 10 6 20 11 4 22 14 23 13 12 14 10 3.6 18
2013 27 BOS AL 71 71 10 5 4 8 0 8 0% 34 26 35 11 31% 8 1.333 30 17 23 46 7 18 21 50 11 21 16 11 2.9 15
2014 28 BOS AL 71 71 12 4 3 5 0 5 0% 21 16 32 12 38% 8 1.475 34 12 24 27 22 22 22 49 5 19 7 20 2.7 14
2015 29 BOS AL 23 23 4 0 1 0 0 0 8 8 7 3 43% 8 1.051 8 7 8 13 5 5 6 17 3 7 4 7 2.7 14
6 Yrs 211 207 42 10 10 14 1 13 7% 69 55 103 36 35% 1.131 83 42 78 98 39 70 65 142 35 60 44 48 3.0 15

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2009 23 BOS AL 130 44% 3.1% 10.0% 6.9% 10.8% 33% 0.29 0.34 78% 30% 5.5% 8% 31 1 3%
2011 25 BOS AL 13 69% 7.7% 30.8% 7.7% 23.1% 100% 0.14 0.25 54% 25% 14.3% 0% 0 0
2012 26 BOS AL 172 61% 0.6% 26.2% 2.9% 5.2% 24% 0.95 1.24 69% 24% 1.8% 10% 17 3 18%
2013 27 BOS AL 284 55% 3.2% 25.4% 4.2% 9.2% 37% 0.51 0.70 66% 32% 7.9% 12% 49 2 4%
2014 28 BOS AL 261 53% 1.9% 24.5% 6.5% 8.1% 36% 0.59 0.84 67% 29% 4.9% 8% 43 3 7%
2015 29 BOS AL 80 64% 3.8% 23.8% 5.0% 5.0% 25% 0.75 0.95 68% 21% 13.6% 31% 14 2 14%
6 Yrs 940 55% 2.5% 23.1% 5.1% 8.2% 34% 0.57 0.77 68% 28% 6.1% 11% 154 11 7%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 19.2% 8.2% 7.5% 33% 0.82 1.09 68% 21% 7.5% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

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 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2009 23 BOS AL 130 498 3.83 306 61.4% 22.5% 7.8% 35.3% 34.3% 77.5% 0.0% 47.6% 89.9% 63.1% 4.6% 6 5 25.4% 33 11 2 4 9 30.8% 2 1 0 0 0
2011 25 BOS AL 13 54 4.15 32 59.3% 34.4% 18.8% 21.9% 25.0% 65.6% 0.0% 38.9% 71.4% 46.2% 0.0% 0 0 23.1% 3 2 0 1 3 25.0% 1 0 0 0 0
2012 26 BOS AL 172 656 3.81 459 70.0% 21.6% 22.4% 29.8% 26.1% 78.4% 0.0% 54.9% 71.4% 67.4% 2.3% 4 3 31.4% 54 27 5 11 34 24.4% 9 1 0 0 0
2013 27 BOS AL 284 1063 3.74 727 68.6% 23.8% 20.2% 28.6% 27.4% 76.2% 1.2% 52.3% 73.5% 62.3% 2.8% 8 3 30.6% 87 49 7 13 59 18.1% 12 4 0 0 0
2014 28 BOS AL 261 988 3.79 647 65.6% 23.0% 19.6% 29.5% 27.8% 77.0% 0.6% 50.5% 74.5% 59.8% 2.3% 6 5 26.1% 68 34 1 6 58 9.4% 11 0 0 0 0
2015 29 BOS AL 80 321 4.01 212 66.0% 22.2% 19.3% 31.6% 26.9% 77.8% 0.0% 51.4% 75.2% 66.3% 3.8% 3 3 32.5% 26 10 1 2 17 10.5% 4 0 0 0 0
6 Yrs 940 3580 3.81 2383 66.7% 23.0% 18.8% 30.1% 28.1% 77.0% 0.5% 51.3% 75.6% 62.8% 2.9% 27 19 28.8% 271 133 16 37 180 17.1% 39 6 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.6% 27.8% 15.5% 27.0% 29.6% 72.2% 1.5% 45.9% 78.5% 59.5% 4.8% 23.6% 24.4%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2009 23 BOS AL 130 43 2 1 4 0 7 4 0 1 3 11 5 2 45% 2 0 0 57 1 0 100% 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
2011 25 BOS AL 13 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012 26 BOS AL 172 37 9 0 1 0 3 1 0 1 0 3 3 0 100% 2 0 0 55 4 1 80% 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2013 27 BOS AL 284 70 5 1 9 0 6 4 5 6 3 19 14 3 74% 1 3 0 108 3 2 60% 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2014 28 BOS AL 261 58 3 0 5 0 10 3 2 3 2 20 12 1 60% 1 5 0 98 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 6 0
2015 29 BOS AL 80 16 2 1 3 0 2 2 1 2 1 3 1 1 33% 0 2 0 24 2 1 67% 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
6 Yrs 940 227 21 3 23 0 28 15 8 13 10 56 35 7 63% 6 10 0 346 10 4 71% 9 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 24 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age 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 H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2009 23 2 3 .400 7.46 6 4 1 0 0 0 25.1 43 23 21 4 9 0 13 3 0 0 130 63 2.053 15.3 1.4 3.2 4.6 1.44 63
2010 24 2 3 .400 7.46 6 4 1 0 0 0 25.1 43 23 21 4 9 0 13 3 0 0 130 63 2.053 15.3 1.4 3.2 4.6 1.44 63
2011 25 2 3 .400 7.31 9 4 3 0 0 0 28.1 46 25 23 5 10 0 17 3 0 0 143 65 1.976 14.6 1.6 3.2 5.4 1.70 65
2012 26 3 4 .429 3.73 46 4 16 0 0 1 72.1 83 32 30 6 15 0 62 5 0 0 315 119 1.355 10.3 0.7 1.9 7.7 4.13 119
2013 27 8 8 .500 3.45 117 4 26 0 0 1 140.2 153 57 54 15 27 1 134 6 1 3 599 124 1.280 9.8 1.0 1.7 8.6 4.96 124
2014 28 12 11 .522 3.27 188 4 38 0 0 1 203.2 211 80 74 20 44 2 198 6 1 8 860 127 1.252 9.3 0.9 1.9 8.7 4.50 127
2015 29 12 12 .500 3.12 211 4 42 0 0 1 224.2 227 84 78 23 48 2 217 6 2 10 940 133 1.224 9.1 0.9 1.9 8.7 4.52 133

Neutralized Pitching

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

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2009 23 1 2 .333 6.48 25.0 39 20 18 4 8 13 3 1.880 14.0 2.9 4.7 1.63 1.4 6
2011 25 0 0 6.00 3.0 3 2 2 1 1 4 0 1.333 9.0 3.0 12.0 4.00 3.0 3
2012 26 3 2 .600 1.23 44.0 36 7 6 1 5 45 2 0.932 7.4 1.0 9.2 9.00 0.2 37
2013 27 4 4 .500 2.91 68.0 71 25 22 9 12 72 1 1.221 9.4 1.6 9.5 6.00 1.2 71
2014 28 4 3 .571 3.14 63.0 60 24 22 5 18 64 0 1.238 8.6 2.6 9.1 3.56 0.7 71
2015 29 1 1 .500 1.71 21.0 16 4 4 3 4 19 0 0.952 6.9 1.7 8.1 4.75 1.3 23
6 Yrs 13 12 .520 2.97 224.0 225 82 74 23 48 217 6 1.219 9.0 8.7 4.52 0.9 211



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Games Played s c a p y
2013 AL  71 (10th)
2015 AL  23 (3rd)

                                         

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 2 (2542), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 6 (1177), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
JAWS Relief Pitcher (692nd), 4.2 career WAR/4.2 7yr-peak WAR/4.2 JAWS
Average HOF RP (out of 5) = 40.6 career WAR/28.2 7yr-peak WAR/34.4 JAWS

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