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Kazuo Matsui    \mat-SOO-ee\

Kazuo Matsui (Kaz)

Positions: Shortstop and Outfielder
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)

Prospect Ratings by Baseball America:
Pre-2004: Rated #7 Prospect

Major League Stats

Kazuo Matsui
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 Batting: 2013 / 2010 / 2009 / 2008

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Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
1995 19 -9.6 Seibu JPPL Fgn 69 219 204 25 45 9 1 2 15 21 1 7 26 .221 .245 .304 .549 62 4 0 7 1 0
1996 20 -8.5 Seibu JPPL Fgn 130 518 473 51 134 22 5 1 29 50 9 14 93 .283 .307 .357 .664 169 2 3 26 2 0
1997 21 -6.9 Seibu JPPL Fgn 135 645 576 91 178 23 13 7 63 62 15 44 89 .309 .362 .431 .793 248 4 5 18 2 5
1998 22 -6.1 Seibu JPPL Fgn 135 641 575 92 179 38 5 9 58 43 14 55 89 .311 .370 .442 .812 254 10 1 6 4 9
1999 23 -4.9 Seibu JPPL Fgn 135 609 539 87 178 29 4 15 67 32 7 56 75 .330 .389 .482 .872 260 7 0 8 6 7
2000 24 -4.6 Seibu JPPL Fgn 135 611 550 99 177 40 11 23 90 26 3 46 60 .322 .372 .560 .932 308 8 2 6 7 5
2001 25 -3.8 Seibu JPPL Fgn 140 613 552 94 170 28 2 24 76 26 0 46 83 .308 .365 .496 .861 274 13 6 4 5 2
2002 26 -2.9 Seibu JPPL Fgn 140 651 582 119 193 46 6 36 87 33 11 53 112 .332 .389 .617 1.006 359 3 4 9 3 6
2003 27 -1.8 Seibu JPPL Fgn 140 655 587 104 179 36 4 33 84 13 10 55 124 .305 .365 .549 .914 322 4 4 3 6 6
2004 28 -1.4 NYM NL MLB NYM 114 509 460 65 125 32 2 7 44 14 3 40 97 .272 .331 .396 .727 182 3 2 5 2 4
2005 29 6.9 3 Teams 3 Lgs Rk-AA-A- NYM 7 26 21 7 8 1 0 1 4 2 0 4 4 .381 .500 .571 1.071 12 0 1 0 0 0
2005 29 9.2 Mets GULF Rk NYM 3 11 9 3 4 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 .444 .545 .778 1.323 7 0 1 0 0 0
2005 29 7.7 Brooklyn NYPL A- NYM 1 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 .000 .400 .000 .400 0 0 0 0 0 0
2005 29 4.4 Binghamton EL AA NYM 3 10 9 4 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 .444 .500 .556 1.056 5 0 0 0 0 0
2005 29 -0.4 NYM NL MLB NYM 87 295 267 31 68 9 4 3 24 6 1 14 43 .255 .300 .352 .652 94 2 5 5 4 1
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2006 30 3.4 3 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-A+ COL-NYM 37 150 134 29 38 6 0 3 17 3 1 10 22 .284 .331 .396 .727 53 0 1 2 3 0
2006 30 0.8 2 Teams NL MLB NYM-COL 70 265 243 32 65 12 3 3 26 10 1 16 46 .267 .310 .379 .689 92 1 0 4 2 1
2006 30 7.0 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM 2 8 7 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .286 .375 .286 .661 2 0 0 0 0 0
2006 30 3.2 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 31 129 115 26 32 4 0 3 16 3 1 9 20 .278 .328 .391 .719 45 0 1 1 3 0
2006 30 2.7 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 4 13 12 2 4 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 .333 .333 .500 .833 6 0 0 1 0 0
2006 30 0.8 NYM NL MLB NYM 38 139 130 10 26 6 0 1 7 2 0 6 19 .200 .235 .269 .505 35 1 0 3 0 1
2006 30 0.8 COL NL MLB COL 32 126 113 22 39 6 3 2 19 8 1 10 27 .345 .392 .504 .896 57 0 0 1 2 0
2007 31 4.0 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 2 8 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 0 .500 .625 .500 1.125 3 0 0 0 0 0
2007 31 2.0 COL NL MLB COL 104 453 410 84 118 24 6 4 37 32 4 34 69 .288 .342 .405 .746 166 1 0 8 1 1
2008 32 6.0 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA HOU 5 20 18 2 5 4 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 .278 .316 .667 .982 12 1 0 1 0 0
2008 32 7.6 Corpus Christi TL AA HOU 2 8 7 1 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .429 .429 .857 1.286 6 1 0 1 0 0
2008 32 5.0 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU 3 12 11 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 2 .182 .250 .545 .795 6 0 0 0 0 0
2008 32 3.3 HOU NL MLB HOU 96 422 375 58 110 26 3 6 33 20 5 37 53 .293 .354 .427 .781 160 3 0 7 3 0
2009 33 8.9 Corpus Christi TL AA HOU 4 16 14 3 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 .214 .313 .214 .527 3 0 0 0 0 0
2009 33 4.3 HOU NL MLB HOU 132 533 476 56 119 20 2 9 46 19 3 34 85 .250 .302 .357 .659 170 4 3 16 4 2
2010 34 7.0 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 82 338 301 54 79 12 4 2 29 7 0 31 50 .262 .331 .349 .680 105 3 1 3 2 0
2010 34 5.2 HOU NL MLB HOU 27 78 71 4 10 1 0 0 1 1 1 4 10 .141 .197 .155 .352 11 0 1 2 0 0
2011 35 5.8 Rakuten JPPL Fgn 139 572 538 51 140 34 2 9 48 15 3 26 94 .260 .294 .381 .675 205 8 1 4 3 0
Year Age AgeDif Tm Lg Lev Aff G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
2012 36 7.0 Rakuten JPPL Fgn 106 433 402 55 107 22 4 9 43 14 3 26 55 .266 .312 .408 .720 164 6 1 3 1 3
2013 37 8.6 Rakuten JPPL Fgn 125 497 448 55 111 26 2 11 58 1 1 40 85 .248 .311 .388 .700 174 4 3 2 4 2
2014 38 9.7 Rakuten JPPL Fgn 128 488 444 57 129 32 3 8 46 9 0 36 78 .291 .342 .430 .772 191 9 1 2 5 0
2015 39 10.6 Rakuten JPPL Fgn 126 501 445 52 114 17 1 10 48 14 2 43 82 .256 .324 .366 .690 163 7 3 7 3 3
2016 40 Rakuten JPPL Fgn 56 179 160 19 34 6 1 2 13 3 0 17 42 .213 .291 .300 .591 48 5 1 0 1 1
MLB (7 seasons) MLB 630 2555 2302 330 615 124 20 32 211 102 18 179 403 .267 .321 .380 .701 875 14 11 47 16 9
Minors (6 seasons) Minors 137 558 494 96 136 23 4 7 53 13 2 50 83 .275 .342 .381 .723 188 4 3 6 5 0
Foreign (15 seasons) Foreign 1839 7832 7075 1051 2068 408 64 199 825 362 79 564 1187 .292 .345 .452 .798 3201 94 35 105 53 49
All Levels (22 Seasons) 2606 10945 9871 1477 2819 555 88 238 1089 477 99 793 1673 .286 .339 .432 .771 4264 112 49 158 74 58
AA (3 seasons) Minors 9 34 30 8 10 4 0 0 2 2 0 3 6 .333 .394 .467 .861 14 1 0 1 0 0
AAA (4 seasons) Minors 122 500 445 84 120 19 4 6 47 11 2 43 74 .270 .333 .371 .704 165 3 2 5 5 0

Register Fielding

Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
1995 19 Seibu JPPL Fgn SS 68
1996 20 Seibu JPPL Fgn SS 130
1997 21 Seibu JPPL Fgn SS 135
1998 22 Seibu JPPL Fgn SS 135
1999 23 Seibu JPPL Fgn SS 135
2000 24 Seibu JPPL Fgn SS 134
2001 25 Seibu JPPL Fgn SS 117
2002 26 Seibu JPPL Fgn SS 139
2003 27 Seibu JPPL Fgn SS 137
2004 28 NYM NL MLB NYM 2B 3 24.0 13 4 8 1 3 .923 4.50 4.00
2004 28 NYM NL MLB NYM SS 110 942.0 520 174 323 23 65 .956 4.75 4.52
2005 29 3 Teams 3 Lgs AA-Rk-A- NYM 2B 6 6 44.0 28 6 22 0 5 1.000 5.73 4.67
2005 29 Mets GULF Rk NYM 2B 2 2 12.0 9 2 7 0 2 1.000 6.75 4.50
2005 29 Brooklyn NYPL A- NYM 2B 1 1 9.0 5 2 3 0 1 1.000 5.00 5.00
2005 29 Binghamton EL AA NYM 2B 3 3 23.0 14 2 12 0 2 1.000 5.48 4.67
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2005 29 NYM NL MLB NYM 2B 71 560.0 303 107 187 9 32 .970 4.72 4.14
2006 30 3 Teams 3 Lgs AAA-A+ COL-NYM 2B 9 8 61.0 42 10 31 1 8 .976 6.05 4.56
2006 30 2 Teams NL MLB NYM-COL 2B 52 463.0 281 120 158 3 49 .989 5.40 5.35
2006 30 St. Lucie FLOR A+ NYM 2B 2 2 15.0 11 3 7 1 2 .909 6.00 5.00
2006 30 Norfolk IL AAA NYM 2B 4 4 26.0 14 3 11 0 2 1.000 4.85 3.50
2006 30 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 2B 3 2 20.0 17 4 13 0 4 1.000 7.65 5.67
2006 30 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL SS 28 25 225.2 137 40 91 6 20 .956 5.22 4.68
2006 30 NYM NL MLB NYM 2B 31 276.0 158 72 85 1 23 .994 5.12 5.06
2006 30 COL NL MLB COL 2B 21 187.0 123 48 73 2 26 .984 5.82 5.76
2006 30 COL NL MLB COL SS 3 26.0 5 4 1 0 1 1.000 1.73 1.67
2007 31 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 2B 2 2 15.0 6 3 3 0 1 1.000 3.60 3.00
2007 31 COL NL MLB COL 2B 102 863.0 515 200 311 4 84 .992 5.33 5.01
2008 32 2 Teams 2 Lgs AAA-AA HOU 2B 5 5 35.0 24 8 16 0 6 1.000 6.17 4.80
2008 32 Corpus Christi TL AA HOU 2B 2 2 15.0 9 3 6 0 1 1.000 5.40 4.50
2008 32 Round Rock PCL AAA HOU 2B 3 3 20.0 15 5 10 0 5 1.000 6.75 5.00
2008 32 HOU NL MLB HOU 2B 94 806.0 421 190 219 12 56 .971 4.57 4.35
2009 33 Corpus Christi TL AA HOU 2B 4 4 29.0 14 7 7 0 1 1.000 4.34 3.50
2009 33 HOU NL MLB HOU 2B 130 1101.0 658 279 373 6 99 .991 5.33 5.02
Year Age Tm Lg Lev Aff G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G PB WP SB CS CS% lgCS% PO
2010 34 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL 2B 69 63 555.0 354 154 195 5 61 .986 5.66 5.06
2010 34 Colorado Springs PCL AAA COL SS 10 10 85.0 50 18 31 1 7 .980 5.19 4.90
2010 34 HOU NL MLB HOU 2B 21 162.0 99 42 56 1 12 .990 5.44 4.67
2011 35 Rakuten JPPL Fgn 2B 6 16 9 7 0 1 1.000 2.67
2011 35 Rakuten JPPL Fgn SS 136 560 172 377 11 63 .980 4.04
2012 36 Rakuten JPPL Fgn 2B 2 10 7 3 0 0 1.000 5.00
2012 36 Rakuten JPPL Fgn SS 102 452 142 303 7 53 .985 4.36
2013 37 Rakuten JPPL Fgn 2B 1 2 2 0 0 0 1.000 2.00
2013 37 Rakuten JPPL Fgn SS 122 493 188 295 10 63 .980 3.96
2014 38 Rakuten JPPL Fgn 3B 46 90 22 62 6 5 .933 1.83
2014 38 Rakuten JPPL Fgn LF 22
2014 38 Rakuten JPPL Fgn OF 21 33 32 1 0 0 1.000 1.57
2014 38 Rakuten JPPL Fgn SS 39 117 41 71 5 15 .957 2.87
2015 39 Rakuten JPPL Fgn OF 110 0 188 180 5 3 1 .984 1.68
2016 40 Rakuten JPPL Fgn OF 32 29 42 41 1 0 0 1.000 1.31
MLB (7 seasons) MLB 2B 473 3979.0 2290 942 1312 36 335 .984 5.10 4.77
MLB (2 seasons) MLB SS 113 968.0 525 178 324 23 66 .956 4.67 4.44
Minors (6 seasons) Minors 2B 95 88 739.0 468 188 274 6 82 .987 5.63 4.86
Minors (2 seasons) Minors SS 38 35 310.2 187 58 122 7 27 .963 5.21 4.74
Foreign (3 seasons) Foreign 2B 9 28 18 10 0 1 1.000 3.11
Foreign (3 seasons) Foreign OF 163 29 263 253 7 3 1 .989 1.60
Foreign (13 seasons) Foreign SS 1529 1622 543 1046 33 194
All Levels (10 Seasons) 2B 577 88 4718.0 2786 1148 1596 42 418 .985 5.18 4.76
All Levels (3 Seasons) OF 163 29 263 253 7 3 1 .989 1.60
All Levels (16 Seasons) SS 1680 35 1278.2 2334 779 1492 63 287
A 7890 (underlined) value in the totals indicates career mark is incomplete.

Teams Played For

Year Age Tm Lg Lev
1995 19 Seibu Lions Japan Pacific League Fgn
1996 20 Seibu Lions Japan Pacific League Fgn
1997 21 Seibu Lions Japan Pacific League Fgn
1998 22 Seibu Lions Japan Pacific League Fgn
1999 23 Seibu Lions Japan Pacific League Fgn
2000 24 Seibu Lions Japan Pacific League Fgn
2001 25 Seibu Lions Japan Pacific League Fgn
2002 26 Seibu Lions Japan Pacific League Fgn
2003 27 Seibu Lions Japan Pacific League Fgn
2004 28 New York Mets National League MLB 1 2004-04-06 2004-10-03
2005 29 New York Mets National League MLB 1 2005-04-04 2005-09-28
2005 29 GCL Mets Gulf Coast League Rk 2005-07-29 2005-08-02
2005 29 Brooklyn Cyclones New York-Pennsylvania League A- 2005-08-04 2005-08-04
2005 29 Binghamton Mets Eastern League AA 2005-08-05 2005-08-07
2006 30 St. Lucie Mets Florida State League A+ 2006-04-13 2006-04-14
2006 30 Norfolk Tides International League AAA 2006-04-16 2006-04-19
2006 30 New York Mets National League MLB 1 2006-04-20 2006-06-07
2006 30 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League AAA 2006-06-12 2006-08-20
2006 30 Colorado Rockies National League MLB 2 2006-08-23 2006-10-01
2007 31 Colorado Rockies National League MLB 1 2007-04-02 2007-10-01
2007 31 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League AAA 2007-05-18 2007-05-19
2008 32 Corpus Christi Hooks Texas League AA 2008-04-08 2008-04-10
2008 32 Round Rock Express Pacific Coast League AAA 2008-04-15 2008-04-17
2008 32 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2008-04-18 2008-09-28
2009 33 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2009-04-06 2009-10-04
2009 33 Corpus Christi Hooks Texas League AA 2009-06-10 2009-06-13
2010 34 Houston Astros National League MLB 1 2010-04-05 2010-05-18
2010 34 Colorado Springs Sky Sox Pacific Coast League AAA 2010-05-27 2010-09-04
2011 35 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles Japan Pacific League Fgn 2011-04-12 2011-10-19
2012 36 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles Japan Pacific League Fgn 2012-04-13 2012-10-08
2013 37 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles Japan Pacific League Fgn 2013-03-29 2013-10-13
2014 38 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles Japan Pacific League Fgn 2014-03-28 2014-10-07
2015 39 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles Japan Pacific League Fgn 2015-03-27 2015-10-06
2016 40 Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles Japan Pacific League Fgn 2016-03-25 2016-10-04

Sabr ID: 644c4021

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