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Junichi TazawaTrack this Player High Level: MLB Current Team: Los Angeles Angels MLB Years: 2009-2018
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PositionsP-474Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameJunichi Tazawa
Height5-11Weight180BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateJune 6,1986 [32.165]PlaceYokohama,Japan

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 2008 by the Boston Red Sox.
Signing Bonus$1,800,000Signing ScoutsCraig ShipleyService Time7.086 (2017)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2010-BOS-#6
MLB DebutAugust 7,2009 [23.062]
OrganizationsBOS [7] MIA [2] ANA [1] DET [1] Awards0
TBC Player ID147783Retrosheet IDtazaj001MLBAM ID547749
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (74.85%) -- Curveball (12.29%) -- Slider (10.48%) -- Changeup (2.08%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (0.19%) -- Sinker (0.11%)
Fastball Velocity [2018] - 91.48 - [2017] - 92.75 - [2016] - 92.77 - [2015] - 93.51 - [2014] - 93.88 - [2013] - 93.57 - [2012] - 92.50 - [2011] - 91.08
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts57Walks67Hittable48SO/BB66vsPower48Hitting0Durability67Team.493Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
2009Portland Sea DogsEastAAbos16ST23952.5718180000098.0803128826884201.087.350.732.398.083.38.643-
2009Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-ST23022.38220000011.07430160000.715.56--0.794.766.00.000-
2009Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--ST0972.55202000000109.0873531827944201.047.160.662.227.743.48.563-
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos63S/R23237.46642001025.043232149130002.0515.281.423.204.621.44.4005.19
2011Salem Red SoxCaroA+bos-ST25016.05660000019.020131346130001.349.311.862.796.052.17.000-
2011Portland Sea DogsEastAAbos30S/R25324.70826002023.020121237273001.177.831.172.7410.573.86.600-
2011Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos15Rel25112.51808000014.0144413190001.198.790.631.8811.936.33.500-
2011Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorAAA--S/R0444.6122814002056.2542929816593001.248.581.272.549.373.69.500-
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos63Rel25006.0030300203.03221140001.339.003.003.0012.004.00-5.69
2012Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos15Rel26322.5525025008442.0341812217563101.207.230.433.6111.913.29.600-
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBbos63Rel26111.43370370013144.0377715450000.957.570.201.029.209.00.5001.69
2013Boston Red SoxALMLBbos36Rel27543.16710710010068.0702524912723101.209.221.191.589.486.00.5563.18
2014Boston Red SoxALMLBbos36Rel28432.86710710012063.0582320517645001.198.290.712.439.143.76.5712.94
2015Boston Red SoxALMLBbos36Rel29274.14610610013358.2652827513569101.339.970.771.998.594.31.2223.00
2016Boston Red SoxALMLBbos36Rel30324.1753053005049.2472323914544001.238.521.632.549.793.86.6004.17
2017Jupiter HammerheadsFSLA+mia33ST31000.0011000002.01000020000.504.50----9.000.00--
2017Jacksonville Jumbo ShrimpSouAAmia23Rel310118.0030300102.05441050002.5022.504.50--22.500.00.000-
2017New Orleans Baby CakesPCLAAAmia23Rel31000.0010100111.0000001000--------9.000.00--
2017Minor Totals (3 teams)MinorAAA--Rel0017.2051400215.06441080001.2010.801.80--14.400.00.000-
2017Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia25Rel31355.6955055008055.0553535822382001.398.951.303.586.181.73.3754.86
2018Salt Lake BeesPCLAAAanaRel32017.1170700326.010651251101.8914.211.422.847.112.50.000-
2018Toledo Mud HensILAAAdetRel32019.3970700307.2119815100002.0912.911.175.8711.742.00.000-
2018Minor Totals (2 teams)MinorAAA--Rel0028.3614014006213.121151327151102.0013.501.294.509.642.14.000-
2018Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana47Rel32002.2590900208.07321341001.257.881.133.384.501.33-1.75
2018Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia25Rel32119.0022022008020.0282120613240002.0512.602.705.8510.801.85.5003.45
MLB Totals - 9 Season(s)Filter21264.12388438400744393.04131901814910937424201.329.401.122.488.513.43.4470.55
Minor League Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter16163.5286295700187225.020210189216723211401.188.000.832.659.183.46.500-
AAA Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter473.47502480015781.0764132528974201.258.240.543.0410.523.46.364-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1283.22292090030123.0105474412331207201.127.680.882.418.783.64.600-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter015.48770000021.021131346150001.278.861.692.536.332.50.000-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter17203.58302429800564310.0323131124347130821201.269.320.982.058.884.34.459-
Miami Marlins Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter466.57770770016075.08356551435622001.579.921.674.187.411.77.400-
Los Angeles Angels Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter002.2590900208.07321341001.257.881.133.384.501.33--
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings12144.12216221400412220.0230106101276120813101.329.401.122.488.513.43.4620.55
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings15153.5283285500177220.01959886206522511401.188.000.832.659.183.46.500-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2017Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia25p31531000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter1261000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Miami Marlins Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter531000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games1621000000000000000.000.000.000.000001.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2009Portland Sea Dogs EastAAbos23P18--510--15151.0000.83------18100.012.8
2009Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos23P2--12-1331.0001.50------2100.01.4
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos23P6425-1--111.0000.170.04-----6100.03.7
2011Salem Red Sox CaroA+bos25P6---1--111.0000.17------6100.04.3
2011Portland Sea Dogs EastAAbos25P8----1-1---------8100.05.6
2011Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos25P8---2--221.0000.25------8100.05.6
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos25P3-3-------------3100.01.9
2012Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos26P25--261-98.8890.32------25100.017.4
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26P37-4424--661.0000.160.144180.0-37100.022.8
2013Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27P71-6826-1881.0000.110.123260.0-71100.043.8
2014Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28P71-631632107.7000.100.11-----71100.043.8
2015Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29P61-5814-2551.0000.080.097187.5-61100.037.7
2016Boston Red SoxALMLBbos30P53-49331176.8570.110.125183.3-53100.032.7
2017Jupiter Hammerheads FSLA+mia31P1---------------1100.00.7
2017Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp SouAAmia31P3---------------3100.02.1
2017New Orleans Baby Cakes PCLAAAmia31P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2017Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia31P55-5522--441.0000.070.074-100.0-55100.034.0
2018Salt Lake Bees PCLAAAana32P7---------------7100.05.0
2018Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet32P7---------------7100.05.0
2018Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia32P22-20--1-1-----10.0-22100.013.8
2018Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana32P9-8-2--221.0000.220.25-----9100.05.6
MLB Totals for P - 9 season(s)-   P38843931128564439.8860.100.1023679.3-3880.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 5 season(s)-   P50--311111514.9330.28------500.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P29--5101-1615.9380.52------290.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P7---1--111.0000.14------70.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2009Portland Sea Dogs EastAAbos2318----------
2009Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos232----------
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos236----------
2011Salem Red Sox CaroA+bos256----------
2011Portland Sea Dogs EastAAbos258----------
2011Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos258----------
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos253----------
2012Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos2625----------
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2637----------
2013Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2771----------
2014Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2871----------
2015Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2961----------
2016Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3053----------
2017Jupiter Hammerheads FSLA+mia311----------
2017Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp SouAAmia313----------
2017New Orleans Baby Cakes PCLAAAmia311----------
2017Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia3155----------
2018Salt Lake Bees PCLAAAana327----------
2018Toledo Mud Hens ILAAAdet327----------
2018Miami MarlinsNLMLBmia3222----------
2018Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana329----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2009Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB23000.0001-1001111.0400010000.453.270.000.820.000.000.00.000
2010Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB240010.2950500017.01088515101.5712.866.431.296.435.0010.29.000
2012Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB26003.8650500117.0633036001.297.710.003.867.712.003.86.000
2013Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB27013.6510010001012.11155149011.248.030.732.926.572.253.65.000
2013Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB27000.0040400002.11000021000.483.860.000.007.7100.00.000
2013Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB27103.3740400002.24110010001.8213.500.000.003.3703.371.000
2013Boston Red SoxWorld SeriesMLB27000.0050500002.11000130000.953.860.003.8611.573.000.00.000
2014Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB28001.5060600106.0311105000.504.501.500.007.5001.50.000
2015Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB29104.5080800108.0644117000.886.751.131.137.887.004.501.000
2016Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB30003.3860600105.1422055201.766.750.008.448.441.003.38.000
2017Miami MarlinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB31000.0070700107.0400047001.145.140.005.149.001.750.00.000
2018Miami MarlinsMLB Spring TrainingMLB32013.8660600107.0533113000.866.431.291.293.863.003.86.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 9 yrs123.3153152008370.753262692047311.036.751.152.555.992.353.31.333
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0040400002.3100002100.433.860.000.007.7100.00.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs103.3740400002.7411001001.5013.500.000.003.3703.371.000
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 1 yrs000.0050500002.3100013000.863.860.003.8611.573.000.00.000

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2018-10-29PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency32.145  
2018-09-01PLos Angeles AngelsLos Angeles Angels (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors32.087Team Roster on 2018-09-01
2018-08-13PLos Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from disabled list32.068Team Roster on 2018-08-13
2018-07-16PLos Angeles AngelsSalt Lake (AAA)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract32.040Team Roster on 2018-07-16
2018-07-09PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Tigers32.033  
2018-06-18PDetroit TigersToledo (AAA)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract32.012Team Roster on 2018-06-18
2018-05-21RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Marlins31.349  
2017-06-22RPMiami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL31.016Team Roster on 2017-06-22
2017-06-15RPMiami MarlinsJacksonville (AA)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Jacksonville (AA) for rehab31.009Team Roster on 2017-06-15
2017-06-09RPMiami MarlinsJupiter (A+)YDL-10InjuredAssigned to Jupiter (A+) for rehab31.003Team Roster on 2017-06-09
2017-05-17RPMiami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)YDL-10InjuredDL10 Rib cartilage inflammation30.345Team Roster on 2017-05-17
2016-12-15RPMiami MarlinsMiami Marlins (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($12m) 5--730.192Team Roster on 2016-12-15
2016-11-02RPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency30.149  
2016-07-23RPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL30.047Team Roster on 2016-07-23
2016-07-15RPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right shoulder impingement30.039Team Roster on 2016-07-15
2016-01-21RPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($3.375m) [Avoids arbitration]29.229Team Roster on 2016-01-21
2015-01-17RPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($2.25m) Avoids arbitration28.225Team Roster on 2015-01-17
2014-01-17RPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($1.275m) Avoiding arbitration27.225Team Roster on 2014-01-17
2013-03-05RPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0.815m)26.272Team Roster on 2013-03-05
2012-08-25RPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Pawtucket (AAA)26.080Team Roster on 2012-08-25
2012-08-24RPBoston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Pawtucket (AAA)26.079Team Roster on 2012-08-24
2012-07-15RPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Pawtucket (AAA)26.039Team Roster on 2012-07-15
2012-05-01PBoston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)YMinorsReassigned MinorsOptioned to Pawtucket (AAA)25.329Team Roster on 2012-05-01
2012-04-17PBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from Pawtucket (AAA)25.315Team Roster on 2012-04-17
2008-12-04PBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 3-year contract for 2009-2011 ($3.3m) [Japan] $1.8m signing bonus 0.45--0.5--0.5522.181Team Roster on 2008-12-04
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2010-04-03InjuredDisabled -- Sprained Right Elbow Ligament (60-days) 
2009-11-13InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-09-21InjuredDisabled -- Mild left groin strain 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2008Boston Red Sox-221,800,000-------1,800,000Signing Bonus as an amateur free agent
2009Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll23400,000-72452-2,746,792400,0002,200,0002008-12-04 - Signed to 3-year contract for 2009-2011 ($3.3m) [Japan] $1.8m signing bonus 0.45--0.5--0.55
2011Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll251,500,000-36522592,722,607414,0003,700,000
2012Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll26480,000-76055-2,954,887480,0004,180,000
2013Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll27815,000-46526493,023,990490,0004,995,0002013-03-05 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0.815m)
2014Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll281,725,000-39121573,256,497500,0006,720,0002014-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2014-2014 ($1.275m) Avoiding arbitration
2015Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll292,250,0005.08637816583,571,283507,5008,970,0002015-01-17 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2015-2015 ($2.25m) Avoids arbitration
2016Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll303,375,0006.08630615673,498,245507,50012,345,0002016-01-21 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2016-2016 ($3.375m) [Avoids arbitration]
2017Miami MarlinsTeam Payroll315,000,0007.086244973++3,651,709535,00017,345,0002016-12-15 - Signed to 2-year contract for 2017-2018 ($12m) 5--7
2018Miami MarlinsTeam Payroll327,000,000-162379++4,360,045545,00024,345,0002018-06-18 - Signed to Minor League Contract
2018-07-16 - Signed to Minor League Contract
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red