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Hideki MatsuiTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: MLB Years: 2003-2012
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Played in Japan
Rated Prospect
World Series Champion

PositionsLF-620, DH-488, CF-77, RF-13, OF-2Position when DraftedOFPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameHideki Matsui
Height6-2Weight210BatsLeftThrowsRight
Born DateJune 12,1974 [43.315]PlaceIshikawa,Japan

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 2002 by the New York Yankees.Service Time9.000 (2011)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2003-MLB-#8
MLB DebutMarch 31,2003 [28.292]
OrganizationsNYA [7] ANA [1] OAK [1] TBA [1] Awards7Awards Voting3-94
TBC Player ID20169Retrosheet IDmatsh001MLBAM ID425686
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Career Talent RatingsBattingSpeed35Power60Contact73XBH53RBIs75Runs45Hitting67Durability60Team.556Ratings Explained

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1993YomiuriJap CenIntl-1957184274190112710175020001.223.296.451.7478320203.244.228.326.3298.3724.632.945.4216.7348.78
1994YomiuriJap CenIntl-201305037014823420666357101414012.294.368.475.84323947569.332.181.300.36910.0217.751.773.5125.1531.76
1995YomiuriJap CenIntl-21131501761423112280976293222012.283.363.481.84424154569.309.198.325.37110.9016.341.503.8722.7738.03
1996YomiuriJap CenIntl-2213048797153341389972719840705.314.401.6221.02330373569.321.308.464.43112.4817.221.386.6812.8247.71
1997YomiuriJap CenIntl-231354849314418037103901008460605.298.419.564.98327355596.290.266.492.42516.7814.090.846.2113.0838.19
1998YomiuriJap CenIntl-24135487103142243341003510410180407.292.421.563.98427461603.303.271.480.42417.2516.750.975.6414.3242.96
1999YomiuriJap CenIntl-25135471100143242429504939920603.304.416.6311.04729768572.301.327.516.44016.2617.311.067.3411.2147.55
2000YomiuriJap CenIntl-26135474116150321421085210610820701.316.438.6541.09231075589.326.338.568.45618.0018.341.027.1311.2950.00
2001YomiuriJap CenIntl-2714048110716023336104331209630709.333.463.6171.08029762611.348.284.534.45519.6415.710.805.8913.3638.75
2002YomiuriJap CenIntl-28140500112167271501073011410460004.334.463.6921.15534678620.338.358.592.48518.3916.770.918.0610.0046.71
2003New York YankeesALMLBnya55lf291636238217942116106226386306525.287.353.435.78827159695.309.148.249.3429.0612.371.372.3038.9432.96
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya55lf30162584109174342311083088103305211.298.390.522.91230567680.314.224.380.39112.9415.151.174.5618.8438.51
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya55lf3116262910819245323116226378308716.305.367.496.86331271703.315.191.291.3698.9611.101.243.2727.3536.98
2006New York YankeesALMLBnya55lf325117232529082910272300226.302.393.494.8878517201.308.192.355.38113.4311.440.853.9821.5032.69
2007Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-of3326120000000000002.333.333.333.666206.333.000.000.2990.000.000.000.000.000.00
2007New York YankeesALMLBnya55lf3314354710015628425103427373301029.285.367.488.85526757633.285.203.340.36911.5311.531.003.9521.8836.54
2008Tampa YankeesFSLA+nya-3438120011002000000.250.400.6251.0255110.143.375.625.43420.000.000.0010.008.0050.00
2008New York YankeesALMLBnya55dh34933374399170945003847300610.294.370.424.79414326378.320.130.243.34910.0512.431.242.3837.4426.26
2009New York YankeesALMLBnya55dh3514245662125211289001647540214.274.367.509.87623250526.273.235.373.38012.1714.261.175.3216.2940.00
2010Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana55dh36145482551322412184016798104610.274.361.459.82022146554.302.185.322.35812.0917.691.463.7922.9534.85
2011Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak55dh37141517581302801272115684109310.251.321.375.69619440583.274.124.232.3079.6114.411.502.0643.0830.77
2012Durham BullsILAAAtba55lf3813473820040041000113.170.231.213.44410252.211.043.128.1947.6919.232.500.000.0025.00
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba35dh-lf38349571410270082200015.147.214.221.435213103.169.074.158.1957.7721.362.751.9447.5021.43
MLB Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter123644426561253249121757601395476892104635106.282.360.462.82220514365056.297.180.304.00010.8213.631.263.4625.3834.80
Minor League Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter186151220150061000115.197.265.279.54417368.216.082.180.0008.8214.711.671.4761.0025.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13473820040041000113.170.231.213.44410252.211.043.128.0007.6919.232.500.000.0025.00
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter514240011002000002.286.375.500.8757116.231.214.357.00012.500.000.006.2514.0025.00
Intl Totals - 10 Season(s)Filter12684572901139024516332889462684493439343059.304.413.582.99526635935501.316.278.467.00015.3416.981.116.0413.7742.66
New York Yankees Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter916334853697719611140597127416485190332581.292.370.482.85216153473816.304.190.316.00010.9012.711.173.6723.9135.52
Oakland Athletics Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter141517581302801272115684109310.251.321.375.69619440583.274.124.232.0009.6114.411.502.0643.0830.77
Los Angeles Angels Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter145482551322412184016798104610.274.361.459.82022146554.302.185.322.00012.0917.691.463.7922.9534.85
Tampa Bay Rays Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter349571410270082200015.147.214.221.435213103.169.074.158.0007.7721.362.751.9447.5021.43
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625828616433223100217290306514.282.360.462.82226957663.297.180.304.00010.8213.631.263.4625.3834.80
Average Minor - Per 162 games16254945108180945005490009945.197.265.279.54415327612.216.082.180.0008.8214.711.671.4761.0025.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2003New York YankeesALMLBnya29LF1181109972101173228221.9691.870.22-----16372.472.8
2003New York YankeesALMLBnya29CF4646403110211113112.9912.430.28-----16328.228.4
2003New York YankeesALMLBnya29DH4---------------1632.52.5
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya30LF1601581388303872318311.9781.940.22-----16298.898.8
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya30CF32154---441.0001.330.27-----1621.91.9
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya31LF115111977219731229226.9871.970.23-----16271.071.0
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya31CF282822254---54541.0001.930.24-----16217.317.3
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya31DH19---------------16211.711.7
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya31RF44296---661.0001.500.21-----1622.52.5
2006New York YankeesALMLBnya32LF3636289821118483.9882.310.29-----5170.622.2
2006New York YankeesALMLBnya32DH1313--------------5125.58.0
2007Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya33OF2--2---221.0001.00------2100.01.4
2007New York YankeesALMLBnya33LF11211198021363-222219.9861.960.22-----14378.369.1
2007New York YankeesALMLBnya33DH32---------------14322.419.8
2008New York YankeesALMLBnya34DH66---------------9371.040.7
2008New York YankeesALMLBnya34LF2120176402114342.9772.000.24-----9322.613.0
2008New York YankeesALMLBnya34RF32182---221.0000.670.11-----933.21.9
2009New York YankeesALMLBnya35DH116---------------14281.771.6
2010Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana36DH119---------------14582.173.5
2010Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana36LF1817123161--17171.0000.940.14-----14512.411.1
2011Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak37LF2727232533125756.9822.070.24-----14119.116.7
2012Durham Bulls ILAAAtba38LF4--71-1881.0002.00------1330.82.8
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba38DH11---------------3432.46.8
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba38LF97576---661.0000.670.11-----3426.55.6
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba38RF66398---881.0001.330.21-----3417.63.7
MLB Totals for LF - 9 season(s)-   LF6165975219114239231012041181.9811.920.23-----6160.00.0
MLB Totals for DH - 8 season(s)-   DH38013--------------3800.00.0
MLB Totals for CF - 3 season(s)-   CF7776640168211171170.9942.210.27-----770.00.0
MLB Totals for RF - 3 season(s)-   RF13128616---16161.0001.230.19-----130.00.0
AAA Totals for LF - 1 season(s)-   LF4--71-1881.0002.00------40.00.0
A+ Totals for OF - 1 season(s)-   OF2--2---221.0001.00------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2003New York YankeesALMLBnya29------11846--4
2004New York YankeesALMLBnya30------1603---
2005New York YankeesALMLBnya31------115284-19
2006New York YankeesALMLBnya32------36---13
2007Tampa Yankees FSLA+nya33---------2-
2007New York YankeesALMLBnya33------112---32
2008New York YankeesALMLBnya34------21-3-66
2009New York YankeesALMLBnya35----------116
2010Los Angeles AngelsALMLBana36------18---119
2011Oakland AthleticsALMLBoak37------27----
2012Durham Bulls ILAAAtba38------4----
2012Tampa Bay RaysALMLBtba38------9-6-11

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2003New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB29415241013002300001.267.353.533.8868217.273.266.40011.7617.651.505.8815.0050.00
2003New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB29726383004001300101.308.321.423.74411328.333.115.1543.5710.713.000.000.0037.50
2003New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB29623160014003210000.261.370.391.7619127.250.130.26111.117.410.673.7023.0016.67
2004New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB30417371013003400110.412.476.6471.12311221.462.235.41214.2919.051.334.7617.0028.57
2004New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB3073491461210002400001.412.444.8241.26828936.429.412.4715.5611.112.005.5617.0064.29
2005New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB31520441011002300002.200.273.400.6738222.188.200.3009.0913.641.504.5520.0050.00
2006New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB32226011163037009900101.267.357.467.82428670.265.200.35012.8612.861.004.2920.0037.50
2006New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB32416141001000200000.250.250.313.5635116.286.063.0630.0012.500.000.000.0025.00
2007New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3322624214016004900003.339.379.452.83128566.385.113.1776.0613.642.251.5262.0023.81
2008New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3415375123006008300102.324.435.405.84015346.343.081.29717.396.520.380.000.0025.00
2009New York YankeesMLB Spring TrainingMLB351948101120414009310000.229.362.521.88325658.171.292.47915.525.170.336.9012.0054.55
2009New York YankeesDiv SeriesMLB3539120012003300000.222.417.556.9735112.200.334.66725.0025.001.008.339.0050.00
2009New York YankeesChamp. SeriesMLB35621151003005400001.238.385.286.6716126.294.048.28619.2315.380.800.000.0020.00
2009New York YankeesWorld SeriesMLB35613381038001300000.615.6431.3852.02818414.714.770.8467.1421.433.0021.434.3350.00
2010Los Angeles AngelsMLB Spring TrainingMLB36194671210190071000100.261.352.348.70016254.306.087.23912.9618.521.431.8546.0016.67
2011Oakland AthleticsMLB Spring TrainingMLB37226561100120091000006.169.270.215.48514174.185.046.18512.1613.511.111.3565.009.09
MLB Spring Training Totals - 6 yrs11931843831301044004644103012.261.353.396.74912623368.273.135.28012.5011.960.962.7231.8027.71
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 5 yrs207711214041000101500113.273.352.481.83337888.288.208.33811.3617.051.504.5519.2538.10
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 3 yrs208113271012170081100103.333.389.556.945451390.362.223.3218.8912.221.382.2240.5048.15
MLB Playoffs - World Series Totals - 2 yrs123641410412004510000.389.463.7501.21327541.370.361.4729.7612.201.259.769.0035.71

Jobs in Baseball

TopAbout Jobs
YearTeamLgLevelCategoryOrgAgeJobGWLPctGBLRankManager/HCPlayoffs
2016New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya42Special advisor to General Manager1628478.5199.04Joe Girardi
2017New York YankeesALMLBMLBnya43Special Advisor to GM1629171.5622.02Joe GirardiLost in ALCS (Astros)
* The team record above is related to the full season for that team. It is possible that the job was only held for part of the season.
* MLB in Bold
* Highlighted rows indicate league champions

Awards [7]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2003AL Rookie of the Month (June) ... American League Player of the Week (June 23-June 29)2
2004American League Player of the Week (May 24-May 30)1
2005American League Player of the Week (June 13-June 19)1
2007AL Player of the Month (July)1
2009World Series MVP1
2011American League Player of the Week (July 18-July 24)1

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2013-07-28dhFree Agent -RetiredRetired39.046  
2012-12-27dhFree Agent -RetiredRetiredAnnounced retirement38.198  
2012-08-01dhFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Rays38.050  
2012-07-25rf-dhTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)-DFADes For AssignmentDesignated for assignment38.043Team Roster on 2012-07-25
2012-05-29dhTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from Durham (AAA)37.351Team Roster on 2012-05-29
2012-04-30OFTampa Bay RaysTampa Bay Rays (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract37.322Team Roster on 2012-04-30
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-10-30Free AgentGranted free agency 
2010-12-14ContractSigned by Athletics 
2010-11-07Free AgentGranted free agency 
2010-01-18ContractSigned by Angels 
2008-11-14InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-08-19InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-06-27InjuredDisabled -- Right Shoulder Tendinitis 
2007-04-23InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-04-08InjuredDisabled -- Hamstring 
2006-09-12InjuredActivated from DL 
2006-05-12InjuredDisabled -- left wrist fracture 
2003-01-14Contract purchased by Yankees from Yomiuri 
2002-12-19ContractSigned as undrafted Free Agent by Yankees. 
1992-06-01Drafted by Yomiuri (Japan) in first round of 1992 Japanese draft 
* 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
2003New York YankeesTeam Payroll296,000,000-1121286++2,163,527300,0006,000,000
2004New York YankeesTeam Payroll307,000,000-811391++2,070,100300,00013,000,000
2005New York YankeesTeam Payroll318,000,000-701292++2,189,055300,00021,000,000
2006New York YankeesTeam Payroll3213,000,000-22898++2,365,072327,00034,000,000
2007New York YankeesTeam Payroll3313,000,000-27797++2,459,737380,00047,000,000
2008New York YankeesTeam Payroll3413,000,000-391096++2,696,252390,00060,000,000
2009New York YankeesTeam Payroll3513,000,000-40995++2,746,792400,00073,000,000
2010Los Angeles AngelsTeam Payroll366,000,000-144784++2,812,412400,00079,000,000
2011Oakland AthleticsTeam Payroll374,250,0009212777++2,722,607414,00083,250,000
2012Tampa Bay RaysTeam Payroll38480,000-76032-2,954,887480,00083,730,0002012-04-30 - 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