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Kazuo MatsuiTrack this Player High Level: MLB Stat Years: 1995-2017 MLB Years: 2004-2010
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Played in Japan
Rated Prospect

PositionsSS-1144, 2B-568Position when DraftedSSPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameKazuo Matsui
Height5-10Weight185BatsBothThrowsRight
Born DateOctober 23,1975 [42.268]PlaceOsaka,Japan

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 2004 by the New York Mets.
Signing Bonus$1,500,000Service Time4.111 (2008)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2004-MLB-#7
MLB DebutApril 6,2004 [28.166]
OrganizationsCOL [3] HOU [3] NYN [3] Awards0Awards Voting1-1
TBC Player ID51386Retrosheet IDmatsk001MLBAM ID430565
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Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
1995SeibuJap PacIntl-ss196920425459126221172607104.221.245.304.5496212219.243.083.216.2443.2011.873.710.91102.0026.67
1996SeibuJap PacIntl-ss20130473511342251295091493326202.283.307.357.66416928518.349.074.190.2952.7017.956.640.19473.0020.90
1997SeibuJap PacIntl-ss2113557691178231376362154489518204.309.362.431.79324843645.355.122.280.3516.8213.802.021.0982.2924.16
1998SeibuJap PacIntl-ss221355759217938595843145589164010.311.370.442.81225452641.353.131.277.3598.5813.881.621.4063.8929.05
1999SeibuJap PacIntl-ss23135539871782941567327567508607.330.389.482.87126048609.358.152.302.3829.2012.321.342.4635.9326.97
2000SeibuJap PacIntl7ss241355509917740112390263466026708.322.372.560.93230874611.325.238.364.3957.539.821.303.7623.9141.81
2001SeibuJap PacIntl-ss251405529417028224762604683645013.308.365.496.86127454613.324.188.319.3707.5013.541.803.9223.0031.76
2002SeibuJap PacIntl-ss26140582119193466368733115311249364.332.389.6171.00635988651.359.285.414.4248.1417.202.115.5316.1745.60
2003SeibuJap PacIntl-2714058710417936433841305512443604.305.365.549.91432273655.335.244.359.3898.4018.932.255.0417.7940.78
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn25ss2811446065125322744143409725243.272.331.396.72718241509.330.124.235.3177.8619.062.431.3865.7132.80
2005Gulf Coast MetsGCLRknyn-2b2939340013001310000.444.545.7781.3237111.600.334.444.5579.0927.273.009.099.0025.00
2005Brooklyn CyclonesNYPLA-nyn-2b2913000001002000000.000.400.000.400005.000.000.667.28140.000.000.000.000.000.00
2005Binghamton MetsEastAAnyn-2b2939441000201100000.444.500.5561.0565110.500.112.444.46210.0010.001.000.000.0025.00
2005Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         721781014204410000.381.500.5711.07112226.438.190.476.46715.3815.381.003.8521.0025.00
2005New York MetsNLMLBnyn252b298726731689432461144355412.255.300.352.6529416295.289.097.169.2864.7514.583.071.0289.0023.53
2006St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn-2b3027120000001000000.286.375.286.661208.286.000.143.31112.500.000.000.000.000.00
2006Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-ss30311152632403163192011300.278.328.391.719457129.305.113.209.3146.9815.502.222.3338.3321.88
2006Norfolk TidesILAAAnyn-2b30412242001000201000.333.333.500.8336213.400.167.167.3550.0015.380.000.000.0050.00
2006Totals for AAA-AAA         351272836603173192212300.283.329.402.731519142.314.119.205.3186.3415.492.442.1142.3325.00
2006Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor         3713429386031731102212300.284.331.396.727539150.313.112.201.3176.6714.672.202.0044.6723.68
2006New York MetsNLMLBnyn252b3038130102660172061900011.200.235.269.504357136.227.069.131.2214.4113.973.170.74130.0026.92
2006Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol162b303211322396321981102704200.345.392.504.8965711129.430.159.310.3847.7520.932.701.5556.5028.21
2006Totals for NL-NL         702433265123326101164604211.267.310.379.6899218265.316.112.214.3006.0417.362.881.1381.0027.69
2007Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol-2b3126130000112000000.500.625.5001.125308.500.000.333.51425.000.000.000.000.000.00
2007Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol72b3110441084118246437324346908111.288.342.405.74716634453.337.117.268.3297.5115.232.030.88102.5028.81
2008Corpus Christi HooksTexAAhou-2b3227133000000101001.429.429.8571.286638.500.428.429.5400.0012.500.000.000.00100.00
2008Round Rock ExpressPCLAAAhou-2b32311121011001200000.182.250.545.7956212.125.363.455.3338.3316.672.008.3311.00100.00
2008Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         518254011001301001.278.316.667.98312520.286.389.444.4095.0015.003.005.0018.00100.00
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32b329637558110263633205375307303.293.354.427.78116035422.326.134.272.3458.7712.561.431.4262.5031.82
2009Corpus Christi HooksTexAAhou-2b33414330002002400000.214.313.214.5273016.300.000.143.25612.5025.002.000.000.000.00
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32b33132476561192029461933485316424.250.302.357.65917031533.285.107.212.2926.3815.952.501.6952.8926.05
2010Colorado Springs Sky SoxPCLAAAcol72b3482301547912422970315013203.262.331.349.68010518338.307.087.213.3079.1714.791.610.59150.5022.78
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32b34277141010011141012000.141.197.155.35211178.164.014.070.1695.1312.822.500.000.0010.00
2011Tohoku Rakuten Golden EagJap PacIntl--3513953851140342948153269414308.260.294.381.67520545572.299.121.191.2974.5516.433.621.5759.7832.14
2012Tohoku Rakuten Golden EagJap PacIntl--3610640255107224943143265513136.266.312.408.72016435433.289.142.234.3116.0012.702.122.0844.6732.71
2013Tohoku Rakuten Golden EagJap PacIntl-3712544855111262115811408532424.248.311.388.69917439497.281.140.230.3088.0517.102.132.2140.7335.14
2014Tohoku Rakuten Golden EagJap PacIntl-381284445712932384690367812509.291.342.430.77219143488.333.139.241.3407.3815.982.171.6455.5033.33
2015Orix BuffaloesJap PacIntl-39126445521141711048142438237337.256.324.366.69016328501.292.110.234.3038.5816.371.912.0044.5024.56
2016Tohoku Rakuten Golden EagJap PacIntl-405616019346121330174210115.213.291.300.591489179.274.087.213.2639.5023.462.471.1280.0026.47
2017Tohoku Rakuten Golden EagJap PacIntl-414476616212100162310001.211.277.342.61926583.275.131.197.2717.2327.713.832.4138.0031.25
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter6302302330615124203221110218179403114716914.267.321.380.7018751762555.310.113.227.0007.0115.772.251.2571.9428.62
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter13749496136234753132508336504.275.342.381.72318834558.315.106.229.0008.9614.871.661.2570.5725.00
AAA Totals - 4 Season(s)Filter12244584120194647112437425503.270.333.371.70416529500.308.101.218.0008.6014.801.721.2074.1724.17
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter9308104002203601001.333.394.467.86114434.417.134.300.0008.8217.652.000.000.0040.00
A+ Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter27120000001000000.286.375.286.661208.286.000.143.00012.500.000.000.000.000.00
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter13000001002000000.000.400.000.400005.000.000.667.00040.000.000.000.000.000.00
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter39340013001310000.444.545.7781.3237111.600.334.444.0009.0927.273.009.099.0025.00
Intl Totals - 16 Season(s)Filter18837151105720844106520188236270570121036105531596.291.344.451.79532276767915.325.160.280.0007.2015.292.122.5435.5832.44
Houston Astros Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter255922118239475158040975148425727.259.315.370.685341671033.292.111.226.0007.2614.331.971.4561.4728.03
New York Mets Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter239857106219476117522460159710666.256.308.363.67131164940.300.107.198.0006.3816.912.651.1777.9129.22
Colorado Rockies Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter1365231061573096564054496012311.300.353.426.77922345582.356.126.277.0007.5616.492.181.0387.1728.66
Average MLB - Per 162 games1625928515832585426546104312424.267.321.380.70122545657.310.113.227.0007.0115.772.251.2571.9428.62
Average Minor - Per 162 games162584114161275863152599847605.275.342.381.72322240660.315.106.229.0008.9614.871.661.2570.5725.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn28SS1101089411743232365520497.9564.520.53-----11496.567.9
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn282B332448131312.9234.000.50-----1142.61.9
2005Gulf Coast Mets GCLRknyn292B2--27-2991.0004.50------366.73.8
2005Brooklyn Cyclones NYPLA-nyn292B1--23-1551.0005.00------1100.01.3
2005Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn292B3--212-214141.0004.67------3100.02.1
2005New York MetsNLMLBnyn292B7164560107187932303294.9704.140.53-----8781.643.8
2006St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn302B2--37121110.9095.00------2100.01.4
2006Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol30SS28--4091620137131.9564.68------3190.319.6
2006Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn302B4--311-214141.0003.50------4100.02.8
2006Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol302B3--413-417171.0005.67------319.72.1
2006New York MetsNLMLBnyn302B31302767285123158157.9945.060.57-----3881.619.1
2006Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol302B21211874873226123121.9845.760.65-----3265.613.0
2006Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol30SS332641-1551.0001.670.19-----329.41.9
2007Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol312B2--33-1661.0003.00------2100.01.4
2007Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol312B10296863200311484515511.9925.010.59-----10498.162.6
2008Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou322B2--36-1991.0004.50------2100.01.4
2008Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou322B3--510-515151.0005.00------3100.02.1
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou322B94948061902191256421409.9714.350.51-----9697.958.4
2009Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou332B4--77-114141.0003.50------4100.02.9
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou332B1301271101279373699658652.9915.020.59-----13298.580.2
2010Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol342B69--154195561354349.9865.06------8284.148.3
2010Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol34SS10--1831175049.9804.90------8212.27.0
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou342B211916242561129998.9904.670.60-----2777.813.0
Intl Totals for SS - 8 season(s)-   SS993--161728609959545764477.9784.51------9930.00.0
MLB Totals for 2B - 7 season(s)-   2B473454397994213123633522902254.9844.770.57-----4730.00.0
MLB Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS1131119671783242366525502.9564.440.52-----1130.00.0
AAA Totals for 2B - 4 season(s)-   2B81--169232573406401.9884.95------810.00.0
AAA Totals for SS - 2 season(s)-   SS38--58122727187180.9634.74------380.00.0
AA Totals for 2B - 3 season(s)-   2B9--1225-437371.0004.11------90.00.0
A+ Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B2--37121110.9095.00------20.00.0
A- Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B1--23-1551.0005.00------10.00.0
Rk Totals for 2B - 1 season(s)-   2B2--27-2991.0004.50------20.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2004New York MetsNLMLBnyn28---3110------
2005Gulf Coast Mets GCLRknyn29---2-------
2005Brooklyn Cyclones NYPLA-nyn29---1-------
2005Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn29---3-------
2005New York MetsNLMLBnyn29---71-------
2006St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn30---2-------
2006Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol30---328------
2006Norfolk Tides ILAAAnyn30---4-------
2006New York MetsNLMLBnyn30---31-------
2006Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol30---213------
2007Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol31---2-------
2007Colorado RockiesNLMLBcol31---102-------
2008Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou32---2-------
2008Round Rock Express PCLAAAhou32---3-------
2008Houston AstrosNLMLBhou32---94-------
2009Corpus Christi Hooks TexAAhou33---4-------
2009Houston AstrosNLMLBhou33---130-------
2010Colorado Springs Sky Sox PCLAAAcol34---6910------
2010Houston AstrosNLMLBhou34---21-------

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB301239481108111401000.205.225.282.50711241.229.077.1032.449.764.000.000.0025.00
2007Colorado RockiesMLB Spring TrainingMLB3115469142104504500102.304.353.391.74418351.333.087.2837.849.801.250.000.0021.43
2008Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB32618662004201300100.333.350.444.7948220.375.111.2785.0015.003.000.000.0033.33
2009Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB33247881550023221701000.192.213.256.46920581.246.064.1032.4720.998.500.000.0033.33
2010Houston AstrosMLB Spring TrainingMLB34205817174028218600000.293.379.466.84527666.300.173.32812.129.090.753.0329.0035.29
MLB Spring Training Totals - 5 yrs772394460142226134163502202.251.296.351.6478418259.284.100.2056.1813.512.190.77119.5030.00

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2010-05-25ContractSigned by Rockies 
2009-06-16InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-05-30InjuredDisabled -- Strained right hamstring 
2008-09-02InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-08-16InjuredDisabled -- Irritated disc 
2008-07-09InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-06-24InjuredDisabled -- Strained right hamstring 
2008-04-18InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-03-25InjuredDisabled -- Anal Fissure 
2007-12-02ContractSigned by Astros (3-years) 
2007-05-21InjuredActivated from DL 
2007-04-15InjuredDisabled -- Back spasms 
2006-11-14ContractSigned by Rockies 
2006-06-09TradeTraded by Mets with cash considerations to Rockies for Eli Marrero 
2006-04-19InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-08-10InjuredActivated from DL 
2005-06-21InjuredDisabled -- left knee bruise 
2004-09-24InjuredActivated from DL 
2004-08-15InjuredDisabled -- back spasms 
2003-12-10ContractSigned as undrafted Free Agent by Mets. 
1994-06-01Drafted by Seibu (Japan) in third round of 1994 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
2004New York Mets-281,500,000-------1,500,000Signing Bonus as an amateur free agent
2004New York MetsTeam Payroll28300,000-75551-2,070,100300,0001,800,000
2005New York MetsTeam Payroll297,033,333-103689++2,189,055300,0008,833,333
2006New York MetsTeam Payroll308,033,333-85790++2,365,072327,00016,866,666
2006Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll308,033,333-85290++2,365,072327,00016,866,666
2007Colorado RockiesTeam Payroll311,500,000-35613552,459,737380,00018,366,666
2008Houston AstrosTeam Payroll325,500,0004.111162582++2,696,252390,00023,866,666
2009Houston AstrosTeam Payroll335,500,000-161680++2,746,792400,00029,366,666
2010Houston AstrosTeam Payroll345,500,000-156483++2,812,412400,00034,866,666
* 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