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25 Junichi Tazawa RP

Miami Marlins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%1%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
49.23-204.175414
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2015BOS274.146100031058.2652827511356
2016BOS324.17530000249.2472323911454

Player Updates

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Marlins' Junichi Tazawa: Working on arm angle this spring
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tazawa will work on lowering his arm angle this spring, The Sun-Sentinel reports. "He's navigating through," pitching coach Juan Nieves said. "I think there's a little bit of work to be done, but I think with the youth here, he's a great complement for us. He could be used in a shorter role, less stressful innings."

Nieves was Tazawa's pitching coach in Boston in 2013-14, the reliever's best seasons in the majors, and he feels that Tazawa's arm angle has gotten too high over the last couple of years. More concerning for his fantasy value is the suggestion that he is only fourth of fifth in the bullpen pecking order for the Marlins, and won't see many high-leverage situations behind A.J. Ramos, Brad Ziegler and Kyle Barraclough. Tazawa has recorded at least 16 holds in each of the last four seasons, but could have a tough time keeping that streak alive in a lesser role for Miami.

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Marlins' Junichi Tazawa: Signs two-year deal with Marlins
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Tazawa signed a two-year, $12 million contract with the Marlins on Thursday, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

After seven seasons in Boston, Tazawa is headed to Miami to help shore up the back end of the Marlins' bullpen. The right-hander posted ERAs north of 4.00 in his final two seasons with the Red Sox and had some major home run issues in 2016, but Tazawa managed a 26 percent strikeout rate and has a track record of effectiveness against both left- and right-handed hitters. He should easily get to double-digit holds again while helping to set up for closer A.J. Ramos.

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Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa: Appears in low-leverage situation
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Tazawa entered Sunday's game with Boston trailing, 8-1, in the sixth inning and gave up two runs on three hits in a 10-5 loss to the Tigers.

It's odd to see Tazawa, who has been an eighth-inning staple since 2013, pitching in such a low-leverage situation, but his performance of late has removed him from the higher-leverage spots. Manager John Farrell said as much after Tazawa's outing last Tuesday, when the reliever allowed three runs without getting an out. The manager told Tim Britton of the Providence Journal that Tazawa is behind others in the bullpen for high-leverage situations.

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Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa: Gives it up in Thursday's loss
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Tazawa entered Thursday's game in the eighth inning and allowed three runs on three hits while not registering an out in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Tigers.

It was another crushing loss for the Red Sox, who were looking to steal the afternoon game after getting into Detroit at 4:00 AM. A combination of Tazawa and Brad Ziegler gave up a 3-1 lead and manager John Farrell seems to have few reliable options when navigating the late innings. This may be the motivation Boston needs to make an offer that free agent Jonathan Papelbon can't refuse. Just two weeks ago, the Red Sox were touting Tazawa has a late-inning staple after a five-game scoreless streak, but his fortunes have turned. Thursday's performance was the third in the last four games in which he's allowed runs. The once reliable setup man is carrying the baggage of a 4.62 ERA and appears to have tired down the stretch for a third straight season.

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Red Sox's Junichi Tazawa: Remains a key bullpen piece
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Tazawa will remain an important late-inning reliever even after the Red Sox reshaped the bullpen over the last month, Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports.

Since coming off the disabled list, Tazawa has fired four scoreless innings -- most recently, he recorded a key out in Monday night's win when he struck out Nelson Cruz. His ability to pitch against both right-handers and left-handers makes him a useful part of the bullpen, and now he's ready to be used in back-to-back games if needed.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Cleveland 2.201 3.38014
vs LHB 23.000 2.350819
vs RHB 26.200 5.740635
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/28KC0002.01001
8/31TB1000.11000
9/3@OAK0001.01001
9/12BAL0001.00010
9/15NYY0001.01003
9/18NYY0001.00001
9/29@NYY0001.01001
Two Week Schedule
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009BOS23 7.46640000 25.143232143913
2010BOS00 ---000000 0.00000000
2011BOS00 6.00300000 3.03221014
2012BOS11 1.433700011 44.0377712545
2013BOS54 3.167100008 68.1702524911272
2014BOS43 2.867100005 63.0582320501764
2015BOS27 4.1461000310 58.2652827511356
2016BOS32 4.175300002 49.2472323911454
Total 1720 3.58302400426 312.032313112434871308
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2009BOS6000000000 --- --- ---
2011BOS3000000000 --- --- ---
2012BOS37000000000 --- --- ---
2013BOS71000000000 --- --- ---
2014BOS71000000000 --- --- ---
2015BOS61000000000 --- --- ---
2016BOS53000000000 --- --- ---
Total 302000000000 --- --- ---
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2009BOSP64101001.000
2011BOSP3000000 ---
2012BOSP370624001.000
2013BOSP710826011.000
2014BOSP710101632 .700
2015BOSP610514021.000
2016BOSP53073311 .857
Total  30243792446 .892
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2009BOS01745 0.4010000 .374130 19.5 .5740
2010BOS000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2011BOS014 0.2500000 .25013 12.0 .6670
2012BOS04637 1.3241000 .227172 9.0 .3010
2013BOS15376 0.7232013 .265284 10.9 .4478
2014BOS15666 0.8900105 .240261 10.7 .3725
2015BOS14864 0.8371019 .280247 12.1 .4317
2016BOS13656 0.6851004 .245208 11.2 .4322
Total 4257348 0.782051221 .2651315 11.6 .42122
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013BOS10 1.231300000 7.16110016
Total 10 1.231300000 7.16110016
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2009AAA-Pawtucket02 2.4522000 11.07430116
2009AA-Portland95 2.571818000 98.0803128832688
2011AFA-Salem Red Sox01 6.1666000 19.020131343613
2011AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox11 2.5780000 14.0144410319
2011AA-Portland Sea Dogs32 4.7082000 23.020121232727
2012AAA-Pawtucket Red Sox32 2.55250004 42.1341812201756
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/200
Birthdate:
6/6/1986
Age:
30
Hometown:
Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Miami Marlins
College:

MLB Experience:
7