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18 Hisashi Iwakuma SP

Seattle Mariners

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
93%71%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
179.015-903.5215421
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014SEA1593.5228280000179.01677070202021154

Player Updates

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Mariners P Hisashi Iwakuma hits OF Gabriel Guerrero in batting practice
by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was forced to throw a modified batting practice since rain canceled a scheduled intrasquad scrimmage. Iwakuma got his work in by throwing to batters that were not allowed to swing since they were in a confined area.

However, Iwakuma didn't live up to his end of the bargain as he accidentally hit outfielder Gabriel Guerrero with a pitch during the session

“It was a split-finger [fastball] that just kind of slipped out of my finger,” Iwakuma said through interpreter Antony Suzuki, via The News Tribune. “I felt kind of bad for [Guerrero].”

Iwakuma's first scheduled start of spring training is slated for this Saturday against the Diamondbacks. 

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McClendon: Iwakuma still throwing bullpens, but 'everything is fine'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

While most of Seattle's pitchers are tossing live batting practice, Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma threw his third bullpen session of the spring Friday, per MLB.com. However, manager Lloyd McClendon stressed the veteran pitcher is not behind due to injury.

“This is by design,” McClendon said. “We’re just stretching him out a little more. Kuma is A-OK and everything is fine. He has no issues at all. I don’t think he needs the live BPs. The guy is such a technician, he gets more done in a bullpen session than he would in a live BP.”

Iwakuma was 12-6 with a 2.57 ERA in his first 21 starts last season before going 3-3 with a 7.88 ERA in his final seven outings. 

“I kind of ran out of gas there,” he said through translator Antony Suzuki. “It wasn’t like I was very, very tired. I was just fatigued mentally and physically and that’s something I need to work on in spring training.

“I’m very excited (for 2015). It’s a different year compared to where I was last year. I’m very motivated. I look forward to the season and I’m looking forward to a good spring training.”

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Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma planning to remain in the U.S.
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma is planning to remain in the U.S. once his contract is up, according to the Tacoma News Tribune

Iwakuma is set to be a free-agent following the 2015 season, but wants to continue to the pitch in the United States. The 33-year-old could have opted to return to Japan, but has no plans to do so at the moment. 

Iwakuma posted a 3.52 ERA over 179 innings last year. 

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Mariners' Zduriencik: 'No truth' to Hisashi Iwakuma trade rumors
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

While Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma's name has been floated in trade rumors, general manager Jack Zduriencik denies the notion the 33-year-old pitcher is being shopped, according to MLB.com.

"There's no truth to that," Zduriencik said. "I didn't have any substantive dialogue there. With Felix (Hernandez) and Iwakuma at the top and the other young guys we have, that's a formidable rotation."

Iwakuma, who was an All-Star in 2013, won a career-high 15 games in 28 starts in 2014. He is 38-20 with a 3.07 ERA and 1.09 WHIP in 91 outings (77 starts) since joining Seattle in 2012.

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Mariners pick up option on Hisashi Iwakuma
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

The Mariners have picked up an option on pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, according to 710 ESPN.

It's actually unclear if the club picked up the option or if Iwakuma reached enough benchmarks during the year for the option to automatically vest. Either way, he'll return to Seattle for $7 million next season. Iwakuma was fantastic in 2014, posting a 3.52 ERA over 179 innings. 

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Starting Pitchers 29 59.22
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs L.A. Angels 16.211 5.940211
vs LHB 92.000 3.4201072
vs RHB 87.000 3.6201182
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
8/24@BOS0002.16511
8/31WAS1006.05306
9/5@TEX1005.17315
9/10HOU0104.16426
9/15@LAA0103.16724
9/21@HOU0104.16438
9/26LAA1006.14204
Two Week Schedule
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@Oak
10:05 pm
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11
@Oak
4:05 pm
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12
@Oak
4:05 pm
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13
@LAD
10:10 pm
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14
@LAD
10:10 pm
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15
@LAD
10:10 pm
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Tex
10:10 pm
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9:10 pm
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Fantasy Points by Week
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012SEA95 3.1630160022 125.1117494417343101
2013SEA146 2.6633330000 219.2179696525242185
2014SEA159 3.5228280000 179.0167707020221154
Total 3820 3.0791770022 524.0463188179627106440
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012SEA30000000000 --- --- ---
2013SEA33300000200 .000 .000 .000
2014SEA28400001300 .200 .000 .000
Total 91700001500 .125 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012SEAP30161871011 .944
2013SEAP333340132612 .975
2014SEAP282842172411 .976
Total  9177100376034 .970
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2012SEA3155100 1.74107005 .248519 11.7 .4030
2013SEA4257201 1.37520010 .220866 9.1 .3710
2014SEA2207158 1.3908002 .244709 9.6 .3740
Total 9619459 1.4615170017 .2352094 9.9 .3800
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/210
Birthdate:
4/12/1981
Age:
33
Hometown:
Tokyo, Japan
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Seattle Mariners
College:

MLB Experience:
3
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