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66 Munenori Kawasaki SS

Chicago Cubs

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
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Key Stats
ABHRAVGRBIRSB
210.333132
Batting Summary
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2016CHC142137014520.462.429.333

Player Updates

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Munenori Kawasaki: Will return to Japan
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kawasaki will return to Japan to play for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, Mark Gonzales of The Chicago Tribune reports.

The 35-year-old infielder was released by the Cubs on Tuesday after appearing in 14 games for the club last year. Kawasaki put together a solid spring, compiling a .282 average and seven RBI over 17 games, but it appears he won't have any fantasy impact as he returns to his home country.

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Munenori Kawasaki: Released by Cubs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kawasaki was released by the Cubs on Tuesday, the Chicago Sun-Times' Gordon Wittenmyer reports.

The Cubs would have liked to keep Kawasaki in the organization, but he may have a better opportunity elsewhere. Regardless of where he ends up, his primary contributions will be infield defense and an excellent presence in the clubhouse, neither of which are rewarded in the majority of fantasy leagues.

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Cubs' Munenori Kawasaki: Collects two hits Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kawasaki started at shortstop and went 2-for-3 with four RBI in Monday's spring training victory over the Angels.

With Addison Russell out of the lineup again nursing a sore left arm, Kawasaki had a big day at the plate, The 35-year-old is fighting to make the 25-man roster out of spring training, but if he doesn't, he figures to be a reliable veteran option the Cubs could call on down the road.

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Cubs' Munenori Kawasaki: Recalled from Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Kawasaki was recalled from Triple-A Iowa on Tuesday, Patrick Mooney of CSN Chicago reports.

The 35-year-old didn't exactly kick the door in with Iowa -- he hit just .255/.352/.312 with the top affiliate -- but he can play the middle infield positions and is a clubhouse favorite. He will likely be used sparingly down the stretch.

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Cubs' Munenori Kawasaki: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kawasaki was optioned to Triple-A Iowa on Friday.

The 35-year-old infielder has seen just 38 big league plate appearances since the start of the 2015 season, and sticks around primarily because of his defensive versatility and his excellent presence in the clubhouse. He will return to serving as organizational depth at Iowa.

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Situational Stats
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Last 7 Games
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9/27@PIT3210020
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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012SEA6110413200781822 .257 .202 .192
2013TOR962402755124324171 .326 .308 .229
2014TOR822403162017224910 .327 .296 .258
2015TOR232866024601 .313 .286 .214
2016CHC142137014520 .462 .429 .333
Total 2766338015015170119124 .320 .289 .237
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012SEA2B10419613031.000
2012SEA3B1000000 ---
2012SEASS382511550650131.000
2013TOR2B181672264516 .986
2013TORSS605122079136539 .977
2014TOR2B644922278139528 .977
2014TOR3B19184563721 .956
2014TORSS42422001.000
2015TOR2B17838929061.000
2015TOR3B32514001.000
2016CHC2B10425101416 .960
2016CHC3B1000000 ---
Total  23617976526748414102 .982
More Batting Stats
YearTeam2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2012SEA102102102
2013TOR6574310405
2014TOR717118303
2015TOR20802001
2016CHC20900101
Total 1861834229012
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013AAA-Buffalo Bisons25609150003141230 .400 .250 .250
2014AAA-Buffalo Bisons4411612321110981711 .320 .388 .276
2015AAA-Buffalo Bisons6219618488008243284 .332 .286 .245
Total 13137239951910204661125 .319 .312 .255
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/170
Birthdate:
6/3/1981
Age:
35
Hometown:
Kagoshima, Japan
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
Chicago Cubs
College:

MLB Experience:
5