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18 Hisashi Iwakuma SP

Seattle Mariners

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
31.00-204.351612

Player Updates

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Hisashi Iwakuma: Signs with the Yomiuri Giants
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iwakuma has signed a contract with the Yomiuri Giants for the 2019 season, the Kyodo News reports.

Iwakuma pitched in the minors in the Seattle organization last season as he worked his way back from September 2017 shoulder surgery. At age 37 next season, he seems unlikely to return to MLB. Iwakuma previously played in Japan for the Kintetsu Buffaloes (now Orix Buffaloes) and Rakuten Eagles.

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Hisashi Iwakuma: Heading overseas
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iwakuma (shoulder) will attempt to play in Japan in 2019, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Iwakuma has been sidelined all season while recovering from a shoulder injury, and this officially rules him out for the remainder of the year. Given his age (37) and recent injury history, this likely signals the end of Iwakuma's major-league career. The veteran right-hander posted a respectable 3.42 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 63-39 record across parts of six big-league seasons with the Mariners, highlighted by a 2012 All-Star appearance.

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Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma: Big-league return in '18 unlikely
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iwakuma (shoulder) is still considered a long shot to pitch in a major-league game in 2018 according to manager Scott Servais, David Gottlieb of MLB.com reports. "He'd love to get in a game at some point, but we really haven't talked about it," Servais said. "I think he felt OK and his stuff was just OK. It's been a long time since he's pitched, so the expectations need to be realistic."

Even if he never dons the Mariners uniform during what remains of the regular season, Iwakuma has seemingly made substantial progress by getting back into game action after a year-plus layoff. The veteran right-hander has managed to make three rehab starts for short-season Everett, offering mixed results. It remains to be seen if Iwakuma will try to resume his major-league quest again next spring, with the prospect of further strengthening his surgically repaired shoulder over the offseason certainly a factor working in his favor.

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Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma: Another encouraging rehab outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iwakuma (shoulder) tossed two scoreless innings in short-season Everett's loss to Vancouver on Friday, walking one and striking out two.

Iwakuma's hopes of pitching some big-league innings in 2018 remain alive following a second consecutive encouraging outing, one in which he worked up to a modest 20 pitches. Naturally, the level of competition is far from what he would face at the major-league level, but the fact his surgically repaired shoulder seems to be holding up well thus far is the most important takeaway from his first pair of minor-league outings. Iwakuma has now pitched three innings overall with Everett, and he could potentially be bumped up to a higher level in the organization for his next rehab appearance.

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Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma: Gets back in game action
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Iwakuma (shoulder) allowed an earned run on two hits over one inning in Low-A Everett's win over Hillsboro on Sunday.

The outing marked Iwakuma's first time back in game action since June 2017. The veteran right-hander's recovery from September 2017 surgery has endured a series of fits and starts, but he's consistently been trending in the right direction for some time, culminating in Sunday's appearance. Given the relatively short time remaining in the regular season -- as well as the fact Iwakuma faces multiple rehab appearances before activation can be seriously contemplated -- his chances of making it to the big-league roster this season appear minimal. However, manager Scott Servais hasn't ruled out the possibility, Jake Rill of MLB.com reports, commenting Sunday that he'd have "a better indication" after Sunday's appearance whether Iwakuma could still possibly help the Mariners this season.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Los Angeles 11.000 3.27046
vs LHB 11.200 6.94065
vs RHB 19.100 2.790611
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/4@HOU0106.04232
4/9@LAA0006.02132
4/16TEX0003.07602
4/21@OAK0105.15343
4/27@DET0005.23013
5/3LAA0005.06314
Two Week Schedule
JUNE
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W9-3
10
11
@MIN
L5-6
12
@MIN
W9-6
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@MIN
L5-10
14
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W9-2
15
@OAK
L2-11
16
@OAK
W6-3
17
KC
10:10 pm
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KC
10:10 pm
19
KC
6:40 pm
20
BAL
10:10 pm
21
BAL
10:10 pm
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BAL
4:10 pm
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012SEA95 3.1630160022 125.1117494417343101
2013SEA146 2.6633330000 219.2179696525242185
2014SEA159 3.5228280000 179.0167707020221154
2015SEA95 3.5420201100 129.2117535118121111
2016SEA1612 4.1233330000 199.0218959128546147
2017SEA02 4.35660000 31.0271615721216
Total 6339 3.421501361122 883.282535233611515185714
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2012SEA30000000000 --- --- ---
2013SEA33300000200 .000 .000 .000
2014SEA28400001300 .200 .000 .000
2015SEA20200000200 .000 .000 .000
2016SEA33200000100 .000 .000 .000
2017SEA6000000000 --- --- ---
Total 1501100001800 .083 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2012SEAP30161871011 .944
2013SEAP333340132612 .975
2014SEAP282842172411 .976
2015SEAP202027621011.000
2016SEAP3333301119011.000
2017SEAP66312011.000
Total  1501361605510237 .981
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
2015SEA1158108 1.5512001 .240516 9.6 .4020
2016SEA3198222 1.0084104 .282836 12.2 .4520
2017SEA03635 1.1712001 .237128 11.9 .4820
Total 131011824 1.3325251023 .2473574 10.4 .4030
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014AAA-Tacoma Rainiers00 4.5011000 4.06320002
2015ASX-Everett Aquasox00 2.4511000 3.23111003
2015AAA-Tacoma Rainiers10 0.9322000 9.281100210
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-3/210
Birthdate:
4/12/1981
Age:
38
Hometown:
Tokyo, Japan
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Seattle Mariners
College:

MLB Experience:
6