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1 Shun Yamaguchi RP

Toronto Blue Jays

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

September 29, 2020 01:20 PM
Blue Jays' Shun Yamaguchi: Excluded from wild-card roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yamaguchi will not be a part of the Blue Jays' wild-card roster.

Yamaguchi struggled significantly in his first season stateside, posting an 8.06 ERA and a 1.75 WHIP in 25.2 innings of relief. His 14.2 percent walk rate appeared to be his biggest problem. He could join the roster in the future if another pitcher gets injured, but there's no guarantee he'll be the top replacement.

August 31, 2020 01:28 PM
Blue Jays' Shun Yamaguchi: Likely bulk reliever Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yamaguchi is expected to work as a primary pitcher in Tuesday's game against the Marlins in Miami, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Toronto patched one of the holes in its rotation when it acquired Taijuan Walker on Thursday, but the team still appears to be leaning toward bullpen days when the fifth starter's turn comes up. Assuming he isn't needed in relief Monday against the Orioles, Yamaguchi lines up as the logical option to handle the bulk of the innings Tuesday behind an opener, most likely Julian Merryweather. Yamaguchi shined in long relief in his last appearance Aug. 26 against Boston, giving up a run over four innings en route to claiming his first big-league win.

August 28, 2020 01:08 AM
Blue Jays' Shun Yamaguchi: Picks up first career win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yamaguchi (1-2) allowed one run on two hits (one home run) and two walks while striking out two across four innings of work as he earned the win over the Red Sox on Wednesday.

Yamaguchi entered the game to begin the third after Julian Merryweather hurled two innings of scoreless work. The right-hander gave up a solo home run to Mitch Moreland in the fourth but otherwise faced very little pressure by the Red Sox hitters. The tandem of Merryweather and Yamaguchi proved to be effective Wednesday and it wouldn't be a surprise if manager Charlie Montoyo opted to roll with them again for at least another turn with the Blue Jays down three regulars in the starting rotation.

August 21, 2020 02:52 PM
Blue Jays' Shun Yamaguchi: Shines in long relief
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yamaguchi tossed 2.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen Thursday in the Blue Jays' 9-8 win over the Phillies in the second half of a doubleheader. He allowed no hits and two walks and struck out four.

With starter Trent Thornton recording just two outs in the contest before exiting, the Blue Jays were forced to treat the second half of the doubleheader as a bullpen game. Three relievers covered at least an inning behind Thornton, and none were better than Yamaguchi, who tossed a season-high 54 pitches. The NPB veteran was expected to vie for a rotation spot after inking a two-year deal with Toronto over the winter, but the Blue Jays' ample starting depth prompted the team to shift him to the bullpen in spring training. He was roughed up in his first two MLB appearances, but Yamaguchi has looked sharp over his last five outings, giving up one run in 7.2 innings and striking out 10.

July 16, 2020 04:36 PM
Blue Jays' Shun Yamaguchi: Appears destined for bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yamaguchi is expected to fill a relief role for the Blue Jays to begin the season, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.

Yamaguchi's past success in Japan as both a starter and reliever was a big selling point when he was posted this winter, but for now, Toronto looks committed to using him out of the bullpen. Though Chase Anderson (oblique) is on track to open the season on the injured list, Yamaguchi doesn't appear to be garnering any consideration for replacing him in the rotation on the heels of a rough spring training, as Davidi names Anthony Kay, Ryan Borucki and Nate Pearson as the most likely fill-in candidates. Instead, look for the Blue Jays to use Yamaguchi mostly in lower-leverage spots initially as he continues to get acclimated to the North American game.

March 1, 2020 08:56 PM
Blue Jays' Shun Yamaguchi: Strong second outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yamaguchi allowed one run over three innings while striking out three in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Phillies, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.

The Japanese import's second spring outing went much better than his first, as Yamaguchi was able to locate his fastball effectively and set up hitters for his splitter. The 32-year-old remains in a battle with Trent Thornton and others for the No. 5 spot in the Jays' rotation.

February 27, 2020 03:56 PM
Blue Jays' Shun Yamaguchi: Still adjusting to MLB routine
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Yamaguchi struggled in his first spring action Monday, giving up three hits, a walk and a HBP among the seven batters he faced, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet reports.

The 32-year-old came over from Japan in the offseason and is still adjusting to his new environment. Yamaguchi would have had two more weeks of spring training under his belt at this point in the NPB, and he's also getting used to a new ball -- MLB's is slightly larger but with lower seams. He's still in the running for the No. 5 starter role to begin the season, but it's more likely he begins the year in the bullpen, with Trent Thornton currently considered the favorite for the final rotation spot.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultWLSIPHERBBKS
09/27vs BALL 5-712.04310
09/25vs BALW 10-50.24400
09/21vs NYYW 11-50.10001
09/20@ PHIW 6-30.20022
09/18@ PHIL 7-80.10010
09/15@ NYYL 6-201.12742
09/08vs NYYW 2-112.03113
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Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2020TOR248.06170000125.7282523621726
2019TOR00---00000000000000
Total248.1700000125.3282523621726
More Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGWHIPPAMB9
2020TOR021260.8000112.2831.75312016.48
2019TOR000---00000------0---
Total021260.8001112.2831.77612016.70
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-2/215
Birthdate:
07/11/1987
Age:
33
Hometown:
Olta, Japan
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Toronto Blue Jays
College:

MLB Experience:
0