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Junichi Tazawa
P | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 200LBS | Age: 35

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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 1 1 7.07 31 0 0 28.0 28 1.82
9 Seasons 21 26 4.12 388 4 4 395.1 374 1.32
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 31 1-1 7.07 28.0 28 1.82
9 Seasons 388 21-26 4.12 395.1 374 1.32

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 29 954 177 12 6.8 88.5 116.5 15.5 32.8 .238 .413 .323 .301 .368 35.1 22.7 5.3 4.14 3.91
2016 30 838 139 11 7.9 90.3 110.7 16.9 36.7 .245 .438 .312 .315 .400 39.6 26 6.7 4.17 4.34
2017 31 962 176 7 4 88.1 108.9 15.5 36.4 .253 .404 .324 .315 .340 34.1 16 9.2 5.69 4.36
2018 32 501 90 8 8.9 91.9 114.5 20.2 42.2 .286 .531 .402 .378 .452 47.8 20.9 11.9 7.07 6.48
3255 582 38 6.5 89.3 116.5 16.5 36.3 .251 .435 .333 .321 .380 37.8 21.3 7.9
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Tazawa relies on 4 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(57.7%) ,
Curveball
(21.2%) ,
Forkball
(16.8%) ,
Slider
(4.4%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2018 4-Seam Fastball 289 172 117 57.7 91.5 91 80 26 13 7 0 6 11 71 0.325 0.317 0.638 0.575 0.428 0.406 92.3 23 2253 5.4 8.3 13.1
2018 Curveball 106 70 36 21.2 74.5 14 12 3 2 1 0 0 4 8 0.250 0.193 0.333 0.256 0.313 0.265 88.3 22 2571 4.8 20.6 16.7
2018 Forkball 84 42 42 16.8 86.3 22 20 5 1 3 0 1 12 8 0.250 0.215 0.550 0.546 0.365 0.352 91.7 7 1677 5.1 42.9 30.0
2018 Slider 22 20 2 4.4 78.6 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 1 3 0.250 0.290 0.500 0.409 0.312 0.305 91.0 10 2669 5.0 25.0 11.1
2017 4-Seam Fastball 544 290 254 56.6 92.8 136 122 31 19 5 1 6 19 106 0.254 0.244 0.459 0.406 0.327 0.312 88.5 19 2268 5.4 12.4 10.7
2017 Forkball 247 103 144 25.7 87.2 67 62 16 13 2 0 1 16 46 0.258 0.215 0.339 0.311 0.288 0.257 85.8 7 1635 5.2 32.6 14.4
2017 Curveball 169 100 69 17.6 76.5 30 26 8 4 3 0 1 3 23 0.308 0.391 0.538 0.628 0.400 0.467 90.8 16 2657 5.0 21.3 9.4
2017 Slider 1 1 0 0.1 81.7 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.000 0.027 0.000 0.052 0.000 0.031 82.0 33 2817 5.2 0.0 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 41.8 26.6 22 9.6 31.6 38.4 29.9 4 30.5 27.1 25.4 4.5 6.8
2016 40.3 27.3 23.7 8.6 36 37.4 26.6 0 31.7 28.1 23.7 7.9 7.9
2017 38.1 25 29.5 7.4 36.9 39.8 23.3 3.4 28.4 29.5 27.3 6.3 4
2018 27.8 32.2 31.1 8.9 46.7 30 23.3 2.2 15.6 32.2 27.8 12.2 8.9
38.1 27.1 26.1 8.6 36.6 37.3 26.1 2.6 27.8 28.9 25.9 7 6.5
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2018 Curveball LAA R 105 74.5 67.2 4.6 7 10.1 0.2 2
2018 Slider LAA R 22 78.6 59.5 13.6 30 6.7 -2.6 -28
2018 4-Seamer LAA R 289 91.5 17.6 -0.3 -2 8.3 0.5 6
2017 4-Seamer MIA R 544 92.8 14.9 0.4 3 7.3 -1.4 -16
2017 Slider MIA R 1 81.7 44.7 4.2 10 10.5 4.2 67
2017 Curveball MIA R 169 76.5 62.6 4.6 8 11.2 2.2 24
2016 4-Seamer BOS R 411 93.4 13.7 0.5 4 7.6 -1.2 -14
2016 Curveball BOS R 113 76.1 65.1 7.2 12 9.2 1.3 16
2016 Sinker BOS R 3 92.3 17.3 -3.5 -17 13.1 -1.6 -11
2016 Slider BOS R 95 80.7 55.3 12.8 30 9.1 3.6 65
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2018 Slider 3.6 1 22 4.4 4 0.25 0.5 0.313 25 25 11.1 0.29 0.408 0.305 66.7
2018 Curveball 1.1 1 106 21.2 14 0.25 0.333 0.318 20.6 28.6 16.7 0.193 0.256 0.266 25
2018 4-Seamer 1.8 5 289 57.7 91 0.325 0.637 0.431 8.3 12.1 13.1 0.317 0.575 0.407 47.9
2017 Slider -8.9 0 1 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.027 0.052 0.031 0
2017 Curveball 1.8 3 169 17.6 30 0.308 0.538 0.405 21.3 10 9.4 0.391 0.628 0.466 43.5
2017 4-Seamer -0.6 -3 544 56.5 136 0.254 0.459 0.333 12.4 14 10.7 0.244 0.406 0.313 34.9
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2009 127 493 2 2 2 4 10
2012 172 656 -8 -3 4 3 -5
2013 310 1162 -7 -13 6 3 -11
2014 260 986 -3 -5 4 3 -1
2015 242 944 -6 0 8 3 4
2016 205 831 1 -5 3 3 2
2017 234 962 0 -8 6 4 2
2018 131 501 7 -4 4 4 11
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 954 49.1 69.5 83.6 30.2 54.8 38.9 64 49.7 25.1 7.6 81.9
2016 838 46.6 68.1 79.6 32.7 57.5 41.9 62.5 49.3 28.1 7.4 80.6
2017 962 48 70.3 87.4 29 66.9 41.8 62.2 48.9 18.9 8.3 81.3
2018 501 51.3 68.5 88.1 24.6 66.7 40.3 58.2 47.1 16.5 7.8 87.2
3255 48.5 69.2 84.5 29.7 60.6 40.8 62.2 48.9 22.8 7.8 82.2
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 49 48 24 12 76 55 14 34 35 66 83 70 49 73 69 93
2016 38 47 22 13 66 65 12 6 13 82 68 83 38 60 43 83
2017 44 38 44 55 31 84 85 25 41 14 34 14 44 51 61 79
2018 32 54 66
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.2 93.4 -0.8 92.8 -0.6 -1.3
Offspeed Velocity 87.5 87.6 0.1 87.2 -0.4 -0.9
Breaking Velocity 78.6 78.2 -0.4 76.6 -1.6 -1.4
Exit Velocity 88.5 90.3 1.8 88.1 -2.2 3.8
Launch Angle 15.5 16.9 1.4 15.5 -1.4 4.7
Barrel % 6.8 7.9 1.1 4 -3.9 4.9
Hard Hit % 35.1 39.6 4.5 34.1 -5.5 13.7
Sweet Spot % 32.8 36.7 3.9 36.4 -0.3 5.8
xBA 0.238 0.245 0.007 0.253 0.008 0.033
BA 0.28 0.245 -0.035 0.261 0.016 0.041
xwOBA 0.301 0.315 0.014 0.315 0 0.063
wOBA 0.323 0.312 -0.011 0.324 0.012 0.078
xSLG 0.413 0.438 0.025 0.404 -0.034 0.127
SLG 0.431 0.432 0.001 0.431 -0.001 0.155
K% 22.7 26 3.3 16 -10 4.9
BB% 5.3 6.7 1.4 9.2 2.5 2.7
Swing % 49.7 49.3 -0.4 48.9 -0.4 -1.8
Whiff% 25.1 28.1 3 18.9 -9.2 -2.4
In Zone % 49.1 46.6 -2.5 48 1.4 3.3
Out of Zone % 50.9 53.4 2.5 52 -1.4 -3.3
Out of Zone Swing % 30.2 32.7 2.5 29 -3.7 -4.4
First Pitch Swing % 34.8 31.7 -3.1 29.8 -1.9 1.5
First Pitch Strike % 64 62.5 -1.5 62.2 -0.3 -4
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 204 .316 114 0 0.0 90 31 34.4
2017 233 .326 117 2 1.7 116 16 13.8
2018 131 .402 79 5 6.3 52 12 23.1

Pitch Distribution