Daisuke Matsuzaka Stats & Bio

Daisuke Matsuzaka Stats & Bio

Daisuke Matsuzaka

$51 Million for a conversation? Wow! Even a pre-plastic surgery Demi Moore at a $1 million a night is starting to look like a bargin…

Here are Matsuzaka’s peripheral stats for each year he pitched in the Japanese League:

Year

Age

ERA

CG

IP

H9

HR9

BB9

K9

WHIP

1999

18

2.6

6

180

6.2

0.7

4.35

7.55

1.17

2000

19

3.97

6

167.2

7.09

0.64

5.1

7.73

1.35

2002

21

3.68

2

73.1

7.36

1.6

1.84

9.57

1.02

2003

22

2.83

8

194

7.65

0.6

2.92

9.97

1.18

2004

23

2.9

10

146

7.83

0.43

2.59

7.83

1.16

2005

24

2.3

15

215

7.2

0.54

2.05

9.46

1.03

2006

25

2.13

12

186.1

6.71

x

1.59

9.66

0.923

God, these are some solid stats all the way through. Matsuzaka did not play in 2001 and returned in 2002. This would have to be viewed

as the turning point in his career. Even though his ERA in 2002 was higher than his rookie campaign on 1999, his BB and K per 9 improved drastically. From there on out, he posted a solid K/BB ratio, and gave up under 8 hits per 9 innings. It took me a while to track down his 2006 stats, but they were clearly the best of his career. He’s been a complete game machine the last three seasons, and hopefully this doesn’t impact his career going forward.

I’m not going to go in-depth as to how these stats will translate over to the MLB. Many are doing this, and I don’t think anyone has developed a decent formula that will convert the above into major league statistics. One thing is certain, he’s dominated his league, and he can’t do any more than that. Will he be worth over $100 million over six years when it’s all said in done?

As for the Bio, Calman wrote a great Bio on Matsuzaka a few months back. To check it out you can click on the link.

Daisuke Matsuzaka Bio

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  • Early

    This is a terrible way to go about signing Japanese players. MLB should ban this practise and not allow teams to bid for as you say “a converstation”.