Koji Uehara

#19, RP, Boston
Koji Uehara
  • Height:
    6-2
  • Weight:
    195
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    April 3, 1975
  • Birth Place:
    Osaka, Japan
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted. Signed by the Baltimore Orioles
  • W
    5
  • L
    2
  • ERA
    1.27
  • K
    55
  • BB
    6


Player Notes
Koji Uehara will replace Masahiro Tanaka on the American League roster for the All-Star game.

Advice: Uehara is enjoying another fantastic year, owning a 1.30 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 52/6 K/BB ratio over 41 2/3 innings. The right-hander also has 18 saves in 19 chances. Unbelievably, the All-Star selection is his first.

More: MLB on Twitter

8 hours ago Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers would be interested in a handful of Red Sox relievers should they be made available.

Advice: Rosenthal lists Koji Uehara, Andrew Miller, Burke Badenhop and Craig Breslow as potential targets. Uehara, Miller and Badenhop are all slated for free agency after the season, while Breslow has a $100,000 buyout attached to a $4 million club option for 2015.

More: Ken Rosenthal on Twitter

Wed, Jul 9 Rotoworld
Koji Uehara admitted after Tuesday's game that the cause of his recent struggles might be related to "a little bit of fatigue."

Advice: Uehara allowed a run in a tie game Tuesday to pick up the loss and has been scored upon in three of his last seven appearances, giving up three homers over that stretch. He hasn't really been overworked over the two-week period, but age could be a factor for the 39-year-old. "I probably need to get younger," Uehara joked. Ultimately, the closer should be fine. He still sports a ridiculous 1.40 ERA, 0.75 WHIP and 49/5 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 frames this season.

More: Boston Herald

Tue, Jul 8 Rotoworld
Koji Uehara took his second loss of the season, allowing a run in the ninth inning in Tuesday's defeat at the hands of the Cubs.

Advice: It's notable simply because Uehara has been so good. The closer has been more human lately, having allowed runs in three out of his last seven appearances. The Cubs put runners on second and third to lead off the ninth inning, allowing Luis Valbuena to plate a run with a sacrifice fly. Uehara's numbers are still great, though, as he has a 1.40 ERA, a 0.75 WHIP, and a 49/5 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings.

Wed, Jul 2 Rotoworld
Koji Uehara worked a perfect ninth inning against the Yankees on Sunday, preserving a three-run lead and earning his 18th save of the season.

Advice: The 39-year-old hurler has once again been lights-out in the closer's role for the Red Sox, posting a 1.19 ERA, 0.72 WHIP and 48/5 K/BB ratio over 37 2/3 innings while converting all but one of his first 19 save chances.

Tue, Jul 1 Rotoworld
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Head-to-head vs. Chi White Sox

Head-to-head vs. Chi White Sox
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Career vs. CWS 11 0 1 1 4 0 2 0 0 13.0 9 3 3 1 0 17 2.08 0.69 .188
Home (this year) 25 0 4 2 7 0 0 0 0 25.1 14 3 3 2 4 35 1.07 0.71 .167
Day (this year) 16 0 3 0 6 1 0 0 0 17.1 10 4 4 4 4 21 2.08 0.81 .169
Last game vs. CWS 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
Jul 9 CWS W 5-4 W 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 2 18 1 0 42.2 1.27
Jul 6 Bal L 6-7 - 2.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 2 18 1 0 41.2 1.30
Jul 5 Bal W 3-2 W 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 2 18 1 0 39.2 1.36
Jul 1 ChC L 1-2 L 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 3 2 18 1 0 38.2 1.40
Jun 29 @NYY W 8-5 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 1 18 1 0 37.2 1.19
Jun 28 @NYY W 2-1 SV 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 1 17 1 0 36.2 1.23
Jun 25 @Sea W 5-4 SV 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 3 1 16 1 0 35.2 1.26
Jun 22 @Oak W 7-6 W 2.0 2 2 2 2 0 1 3 1 15 1 0 34.2 1.30
Jun 21 @Oak L 1-2 - 0.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 15 0 0 32.2 0.83
Jun 18 Min W 2-1 W 1.0 1 1 1 1 0 1 2 1 15 0 0 32.2 0.83
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2009 Bal 12 12 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 66.2 71 33 30 7 12 48 4.05 1.25 .270
2010 Bal 43 0 1 2 13 2 6 0 0 44.0 37 15 14 5 5 55 2.86 0.95 .220
2011 Bal 43 0 1 1 0 1 13 0 0 47.0 25 9 9 6 8 62 1.72 0.70 .152
2011 Tex 22 0 1 2 0 0 9 0 0 18.0 13 8 8 5 1 23 4.00 0.78 .191
2012 Tex 37 0 0 0 1 0 7 0 0 36.0 20 7 7 4 3 43 1.75 0.64 .160
2013 Bos 73 0 4 1 21 3 13 0 0 74.1 33 10 9 5 9 101 1.09 0.57 .130
2014 Bos 41 0 5 2 18 1 0 0 0 42.2 25 6 6 5 6 55 1.27 0.73 .171
Totals 271 12 14 12 53 7 48 0 0 328.2 224 88 83 37 44 387 2.27 0.82 .189
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 Bal 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Totals 271 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2009 Bal 12 P 12 66 0 5 5 0 1 1.000
2010 Bal 43 P 0 44 2 5 3 0 0 1.000
2011 Bal 43 P 0 47 1 3 2 0 0 1.000
2011 Tex 22 P 0 18 1 3 2 0 0 1.000
2012 Tex 37 P 0 36 4 6 1 1 0 .833
2013 Bos 73 P 0 74 2 9 7 0 0 1.000
2014 Bos 41 P 0 42 3 10 7 0 0 1.000
Totals 271 P 12 328 13 41 27 1 1 .976