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Hisashi Iwakuma

#18, SP, Seattle
Hisashi Iwakuma
  • Height:
    6-3
  • Weight:
    210
  • Bats:
    R
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    April 12, 1981
  • Birth Place:
    Tokyo, Japan
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    Undrafted
  • W
    2
  • L
    2
  • ERA
    4.47
  • K
    45
  • BB
    9


Player Notes
Hisashi Iwakuma turned in a dominant performance in earning a no-decision against the Twins on Sunday, allowing just three hits and one run over 8 2/3 innings before the Mariners picked up a 4-1 win in extra innings.

Advice: Iwakuma struck out eight and walked one in the spectacular performance, but he would not earn a victory. After Nelson Cruz homered in the top of the ninth to give the Mariners a 1-0 lead, Iwakuma would trot out to try for the complete game and subsequently allow a solo home run to Brian Dozier. The Mariners would eventually win 4-1 in 11 innings. No-decision aside, it was a great start. He's been inconsistent since returning from injury in early July, but outings like this are a reminder that expectations should be initially tempered when a player returns from a long stint on the disabled list. For the season, Iwakuma holds a 4.31 ERA and 1.12 WHIP. There's still room for improvement on that ERA mark. He'll try to build off Sunday's strong start when he faces the Rangers in Seattle next time he toes the rubber.

Sun, Aug 2 Rotoworld
According to Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports, the Mariners are telling teams that they plan to keep Hisashi Iwakuma.

Advice: Seattle is well under .500 and Iwakuma is due to become a free agent this offseason, so it's an odd stance for the M's to take. The 34-year-old right-hander has posted a rough-looking 5.10 ERA in 47 2/3 innings this summer, but his peripherals are much better and he'd surely fetch some prospects in this market.

More: Jeff Passan on Twitter

Thu, Jul 30 Rotoworld
Hisashi Iwakuma served up six runs to the Diamondbacks in 5 2/3 innings, leaving with a loss on Tuesday.

Advice: Iwakuma was on a roll entering Tuesday's outing, with three quality outings in a row. But the D'Backs weren't impressed, pounding out 10 hits against the right-hander. He also walked one and struck out five as he watched his ERA balloon to 5.10. Iwakuma will try to right his ship when he takes the mound against the Twins in Minnesota.

Tue, Jul 28 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners have heard from "several teams" interested in Hisashi Iwakuma.

Advice: However, Morosi adds that Seattle "still hasn't committed firmly to trading him." The Mariners are, at best, on the fringe of the Wild Card race and Iwakuma is a free agent after this season, but it doesn't appear they're ready to give up yet. Iwakuma has been limited to just seven starts this season due to injury but has been really good the last three times out, allowing a total of just four runs.

More: Jon Morosi on Twitter

Mon, Jul 27 Rotoworld

Next Game- Scheduled Next Start 8/8 vs. TEX

Home Score Away

Tuesday, August 4

Head-to-head vs. Colorado

Head-to-head vs. Colorado
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
Away (this year) 4 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 26.1 20 9 9 4 6 25 3.08 0.99 .206
Night (this year) 6 6 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 35.0 41 24 23 10 6 25 5.91 1.34 .295
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
Aug 2 @Min W 4-1 - 8.2 3 1 1 1 1 8 2 2 0 0 0 56.1 4.47
Jul 28 Ari L 4-8 L 5.2 10 6 6 1 1 5 2 2 0 0 0 47.2 5.10
Jul 23 @Det W 3-2 - 7.0 6 2 2 0 2 7 2 1 0 0 0 42.0 4.50
Jul 18 @NYY W 4-3 W 5.2 5 2 2 1 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 35.0 4.89
Jul 11 LAA W 5-0 W 8.0 3 0 0 0 2 6 1 1 0 0 0 29.1 5.22
Jul 6 Det L 5-12 - 5.0 8 5 5 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 21.1 7.17
Apr 20 Hou L 5-7 - 5.1 5 4 4 2 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 16.1 6.61
Apr 14 @LAD L 5-6 - 5.0 6 4 4 2 3 5 0 1 0 0 0 11.0 6.55
Apr 8 LAA L 3-5 L 6.0 9 5 4 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 0 6.0 6.00
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
2012 Sea 30 16 9 5 2 0 0 0 0 125.1 117 49 44 17 43 101 3.16 1.28 .248
2013 Sea 33 33 14 6 0 0 0 0 0 219.2 179 69 65 25 42 185 2.66 1.01 .220
2014 Sea 28 28 15 9 0 0 0 0 0 179.0 167 70 70 20 21 154 3.52 1.05 .244
2015 Sea 9 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 56.1 55 29 28 12 9 45 4.47 1.14 .256
Totals 100 86 40 22 2 0 0 0 0 580.1 518 217 207 74 115 485 3.21 1.09 .237
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2013 Sea 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2014 Sea 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
2015 Sea 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Totals 5 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 .000 .100 .000 .100
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2012 Sea 30 P 16 125 7 18 10 1 1 .944
2013 Sea 33 P 33 219 13 40 26 1 2 .975
2014 Sea 28 P 28 179 17 42 24 1 1 .976
2015 Sea 9 P 9 56 3 12 9 0 1 1.000
Totals 100 P 86 580 40 112 69 3 5 .973