Hideki Matsui # - OF

  • Age: 40
  • DOB: 1974/06/12
  • POB: Kanazawa, Japan
  • Height: 6-2 Weight: 210lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • MLB Seasons: 10
  • Signed by NY Yankees in 2002.

Scouting Report

AssetsAn excellent hitter, he had a great approach at the plate, waited for his pitch, took a quick, short swing and produced consistently with power. He was also a clutch performer.
FlawsInjury-prone, he lost range in the field with age. Therefore, he was pretty much reduced to designated hitter duties in the American League towards the tail end of his career.
Career potentialQuality, clutch slugger.

Honours and Awards

2009World Series Most Valuable Player
2004Named to the All-Star Game
2003Named to the All-Star Game

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/07/28Announced his retirement.
2013/07/28Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees to a one-day contract.
2012/12/27Announced his retirement.
2012/08/01Released by the Tampa Bay Rays.
2012/07/25Designated for assignment by the Tampa Bay Rays.
2012/07/14Missed 3 games (left hamstring injury).
2012/07/07Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2012/07/05Missed 2 games (left hamstring injury).
2012/07/03Left hamstring injury, day-to-day.
2012/05/29Contract purchased from Durham (AAA).
2012/04/30Signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a minor league contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2010/12/14Signed as a free agent by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2009/12/16Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a one-year contract.
2009/08/18Missed 3 games (left knee injury).
2009/08/16Left knee injury, day-to-day.
2009/05/14Missed 1 game (hamstring).
2009/05/13Hamstring, day-to-day.
2008/09/29Missed the last 6 regular season games (left knee surgery).
2008/09/22Left knee surgery, day-to-day.
2008/09/21Missed 4 games (left knee injury).
2008/09/17Left knee injury, day-to-day.
2008/08/19Missed 48 games (knee injury).
2008/06/27Knee injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 23rd, 2008).
2008/06/20Missed 2 games (left knee injury).
2008/06/18Left knee injury, day-to-day.
2007/08/08Missed 1 game (knee injury).
2007/08/07Knee injury, day-to-day.
2007/04/23Missed 13 games (hamstring).
2007/04/08Hamstring, 15-day DL.
2006/09/12Missed 110 games (broken wrist).
2006/05/12Broken wrist, 15-day DL.
2006/05/11Broken wrist, day-to-day.
2005/11/15Re-signed by the New York Yankees to a four-year contract.
2002/12/19Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees to a three-year contract.


2012/04/30Signed by the Tampa Bay Rays to a minor league contract.
2010/12/14Signed as a free agent by the Oakland Athletics.
2009/12/16Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
2009/12/14Signed as a free agent by the Anaheim Angels.
2002/12/19Signed as a free agent by the New York Yankees.

Career Stats

2012Tampa BayAL34957141027822000.
2010LA AngelsAL145482551322412184679801-.274.361.459.820
2009NY YankeesAL1424566212521128906475010.274.367.509.876
2008NY YankeesAL933374399170945384700-.294.370.424.794
2007NY YankeesAL143547100156284251037373423.285.367.488.855
2006NY YankeesAL511723252908292723101.302.393.494.887
2005NY YankeesAL162629108192453231166378223.305.367.496.863
2004NY YankeesAL1625841091743423110888103307.298.390.522.912
2003NY YankeesAL16362382179421161066386228.287.353.435.788


GP - games played
AB - at bats
R - runs
H - hits
TB - total bases
2B - doubles
3B - triples
HR - home runs
RBI - runs batted in
BB - walks or base on balls
SO - strikeouts
SB - stolen bases
CS - caught stealing
E - errors
AVG - average
OBP - on-base percentage
SLG - slugging perentage

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