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Hideki Matsui # - OF

  • Age: 39
  • 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.

Trades

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

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2012Tampa BayAL34957141027822000.147.214.221.435
2012DurhamAAA134738200441000-.170.231.213.444
2011OaklandAL1415175813028012725684111.251.321.375.696
2010LA AngelsAL145482551322412184679801-.274.361.459.820
2009NY YankeesAL1424566212521128906475010.274.367.509.876
2008NY YankeesAL933374399170945384700-.294.370.424.794
2008TampaA3812001120000.250.400.6251.025
2007NY YankeesAL143547100156284251037373423.285.367.488.855
2007TampaA2612000000000.333.333.333.666
2006NY YankeesAL511723252908292723101.302.393.494.887
2005NY YankeesAL162629108192453231166378223.305.367.496.863
2004NY YankeesAL1625841091743423110888103307.298.390.522.912
2003NY YankeesAL16362382179421161066386228.287.353.435.788
2002YomiuriJPL14050011216727150107114104302.334.458.6921.150
2001YomiuriJPL1404811071602333610412096336.333.461.6171.078
2000YomiuriJPL13547411615032142108106108522.316.436.6541.090
1999YomiuriJPL13547110014324242959399041.304.414.6311.045
1998YomiuriJPL13548710314224334100104101354.292.413.563.976
1997YomiuriJPL135484931441803710310084937.298.414.564.978
1996YomiuriJPL1304879715334138997198726.314.396.6221.018
1995YomiuriJPL1315017614231122806293973.283.363.481.844
1994YomiuriJPL13050370148234206657101635.294.365.475.840
1993YomiuriJPL5718427419011271750101.223.296.451.747
TotalAL1236444265612532491217576054768913923.282.360.462.822
TotalAAA134738200441000-.170.231.213.444
TotalA51424001120000.286.375.500.875
TotalJPL12684572901139024516332889844934462937.304.410.582.992

Legend:

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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