MLB

Kosuke Fukudome # - OF

  • Age: 37
  • DOB: 1977/04/26
  • POB: Osaki, Japan
  • Height: 6-0 Weight: 200lbs
  • Bats/Throws: L/R
  • MLB Seasons: 5
  • Signed by Chicago Cubs in 2007.

Scouting Report

AssetsIs a very patient batter who loves to take walks and has the pop to pile up doubles and a few dingers. Athletic, he can play any outfield position well.
FlawsDespite great plate patience, he makes only average contact as a batter and doesn't have a lot of home-run power. Can also be streaky at the plate.
Career potentialVersatile outfielder with on-base skills.

Honours and Awards

2009World Baseball Classic champion
2008Named to the All-Star Game

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2013/01/09Signed with Hanshin (Japanese League).
2012/09/03Released by the New York Yankees.
2012/07/13Signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2012/06/26Released by the Chicago White Sox.
2012/06/22Missed 15 games (back spasms).
2012/06/22Designated for assignment by the Chicago White Sox.
2012/06/07Back spasms, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 4th, 2012).
2012/06/05Back spasms, day-to-day.
2012/02/14Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox to a one-year contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/07/28Acquired from the Chicago Cubs.
2011/04/16Missed 4 games (hamstring).
2011/04/11Hamstring, day-to-day.
2010/10/03Missed the last 4 regular season games (left knee injury).
2010/09/30Left knee injury, day-to-day.
2008/06/27Missed 1 game (calf injury).
2008/06/26Calf injury, day-to-day.
2008/04/21Missed 1 game (eye injury).
2008/04/20Eye injury, day-to-day.
2007/12/12Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs to a four-year contract.

Trades

2012/07/13Signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2012/02/14Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox.
2011/07/28Cleveland Indians traded Abner Abreu and Carlton Smith to the Chicago Cubs for Kosuke Fukudome and cash.
2007/12/12Signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs.

Career Stats

YearTeamLeagueGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSEAVGOBPSLGOPS
2012Chicago WSAL244127100489010.171.294.195.489
2012Scranton/WBAAA39127173551216372511-.276.440.378.818
2012CharlotteAAA4130200003400-.154.313.154.467
2011ClevelandAL5923726591215221553242.249.300.371.671
2011Chicago CubsNL8729333801523134657222.273.374.369.743
2011Total ChN/CleMLB1465305913927383561110464.262.342.370.712
2010Chicago CubsNL13035845942021344646778-.263.371.439.810
2009Chicago CubsNL146499791293851154931126102.259.375.421.796
2008Chicago CubsNL15050179129253105881104124-.257.359.379.738
2007ChunichiJPL8126964792201348696652-.294.443.520.963
2006ChunichiJPL1304961171744753110476941121.351.438.6531.091
2005ChunichiJPL14251510216939628103931281350.328.430.5901.020
2004ChunichiJPL92350619719723814893831.277.367.569.936
2003ChunichiJPL14052810716530113496781181054.312.401.6041.005
2002ChunichiJPL1405428518642319655696424.343.406.537.943
2001ChunichiJPL120375519422215565690846.251.352.440.792
2000ChunichiJPL973165080182134245798514.253.350.446.796
1999ChunichiJPL132461761312521652501214719.284.359.451.810
TotalMLB5961929264498111134219530740229296.258.359.395.754
TotalAL8327828661315262362252.237.299.345.644
TotalNL513165123643298123716928434027244.262.369.403.772
TotalAAA43140173751216402911-.264.429.357.786
TotalJPL10743852713117526438192647571885713549.305.397.543.940

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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