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Koji Uehara
Birthdate: 4/3/1975 (41 y, 11 m, 27 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/190     Position: P
Contract: $6M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Uehara said he wants to pitch two more years at the MLB level, Carrie Muskat of MLB.com reports. (3/7/2017)
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: After seven seasons of dominant stateside relief, Koji Uehara for the first time looked mortal in 2016. At 41 years old, Uehara simply looked more frail. He would end the season with more innings pitched than he did in 2015, but there was a feeling that he couldn't go on back-to-back days as frequently, a feeling supported by his six-week second-half stint on the disabled list. That was an issue for Red Sox manager John Farrell, who isn't exactly known for his creativity, but it shouldn't be an issue for Cubs manager Joe Maddon. Looking back at Uehara's 2016 season, it looked exactly the same as 2014 and 2015 from a holds-plus-saves perspective. In 2014, his H+SV number was 27, then 25 in both 2015 and 2016. But if your league doesn't count holds, then his 2014-2016 totals were 26, 25 and seven. Obviously, seven saves isn't what you're looking for when you draft a closer. But that may be his reality in 2017 as well, now that his primary job will be to set up for Wade Davis. If Davis gets hurt again, Uehara could emerge as the team's closer, but given that Uehara will be 42 this season, Maddon could also turn to Hector Rondon, Carl Edwards Jr. or Pedro Strop instead. Predicting Maddon's behavior is generally not a fruitful endeavor, and as such, Uehara's value in saves-only leagues is limited. But if your league counts holds, feel free to scoop up Uehara.

The Quick Opinion: Koji Uehara spent the 2016 season as a set-up man to a newly-acquired closer. Koji Uehara will spend the 2017 season as a set-up man to a newly-acquired closer, with the only difference being that now he is also a newly-acquired player. If your league counts holds, Uehara will still be a valuable player. If it doesn't.......maybe?

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DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
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DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2013-09-11BOS@TBR01000200441317
2013-08-13BOS@TOR02101100241620
2013-05-22BOS@CHW000102002279
2013-05-19BOS@MIN01010300291423
2013-04-10BOSBAL0110010024812
2013-09-29BOS@BAL02010100111112
2013-09-20BOSTOR02210200191726
2013-07-03BOSSDP02100000181018
2013-06-30BOSTOR01210100151419
2013-05-29BOS@PHI01300100161420
2013-04-26BOSHOU02010100131417
2013-04-01BOS@NYY003020001055
2013-09-27BOS@BAL0101010007916
2013-09-22BOSTOR011001000189
2013-09-18BOSBAL0011010003912
2013-09-17BOSBAL01200100011112
2013-09-13BOSNYY002011000189
2013-09-10BOS@TBR01100200011213
2013-09-06BOS@NYY01000200011112
DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2013-09-05BOS@NYY00100200061420
2013-09-03BOSDET001002000279
2013-09-01BOSCHW00201100021315
2013-08-30BOSCHW01100200031417
2013-08-28BOSBAL011001000279
2013-08-24BOS@LAD02101100031215
2013-08-21BOS@SFG020001000066
2013-08-17BOSNYY00111200021113
2013-08-10BOS@KCR0210000004812
2013-08-07BOS@HOU00010300031619
2013-08-04BOSARI01200100031114
2013-08-03BOSARI0200000008816
2013-07-31BOSSEA01200300021719
2013-07-29BOSTBR001001100257
2013-07-27BOS@BAL00210100071118
2013-07-23BOSTBR0010020004711
2013-07-21BOSNYY00111200031013
2013-07-19BOSNYY020001000167
2013-07-14BOS@OAK03000210051621
DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2013-07-12BOS@OAK00000300041014
2013-07-11BOS@SEA0010120005813
2013-07-09BOS@SEA021010000167
2013-07-06BOS@LAA01020100031417
2013-07-05BOS@LAA020001000167
2013-07-02BOSSDP00101200031013
2013-06-28BOSTOR01000200021315
2013-06-27BOSTOR01000200061016
2013-06-26BOSCOL01000200031013
2013-06-20BOS@DET0110010001910
2013-06-18BOSTBR01111100082331
2013-06-15BOS@BAL00000300041115
2013-06-14BOS@BAL000001000033
2013-06-12BOS@TBR000001000033
2013-06-10BOS@TBR01401100031316
2013-06-09BOSLAA030000000131831
2013-06-06BOSTEX0010020003710
2013-06-05BOSTEX0020010003912
2013-06-01BOS@NYY0001020003912
DateTeamOppGSGBFBLDIFFBSOBUBUHRSBallsStrikesPitches
2013-05-24BOSCLE00400000051116
2013-05-17BOS@MIN00100200061016
2013-05-15BOS@TBR012001000101929
2013-05-09BOSMIN00000300041014
2013-05-05BOS@TEX02000110071017
2013-05-04BOS@TEX00300200031619
2013-05-02BOS@TOR01101200051015
2013-04-28BOSHOU02200000021214
2013-04-24BOSOAK00200200091625
2013-04-21BOSKCR02200100071421
2013-04-18BOS@CLE0010010004711
2013-04-17BOS@CLE01000200031114
2013-04-15BOSTBR0110010003912
2013-04-13BOSTBR002011000279
2013-04-11BOSBAL001100000448
2013-04-05BOS@TOR001002000279