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Koji Uehara
Birthdate: 4/3/1975 (41 y, 11 m, 19 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)
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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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SeasonMen on BaseIPERATBFH2B3BRERHRBBIBBHBPSOAVGOBPSLGwOBA
2009Men on Base28.2- - -11127912724131013.250.273.394.281
2010Men on Base15.2- - -6214021211220016.233.262.407.290
2011Men on Base23.2- - -83101188231027.125.159.244.170
2012Men on Base10.0- - -3771066310011.194.222.500.299
2013Men on Base21.0- - -7893065172028.127.208.217.184
2014Men on Base24.0- - -87145099150131.173.238.286.236
2015Men on Base14.2- - -591141117041015.200.259.321.245
2016Men on Base14.2- - -528101515531116.167.235.511.303
TotalMen on Base152.1- - -5691002459485152862157.186.233.344.245

SeasonMen on BaseK/9BB/9K/BBHR/9K%BB%K-BB%AVGWHIPBABIPLOB%FIPxFIP
2009Men on Base4.080.944.330.3111.7 %2.7 %9.0 %- - -1.05.27710.5 %2.964.66
2010Men on Base9.191.158.001.1525.8 %3.2 %22.6 %- - -1.02.28630.3 %3.083.21
2011Men on Base10.271.149.000.7632.5 %3.6 %28.9 %- - -0.55.15749.0 %2.222.77
2012Men on Base9.900.9011.002.7029.7 %2.7 %27.0 %- - -0.80.18252.6 %5.093.10
2013Men on Base12.003.004.000.4335.9 %9.0 %26.9 %- - -0.76.19168.5 %2.002.94
2014Men on Base11.631.886.200.3835.6 %5.8 %29.9 %- - -0.79.26559.1 %1.842.33
2015Men on Base9.202.453.750.0025.4 %6.8 %18.6 %- - -1.02.27526.7 %1.914.42
2016Men on Base9.821.845.333.0730.8 %5.8 %25.0 %- - -0.75.111-60.0 %6.213.71
TotalMen on Base9.281.655.610.8927.6 %4.9 %22.7 %- - -0.84.23233.0 %2.903.40

SeasonMen on BaseGB/FBLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBIFH%BUH%Pull%Cent%Oppo%Soft%Med%Hard%PitchesBallsStrikes
2009Men on Base0.7212.0 %37.0 %51.1 %21.3 %2.1 %11.8 %33.3 %44.2 %27.4 %28.4 %26.3 %57.9 %15.8 %412124288
2010Men on Base0.5216.7 %28.6 %54.8 %8.7 %8.7 %0.0 %50.0 %45.5 %25.0 %29.6 %20.5 %52.3 %27.3 %24982167
2011Men on Base0.4213.7 %25.5 %60.8 %22.6 %6.5 %15.4 %0.0 %39.6 %28.3 %32.1 %34.0 %47.2 %18.9 %32888240
2012Men on Base0.5416.7 %29.2 %54.2 %7.7 %23.1 %0.0 %0.0 %48.0 %44.0 %8.0 %12.0 %48.0 %40.0 %14741106
2013Men on Base0.589.5 %33.3 %57.1 %16.7 %4.2 %14.3 %0.0 %41.9 %39.5 %18.6 %25.6 %46.5 %27.9 %32494230
2014Men on Base0.9015.6 %40.0 %44.4 %15.0 %5.0 %0.0 %20.0 %52.0 %26.0 %22.0 %26.0 %50.0 %24.0 %338111227
2015Men on Base0.2416.2 %16.2 %67.6 %8.0 %0.0 %16.7 %33.3 %37.5 %35.0 %27.5 %22.5 %55.0 %22.5 %23170161
2016Men on Base0.5310.3 %31.0 %58.6 %5.9 %29.4 %0.0 %33.3 %50.0 %28.1 %21.9 %12.5 %40.6 %46.9 %21471143
TotalMen on Base0.5713.5 %31.2 %55.2 %15.0 %7.5 %8.0 %25.0 %44.5 %30.4 %25.1 %24.1 %51.1 %24.9 %22436811562