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Hisashi Iwakuma
ERA W-L K
3.54 9-5 111
Team: SeattleHt / Wt: 6-3 / 210 NFBC ADP: 140.82
Position: SPBorn: 4/12/1981 Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Mariners (2012)


Latest News
Dec. 18 10:45 PM PT11:45 PM MT12:45 AM CT1:45 AM ET1:45 ET6:45 GMT14:45 11:45 PM MST1:45 AM EST2:15 AM VEN10:45 UAE12:45 AM CT-The Mariners re-signed Iwakuma late Thursday night, locking up the right-hander for 2016 with options for the 2017 and 2018 seasons - financial terms were not announced. The team posted a video on Twitter of general manager Jerry Dipoto announcing the signing at the club's holiday party.
Analysis: Finding a way to re-sign Iwakuma was a priority for Seattle entering the offseason. But reports surfaced earlier this month that Iwakuma and the Dodgers had agreed to a contract, leading the Mariners to trade for left-handed starter Wade Miley from Boston. But Iwakuma's deal with the Dodgers was never finalized and the 34-year-old was suddenly available again.
Dec. 7 8:08 AM PT9:08 AM MT10:08 AM CT11:08 AM ET11:08 ET16:08 GMT0:08 9:08 AM MST11:08 AM EST11:38 AM VEN20:08 UAE10:08 AM CT-Iwakuma has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $45 million contract with the Dodgers.
Analysis: Iwakuma, who turns 35 in April, fills the rotation spot vacated by Zack Greinke's departure to division-rival Arizona. The Japanese right-hander comes to L.A. off a successful four-year tenure in Seattle, where he compiled a 47-25 record and a 3.17 ERA over 111 appearances (97 starts).
Sep. 23 12:28 PM PT1:28 PM MT2:28 PM CT3:28 PM ET15:28 ET19:28 GMT3:28 12:28 PM MST2:28 PM EST2:58 PM VEN23:28 UAE2:28 PM CT-Iwakuma dominated the Royals on Tuesday.
Analysis: Iwakuma, who is 7-2 in his past nine starts, curbed the Royals on three singles over seven scoreless innings. He has allowed one run and 10 hits in 13 innings in his past two starts, while striking out 19 and walking one.
Sep. 7 12:40 PM PT1:40 PM MT2:40 PM CT3:40 PM ET15:40 ET19:40 GMT3:40 12:40 PM MST2:40 PM EST3:10 PM VEN23:40 UAE2:40 PM CT-Iwakuma won for the fifth time in six starts after holding Oakland to a run in 6 1-3 innings Sunday.
Analysis: Iwakuma owns a 2.98 ERA over his last seven starts, highlighted by his Aug. 12 no-hitter against Baltimore, and has held opponents to a .190 average over that span.
Aug. 30 11:41 AM PT12:41 PM MT1:41 PM CT2:41 PM ET14:41 ET18:41 GMT2:41 11:41 AM MST1:41 PM EST2:11 PM VEN22:41 UAE1:41 PM CT-Iwakuma notched his fourth win in his last five outings Saturday.
Analysis: Iwakuma gave up two runs and seven hits and worked out of the first two bases-loaded jams in 5 2/3 innings.
Aug. 25 2:32 PM PT3:32 PM MT4:32 PM CT5:32 PM ET17:32 ET21:32 GMT5:32 2:32 PM MST4:32 PM EST5:02 PM VEN1:32 UAE (+1)4:32 PM CT-Iwakuma was shelled Monday by the Athletics, giving up a season-high seven runs and seven hits over 4 2-3 innings in an 11-5 loss.
Analysis: Iwakuma had been 3-0 with a 1.71 ERA over his last four starts.
Aug. 19 10:54 AM PT11:54 AM MT12:54 PM CT1:54 PM ET13:54 ET17:54 GMT1:54 10:54 AM MST12:54 PM EST1:24 PM VEN21:54 UAE12:54 PM CT-Iwakuma won his third straight start Tuesday, following his no-hitter by holding Texas to two runs over seven innings in a 3-2 victory.
Analysis: Iwakuma is 3-0 with a 2.05 ERA in his last three starts against divisional foes.
Aug. 12 3:22 PM PT4:22 PM MT5:22 PM CT6:22 PM ET18:22 ET22:22 GMT6:22 3:22 PM MST5:22 PM EST5:52 PM VEN2:22 UAE (+1)5:22 PM CT-Iwakuma has become the second Japanese-born pitcher in major league history to throw a no-hitter, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 3-0 victory over the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.
Analysis: Iwakuma struck out seven and walked three in throwing the first no-hitter by an American League pitcher in nearly three years. He joins Hideo Nomo, who threw two no-nos, as the only Japanese-born pitchers to accomplish the feat.
July 12 10:51 AM PT11:51 AM MT12:51 PM CT1:51 PM ET13:51 ET17:51 GMT1:51 10:51 AM MST12:51 PM EST1:21 PM VEN21:51 UAE12:51 PM CT-Iwakuma allowed three hits in eight innings of Saturday's 5-0 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
Analysis: Iwakuma had allowed at least four runs in each of his first four starts, so this was easily his best of the season.
Apr. 24 6:32 PM PT7:32 PM MT8:32 PM CT9:32 PM ET21:32 ET1:32 GMT9:32 6:32 PM MST8:32 PM EST9:02 PM VEN5:32 UAE (+1)8:32 PM CT-Iwakuma returned Monday for the M's.
Analysis: Iwakuma went to the disabled list with a strained back muscle after just three starts, last pitching April 20. He was 0-1 with a 6.61 ERA.
Apr. 9 2:46 PM PT3:46 PM MT4:46 PM CT5:46 PM ET17:46 ET21:46 GMT5:46 2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST5:16 PM VEN1:46 UAE (+1)4:46 PM CT-Iwakuma lost his 2015 fantasy debut as he worked six innings, allowing nine hits, five runs, striking out three and walking none.
Analysis: Iwakuma faces a tough matchup in his next start against the Dodgers, owners of baseball's highest payroll.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2012 Sea 9 5 2 - 2 30 16 0 125.1 117 49 44 17 43 3 101 1.28 3.16
2013 Sea 14 6 0 - 0 33 33 0 219.2 179 69 65 25 42 4 185 1.01 2.66
2014 Sea 15 9 0 - 0 28 28 0 179.0 167 70 70 20 21 2 154 1.05 3.52
2015 Sea 9 5 0 - 0 20 20 1 129.2 117 53 51 18 21 1 111 1.06 3.54
Career 47 25 2 - 2 111 97 1 653.2 580 241 230 80 127 10 551 1.08 3.17

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 Sea 33 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 Sea 28 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .200 .000
2015 Sea 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 111 9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 0 0 .000 .100 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 894 93 83 88.5 48.01
Curveball 139 76 68 72.4 7.47
Slider 321 85 74 81.1 17.24
Split-Finger 484 89 78 84.2 25.99
Cut Fastball 24 88 84 85.8 1.29

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