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Daisuke MatsuzakaTrack this Player High Level: MLB Status: Free Agent since 2016 MLB Years: 2007-2014
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Played in Japan
Rated Prospect

PositionsP-205Position when DraftedPPlayer Listed UnderMajor Leaguers
Proper NameDaisuke Matsuzaka
Height6-0Weight185BatsRightThrowsRight
Born DateSeptember 13,1980 [38.097]PlaceTokyo,Japan

DraftedSigned as undrafted amateur free agent in 2007 by the Boston Red Sox.
Signing Bonus$2,000,000Service Time6.039 (2013)
Prospect Rankings[BA] 2007-MLB-#1
MLB DebutApril 5,2007 [26.204]
OrganizationsBOS [6] NYN [2] CLE [1] Awards6Awards Voting2-22
TBC Player ID53448Retrosheet IDmatsd001MLBAM ID493137
Pitch Repertoire Fastball (42.20%) -- Curveball (17.31%) -- Cutter (13.83%) -- 2-Seam Fastball (12.65%) -- Slider (7.22%) -- Changeup (4.55%) -- Splitter (2.24%)
Fastball Velocity [2014] - 90.27 - [2013] - 88.83 - [2012] - 90.71 - [2011] - 89.92 - [2010] - 91.87
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Player Notes:   Opening Day Starter for Boston Red Sox in 2008
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Active Talent RatingsPitchingStrikeouts64Walks38Hittable71SO/BB48vsPower71Hitting6Durability38Team.522Ratings Explained

Pitching Statistics

TopStats GlossaryPitching DetailsStatistical FeatsPitch DataOther PitchingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBWpctFIP
1999nullIntl--S/R181652.60251876200180.0124555214871510001.176.200.704.357.551.74.762-
2000nullIntl-18S/R191473.97271896201167.2132857412951440001.357.090.645.107.731.52.667-
2002nullIntl--S/R21623.681495200073.06030301315780001.027.361.601.849.575.20.750-
2003nullIntl--S/R221672.832919108200194.0165716113632150001.187.650.602.929.973.41.696-
2004nullIntl--S/R231062.902391410500146.012750477421270001.167.830.432.597.833.02.625-
2005nullIntl--Rel2414132.302802815300215.0172635513492269001.037.200.542.059.464.61.519-
2006nullIntl-18S/R251752.1325121313200186.0138504413342005000.926.670.631.649.665.88.773-
2007Boston Red SoxALMLBbos18ST2615124.40323201000204.219110010025802015001.328.401.103.528.842.51.5564.04
2008Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos-ST27103.6011000005.04220151001.007.20--1.809.005.001.000-
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBbos18ST271832.90292900000167.2128585412941545001.326.870.645.058.271.64.8573.91
2009Gulf Coast Red SoxGCLRkbos-ST28000.0011000003.01000041000.333.00----12.000.00--
2009Portland Sea DogsEastAAbos-ST280122.5011000002.04551320003.5018.004.5013.509.000.67.000-
2009Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos18ST28012.25440000016.0134426170001.197.311.133.389.562.83.000-
2009Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--ST0023.86660000021.0189939231001.297.711.293.869.862.56.000-
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos18ST28465.7612120000059.08138381030548001.8712.291.524.558.191.80.4004.98
2010Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos18ST29201.62330000016.2114311131000.725.940.540.547.0213.001.000-
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBbos18ST29964.69252500000153.2137848013741334001.378.020.764.337.791.80.6003.89
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos18ST30335.30871001037.0322422423260001.477.710.965.546.271.13.5004.87
2012Salem Red SoxCaroA+bos-ST31016.7511000004.06332030001.5013.504.50--6.750.00.000-
2012Portland Sea DogsEastAAbos-ST31001.9311000004.23110270001.075.79--3.8613.503.50--
2012Pawtucket Red SoxILAAAbos18ST31133.1811110000051.0422318617411001.167.411.063.007.242.41.250-
2012Minor Totals (3 teams)Minor--ST0143.3213130000059.2512722819511001.177.691.212.877.692.68.200-
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBbos18ST31178.2811110000045.25843421120413001.7111.432.173.948.082.05.1255.74
2013Columbus ClippersILAAAcle20ST32583.92191900000103.09347451139955001.288.100.963.408.272.44.385-
2013New York MetsNLMLBnyn16ST32334.42770000038.2322119416330001.247.450.933.727.682.06.5003.93
2014Brooklyn CyclonesNYPLA-nyn0ST33100.0011000005.02000270000.803.60--3.6012.603.501.000-
2014St. Lucie MetsFSLA+nyn22ST33000.0011000003.01000030000.333.00----9.000.00--
2014Binghamton MetsEastAAnyn16ST33101.5011000006.03110031000.504.50----4.500.001.000-
2014Las Vegas 51sPCLAAAnyn16ST33002.25220000012.073306120001.085.25--4.509.002.00--
2014Minor Totals (4 teams)Minor--ST0201.38550000026.0134408251000.814.50--2.778.653.131.000-
2014New York MetsNLMLBnyn16S/R33333.8934925005183.0623836650786001.346.700.655.408.421.56.5004.00
2016Fukuoka HawksJap PacIntl-Rel350018.0010100101.03520221005.0027.00--18.0018.001.00--
MLB Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter56434.45158132261061787.17214063918538772031001.408.210.974.418.201.86.5661.05
Minor League Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter11143.30474700000230.21909385237721210001.157.380.892.998.242.75.440-
AAA Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter9123.31404000000203.1170837520701838001.187.500.883.098.072.61.429-
AA Totals - 3 Season(s)Filter114.97330000012.2107715121001.187.110.713.558.532.40.500-
A+ Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter013.8622000007.07332060001.009.002.57--7.710.00.000-
A- Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter100.0011000005.02000270000.803.60--3.6012.603.501.000-
Rk Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter000.0011000003.01000041000.333.00----12.000.00--
Intl Totals - 8 Season(s)Filter93452.8217285876016111162.092140936585387114315001.127.130.662.998.842.95.674-
Boston Red Sox Totals - 6 Season(s)Filter50374.5211711611010666.06273473367532160925001.428.441.014.328.201.90.575-
New York Mets Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter664.064116250051121.194595510661116001.316.930.744.878.191.68.500-
Average MLB - Per ~220 innings16124.45443770020220.0201113109241082009001.408.210.974.418.201.86.5711.05
Average Minor - Per ~220 innings10133.30454500000220.0180888122732019001.157.380.892.998.242.75.435-

Batting Statistics

TopStats GlossaryBatting DetailsStatistical FeatsOther BattingRemove Filters
YearTeamLeagueLvlOrgUnifPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecAwOBABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2006SeibuJap PacIntl1825259231013000100000.333.333.7781.111729.286.445.444.4560.0011.110.0011.119.0066.67
2007Boston Red SoxALMLBbos18p2624000000000200000.000.000.000.000004.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBbos18p2712000000000200000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.00100.000.000.000.000.00
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos18p2812000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBbos18p2924020001000001000.500.500.5001.000205.500.000.000.4470.000.000.000.000.000.00
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBbos18p31112000000000100000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.0050.000.000.000.000.00
2013New York MetsNLMLBnyn16p32712030001000501000.250.250.250.5003013.429.000.000.2220.0038.460.000.000.000.00
2014Binghamton MetsEastAAnyn16p3311000001001100000.000.500.000.500002.000.0001.000.34550.0050.001.000.000.000.00
2014Las Vegas 51sPCLAAAnyn16p3312000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
2014Minor Totals (2 teams)Minor         23000001001100000.000.250.000.250004.000.000.333.17225.0025.001.000.000.000.00
2014New York MetsNLMLBnyn16p333411020001001605000.182.250.182.4322017.400.000.091.2065.8835.296.000.000.000.00
MLB Totals - 7 Season(s)Filter58370700030011607000.189.211.189.4007045.333.000.027.0002.2235.5616.000.000.000.00
Minor League Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter23000001001100000.000.250.000.250004.000.000.333.00025.0025.001.000.000.000.00
AAA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter12000000000000000.000.000.000.000002.000.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
AA Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter11000001001100000.000.500.000.500002.000.0001.000.00050.0050.001.000.000.000.00
Intl Totals - 1 Season(s)Filter259231013000100000.333.333.7781.111729.286.445.444.0000.0011.110.0011.119.0066.67
New York Mets Totals - 2 Season(s)Filter41230500020011106000.217.250.217.4675030.417.000.043.0003.3336.6711.000.000.000.00
Boston Red Sox Totals - 5 Season(s)Filter1714020001000501000.143.143.143.2862015.222.000.000.0000.0033.330.000.000.000.00
Average MLB - Per 162 games162103020000800345020000.189.211.189.400200126.333.000.027.0002.2235.5616.000.000.000.00
Average Minor - Per 162 games162243000008100818100000.000.250.000.25000324.000.000.333.00025.0025.001.000.000.000.00

Fielding Statistics

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLgLevelOrgAgePosGGSInnPOAEDPTCTSCFPctRFgRFiSBCSSB%PBGPPos-ShareTm-Share
2007Boston Red SoxALMLBbos26P32322051123-334341.0001.060.17-----32100.019.8
2008Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos27P1---1--111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBbos27P29291671619123635.9721.210.21-----29100.017.9
2009Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos28P1---------------1100.01.9
2009Portland Sea Dogs EastAAbos28P1---------------1100.00.7
2009Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos28P4---2--221.0000.50------4100.02.8
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos28P12125925-2771.0000.580.12-----12100.07.4
2010Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos29P3---2--221.0000.67------3100.02.1
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBbos29P2525153812222220.9090.800.13-----25100.015.4
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos30P8737-2--221.0000.250.05-----8100.04.9
2012Salem Red Sox CaroA+bos31P1---2--221.0002.00------1100.00.7
2012Portland Sea Dogs EastAAbos31P1--1---111.0001.00------1100.00.7
2012Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos31P11--252197.7780.64------11100.07.6
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBbos31P11114562--881.0000.730.1811-100.0-11100.06.8
2013Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle32P19--5131-1918.9470.95------19100.013.2
2013New York MetsNLMLBnyn32P773814--551.0000.710.135183.3-7100.04.3
2014Brooklyn Cyclones NYPLA-nyn33P1--1---111.0001.00------1100.01.3
2014St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn33P1---------------1100.00.7
2014Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn33P1---------------1100.00.7
2014Las Vegas 51s PCLAAAnyn33P2--1---111.0000.50------2100.01.4
2014New York MetsNLMLBnyn33P3498338-111111.0000.320.1312285.7-34100.021.0
MLB Totals for P - 8 season(s)-   P1581327874775310125122.9760.770.1628390.3-1580.00.0
AAA Totals for P - 6 season(s)-   P40--823313431.9120.78------400.00.0
AA Totals for P - 3 season(s)-   P3--1---111.0000.33------30.00.0
A+ Totals for P - 2 season(s)-   P2---2--221.0001.00------20.00.0
A- Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1--1---111.0001.00------10.00.0
Rk Totals for P - 1 season(s)-   P1---------------10.00.0

Fielding Statistics - Position Grid

TopPositions by DayStats GlossaryAbout Fielding Data
YearTeam NameLeagueLevelOrgAgePC1B2BSS3BLFCFRFOFDH
2007Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2632----------
2008Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos271----------
2008Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2729----------
2009Gulf Coast Red Sox GCLRkbos281----------
2009Portland Sea Dogs EastAAbos281----------
2009Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos284----------
2009Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2812----------
2010Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos293----------
2010Boston Red SoxALMLBbos2925----------
2011Boston Red SoxALMLBbos308----------
2012Salem Red Sox CaroA+bos311----------
2012Portland Sea Dogs EastAAbos311----------
2012Pawtucket Red Sox ILAAAbos3111----------
2012Boston Red SoxALMLBbos3111----------
2013Columbus Clippers ILAAAcle3219----------
2013New York MetsNLMLBnyn327----------
2014Brooklyn Cyclones NYPLA-nyn331----------
2014St. Lucie Mets FSLA+nyn331----------
2014Binghamton Mets EastAAnyn331----------
2014Las Vegas 51s PCLAAAnyn332----------
2014New York MetsNLMLBnyn3334----------

Other Pitching Statistics

TopRegular Season PitchingAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeWLERAGGSGRCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K-BBRA9WPct
2006JapanWorld Baseball ClassicXXCollege25301.38330000013.08221310000.855.540.692.086.923.331.381.000
2007Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB26212.91550000021.2118731126001.044.571.254.5710.802.363.32.667
2008Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB27114.50440000012.01166259001.338.251.503.756.751.804.50.500
2008Boston Red SoxDiv SeriesMLB27005.4011000005.08330350002.2014.400.005.409.001.675.40.000
2008Boston Red SoxChamp. SeriesMLB27104.09220000011.095536111001.367.362.454.919.001.834.091.000
2009Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB28000.0000000009.01500200001.6715.002.000.000.0000.00.000
2010Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB29003.0020200006.0422031001.176.000.004.501.500.333.00.000
2011Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB30024.97660000025.12216143917101.247.821.073.206.041.895.68.000
2013Cleveland IndiansMLB Spring TrainingMLB32002.70523000013.11544116101.2210.130.680.684.056.002.70.000
2014New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB33113.04660000023.226982425101.299.890.761.529.516.253.42.500
World Baseball ClassicXX Totals - 1 yrs301.38330000013.08221310000.855.540.692.086.923.331.381.000
MLB Spring Training Totals - 7 yrs453.32282350000111.01044541133384301.238.431.052.686.812.553.65.444
MLB Playoffs - Divisional Series Totals - 1 yrs005.4011000005.0833035002.2014.400.005.409.001.675.40.000
MLB Playoffs - Championship Series Totals - 1 yrs104.09220000011.09553611101.367.362.454.919.001.834.091.000

Other Batting Statistics

TopRegular Season BattingStats GlossaryAbout 'Other' Stats
YearTeamLeagueCategoryAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFIBBDPAVGOBPSLGOPSTBXBHPAbabipISOSecABB%SO%K-BBHR%AB/HRXBH%
2007Boston Red SoxMLB Spring TrainingMLB2624000000001400000.000.200.000.200005.000.000.25020.0080.004.000.000.000.00
2014New York MetsMLB Spring TrainingMLB3313000000000000000.000.000.000.000003.000.000.0000.000.000.000.000.000.00
MLB Spring Training Totals - 3 yrs57000000001400000.000.125.000.125008.000.000.14312.5050.004.000.000.000.00

Awards [6]

TopAwards SectionAbout Awards
YearAwards (Notes)# Awards
2006World Baseball Classic All-Star ... World Baseball Classic MVP2
2007American League Player of the Week (May 14-May 20)1
2009World Baseball Classic All-Star (P) ... World Baseball Classic All-Star ... World Baseball Classic MVP3

Roster Transactions

Top Change of Organization Injuries/DL Contracts
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2014-10-31SPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentGranted free agency34.048  
2014-08-28SPNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL33.349Team Roster on 2014-08-28
2014-08-28SPNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveRecalled from minor league rehab assignment33.349Team Roster on 2014-08-28
2014-07-26SPNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Right elbow inflammation33.316Team Roster on 2014-07-26
2014-04-16SPNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveContract purchased from minors33.215Team Roster on 2014-04-16
2014-04-12SPNew York MetsLas Vegas (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Las Vegas (AAA)33.211Team Roster on 2014-04-12
2014-01-26SPNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to Minor League Contract33.135Team Roster on 2014-01-26
2013-10-31SPFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency33.048  
2013-08-23SPNew York MetsNew York Mets (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0m)32.344Team Roster on 2013-08-23
2013-08-20PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Indians32.341  
2013-06-12PCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)-MinorsActivated MinorsActivated from DL32.272Team Roster on 2013-06-12
2013-05-01PCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)-DL-7InjuredDL7 Injured32.230Team Roster on 2013-05-01
2013-04-07PCleveland IndiansColumbus (AAA)-MinorsReassigned MinorsAssigned to Columbus (AAA)32.206Team Roster on 2013-04-07
2013-03-26PCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract32.194Team Roster on 2013-03-26
2013-03-26PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentReleased by Indians32.194  
2013-02-11PCleveland IndiansCleveland Indians (MLB)-MinorsContractSigned to minor league contract32.151Team Roster on 2013-02-11
2012-10-29PFree Agent -Free AgentFree AgentDeclared free agency32.046  
2012-08-27SPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL31.348Team Roster on 2012-08-27
2012-07-30PBoston Red SoxPawtucket (AAA)YDL-15InjuredAssigned to Pawtucket (AAA) for rehab31.320Team Roster on 2012-07-30
2012-07-03SPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Neck31.293Team Roster on 2012-07-03
2012-06-09SPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveMLB ActiveActivated from DL31.269Team Roster on 2012-06-09
2012-05-22PBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)-DL-60InjuredDL60 Transferred to 60-day DL31.251Team Roster on 2012-05-22
2012-04-04PBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YDL-15InjuredDL15 Recovery from right elbow surgery31.203Team Roster on 2012-04-04
2006-10-25SPBoston Red SoxBoston Red Sox (MLB)YActiveContractSigned to 6-year contract for 2007-2012 ($52m) [Intl Free Agent] 6--8--8--8--10--10 $2m signing bonus26.042Team Roster on 2006-10-25
Tranx DatePosOrganizationAssignment40mStatusTypeTransaction DescriptionAgeRoster for Current Team
2011-10-31InjuredActivated from DL 
2011-06-03InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2011-05-18InjuredDisabled -- Right elbow sprain 
2010-06-24InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-06-12InjuredDisabled -- Right Forearm Strain 
2010-05-01InjuredActivated from DL 
2010-04-04InjuredDisabled -- Neck Strain 
2009-09-15InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-07-31InjuredTransferred to 60-day DL 
2009-06-21InjuredDisabled -- Mild right shoulder sprain 
2009-05-22InjuredActivated from DL 
2009-04-15InjuredDisabled -- Right shoulder sprain 
2008-06-21InjuredActivated from DL 
2008-05-30InjuredDisabled -- Mild right rotator cuff strain 
2006-12-14ContractSigned by Red Sox (6-years) 
* Transactions data can be divided into 2 eras. 2012-2018 includes all MLB/Minor roster movement whereas 1903-2012 contains only MLB change of organization with some DL-related data since 2000s.

Salaries

TopAbout Salary DataPayroll SectionAll $ are USD
YearTeam NamePayrollAgeSalaryServMLB RkTm RkCentileAboveLeague AvgLeague MinCareer*Contracts
2007Boston Red Sox-262,000,000-------2,000,000Signing Bonus as an amateur free agent
2007Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll266,333,333-128985++2,459,737380,0008,333,3332006-10-25 - Signed to 6-year contract for 2007-2012 ($52m) [Intl Free Agent] 6--8--8--8--10--10 $2m signing bonus
2008Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll278,333,333-101889++2,696,252390,00016,666,666
2009Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll288,333,333-102788++2,746,792400,00024,999,999
2010Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll298,333,333-1031089++2,812,412400,00033,333,332
2011Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll3010,333,333-76892++2,722,607414,00043,666,665
2012Boston Red SoxTeam Payroll3110,333,333-80692++2,954,887480,00053,999,998
2013New York MetsTeam Payroll32490,0006.03977543-3,023,990490,00054,489,9982013-02-11 - Signed to minor league contract
2013-03-26 - Signed to minor league contract
2013-08-23 - Signed to 1-year contract for 2013 ($0m)
2014New York MetsTeam Payroll33500,000-79435-3,256,497500,00054,989,9982014-01-26 - Signed to Minor League Contract
* Career earnings are a simple calculation of available yearly salaries listed here. They include only base salary and draft signing bonus. Minor league salaries are excluded. The value is not meant to reflect a player's actual career earnings.
* League minimum salaries are displayed in red