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Some notes on Tsuyoshi Wada [12/15/2011]

by on Dec.15, 2011 @ 2:40 am, under NPB

Tsuyoshi Wada appeared on an interview with Fuji TV's Sport the other day and mentioned a few things that might be of some interest:

  • Last year, he found that his arm got a little tight/stiff after games in which he threw 100+ pitches. He also had some shoulder problems in August and struggled for about a month.
  • Prior to the start of the season this year, he worked on bulking up and improving his conditioning and stamina. That helped him get through the season without any major difficulties (no tightness/stiffness, no injuries). He also maintained a level of consistency he did not have last year.

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2011 Season

Pitch Breakdown

Pitch Frequency Velocity
Fastball ~53% 127-146km/h
Slider ~31% 112-136km/h
Change ~15% 118-134km/h
Curve ~1% 109-120km/h
Sinker less than 1% 130km/h

Swinging/Looking Strikes Breakdown

Pitch SO Swinging Looking
Fastball 94 ~12% ~17%
Slider 23 ~10% ~16%
Change 51 ~18% ~7%
Curve 0 ~6% ~14%
Sinker 0 0% 0%

Season Stats

  ERA G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP NP H HR BB HBP IBB SO R ER BAA
Before ASG 1.70 14 8 2 0 3 1 397 100.1 1591 85 5 18 1 0 91 19 19 .232
After ASG 1.28 12 8 3 0 1 1 329 84.1 1345 60 2 22 3 0 77 14 12 .203
Totals 1.51 26 16 5 0 4 2 726 184.2 2936 145 7 40 4 0 168 33 31 .219

Lefty/Righty Splits

  PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI BB HBP SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
Right 488 441 87 16 1 5 21 31 3 122 .197 .254 .272 .526
Left 238 221 58 9 0 2 10 9 1 46 .262 .293 .330 .623