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Yokohama, Rakuten swap infielders, Uchimura for Fujita

by on Jun.24, 2012 @ 9:09 pm, under NPB

Yokohama and Rakuten announced a one-for-one player trade today: the Bay Stars will send twenty-nine-year-old Kazuya Fujita to Rakuten for twenty-six-year-old Kensuke Uchimura.

Source: Sponichi 6/24/2012

Yokohama Announcement - Rakuten Announcement

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Kazuya Fujita Career Stats

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HP SO GDP AVG OBP SLG
2005 YOK 12 9 9 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .111 .111 .111
2006 YOK 65 147 133 13 27 2 0 0 29 5 3 1 9 1 3 1 13 2 .203 .225 .218
2007 YOK 42 89 76 11 19 5 0 0 24 2 1 1 8 0 4 1 8 0 .250 .296 .316
2008 YOK 46 120 108 11 26 5 0 1 34 6 1 1 7 1 2 2 13 1 .241 .265 .315
2009 YOK 120 381 346 44 93 7 5 4 122 20 6 2 24 3 7 1 34 4 .269 .283 .353
2010 YOK 106 220 201 21 62 8 0 1 73 15 2 2 11 0 6 2 33 2 .308 .335 .363
2011 YOK 96 208 188 16 57 8 1 1 70 15 0 0 3 0 10 7 20 3 .303 .361 .372
2012 YOK 46 126 111 7 27 3 1 0 32 7 1 1 5 1 8 1 9 2 .243 .298 .288
Totals 533 1300 1172 124 312 38 7 7 385 71 14 8 67 6 40 15 134 14 .266 .298 .328

Kensuke Uchimura Career Stats

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HP SO GDP AVG OBP SLG
2008 RAK 47 177 152 21 44 5 0 0 49 13 9 3 15 1 6 3 21 2 .289 .327 .322
2009 RAK 62 85 68 14 11 2 0 0 13 5 10 2 7 0 10 0 14 2 .162 .269 .191
2010 RAK 111 270 230 43 70 5 2 0 79 12 10 7 14 2 23 1 32 3 .304 .367 .343
2011 RAK 123 390 321 37 87 5 3 1 101 30 31 10 42 1 23 3 53 5 .271 .325 .315
2012 RAK 54 131 113 10 19 1 1 0 22 12 8 1 11 0 6 1 23 0 .168 .217 .195
Totals 397 1053 884 125 231 18 6 1 264 72 68 23 89 4 68 8 143 12 .261 .318 .299

 

One comment on “Yokohama, Rakuten swap infielders, Uchimura for Fujita

  1. Mike

    I think Rakuten got the better end of this trade. DeNA is weak in the middle and Fujita was the best choice for them. Ishikawa needs to step up to fill the offensive void with Fujita’s departure.

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