Shun Yamaguchi
Shun Yamaguchi
33-Year-Old PitcherRP
 Free Agent  Foreign
Free Agent
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Shun Yamaguchi in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Giants in February of 2021. Released by the Giants in June of 2021.
Returning to Japan
PFree Agent  F
June 3, 2021
Yamaguchi was released by the Giants on Thursday and will return to his home country of Japan to pitch in NPB, Andrew Baggarly of The Athletic reports.
ANALYSIS
The veteran failed to impress in his debut MLB season with the Blue Jays last year, struggling to a 8.06 ERA and a 14.2 percent walk rate in 25.2 innings of relief. He failed to break camp with the Giants this season and will opt out of his minor-league deal to head back to a league in which he had a long and successful career.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-21%
BAA vs LHP
2021
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-21%
BAA vs LHP
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .231 46 9 5 9 1 2 3
Since 2019vs Right .294 64 17 11 15 3 0 3
2021vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Left .231 46 9 5 9 1 2 3
2020vs Right .294 64 17 11 15 3 0 3
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-49%
ERA at Home
2021
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-49%
ERA at Home
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 5.65 1.33 14.1 2 1 0 8.8 3.8 2.5
Since 2019Away 11.12 2.29 11.1 0 3 0 9.5 8.7 1.6
2021Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020Home 5.65 1.33 14.1 2 1 0 8.8 3.8 2.5
2020Away 11.12 2.29 11.1 0 3 0 9.5 8.7 1.6
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Yamaguchi has been one of the better starters in Japan the past two seasons, going 15-4 with a 2.91 ERA and 10.0 K/9 in 2019. He served as a closer earlier in his career, but found that working in the rotation suited him better. He has low-90s fastball velocity, but has an outstanding mix of breaking pitches (splitter, slider, curveball). He may be seen as more of a long reliever given his lack of velocity and age (32 next season), but he will get a chance to win a spot in the rotation with Toronto after moving over from the Yomiuri Giants via the posting system -- he signed a two-year, $6.35 million deal. His versatility should be beneficial for the Blue Jays. He may be used as a swingman as they develop their rotation.
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Denied Opening Day roster spot
PSan Francisco Giants  F
March 28, 2021
The Giants reassigned Yamaguchi on Sunday, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.
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Signs with Giants
PSan Francisco Giants  F
February 20, 2021
Yamaguchi signed a split contract with the Giants on Saturday, Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
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Let go by Blue Jays
PFree Agent  F
February 13, 2021
Yamaguchi was released by the Blue Jays on Saturday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
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Scrubbed from 40-man roster
PToronto Blue Jays  F
February 11, 2021
The Blue Jays designated Yamaguchi for assignment Thursday, Hazel Mae of Sportsnet reports.
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Excluded from wild-card roster
PToronto Blue Jays  F
September 29, 2020
Yamaguchi will not be a part of the Blue Jays' wild-card roster.
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