P Kata Nakamura #52
Age: 36 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Morale: Normal    
04/06/2026
P KATA NAKAMURA #52 - AGE: 36 - BATS: R - THROWS: R - MORALE: NORMAL
G GS Rec SV ERA IP HA HR BB K WHIP WAR
0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.0
PITCHING RATINGS (OSA)
Overall Pot. Overall Vs Left Vs Right Pot.
Stuff 5 4 6 6
Movement 7 7 7 7
Control 5 4 5 5
PITCHING RATINGS
Pitch Cur. Pot.
Fastball 7 7
Slider 8 8
Changeup 8 9
 
 
OTHER PITCHING RATINGS
Velocity 93-95 Mph
Stamina 8
Suggested Role Starter
Type Groundball Pitcher
Hold Runners 7
Defense 8
RUN/BUNT RATINGS
Running Speed: 2
Stealing Ability: 1
Baserunning Inst.: 3
Sacrifice Bunt: 9
Bunt for Hit: 1
   
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result Start IP H R ER BB K Dec
PERSONALITY
Might call him uncommonly friendly.
High: Loyalty
Low: Leader
Birthday:11/07/1989
Born in:Yokohama, KAN
Nationality:Japanese
Height:6' 5"
Weight:210 lbs
Local Popularity:Popular
National Pop.:Popular
STATUS
Contract:None, Free Agent
Salary:-
Signed Through:-
Major Service:11 Years, 10 Days
Service This Yr:None
40-Man Service:11 Years, 10 Days
Pro Service:15 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Not eligible, free agent after contract expires!
Option Years:3 option years left
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:2011, 1st Pick in Round 1
CAREER PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
2014 Niihama-shi - LRS-JPN 24 25 25 6 10 0 4.72 135.1 124 74 71 16 79 105 0 0 1.50 .289 5.08 0.5 90
2015 Niihama-shi - LRS-JPN 25 23 23 12 6 0 3.46 135.1 124 58 52 9 61 111 0 0 1.37 .296 3.98 2.3 123
2016 Niihama-shi - LRS-JPN 26 25 25 14 5 0 2.36 187.0 137 52 49 9 62 147 4 0 1.06 .253 3.36 4.8 183
2017 Niihama-shi - LRS-JPN 27 28 28 11 9 0 3.08 184.0 174 75 63 6 67 192 1 0 1.31 .333 2.55 6.4 133
2018 Niihama-shi - LRS-JPN 28 28 28 21 4 0 2.18 206.1 152 54 50 6 62 210 2 2 1.04 .278 2.76 7.0 197
2019 Niihama-shi - LRS-JPN 29 27 27 14 5 0 3.26 187.2 171 76 68 11 62 180 1 0 1.24 .319 3.56 5.0 143
2020 London - PEBA 30 33 33 16 5 0 2.54 223.1 184 71 63 11 78 185 0 0 1.17 .273 3.53 5.4 173
2021 London - PEBA 31 17 17 5 7 0 3.95 114.0 102 57 50 7 43 78 0 0 1.27 .268 3.74 2.1 106
2021 Dayton - PEBA 31 15 15 5 7 0 4.90 93.2 85 57 51 8 45 56 2 1 1.39 .266 4.48 1.0 86
2021 Total - PEBA 31 32 32 10 14 0 4.38 207.2 187 114 101 15 88 134 2 1 1.32 .267 4.08 3.1 97
2022 Dayton - PEBA 32 33 33 14 8 0 3.04 213.0 183 79 72 12 76 150 3 0 1.22 .271 3.60 4.6 140
2023 West Virginia - PEBA 33 31 31 9 9 0 3.66 172.0 148 77 70 14 64 142 1 1 1.23 .271 3.72 2.8 108
2024 West Virginia - PEBA 34 33 33 15 6 0 2.06 227.2 197 63 52 8 63 152 2 2 1.14 .274 3.06 5.3 183
2025 Shin Seiki - PEBA 35 19 19 8 3 0 5.33 108.0 119 69 64 12 36 80 0 0 1.44 .316 4.16 1.1 74
2025 Hartford - PEBA 35 12 12 5 4 0 3.91 71.1 75 33 31 6 19 41 0 0 1.32 .296 3.86 1.0 101
2025 Total - PEBA 35 31 31 13 7 0 4.77 179.1 194 102 95 18 55 121 0 0 1.39 .308 4.04 2.0 81
Total PEBA 193 193 77 49 0 3.33 1223.0 1093 506 453 78 424 884 8 4 1.24 .277 3.65 23.3 134
Total LRS-JPN 156 156 78 39 0 3.07 1035.2 882 389 353 57 393 945 8 2 1.23 .295 3.44 26.0 150
CAREER MINOR LEAGUE PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
2010 Rikkyo University - COL 20 12 12 7 3 0 1.89 90.1 63 26 19 2 19 105 4 0 0.91 .303 1.35 4.5 187
2011 Rikkyo University - COL 21 11 11 7 3 0 2.15 88.0 63 25 21 4 16 88 4 0 0.90 .276 2.35 3.6 202
2011 Nagano - A 21 21 21 4 10 0 3.17 125.0 117 52 44 4 40 55 1 0 1.26 .278 2.82 1.7 90
2012 Nagano - A 22 16 16 4 7 0 2.99 105.1 86 39 35 4 29 79 0 0 1.09 .272 2.86 2.1 110
2013 Namuko - AAA 23 23 23 12 6 0 2.62 151.1 124 48 44 7 29 150 0 0 1.01 .290 2.82 4.4 151
2014 Namuko - AAA 24 4 4 3 0 0 1.98 27.1 16 6 6 3 5 18 0 0 0.77 .181 3.89 0.4 201
Total MD-JPN AAA 27 27 15 6 0 2.52 178.2 140 54 50 10 34 168 0 0 0.97 .273 2.99 158.5
Total RK-JPN A 37 37 8 17 0 3.09 230.1 203 91 79 8 69 134 1 0 1.18 .275 2.83 99.2
Total TCC-JPN COL 23 23 14 6 0 2.02 178.1 126 51 40 6 35 193 8 0 0.90 .289 1.84 194.6
CAREER POSTSEASON PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
2018 Niihama-shi - LRS-JPN 28 2 2 0 0 0 4.50 14.0 15 7 7 2 6 13 0 0 1.50 .333 0.00 0.0 0
2019 Niihama-shi - LRS-JPN 29 2 2 0 2 0 8.31 13.0 18 12 12 2 8 7 0 0 2.00 .372 0.00 0.0 0
2020 London - PEBA 30 3 3 0 2 0 2.75 19.2 15 6 6 3 11 23 0 0 1.32 .267 0.00 0.0 0
2024 West Virginia - PEBA 34 3 3 2 1 0 2.21 20.1 18 7 5 0 6 13 0 0 1.18 .281 0.00 0.0 0
2025 Hartford - PEBA 35 3 3 0 1 0 2.91 21.2 18 10 7 3 12 14 0 0 1.38 .254 0.00 0.0 0
Total PEBA 9 9 2 4 0 2.63 61.2 51 23 18 6 29 50 0 0 1.30 .268 4.45 154.9
Total LRS-JPN 4 4 0 2 0 6.33 27.0 33 19 19 4 14 20 0 0 1.74 .354 5.18 76.4
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
2010 Rikkyo University - COL P 12 12 5 34 1 45 6 .867 90.1 3.89 -0.6 .000
2011 Nagano - A P 21 21 8 35 0 47 4 .915 125.0 3.10 -0.8 .000
2011 Rikkyo University - COL P 11 11 4 19 1 23 0 1.000 88.0 2.35 -0.3 .000
2012 Nagano - A P 16 16 5 23 1 30 2 .933 105.1 2.39 -0.9 .000
2013 Namuko - AAA P 23 23 8 20 2 30 2 .933 151.1 1.67 -0.7 .959
2014 Namuko - AAA P 4 4 0 7 1 7 0 1.000 27.1 2.30 -0.0 1.008
2014 Niihama-shi - INT P 25 25 10 23 1 34 1 .971 135.1 2.19 -0.4 .973
2015 Niihama-shi - INT P 23 23 3 17 1 21 1 .952 135.1 1.33 +0.6 1.058
2016 Niihama-shi - INT P 25 25 12 33 1 46 1 .978 187.0 2.17 +0.2 1.011
2016 Niihama-shi - INT CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.0 0.00 0.0 .000
2017 Niihama-shi - INT P 28 28 11 24 1 37 2 .946 184.0 1.71 -0.1 1.009
2018 Niihama-shi - INT P 28 28 12 27 0 42 3 .929 206.1 1.70 -1.4 .904
2019 Niihama-shi - INT P 27 27 10 29 1 41 2 .951 187.2 1.87 -0.2 .975
2020 London - ML P 33 33 10 33 3 43 0 1.000 223.1 1.73 +0.4 1.029
2021 London - ML P 17 17 9 18 1 29 2 .931 114.0 2.13 -0.9 .945
2021 Dayton - ML P 15 15 6 18 3 27 3 .889 93.2 2.31 -0.9 .924
2022 Dayton - ML P 33 33 16 33 3 51 2 .961 213.0 2.07 +0.4 1.052
2023 West Virginia - ML P 30 30 19 32 1 54 3 .944 172.0 2.67 -1.0 .969
2024 West Virginia - ML P 33 33 20 23 0 47 4 .915 227.2 1.70 -1.4 .974
2025 Shin Seiki - ML P 19 19 8 14 1 23 1 .957 108.0 1.83 -0.3 1.013
2025 Hartford - ML P 12 12 6 6 1 12 0 1.000 71.1 1.51 -0.2 1.013
TOTAL P 435 435 182 468 24 689 39 .943 2846.0 2.06 -8.5 .989
TOTAL CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.0 0.00 0.0 .000
PLAYER HISTORY
11/03/2009 Joined the Rikkyo University Bishops.
01/01/2010 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 13 (46); Movement: 9 (56); Control: 11 (49).
04/24/2010 Was selected to the 2010 Tokyo Collegiate Circuit All-Star Game.
05/03/2010 Named the #56 prospect in the LRS-JPN
05/21/2010 Strikes out 15 against the University of Tokyo Imperials.
06/23/2010 Wins the 2010 TCC-JPN COL TR Outstanding Pitcher Award.
01/01/2011 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 2 (5); Movement: 1 (5); Control: 2 (5).
06/11/2011 Released by the Rikkyo University Bishops.
06/15/2011 Drafted in the 2011 first-year player draft (Round 1, Pick 1, 1st overall Pick) by the Neo-Tokyo Akira.
01/01/2012 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 3 (5); Movement: 5 (7); Control: 2 (5).
05/07/2012 Named the #1 prospect in the LRS-JPN
11/23/2012 Was traded by the Neo-Tokyo Akira to the Niihama-shi Ghosts, along with MR A. Delvalle, 3B S. Yamaguchi, a 2nd draft pick, a 3rd draft pick, a 4th draft pick, $7,000,000, in exchange for 3B N. Hasegawa, MR S. Sakuma.
01/01/2013 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 4 (5); Movement: 6 (7); Control: 3 (5).
05/06/2013 Named the #3 prospect in the LRS-JPN
07/14/2013 Was selected to the 2013 Minarai Doumei All-Star Game.
01/01/2014 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (5); Movement: 6 (7); Control: 3 (4).
05/05/2014 Named the #2 prospect in the LRS-JPN
12/05/2014 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $52,800 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2015 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (5); Movement: 8 (8); Control: 3 (5).
11/30/2015 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $52,800 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2016 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 8 (8); Control: 3 (4).
07/31/2016 Was selected to the 2016 League of the Rising Sun All-Star Game.
11/01/2016 Injured (virus), out for 4 days.
11/11/2016 Wins the 2016 LRS-JPN SSG Sawamura Award.
11/29/2016 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $81,500 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2017 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 8 (8); Control: 4 (5).
12/04/2017 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $81,500 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2018 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 7 (7); Movement: 8 (8); Control: 4 (5).
08/01/2018 Wins the LRS-JPN SSG Pitcher of the Month Award.
08/05/2018 Was selected to the 2018 League of the Rising Sun All-Star Game.
08/13/2018 Pitches a 5-hit shutout against the Hyakujuu Shinkansen with 9 strikeouts and 2 BB allowed!
08/25/2018 Pitches a 4-hit shutout against the Neo-Tokyo Akira with 4 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
09/01/2018 Wins the LRS-JPN SSG Pitcher of the Month Award.
11/19/2018 Wins the 2018 LRS-JPN SSG Sawamura Award.
12/04/2018 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $81,500 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2019 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 8 (8); Control: 5 (5).
08/04/2019 Was selected to the 2019 League of the Rising Sun All-Star Game.
11/27/2019 Signed a 4-year contract extension worth a total of $31,050,000 with the Niihama-shi Ghosts organization.
01/01/2020 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 7 (8); Movement: 8 (8); Control: 5 (5).
01/01/2020 Was traded by the Niihama-shi Ghosts to the London Underground in exchange for CF Tuo-zhou Yang, LF Román Suárez, $3,000,000.
07/12/2020 Was selected to the 2020 Planetary Extreme Baseball Alliance All-Star Game.
11/02/2020 Wins the 2020 PEBA IL Golden Arm Award.
11/02/2020 Wins the 2020 PEBA IL Golden Arm Award.
01/01/2021 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 7 (8); Movement: 9 (9); Control: 5 (5).
07/05/2021 Was traded by the London Underground to the Dayton Flyers in exchange for CF Juan Escamilla.
09/10/2021 Pitches a 4-hit shutout against the Kentucky Thoroughbreds with 5 strikeouts and 3 BB allowed!
01/01/2022 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 7 (8); Movement: 9 (9); Control: 5 (5).
12/01/2022 Became a free agent.
12/14/2022 Signed a 3-year contract worth a total of $51,830,000 with the West Virginia Alleghenies organization.
01/01/2023 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 7 (7); Movement: 9 (9); Control: 5 (5).
04/20/2023 Pitches a 3-hit shutout against the Havana Leones with 5 strikeouts and 2 BB allowed!
05/17/2023 Injured (strained oblique), out for 2 weeks.
01/01/2024 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 7 (7); Movement: 9 (9); Control: 6 (6).
04/09/2024 Pitches a 5-hit shutout against the Scottish Claymores with 11 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
05/20/2024 Pitches a 9-hit shutout against the Scottish Claymores with 3 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
06/17/2024 Was selected to the 2024 Planetary Extreme Baseball Alliance All-Star Game.
11/12/2024 Was traded by the West Virginia Alleghenies to the Shin Seiki Evas in exchange for RP Yasuhide Suto, 3B Ming Huang, SP Quentin Fookes, a 1st draft pick, a 2nd draft pick.
11/12/2024 Finished 3rd in 2024 PEBA IL Golden Arm Award voting.
01/01/2025 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 7 (7); Movement: 8 (8); Control: 6 (6).
07/28/2025 Was traded by the Shin Seiki Evas to the Hartford Harpoon in exchange for RF John Howe.
12/01/2025 Released by the Hartford Harpoon.
01/01/2026 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 7 (7); Movement: 8 (8); Control: 6 (6).
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year GS Rank
2017 28 7
2018 28 3
2019 27 4
2020 33 5
2021 32 3
2022 33 2
2024 33 10
Year W Rank
2015 12 7
2016 14 3
2017 11 9
2018 21 1
2019 14 5
2020 16 4
2022 14 7
2024 15 9
Year L Rank
2014 10 6
2021 14 8
Year Win. % Rank
2016 .737 2
2018 .840 1
2019 .737 4
2020 .762 1
2022 .636 6
2024 .714 4
Year IP Rank
2016 187.0 6
2017 184.0 5
2018 206.1 3
2019 187.2 1
2020 223.1 4
2024 227.2 3
Year BF Rank
2016 753 7
2017 793 3
2018 829 2
2019 778 2
2020 928 3
2024 931 2
Year BB Rank
2014 79 1
2015 61 4
2016 62 7
2017 67 7
2018 62 8
2019 62 8
2020 78 6
2021 88 6
Year K Rank
2016 147 4
2017 192 1
2018 210 1
2019 180 4
Year WP Rank
2014 11 1
2017 9 2
2018 9 2
2019 8 3
2022 11 1
2023 13 2
2024 9 8
Year ERA Rank
2016 2.36 1
2017 3.08 5
2018 2.18 1
2019 3.26 3
2020 2.54 1
2022 3.04 3
2024 2.06 2
Year BABIP Rank
2016 .257 1
2018 .282 2
2019 .323 8
2020 .273 8
2021 .267 10
Year WHIP Rank
2016 1.06 2
2018 1.04 3
2019 1.24 5
2020 1.17 10
Year K/BB Rank
2018 3.39 6
2019 2.90 9
Year RA/9 Rank
2016 10.16 2
2018 10.03 3
2019 11.75 6
Year HR/9 Rank
2016 0.43 2
2017 0.29 1
2018 0.26 1
2019 0.53 1
2020 0.44 1
2021 0.65 4
2022 0.51 1
2023 0.73 9
2024 0.32 1
Year H/9 Rank
2016 6.59 1
2017 8.51 10
2018 6.63 2
2019 8.20 4
2020 7.41 3
2022 7.73 10
Year BB/9 Rank
2018 2.70 10
2019 2.97 8
Year K/9 Rank
2016 7.07 7
2017 9.39 2
2018 9.16 3
2019 8.63 6
Year QS Rank
2015 13 9
2016 21 1
2017 17 4
2018 23 2
2019 19 3
2020 26 1
2022 24 2
2024 25 3
Year QSP Rank
2016 .840 1
2017 .607 6
2018 .821 2
2019 .704 4
2020 .788 1
2022 .727 3
2024 .758 6
Year CG Rank
2016 4 3
2017 1 7
2018 2 4
2019 1 7
2022 3 8
2024 2 6
Year CGP Rank
2016 .160 3
2017 .036 9
2018 .071 3
2019 .037 4
2024 .061 9
Year SHO Rank
2014 0 10
2015 0 5
2016 0 5
2017 0 6
2018 2 2
2019 0 6
2021 1 5
2023 1 8
2024 2 1
Year GB% Rank
2016 0.60 2
2017 0.57 4
2018 0.60 2
2019 0.68 1
2020 0.64 3
2021 0.64 1
2022 0.66 3
2023 0.64 4
2024 0.58 4
Year WAR Rank
2016 4.2 3
2017 5.8 1
2018 7.0 1
2019 4.8 3
2020 5.2 4
2024 5.3 4
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