P Masahiro Sakamoto #46
Age: 32 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Morale: Normal    
12/16/2024
P MASAHIRO SAKAMOTO #46 - AGE: 32 - 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 6 6 6 6
Movement 6 6 6 6
Control 3 3 3 3
PITCHING RATINGS
Pitch Cur. Pot.
Fastball 5 5
Changeup 6 6
Splitter 6 6
Knuckle Curve 5 5
 
OTHER PITCHING RATINGS
Velocity 91-93 Mph
Stamina 6
Suggested Role Starter
Groundball Percentage 51 %
Hold Runners 5
Defense 4
RUN/BUNT RATINGS
Running Speed: 2
Stealing Ability: 3
Baserunning Inst.: 5
Sacrifice Bunt: 10
Bunt for Hit: 1
   
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result Start IP H R ER BB K Dec
01/23/2024 @ ZAP Loss, 4-6 X 7.1 7 5 5 5 7 Win
01/22/2024 @ BT Loss, 4-9 X 8.0 9 4 4 4 4 Win
01/19/2024 @ SLP Win, 6-1 X 2.2 4 3 3 2 3 Loss
01/17/2024 @ ACA Loss, 2-3 X 7.0 3 0 0 3 9 Win
01/15/2024 @ GCR Loss, 0-1 X 7.1 7 1 1 1 5 Win
01/13/2024 @ NAU Loss, 5-18 X 6.0 6 2 2 6 3
01/10/2024 @ NAU Win, 7-4 X 5.1 10 3 3 2 2
04/11/2024 @ WIN Loss, 0-10 X 7.1 3 1 1 2 3 Win
04/12/2024 @ AGU Win, 5-1 X 6.2 5 1 1 2 10 Win
04/07/2024 @ CHU Win, 10-0 X 7.0 5 3 3 1 7 Win
PERSONALITY
Leader Ability:Very High
Loyalty:Normal
Desire f. Win:Very High
Greed:Low
Intelligence:High
Work Ethic:Normal
Birthday:08/16/1992
Born in:Takikawa, HOK
Nationality:Japanese
Height:6' 7"
Weight:245 lbs
Local Popularity:Fair
National Pop.:Insignificant
STATUS
Contract:None, Free Agent
Salary:-
Signed Through:-
Major Service:
Service This Yr:
40-Man Service:
Pro Service:
Arbitration Eligibility:
Option Years:
Contract Extension:
Drafted:2011, 8th Pick in Round 3
LEAGUE OF THE RISING SUN 2023 PITCHING STATS
Pitching G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG CG% SHO QS QS%
Overall 7 7 4 1 0 3.71 43.2 46 18 18 3 23 33 1 14.3 0 3 42.9
Pitching SVO BS SV% RA GF R/9 H/9 K/9 BB/9 FIP WHIP FIP- WAR BABIP        
Overall 0 0 0.0 0 0 14.22 9.48 6.80 4.74 4.04 1.58 90 0.6 .316        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 48 12 4 0 1 6 4 11 0 0 0 .250 .308 .396 .704      
vs. RHB 124 34 4 0 2 12 19 22 0 0 0 .274 .371 .355 .725      
LEAGUE OF THE RISING SUN 2023 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
Spring Training 7 7 4 1 0 3.71 43.2 46 18 18 3 23 33  
Last Year 7 7 4 1 0 3.71 43.2 46 18 18 3 23 33  
Career 142 51 17 23 1 4.42 421.1 408 222 207 49 171 317  
MINARAI DOUMEI 2019 PITCHING STATS
Pitching G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG CG% SHO QS QS%
Overall 3 3 2 0 0 2.51 14.1 10 4 4 1 2 11 0 0.0 0 2 66.7
Pitching SVO BS SV% RA GF R/9 H/9 K/9 BB/9 FIP WHIP FIP- WAR BABIP        
Overall 0 0 0.0 0 0 7.53 6.28 6.91 1.26 3.45 0.84 71 0.4 .220        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 18 2 2 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 .111 .111 .222 .333      
vs. RHB 35 8 1 0 1 2 2 9 0 0 0 .229 .270 .343 .613      
MINARAI DOUMEI 2019 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
August 2 2 2 0 0 1.93 14.0 9 3 3 1 2 11  
Spring Training 1 1 0 0 0 27.00 0.1 1 1 1 0 0 0  
Career 30 30 12 11 0 3.21 174.0 130 66 62 15 49 151  
Grass 1 1 1 0 0 2.45 7.1 6 2 2 1 0 8  
Turf 1 1 1 0 0 1.35 6.2 3 1 1 0 2 3  
Day 1 1 1 0 0 2.45 7.1 6 2 2 1 0 8  
Night 1 1 1 0 0 1.35 6.2 3 1 1 0 2 3  
As Starter 2 2 2 0 0 1.93 14.0 9 3 3 1 2 11  
JAPANESE TRIPLE A 2020 PITCHING STATS
Pitching G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG CG% SHO QS QS%
Overall 17 17 11 5 0 2.86 116.1 78 39 37 10 35 101 1 5.9 0 13 76.5
Pitching SVO BS SV% RA GF R/9 H/9 K/9 BB/9 FIP WHIP FIP- WAR BABIP        
Overall 0 0 0.0 0 0 9.36 6.03 7.81 2.71 4.04 0.97 78 3.1 .228        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 134 25 8 1 2 11 17 33 1 5 3 .187 .290 .306 .596      
vs. RHB 273 53 12 0 8 28 18 68 1 3 5 .194 .256 .326 .582      
JAPANESE TRIPLE A 2020 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
March 10 10 6 4 0 3.11 66.2 45 24 23 7 23 56  
April 7 7 5 1 0 2.54 49.2 33 15 14 3 12 45  
Career 17 17 11 5 0 2.86 116.1 78 39 37 10 35 101  
Grass 17 17 11 5 0 2.86 116.1 78 39 37 10 35 101  
Day 8 8 6 2 0 2.38 56.2 37 16 15 4 16 47  
Night 9 9 5 3 0 3.32 59.2 41 23 22 6 19 54  
As Starter 17 17 11 5 0 2.86 116.1 78 39 37 10 35 101  
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+
2015 Kure - LRS-JPN 22 8 8 0 3 0 5.21 38.0 29 22 22 5 21 20 0 0 1.32 .214 5.58 -0.1 82
2016 Kure - LRS-JPN 23 30 19 5 10 0 4.91 110.0 107 67 60 16 43 87 0 0 1.36 .281 4.83 0.7 88
2017 Kure - LRS-JPN 24 22 4 0 3 1 4.14 37.0 37 18 17 3 21 28 0 0 1.57 .312 4.37 0.2 100
2018 Kure - LRS-JPN 25 59 0 3 1 0 4.11 103.0 89 52 47 14 35 95 0 0 1.20 .279 4.25 0.4 105
2019 Kure - LRS-JPN 26 11 11 5 3 0 3.57 75.2 77 31 30 5 23 45 0 0 1.32 .301 4.16 1.5 131
2019 Kuwana - LRS-JPN 26 5 2 0 2 0 8.36 14.0 23 14 13 3 5 9 0 0 2.00 .377 6.32 -0.1 57
2019 Total - LRS-JPN 26 16 13 5 5 0 4.32 89.2 100 45 43 8 28 54 0 0 1.43 .315 4.49 1.4 109
2020 West Virginia - PEBA 27 6 6 3 2 0 6.46 30.2 36 23 22 6 21 27 0 0 1.86 .349 6.45 -0.3 68
2021 West Virginia - PEBA 28 15 0 0 2 1 4.31 31.1 29 17 15 3 10 25 0 0 1.24 .277 3.51 0.4 97
2022 West Virginia - PEBA 29 19 0 1 0 1 2.96 45.2 31 15 15 2 20 32 0 0 1.12 .227 3.37 0.6 143
2023 Tokyo South - LRS-JPN 30 7 7 4 1 0 3.71 43.2 46 18 18 3 23 33 1 0 1.58 .316 4.04 0.6 121
Total PEBA 40 6 4 4 2 4.35 107.2 96 55 52 11 51 84 0 0 1.37 .276 4.29 0.7 108
Total LRS-JPN 142 51 17 23 1 4.42 421.1 408 222 207 49 171 317 1 0 1.37 .289 4.56 3.2 103
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 Osaka Toin HS - HS 17 11 11 5 3 0 4.03 76.0 84 42 34 10 18 52 1 0 1.34 .339 5.22 0.5 116
2011 Osaka Toin HS - HS 18 11 11 5 2 0 4.34 66.1 79 38 32 7 16 59 0 0 1.43 .362 5.19 1.2 130
2011 Shojo - A 18 21 21 5 8 0 2.82 140.2 123 48 44 3 44 46 2 1 1.19 .256 3.01 1.5 101
2012 Shojo - A 19 16 16 7 5 0 3.75 108.0 102 46 45 3 38 67 2 0 1.30 .297 3.21 1.6 88
2013 Shojo - A 20 16 16 10 2 0 2.47 109.1 82 34 30 6 29 90 0 0 1.02 .254 2.77 3.1 155
2014 Shojo - A 21 16 16 11 2 0 3.16 105.1 79 38 37 5 44 107 0 0 1.17 .276 2.73 2.8 116
2015 Ikari - AAA 22 16 16 7 5 0 3.27 104.2 74 38 38 8 31 82 1 0 1.00 .237 4.01 1.5 125
2017 Ikari - AAA 24 11 11 3 6 0 3.27 55.0 46 24 20 6 16 58 0 0 1.13 .267 3.66 1.1 129
2019 Gojira - AAA 26 3 3 2 0 0 2.51 14.1 10 4 4 1 2 11 0 0 0.84 .220 3.45 0.4 193
2020 Kyoto - AAA 27 17 17 11 5 0 2.86 116.1 78 39 37 10 35 101 1 0 0.97 .228 4.04 3.1 182
2020 Mansfield - AAA 27 7 7 1 2 0 5.16 45.1 51 28 26 7 18 29 0 0 1.52 .297 5.47 0.2 92
2020 Total - AAA 27 24 24 12 7 0 3.51 161.2 129 67 63 17 53 130 1 0 1.13 .251 0.00 0.0 0
2021 Mansfield - AAA 28 19 19 6 7 0 3.96 116.0 122 56 51 8 39 96 1 0 1.39 .320 3.77 2.4 110
Total GBB AAA 26 26 7 9 0 4.30 161.1 173 84 77 15 57 125 1 0 1.43 .313 4.25 104.6
Total MD-JPN AAA 30 30 12 11 0 3.21 174.0 130 66 62 15 49 151 1 0 1.03 .245 3.85 131.6
Total RK-JPN A 69 69 33 17 0 3.03 463.1 386 166 156 17 155 310 4 1 1.17 .270 2.94 113.7
Total NK-JPN HS 22 22 10 5 0 4.17 142.1 163 80 66 17 34 111 1 0 1.38 .350 5.21 122.5
Total JAP AAA 17 17 11 5 0 2.86 116.1 78 39 37 10 35 101 1 0 0.97 .228 4.04 181.9
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+
2011 Osaka Toin HS - NK-JPN HS 18 2 1 0 0 0 1.59 5.2 4 1 1 0 3 8 0 0 1.24 .364 0.00 0.0 0
2012 Shojo - RK-JPN A 19 2 2 2 0 0 0.53 17.0 7 2 1 0 4 12 0 0 0.65 .156 0.00 0.0 0
2013 Shojo - RK-JPN A 20 2 2 2 0 0 2.51 14.1 5 4 4 2 6 13 0 0 0.77 .094 0.00 0.0 0
2016 Kure - LRS-JPN 23 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4.00 .400 0.00 0.0 0
2021 West Virginia - PEBA 28 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.50 .200 0.00 0.0 0
Total PEBA 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1.50 .200 5.25 999.0
Total LRS-JPN 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.0 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4.00 .400 9.13 999.0
Total RK-JPN A 4 4 4 0 0 1.44 31.1 12 6 5 2 10 25 0 0 0.70 .130 3.09 406.2
Total NK-JPN HS 2 1 0 0 0 1.59 5.2 4 1 1 0 3 8 0 0 1.24 .364 3.55 354.8
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
2010 Osaka Toin HS - HS P 11 11 5 38 0 44 1 .977 76.0 5.09 -0.0 .000
2011 Shojo - A P 21 21 9 25 0 35 1 .971 140.2 2.18 -0.9 .000
2011 Osaka Toin HS - HS P 11 11 2 13 1 15 0 1.000 66.1 2.04 -0.0 .000
2012 Shojo - A P 16 16 6 12 2 20 2 .900 108.0 1.50 -0.9 .000
2013 Shojo - A P 16 16 5 10 0 17 2 .882 109.1 1.23 -1.1 .939
2014 Shojo - A P 16 16 3 5 0 8 0 1.000 105.1 0.68 -0.2 1.105
2015 Ikari - AAA P 16 16 4 14 0 18 0 1.000 104.2 1.55 -0.5 .945
2015 Kure - INT P 8 8 0 6 0 6 0 1.000 38.0 1.42 +0.0 1.008
2016 Kure - INT P 30 19 4 15 0 20 1 .950 110.0 1.55 +1.1 1.112
2017 Ikari - AAA P 11 11 1 5 0 6 0 1.000 55.0 0.98 -0.4 .757
2017 Kure - INT P 22 4 2 3 0 6 1 .833 37.0 1.22 -0.0 1.009
2018 Kure - INT P 59 0 3 17 1 21 1 .952 103.0 1.75 +0.5 1.050
2019 Gojira - AAA P 3 3 1 1 0 2 0 1.000 14.1 1.26 -0.0 1.003
2019 Kure - INT P 11 11 3 9 0 13 1 .923 75.2 1.43 -0.9 .835
2019 Kuwana - INT P 5 2 0 5 0 5 0 1.000 14.0 3.21 +0.0 1.002
2020 West Virginia - ML P 6 6 0 7 2 7 0 1.000 30.2 2.05 -0.4 .900
2020 Mansfield - AAA P 7 7 3 7 2 10 0 1.000 45.1 1.99 +0.2 1.033
2020 Kyoto - AAA P 17 17 3 18 4 22 1 .955 116.1 1.62 +0.9 1.038
2021 West Virginia - ML P 14 0 2 1 1 3 0 1.000 31.1 0.86 -0.1 1.040
2021 Mansfield - AAA P 19 19 2 12 0 14 0 1.000 116.0 1.09 +0.2 1.036
2022 West Virginia - ML P 19 0 4 8 1 12 0 1.000 45.2 2.36 -0.0 1.026
2023 Tokyo South - INT P 7 7 5 1 0 6 0 1.000 43.2 1.24 +0.0 .972
TOTAL P 345 221 67 232 14 310 11 .965 1586.1 1.70 -2.6 1.003
PLAYER HISTORY
11/03/2009 Joined the Osaka Toin HS Eijisu Masters.
01/01/2010 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 13 (50); Movement: 1 (62); Control: 1 (59).
05/20/2010 Injured (flexor-pronator strain (elbow)), out for 4 weeks.
01/01/2011 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 1 (5); Movement: 1 (8); Control: 1 (7).
06/01/2011 Won the 2011 Nihon Koyaren Koshien with the Osaka Toin HS Eijisu Masters!
06/02/2011 Released by the Osaka Toin HS Eijisu Masters.
06/15/2011 Drafted in the 2011 first-year player draft (Round 3, Pick 8, 32nd overall Pick) by the Fushigi Yugi Celestial Warriors.
07/21/2011 Injured (back soreness), out for 1-2 weeks.
08/15/2011 Pitches a 3-hit shutout against the Nagano Olympians with 3 strikeouts and 0 BB allowed!
01/01/2012 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 2 (5); Movement: 4 (6); Control: 1 (7).
05/07/2012 Named the #59 prospect in the LRS-JPN
10/18/2012 Won the 2012 Ruukii Kyuugi Dokaben with the Shojo Ninjas!
01/01/2013 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 3 (5); Movement: 5 (6); Control: 1 (6).
05/06/2013 Named the #80 prospect in the LRS-JPN
10/20/2013 Won the 2013 Ruukii Kyuugi Dokaben with the Shojo Ninjas!
01/01/2014 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (5); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 2 (6).
05/05/2014 Named the #87 prospect in the LRS-JPN
11/11/2014 Was traded by the Fushigi Yugi Celestial Warriors to the Kure Arsenal, along with a 6th draft pick, in exchange for a 1st draft pick.
01/01/2015 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 3 (6).
05/04/2015 Named the #94 prospect in the LRS-JPN
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: 6 (6); Control: 4 (6).
04/17/2016 Injured (wrist soreness), day-to-day for 3 days.
11/04/2016 Won the 2016 League of the Rising Sun Neo-Tokyo Cup with the Kure Arsenal!
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: 6 (6); Control: 4 (6).
06/06/2017 Injured (abdominal soreness), day-to-day for 2 days.
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: 6 (6); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 5 (6).
08/26/2018 Injured (hamstring strain), out for 2 months.
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: 6 (6); Control: 6 (7).
07/21/2019 Was traded by the Kure Arsenal to the Kuwana Steel Dragons, along with SP Kyoichi Yoshimura, a 1st draft pick, a 2nd draft pick, a 4th draft pick, in exchange for SS Bing-zhang Chien, SP Eitoku Tamura, a 5th draft pick.
08/18/2019 Was traded by the Kuwana Steel Dragons to the Hyakujuu Shinkansen, along with MR Kiyoshi Murakami, SP Orlando Zavala, RF Katsuhito Sakurai, in exchange for SP Yoichibei Kichida, 1B Yoshimasa Yamada, MR Katsumoto Ohayashi, LF Doug Lee.
09/08/2019 Injured (partially torn labrum), out for 6 weeks.
10/04/2019 Suffered setback in recovery from injury, will miss another 4-5 weeks.
12/01/2019 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $300,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2020 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 5 (5); Control: 6 (7).
06/17/2020 Was selected to the 2020 Japanese Triple A All-Star Game.
07/01/2020 Wins the JAP AAA SL1 Pitcher of the Month Award.
07/11/2020 Was traded by the Shin Seiki Evas to the West Virginia Alleghenies, along with 2B Masaki Shimizu, 2B Takane Chikafuji, MR Sadahige Kamida, CL Josť Torres, in exchange for C Roger Bruce, RF Albert Oliveira.
10/04/2020 Finished 3rd in 2020 JAP AAA SL1 Outstanding Pitcher Award voting.
01/01/2021 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 5 (5); Control: 6 (6).
12/01/2021 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $500,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2022 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (6); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 5 (5).
07/23/2022 Injured (torn rotator cuff), out for 13-14 months.
10/26/2022 Released by the West Virginia Alleghenies.
01/01/2023 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 5 (5).
08/14/2023 Signed a 1-year minor league contract with the Tokyo South Manatees organization.
11/05/2023 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $492,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2024 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (6); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 3 (3).
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year G Rank
2018 59 8
Year L Rank
2016 10 10
Year WP Rank
2016 8 3
Year RA Rank
2018 59 7
Year SHO Rank
2015 0 5
2016 0 5
2017 0 6
2018 0 8
2019 0 6
2019 0 4
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