P Kiyoemon Saito #52
Age: 34 | Bats: S | Throws: R | Morale: Normal    
11/08/2027
P KIYOEMON SAITO #52 - AGE: 34 - BATS: S - 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 7 6
Movement 4 4 4 4
Control 3 3 3 3
PITCHING RATINGS
Pitch Cur. Pot.
Fastball 8 8
Slider 4 4
Changeup 3 3
Circle Change 6 6
 
OTHER PITCHING RATINGS
Velocity 95-97 Mph
Stamina 8
Suggested Role BP/Emergency SP
Type Groundball Pitcher
Hold Runners 8
Defense 5
RUN/BUNT RATINGS
Running Speed: 1
Stealing Ability: 1
Baserunning Inst.: 2
Sacrifice Bunt: 9
Bunt for Hit: 1
   
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result Start IP H R ER BB K Dec
03/08/2027 @ HAR Loss, 1-5 2.0 5 6 6 3 2
01/23/2027 @ MER Loss, 4-8 X 8.2 7 3 3 4 9 Win
01/20/2027 @ ACA Loss, 1-3 X 8.0 4 3 3 4 10
01/15/2027 @ ZAP Loss, 0-7 X 8.0 8 3 3 4 3 Loss
01/14/2027 @ BT Win, 7-4 X 4.2 7 8 8 2 6 Loss
01/11/2027 @ MER Loss, 4-13 2.0 0 0 0 0 5 Win
04/13/2023 @ KAW Win, 10-0 0.2 0 0 0 1 1
04/10/2023 @ KUR Win, 6-1 3.1 3 0 0 0 4
04/07/2023 @ MOR Win, 13-9 1.1 7 5 5 1 0
04/02/2023 MOR Win, 4-2 1.2 1 0 0 1 3
PERSONALITY
Other people normally feel relaxed around him.
High: Loyalty
Low: Leader
Birthday:12/08/1992
Born in:Saitama, SAI
Nationality:Japanese
Height:5' 11"
Weight:220 lbs
Local Popularity:Well Known
National Pop.:Fair
STATUS
Contract:None, Free Agent
Salary:-
Signed Through:-
Major Service:10 Years, -319 Days
Service This Yr:None
40-Man Service:8 Years, -244 Days
Pro Service:12 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Not eligible, free agent after contract expires!
Option Years:Out of option years
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:2014, 1st Pick in Round 1
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 23 4 3 3 0 4.50 66.0 47 34 33 4 34 70 1 25.0 0 3 75.0
Pitching SVO BS SV% RA GF R/9 H/9 K/9 BB/9 FIP WHIP FIP- WAR BABIP        
Overall 4 0 0.0 19 5 11.73 6.41 9.55 4.64 3.38 1.23 73 1.4 .279        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 97 22 6 1 3 15 16 27 0 3 1 .227 .342 .402 .744      
vs. RHB 131 25 7 2 1 19 18 43 0 6 4 .191 .307 .298 .605      
LEAGUE OF THE RISING SUN 2023 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
Spring Training 10 4 2 2 0 6.25 40.1 42 28 28 4 20 43  
Career 176 131 47 53 1 4.48 865.0 844 471 431 104 410 740  
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 Kawaguchi - LRS-JPN 22 5 5 2 2 0 4.74 24.2 24 16 13 0 21 26 0 0 1.82 .348 4.12 0.4 90
2016 Kawaguchi - LRS-JPN 23 4 4 1 2 0 6.16 19.0 25 14 13 3 11 16 0 0 1.89 .400 5.24 0.1 71
2017 Kawaguchi - LRS-JPN 24 29 29 5 17 0 5.76 156.1 192 112 100 23 81 111 0 0 1.75 .338 5.07 0.4 72
2018 Kawaguchi - LRS-JPN 25 28 28 4 12 0 4.58 155.1 146 84 79 22 73 138 1 1 1.41 .281 4.95 0.9 94
2019 Shin Seiki - LRS-JPN 26 27 27 10 6 0 4.18 163.2 158 82 76 16 73 138 0 0 1.41 .311 4.57 2.6 114
2020 Shin Seiki - LRS-JPN 27 20 20 11 3 0 2.87 135.0 114 52 43 12 49 102 1 1 1.21 .261 4.12 2.5 160
2020 Naha - LRS-JPN 27 12 12 3 4 0 6.13 72.0 87 50 49 17 32 62 0 0 1.65 .330 6.11 -0.2 76
2020 Total - LRS-JPN 27 32 32 14 7 0 4.00 207.0 201 102 92 29 81 164 1 1 1.36 .285 4.81 2.0 113
2021 Okinawa - PEBA 28 16 4 1 3 0 9.23 39.0 50 42 40 8 27 19 0 0 1.97 .298 7.00 -0.8 47
2021 Shin Seiki - PEBA 28 1 0 0 0 0 3.86 2.1 1 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0.43 .000 6.86 -0.1 111
2021 Total - PEBA 28 17 4 1 3 0 8.93 41.1 51 43 41 9 27 21 0 0 1.89 .286 6.99 -0.9 47
2022 Kawaguchi - LRS-JPN 29 28 2 8 4 1 3.08 73.0 51 27 25 7 36 77 0 0 1.19 .257 3.76 1.2 141
2023 Kawaguchi - LRS-JPN 30 23 4 3 3 0 4.50 66.0 47 34 33 4 34 70 1 0 1.23 .279 3.38 1.4 103
Total PEBA 17 4 1 3 0 8.93 41.1 51 43 41 9 27 21 0 0 1.89 .286 6.99 -0.8 51
Total LRS-JPN 176 131 47 53 1 4.48 865.0 844 471 431 104 410 740 3 2 1.45 .302 4.63 9.3 107
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+
2011 Aoyama Gakuin - COL 18 11 11 6 2 0 3.08 79.0 63 27 27 13 22 95 3 1 1.08 .282 3.76 1.6 139
2012 Aoyama Gakuin - COL 19 12 12 5 7 0 3.35 91.1 78 36 34 8 31 117 1 0 1.19 .333 2.95 2.4 115
2013 Aoyama Gakuin - COL 20 3 3 2 0 0 2.01 22.1 13 5 5 0 5 32 1 0 0.81 .295 1.19 1.3 195
2014 Aoyama Gakuin - COL 21 11 11 4 3 0 4.76 70.0 63 42 37 6 33 74 1 0 1.37 .313 3.75 1.3 88
2014 Taito - AAA 21 12 12 6 2 0 4.28 73.2 91 39 35 6 25 85 0 0 1.57 .423 3.20 1.8 93
2016 Taito - AAA 23 23 8 8 2 1 3.00 84.0 75 33 28 3 31 101 0 0 1.26 .346 2.69 2.5 135
2021 Kyoto - AAA 28 8 8 5 0 0 2.35 53.2 46 17 14 5 25 36 0 0 1.32 .259 4.83 0.5 191
2024 Kuwana - IND 31 5 5 0 4 0 8.87 22.1 30 23 22 9 11 16 0 0 1.84 .309 9.07 -0.8 46
2025 New Jersey - IND 32 49 0 7 1 2 3.38 64.0 49 27 24 6 31 83 0 0 1.25 .297 3.56 0.6 121
Total GBB AAA 8 8 5 0 0 2.35 53.2 46 17 14 5 25 36 0 0 1.32 .259 4.83 190.6
Total MD-JPN AAA 35 20 14 4 1 3.60 157.2 166 72 63 9 56 186 0 0 1.41 .384 2.93 115.2
Total TCC-JPN COL 37 37 17 12 0 3.53 262.2 217 110 103 27 91 318 6 1 1.17 .310 3.26 121.9
Total WIL 54 5 7 5 2 4.80 86.1 79 50 46 15 42 99 0 0 1.40 .300 4.98 101.6
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+
2011 Aoyama Gakuin - TCC-JPN COL 18 3 3 0 2 0 4.56 23.2 23 12 12 6 4 34 2 0 1.14 .333 0.00 0.0 0
2014 Aoyama Gakuin - TCC-JPN COL 21 3 3 0 1 0 4.11 15.1 15 7 7 3 12 19 0 0 1.76 .324 0.00 0.0 0
2020 Naha - LRS-JPN 27 1 1 1 0 0 2.25 8.0 3 2 2 1 0 5 0 0 0.38 .095 0.00 0.0 0
2022 Kawaguchi - LRS-JPN 29 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.1 1 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0.86 .250 0.00 0.0 0
Total LRS-JPN 2 1 1 0 0 1.74 10.1 4 2 2 1 1 8 0 0 0.48 .120 3.27 385.0
Total TCC-JPN COL 6 6 0 3 0 4.38 39.0 38 19 19 9 16 53 2 0 1.38 .330 4.76 97.2
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
2011 Aoyama Gakuin - COL P 11 11 6 14 0 20 0 1.000 79.0 2.28 -0.2 .000
2012 Aoyama Gakuin - COL P 12 12 2 17 3 19 0 1.000 91.1 1.87 -0.2 .000
2013 Aoyama Gakuin - COL P 3 3 0 2 0 2 0 1.000 22.1 0.81 -0.2 .996
2014 Taito - AAA P 12 12 1 11 1 12 0 1.000 73.2 1.47 -0.6 .945
2014 Aoyama Gakuin - COL P 11 11 1 15 0 18 2 .889 70.0 2.06 -0.8 .951
2015 Kawaguchi - INT P 5 5 0 5 0 6 1 .833 24.2 1.82 +0.0 1.008
2016 Taito - AAA P 23 8 4 19 2 24 1 .958 84.0 2.46 -0.1 1.002
2016 Kawaguchi - INT P 4 4 0 4 0 4 0 1.000 19.0 1.89 +0.0 1.011
2017 Kawaguchi - INT P 29 29 5 20 0 26 1 .962 156.1 1.44 -0.6 .970
2018 Kawaguchi - INT P 28 28 14 21 0 36 1 .972 155.1 2.03 +0.1 .998
2019 Shin Seiki - INT P 27 27 10 29 2 40 1 .975 163.2 2.14 -0.3 .977
2020 Naha - INT P 12 12 1 13 1 16 2 .875 72.0 1.75 -0.8 .904
2020 Shin Seiki - INT P 20 20 11 16 2 28 1 .964 135.0 1.80 +0.7 1.084
2021 Shin Seiki - ML P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 2.1 0.00 -0.0 .000
2021 Okinawa - ML P 16 4 3 7 0 11 1 .909 39.0 2.31 -0.5 .891
2021 Kyoto - AAA P 8 8 0 3 0 4 1 .750 53.2 0.50 -0.5 .777
2022 Kawaguchi - INT P 28 2 5 13 1 18 0 1.000 73.0 2.22 +1.7 1.181
2023 Kawaguchi - INT P 23 4 1 15 0 16 0 1.000 66.0 2.18 +0.8 1.087
2024 Kuwana - IND P 5 5 1 4 1 6 1 .833 22.1 2.01 -0.1 .975
2025 New Jersey - IND P 44 0 1 7 0 9 1 .889 64.0 1.13 -0.6 .900
TOTAL P 322 205 66 235 13 315 14 .956 1466.2 1.85 -2.0 .996
PLAYER HISTORY
06/12/2010 Joined the Aoyama Gakuin Mighty Missionaries.
01/01/2011 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 1 (4); Movement: 1 (3); Control: 1 (5).
03/26/2011 Injured (sore elbow), day-to-day for 4 days.
01/01/2012 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 2 (6); Movement: 5 (5); Control: 1 (5).
01/01/2013 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 2 (5); Movement: 5 (5); Control: 1 (4).
04/10/2013 Injured (partially torn ulnar collateral ligament (elbow)), out for 7-8 months.
01/01/2014 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 3 (6); Movement: 5 (5); Control: 2 (5).
05/15/2014 Injured (shoulder soreness), day-to-day for 5 days.
06/14/2014 Released by the Aoyama Gakuin Mighty Missionaries.
06/21/2014 Drafted in the 2014 first-year player draft (Round 1, Pick 1, 1st overall pick) by the Kawaguchi Transmitters.
07/08/2014 Signed with the Kawaguchi Transmitters organization for a signing bonus of $1,300,000 and a 6-year major league contract worth a total of $3,600,000.
01/01/2015 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 5 (6); Control: 2 (4).
05/04/2015 Named the #14 prospect in the LRS-JPN
05/31/2015 Injured (torn UCL (Tommy John surgery)), out for 12-13 months.
01/01/2016 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 3 (5).
04/27/2016 Suffered setback in recovery from injury, will miss another 2 months.
09/01/2016 Wins the MD-JPN AAA MD-JPN AAA Pitcher of the Month Award.
11/01/2016 Named Minor League Pitcher of the Year by the Kawaguchi Transmitters organization.
01/01/2017 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 3 (5).
06/25/2017 Injured (back tightness), day-to-day for 1 day.
10/04/2017 Injured (tender elbow), day-to-day for 1-2 weeks.
01/01/2018 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 3 (5).
08/29/2018 Pitches a 5-hit shutout against the Shin Seiki Evas with 8 strikeouts and 3 BB allowed!
09/03/2018 Injured (back stiffness), out for one week.
01/01/2019 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 4 (5).
03/10/2019 Was traded by the Kawaguchi Transmitters to the Shin Seiki Evas, along with a 3rd draft pick, in exchange for SP Takao Sato, MR Yoshiiku Maeda, $500,000.
09/27/2019 Injured (sore thumb), day-to-day for 3 days.
11/06/2019 Won the 2019 League of the Rising Sun Neo-Tokyo Cup with the Shin Seiki Evas!
12/01/2019 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $600,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2020 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 8 (8); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 5 (7).
05/09/2020 Signed a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $1,700,000 with the Shin Seiki Evas organization.
05/31/2020 Pitches a 1-hit shutout against the Lupin Cliff Hangers with 6 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
06/01/2020 Wins the LRS-JPN SSG Pitcher of the Month Award.
07/11/2020 Was selected to the 2020 League of the Rising Sun All-Star Game.
07/28/2020 Was traded by the Shin Seiki Evas to the Naha Shisa in exchange for a 1st draft pick, a 3rd draft pick.
01/01/2021 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 7 (7); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 5 (5).
06/22/2021 Got claimed off waivers by Shin Seiki while with Okinawa.
08/16/2021 Injured (strained hamstring), out for 2-3 months.
11/07/2021 Released by the Shin Seiki Evas.
11/16/2021 Signed a 3-year contract worth a total of $12,440,000 with the Kawaguchi Federals organization.
01/01/2022 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 7 (7); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 5 (5).
07/01/2022 Was selected to the 2022 League of the Rising Sun All-Star Game.
01/01/2023 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 8 (8); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 5 (5).
01/01/2024 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 8 (8); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 5 (5).
10/20/2024 Became a free agent.
01/01/2025 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 8 (8); Movement: 5 (5); Control: 5 (5).
02/19/2025 Signed a 1-year minor league contract with the New Jersey Hitmen organization.
10/19/2025 Became a free agent.
01/01/2026 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 7 (7); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 5 (5).
01/01/2027 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 4 (4); Control: 3 (3).
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year GS Rank
2017 29 3
2018 28 3
2019 27 4
Year W Rank
2019 10 9
2020 11 8
Year L Rank
2017 17 1
2018 12 4
Year Win. % Rank
2019 .625 8
Year IP Rank
2019 163.2 7
Year BF Rank
2017 733 8
2018 690 10
2019 709 9
Year HRA Rank
2017 23 7
2018 22 6
Year BB Rank
2017 81 1
2018 73 2
2019 73 2
Year K Rank
2018 138 9
2019 138 9
Year ERA Rank
2018 4.58 10
2019 4.18 9
Year BABIP Rank
2018 .282 4
2019 .312 5
Year WHIP Rank
2019 1.41 9
Year RA/9 Rank
2019 13.31 10
Year HR/9 Rank
2018 1.27 10
2019 0.88 3
Year H/9 Rank
2018 8.46 5
2019 8.69 5
Year K/9 Rank
2018 8.00 5
2019 7.59 9
Year QS Rank
2018 12 10
2019 14 6
2020 13 9
Year QSP Rank
2018 .429 10
2019 .519 7
Year CG Rank
2018 1 7
2020 1 5
Year CGP Rank
2018 .036 7
2019 .000 5
Year SHO Rank
2015 0 5
2016 0 5
2017 0 6
2018 1 4
2019 0 6
2020 1 2
2020 0 7
Year GB% Rank
2017 0.57 2
2018 0.54 4
2019 0.50 8
Year WAR Rank
2019 2.6 9
Saturday, October 20th, 2018 - OOTP Baseball 18.8 Build 76