P Katsunosuki Amano -- NIP #19
Age: 34 | Bats: L | Throws: L | Morale: Great    
10/16/1956
P KATSUNOSUKI AMANO -- NIP #19 - AGE: 34 - BATS: L - THROWS: L - MORALE: GREAT
G GS Rec SV ERA IP HA HR BB K WHIP WAR
31 31 11-15 0 3.71 230.2 257 27 41 130 1.29 3.7
PITCHING RATINGS (OSA)
Overall Pot. Overall Vs Left Vs Right Pot.
Stuff 55 60 54 56
Movement 61 63 60 61
Control 76 79 75 76
PITCHING RATINGS
Pitch Cur. Pot.
Fastball 64 66
Slider 54 54
Curveball 53 53
Changeup 53 54
Circle Change 47 47
OTHER PITCHING RATINGS
Velocity 96-98 Mph
Stamina 95
Suggested Role Starter
Groundball Percentage 53 %
Hold Runners 87
Defense 55
RUN/BUNT RATINGS
Running Speed: 59
Stealing Ability: 70
Baserunning Inst.: 75
Sacrifice Bunt: 80
Bunt for Hit: 12
   
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result Start IP H R ER BB K Dec
09/14/1956 HOU Loss, 1-5 X 5.0 9 5 5 1 3 Loss
09/10/1956 @ KIT Loss, 1-3 X 8.0 10 3 3 2 2 Loss
09/04/1956 @ KIN Loss, 2-3 X 8.0 8 2 2 1 2
08/30/1956 LOU Win, 15-5 X 9.0 11 5 5 1 4 Win
08/25/1956 @ HON Loss, 4-5 X 8.1 11 5 5 3 4 Loss
08/19/1956 @ SEA Win, 3-1 X 9.0 6 1 1 0 2 Win
08/14/1956 @ MTL Win, 5-3 X 9.0 8 3 3 0 3 Win
08/08/1956 @ HOU Win, 4-1 X 9.0 11 1 1 2 7 Win
08/03/1956 @ BAR Loss, 3-7 X 4.0 9 6 6 1 5 Loss
07/28/1956 @ HOL Win, 5-3 X 9.0 8 3 3 2 10 Win
PERSONALITY
Leader Ability:Very Low
Loyalty:Normal
Desire f. Win:Normal
Greed:Very High
Intelligence:Very High
Work Ethic:Normal
Birthday:07/22/1922
Born in:Yokohama, KAN
Nationality:Japanese
Height:6' 1"
Weight:220 lbs
Local Popularity:Fair
National Pop.:Fair
STATUS
Contract:Major League Contract
Salary:$50,000
Signed Through:1957 Season
Major Service:4 Years, None
Service This Yr:172 Days
40-Man Service:4 Years, None
Pro Service:15 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Arbitration eligible in offseason
Option Years:3 option years left
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:1940, 4th Pick in Round 4
POLARIS UNION BASEBALL 1956 PITCHING STATS
Pitching G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG CG% SHO QS QS%
Overall 31 31 11 15 0 3.71 230.2 257 109 95 27 41 130 13 41.9 1 18 58.1
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 11.90 10.03 5.07 1.60 4.33 1.29 95 3.7 .307        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 361 92 13 3 10 44 12 49 4 3 2 .255 .280 .391 .670      
vs. RHB 541 165 39 4 17 65 29 81 1 11 5 .305 .345 .486 .832      
POLARIS UNION BASEBALL 1956 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
April 5 5 3 1 0 3.12 34.2 40 21 12 4 2 26  
May 6 6 1 4 0 5.85 40.0 52 26 26 4 13 20  
June 5 5 2 2 0 1.66 38.0 30 10 7 3 4 25  
July 6 6 1 4 0 3.51 48.2 52 21 19 6 11 27  
August 6 6 4 2 0 3.91 48.1 56 21 21 5 7 25  
September 3 3 0 2 0 4.29 21.0 27 10 10 5 4 7  
Spring Training 9 9 4 1 0 4.58 35.1 37 18 18 4 10 19  
Last Year 33 33 13 12 0 3.73 248.2 272 112 103 32 49 149  
2 Years Ago 35 34 12 13 0 4.66 233.2 241 127 121 38 50 148  
Career 135 131 57 46 1 3.91 963.1 1020 453 418 121 175 600  
Home 10 10 4 6 0 4.01 74.0 84 44 33 12 14 50  
Road 21 21 7 9 0 3.56 156.2 173 65 62 15 27 80  
Grass 31 31 11 15 0 3.71 230.2 257 109 95 27 41 130  
Day 10 10 5 4 0 3.02 83.1 90 32 28 4 15 49  
Night 21 21 6 11 0 4.09 147.1 167 77 67 23 26 81  
As Starter 31 31 11 15 0 3.71 230.2 257 109 95 27 41 130  
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+
1941 Hanshin - NPB 18 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 .000 3.20 0.0 999
1942 Hanshin - NPB 19 3 0 0 0 0 2.57 7.0 6 2 2 0 4 2 0 0 1.43 .240 4.44 -0.0 158
1944 Chiba - NPB 21 5 1 2 0 1 2.12 17.0 10 4 4 1 5 14 1 0 0.88 .220 3.15 0.4 197
1945 Chiba - NPB 22 15 15 7 4 0 4.43 105.2 121 61 52 7 38 57 5 0 1.50 .310 4.01 1.1 86
1946 Chiba - NPB 23 27 27 12 11 0 3.94 201.0 204 103 88 11 49 113 9 1 1.26 .286 3.57 3.4 97
1947 Chiba - NPB 24 21 21 5 12 0 3.75 165.2 163 73 69 6 43 102 8 1 1.24 .296 3.23 3.5 101
1947 Yokohama - NPB 24 8 8 5 3 0 1.46 67.2 55 16 11 1 11 33 7 2 0.98 .245 2.98 1.6 259
1947 Total - NPB 24 29 29 10 15 0 3.09 233.1 218 89 80 7 54 135 15 3 1.17 .281 3.16 5.1 123
1948 Yokohama - NPB 25 32 32 14 14 0 3.36 260.0 265 116 97 22 58 146 14 1 1.24 .282 3.93 3.0 114
1949 Yokohama - NPB 26 30 30 13 12 0 3.33 243.0 252 102 90 16 55 128 13 1 1.26 .289 3.68 3.3 112
1950 Yokohama - NPB 27 31 31 13 15 0 3.56 245.1 247 116 97 23 53 160 14 1 1.22 .289 3.91 3.1 110
1951 Yokohama - NPB 28 31 31 12 16 0 3.94 242.1 239 113 106 29 57 149 19 3 1.22 .276 4.24 2.3 101
1952 Yokohama - NPB 29 31 31 19 8 0 3.09 256.0 255 97 88 16 56 171 18 3 1.21 .298 3.39 5.9 135
1953 Wetaskiwin - PUB 30 36 33 21 6 1 3.56 250.1 250 105 99 24 35 173 6 0 1.14 .297 3.61 6.0 125
1954 Wetaskiwin - PUB 31 35 34 12 13 0 4.66 233.2 241 127 121 38 50 148 9 1 1.25 .282 4.89 2.5 99
1955 Wetaskiwin - PUB 32 33 33 13 12 0 3.73 248.2 272 112 103 32 49 149 8 1 1.29 .303 4.40 3.6 120
1956 Wetaskiwin - PUB 33 31 31 11 15 0 3.71 230.2 257 109 95 27 41 130 13 1 1.29 .307 4.33 3.7 122
Total PUB 135 131 57 46 1 3.91 963.1 1020 453 418 121 175 600 36 3 1.24 .297 4.30 15.8 117
Total NPB 235 227 102 95 1 3.50 1811.0 1817 803 704 132 429 1075 108 13 1.24 .287 3.72 27.7 116
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+
1940 Total - HS 17 13 13 8 1 0 1.99 99.1 86 25 22 3 18 106 0 0 1.05 .286 2.03 4.3 100
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+
1949 Yokohama - NPB 26 2 2 1 0 0 3.55 12.2 13 5 5 1 1 8 1 0 1.11 .308 0.00 0.0 0
1953 Wetaskiwin - PUB 30 3 2 0 2 0 2.51 14.1 14 7 4 2 4 12 0 0 1.26 .300 0.00 0.0 0
Total PUB 3 2 0 2 0 2.51 14.1 14 7 4 2 4 12 0 0 1.26 .300 4.21 177.7
Total NPB 2 2 1 0 0 3.55 12.2 13 5 5 1 1 8 1 0 1.11 .308 3.03 104.9
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
1941 Hanshin - ML P 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 0.1 0.00 -0.0 .000
1942 Hanshin - ML P 3 0 0 1 0 1 0 1.000 7.0 1.29 -0.0 1.042
1944 Chiba - ML P 5 1 2 3 1 5 0 1.000 17.0 2.65 +0.4 1.551
1945 Chiba - ML P 15 15 3 12 1 16 1 .938 105.2 1.28 -1.1 .971
1946 Chiba - ML P 27 27 8 27 1 38 3 .921 201.0 1.57 -1.4 .000
1947 Yokohama - ML P 8 8 5 12 0 20 3 .850 67.2 2.26 -0.6 .976
1947 Chiba - ML P 21 21 10 25 2 36 1 .972 165.2 1.90 -1.2 .999
1948 Yokohama - ML P 32 32 16 39 2 57 2 .965 260.0 1.90 -1.9 .965
1949 Yokohama - ML P 30 30 13 36 4 51 2 .961 243.0 1.81 +0.0 1.060
1950 Yokohama - ML P 31 31 13 27 2 43 3 .930 245.1 1.47 -1.7 .943
1951 Yokohama - ML P 31 31 13 30 3 43 0 1.000 242.1 1.60 +0.8 1.102
1952 Yokohama - ML P 31 31 13 33 1 47 1 .979 256.0 1.62 -0.4 1.001
1953 Wetaskiwin - ML P 36 33 16 36 3 56 4 .929 250.1 1.87 -2.3 .883
1954 Wetaskiwin - ML P 35 34 13 36 1 50 1 .980 233.2 1.89 +0.2 .983
1955 Wetaskiwin - ML P 33 33 16 40 3 57 1 .982 248.2 2.03 +1.7 1.053
1956 Wetaskiwin - ML P 31 31 11 33 1 47 3 .936 230.2 1.72 -0.2 .981
TOTAL P 370 358 152 390 25 567 25 .956 2774.1 1.76 -7.5 .995
PLAYER HISTORY
11/01/1940 Drafted in the 1940 first-year player draft (Round 4, Pick 4, 45th overall pick) by the Hanshin Tigers.
12/09/1940 Signed a minor league contract with the Hanshin Tigers organization with a signing bonus of $2,970.
01/01/1941 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 25 (31); Movement: 40 (42); Control: 10 (35).
10/05/1941 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $7,900 through automatic renewal.
01/01/1942 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 25 (31); Movement: 42 (45); Control: 21 (42).
03/28/1942 Named the #37 prospect in the NPB
10/04/1942 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $7,900 through automatic renewal.
10/14/1942 Was traded by the Hanshin Tigers to the Chiba Marines, along with MR Shotaro Inoue, in exchange for C Yoichibei Nan.
01/01/1943 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 33 (46); Movement: 59 (66); Control: 34 (78).
01/01/1944 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 40 (52); Movement: 57 (58); Control: 54 (85).
09/30/1944 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $7,900 through automatic renewal.
01/01/1945 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 51 (52); Movement: 64 (64); Control: 61 (82).
08/06/1945 Injured (sore thumb), day-to-day for 2 days.
09/30/1945 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $7,900 through automatic renewal.
01/01/1946 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 49 (50); Movement: 61 (61); Control: 75 (84).
05/02/1946 Pitches a 3-hit shutout against the Hokkaido Ham Fighters with 7 strikeouts and 2 BB allowed!
06/05/1946 Injured on 06/03/1946, diagnosed with a rotator cuff strain, will miss 2 weeks.
10/03/1946 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $14,000 through arbitration.
01/01/1947 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 54 (55); Movement: 66 (67); Control: 84 (89).
05/05/1947 Pitches a 3-hit shutout against the Fukuoka Hawks with 10 strikeouts and 2 BB allowed!
07/01/1947 Injured (mild shoulder inflammation), out for 1-2 weeks.
07/25/1947 Was traded by the Chiba Marines to the Yokohama BayStars in exchange for 2B Takanori Hashimoto, SP Pedro Torres.
08/05/1947 Pitches a 4-hit shutout against the Hiroshima Carp with 5 strikeouts and 0 BB allowed!
08/11/1947 Injured on 08/10/1947, diagnosed with a sore thumb, is day-to-day.
08/31/1947 Pitches a 4-hit shutout against the Tokyo Swallows with 6 strikeouts and 0 BB allowed!
09/18/1947 Signed a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $16,000 with the Yokohama BayStars organization.
01/01/1948 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 52 (52); Movement: 62 (62); Control: 87 (90).
06/05/1948 Was selected to the 1948 Nippon Professional Baseball League All-Star Game.
07/24/1948 Injured (mild shoulder strain), out for one week.
09/16/1948 Signed a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $19,000 with the Yokohama BayStars organization.
01/01/1949 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 54 (54); Movement: 70 (70); Control: 87 (90).
08/17/1949 Injured on 08/15/1949, diagnosed with a mild hamstring strain, is day-to-day.
09/10/1949 Won the 1949 Nippon Professional Baseball League Round 1 with the Yokohama BayStars!
09/15/1949 Signed a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $21,000 with the Yokohama BayStars organization.
01/01/1950 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 57 (59); Movement: 69 (70); Control: 82 (84).
03/14/1950 Signed a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $23,000 with the Yokohama BayStars organization.
06/03/1950 Was selected to the 1950 Nippon Professional Baseball League All-Star Game.
08/18/1950 Pitches a 6-hit shutout against the Yomiuri Giants with 4 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
01/01/1951 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 59 (59); Movement: 71 (72); Control: 83 (84).
04/20/1951 Pitches a 6-hit shutout against the Hanshin Tigers with 5 strikeouts and 2 BB allowed!
08/01/1951 Wins the NPB JCL Pitcher of the Month Award.
09/22/1951 Signed a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $26,000 with the Yokohama BayStars organization.
01/01/1952 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 57 (59); Movement: 63 (64); Control: 71 (72).
06/07/1952 Was selected to the 1952 Nippon Professional Baseball League All-Star Game.
07/30/1952 Pitches a 4-hit shutout against the Yomiuri Giants with 5 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
08/09/1952 Pitches a 2-hit shutout against the Tokyo Swallows with 8 strikeouts and 3 BB allowed!
09/16/1952 Signed a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $38,400 with the Yokohama BayStars organization.
09/25/1952 Wins the 1952 NPB JCL Outstanding Pitcher Award.
01/01/1953 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 56 (60); Movement: 66 (67); Control: 75 (75).
02/16/1953 Signed a 5-year contract worth a total of $250,000 with the Wetaskiwin Whalers organization.
07/12/1953 Was selected to the 1953 Polaris Union Baseball All-Star Game.
11/09/1953 Finished 2nd in 1953 PUB UL Prime Rook Award voting.
01/01/1954 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 56 (59); Movement: 61 (62); Control: 74 (74).
07/09/1954 Pitches a 2-hit shutout against the Hollywood Stars with 8 strikeouts and 3 BB allowed!
01/01/1955 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 56 (57); Movement: 60 (60); Control: 75 (75).
10/02/1955 Pitches a 6-hit shutout against the Orlando Oracles with 5 strikeouts and 4 BB allowed!
01/01/1956 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 57 (58); Movement: 61 (61); Control: 76 (77).
04/20/1956 Pitches a 6-hit shutout against the Kitscoty Kings with 5 strikeouts and 0 BB allowed!
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year SH Rank
1953 13 9
1954 15 6
1955 14 5
1956 12 9
Year GS Rank
1948 32 1
1949 30 7
1950 31 2
1951 31 2
1952 31 1
1953 33 8
1954 34 4
Year W Rank
1946 12 8
1948 14 4
1949 13 7
1950 13 9
1951 12 7
1952 19 1
1953 21 1
Year L Rank
1946 11 8
1947 12 9
1948 14 3
1949 12 10
1950 15 3
1951 16 2
1956 15 7
Year Winning % Rank
1948 .500 9
1952 .704 2
1953 .778 2
Year IP Rank
1948 260.0 1
1949 243.0 2
1950 245.1 2
1951 242.1 3
1952 256.0 1
1953 250.1 3
1954 233.2 7
1955 248.2 5
Year BF Rank
1948 1117 1
1949 1036 2
1950 1030 1
1951 1013 2
1952 1063 1
1953 1024 3
1954 978 10
1955 1043 6
Year HRA Rank
1948 22 6
1950 23 6
1951 29 2
1954 38 4
Year K Rank
1948 146 8
1950 160 5
1952 171 6
1953 173 6
1954 148 9
Year WP Rank
1949 9 2
1954 10 3
1955 8 5
Year ERA Rank
1948 3.36 9
1949 3.33 7
1952 3.09 2
1953 3.56 7
1955 3.73 9
Year BABIP Rank
1948 .285 10
1951 .279 8
1954 .282 6
Year WHIP Rank
1948 1.24 10
1950 1.22 6
1952 1.21 6
1953 1.14 3
1954 1.25 7
Year K/BB Rank
1950 3.02 7
1951 2.61 9
1952 3.05 6
1953 4.94 4
1954 2.96 6
1955 3.04 8
1956 3.17 9
Year RA/9 Rank
1950 11.67 10
1951 11.40 10
1952 11.21 5
1953 10.75 4
1954 11.52 7
Year HR/9 Rank
1946 0.49 9
1947 0.33 4
1949 0.59 6
1952 0.56 3
Year BB/9 Rank
1946 2.19 9
1947 2.34 6
1948 2.01 5
1949 2.04 9
1950 1.94 4
1951 2.12 6
1952 1.97 5
1953 1.26 4
1954 1.93 9
1955 1.77 7
1956 1.60 6
Year QS Rank
1948 18 6
1949 18 6
1950 18 8
1952 20 1
1953 22 4
1955 20 9
Year QSP Rank
1948 .563 10
1949 .600 9
1952 .645 3
1953 .667 5
1955 .606 9
Year CG Rank
1946 9 6
1947 8 4
1947 7 10
1948 14 2
1949 13 2
1950 14 2
1951 19 1
1952 18 1
1953 6 7
1954 9 3
1955 8 3
1956 13 1
Year CGP Rank
1946 .333 4
1947 .381 2
1948 .438 4
1949 .433 3
1950 .452 2
1951 .613 2
1952 .581 1
1953 .182 8
1954 .265 4
1955 .242 5
1956 .419 1
Year SHO Rank
1941 0 9
1944 0 9
1946 1 6
1947 1 8
1947 2 4
1948 1 8
1949 1 6
1950 1 5
1951 3 1
1952 3 1
1954 1 7
1955 1 5
1956 1 7
Year GB% Rank
1948 0.57 10
Year WAR Rank
1947 4.4 10
1948 4.0 10
1949 4.2 10
1952 5.9 1
1953 6.0 6
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