P Masuhiro 'Wacky' Yamada -- NIP #79
Age: 36 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Morale: Great    
10/16/1956
P MASUHIRO 'WACKY' YAMADA -- NIP #79 - AGE: 36 - BATS: R - THROWS: R - MORALE: GREAT
G GS Rec SV ERA IP HA HR BB K WHIP WAR
31 31 9-10 0 3.62 189.0 194 20 54 157 1.31 4.1
PITCHING RATINGS (OSA)
Overall Pot. Overall Vs Left Vs Right Pot.
Stuff 67 69 66 67
Movement 75 75 74 76
Control 55 55 54 55
PITCHING RATINGS
Pitch Cur. Pot.
Fastball 81 81
Changeup 65 65
Screwball 51 51
Forkball 43 44
 
OTHER PITCHING RATINGS
Velocity 93-95 Mph
Stamina 39
Suggested Role Starter
Groundball Percentage 71 %
Hold Runners 43
Defense 47
RUN/BUNT RATINGS
Running Speed: 17
Stealing Ability: 45
Baserunning Inst.: 18
Sacrifice Bunt: 26
Bunt for Hit: 1
   
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result Start IP H R ER BB K Dec
09/17/1956 SEA Win, 6-4 X 6.2 3 0 0 3 7 Win
09/12/1956 MTL Win, 7-4 X 5.0 3 1 1 5 4
09/07/1956 @ HOU Win, 2-1 X 6.1 5 1 1 2 5
09/01/1956 BAR Win, 5-4 X 6.0 6 4 4 2 5
08/27/1956 HOL Win, 3-0 X 7.0 5 0 0 2 4 Win
08/21/1956 @ WTS Win, 7-5 X 6.0 7 4 3 2 2
08/16/1956 LOU Win, 3-1 X 7.0 3 0 0 3 6 Win
08/10/1956 CLT Win, 5-2 X 7.0 6 2 2 1 7 Win
08/05/1956 @ MTL Win, 6-4 X 8.0 6 1 1 2 5
07/31/1956 @ KIT Loss, 2-6 X 6.0 7 5 5 2 5 Loss
PERSONALITY
Leader Ability:Very Low
Loyalty:Normal
Desire f. Win:High
Greed:Very High
Intelligence:High
Work Ethic:High
Birthday:08/25/1920
Born in:Otsu, SHI
Nationality:Japanese
Height:6' 6"
Weight:210 lbs
Local Popularity:Extremely Popular
National Pop.:Popular
STATUS
Contract:Major League Contract
Salary:$43,000
Signed Through:1957 Season
Major Service:12 Years, 82 Days
Service This Yr:172 Days
40-Man Service:6 Years, 79 Days
Pro Service:13 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Not eligible, free agent after contract expires!
Option Years:3 option years left
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:1942, 1st Pick in Round 1
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 9 10 0 3.62 189.0 194 80 76 20 54 157 0 0.0 0 16 51.6
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 11.95 9.24 7.48 2.57 3.90 1.31 85 4.1 .320        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 418 122 21 3 12 48 30 87 2 3 2 .292 .341 .443 .783      
vs. RHB 300 72 9 2 8 32 24 70 1 7 1 .240 .298 .363 .661      
POLARIS UNION BASEBALL 1956 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
April 5 5 1 3 0 3.68 29.1 34 12 12 3 13 24  
May 6 6 1 2 0 3.72 38.2 40 17 16 5 6 29  
June 6 6 2 2 0 4.82 37.1 43 20 20 4 6 35  
July 5 5 1 3 0 5.84 24.2 33 18 16 4 7 24  
August 5 5 3 0 0 1.54 35.0 27 7 6 2 10 24  
September 4 4 1 0 0 2.25 24.0 17 6 6 2 12 21  
Spring Training 5 4 0 2 0 7.13 17.2 23 14 14 2 6 13  
Last Year 35 29 8 12 0 4.99 180.1 193 104 100 23 61 129  
2 Years Ago 31 31 17 3 0 3.40 185.1 177 74 70 24 65 137  
Career 189 183 69 51 0 4.16 1096.0 1122 532 506 119 380 838  
Home 19 19 7 4 0 3.30 117.1 114 45 43 12 28 106  
Road 12 12 2 6 0 4.14 71.2 80 35 33 8 26 51  
Grass 31 31 9 10 0 3.62 189.0 194 80 76 20 54 157  
Day 6 6 2 2 0 3.43 39.1 40 15 15 2 11 31  
Night 25 25 7 8 0 3.67 149.2 154 65 61 18 43 126  
As Starter 31 31 9 10 0 3.62 189.0 194 80 76 20 54 157  
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+
1943 Orix - NPB 22 13 0 1 3 0 6.87 18.1 20 14 14 0 8 16 0 0 1.53 .377 2.17 0.5 58
1944 Chunichi - NPB 23 34 19 10 7 2 3.91 142.2 152 72 62 13 60 115 1 1 1.49 .316 4.16 1.8 106
1945 Chunichi - NPB 24 33 29 14 9 1 2.69 201.0 175 67 60 7 57 157 0 0 1.15 .284 2.78 5.6 142
1946 Chunichi - NPB 25 31 31 15 8 0 3.22 209.2 178 80 75 12 49 173 4 1 1.08 .274 2.96 5.4 119
1947 Chunichi - NPB 26 30 30 10 12 0 3.13 181.1 182 80 63 17 58 163 0 0 1.32 .312 3.56 3.0 121
1948 Chunichi - NPB 27 30 30 18 3 0 3.45 201.0 173 78 77 20 54 162 1 1 1.13 .266 3.66 3.2 111
1949 Chunichi - NPB 28 16 16 3 7 0 3.83 96.1 90 45 41 8 26 79 0 0 1.20 .293 3.22 2.0 97
1950 Chunichi - NPB 29 30 30 15 9 0 3.52 199.2 187 84 78 13 66 157 2 0 1.27 .293 3.35 4.2 111
1951 Waterloo - PUB 30 28 28 10 9 0 4.37 156.2 164 79 76 17 60 123 0 0 1.43 .311 4.12 2.4 98
1952 Waterloo - PUB 31 32 32 11 10 0 4.71 189.0 208 108 99 18 63 141 0 0 1.43 .325 3.83 3.8 93
1953 Waterloo - PUB 32 18 18 6 4 0 3.98 110.2 108 51 49 14 48 91 0 0 1.41 .306 4.53 1.4 112
1953 Houston - PUB 32 14 14 8 3 0 3.81 85.0 78 36 36 3 29 60 0 0 1.26 .302 3.33 2.2 117
1953 Total - PUB 32 32 32 14 7 0 3.91 195.2 186 87 85 17 77 151 0 0 1.34 .305 4.01 3.7 114
1954 Houston - PUB 33 31 31 17 3 0 3.40 185.1 177 74 70 24 65 137 1 0 1.31 .288 4.70 2.0 136
1955 Oakland - PUB 34 18 18 4 5 0 5.10 107.2 113 65 61 17 38 72 0 0 1.40 .294 5.02 0.8 88
1955 Kinuso - PUB 34 17 11 4 7 0 4.83 72.2 80 39 39 6 23 57 0 0 1.42 .335 3.63 1.7 93
1955 Total - PUB 34 35 29 8 12 0 4.99 180.1 193 104 100 23 61 129 0 0 1.41 .311 4.46 2.4 90
1956 Kinuso - PUB 35 21 21 5 9 0 4.28 124.0 143 62 59 14 30 107 0 0 1.40 .350 3.81 2.8 105
1956 Orlando - PUB 35 10 10 4 1 0 2.35 65.0 51 18 17 6 24 50 0 0 1.15 .257 4.07 1.2 192
1956 Total - PUB 35 31 31 9 10 0 3.62 189.0 194 80 76 20 54 157 0 0 1.31 .320 3.90 3.9 125
Total PUB 189 183 69 51 0 4.16 1096.0 1122 532 506 119 380 838 1 0 1.37 .310 4.17 18.4 111
Total NPB 217 185 86 58 3 3.38 1250.0 1157 520 470 90 378 1022 8 3 1.23 .291 3.34 25.6 116
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+
1942 Total - COL 21 15 15 7 3 0 2.47 98.1 83 31 27 5 27 121 0 0 1.12 .322 2.25 3.8 100
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+
1946 Chunichi - NPB 25 1 1 1 0 0 2.84 6.1 6 3 2 0 0 8 0 0 0.95 .353 0.00 0.0 0
1947 Chunichi - NPB 26 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 2.0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 2.00 .400 0.00 0.0 0
1948 Chunichi - NPB 27 3 3 1 1 0 2.33 19.1 12 7 5 1 5 15 0 0 0.88 .196 0.00 0.0 0
1950 Chunichi - NPB 29 3 3 1 1 0 3.32 21.2 20 8 8 2 5 14 1 0 1.15 .281 0.00 0.0 0
1951 Waterloo - PUB 30 4 4 2 1 0 3.29 27.1 22 11 10 2 11 18 0 0 1.21 .253 0.00 0.0 0
1952 Waterloo - PUB 31 2 2 1 0 0 4.91 11.0 9 7 6 1 4 6 0 0 1.18 .235 0.00 0.0 0
1953 Houston - PUB 32 2 2 1 1 0 4.50 12.0 13 7 6 3 6 4 0 0 1.58 .263 0.00 0.0 0
1954 Houston - PUB 33 2 2 1 1 0 3.21 14.0 9 6 5 2 6 6 0 0 1.07 .163 0.00 0.0 0
1955 Kinuso - PUB 34 3 3 0 1 0 6.06 16.1 23 11 11 3 6 11 0 0 1.78 .364 0.00 0.0 0
Total PUB 13 13 5 4 0 4.24 80.2 76 42 38 11 33 45 0 0 1.35 .261 5.06 110.8
Total NPB 8 8 3 2 0 2.74 49.1 40 18 15 3 12 39 1 0 1.05 .261 3.15 173.8
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
1943 Orix - ML P 13 0 0 5 1 5 0 1.000 18.1 2.45 -0.1 1.025
1944 Chunichi - ML P 34 19 4 21 0 26 1 .962 142.2 1.58 -1.0 .987
1945 Chunichi - ML P 33 29 11 29 1 42 2 .952 201.0 1.79 -2.0 .975
1946 Chunichi - ML P 31 31 16 28 2 46 2 .957 209.2 1.89 -1.8 .975
1947 Chunichi - ML P 30 30 11 20 2 32 1 .969 181.1 1.54 -2.9 .860
1948 Chunichi - ML P 30 30 15 30 6 47 2 .957 201.0 2.01 -0.3 1.036
1949 Chunichi - ML P 16 16 4 12 1 16 0 1.000 96.1 1.49 -0.2 1.029
1950 Chunichi - ML P 30 30 20 28 3 52 4 .923 199.2 2.16 -0.3 1.042
1951 Waterloo - ML P 28 28 11 28 2 41 2 .951 156.2 2.24 -0.9 .980
1952 Waterloo - ML P 32 32 18 35 1 56 3 .946 189.0 2.52 +0.0 .976
1953 Waterloo - ML P 18 18 9 23 3 33 1 .970 110.2 2.60 +1.3 1.084
1953 Houston - ML P 14 14 5 13 1 19 1 .947 85.0 1.91 -0.3 .942
1954 Houston - ML P 31 31 10 26 2 37 1 .973 185.1 1.75 +1.1 1.034
1955 Oakland - ML P 18 18 6 29 2 35 0 1.000 107.2 2.93 +0.9 1.041
1955 Kinuso - ML P 17 11 7 12 0 19 0 1.000 72.2 2.35 +0.2 1.008
1956 Orlando - ML P 10 10 5 7 0 12 0 1.000 65.0 1.66 +0.1 1.008
1956 Kinuso - ML P 21 21 12 22 0 34 0 1.000 124.0 2.47 -0.8 .934
TOTAL P 406 368 164 368 27 552 20 .964 2346.0 2.04 -6.9 .996
PLAYER HISTORY
11/01/1942 Drafted in the 1942 first-year player draft (Round 1, Pick 1, 1st overall pick) by the Tohoku Golden Eagles.
12/20/1942 Signed with the Tohoku Golden Eagles organization for a signing bonus of $107,690 and a 3-year major league contract worth a total of $54,450.
01/01/1943 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 57 (84); Movement: 71 (83); Control: 40 (71).
03/27/1943 Named the #2 prospect in the NPB
05/26/1943 Was traded by the Tohoku Golden Eagles to the Orix Buffaloes, along with MR Nobuyori Chikafuji, in exchange for CF Yoshitomo Nishi.
10/25/1943 Was traded by the Orix Buffaloes to the Chunichi Dragons, along with MR Eisaku Yamane, SP Jin Suzuki, SP Sugimoto Hashimoto, CF Hidetada Hamada, in exchange for SP Toshinobu Fujimoto.
01/01/1944 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 73 (90); Movement: 79 (84); Control: 47 (57).
03/25/1944 Named the #5 prospect in the NPB
06/11/1944 Pitches a 4-hit shutout against the Hiroshima Carp with 8 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
08/26/1944 Injured (wrist soreness), day-to-day for 2 weeks.
09/17/1944 Wins the 1944 NPB JCL Newcomer of the Year Award.
01/01/1945 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 91 (94); Movement: 80 (82); Control: 49 (55).
06/02/1945 Was selected to the 1945 Nippon Professional Baseball League All-Star Game.
09/10/1945 Signed a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $21,000 with the Chunichi Dragons organization.
01/01/1946 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 85 (87); Movement: 84 (84); Control: 59 (61).
05/09/1946 Signed a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $23,000 with the Chunichi Dragons organization.
05/21/1946 Pitches a 2-hit shutout against the Yomiuri Giants with 9 strikeouts and 0 BB allowed!
06/08/1946 Was selected to the 1946 Nippon Professional Baseball League All-Star Game.
09/11/1946 Won the 1946 Nippon Professional Baseball League Round 1 with the Chunichi Dragons!
01/01/1947 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 87 (89); Movement: 87 (87); Control: 60 (62).
04/24/1947 Injured (wrist soreness), day-to-day for 6 days.
06/07/1947 Was selected to the 1947 Nippon Professional Baseball League All-Star Game.
07/10/1947 Signed a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $25,000 with the Chunichi Dragons organization.
09/04/1947 Injured (strained forearm), out for 2 weeks.
09/13/1947 Won the 1947 Nippon Professional Baseball League Round 1 with the Chunichi Dragons!
01/01/1948 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 79 (80); Movement: 87 (87); Control: 58 (59).
04/08/1948 Injured (conjunctivitis), day-to-day for 4 days.
04/23/1948 Pitches a 6-hit shutout against the Yokohama BayStars with 2 strikeouts and 0 BB allowed!
05/28/1948 Signed a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $27,000 with the Chunichi Dragons organization.
06/05/1948 Was selected to the 1948 Nippon Professional Baseball League All-Star Game.
09/11/1948 Won the 1948 Nippon Professional Baseball League Round 1 with the Chunichi Dragons!
09/25/1948 Wins the 1948 NPB JCL Outstanding Pitcher Award.
01/01/1949 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 80 (81); Movement: 87 (87); Control: 56 (57).
04/09/1949 Signed a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $29,000 with the Chunichi Dragons organization.
05/07/1949 Injured (mild oblique strain), day-to-day for one week.
05/29/1949 Injured on 05/27/1949, diagnosed with a forearm strain, will miss 3 months.
01/01/1950 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 83 (83); Movement: 87 (87); Control: 56 (56).
06/03/1950 Was selected to the 1950 Nippon Professional Baseball League All-Star Game.
07/25/1950 Signed a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $31,000 with the Chunichi Dragons organization.
09/09/1950 Won the 1950 Nippon Professional Baseball League Round 1 with the Chunichi Dragons!
01/01/1951 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 76 (76); Movement: 84 (84); Control: 56 (56).
02/23/1951 Signed a 5-year contract worth a total of $140,000 with the Waterloo Spitfires organization.
01/01/1952 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 68 (68); Movement: 75 (76); Control: 52 (52).
01/01/1953 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 66 (68); Movement: 73 (75); Control: 53 (53).
07/16/1953 Was traded by the Waterloo Spitfires to the Houston Colt .45s in exchange for SP Gabriel Martínez, RF Juan Zapata, C Manny Rodríguez, SP Juan Jose González.
01/01/1954 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 65 (67); Movement: 72 (73); Control: 55 (55).
10/25/1954 Wins the 1954 Polaris Classic with the Houston Colt .45s.
11/02/1954 Was traded by the Houston Colt .45s to the Oakland Oaks in exchange for RP Ken O'Reilly.
01/01/1955 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 66 (67); Movement: 73 (74); Control: 55 (55).
07/21/1955 Was traded by the Oakland Oaks to the Kinuso Blues, along with 2B Sukenobu Shibata Jr. -- NIP, in exchange for 2B William Haas, CF Joe Davis.
07/30/1955 Signed a 2-year contract extension worth a total of $86,000 with the Kinuso Blues organization.
01/01/1956 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 66 (67); Movement: 75 (76); Control: 56 (56).
07/31/1956 Was traded by the Kinuso Blues to the Orlando Oracles, along with RP Juan Salazar, in exchange for LF Mario Rosa.
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year SH Rank
1951 14 9
Year GS Rank
1946 31 2
1947 30 4
1948 30 7
1950 30 7
Year W Rank
1945 14 7
1946 15 2
1948 18 1
1950 15 4
1954 17 4
Year L Rank
1947 12 7
Year Winning % Rank
1945 .609 6
1946 .652 3
1948 .857 1
1950 .625 5
1954 .850 1
Year IP Rank
1945 201.0 10
1946 209.2 10
Year HRA Rank
1948 20 8
Year K Rank
1945 157 8
1946 173 5
1947 163 7
1948 162 5
1950 157 7
Year ERA Rank
1945 2.69 3
1946 3.22 5
1947 3.13 9
1948 3.45 10
1950 3.52 10
1954 3.40 5
1956 3.62 8
Year BABIP Rank
1946 .277 8
1948 .269 5
1954 .288 7
Year WHIP Rank
1945 1.15 9
1946 1.08 1
1948 1.13 4
Year K/BB Rank
1945 2.75 10
1946 3.53 3
1948 3.00 5
Year RA/9 Rank
1945 10.39 9
1946 9.79 1
1948 10.39 4
1950 11.40 7
Year HR/9 Rank
1945 0.31 1
1946 0.52 2
1950 0.59 9
Year H/9 Rank
1945 7.84 8
1946 7.64 4
1948 7.75 4
1950 8.43 6
1954 8.60 6
Year BB/9 Rank
1946 2.10 5
1948 2.42 10
Year K/9 Rank
1945 7.03 8
1946 7.43 5
1947 8.09 3
1948 7.25 5
1950 7.08 5
1951 7.07 10
1954 6.65 9
1956 7.48 4
Year QS Rank
1945 19 6
1946 23 1
1948 21 3
1950 18 8
Year QSP Rank
1945 .655 6
1946 .742 1
1948 .700 4
1950 .600 10
Year SHO Rank
1944 1 7
1946 1 4
1948 1 8
Year GB% Rank
1946 0.58 6
1948 0.60 8
1950 0.72 4
1952 0.70 7
1956 0.66 9
Year WAR Rank
1945 6.7 3
1946 6.9 1
1947 4.4 10
1948 4.7 7
1950 5.5 4
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