MLB Baseball

#18
Yusei Kikuchi
ERA W-L K
3.95 6-5 117
Team: SeattleHt / Wt: 6-0 / 200
Position: SPBorn: 6/17/1991 Birthplace: Morioka, Japan
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: Signed via MLB-Japan


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July 24 10:32 PM PT11:32 PM MT12:32 AM CT1:32 AM ET1:32 ET5:32 GMT13:32 10:32 PM MST12:32 AM EST11:32 PM CST1:02 AM VEN9:32 UAE11:32 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi allowed three runs on six hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 4-3 on Friday. Kikuchi struck out 12, ending the game with a 3.95 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
July 18 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET1:09 ET5:09 GMT13:09 10:09 PM MST12:09 AM EST11:09 PM CST12:39 AM VEN9:09 UAE11:09 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi fell to 6-5, allowing seven runs on nine hits and one walk in 5.0 innings, as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Los Angeles Angels 9-4 on Saturday. Kikuchi struck out seven, ending the game with a 3.92 ERA and 1.13 WHIP on the season.
July 11 10:53 AM PT11:53 AM MT12:53 PM CT1:53 PM ET13:53 ET17:53 GMT1:53 10:53 AM MST12:53 PM EST11:53 AM CST1:23 PM VEN21:53 UAE11:53 AM CT-The Mariners reinstated Kikuchi from the injured list Monday, making him eligible to participate in the All-Star Game.
Analysis: Kikuchi was selected to the American League All-Star team for the first time in his career and is Seattle's lone representative. The Mariners placed Kikuchi on the injured list Sunday but did not disclose an injury and manager Scott Servais said he could not comment but wasn't concerned about Kikuchi's status. Prior to being tagged for five runs in five innings in a loss to the Yankees on July 7, the lefty was 3-0 with a 1.01 ERA in his previous four outings.
July 8 10:20 PM PT11:20 PM MT12:20 AM CT1:20 AM ET1:20 ET5:20 GMT13:20 10:20 PM MST12:20 AM EST11:20 PM CST12:50 AM VEN9:20 UAE11:20 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi fell to 6-4, allowing five runs on eight hits and three walks in 5.0 innings, as the Seattle Mariners lost to the New York Yankees 5-4 on Wednesday. Kikuchi struck out five, ending the game with a 3.48 ERA and 1.09 WHIP on the season.
July 1 1:37 PM PT2:37 PM MT3:37 PM CT4:37 PM ET16:37 ET20:37 GMT4:37 1:37 PM MST3:37 PM EST2:37 PM CST4:07 PM VEN0:37 UAE (+1)2:37 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi improved to 6-3, allowing one run on five hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 7-2 on Thursday. Kikuchi struck out six, ending the game with a 3.18 ERA and 1.03 WHIP on the season.
June 26 10:35 PM PT11:35 PM MT12:35 AM CT1:35 AM ET1:35 ET5:35 GMT13:35 10:35 PM MST12:35 AM EST11:35 PM CST1:05 AM VEN9:35 UAE11:35 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi improved to 5-3, allowing one run on two hits and four walks in 5.2 innings, as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Chicago White Sox 9-3 on Friday. Kikuchi struck out six, ending the game with a 3.34 ERA and 1.04 WHIP on the season.
June 19 10:11 PM PT11:11 PM MT12:11 AM CT1:11 AM ET1:11 ET5:11 GMT13:11 10:11 PM MST12:11 AM EST11:11 PM CST12:41 AM VEN9:11 UAE11:11 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi improved to 4-3, allowing one run on four hits and three walks in 7.0 innings, as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 5-1 on Friday. Kikuchi struck out six, ending the game with a 3.46 ERA and 1.04 WHIP on the season.
June 12 4:56 PM PT5:56 PM MT6:56 PM CT7:56 PM ET19:56 ET23:56 GMT7:56 4:56 PM MST6:56 PM EST5:56 PM CST7:26 PM VEN3:56 UAE (+1)5:56 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi allowed three hits and three walks without giving up a run in 7.0 innings as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Cleveland Indians 5-4 on Saturday. Kikuchi struck out six, ending the game with a 3.67 ERA and 1.05 WHIP on the season.
June 6 10:16 PM PT11:16 PM MT12:16 AM CT1:16 AM ET1:16 ET5:16 GMT13:16 10:16 PM MST12:16 AM EST11:16 PM CST12:46 AM VEN9:16 UAE11:16 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi allowed four runs - two earned - on five hits in 4.0 innings as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Los Angeles Angels 12-5 on Saturday. Kikuchi struck out eight, ending the game with a 3.92 ERA and 1.05 WHIP on the season.
May 30 4:15 PM PT5:15 PM MT6:15 PM CT7:15 PM ET19:15 ET23:15 GMT7:15 4:15 PM MST6:15 PM EST5:15 PM CST6:45 PM VEN3:15 UAE (+1)5:15 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi improved to 3-3, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk in 6.2 innings, as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Texas Rangers 4-2 on Sunday. Kikuchi struck out five, ending the game with a 3.88 ERA and 1.04 WHIP on the season.
May 25 10:06 PM PT11:06 PM MT12:06 AM CT1:06 AM ET1:06 ET5:06 GMT13:06 10:06 PM MST12:06 AM EST11:06 PM CST12:36 AM VEN9:06 UAE11:06 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi improved to 2-3, allowing one run on four hits and two walks in 6.0 innings, as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Oakland Athletics 4-2 on Monday. Kikuchi struck out three, ending the game with a 4.02 ERA and 1.09 WHIP on the season.
May 18 9:48 PM PT10:48 PM MT11:48 PM CT12:48 AM ET0:48 ET4:48 GMT12:48 9:48 PM MST11:48 PM EST10:48 PM CST12:18 AM VEN8:48 UAE10:48 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi fell to 1-3, allowing three runs on three hits and four walks in 6.0 innings, as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Detroit Tigers 4-1 on Monday. Kikuchi struck out eight, ending the game with a 4.32 ERA and 1.10 WHIP on the season.
May 12 10:14 PM PT11:14 PM MT12:14 AM CT1:14 AM ET1:14 ET5:14 GMT13:14 10:14 PM MST12:14 AM EST11:14 PM CST12:44 AM VEN9:14 UAE11:14 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi allowed three runs on six hits and one walk in 6.1 innings as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 on Tuesday. Kikuchi struck out 11, ending the game with a 4.30 ERA and 1.09 WHIP on the season.
May 5 3:12 PM PT4:12 PM MT5:12 PM CT6:12 PM ET18:12 ET22:12 GMT6:12 3:12 PM MST5:12 PM EST4:12 PM CST5:42 PM VEN2:12 UAE (+1)4:12 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi fell to 1-2, allowing three runs on five hits and one walk in 7.0 innings, as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Baltimore Orioles 6-0 on Wednesday. Kikuchi struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.30 ERA and 1.09 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 29 1:57 PM PT2:57 PM MT3:57 PM CT4:57 PM ET16:57 ET20:57 GMT4:57 1:57 PM MST3:57 PM EST2:57 PM CST4:27 PM VEN0:57 UAE (+1)2:57 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi improved to 1-1, allowing one hit and two walks over 7.0 scoreless innings, as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Houston Astros 1-0 on Thursday. Kikuchi struck out seven, ending the game with a 4.40 ERA and 1.14 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 23 7:44 PM PT8:44 PM MT9:44 PM CT10:44 PM ET22:44 ET2:44 GMT10:44 7:44 PM MST9:44 PM EST8:44 PM CST10:14 PM VEN6:44 UAE (+1)8:44 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi fell to 0-1, allowing five runs on six hits and three walks in 4.2 innings, as the Seattle Mariners lost to the Boston Red Sox 6-5 on Friday. Kikuchi struck out one, ending the game with a 5.70 ERA and 1.35 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 17 10:23 PM PT11:23 PM MT12:23 AM CT1:23 AM ET1:23 ET5:23 GMT13:23 10:23 PM MST12:23 AM EST11:23 PM CST12:53 AM VEN9:23 UAE11:23 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi allowed five runs on six hits and three walks in 7.0 innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Houston Astros 6-5 on Friday. Kikuchi struck out three, ending the game with a 4.74 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 10 2:29 PM PT3:29 PM MT4:29 PM CT5:29 PM ET17:29 ET21:29 GMT5:29 2:29 PM MST4:29 PM EST3:29 PM CST4:59 PM VEN1:29 UAE (+1)3:29 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi allowed two runs on five hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the Seattle Mariners defeated the Minnesota Twins 4-3 on Saturday. Kikuchi struck out six, ending the game with a 3.75 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 3 10:32 PM PT11:32 PM MT12:32 AM CT1:32 AM ET1:32 ET5:32 GMT13:32 10:32 PM MST12:32 AM EST11:32 PM CST1:02 AM VEN9:32 UAE11:32 PM CT-Yusei Kikuchi allowed three runs on six hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the Seattle Mariners lost to the San Francisco Giants 6-3 on Friday. Kikuchi struck out 10, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.17 WHIP on the season.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2019 Sea 6 11 0 - 0 32 32 1 161.2 195 109 98 36 50 0 116 1.52 5.46
2020 Sea 2 4 0 - 0 9 9 0 47.0 41 27 27 3 20 0 47 1.30 5.17
2021 Sea 6 5 0 - 0 18 18 0 109.1 88 49 48 20 36 0 117 1.13 3.95
Career 14 20 0 - 0 59 59 1 318.0 324 185 173 59 106 0 280 1.35 4.90

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2019 Sea 32 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2021 Sea 18 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 59 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .000 .000 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 545 99 91 95.6 32.79
Slider 323 87 77 83 19.43
Changeup 134 90 84 86.2 8.06
Split-Finger 25 89 82 85.9 1.5
Cut Fastball 635 96 88 91.5 38.21

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