Yoshihiro Sano
Hiroshima Carp (INT)
Yoshihiro Sano
Nickname:
Grim Reaper
Birthdate:
June 5, 1971 (30 y, 1 m, 14 d)
Born In:
Yokohama, KAN, JPN
Nationality:
Japanese
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6'9"/242
Entry:
Unknown
Contract:
$856k / 4 years (2000-2003)
ML Service Time:
7 years, 11 days

2001 Season Pitching Summary

Team G GS IP W-L SV SD MD BB K ERA FIP FIP- xFIP WAR
Hiroshima - EABL
HIR - EABL
4 4 27.1 2-2 0 0 0 12 20 2.963 3.705 113 3.828 0.20
Current Status
MLB Service Time 7 years, 11 days
40-man Service Time 5 years, 79 days
Time as Pro 11 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
ML DL Days (season) 14 days
Personality
Leadership High
Loyalty Normal
Greed Low
Intelligence Normal
Work Ethic High
Popularity
National Well Known
Local Popular
Current Contract
2000 $214k
2001 $214k ($155k left)
2002 $214k
2003 $214k
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 3 3 3 3 3
vs R 3 3 3 3 3
vs L 3 3 3 3 3
Potential 3 3 3 3 3
Fielding C IF OF
Range 2 2
Error 3 3
Arm 2 6 4
Turn DP 3
C Ability 2
Position
Pitcher 2
Run/Bunt
Speed 2
Stealing 2
Running 2
Sac Bunt 6
Bunt for Hit 2
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 7 6 4
vs R 7 6 4
vs L 7 5 4
Potential 7 6 4
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 8 8
Slider 7 7
Changeup 6 6
Other Pitching
Velocity 99-101 mph
GB % 67%
Arm Slot Normal
Stamina 5
Hold 4
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
2001-06-18
Weight increased from 242 to 243
2001-06-07
Movement Potential increased from 5 to 6
Movement increased from 5 to 6
Movement vs R increased from 5 to 6
GB% increased from 61% to 67%
2001-04-29
Weight increased from 241 to 242
2001-01-07
Control Potential increased from 3 to 4
Control increased from 3 to 4
Control vs R increased from 3 to 4
Control vs L increased from 3 to 4
GB% increased from 60% to 61%
2000-12-22
Local Popularity decreased from Very Popular to Popular
National Popularity decreased from Popular to Well Known
2000-11-28
Control Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Control decreased from 4 to 3
Control vs R decreased from 4 to 3
Control vs L decreased from 4 to 3
GB% increased from 59% to 60%
Local Popularity decreased from Extremely Popular to Very Popular
National Popularity decreased from Very Popular to Popular
2000-10-04
Weight increased from 240 to 241
2000-08-08
Weight decreased from 241 to 240
2000-06-18
Weight increased from 240 to 241
2000-05-29
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks vs L decreased from 4 to 3
Control Potential increased from 3 to 4
Control increased from 3 to 4
Control vs R increased from 3 to 4
Control vs L increased from 3 to 4
2000-01-07
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 3 to 4
Movement vs R decreased from 6 to 5
GB% decreased from 60% to 59%
1999-12-22
Stuff Potential decreased from 8 to 7
Stuff decreased from 8 to 7
Stuff vs R decreased from 8 to 7
Stuff vs L decreased from 8 to 7
Position changed from RP to SP
Role changed from RP to SP
Local Popularity increased from Very Popular to Extremely Popular
1999-11-07
Avoid Ks Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks decreased from 4 to 3
Avoid Ks vs R decreased from 4 to 3
Movement Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Movement decreased from 6 to 5
GB% decreased from 61% to 60%
Local Popularity decreased from Extremely Popular to Very Popular
National Popularity decreased from Extremely Popular to Very Popular
1999-09-24
Weight decreased from 241 to 240
1999-09-19
Hold decreased from 5 to 4
1999-09-02
Weight increased from 240 to 241
1999-06-18
Hold increased from 4 to 5
1999-06-07
Movement Potential increased from 5 to 6
Movement increased from 5 to 6
Weight increased from 239 to 240
1999-05-29
Movement Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Movement decreased from 6 to 5
1999-04-29
Hold decreased from 5 to 4
1999-01-31
Weight increased from 238 to 239
1999-01-23
Weight increased from 237 to 238
1999-01-15
Weight decreased from 238 to 237
1998-11-06
Movement Potential increased from 5 to 6
Movement increased from 5 to 6
GB% increased from 59% to 61%
1998-10-18
Weight decreased from 239 to 238
1998-07-04
Weight decreased from 240 to 239
1998-05-29
Gap Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Gap decreased from 4 to 3
Gap vs L decreased from 4 to 3
GB% increased from 58% to 59%
Weight increased from 239 to 240
1997-12-14
Weight decreased from 240 to 239
1997-12-06
Weight increased from 239 to 240
1997-11-28
Weight decreased from 240 to 239
1997-11-06
Gap Potential increased from 3 to 4
Gap increased from 3 to 4
Power Potential increased from 2 to 3
Power increased from 2 to 3
Power vs R increased from 2 to 3
Power vs L increased from 2 to 3
Movement Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Movement decreased from 6 to 5
GB% decreased from 61% to 58%
1997-09-02
Weight increased from 239 to 240
1997-08-18
Weight increased from 238 to 239
1997-06-24
P defense decreased from 3 to 2
1997-05-29
Gap Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Gap decreased from 4 to 3
Gap vs R decreased from 4 to 3
Eye Potential increased from 2 to 3
Eye increased from 2 to 3
Eye vs R increased from 2 to 3
Eye vs L increased from 2 to 3
Catcher Arm decreased from 3 to 2
Movement Potential increased from 5 to 6
Movement increased from 5 to 6
GB% increased from 59% to 61%
1997-04-29
Weight increased from 236 to 238
1997-02-14
Weight increased from 235 to 236
1996-11-07
Movement Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Movement decreased from 6 to 5
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Extremely Popular
National Popularity increased from Unknown to Extremely Popular
1996-08-23
Weight decreased from 236 to 235
1996-08-18
Weight increased from 235 to 236
1996-07-04
Gap Potential increased from 3 to 4
Gap increased from 3 to 4
Gap vs R increased from 3 to 4
Gap vs L increased from 3 to 4
Power Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Power decreased from 3 to 2
Power vs R decreased from 3 to 2
Power vs L decreased from 3 to 2
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 3 to 4
Catcher Arm increased from 2 to 3
Stuff Potential increased from 7 to 8
Stuff increased from 7 to 8
Stuff vs L increased from 7 to 8
Movement Potential increased from 5 to 6
Movement increased from 5 to 6
1996-05-29
Sac Bunt decreased from 7 to 6
Outfield Error decreased from 4 to 3
Movement Potential decreased from 6 to 5
Movement decreased from 6 to 5
Movement vs L decreased from 6 to 5
GB% decreased from 61% to 59%
Stamina decreased from 6 to 5
Changeup Pot increased from 5 to 6
Changeup increased from 5 to 6
1995-12-30
Weight increased from 233 to 235
1995-10-18
Stuff vs R increased from 7 to 8
Weight increased from 232 to 233
1995-08-03
P defense decreased from 4 to 3
1995-01-07
Avoid Ks increased from 2 to 3
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 2 to 3
Sac Bunt increased from 6 to 7
Outfield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Stuff vs L increased from 6 to 7
Hold increased from 4 to 5
Fastball increased from 7 to 8
Changeup increased from 4 to 5
Local Popularity decreased from Insignficant to Unknown
1994-07-09
Contact increased from 2 to 3
Contact vs R increased from 2 to 3
Contact vs L increased from 2 to 3
Eye Potential decreased from 3 to 2
Eye decreased from 3 to 2
Eye vs R decreased from 3 to 2
Eye vs L decreased from 3 to 2
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 2 to 3
Sac Bunt decreased from 7 to 6
Catcher Arm decreased from 3 to 2
Stuff increased from 6 to 7
GB% increased from 60% to 61%
Stamina increased from 5 to 6
Slider increased from 6 to 7
Changeup increased from 3 to 4
Weight increased from 227 to 232
Local Popularity increased from Unknown to Insignficant
1993-09-07
Contact vs L decreased from 3 to 2
Outfield Error increased from 3 to 4
Stuff Potential increased from 6 to 7
Stuff increased from 4 to 6
Stuff vs R increased from 5 to 7
Stuff vs L increased from 4 to 6
Fastball Pot increased from 7 to 8
Position changed from SP to RP
Role changed from SP to RP
Weight decreased from 228 to 227
1992-12-06
Contact Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Eye increased from 2 to 3
Eye vs R increased from 2 to 3
Eye vs L increased from 2 to 3
Stuff Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Stuff decreased from 6 to 4
Stuff vs R decreased from 6 to 5
Stuff vs L decreased from 5 to 4
Movement increased from 5 to 6
Movement vs R increased from 5 to 6
Movement vs L increased from 5 to 6
GB% decreased from 61% to 60%
Stamina decreased from 6 to 5
Fastball Pot decreased from 8 to 7
Slider increased from 5 to 6
Changeup Pot decreased from 6 to 5
Changeup increased from 2 to 3
Position changed from CL to SP
Role changed from CL to SP
1992-01-27
Contact vs L increased from 2 to 3
Gap Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Gap decreased from 4 to 3
Gap vs L decreased from 4 to 3
Eye Potential decreased from 4 to 3
Turn Double Play increased from 2 to 3
Outfield Range decreased from 4 to 3
Stuff increased from 5 to 6
Stuff vs R increased from 5 to 6
Control increased from 2 to 3
Control vs R increased from 2 to 3
Control vs L increased from 2 to 3
Velocity increased from 98-100 mph to 99-101 mph
GB% increased from 60% to 61%
Fastball Pot increased from 7 to 8
Fastball increased from 6 to 7
Weight increased from 224 to 228
1991-08-08
Contact Potential increased from 3 to 4
Gap Potential increased from 3 to 4
Gap increased from 3 to 4
Eye Potential increased from 3 to 4
Control Potential decreased from 4 to 3
GB% increased from 59% to 60%
Weight increased from 220 to 224
1990-10-21
Gap vs L increased from 3 to 4
Bunt for Hit decreased from 3 to 2
Stuff increased from 4 to 5
Stuff vs L increased from 4 to 5
Control Potential decreased from 5 to 4
GB% decreased from 63% to 59%
Slider increased from 4 to 5
Weight increased from 217 to 220
1990-07-04
Eye Potential increased from 2 to 3
Stuff Potential increased from 6 to 7
Stuff increased from 3 to 4
Stuff vs R increased from 3 to 5
Stuff vs L increased from 3 to 4
Movement vs L increased from 4 to 5
Position changed from SP to CL
Role changed from SP to CL
1990-01-07
Movement vs L decreased from 5 to 4
1989-11-07
Infield Arm increased from 5 to 6
Movement increased from 4 to 5
Movement vs R increased from 4 to 5
Movement vs L increased from 4 to 5
GB% increased from 62% to 63%
Weight increased from 215 to 217
1989-07-09
Speed decreased from 3 to 2
Movement Potential decreased from 7 to 6
Weight increased from 212 to 215
Height increased from 206 to 207
1989-01-07
Gap increased from 2 to 3
Gap vs R increased from 2 to 3
Gap vs L increased from 2 to 3
Stuff Potential increased from 5 to 6
Stuff increased from 2 to 3
Stuff vs R increased from 2 to 3
Stuff vs L increased from 2 to 3
Movement Potential increased from 6 to 7
Velocity increased from 94-96 mph to 98-100 mph
GB% increased from 61% to 62%
Fastball increased from 5 to 6

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
Maine - TBC
ME - TBC
1998 27 0 28 35.2 3-2 5 53 18 34.64% 11.76% 2.61% 79.74% 56.25% 0.351 3.785 3.137 81 2.591 0.65 0.63
SPR - TBC
1997 26 0 14 18.1 2-0 2 23 8 31.94% 11.11% 1.39% 78.31% 63.33% 0.211 1.964 2.601 70 2.763 -0.64 0.47
SPR - TBC
1996 25 0 21 30.1 2-0 2 32 14 27.35% 11.97% 0.00% 93.75% 58.49% 0.227 0.593 2.466 67 3.515 -1.87 0.62
Total - TBC
TBC
0 63 84.1 7-2 9 108 40 31.58% 11.70% 1.46% 84.21% 58.78% 0.275 2.241 2.779 73 2.961 -0.54 1.72

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
Hiroshima - EABL
HIR - EABL
2001 30 4 4 27.1 2-2 0 20 12 18.35% 11.01% 1.83% 70.92% 41.82% 0.216 2.963 3.705 113 3.828 -0.74 0.20
Hiroshima - EABL
HIR - EABL
2000 29 21 21 133.2 5-9 0 166 50 30.46% 9.17% 2.39% 79.53% 52.05% 0.260 2.895 2.740 91 2.176 0.15 2.36
Durham - AAA
DUR - AAA
1999 28 0 1 1.2 0-0 1 3 2 37.50% 25.00% 0.00% 100.00% 50.00% 0.000 0.000 2.686 67 3.474 -2.69 0.03
Durham - AAA
DUR - AAA
1998 27 0 12 11.0 0-1 1 15 6 33.33% 13.33% 4.44% 98.21% 43.75% 0.250 2.455 3.599 100 2.321 -1.14 0.09
Durham - AAA
DUR - AAA
1996 25 0 3 4.2 0-1 0 6 3 27.27% 13.64% 0.00% 85.71% 50.00% 0.308 1.929 1.312 37 2.431 0.62 0.25
Durham - AAA
DUR - AAA
1995 24 0 8 16.1 1-0 2 14 11 20.29% 15.94% 2.90% 84.91% 60.00% 0.244 2.755 4.990 129 4.402 -2.23 -0.22
MB - U27
1995 24 0 3 4.0 0-1 0 7 4 41.18% 23.53% 0.00% 80.00% 75.00% 0.167 2.250 1.856 48 2.169 0.39 0.16
Annapolis - U24
ANN - U24
1993 22 10 33 88.2 2-8 3 108 41 28.80% 10.93% 1.07% 74.73% 54.55% 0.311 3.350 2.843 73 3.042 0.51 2.15
Lancaster - ABA
LAN - ABA
1993 22 0 7 12.1 0-0 0 20 5 44.44% 11.11% 0.00% 100.00% 50.00% 0.150 0.000 0.698 20 1.350 -0.70 0.55
Lancaster - ABA
LAN - ABA
1992 21 0 20 37.1 0-3 0 41 35 22.91% 19.55% 2.79% 79.03% 40.91% 0.281 4.821 5.099 144 4.415 -0.28 -0.69
Memphis - ARL
MEM - ARL
1991 20 4 4 17.2 1-2 0 11 13 12.94% 15.29% 0.00% 64.71% 55.56% 0.333 1.528 4.028 105 4.856 -2.50 0.21
Ogden BC - ADL
OGD - ADL
1991 20 8 8 56.2 3-3 0 41 29 16.08% 11.37% 1.18% 65.70% 52.17% 0.322 5.082 4.673 99 4.748 0.41 0.73
Ogden BC - ADL
OGD - ADL
1990 19 4 4 23.1 2-0 0 16 6 14.95% 5.61% 3.74% 87.57% 56.25% 0.367 3.471 5.350 124 3.836 -1.88 0.05
Total - AAA
AAA
4 28 51.1 2-4 4 49 35 21.40% 15.28% 1.75% 78.25% 54.35% 0.285 2.104 3.952 104 3.903 -1.85 0.36
Total - AA
AA
12 15 84.0 5-4 0 64 39 16.89% 10.29% 1.85% 72.20% 53.89% 0.332 4.500 4.727 104 4.372 -0.23 0.95
Total - A
A
10 33 88.2 2-8 3 108 41 28.80% 10.93% 1.07% 74.73% 54.55% 0.311 3.350 2.843 73 3.042 0.51 2.15
Total - IND
IND
0 27 49.2 0-3 0 61 40 27.23% 17.86% 2.23% 81.43% 42.68% 0.259 3.624 4.006 113 3.654 -0.38 -0.14
Total - INT
INT
25 25 161.0 7-11 0 186 62 28.44% 9.48% 2.29% 78.05% 50.00% 0.251 2.907 2.904 95 2.457 0.00 2.56

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA WAR
Maine - TBC
ME - TBC
1998 27 28 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 -0.11
SPR - TBC
1997 26 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0.00
SPR - TBC
1996 25 21 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -0.07
Total - TBC
TBC
63 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -0.17

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA WAR
Durham - AAA
DUR - AAA
1999 28 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0.00
Durham - AAA
DUR - AAA
1998 27 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0.00
Durham - AAA
DUR - AAA
1996 25 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0.000 0.00
Durham - AAA
DUR - AAA
1995 24 8 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -0.04
MB - U27
1995 24 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.000 1.000 1.000 0 0.719 0.04
Annapolis - U24
ANN - U24
1993 22 33 23 21 7 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 0.333 0.364 0.697 0.3889 0.327 0.03
Total - AAA
AAA
24 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.0000 0.000 -0.04
Total - AA
AA
3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.000 1.000 1.000 0 0.719 0.04
Total - A
A
33 23 21 7 0 0 0 2 0 1 3 0 0 0.333 0.364 0.697 0.3889 0.327 0.03

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Maine - TBC
ME - TBC
1998 P 28 35.2 1 2 0 1.000 0.757 0.532 -0.55
SPR - TBC
1997 P 14 18.1 1 2 0 1.000 1.473 1.532 0.45
SPR - TBC
1996 P 21 30.1 0 2 0 1.000 0.593 1.032 -0.16
Total P 63 84.1 2 6 0 -0.26

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
Hiroshima - EABL
HIR - EABL
2001 P 4 27.1 1 1 0 1.000 0.659 0.000 -0.19
Hiroshima - EABL
HIR - EABL
2000 P 21 133.2 2 15 2 0.895 1.145 1.010 -0.88
Durham - AAA
DUR - AAA
1999 P 1 1.2 0 1 0 1.000 5.400 1.026 0.05
Durham - AAA
DUR - AAA
1998 P 12 11.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 -0.02
Durham - AAA
DUR - AAA
1996 P 3 4.2 0 1 0 1.000 1.929 1.037 0.02
Durham - AAA
DUR - AAA
1995 P 8 16.1 1 1 0 1.000 1.102 1.009 0.01
MB - U27
1995 P 3 4.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.01
Annapolis - U24
ANN - U24
1993 P 33 88.2 8 9 0 1.000 1.726 0.911 -0.21
Lancaster - ABA
LAN - ABA
1993 P 7 12.1 1 0 0 1.000 0.730 0.000 -0.08
Lancaster - ABA
LAN - ABA
1992 P 20 37.1 1 3 0 1.000 0.964 1.035 -0.33
Memphis - ARL
MEM - ARL
1991 P 4 17.2 1 2 0 1.000 1.528 1.012 -0.04
Ogden BC - ADL
OGD - ADL
1991 P 8 56.2 1 5 0 1.000 0.953 1.020 0.24
Ogden BC - ADL
OGD - ADL
1990 P 4 23.1 2 1 0 1.000 1.157 1.015 0.07
Total P 135 473.2 18 42 3 -2.05

East Asia Baseball League Pitching Log

Date Opp Score GS IP H R ER HR BB K IBB HBP GB FB BF PI GSC WPA ERA FIP
July 4, 2001
Jul 4
@BEI 9 - 2 5.0 3 2 0 0 4 4 0 1 3 6 22 83 54 -0.03
June 30, 2001
Jun 30
HAN 1 - 2 9.0 3 2 2 1 2 8 0 0 9 9 31 90 80 0.09
June 24, 2001
Jun 24
@KIN 0 - 6 6.1 7 5 5 0 4 3 0 0 6 7 29 105 44 -0.10
June 19, 2001
Jun 19
@SHA 4 - 3 7.0 5 2 2 1 2 5 0 0 5 10 27 86 61 0.25
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
All-Star 1996 Maine (TBC)
1993 Annapolis (U24)
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1998 TBC 5 7