Historical Report by: @tuggspeedman99 +16

KAZUHIRO SASAKI

 Players Position: Right Handed Reliever (Pitcher) (RHR)
League: Major League (Pro)
Team: Seattle Mariners
Location:  Seattle, WA, US
  Published 12:03 AM, September 23 2015
Overall Grade   B Above average MLB player
Right Handed Reliever (Pitcher)

Came over to MLB toward later stages of career. One of most dominant closers in the history of Japanese baseball. Best year was 1997 when he had a 0.90 ERA, 60 IP, 25 hits, 17 walks, 99 K's, 0.70 whip. Had some productive years as closer for championship level team and bullpen in Seattle. Had impact split-finger pitch that was one of best in game when he first got to MLB. CB was a pitch he would try and steal strikes with. FB was a straight 90-94 and was used to set up split. Two time MLB all-star.

Tools   Grade
COMMAND 60
CONTROL 55
PITCHABILITY 55
DECEPTION 60
ATHLETICISM 50
FB VELOCITY 55
FB MOVEMENT 45
CB 45
SP 80

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