MLB Baseball

#8
Norichika Aoki
AVG HR RBI
.283 4 28
Team: HoustonHt / Wt: 5-9 / 180 NFBC ADP: 321.56
Position: LFBorn: 1/5/1982 Birthplace: Hyuga, Japan
Bats/Throws: L/R Draft: Undrafted by Brewers (2012)


Latest News
Sep. 30 8:52 AM PT9:52 AM MT10:52 AM CT11:52 AM ET11:52 ET15:52 GMT23:52 8:52 AM MST10:52 AM EST11:22 AM VEN19:52 UAE10:52 AM CT-Aoki recorded his second straight two-hit game Thursday.
Analysis: He's batting .355 with two homers and 10 RBIs in 18 games since being recalled Sept. 6.
Sep. 28 2:38 PM PT3:38 PM MT4:38 PM CT5:38 PM ET17:38 ET21:38 GMT5:38 2:38 PM MST4:38 PM EST5:08 PM VEN1:38 UAE (+1)4:38 PM CT-Aoki went 2 for 3 with an RBI, a walk and two runs scored Wednesday.
Analysis: He's batting .345 with two homers and 10 RBIs in 17 games since being recalled Sept. 6.
Sep. 19 9:10 AM PT10:10 AM MT11:10 AM CT12:10 PM ET12:10 ET16:10 GMT0:10 9:10 AM MST11:10 AM EST11:40 AM VEN20:10 UAE11:10 AM CT-Aoki, who was sent to the minors twice this season to work on his offense, has found his batting eye this month. He had two hits Sunday.
Analysis: Entering the game, he was hitting .387 in September, fifth best in the American League. He had been hitting .255 overall to start the month. For his career, he is a .324 hitting in September, fourth best among active players.
Sep. 18 9:10 AM PT10:10 AM MT11:10 AM CT12:10 PM ET12:10 ET16:10 GMT0:10 9:10 AM MST11:10 AM EST11:40 AM VEN20:10 UAE11:10 AM CT-Aoki went 3 for 3 with a double in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Astros.
Analysis: Aoki has provided a spark by going 11 for 26 (.423) over his last seven games.
Sep. 6 12:12 PM PT1:12 PM MT2:12 PM CT3:12 PM ET15:12 ET19:12 GMT3:12 12:12 PM MST2:12 PM EST2:42 PM VEN23:12 UAE2:12 PM CT-The Seattle Mariners recalled veteran Aoki from Triple-A Tacoma prior to Tuesday's game versus the visiting Texas Rangers.
Analysis: Aoki hit .226 with one homer and three RBIs in eight contests with the Rainiers after being demoted to Triple-A following a game on Aug. 26.
Aug. 22 10:20 AM PT11:20 AM MT12:20 PM CT1:20 PM ET13:20 ET17:20 GMT1:20 10:20 AM MST12:20 PM EST12:50 PM VEN21:20 UAE12:20 PM CT-Aoki stayed hot with two hits and two runs scored in Sunday's loss to Milwaukee.
Analysis: The Japanese veteran has shown signs of turning his disappointing season around by hitting .467 (14 for 30) with four doubles over his last eight games, though he won't contribute much in categories other than batting average and runs.
Aug. 19 7:02 AM PT8:02 AM MT9:02 AM CT10:02 AM ET10:02 ET14:02 GMT22:02 7:02 AM MST9:02 AM EST9:32 AM VEN18:02 UAE9:02 AM CT-Aoki extended his hitting streak to seven games Thursday.
Analysis: He's 11 for 28 over that stretch.
Aug. 6 9:26 AM PT10:26 AM MT11:26 AM CT12:26 PM ET12:26 ET16:26 GMT0:26 9:26 AM MST11:26 AM EST11:56 AM VEN20:26 UAE11:26 AM CT-Aoki had three singles and scored a run in Friday's win over the Angels.
Analysis: Aoki was 3 for 19 in his previous eight games.
July 28 7:59 AM PT8:59 AM MT9:59 AM CT10:59 AM ET10:59 ET14:59 GMT22:59 7:59 AM MST9:59 AM EST10:29 AM VEN18:59 UAE9:59 AM CT-Aoki had two doubles and scored a run Wednesday.
Analysis: He's 8 for 24 in six games since spending nearly a month in the minors.
July 23 2:35 PM PT3:35 PM MT4:35 PM CT5:35 PM ET17:35 ET21:35 GMT5:35 2:35 PM MST4:35 PM EST5:05 PM VEN1:35 UAE (+1)4:35 PM CT-Aoki had three hits, drove in two runs and scored twice in Saturday's 14-5 rout of the Blue Jays.
Analysis: Aoki is 6 for 15 in three games since being recalled from the minors.
July 22 6:54 PM PT7:54 PM MT8:54 PM CT9:54 PM ET21:54 ET1:54 GMT9:54 6:54 PM MST8:54 PM EST9:24 PM VEN5:54 UAE (+1)8:54 PM CT-Aoki had a double, triple and scored a run Friday in his second game back since being recalled from the minors.
Analysis: Aoki, who spent nearly a month at Triple-A Tacoma, is 3 for 9 with a walk since returning.
July 20 10:51 AM PT11:51 AM MT12:51 PM CT1:51 PM ET13:51 ET17:51 GMT1:51 10:51 AM MST12:51 PM EST1:21 PM VEN21:51 UAE12:51 PM CT-The Mariners have recalled Aoki from Triple-A Tacoma.
Analysis: Aoki, 34, hit .369 with four RBIs in 16 games with Tacoma. He hit safely in 11 of 16 games with Tacoma, including recording eight multi-hit contests. Before being optioned to Tacoma on June 24, Aoki hit .245 with 11 RBIs in 67 games with Seattle.
Apr. 7 10:51 PM PT11:51 PM MT12:51 AM CT1:51 AM ET1:51 ET5:51 GMT13:51 10:51 PM MST12:51 AM EST1:21 AM VEN9:51 UAE12:51 AM CT-Aoki was out of Seattle's starting lineup Wednesday, a day after the outfielder fouled a ball off a shin.
Analysis: Aoki came on and started the ninth-inning rally.

Regular Season

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2012 Mil 151 520 81 150 37 4 10 50 43 55 30 8 .288 .355 .433
2013 Mil 155 597 80 171 20 3 8 37 55 40 20 12 .286 .356 .370
2014 KC 132 491 63 140 22 6 1 43 43 49 17 8 .285 .349 .360
2015 SF 93 355 42 102 12 3 5 26 30 25 14 5 .287 .353 .380
2016 Sea 118 417 63 118 24 4 4 28 34 45 7 9 .283 .349 .388
Career 649 2380 329 681 115 20 28 184 205 214 88 42 .286 .353 .387

Postseason

Hitting Statistics
Year Team Round G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2014 KC Total 14 41 7 8 0 0 0 3 5 3 1 0 .195 .292 .195
    WC 1 4 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
    LDS 3 12 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 .333 .385 .333
    LCS 4 11 3 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .273 .429 .273
    WS 6 14 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 .071 .188 .071
Career 14 41 7 8 0 0 0 3 5 3 1 0 .195 .292 .195


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