Hisashi Iwakuma

Hisashi Iwakuma

Height: 6' 3"Weight: 210 lbsAge: 36Bats: RThrows: RCountry: JPN

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Hisashi Iwakuma expected to be out 4-6 weeks

The Mariners expect Hisashi Iwakuma to miss four to six weeks with shoulder inflammation, according to Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times.

Fantasy Impact

Iwakuma had a 4.35 ERA and 1.26 WHIP this season, with just 16 strikeouts in 31 innings pitched. Given the injury landscape and Iwakuma's performance, there's no reason to stash him while he's out.

Dan Harris2 weeks ago
Hisashi Iwakuma being placed on 10-day disabled list Wednesday

Hisashi Iwakuma was placed on the 10-day DL by the Mariners on Wednesday. The move is retroactive to May 4 and is due to inflammation in his right shoulder. Iwakuma was hit by a comebacker in his last start and has been dealing with a bruised knee, but this move is because of an unrelated shoulder ailment. He is heading for an MRI on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact

It was first reported that Iwakuma would be all right after taking a comebacker to the knee, but this injury sounds like it is unrelated. Iwakuma started the season strong but has struggled his last few times on the mound, and the worry now is that those struggles might be due to an ailing shoulder. The results of the MRI should be known by the end of the week, so monitor his status over the next few days.

Mike Maher3 weeks ago
Hisashi Iwakuma hit by a comebacker Wednesday, should make next start

Hisashi Iwakuma gave up three runs on six hits and a walk over five innings in a no-decision on Wednesday. He was hit by a comebacker on his left knee in the fifth inning, and while he finished that inning and came out to start the sixth, he was removed from the game after allowing three straight hits. Mariners manager Scott Servais has since said he expects Iwakuma to make his next scheduled start.

Fantasy Impact

Iwakuma is a back-of-the-rotation type starter for fantasy baseball purposes, as his strikeout totals are never very high. In 2016, he set career highs in walks and WHIP with 46 and 1.33, respectively. Through his first six starts in 2017, Iwakuma owns a lackluster 16-to-12 strikeout-to-walk ratio. While it sounds like Iwakuma will be okay moving forward, you will likely find his name on the waiver-wire multiple times throughout the fantasy season.

Mike Maher4 weeks ago
Hisashi Iwakuma goes six strong in no-decision against the Angels

Hisashi Iwakuma lasted six full innings on Wednesday but did not factor into the decision. Iwakuma allowed three runs on seven baserunners while striking out four, as the Mariners ultimately got the win after he had been pulled.

Fantasy Impact

Iwakuma is someone to monitor and stream on a game-by-game basis in season long mixed formats. His sub 5.00 K/9, 4.35 ERA backed by a 6.30 FIP and 5.62 xFIP, and the fact that he is allowing a 36.7% hard contact rate to opposing hitters indicate the dangers in deploying Iwakuma.

Kevin Black4 weeks ago
Hisashi Iwakuma tosses a strong, albeit short, start

Hisashi Iwakuma could not complete the sixth inning on Thursday, but held the Detroit Tigers to one unearned run. Iwakuma gave up three hits and a single walk while striking out three. In this low scoring affair, Iwakuma's short start was not long enough to earn the win.

Fantasy Impact

Hisashi Iwakuma has yet to make a seven inning start this season. Outside of his rough outing against the Texas Rangers, Iwakuma has been able to hold runs in check during his starts. Iwakuma is a streamer option and matchup based play in DFS until he proves otherwise.

Kevin Black4 weeks ago