Koji Uehara

Koji Uehara

RP - FA
Age: 44College: Osaka University of Health and Sports SciencesBats: RThrows: R

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Koji Uehara earns a save versus the Cardinals Sunday

Koji Uehara pitched a perfect ninth inning with two strikeouts to earn his second save of the season.

Fantasy Impact

He is a quality reliever but his most likely fantasy value comes from holds in leagues that reward those.

Jamie Mellor2 years ago
Koji Uehara records his first save of the season versus Cincinnati

Koji Uehara came into a bases loaded mess in the ninth inning and recorded three outs to pick up the save in a 9-5 victory. He did allow an inherited runner to score but that does not count against him in most fantasy formats.

Fantasy Impact

Wade Davis is in no danger outside of getting injured at the moment but Uehara should pick up some holds if your league counts them.

Jamie Mellor2 years ago
Koji Uehara takes the loss Sunday versus the Pirates

Koji Uehara took the loss as he faced four batters while recording zero outs. He would be credited with three runs allowed (two earned).

Fantasy Impact

Here is a public service announcement for fantasy owners in leagues that reward holds or in leagues where you have the roster space to roster a player to help your ratios. Take advantage of any overreaction by the owner of Uehara. This is a heck of a good RP in terms of holds and the ratios.

Jamie Mellor2 years ago
Koji Uehara signs with Cubs

Koji Uehara signed a one-year deal with the Chicago Cubs for $6 million.

Fantasy Impact

Uehara had spent a majority of his career pitching in the AL East, so the move to Chicago and the NL should only help his totals. He's been impressive during his time in America, and if he continues to produce he could be useful for fantasy purposes regardless of his late-inning role. That being said, he's not expected to be the team's closer out of the gate with fellow offseason acquisition Wade Davis expected to fill that role.

Blaine Blontz2 years ago
Koji Uehara earns a save

Koji Uehara picked up his seventh save of the season, helping the Boston Red Sox to defeat the New York Yankees on Sunday. He pitched 1.0 innings, striking out one and giving up one hit.

Fantasy Impact

Uehara looks to be in decent shape as the Boston Red Sox head toward the postseason. He will likely not be much of a fantasy factor because it is so late in the season.