P Yosuke Kono #18
Age: 34 | Bats: R | Throws: R | Morale: Normal    
11/08/2027
P YOSUKE KONO #18 - AGE: 34 - BATS: R - THROWS: R - MORALE: NORMAL
G GS Rec SV ERA IP HA HR BB K WHIP WAR
0 0 0-0 0 0.00 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.0
PITCHING RATINGS (OSA)
Overall Pot. Overall Vs Left Vs Right Pot.
Stuff 3 3 4 3
Movement 4 4 4 4
Control 3 3 3 3
PITCHING RATINGS
Pitch Cur. Pot.
Fastball 5 5
Slider 6 6
Changeup 1 1
Sinker 6 6
 
OTHER PITCHING RATINGS
Velocity 92-94 Mph
Stamina 7
Suggested Role Starter
Type Extreme Groundball Pitcher
Hold Runners 7
Defense 7
RUN/BUNT RATINGS
Running Speed: 1
Stealing Ability: 3
Baserunning Inst.: 1
Sacrifice Bunt: 9
Bunt for Hit: 1
   
GAME LOG, LAST 10 GAMES
Date Vs. Result Start IP H R ER BB K Dec
03/08/2027 @ HAR Loss, 1-5 X 7.1 5 4 1 2 12 Win
02/01/2027 @ ACA Loss, 0-2 X 8.0 5 2 1 1 2 Loss
01/29/2027 @ SLP Loss, 2-5 X 9.0 5 0 0 1 6 Win
01/27/2027 @ ECA Loss, 1-5 X 9.0 3 0 0 3 4 Win
01/26/2027 @ LEO Win, 1-0 X 8.0 8 6 4 3 4 Loss
01/24/2027 @ CA Win, 4-3 X 6.0 9 5 5 3 6 Win
01/23/2027 @ HER Win, 3-2 X 8.0 8 2 2 2 4
01/20/2027 @ CJ Loss, 1-11 X 8.1 4 1 1 2 6 Win
01/16/2027 @ ACA Loss, 6-7 X 9.0 5 1 1 1 5 Win
01/15/2027 @ LEO Loss, 1-5 X 5.1 8 6 6 1 4 Loss
PERSONALITY
Personable, if a bit dull.
Low: Leader, Loyalty
Birthday:06/11/1993
Born in:Machida, TOK
Nationality:Japanese
Height:5' 11"
Weight:185 lbs
Local Popularity:Insignificant
National Pop.:Insignificant
STATUS
Contract:None, Free Agent
Salary:-
Signed Through:-
Major Service:6 Years, -122 Days
Service This Yr:None
40-Man Service:4 Years, -77 Days
Pro Service:12 Years
Arbitration Eligibility:Not eligible, free agent after contract expires!
Option Years:Out of option years
Contract Extension: -
Drafted:2014, 8th Pick in Round 1
LEAGUE OF THE RISING SUN 2023 PITCHING STATS
Pitching G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG CG% SHO QS QS%
Overall 27 27 13 11 0 3.62 201.1 186 94 81 22 50 152 5 18.5 2 14 51.9
Pitching SVO BS SV% RA GF R/9 H/9 K/9 BB/9 FIP WHIP FIP- WAR BABIP        
Overall 0 0 0.0 0 0 10.73 8.31 6.79 2.24 3.77 1.17 89 3.8 .283        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 306 79 17 0 12 44 22 51 1 4 3 .258 .313 .431 .745      
vs. RHB 444 107 20 2 10 50 28 101 2 11 1 .241 .286 .363 .649      
LEAGUE OF THE RISING SUN 2023 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
September 2 2 1 1 0 3.68 14.2 12 7 6 1 6 13  
Spring Training 17 17 9 5 0 2.48 116.1 104 38 32 7 27 87  
Postseason 1 1 1 0 0 1.00 9.0 6 1 1 0 2 7  
Career 118 86 32 43 3 4.61 614.2 675 366 315 84 218 476  
Grass 2 2 1 1 0 3.68 14.2 12 7 6 1 6 13  
Night 2 2 1 1 0 3.68 14.2 12 7 6 1 6 13  
As Starter 2 2 1 1 0 3.68 14.2 12 7 6 1 6 13  
MINARAI DOUMEI 2019 PITCHING STATS
Pitching G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG CG% SHO QS QS%
Overall 23 23 11 8 0 4.52 145.1 170 87 73 20 38 110 4 17.4 2 11 47.8
Pitching SVO BS SV% RA GF R/9 H/9 K/9 BB/9 FIP WHIP FIP- WAR BABIP        
Overall 0 0 0.0 0 0 13.07 10.53 6.81 2.35 4.78 1.43 97 2.1 .330        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 195 63 8 0 11 39 7 33 0 1 0 .323 .347 .533 .880      
vs. RHB 387 107 13 0 9 48 31 77 3 8 3 .276 .333 .380 .712      
MINARAI DOUMEI 2019 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
March 2 2 1 1 0 4.05 13.1 14 6 6 0 2 11  
Career 35 35 17 12 0 4.08 229.1 251 118 104 28 68 191  
Grass 2 2 1 1 0 4.05 13.1 14 6 6 0 2 11  
Night 2 2 1 1 0 4.05 13.1 14 6 6 0 2 11  
As Starter 2 2 1 1 0 4.05 13.1 14 6 6 0 2 11  
JAPANESE TRIPLE A 2020 PITCHING STATS
Pitching G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG CG% SHO QS QS%
Overall 28 28 14 5 0 5.10 169.1 183 104 96 23 60 144 0 0.0 0 12 42.9
Pitching SVO BS SV% RA GF R/9 H/9 K/9 BB/9 FIP WHIP FIP- WAR BABIP        
Overall 0 0 0.0 0 0 13.07 9.73 7.65 3.19 4.76 1.44 85 2.9 .324        
Pitching AB H 2B 3B HR R BB K SF SH HP AVG OBP SLG OPS      
vs. LHB 253 74 17 2 10 47 23 41 2 3 1 .292 .351 .494 .845      
vs. RHB 404 109 21 2 13 57 37 103 2 2 2 .270 .333 .428 .761      
JAPANESE TRIPLE A 2020 PITCHING SPLITS
Split G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K  
Career 28 28 14 5 0 5.10 169.1 183 104 96 23 60 144  
CAREER PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
2017 Kuwana - LRS-JPN 23 26 26 5 17 0 5.30 158.0 206 104 93 25 68 106 1 0 1.73 .352 4.99 0.6 79
2018 Kuwana - LRS-JPN 24 21 3 1 3 1 6.02 43.1 50 34 29 11 30 32 0 0 1.85 .295 6.90 -0.8 73
2018 Lupin - LRS-JPN 24 12 4 2 2 1 5.77 34.1 45 25 22 2 14 27 0 0 1.72 .377 3.69 0.7 77
2018 Total - LRS-JPN 24 33 7 3 5 2 5.91 77.2 95 59 51 13 44 59 0 0 1.79 .333 5.48 -0.3 73
2019 Lupin - LRS-JPN 25 2 0 0 0 1 0.00 3.0 2 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 1.00 .286 2.53 0.1 999
2020 Lupin - LRS-JPN 26 4 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.2 2 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 1.13 .250 2.93 0.1 999
2021 Lupin - PEBA 27 5 5 1 2 0 6.20 24.2 34 18 17 5 8 8 0 0 1.70 .333 6.08 -0.2 70
2022 Sagamihara - LRS-JPN 28 26 26 11 10 0 4.71 172.0 184 108 90 24 54 154 1 0 1.38 .315 4.07 2.9 92
2023 Sagamihara - LRS-JPN 29 4 4 3 1 0 2.59 31.1 26 10 9 1 9 31 1 0 1.12 .301 2.19 1.3 163
2023 Tokyo South - LRS-JPN 29 23 23 10 10 0 3.81 170.0 160 84 72 21 41 121 4 2 1.18 .280 4.06 2.3 118
2023 Total - LRS-JPN 29 27 27 13 11 0 3.62 201.1 186 94 81 22 50 152 5 2 1.17 .283 3.77 3.8 127
Total PEBA 5 5 1 2 0 6.20 24.2 34 18 17 5 8 8 0 0 1.70 .333 6.08 -0.2 70
Total LRS-JPN 118 86 32 43 3 4.61 614.2 675 366 315 84 218 476 7 2 1.45 .317 4.37 7.2 106
CAREER MINOR LEAGUE PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
2011 Waseda - COL 17 10 10 3 5 0 4.44 73.0 79 40 36 14 23 73 2 0 1.40 .322 4.56 0.7 96
2012 Waseda - COL 18 11 11 3 6 0 3.21 81.1 79 35 29 4 18 68 2 0 1.19 .315 2.72 2.4 119
2013 Waseda - COL 19 10 10 6 1 0 2.29 82.2 63 24 21 6 23 76 1 1 1.04 .264 3.43 1.7 172
2014 Waseda - COL 20 10 10 4 5 0 5.13 72.0 88 45 41 5 20 53 2 0 1.50 .359 3.43 1.7 82
2014 Nagano - A 20 21 18 10 7 1 3.48 129.1 126 61 50 10 44 95 2 0 1.31 .295 3.23 2.5 106
2015 Nagano - A 21 18 18 6 5 0 3.50 118.1 111 53 46 11 33 107 2 1 1.22 .299 3.26 3.1 122
2016 Nagano - A 22 5 5 3 1 0 2.62 34.1 24 10 10 3 8 26 1 0 0.93 .233 3.35 0.8 156
2016 Niigata - AAA 22 4 4 3 0 0 1.48 24.1 24 4 4 0 7 23 0 0 1.27 .358 2.39 0.9 276
2016 Ibaraki - AAA 22 5 5 2 2 0 2.88 40.2 32 13 13 4 17 43 1 1 1.20 .280 3.69 0.7 142
2016 Total - AAA 22 9 9 5 2 0 2.35 65.0 56 17 17 4 24 66 1 1 1.23 .311 0.00 0.0 0
2017 Ibaraki - AAA 23 3 3 1 2 0 6.63 19.0 25 14 14 4 6 15 0 0 1.63 .333 5.58 -0.0 64
2019 Yamauchi - AAA 25 23 23 11 8 0 4.52 145.1 170 87 73 20 38 110 4 2 1.43 .330 4.78 2.1 109
2020 Yamauchi - AAA 26 28 28 14 5 0 5.10 169.1 183 104 96 23 60 144 0 0 1.44 .324 4.76 2.9 110
2021 Yamauchi - AAA 27 29 19 7 2 0 4.11 135.2 145 68 62 11 43 95 0 0 1.39 .310 3.92 2.5 106
2024 Charleston - IND 30 28 28 9 12 0 4.56 156.0 164 84 79 16 56 111 0 0 1.41 .313 4.14 1.9 88
2025 Charleston - IND 31 26 6 4 4 0 4.79 56.1 56 36 30 7 31 50 0 0 1.54 .304 4.72 0.0 83
Total GBB AAA 29 19 7 2 0 4.11 135.2 145 68 62 11 43 95 0 0 1.39 .310 3.92 106.5
Total MD-JPN AAA 35 35 17 12 0 4.08 229.1 251 118 104 28 68 191 5 3 1.39 .326 4.40 128.5
Total RK-JPN A 44 41 19 13 1 3.38 282.0 261 124 106 24 85 228 5 1 1.23 .290 3.26 118.6
Total TCC-JPN COL 41 41 16 17 0 3.70 309.0 309 144 127 29 84 270 7 1 1.27 .316 3.51 119.1
Total JAP AAA 28 28 14 5 0 5.10 169.1 183 104 96 23 60 144 0 0 1.44 .324 4.76 109.9
Total WIL 54 34 13 16 0 4.62 212.1 220 120 109 23 87 161 0 0 1.45 .311 4.29 87.1
CAREER POSTSEASON PITCHING STATS
Year/Team/League Age G GS W L SV ERA IP HA R ER HR BB K CG SHO WHIP BABIP FIP WAR ERA+
2014 Nagano - RK-JPN A 20 1 1 1 0 0 1.13 8.0 3 1 1 1 2 10 0 0 0.63 .125 0.00 0.0 0
2015 Nagano - RK-JPN A 21 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2.00 .333 0.00 0.0 0
2020 Yamauchi - JAP AAA 26 2 2 1 0 0 1.84 14.2 10 3 3 0 3 10 0 0 0.89 .244 0.00 0.0 0
Total RK-JPN A 2 2 1 0 0 1.00 9.0 4 1 1 1 3 11 0 0 0.78 .158 2.73 401.4
Total JAP AAA 2 2 1 0 0 1.84 14.2 10 3 3 0 3 10 0 0 0.89 .244 2.83 304.7
CAREER FIELDING STATS
Year/Team/League POS G GS PO A DP TC E PCT INN RNG ZR EFF PB RSTA RTO RTO%
2011 Waseda - COL P 10 10 6 16 0 22 0 1.000 73.0 2.71 -0.2 .000
2012 Waseda - COL P 11 11 3 14 1 19 2 .895 81.1 1.88 -0.2 .000
2013 Waseda - COL P 10 10 3 15 0 18 0 1.000 82.2 1.96 -0.1 1.059
2014 Nagano - A P 21 18 4 22 1 28 2 .929 129.1 1.81 +0.1 1.074
2014 Waseda - COL P 10 10 3 12 1 15 0 1.000 72.0 1.88 +0.1 1.075
2015 Nagano - A P 18 18 4 17 1 21 0 1.000 118.1 1.60 +0.2 1.056
2016 Ibaraki - AAA P 5 5 0 10 1 10 0 1.000 40.2 2.21 -0.5 .918
2016 Niigata - AAA P 4 4 1 3 0 4 0 1.000 24.1 1.48 -0.0 1.002
2016 Nagano - A P 5 5 1 4 0 5 0 1.000 34.1 1.31 -0.2 .994
2017 Ibaraki - AAA P 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .000 19.0 0.00 +0.0 .000
2017 Kuwana - INT P 26 26 8 29 2 40 3 .925 158.0 2.11 -1.5 .923
2018 Lupin - INT P 12 4 5 4 3 11 2 .818 34.1 2.36 -1.0 .665
2018 Kuwana - INT P 21 3 0 13 0 13 0 1.000 43.1 2.70 +1.5 1.247
2019 Yamauchi - AAA P 23 23 7 26 1 33 0 1.000 145.1 2.04 -0.0 1.003
2019 Lupin - INT P 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1.000 3.0 3.00 +0.0 .000
2019 Yamauchi - AAA CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.1 0.00 0.0 .000
2020 Lupin - INT P 3 0 1 1 0 3 1 .667 2.2 6.75 -0.5 .000
2020 Yamauchi - AAA P 28 28 7 26 4 34 1 .971 169.1 1.75 +1.1 1.040
2021 Lupin - ML P 5 5 3 5 0 8 0 1.000 24.2 2.92 +0.1 1.040
2021 Yamauchi - AAA P 29 19 6 23 3 29 0 1.000 135.2 1.92 +0.3 1.036
2022 Sagamihara - INT P 26 26 12 27 3 41 2 .951 172.0 2.04 -0.4 .976
2023 Tokyo South - INT P 23 23 17 41 1 59 1 .983 170.0 3.07 -1.0 .953
2023 Sagamihara - INT P 4 4 1 6 0 8 1 .875 31.1 2.01 -0.6 .864
2024 Charleston - IND P 28 28 9 20 1 30 1 .967 156.0 1.67 +0.5 1.063
2025 Charleston - IND P 23 6 4 8 0 12 0 1.000 56.1 1.92 -0.1 1.000
TOTAL P 350 289 106 342 23 464 16 .966 1977.0 2.04 -2.4 1.003
TOTAL CF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 1.1 0.00 0.0 .000
PLAYER HISTORY
06/12/2010 Joined the Waseda Bear.
01/01/2011 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 2 (4); Movement: 1 (3); Control: 1 (5).
01/01/2012 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 3 (4); Movement: 5 (6); Control: 1 (6).
04/21/2012 Injured (strained back), day-to-day for 4 days.
01/01/2013 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 3 (5); Movement: 5 (6); Control: 1 (6).
04/20/2013 Pitches a 3-hit shutout against the Meiji University Troika with 8 strikeouts and 4 BB allowed!
04/24/2013 Was selected to the 2013 Tokyo Collegiate Circuit All-Star Game.
01/01/2014 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 3 (5); Movement: 5 (6); Control: 1 (5).
04/24/2014 Was selected to the 2014 Tokyo Collegiate Circuit All-Star Game.
06/14/2014 Released by the Waseda Bear.
06/21/2014 Drafted in the 2014 first-year player draft (Round 1, Pick 8, 8th overall pick) by the Neo-Tokyo Akira.
07/08/2014 Signed a minor league contract with the Neo-Tokyo Akira organization with a signing bonus of $354,000.
10/20/2014 Won the 2014 Ruukii Kyuugi Dokaben with the Nagano Olympians!
01/01/2015 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 4 (5); Movement: 6 (7); Control: 3 (7).
05/04/2015 Named the #53 prospect in the LRS-JPN
10/18/2015 Injured (shoulder inflammation), out for 3 months.
01/01/2016 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (5); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 4 (6).
07/12/2016 Injured (mild abdominal strain), day-to-day for 4 days.
08/16/2016 Was traded by the Neo-Tokyo Akira to the Kuwana Steel Dragons, along with LF Shihi Suzuki, 1B Nobuo Ota, SP Iwane Sato, a 1st draft pick, a 3rd draft pick, a 4th draft pick, a 5th draft pick, a 6th draft pick, in exchange for SP Hirohisa Narita, RF Iemochi Suzuki.
09/18/2016 Pitches a 3-hit shutout against the Niigata Gigans with 11 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
01/01/2017 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (5); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 5 (6).
05/08/2017 Named the #82 prospect in the LRS-JPN
01/01/2018 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 5 (6).
07/03/2018 Was traded by the Kuwana Steel Dragons to the Lupin Cliff Hangers, along with 2B Takakazu Kobayashi, in exchange for 2B Kosami Sakei, SP Marat Mushtak, a 6th draft pick, a 8th draft pick, $1,200,000.
10/08/2018 Injured (biceps strain), out for 7 weeks.
12/04/2018 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $81,500 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2019 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 6 (6); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 6 (6).
06/14/2019 Pitches a 4-hit shutout against the Taito Invaders with 7 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
07/21/2019 Pitches a 6-hit shutout against the Namuko Puckmen with 4 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
01/01/2020 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (5); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 6 (6).
05/01/2020 Wins the JAP AAA SL2 Pitcher of the Month Award.
06/17/2020 Was selected to the 2020 Japanese Triple A All-Star Game.
09/22/2020 Won the 2020 Japanese Triple A Round 1 with the Yamauchi Plumbers!
10/03/2020 Wins the 2020 JAP AAA SL2 Glove Wizard Award at P.
10/04/2020 Finished 2nd in 2020 JAP AAA SL2 Outstanding Pitcher Award voting.
01/01/2021 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (5); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 6 (6).
04/30/2021 Injured (mild calf strain), day-to-day for 1 day.
01/01/2022 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (5); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 6 (6).
04/18/2022 Released by the Lupin Cliff Hangers.
04/19/2022 Signed a 1-year minor league contract with the Sagamihara Cretins organization.
09/15/2022 Injured (dead arm), out for 4 days.
11/09/2022 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $492,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2023 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (5); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 6 (6).
05/10/2023 Was traded by the Sagamihara Cretins to the Tokyo South Manatees in exchange for SS Yoriyoshi Hayashi.
09/07/2023 Pitches a 3-hit shutout against the Kawaguchi Federals with 4 strikeouts and 3 BB allowed!
09/12/2023 Pitches a 5-hit shutout against the Kawasaki Cows with 6 strikeouts and 1 BB allowed!
11/05/2023 Received a 1-year contract worth a total of $492,000 through automatic renewal.
01/01/2024 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (5); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 6 (6).
02/06/2024 Signed a 1-year contract worth a total of $2,280,000 with the Charleston Statesmen organization.
09/12/2024 Injured (shoulder inflammation), out for 3-4 months.
09/30/2024 Signed a 1-year contract extension worth a total of $4,920,000 with the Charleston Statesmen organization.
01/01/2025 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (5); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 6 (6).
04/26/2025 Injured (fractured finger), out for 6-7 weeks.
05/21/2025 Suffered setback in recovery from injury, will miss another 3 weeks.
10/19/2025 Became a free agent.
01/01/2026 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 5 (5); Movement: 6 (6); Control: 4 (4).
01/01/2027 OSA scouting updated ratings (potential): Stuff: 3 (3); Movement: 4 (4); Control: 3 (3).
LEADERBOARD APPEARANCES
Year SH Rank
2024 12 3
Year W Rank
2022 11 10
Year L Rank
2017 17 1
2022 10 10
2024 12 8
Year Win. % Rank
2022 .524 10
Year HRA Rank
2017 25 4
Year BB Rank
2017 68 6
Year K Rank
2022 154 9
Year WP Rank
2024 7 7
Year ERA Rank
2023 3.81 10
Year BABIP Rank
2023 .280 7
Year WHIP Rank
2023 1.18 6
Year K/BB Rank
2023 2.95 8
Year RA/9 Rank
2023 10.85 6
Year H/9 Rank
2023 8.47 7
Year BB/9 Rank
2023 2.17 7
Year K/9 Rank
2022 8.06 10
Year CG Rank
2017 1 8
2023 4 9
Year CGP Rank
2017 .038 7
2023 .174 10
Year SHO Rank
2018 0 7
2019 0 4
2020 0 7
2023 2 3
Year GB% Rank
2017 0.62 5
2022 0.65 4
2023 0.72 2
2024 0.57 9
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