Yusei Kikuchi

SP · Toronto Blue Jays

Bats L Throws L
Height 6'0" Weight 194
DOB 1991-06-17 Age 32.8
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 16.04, 229th

Season Projections

Draft Buddy314.029149.09891585413822675704.231.29
THE BAT309.628148.4910101666013624679744.451.31

ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.

Fantasy Baseball News Last 90 Days

  • Yusei Kikuchi Earns Win, Fans Nine Tuesday

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    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi continued his excellent start to the season in Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Yankees. Kikuchi pitched six innings, allowing one run on four hits and a walk with nine strikeouts. Everything is finally clicking for the 32-year-old, who is now 1-1 with a 2.08 ERA and 12.05 K/9 rate in his first four starts and 21 2/3 IP. He will look to keep things going in his next projected start at the Royals.

    Apr 17 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Yusei Kikuchi
  • Yusei Kikuchi Pitches Well Again In No-Decision

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    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi pitched well on Wednesday but did not factor into the decision as the Jays were unable to provide run support in the 6-1 loss to the Mariners. Kikuchi allowed just one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out nine batters. The game would ultimately be decided in the tenth inning after the Mariners put up five runs in the top half of the frame. After allowing three earned runs in his first start of the season, the southpaw has given up just one earned run, seven hits, and has a 4:16 BB:K over his last two starts (11 1/3 IP). For the season the 32-year-old has a 2.30 ERA (2.83 FIP) and 1.28 WHIP. His next start lines up with the Yankees next Tuesday in Toronto.

    Apr 11 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Yusei Kikuchi
  • Yusei Kikuchi In Favorable Spot Against Seattle

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    Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Yusei Kikuchi aims to put his awful spring training further in the rear-view mirror during Wednesday's home start versus the visiting Seattle Mariners and right-hander Logan Gilbert. Kikuchi coughed up 14 runs in 7 2/3 innings of Grapefruit League play, but he's turned things around for a 2.79 ERA (3.80 FIP) and 11 strikeouts through his first 9 2/3 regular-season frames. He hurled 5 1/3 scoreless innings with seven punchouts to help the Jays shut out the division-rival New York Yankees last Friday, and the 32-year-old Japanese left-hander now gets a Seattle team that he's thrown 11 1/3 scoreless frames with 14 K's against since 2022. The M's are the only American League club Kikuchi has not allowed a run to in his career, making the southpaw a convincing fantasy play on Wednesday. Gilbert, on the other hand, is 0-2 with a 6.95 ERA in 22 career innings against Toronto.

    Apr 9 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Yusei Kikuchi
  • Yusei Kikuchi Fans Seven In Friday's Win

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    Toronto Blue Jays left-hander Yusei Kikuchi struck out seven in 5 1/3 innings in Friday's shutout win against the New York Yankees. Though Kikuchi did not give up a run in his outing, Yimi Garcia was credited with the win, with the Blue Jays getting their first run in the 7th inning. It was a good bounceback for Kikuchi after a decent but iffy start against Tampa Bay. The lefty lowered his ERA to 2.79 with a 1.55 WHIP. He'll look to improve even more on those numbers in his next start at home against the Seattle Mariners.

    Apr 5 · Source via Toronto Blue Jays Yusei Kikuchi
  • Pitching Stats

    2024 ATC309.328146.49891555313621674684.171.28
    2024 Draft Buddy314.029149.09891585413822675704.231.29
    2024 Steamer342.229155.5109131615614022674693.951.25
    2024 THE BAT309.628148.4910101666013624679744.451.31
    2024 Zeile324.029149.39812158551392300704.201.29

    Historic stats obtained free of charge from and are copyrighted by Retrosheet. ATC projections by Ariel Cohen. Draft Buddy projections by Mike MacGregor. Steamer projections by Steamer Projections Blog. THE BAT projections by Derek Carty. Zeile Consensus projections by FantasyPros.


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    3vs SEA17.016.000192300111.500.83
    2at NYY12.315.100072400000.001.13
    1at TB0.314.101043610336.232.08


    27vs TB16.015.010042510335.401.40
    26at TB, at NYY29.029.01001411300444.001.56
    25vs TEX-3.015.0010325206610.801.40
    24vs KC12.015.000081310111.800.80
    23at COL3.714.201064600623.862.14
    22vs CLE, at BAL17.7210.20001431310775.911.50
    21vs PHI15.016.000170400111.500.67
    20at CLE10.017.001161300111.290.57
    19vs BAL21.016.010131600111.501.17
    18at LAD26.016.010182701111.501.50
    17at SEA13.315.100081500000.001.13
    16vs ARI7.714.200043204211.931.07
    15at CWS5.015.000040810447.201.60
    14vs BOS1.314.1010727105510.382.08
    13vs OAK, at MIA42.0213.0102142410110.690.46
    12at BAL9.714.200072610223.861.71
    11vs MIN7.015.000041410223.601.00
    10at NYM, vs MIL28.0210.0100126730443.601.30
    9at TB0.015.001052820559.002.00
    8vs BAL-0.314.201034310335.791.50
    7vs ATL7.014.000070930549.002.25
    6at PIT, at BOS23.6210.2101521321554.221.41
    5vs CWS23.715.210081400000.000.88
    4at NYY21.016.010132410111.500.92
    3vs TB27.016.010191410111.500.83
    2at LAA, at KC20.329.1100821240774.301.36


    Apr 16vs NYYW 5-427.016.010191400111.500.83
    Apr 10vs SEAL 1-617.016.000192300111.500.83
    Apr 5at NYYW 3-012.315.100072400000.001.13
    Mar 30at TBL 1-50.314.101043610336.232.08


    Sep 29vs TBW 11-416.015.010042510335.401.40
    Sep 24at TBW 9-58.014.000070900336.752.25
    Sep 19at NYYW 7-121.015.010071400111.801.00
    Sep 13vs TEXL 0-10-3.015.0010325206610.801.40
    Sep 8vs KCW 5-412.015.000081310111.800.80
    Sep 2at COLL 7-83.714.201064600623.862.14
    Aug 27vs CLEL 7-1010.016.000082610446.001.33
    Aug 22at BALW 6-37.714.200061700335.791.71
    Aug 15vs PHIW 2-115.016.000170400111.500.67
    Aug 8at CLEL 0-110.017.001161300111.290.57
    Aug 2vs BALW 4-121.016.010131600111.501.17
    Jul 26at LADW 8-126.016.010182701111.501.50
    Jul 21at SEAL 2-313.315.100081500000.001.13
    Jul 16vs ARIW 7-57.714.200043204211.931.07
    Jul 6at CWSW 5-45.015.000040810447.201.60
    Jul 1vs BOSL 6-71.314.1010727105510.382.08
    Jun 25vs OAKW 12-127.017.010182210111.290.57
    Jun 20at MIAW 2-015.016.000160200000.000.33
    Jun 15at BALL 2-49.714.200072610223.861.71
    Jun 9vs MINL 2-37.015.000041410223.601.00
    Jun 4at NYMW 6-411.015.000081420223.601.00
    May 30vs MILW 7-217.015.010045310223.601.60
    May 24at TBL 3-70.015.001052820559.002.00
    May 19vs BALL 2-6-0.314.201034310335.791.50
    May 14vs ATLW 6-57.014.000070930549.002.25
    May 7at PITW 10-122.316.110132400000.000.95
    May 2at BOSL 6-71.314.1000209215510.382.08
    Apr 26vs CWSW 8-023.715.210081400000.000.88
    Apr 21at NYYW 6-121.016.010132410111.501.00
    Apr 15vs TBW 5-227.016.010191410111.500.83
    Apr 9at LAAW 12-114.314.1000619306612.462.31
    Apr 4at KCW 4-116.015.010021310111.800.80
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