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Yoshinobu Yamamoto

SP · Los Angeles Dodgers

Bats R Throws R
Height 5'10" Weight 176
DOB 1998-08-17 Age 25.9
Hometown Bizen, Japan
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 4.04, 49th

Season Projections

SourceFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
ATC388.726161.3127131724314119672663.681.14
Draft Buddy415.028171.0138141824614920676703.681.14
Steamer416.729176.4129161934816326783773.921.19
THE BAT314.326137.411791343612216560563.661.14
Zeile414.728170.213714177431462200703.691.11

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

  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Transferred To 60-Day IL

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto was transferred to the 60-day IL on Saturday. Brent Honeywell, who was successfully claimed off of waivers from the Pittsburgh Pirates, will be put on the 40-man roster in Yamamoto's place and is expected to be active Sunday. Yamamoto is ineligible to return until August 15, but returning that soon is probably too optimistic as the Japanese righty just began a throwing program Saturday and would likely need to make a few rehab starts before rejoining the club. Honeywell pitched just three-and-a-third innings for Pittsburgh this season.

    Jul 14 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Begins Throwing Program

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto (shoulder) has begun his throwing program and threw twice this week out to 60 feet according to Dodgers manager Dave Roberts on Friday. Roberts noted last week that this was a "big step" in Yamamoto's progression as he works to rehabilitate from his rotator cuff strain. The Japanese right-hander was previously shut down from throwing so being able to see progress marks a very positive step for a Dodgers rotation that's currently marred with injury concerns. Should Yamamoto continue to progress positively, it should be expected he will return at some point in August. Fantasy managers should prepare their roster accordingly and keep holding onto the 25-year-old until he's back. His 2.92 ERA will greatly help a Dodgers rotation that's likely to add a starter or two via trade before the trade deadline at the end of the month.

    Jul 12 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Will Play Catch Next Week

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    Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto (shoulder) will play catch next week. He had been sidelined since June 16 with a rotator cuff strain. The 25-year-old was previously shut down from throwing and will begin a program next week. "It's a big step," said Dodgers manager Dave Roberts. Yamamoto continues to make progress in his rehab and was described as pain-free on Wednesday. He owned a (6-2) record with a 2.92 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and an 84:17 K: BB before landing on the injured list. Barring any setbacks, Yamamoto appears to be on track to return in August. Fantasy managers should continue to stash the Dodgers rookie in all formats.

    Jul 6 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Set To Play Catch Next Week

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto (shoulder) is expected to begin playing catch late next week, according to Dodger manager Dave Roberts. The 25-year-old has been doing exercises with a plyo ball in the meantime which has been his first activity since being shut down from throwing in mid-June. Yamamoto was placed on the 15-day injured list on June 16 after experiencing tightness in his throwing arm during a start on June 15, which he was eventually pulled from. While he has yet to face any setbacks in his recovery process, he is still several steps away from getting back on a mound, which leaves his potential return date in question. Before the injury, the right-hander was performing well with a 2.92 ERA and a stellar 1.07 WHIP in his first 74 MLB innings. While he remains sidelined, Landon Knack should be given ample opportunities to stay in the starting rotation.

    Jul 4 · Source via Prospects Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto Landon Knack
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Currently "Pain-Free"

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    Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto (shoulder) is currently "pain-free," according to manager Dave Roberts. However, Yamamoto hasn't started throwing yet, and Roberts didn't know when that would begin. The Dodgers will surely handle him delicately as he deals with a strained rotator cuff after they signed him to a $325 million deal in the offseason. Because there's no timetable for when the 25-year-old Japanese rookie will even pick up a ball again, it wouldn't be a surprise if we didn't see him again in the Dodgers' starting rotation until August. Yamamoto has been fantasy relevant in all leagues in his first year in the majors, as he's gone 6-2 with a 2.92 ERA (2.67 FIP) and a 1.07 WHIP with an impressive 27.9% strikeout rate in 74 innings over 14 starts.

    Jul 3 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Dodgers Place Yoshinobu Yamamoto, Michael Grove On 15-Day Injured List

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    5:49PM: Further tests revealed Yamamoto has a strained rotator cuff, manager Dave Roberts told DiGiovanna and other reporters today.  No timeline was given, as Roberts indicated that the injury is "not season ending, but it's going to be some time." 2:15PM: The Dodgers announced this afternoon that they've placed right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto on the 15-day...

    Jun 16 · MLB Trade Rumors Los Angeles Dodgers Michael Grove Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Likely To Miss Multiple Weeks

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto (shoulder) will be shut down from throwing for the next couple of weeks. The right-hander suffered a strained rotator cuff during Saturday's outing. Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts mentioned that Yamamoto didn't suffer a season-ending injury but is certainly going to miss some time. At the moment, it sounds like Bobby Miller is set to take the vacant rotation spot. He could be a possible streaming option for fantasy managers who are desperate for pitching help.

    Jun 16 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Placed On The 15-Day Injured List

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto (triceps) was placed on the 15-day injured list on Sunday. The 25-year-old left his start early on Saturday after experiencing tightness in his right tricep and seeing a dip in velocity. While there is no set timetable for his return, the rookie will undergo further testing later this afternoon. After allowing five earned runs in his first start of the season, the right-hander has performed very well with a 2.34 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 16:82 BB:K ratio. The Dodgers will not need to wait long to fill the empty rotation spot as they will welcome back 25-year-old Bobby Miller to the rotation on Wednesday as he was sidelined since April with right shoulder inflammation.

    Jun 16 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Likely To Be Placed On IL

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    According to Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts, there is a "high probability" that starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto will be placed on the 15-Day IL, although an official decision will not be made until after he's been examined by team doctors on Sunday. Yamamoto exited Saturday's start early, lasting just two innings before being removed due to what has been characterized as forearm tightness. Losing Yamamoto for an extended time would be a big blow to the Dodgers' rotation, as he's been excellent this season, pitching to a 6-2 record, 2.92 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 22.3% K-BB%.

    Jun 16 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Exits Saturday's Start Early With Tricep Tightness

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    Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto (triceps) exited Saturday's start against the Kansas City Royals early with tricep tightness. His last pitch was 92.9 mph, the slowest on Saturday, and he was removed from the game after just two scoreless frames. The 25-year-old allowed one hit and one walk while striking out one over two innings before exiting. Michael Grove replaced him in the third inning. Yamamoto is considered day-to-day and will undergo further evaluation once the game is completed. He has been fantastic this season, posting a 2.92 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 84 strikeouts over 74 innings in 2024.

    Jun 15 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Strikes Out Seven On Friday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto turned in a quality start in a 2-1 win over the New York Yankees on Friday. Yamamoto tossed seven innings of shutout ball while allowing just two hits, striking out seven, and walking two but had to settle for a no-decision in the 11-inning game. Yamamoto has been excellent in his first season in MLB, posting a 6-2 record, 3.00 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 83 strikeouts across 72 innings of work. He will look to keep rolling in his next start, which is scheduled for Thursday at home against the Texas Rangers.

    Jun 8 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Gives Up Four Runs On Sunday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starter Yoshinobu Yamamoto allowed four runs on six hits across five innings of work during Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Cincinnati Reds. He struck out eight batters while walking two. Yamamoto needed 100 pitches to get through five innings in this one as he was not at his best. The 25-year-old now owns a 5-2 record to go along with a 3.51 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 69:13 K:BB during his first season in the majors. His upside remains immense even though he has had the occasional rocky outing. He projects to have a dream matchup against the Colorado Rockies at Dodger Stadium in his next appearance.

    May 26 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Tallies Fifth Win In Quality Start

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto tallied his fifth win of the year in Monday's victory over the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks, tossing 6 1/3 strong innings of two-run ball on seven hits and one walk with eight strikeouts. Yamamoto rebounded after allowing four runs in his last start, turning in the fifth quality start in his last six appearances on Monday, and he hasn't lost since the Seoul Series with the division-rival San Diego Padres back in late March. The 25-year-old Japanese import has lived up to the hype during his first year in the major leagues, submitting a 3.17 ERA, 1.06 WHIP, and a superb 61:11 K:BB through 10 starts (54 innings) for the Dodgers this season. Yamamoto will look to keep the good times rolling in Sunday's scheduled start against the Cincinnati Reds, but it will come at the hitter-friendly Great American Ball Park.

    May 21 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Coughs Up Four Runs On Monday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto got knocked around early for four runs in 5 2/3 innings pitched in Monday's 6-4 win over the San Francisco Giants. He did not factor into the decision. The 25-year-old finished the night with six strikeouts and two walks before being chased with two runners on and two outs in the sixth inning. It was Yamamoto's worst start since Opening Day against the San Diego Padres, where he allowed five runs in one inning pitched. Most of the damage off Yamamoto was done early on a second-inning three-run home run by San Francisco Giants rookie Luis Matos. On Sunday, Yamamoto will look to get back on track and take advantage of a young Cincinnati Reds team whose offense ranks sixth in the league in strikeouts.

    May 14 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Earns Fourth Win Tuesday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto picked up his fourth win of the season in Tuesday's 8-2 victory over the Marlins. The 25-year-old went eight innings, allowing five hits and two earned runs, but didn't walk a batter and struck out five. The two runs came off of a pair of solo home runs to Jazz Chisholm Jr. and Bryan De La Cruz. The outing was his fourth straight quality start and he has shown impressive command thus far with an 8:47 BB:K through eight starts. With a 4-1 record, 2.79 ERA, and 1.00 WHIP, the righty is making a strong case for NL Rookie of the Year, and in his next start he'll face off with the Giants next Monday in San Francisco.

    May 8 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Picks Up Third Win

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    Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Yoshinobu Yamamoto held the Arizona Diamondback bats in check in Wednesday's 8-0 victory, picking up his third win of the season. The 25-year-old pitched six scoreless frames, allowing five hits and walking two while striking out five. He now owns a strong 2.91 ERA and 1.09 WHIP through seven starts, although excluding his first start of the season where he allowed five earned runs it would be a 1.64 ERA and 0.97 WHIP over the last six starts. The righty continues to look as good as advertised and takes on a Marlins team in his next start that is currently 8-24 while scoring the seventh-fewest runs in the league so far in 2024.

    May 2 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Yoshinobu Yamamoto Tosses Gem Thursday

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    Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Yoshinobu Yamamoto tossed a gem on Thursday, working six shutout innings on four hits and just one walk while punching out seven as part of a narrow 2-1 win over the hosting Washington Nationals. After allowing five earned runs in his MLB debut against the San Diego Padres on March 21, the 25-year-old has now allowed a total of just six earned runs over his last five starts. As a result, he has managed to lower his ERA to 3.54 through six starts with 37 strikeouts against just six walks across 28 innings of work, going 2-1 in that time. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday in Arizona to take on the D-backs in a key NL West clash.

    Apr 25 · Source via Los Angeles Dodgers Yoshinobu Yamamoto
  • Pitching Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    2024LAD205.01474.06278417626125242.921.07
    2024 ATC388.726161.3127131724314119672663.681.14
    2024 Draft Buddy415.028171.0138141824614920676703.681.14
    2024 Steamer416.729176.4129161934816326783773.921.19
    2024 THE BAT314.326137.411791343612216560563.661.14
    2024 Zeile414.728170.213714177431462200703.691.11

    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.

    2024

    WeekOppFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    12vs KC3.012.000011100000.001.00
    11at NYY17.017.000172200000.000.57
    10vs COL25.016.010171700111.501.33
    9at CIN, vs ARI29.3211.11111631300664.761.41
    8at SF7.715.200062510446.351.24
    7vs MIA24.018.010150520222.250.63
    6at ARI24.016.010152500000.001.17
    5at WAS26.016.010171400000.000.83
    4vs NYM15.016.000191710434.501.33
    3vs SD8.015.000061420335.401.00
    2at CHC23.015.010082300000.001.00
    1vs STL, vs SD3.026.001071601557.501.17

    2024

    DateOppResultFPtsGSIPWLQSKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    Jun 15vs KCL 2-73.012.000011100000.001.00
    Jun 7at NYYW 2-117.017.000172200000.000.57
    Jun 1vs COLW 4-125.016.010171700111.501.33
    May 26at CINL 1-44.015.001082600447.201.60
    May 20vs ARIW 6-425.316.110181700222.841.26
    May 13at SFW 6-47.715.200062510446.351.24
    May 7vs MIAW 8-224.018.010150520222.250.63
    May 1at ARIW 8-024.016.010152500000.001.17
    Apr 25at WASW 2-126.016.010171400000.000.83
    Apr 19vs NYML 4-915.016.000191710434.501.33
    Apr 12vs SDL 7-88.015.000061420335.401.00
    Apr 6at CHCW 4-123.015.010082300000.001.00
    Mar 30vs STLL 5-610.015.000050200000.000.40
    Mar 21vs SDL 11-15-7.011.0010214015545.005.00
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