Yuki Matsui

RP · San Diego Padres

Bats L Throws L
Height 5'8" Weight 167
DOB 1995-10-30 Age 28.4
Hometown Yokohama, Japan
2024 Fantasy Rankings

NFBC ADP (15-team): 24.12, 357th

Season Projections

SourceFPtsGIPWLSVBLSVHLDKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
ATC187.45860.83280157826497226243.401.20
Draft Buddy192.05861.03280157926497226243.541.23
Steamer182.36464.03360108027518226243.381.21
THE BAT181.55959.92160108025415220192.711.06
Zeile176.06161.0228111742651000253.691.26

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

  • Offseason In Review: San Diego Padres

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    It’s rare for the same team to be on opposite ends of blockbuster trades within one offseason. This Padres front office isn’t afraid to break convention. San Diego was the traditional “seller” in the winter’s biggest trade as they shed a lot of money. That didn’t stop them from dealing a trio of well-regarded prospects…

    Mar 19 · MLB Trade Rumors Offseason San Diego Padres Pedro Avila Xander Bogaerts Jhony Brito Daniel Camarena Luis Campusano Drew Carlton Dylan Cease Jake Cronenworth Yu Darvish Austin Davis Enyel De Los Santos Jeremiah Estrada Matt Festa Logan Gillaspie Woo Suk Go Kyle Higashioka Bryce Johnson Ha-Seong Kim Michael King Stephen Kolek Tim Locastro Manny Machado Tucupita Marcano Yuki Matsui Mason McCoy Jackson Merrill Brad Miller Nate Mondou Joe Musgrove Tommy Nance Graham Pauley Wandy Peralta Tommy Pham Kevin Plawecki Jurickson Profar Zach Reks Eguy Rosario Chandler Seagle Robert Suarez Fernando Tatis Jr. Tyler Wade Matt Waldron
  • Yuki Matsui Scheduled To Pitch Wednesday

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    San Diego Padres manager Mike Shildt said Tuesday that relief pitcher Yuki Matsui (back) is slated to return to game action on Wednesday in the team's Cactus League finale against the Athletics. Matsui, who was signed this off-season, has missed the last three weeks with back tightness. However, the left-hander pitched in an intrasquad game on Sunday, facing five hitters and retiring four of them. The 28-year-old figures to start the season in a high-leverage role for the Padres and could eventually see save opportunities given his track record in Japan and the five-year, $28 million deal he signed.

    Mar 13 · Source via Closers San Diego Padres Yuki Matsui
  • Yuki Matsui Throwing A Bullpen Tuesday

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    San Diego Padres left-handed reliever Yuki Matsui (back), who dealt with early spring back spasms, is throwing a bullpen session in camp on Tuesday. Manager Mike Shildt said that if all goes well with the bullpen, there should be plenty of time to get Matsui built up for the start of the 2024 regular season. The 28-year-old southpaw struck out the side in his Cactus League debut in the team's first spring game against the Los Angeles Dodgers, but he developed back spasms shortly after that outing and has been shut down since. The Japanese reliever should have a prominent high-leverage role in San Diego's bullpen in 2024 after signing a five-year, $28 million deal over the winter, and he could even take over closing duties in the ninth inning if Robert Suarez falters at all.

    Mar 5 · Source via Closers San Diego Padres Yuki Matsui
  • Yuki Matsui Resumes Playing Catch

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    San Diego Padres left-hander Yuki Matsui (back) has resumed playing catch in camp on Friday. The 28-year-old reliever was shut down from throwing last weekend due to inflammation in his back, but it wasn't a serious concern and he's already back to throwing. It remains unclear when he'll be able to get into another Cactus League game after striking out the side in his impressive debut last Thursday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Barring another setback, though, Matsui will have time to get up to speed for the two-game opening series against the Dodgers in Korea on March 20-21. After signing a five-year, $28 million deal with the Friars in December, Matsui should have a significant late-inning role in SD in his rookie season, perhaps even taking over closing duties if Robert Suarez struggles in the ninth-inning role.

    Mar 1 · Source via Closers San Diego Padres Yuki Matsui
  • Yuki Matsui Day-To-Day With Back Inflammation

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    San Diego Padres left-hander Yuki Matsui's (back) MRI exam showed inflammation but no structural damage in his back, according to manager Mike Shildt. Matsui is considered day-to-day. Matsui was scratched from spring training action over the weekend due to tightness in his back, but it appears the injury isn't very serious. It's unclear when the 28-year-old southpaw reliever will appear in another Cactus League game, though, after he was impressive in striking out the side in his inning of work in the spring training opener last Thursday against the Los Angeles Dodgers. If Matsui is anywhere close to as dominant this year as he was in his Cactus League opener, he'll be in the mix for saves in San Diego in his first year in the big leagues.

    Feb 26 · Source via Closers San Diego Padres Yuki Matsui
  • Yuki Matsui To Make Cactus League Debut Thursday

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    San Diego Padres manager Mike Shildt said Tuesday that newly signed relief pitcher Yuki Matsui will make his Cactus League debut in Thursday's opening game against the Dodgers. The 27-year-old lefty signed a four-year, $21 million contract this off-season after spending the past decade pitching for the Rakuten Golden Eagles in Japan. Matsui was a successful closer, but the Padres also signed KBO reliever Woo-Suk Go and have Robert Suarez as the incumbent for the closer's role. Fantasy managers should keep a close eye and ear out in the Padres' camp as things progress.

    Feb 21 · Source via Closers San Diego Padres Yuki Matsui
  • Mike Shildt Refuses To Name A Set Closer

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    While it's expected that San Diego Padres right-hander Robert Suarez will open the 2024 season as the team's closer with Josh Hader now in Houston, manager Mike Shildt refused to name a set closer when asked who his closer was with spring training right around the corner. In addition to Suarez, the new skipper mentioned Yuki Matsui and Wandy Peralta, who were both added in free agency. "I'm not going to give you an absolute answer because depending on the day, depending on the matchups, it could be anybody based on who is available," Shildt said. It's going to be a situation worth watching this spring. Suarez, 32, is still the favorite, but he missed the first half of 2023 due to an elbow injury and had a 4.23 ERA and 0.90 WHIP with 24 strikeouts in only 27 2/3 innings pitched.

    Feb 4 · Source via Closers San Diego Padres Yuki Matsui Wandy Peralta Robert Suarez
  • Pitching Stats

    SeasonTeamFPtsGIPWLSVBLSVHLDKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    2024SD35.01110.02000365600210.901.10
    2024 ATC187.45860.83280157826497226243.401.20
    2024 Draft Buddy192.05861.03280157926497226243.541.23
    2024 Steamer182.36464.03360108027518226243.381.21
    2024 THE BAT181.55959.92160108025415220192.711.06
    2024 Zeile176.06161.0228111742651000253.691.26

    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

    WeekOppFPtsGIPWLSVBLSVHLDKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    4at MIL1.310.10000111000000.003.00
    3at LAD, vs CHC16.333.11000031200000.000.90
    2at SF, vs STL1.332.10000102100213.861.29
    1vs SF, at LAD, vs LAD16.142.61000121300000.001.00

    2024

    DateOppResultFPtsIPWLSVBLSVHLDKBBHHRHBPRERERAWHIP
    Apr 16at MILW 6-31.30.10000111000000.003.00
    Apr 14at LADW 6-312.31.11000010000000.000.00
    Apr 12at LADW 8-73.01.00000021100000.002.00
    Apr 10vs CHCW 10-21.01.00000000100000.001.00
    Apr 7at SFL 2-31.31.10000100000000.000.00
    Apr 5at SFL 2-31.01.00000000000000.000.00
    Apr 2vs STLL 2-5-1.00.0000000210021
    Mar 31vs SFW 13-42.01.00000010100000.001.00
    Mar 28vs SFW 6-411.71.21000000000000.000.00
    Mar 21at LADW 15-110.70.20000000200000.003.00
    Mar 20vs LADL 2-51.70.20000111000000.001.50
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