Hideki Okajima Pitcher

     
 

Born: December 25, 1975
Kyoto, JP
Height: 6-1
Weight: 195
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: Not drafted
How Acquired: International free agent (Nov. 2006)
High School: Higashiyama (JP)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Declared for minor league free agency (Oct. 2011)

Scouting Report
: Mixes in an 85-89 mph fastball, a mid-70s looping curveball, and an 82-84 mph changeup with screwball action (referred to as the "Okie-Dokie"). Excellent deception. Decent control, but has shown extended bouts where he leaves the ball up and gets knocked around.
 

 
   
    Career Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  1995 Yomiuri Cen Jap --- 19 0 0 --- 1.80 1 1 0 5.0 5 1 1 0 2 9 1.40 4.50 16.20
  1996 Yomiuri Cen Jap --- 20 1 0 1.000 0.71 5 1 0 12.7 13 2 1 0 9 8 1.74 0.89 5.68
  1997 Yomiuri Cen Jap --- 21 4 9 0.308 3.46 25 19 0 109.3 92 47 42 7 59 102 1.38 1.73 8.40
  1998 Yomiuri Cen Jap --- 22 3 6 0.333 4.33 14 12 0 62.3 61 31 30 7 32 54 1.49 1.69 7.80
  1999 Yomiuri Cen Jap --- 23 4 1 0.800 2.97 37 3 0 69.7 42 25 23 6 28 77 1.00 2.75 9.95
  2000 Yomiuri Cen Jap --- 24 5 4 0.556 3.11 56 0 7 72.3 53 26 25 4 31 102 1.16 3.29 12.69
  2002 Yomiuri Cen Jap --- 26 6 3 0.667 3.40 52 0 0 55.7 42 21 21 8 22 58 1.15 2.64 9.38
  2003 Yomiuri Cen Jap --- 27 2 3 0.400 4.89 41 0 0 38.7 45 22 21 6 20 29 1.68 1.45 6.75
  2004 Yomiuri Cen Jap --- 28 4 3 0.571 3.09 53 0 5 46.7 33 16 16 5 20 53 1.14 2.65 10.22
  2005 Yomiuri Cen Jap --- 29 1 0 1.000 4.75 42 0 0 53.0 55 31 28 10 19 56 1.40 2.95 9.51
  2006 Nippon Cen Jap --- 30 2 2 0.500 2.14 55 0 4 54.7 46 14 13 5 14 63 1.10 4.50 10.37
  2007 Boston MLB MLB Bos 31 3 2 0.600 2.22 66 0 5 69.0 50 17 17 6 17 63 0.97 3.71 8.22
  2008 Boston MLB MLB Bos 32 3 2 0.600 2.61 64 0 1 62.0 49 18 18 6 23 60 1.16 2.61 8.71
  2009 Boston MLB MLB Bos 33 6 0 1.000 3.39 68 0 0 61.0 56 23 23 8 21 53 1.26 2.52 7.82
  2010 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 34 0 0 --- 19.29 3 0 0 2.3 6 5 5 1 0 0 2.57 --- 0.00
  2010 Boston MLB MLB Bos 34 4 4 0.500 4.50 56 0 0 46.0 59 24 23 6 20 33 1.72 1.65 6.46
2011 Pawtucket IL AAA Bos 35 8 1 0.889 2.29 34 0 0 51.0 39 13 13 3 9 48 0.94 5.33 8.47
2011 Boston AL MLB Bos 35 1 0 1.000 4.32 7 0 0 8.3 7 4 4 0 5 6 1.44 1.20 6.48
  2012 Fukuoka Pac Jap --- 36 0 2 0.000 0.94 56 0 9 47.7 34 6 5 1 6 36 0.84 6.00 6.80
  2013 Sacramento PCL AAA Oak 37 1 3 0.250 4.22 37 0 1 42.7 40 21 20 5 9 45 1.15 5.00 9.49
  2013 Oakland AL MLB Oak 37 0 0 --- 2.25 5 0 0 4.0 7 1 1 1 2 1 2.25 0.50 2.25
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: Heh-DECK-ee OH-kah-jee-mah
First Pro Contract:
November 30, 2006 by X
Signing Bonus: $50,000
MiLB Debut: August 21, 2010 (Pawtucket)
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
April 2, 2007 (Boston)
     
  Awards
2007 American League All-Star
2007 MLB Setup Man of the Year
SoxProspects.com Awards
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