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Nori Aoki | Outfielder | #8

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (34) / 1/5/1982
Ht / Wt:  5'9" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Waseda University
Drafted: 2012 / UDFA / MLW
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Nori Aoki went 3-for-3 with a walk and a run scored on Saturday versus the Astros.
The veteran outfielder is batting .275/.342/.373 with only three home runs, 22 RBI and 56 runs scored in 424 plate appearances. He has chipped in seven stolen bases but has been caught nine times. He got picked off today. He spent a month in the minors before being recalled last week. Sep 18 - 12:51 AM

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Nori Aoki hit his second homer of the year Friday against the Mariners.

Aoki was making his first start since being recalled from Triple-A on Tuesday. He'll play against the occasional right-hander the rest of the way, maybe more if he keeps hitting.
Sep 10 - 1:35 AM

Mariners recalled OF Nori Aoki from Triple-A Tacoma.

Aoki owns an underwhelming .265/.333/.346 batting line over 98 games with the Mariners this season. The veteran outfielder figures to serve in a part-time role down the stretch.
Sep 6 - 2:21 PM

The Mariners will call up outfielder Nori Aoki from Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday.

Aoki was sent down in late August with the Mariners set to face a bunch of left-handed starters, but he could have a diminished role down the stretch with Ben Gamel and Seth Smith also in line for at-bats. The 34-year-old is batting .265/.333/.346 over 98 games this season.
Sep 5 - 6:03 PM

Mariners optioned OF Nori Aoki to Triple-A Tacoma.

Aoki has been a part-timer since returning to the M's and with the bullpen taxed in recent days, they simply needed to add a couple of relievers. Aoki should be back with the big league club once rosters expand for September.
Aug 27 - 10:50 AM

Nori Aoki went 2-for-4 with a double in Wednesday's loss to the Yankees.

Aoki's double was the Mariners' only extra-base hit against Masahiro Tanaka and company. The two-bagger was his 17th of the season. He has been on something of a doubles tear of late, swatting five in his last 10 games. The veteran outfielder shouldn't be relied upon for fantasy purposes, but his recent bat-work is nice enough in its own right.
Aug 24 - 8:55 PM

Nori Aoki went 3-for-4 with a double in Tuesday's loss to the Angels.

Aoki has now picked up a pair of three-hit efforts over his last three games. His double on Tuesday was No. 13 for the season. In addition, the veteran outfielder is slashing .259/.328/.334 with 14 RBI, 44 runs scored and six steals over 320 at-bats. There is no fantasy intrigue here.
Aug 17 - 1:34 AM

Nori Aoki went 3-for-5 with two steals Friday against the Angels.

Aoki was starting for just the second time in six days. He's hitting .308 with one strikeout in 37 at-bats since returning from Triple-A on July 20, so he's making a case for more starts against right-handers.
Aug 6 - 1:20 AM

Nori Aoki smacked two doubles and scored the Mariners' only run of the game on Wednesday.

His team managed only three hits all night. The 34-year-old Aoki still gets plenty of playing time but hasn't made much of it this year. He has a .253 batting average with a .659 OPS in 309 plate appearances. He has only one home run, 39 runs and 13 RBI -- making him nearly irrelevant in fantasy leagues.
Jul 27 - 10:05 PM

Nori Aoki went 2-for-5 with a run scored against the Blue Jays on Friday.

Aoki doubled and tripled in the victory. The 34-year-old has hit leadoff in back-to-back games since returning from the minors, but there’s limited appeal here in mixed fantasy leagues.
Jul 22 - 10:34 PM

Mariners recalled OF Nori Aoki from Triple-A Tacoma.

Aoki was demoted to the minors on June 24 after batting just .245/.323/.313 over his first 284 plate appearances with Seattle. He was raking at the Triple-A level, but we wouldn't expect a sudden offensive explosion in his return to the Mariners. The 34-year-old outfielder isn't much of a base stealer anymore either.
Jul 20 - 12:11 PM

Mariners optioned OF Nori Aoki to Triple-A Tacoma.

It's a surprising move, but Aoki has proven to be a big disappointment this season by batting just .245/.323/.313 across 67 games. According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, the Mariners want him to work on hitting left-handed pitching in the minors.
Jun 24 - 6:42 PM

Nori Aoki went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk and a steal against the A's on Monday.

Aoki stole third base in the seventh inning and scored when the throw went into left field. He entered the night with a .212/.302/.294 line and just one steal in four tries this season.
May 3 - 1:10 AM

Nori Aoki is absent from the Mariners' lineup Sunday.

He's simply receiving a day off. The M's have Seth Smith in left field, Nelson Cruz in right, Robinson Cano in the designated hitter spot and Luis Sardinas at second base Sunday.
May 1 - 1:25 PM

Nori Aoki accounted for the Mariners' only two runs on Wednesday against the Indians, going 1-for-4 with a two-RBI triple in the second inning.

It's been a slow start to the year for Aoki, who's now only hitting .228/.241/.333 in 58 plate appearances. He's a guy who has historically provided most of his fantasy value with a solid batting average and double-digit stolen bases, but that could now be a thing of the past at 34 years old. He's even 0-for-2 in stolen base attempts in 2016. The Mariners continue to bat him leadoff, which should keep him relevant in deep leagues, but if he slides down the order, Aoki's fantasy value will go right along with it.
Apr 20 - 9:15 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Chris Iannetta
3Steve Clevenger
4Jesus Sucre
1B1Adam Lind
2Dae-Ho Lee
3Daniel Vogelbach
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Franklin Gutierrez
2Ben Gamel
3Nori Aoki
4Mike Freeman
CF1Leonys Martin
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Seth Smith
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Ariel Miranda
5Taijuan Walker
6Adrian Sampson
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Nick Vincent
4Vidal Nuno
5Nate Karns
6Tom Wilhelmsen
7Drew Storen
8Arquimedes Caminero
9Charlie Furbush
10Daniel Altavilla
11Pat Venditte
12Evan Scribner
13David Rollins
14Cody Martin