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Tsuyoshi Wada | Starting Pitcher

Team: Chicago Cubs
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/21/1981
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
Contract: view contract details

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Tsuyoshi Wada allowed four runs -- three earned -- over six innings as the Cubs dropped the second half of Saturday's doubleheader against the Cardinals.
It was the first time Wada had allowed more than two runs since July 23. Even with the rough outing Saturday night in St. Louis, he boasts a 2.79 ERA, 1.08 WHIP, and 44/14 K/BB ratio in 51 2/3 innings this season. The left-hander will try to bounce back next week against the Pirates. Aug 30 - 11:36 PM

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Tsuyoshi Wada held the Orioles to only a solo home run over 6 1/3 innings in a win on Sunday.

Wada has been very good in eight starts since the beginning of July, but none have been better than Sunday's one-hit effort. Wada walked one while striking out eight. Through eight starts this year, the left-hander is 4-1 with a 2.56 ERA, 1.05 WHIP and 41/11 K/BB ratio over 45 2/3 innings. He'll look to stay hot when the Cubs visit the Cardinals on Saturday.
Aug 24 - 5:25 PM

Tsuyoshi Wada got the win with five shutout innings as play resumed on Thursday from Tuesday's rain-shortened match-up with the Giants.

Wada did not pitch on Thursday, as play picked back up in the bottom of the fifth. The Giants scratched out six hits but could not touch the plate. Wada yielded no walks and struck out three in the effort. The left-hander is now 3-1 with a 2.75 ERA and a 36/10 K/BB ratio. He'll match up against the Orioles at home on Sunday.
Aug 21 - 8:28 PM

Tsuyoshi Wada yielded two runs in 6 2/3 innings Wednesday in defeating the Brewers.

He had a shutout going when Rickie Weeks and Martin Maldonado hit back-to-back homers in the seventh, knocking him from the game. That's still a really good feat from a left-handed pitcher, holding the Brewers all-righty lineup down for 6 2/3. Wada has gotten 30 strikeouts in 34 1/3 innings despite the lack of oomph on his fastball. He will give up more homers and his ERA will rise a result, but he's looking pretty solid right now.
Aug 14 - 12:01 AM

Tsuyoshi Wada delivered another strong start in a no-decision against the Rays on Friday, allowing two runs on four hits over his six-plus frames.

The veteran southpaw racked up six strikeouts on the afternoon while walking only one. He surrendered a solo home to Desmond Jennings in the third inning, and then a leadoff triple to Sean Rodriguez in the seventh who came around to score, but that was the extent of the damage. He'll carry a 3.25 ERA and 25/9 K/BB ratio into Wednesday's matchup against the Brewers. He's worth using in most mixed leagues.
Aug 8 - 8:26 PM

Tsuyoshi Wada yielded two runs in 5 2/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Dodgers.

Wada was effective in his first start against a quality lineup, albeit one missing Yasiel Puig and Adrian Gonzalez. He allowed six hits, walked two (one intentional) and struck out six. Next up for him is a start at home against the Rays. He's a fringe play in NL-only leagues in that one.
Aug 3 - 1:41 AM

Tsuyoshi Wada allowed just one run over seven innings to beat the Rockies on Monday.

Well, technically it was the Rockies, though it's little more than a skeleton crew at the moment. Wada allowed five hits, walked one and struck out six in a much better outing than the one he had last week against the Padres. He's still a weak play in NL-only leagues right now.
Jul 28 - 11:41 PM

Tsuyoshi Wada took a loss Wednesday after giving up five runs in four innings versus the Padres.

The Padres had scored six runs in six games coming into this one, making Wada's performance even more discouraging. He's certainly not going to miss enough bats to afford the four walks he issued tonight. If he's not better next time out against the Rockies, he could be looking at a quick hook from the Cubs rotation.
Jul 24 - 1:17 AM

Cubs recalled LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from Triple-A Iowa.

Wada will start on Wednesday against the Padres. The left-hander fared well in his major league debut prior to the All-Star break, holding the Reds to an unearned run over five innings. He's worth streaming Wednesday in a nice matchup and could carve out some fantasy value in deeper formats.
Jul 23 - 9:30 AM

Tsuyoshi Wada will be recalled to start on Wednesday against the Padres.

Wada fared well in his major league debut prior to the All-Star break, holding the Reds to an unearned run over five innings. He'll have a nice matchup Wednesday and is worth a shot in NL-only formats.
Jul 20 - 2:37 PM

Cubs optioned LHP Tsuyoshi Wada to Triple-A Iowa.

Wada fared well in his major league debut Tuesday, holding the Reds to an unearned run over five innings. He could get another shot later this season.
Jul 9 - 3:45 PM

Tsuyoshi Wada, making his major league debut, allowed only an unearned run over five innings but took a no-decision against the Reds in Tuesday's nightcap.

The 33-year-old gave up five hits and a walk in his debut, with the only run coming on a Junior Lake fielding error. He's been very good at Triple-A this year and with the Cubs recently dealing 40 percent of their starting rotation, it wouldn't be surprising to see Wada stick around to start the second half. The left-hander may be worth a look in NL-only leagues, but that's as far as his value extends currently.
Jul 9 - 12:00 AM

Cubs recalled LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from Triple-A Iowa.

Wada will come up to start the second game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Reds, which will be his major league debut. The 33-year-old southpaw has posted a 2.66 ERA and 105/26 K/BB ratio in 101 2/3 innings this season in Triple-A. There's opportunity in the Cubs' rotation right now, so a strong performance could keep him around or at least put him in the mix during the second half.
Jul 8 - 11:00 AM

Tsuyoshi Wada will join the Cubs starting rotation on Tuesday to take on the Reds in Cincinnati.

The veteran southpaw has pitched well at Triple-A Iowa, posting a 2.66 ERA, 1.16 WHIP and 105/26 K/BB ratio over his 101 2/3 innings. If he pitches well, he could hang onto the rotation spot for the remainder of the season and is worthy of a look in NL-only and deeper mixed leagues.
Jul 5 - 2:34 PM

Cubs purchased the contract of LHP Tsuyoshi Wada from Triple-A Iowa; optioned him to Triple-A Iowa.

The Cubs needed to add Wada to the 40-man roster in order to prevent him from exercising an opt-out clause in his contract. The left-hander boasts a 2.81 ERA with 83 strikeouts over 86 1/3 innings at Iowa this season and seems likely to get a chance next month with the Cubs likely to trade Jeff Samardzija and/or Jason Hammel.
Jun 22 - 2:14 PM

Depth Charts

C1Welington Castillo
2John Baker
1B1Anthony Rizzo
2B1Javier Baez
2Logan Watkins
SS1Starlin Castro
2Chris Valaika
3B1Luis Valbuena
LF1Chris Coghlan
CF1Arismendy Alcantara
2Ryan Sweeney
3Matt Szczur
RF1Jorge Soler
2Justin Ruggiano
Starting Pitcher
S1Jake Arrieta
2Travis Wood
3Edwin Jackson
4Kyle Hendricks
5Tsuyoshi Wada
6Jacob Turner
7Felix Doubront
8James McDonald
Relief Pitcher
R1Hector Rondon
2Neil Ramirez
3Pedro Strop
4Justin Grimm
5Wesley Wright
6Carlos Villanueva
7Kyuji Fujikawa
8Zach Rosscup
9Blake Parker