Hong-Chih
Kuo
 
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Height: 6' 0''
Weight: 215
 
Born: July 23, 1981 in Taiwan
 
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Year Age Tm Lg Salary Endurance vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
2004 22 LAN NL   9 6 6 6 3 3 3 6 6 6
2005 23 LAN NL   9 6 6 6 4 4 4 6 6 6
2006 24 LAN NL $ 300,000 9 7 7 7 4 4 4 7 7 7
2007 25 LAN NL $ 300,000 9 7 7 7 5 5 5 7 7 7
2008 26 LAN NL $ 300,000 9 7 7 7 5 5 5 7 7 7
2009 27 LAN NL $ 4,350,000 9 7 7 7 6 6 6 7 7 7
2010 28 LAN NL $ 4,350,000 9 8 8 8 6 6 6 7 7 7
2011 29 LAN NL $ 4,350,000 9 8 8 8 5 5 5 7 7 7
2012 30 LAN NL $ 4,350,000 9 8 8 8 5 5 5 7 7 7
2013 31 LAN NL $ 4,350,000 9 7 7 7 5 5 5 7 7 7
2014 32 CHA AL $ 1,500,000 9 8 8 8 5 5 5 5 5 5
2015 33 CHA AL $ 1,500,000 9 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5
2016 34 CHA AL   9 7 7 7 5 5 5 5 5 5
OOTP6 Min Ratings   9 6 6 6 3 3 3 5 5 5
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 4,350,000 9 8 8 8 6 6 6 7 7 7
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Year Age Tm Lg Salary   vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA vL vR OA
2004 22 LAN NL     1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 2 2 2 1 1 1
2005 23 LAN NL     1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 2 2 2 1 1 1
2006 24 LAN NL $ 300,000   1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 2 2 2 1 1 1
2007 25 LAN NL $ 300,000   1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 2 2 2 1 1 1
2008 26 LAN NL $ 300,000   1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 2 2 2 1 1 1
2009 27 LAN NL $ 4,350,000   1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 2 2 2 1 1 1
2010 28 LAN NL $ 4,350,000   1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 2 2 2 1 1 1
2011 29 LAN NL $ 4,350,000   1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 2 2 2 1 1 1
2012 30 LAN NL $ 4,350,000   1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 2 2 2 1 1 1
2013 31 LAN NL $ 4,350,000   1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 2 2 2 1 1 1
2014 32 CHA AL $ 1,500,000   1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 2 2 2 1 1 1
2015 33 CHA AL $ 1,500,000   1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 2 2 2 1 1 1
2016 34 CHA AL     1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 2 2 2 1 1 1
OOTP6 Min Ratings     1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 2 2 2 1 1 1
OOTP6 Max Ratings $ 4,350,000   1 1 1 1 1 1 5 5 5 2 2 2 1 1 1
Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Cy Young Award or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS PWS
2004 22 AAA   14 7 .667 28 28 1 0 0 201.3 185 90 20 76 178 4.02 .243 .311 .369 .680  
2005 23 AAA   9 9 .500 26 26 0 0 0 187.7 175 72 19 71 192 3.45 .245 .314 .370 .684  
2006 24 LAN NL 10 14 .417 33 33 1 0 0 196.0 219 126 32 102 148 5.79 .284 .367 .445 .812 0.5
2007 25 LAN NL 4 6 .400 20 12 1 1 0 83.0 80 41 11 38 52 4.45 .252 .336 .394 .730 4.1
2008 26 LAN NL 16 8 .667 31 31 2 1 0 203.3 175 75 22 70 155 3.32 .233 .297 .354 .651 15.8
2009 27 LAN NL 8 9 .471 23 23 4 1 0 167.0 170 77 18 69 153 4.15 .264 .338 .404 .742 8.9
2010 28 LAN NL 7 17 .292 36 36 4 1 0 255.0 234 113 32 102 222 3.99 .246 .323 .387 .710 11.2
2011 29 LAN NL 13 13 .500 36 36 2 0 0 240.7 213 102 30 77 216 3.81 .236 .297 .385 .682 14.0
2012 30 LAN NL 5 17 .227 33 33 0 0 0 184.7 201 119 31 77 179 5.80 .277 .349 .445 .794 0.0
2013 31 LAN NL 7 13 .350 32 32 1 0 0 191.0 189 97 29 87 168 4.57 .259 .341 .401 .742 6.4
2014 32 CHA AL 7 10 .412 33 33 3 2 0 221.3 220 117 36 111 215 4.76 .260 .346 .431 .777 10.0
2015 33 CHA AL 6 10 .375 34 21 2 0 0 163.7 192 111 42 71 161 6.10 .289 .359 .531 .890 3.2
2016 34 CHA AL 1 2 .333 9 9 0 0 0 47.0 55 36 7 31 35 6.89 .291 .390 .460 .850 0.1
11 Years Sim 84 119 .414 320 299 20 6 0 1952.6 1948 1014 290 835 1704 4.67 .260 .336 .418 .753 74.1
2 Years AAA 23 16 .590 54 54 1 0 0 389.0 360 162 39 147 370 3.75 .244 .313 .369 .682  
Season Average 7 10 .412 29 27 1 0 0 177.5 177 92 26 75 154 4.67 .260 .336 .418 .753  
Career Highs 16 17 .667 36 36 4 2 0 255.0 234 126 42 111 222 6.89 .291 .390 .531 .890  
Career Pitching Splits     Help
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Category W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
vs RH   1487 743 218 612 1252   .264 .336 .420 .756
vs LH   461 271 72 223 452   .247 .327 .412 .739
Home 39 58 .402 164 154 9 3 0 1021.6 1030 527 148 428 908 4.64 .261 .333 .415 .748
Away 45 61 .425 156 145 11 3 0 931.0 918 487 142 407 796 4.71 .259 .335 .421 .756
Mar/Apr 11 22 .333 52 52 3 1 0 324.3 327 196 53 145 279 5.44 .262 .339 .431 .770
May 14 19 .424 54 49 3 2 0 310.0 333 160 56 131 275 4.65 .271 .341 .452 .793
June 19 16 .543 55 48 4 0 0 339.0 322 163 45 139 307 4.33 .251 .325 .404 .729
July 13 20 .394 53 47 3 0 0 305.3 306 163 45 129 287 4.81 .259 .332 .411 .743
August 15 22 .405 55 53 5 3 0 351.7 337 173 44 153 287 4.43 .254 .332 .395 .727
Sep/Oct 12 20 .375 51 50 2 0 0 322.3 323 159 47 138 269 4.44 .262 .336 .415 .751
Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won MVP or Rookie of the Year.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR OWS
2006 24 LAN NL 33 64 4 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 28 .094 .147 .109 .256 -0.5 0.0
2007 25 LAN NL 20 21 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 11 .095 .269 .095 .364 0.9 0.0
2008 26 LAN NL 31 70 5 5 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 34 .071 .097 .129 .226 -1.9 0.0
2009 27 LAN NL 23 50 4 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 2 20 .060 .096 .120 .216 -1.3 0.0
2010 28 LAN NL 36 80 9 8 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 31 .100 .133 .113 .245 -1.7 0.0
2011 29 LAN NL 36 79 5 6 1 3 0 3 0 0 3 33 .076 .108 .165 .273 -1.0 0.0
2012 30 LAN NL 33 55 3 3 3 0 0 5 0 0 5 29 .055 .133 .109 .242 -0.9 0.0
2013 31 LAN NL 33 60 3 6 0 1 0 3 0 0 3 28 .100 .143 .133 .276 -0.9 0.0
8 Years Sim 245 479 35 39 9 6 0 15 0 0 27 214 .081 .130 .125 .255 -7.2 0.0
162 Game Average 316 23 25 5 3 0 9 0 0 17 141 .081 .130 .125 .255 -4.8  
Career Highs 36 80 9 8 3 3 0 5 0 0 5 34 .100 .269 .165 .364 0.9  
Career Batting Splits     Help
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Category G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS XR
vs RH   353 26 31 9 6 0 12 0 0 19 153 .088 .134 .147 .281 -3.7
vs LH   126 9 8 0 0 0 3 0 0 8 61 .063 .119 .063 .183 -4.6
Home 128 231 18 19 4 3 0 5 0 0 18 109 .082 .148 .126 .274 -2.2
Away 117 248 17 20 5 3 0 10 0 0 9 105 .081 .113 .125 .238 -6.1
RISP   122 0 9 2 1 0 14 0 0 6 59 .074 .116 .107 .223 -3.3
Close/Late   20 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 13 .100 .143 .200 .343 0.2
Mar/Apr 37 67 4 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 33 .045 .099 .075 .173 -2.7
May 37 79 4 10 2 0 0 6 0 0 6 31 .127 .188 .152 .340 0.9
June 42 91 9 10 4 3 0 3 0 0 4 36 .110 .146 .220 .366 1.1
July 43 72 6 6 1 0 0 1 0 0 5 35 .083 .143 .097 .240 -1.4
August 43 87 7 7 2 0 0 3 0 0 5 37 .080 .130 .103 .234 -2.0
Sep/Oct 40 83 5 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 3 42 .036 .070 .084 .154 -4.1
Fielding Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Gold Glove Award.
Year Age Tm Lg Pos G GS IP PO A E DP FPct RF    
2006 24 LAN NL P 33 33 196.0 6 21 0 1 1.000 1.24    
2007 25 LAN NL P 20 12 83.0 2 15 0 1 1.000 1.84    
2008 26 LAN NL P 31 31 203.3 7 25 2 3 .941 1.42    
2009 27 LAN NL P 23 23 167.0 11 21 2 2 .941 1.72    
2010 28 LAN NL P 36 36 255.0 10 28 2 1 .950 1.34    
2011 29 LAN NL P 36 36 240.7 6 23 2 1 .935 1.08    
2012 30 LAN NL P 33 33 184.7 9 28 1 1 .974 1.80    
2013 31 LAN NL P 32 32 191.0 10 32 1 1 .977 1.98    
2014 32 CHA AL P 33 33 221.3 7 21 0 2 1.000 1.14    
2015 33 CHA AL P 34 21 163.7 4 14 2 0 .900 0.99    
2016 34 CHA AL P 9 9 47.0 4 6 0 0 1.000 1.91    
Career Totals   320 299 1952.6 76 234 12 13 .963 1.43    
Career Highs   36 36 255.0 11 32 2 3 1.000 1.98    
Post-Season Pitching Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg W L Pct G GS CG SHO SV IP H ER HR BB SO ERA OAVG OOBP OSLG OOPS
2008 26 LAN NL 0 1 .000 2 2 0 0 0 13.0 18 8 3 7 8 5.54 .340 .417 .528 .945
Career Post-Season Pitching 0 1 .000 2 2 0 0 0 13.0 18 8 3 7 8 5.54 .340 .417 .528 .945
Post-Season Batting Stats     Help
Bold lines indicate player won Post Season MVP Award.
Year Age Tm Lg G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO AVG OBP SLG OPS
2008 26 LAN NL 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Career Post-Season Batting 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .333 .333 .333 .667
Pitching Leaderboards     Help
Top 10 finishes. Stats are Year-Rank-Value. League leaders are in bold.
Season Rankings are League Based.
Wins
2008-10-16
Losses
2010-3-17
2012-4-17
CAR-46-119
Games Started
2010-5-36
2011-5-36
Complete Games
2006-9-1
2008-7-2
2010-3-4
2011-7-2
2014-9-3
CAR-37-20
Shutouts
2007-5-1
2008-4-1
2010-7-1
2014-1-2
Innings Pitched
2010-5-255.0
2011-6-240.7
2014-8-221.3
Hits Allowed
2006-9-219
2010-5-234
Homeruns Allowed
2006-5-32
2010-3-32
2011-4-30
2012-3-31
2013-9-29
2014-3-36
2015-1-42
CAR-23-290
Strikeouts
2010-10-222
Walks Allowed
2006-1-102
2010-3-102
2013-7-87
2014-3-111
CAR-30-835
Hits per 9IP
2008-10-7.7
OSLG
2008-9-.354
 
   Black Ink Test: 1    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 124)
   Gray Ink Test: 35    (Avg Pitcher in HOF ~ 339)
 
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History
Injured on 8/25/2004 with a Strained Tricep Muscle, out for 4 weeks
Injured on 8/10/2005 with a Pulled Bicep Muscle, out for 5 weeks
Earned first career win on 4/16/2006
Had first career hit on 5/2/2006, off Dave Williams (PIT)
1/29/2009: Gets a new one-year contract worth $4,350,000 through salary arbitration
1/29/2010: Gets a new one-year contract worth $4,350,000 through salary arbitration
8/16/2010: Signed a contract extension with Los Angeles, $4,350,000 per year, for 3 years
Signed as a free agent by Chicago (A) on 2/14/2014 to a 3-year deal worth $1,500,000 per year
Injured on 8/7/2015 with a Tight Elbow, out for 1-2 weeks
Released by Chicago (A) on 6/8/2016