Nori Aoki

Nori Aoki #23

  • LF
  • B/T: L/R
  • 5' 9"/180
  • Age: 33

Nori Aoki Stats

.287 5 26 14 .733

Nori Aoki MLB Career Stats

.287 24 156 81 .740

Nori Aoki Bio

  • Full Name: Norichika Aoki
  • Pronunciation: NOER-ee ah-OH-kee
  • Born: 1/5/1982 in Hyuga City, Japan
  • College: Waseda, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
  • Debut: April 6, 2012
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2015 Stats 355 42 102 5 26 14 .287 .353 .733
MLB Career Stats 1963 266 563 24 156 81 .287 .353 .740
  • Status: Free Agent

Nori Aoki Statcast Averages

Year Team LG PA HIP Avg Launch Speed (mph) Avg Distance (feet) Avg Gen Velocity (mph) Avg Launch Angle (deg) Avg Height (feet)
2015 Giants NL 392 245 86.12 170.47 -2.46 3.33 22.00
MLB Avg - - - - 89.28 210.20 0.43 8.96 33.39


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December 1, 2015 at 6:05 AM ET

Mariners have interest in Aoki

Mariners general manager Jerry Dipoto has been efficiently checking off boxes on his offseason wish list over the past month, and the club now is pursuing outfielder Nori Aoki as another possible addition.

October 20, 2015 at 5:59 AM ET

Aoki deals with injuries in 2015

Giants outfielder Nori Aoki finished the 2015 regular season with a .287 average, five home runs, 26 RBIs, 42 runs scored and 14 stolen bases.


Nori Aoki Awards

WBC All-Tournament Team

Year Team League
2009 Japan WBC

Nori Aoki Leaderboards

Batting Average

Season AVG Rank
2012 .288 20th in NL
2013 .286 20th in NL
2014 .285 18th in AL

Stolen Bases

Season SB Rank
2012 30 9th in NL
2013 20 16th in NL
2014 17 21st in AL
2015 14 25th in NL

On-base Percentage

Season OBP Rank
2012 .355 20th in NL
2013 .356 19th in NL
2014 .349 19th in AL

Runs Scored

Season R Rank
2013 80 15th in NL


Season BB Rank
2013 55 25th in NL


Season H Rank
2013 171 10th in NL


Season 2B Rank
2012 37 11th in NL


Season 3B Rank
2014 6 12th in AL

Games Played

Season G Rank
2013 155 16th in NL

At Bats

Season AB Rank
2013 597 15th in NL

Plate Appearances

Season PA Rank
2013 674 10th in NL

Caught Stealing

Season CS Rank
2012 8 12th in NL
2013 12 3rd in NL
2014 8 9th in AL
2015 5 23rd in NL

Hit by Pitch

Season HBP Rank
2012 13 4th in NL
2013 11 6th in NL
2015 6 24th in NL

Nori Aoki Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
November 4, 2015 LF Nori Aoki elected free agency.
August 20, 2015 San Francisco Giants activated LF Nori Aoki from the 7-day disabled list.
August 13, 2015 San Francisco Giants placed LF Nori Aoki on the 7-day disabled list. Concussion
July 27, 2015 San Francisco Giants activated LF Nori Aoki from the 15-day disabled list.
July 21, 2015 San Francisco Giants sent LF Nori Aoki on a rehab assignment to Sacramento River Cats.
June 24, 2015 San Francisco Giants placed LF Nori Aoki on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 21, 2015. Fractured Right Fibula
January 19, 2015 San Francisco Giants signed free agent LF Nori Aoki.
October 30, 2014 RF Nori Aoki elected free agency.
July 11, 2014 Kansas City Royals activated RF Nori Aoki from the 15-day disabled list.
July 7, 2014 Kansas City Royals sent OF Nori Aoki on a rehab assignment to Northwest Arkansas Naturals.
June 21, 2014 Kansas City Royals placed RF Nori Aoki on the 15-day disabled list. Left groin strain.
December 5, 2013 Milwaukee Brewers traded RF Nori Aoki to Kansas City Royals for LHP Will Smith.
June 21, 2013 Norichika Aoki roster status changed by Milwaukee Brewers.
June 19, 2013 Milwaukee Brewers placed RF Norichika Aoki on the paternity list.
January 17, 2012 Milwaukee Brewers signed free agent RF Norichika Aoki.

Norichika Aoki Bio Info

Full name is Norichika Aoki (pronounced noer-EECH-kuh AH-oh-kee)...resides in Tokyo, Japan with his wife, Sachi, who was a popular sports anchor for TV Tokyo from 2006- 10...the couple has a daughter, Emily, and a son, Takuto.


Nori got off to a slow start, but finished strong in his first season with the Royals...hit .285 with 22 doubles, six triples, a homer and 63 runs scored...Batted .379 (33-for-87) over the month of September, third-highest in the American League...his .432 OBP over the final month also ranked fourth in the A.L...his September batting average was his highest in a month since coming over from Japan prior to the 2012 season...Ranked fifth in the Major Leagues (third in the A.L.) with a .363 batting average (45-for-124) against left-handed was also the highest average in baseball vs. lefties by a left-handed hitter...over his three seasons in the big leagues, Nori's .319 average against southpaws is 19th in the Majors...Set a club record with 11 hits in a series against the White Sox (September 15-17), going 11-for-13...also drew a pair of walks to reach base 13 times in the series, the first Major Leaguer to do this since Kevin Kouzmanoff did it (11 hits, walk, HBP) at Milwaukee, August 11-13, 2009... recorded consecutive four-hit games to open the series, becoming the first Royal to do that since Mark Teahen, August 22-23, 2006 vs. Cleveland...Became the third Royals player to record two outfield assists in an inning, August 8 vs. San Francisco, throwing out Hunter Pence at third base and Joaquin Arias at the plate in the third...Amos Otis (April 25, 1970 vs. Baltimore) and Bob Oliver (September 16, 1969 vs. Seattle) were the other Royals to do this...Hit his first career grand slam August 5 at Arizona, which was also his only HR of the year...also collected his second career walk-off hit on July 24 to beat Cleveland (2-1) with an RBI single in the 14th inning...Missed 18 games (June 21-July 11) with a strained left groin muscle and had a two-game rehab stint at Northwest Arkansas (AA).

Nori spent his second season with the Brewers, batting .286 with eight homers, 37 RBI and 20 stolen bases in 155games...made 146 starts, with 145 in right field and one in center field... Led the National League in singles (140)...tied for seventh in the league in multi-hit games (50) and tied for 10th in hits (171)...his 40 infield hits ranked second in the Major Leagues to former teammate Jean Segura (44)... Batted .339 (61-for-180) against left-handed pitching, which was the best average by a left-handed hitter in the Major Leagues and ranked seventh overall... Topped the club in games (155), at-bats (597), on-base percentage (.356) and walks (55)...tied teammate CarlosGomez for the team lead in runs (80)... Struck out just 40 times in 674 plate appearances, giving him the best at-bat to strikeout ratio (16.9) in the MajorLeagues...did not strike out in his final 60 plate appearances of the season...went 72 consecutive plate appearanceswithout striking out (May 25 to June 10), which was the longest streak by a Brewer since Fernando Vina also went72-straight plate appearances without a strikeout in 1998... Collected nine outfield assists, which tied for 10th-most in the National League... Recorded his first career four-hit game in the Major Leagues on his bobblehead day, April 7 vs. Arizona, going4-for-6 with three RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base... Collected his 1,500th career hit between the Japanese Central League (1,284) and Major Leagues vs. Oakland onJune 5 with an in?eld single off Bartolo Colon... Hit his 100th career home run between the Japanese Central League (84) and Major Leagues at Colorado on July 28, a solo shot off Jhoulys Chacin... Belted Milwaukee's only leadoff home run of the year on September 27 at New York Mets off Carlos Torres...itwas the second leadoff home run of his career, also doing it on September 19, 2012 at Pittsburgh... Named the Brewers' Unsung Hero as voted on by members of the Milwaukee Chapter of the BBWAA.
2012 Signed with the Brewers to a 2-year contract with a club option for 2014 on 1/17/12 ... his negotiating rights were awarded to the team by the Tokyo Yakult Swallows of the Japanese Central League on 12/19/11. Batted .288 with 10 HR, 50 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 151 games. Made 119 starts (99g in RF, 13g in CF, 7g in LF). Became the sixth player born in Japan to play for the Brewers, joining Hideo Nomo (1999), Mac Suzuki (2001), Takahito Nomura (2002), Tomo Ohka (2005-06) and Takashi Saito (2011). Became the first position player born in Japan to play for the Brewers. Finished fifth in National League Rookie of the Year voting. Led National League rookies in stolen bases (30) and tied the Padres' Yonder Alonso for the NL rookie lead in hits (150). Ranked second among National League rookies in runs (81), doubles (37), total bases (225) and on-base percentage (.355) and tied for third in extra-base hits (51). His 37 doubles established a new franchise rookie record (Prince Fielder, 35, 2006). Batted .409 (9-for-22) as a pinch hitter, best in franchise history (minimum 20ab). Produced hitting streaks of 15, 13, 10 and 12 games ... became the first National League rookie since Bake McBride (1974) to have four 10+ game hitting streaks in a season. His 18 extra-base hits in September tied George Scott (1975) and Corey Hart (2007) for the franchise record in that month ... tied the Rays' B.J. Upton for the Major League lead for extrabase hits in September. Was named Brewers Player of the Month for September/October (.306, 4hr, 18rbi, 24r, 9sb). Made Major League debut on 4/6 vs. St. Louis and struck out as a pinch hitter off Jaime Garcia. Notched his first Major League hit on 4/8 vs. St. Louis with a pinch-hit single off Mitchell Boggs. Made his first Major League start on 4/11 at Chicago-NL (LF, 1-for-3, 1bb). His first Major League home run was an inside-the-park homer off Jhoulys Chacin on 4/20 vs. Colorado ... became the first player in franchise history to hit an inside-the-park homer for his fi rst career home run. Belted a walk-off solo homer off Casey Coleman in the 10th inning to give the Brewers a 4-3 win on 6/7 vs. Chicago-NL ... was his second home run of the game (first multi-homer game). Tied the franchise record with 4 stolen bases on 6/23 at Chicago-AL ... the record is shared with Tommy Harper (1969), John Jaha (1992) and Scott Podsednik (2004). Smacked his first career leadoff homer on 9/19 at Pittsburgh off Kyle McPherson. 2011 Negotiating rights were awarded to Milwaukee on 12/19/11.....signed with the Brewers to a 2-year contract with a club option for 2014 on 1/17/12 2009 Participated in the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classics, batting .310 (13-for-42) with 8 RBI ... Was named to the 2009 World Baseball Classic All-Tournament outfield alongside Cubans Frederich Cepeda and Yoenis Cespedes.....Japan won the WBC that year as Aoki batted .324 (12-for-37) with 7 RBI in 9 games 2008 Competed for Japan in the 2008 Summer Olympics.....hit a 3-run homer off Brett Anderson in the Bronze Medal game against the United States to give his team a 4-1 lead (lost 8-4) 2006 Participated in the 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classics, batting .310 (13-for-42) with 8 RB 2005 Was 2005 Central League Rookie of the Year