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2014 Avg.
.000
 
Career Avg.
.286
Name  Norichika Aoki
Born  1/5/1982
Height  5-9
Weight  175
Number  23
Position  RF
Bats  L
Throws  R
Cold4/16/2014 7:05:00 PM
Description: Royals right fielder Norichiki Aoki is getting the night off Wednesday against Houston.
Insight: Aoki is just two for his last 19 (.105) and could probably use a night off to clear his head. Justin Maxwell (.000, 0 HR, 0 RBI) will start in right field for Kansas City.
 
4/6/2014 10:57:00 AM
Description: Royals RF Norichiki Aoki is out of the starting lineup Sunday against the White Sox.
Insight: Aoki is off to a 4-for-16 start with two doubles, three walks and one steal with his new team. He's getting a day off with lefty Chris Sale on the mound.
 
12/5/2013 11:29:00 AM
Description: Outfielder Norichika Aoki has been traded from Milwaukee to Kansas City.
Insight: Aoki hasn't shown a lot of power, but he's averaged 25 SB in his to seasons with Milwaukee. If he earns a spot at the top of the Royals lineup he could have a solid value as a No. 3 fantasy outfield. He's a career .287 hitter with a .355 OBP and a .755 OPS.
 
10/29/2013 7:50:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee will exercise its team option on right fielder Norichika Aoki.
Insight: The Brewers' beat writer for MLB.com Adam McCalvy called the move a "no-brainer." We're not ready to go that far but Aoki certainly has a knack for getting on base (.355 career OBP in 306 major league appearances). You could make a case for him being drafted in one of the later rounds of next year's fantasy draft.
 
9/27/2013 10:20:00 PM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Norichika Aoki hit his eighth homer of the year Friday against the Mets.
Insight: Aoki was a 10/30 player as a rookie but he has hit eight home runs with 20 steals this year.
 
9/21/2013 9:39:00 AM
Description: Milwaukee right fielder Norichika Aoki pounded out four hits in Friday's loss to the Cardinals.
Insight: It's been a turbulent year for the Brewers but at least they've been able to rely on steady production from Aoki. The 31-year-old from Japan is tied with shortstop Jean Segura for second on the team in runs scored (74). He also ranks second in batting average (.284).
 
8/29/2013 10:26:00 PM
Description: Patellar tendinitis was the reason for Norichika Aoki's absence from Thursday night's starting lineup. SOURCE: Brewers.com
Insight: The Brewers right fielder entered the game later on as pinch-hitter so he can't be hurting too badly. There's a good chance he'll be back in the starting nine Friday against the Angels.
 
8/27/2013 10:48:00 PM
Description: Though he went 2-for-2 with three walks and two runs Tuesday, Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki is hitting .260 since the All-Star break.
Insight: Aoki has stolen seven bags in that span after swiping just 10 in the first half. He remains a low-level fantasy outfielder.
 
8/23/2013 4:31:00 PM
Description: Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki was not in Wednesday's starting lineup (though he did pinch hit) and is questionable for Friday's game against Cincinnati due to a sore knee. Latest update - Aoki is in the starting lineup, leading off and playing right field.
Insight: He'll probably be dealing with this problem for the rest of the season and will need additional days off. He's batting .278 this season with seven homers, 30 RBI, 61 runs and 17 stolen bases, though he has been caught 11 times.
 
8/23/2013 11:46:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki was not in Wednesday's starting lineup (though he did pinch hit) and is questionable for Friday's game against Cincinnati due to a sore knee.
Insight: He'll probably be dealing with this problem for the rest of the season and will need additional days off. He's batting .278 this season with seven homers, 30 RBI, 61 runs and 17 stolen bases, though he has been caught 11 times.
 
8/21/2013 11:46:00 AM
Description: Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki is not in Wednesday's starting lineup, according to Mike Vassallo. Sean Halton will get a start in right field.
Insight: Aoki is just getting a day off, no injury that we are aware of. He's batting .278 this season with seven homers, 30 RBI, 61 runs and 17 stolen bases, though he has been caught 11 times.
 
7/11/2013 1:40:00 PM
Description: If the Brewers are looking to be sellers at this year's trade deadline, the Rangers could be in the market for an outfielder.
Insight: That outfielder would be Norichika Aoki, according to Jon Morosi from Fox Sports. The 31-year-old from Japan hasn't hit for much power but his average is just under .300 and he also has 10 stolen bases this season. The Rangers' current outfield features Nelson Cruz, David Murphy and Leonys Martin though Cruz could be facing a suspension for his involvement in a PED scandal.
 
7/10/2013 6:07:00 PM
Description: Brewers skipper Ron Roenicke said right fielder Norichika Aoki (elbow) will likely return to the lineup Thursday against Arizona.
Insight: Aoki was scratched from Tuesday's lineup and missed Wednesday's game due to tightness in his non-throwing elbow.
 
7/9/2013 8:16:00 PM
Description: Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki was scratched from the lineup Tuesday due to tightness in his left elbow, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
Insight: Aoki bats lefty but he throws righty, so this might not be a big deal. Aoki is hitting .298 with four homers and 45 runs this season, but he's just 10-for-19 on stolen base attempts.
 
7/3/2013 9:32:00 PM
Description: Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki snapped out of a 7-for-38 (.184) slump with three hits Wednesday against the Nationals.
Insight: Aoki went 3-for-5 with two RBI. 290. Fantasy owners have to be frustrated by Aoki's 9-for-17 record on the basepaths this season after he went 30-for-38 last season, but at least he's batting .290 with 43 runs.
 
6/21/2013 5:07:00 PM
Description: Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki will return to the lineup Friday.
Insight: Aoki has been on the paternity leave list for the last two days. He's hitting .292 with four homers, 38 runs and six steals this season. He swiped 30 on 38 attempts last year, but already has been caught seven times.
 
6/19/2013 3:26:00 PM
Description: Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki has been placed on the paternity leave list.
Insight: Aoki's wife is due to give birth Thursday. The outfielder should be back in the lineup Friday or Saturday.
 
6/16/2013 12:18:00 PM
Description: Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki's wife is expected to give birth this week, according to Adam McCalvy of MLB.com.
Insight: Aoki's wife's due date for the birth of the couple's second child is Thursday. Milwaukee doesn't have a day off this week, so he'll miss at least one game.
 
5/24/2013 10:30:00 AM
Description: Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki is 5-for-10 against Pittsburgh starter A.J. Burnett. He's also stolen three bases against Burnett.
Insight: Aoki cooled a bit with three hits in the three-game set with the Dodgers after going 8-for-12 in the previous series with St. Louis. Facing Burnett might help get him going again.
 
Hot5/13/2013 10:34:00 PM
Description: Brewers right fielder Norichika Aoki corked three hits Monday in a win over Pittsburgh.
Insight: Aoki was a fantasy disappointment in April (.250 AVG) but he's been off the charts in May (.415 with five RBI).