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Dennis Sarfate is an American professional baseball pitcher who currently plays for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He has previously played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Baltimore Orioles, Houston Astros, and Arizona Diamondbacks of Major League Baseball (MLB). Sarfate was born on April 9, 1981 in Queens, New York. He attended John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York, and then attended St. John's University in Queens, New York. He was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth round of the 2002 Major League Baseball Draft. Sarfate made his major league debut on April 3, 2007, with the Brewers. He was traded to the Baltimore Orioles on July 31, 2008, and made his Orioles debut on August 5, 2008. He was traded to the Houston Astros on August 31, 2009, and made his Astros debut on September 1, 2009. He was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks on August 31, 2010, and made his Diamondbacks debut on September 1, 2010. Sarfate signed with the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) in 2011. He has since become one of the most dominant closers in NPB, leading the league in saves in 2013, 2014, and 2015. As of 2021, Dennis Sarfate's net worth is estimated to be $2 million.

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Age 43 years old
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Born 9 April, 1981
Birthday 9 April
Birthplace Queens, New York, U.S.
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Dennis Sarfate Height, Weight & Measurements

At 43 years old, Dennis Sarfate height is 193 cm .

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His wife is Jada Sarfate (m. 2007)

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Dennis Sarfate Net Worth

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Sarfate had season-ending surgery on his right hip in April 2018, after pitching six innings. He missed the 2019 season as well. His 234 career saves are fourth-most in NPB history.


On April 2, 2017, Sarfate recorded his 178th save in Japan, setting a new record for most saves by a foreign pitcher in Nippon Professional Baseball history. The record was previously held by Marc Kroon of the Yomiuri Giants (177). On July 4, 2017, Sarfate recorded his 200th save, becoming the sixth pitcher in NPB history to reach that threshold and the first foreign pitcher. On September 5, 2017, Sarfate earned his 47th save of the season, breaking the record for most single-season saves in Japanese baseball history. He finished the season leading the league with 54 saves, as he was 2-2 with a 1.09 ERA (4th in the league) in 66 games (2nd). Sarfate earned two saves and a win in the 2017 Japan Series, and won the Japan Series Most Valuable Player Award. He won the Pacific League MVP. He also received the Matsutaro Shoriki Award, for the year's greatest contribution to Japanese professional baseball.


During the 2016 season, Sarfate recorded 43 saves, a new record for most single-season saves in the Pacific League. He was named a 2016 All Star. For the season he was 0-7 with a 1.88 ERA (7th in the league) in 64 games (2nd).


In 2015, Sarfate closed out the 2015 Japan Series as well, as the Hawks won their second championship in a row. For the season he was 5-1 with 41 saves (leading the league) and a 1.11 ERA (4th) in 65 games (3rd).


In 2014, Sarfate joined the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, and got the final save of the 2014 Japan Series. He was a 2014 All Star. For the season he was 7-1 with 37 saves (2nd in the Japan Pacific League) and a 1.05 ERA (3rd) in 64 games (3rd).


He spent one season with the Saitama Seibu Lions in 2013. Sarfate was 9-1 with 10 saves (7th in the Japan Pacific League) and a 1.87 ERA (8th) in 58 games (7th).


In 2011, Sarfate signed with the Hiroshima Toyo Carp of Japan's Central League. Sarfate quickly became one of the top closers in Japanese baseball. He was a 2011 All Star. In 2011 he was 1-3 with 35 saves (2nd in the Japan Central League) and a 1.34 ERA in 57 games. In 2012 he was 2-5 with 9 saves (9th in the league) and a 2.90 ERA in 47 games.


In 2010, Sarfate pitched at AAA Norfolk, where he was 2-2 with 20 saves (tied for 7th in the International League) and a 2.73 ERA in 47 games, as he struck out 72 batters in 56 innings. He was named an MiLB Organization All Star.


Sarfate began 2009 in the Orioles' bullpen, but was sent to the AAA Norfolk Tides in the International League in May after posting a 6.49 ERA in eight appearances. He was called up again in September, and pitched much better, posting a 3.48 ERA over 12 relief appearances. Overall, he was 0-1 in 20 relief appearances with a 5.09 ERA and 20 strikeouts in 23 innings.


Sarfate also began 2008 as a relief pitcher. On July 28, 2008, he was moved to the Orioles' starting rotation. He returned to the bullpen after just four starts, in which he went 0-2 while allowing 18 runs in just 15​⁄3 innings. Overall, in 57 games he was 4-3 with a 4.74 ERA and 85 strikeouts in 79.2 innings.


The Brewers traded Sarfate to the Houston Astros on September 11, 2007, for cash considerations. After beginning his professional career as a starter, Sarfate spent 2007 as a relief pitcher. He made seven relief appearances for Houston, and was 1-0 with a 1.08 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 8.1 innings.

On December 12, 2007, the Astros traded Sarfate along with designated hitter/left fielder Luke Scott, pitchers Matt Albers and Troy Patton, and third baseman Michael Costanzo to the Baltimore Orioles in exchange for shortstop Miguel Tejada.


He made his MLB debut on September 3, 2006. Sarfate pitched in eight games for the Brewers, with a 4.32 earned run average (ERA), and 11 strikeouts in 8.1 innings.


The Milwaukee Brewers selected Sarfate in the ninth round of the 2001 MLB Draft. In 2003, pitching for the Beloit Snappers in the Midwest League he was 12-2 with a 2.84 ERA in 26 starts, and 140 strikeouts (2nd in the league) in 139.2 innings.


Sarfate graduated from Gilbert High School in Gilbert, Arizona in 1999. He was an All-American and First Team All-State, after going 10-2 with a 1.75 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 81 innings in his senior year. He was the Scottsdale Tribune Pitcher of the Year in 1999.

The Texas Rangers selected Sarfate in the 15th round of the 1999 MLB draft. He did not sign, enrolling in college. He attended Arizona State University in 2000, majoring in sports psychology, and Chandler-Gilbert Community College in 2001.


Dennis Scott Sarfate (born April 9, 1981) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB). He has also played for the Milwaukee Brewers, Houston Astros, and Baltimore Orioles in Major League Baseball (MLB) and the Hiroshima Toyo Carp and Saitama Seibu Lions of NPB. While an average reliever in the MLB, Sarfate became one of the greatest closers in NPB history after moving his career overseas. Sarfate holds several NPB records, including most saves in a season and most by a foreign-born pitcher. As of 2020, his 234 career saves are fourth-most in NPB history. He has been a 3× NPB All-Star, a 3× Pacific League saves leader, a 5× Japan Series Champion, won the Japan Series Most Valuable Player Award, won the Pacific League MVP Award, and won the Matsutaro Shoriki Award.