[9/9/2016] NPB: time between pitches (through September 8)

The NPB released a list of pitchers and hitters ranked by the shortest time between pitches as part of their ongoing efforts to shorten the length of games. The top ranked pitchers and hitters will be eligible for the Speed Up Award. Below are the rankings for pitchers.

Time between pitches with bases empty (through September 8)

Central League

Rank Name JPN Name ENG Team Time IP
1 田口 麗斗 Takagi, Hayato Yomiuri 10.5 143.0
2 山中 浩史 Yamanaka, Hirofumi Yakult 11.1 122.0
3 井納 翔一 Ino, Shoichi Yokohama 11.2 146.0
4 ジョーダン Norberto, Jordan Chunichi 11.5 120.0
5 若松 駿太 Wakamatsu, Shunta Chunichi 11.7 112.1
6 ジョンソン Johnson, Kris Hiroshima 11.7 166.1
7 三上 朋也 Mikami, Tomoya Yokohama 11.8 51.2
8 野村 祐輔 Nomura, Yusuke Hiroshima 11.8 139.2
9 マテオ Mateo, Marcos Hanshin 12.0 51.0
10 黒田 博樹 Kuroda, Hiroki Hiroshima 12.2 138.2

Pacific League

Rank Name JPN Name ENG Team Time IP
1 牧田 和久 Makita, Kazuhisa Seibu 8.0 70 2/3
2 小石 博孝 Koishi, Hirotaka Seibu 9.4 68 1/3
3 メンドーサ Mendoza, Luis Nippon Ham 10.5 117 1/3
4 ディクソン Dickson, Brandon Orix 10.8 144 1/3
5 髙橋 光成 Takahashi, Kona Seibu 11.1 111
6 和田 毅 Wada, Tsuyoshi Softbank 11.7 158
7 金子 千尋 Kaneko, Chihiro Orix 12.1 136
8 南 昌輝 Minami, Masaki Lotte 12.6 57 1/3
9 塩見 貴洋 Shiomi, Takahiro Rakuten 12.6 130
10 武田 翔太 Takeda, Shota Softbank 12.7 166

Source: NPB announcement

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
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