[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
Hanshin 42 25 17 0
Hiroshima 46 26 19 1
Yomiuri 43 23 20 0
Yokohama 44 19 23 2
Yakult 44 19 25 0
Chunichi 45 17 25 3
G W L T
Rakuten 38 27 11 0
Softbank 45 28 17 0
Seibu 41 23 17 1
Nippon Ham 42 18 24 0
Orix 42 18 24 0
Lotte 44 11 32 1
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