[11/1/2016] Trade: Yomiuri sends Ota, Kumon to Nippon Ham for Yoshikawa, Ishikawa

The media learned today that the Yomiuri Giants and Nippon Ham Fighters agree on a two-for-two player trade. The Giants will send twenty-six-year-old Taishi Ota and twenty-four-year-old Katsuhiko Kumon to the Fighters for twenty-eight-year-old Mitsuo Yoshikawa and twenty-three-year-old Shingo Ishikawa.

Source: Tokyo Sports 11/2/2016, Sports Hochi 11/2/2016

[UPDATE 11/2 @ 5:43pm]

Both teams posted official announcements about the trade.

According to Tokyo Sports, the Giants have already assigned uniform numbers and made adjustments to current assignments.

  • Yoshikawa – 21
  • Ishikawa – 49
  • Sakurai, Toshiki from 21 to 36
  • Nakai, Daisuke from 36 to 61
  • Wada, Ren from 61 to 67

Source: Yomiuri announcement, Nippon Ham announcement, Tokyo Sports 11/2/2016

Mitsuo Yoshikawa

Year Team G CG GS CG W L Sv H HP WPCT IP AB H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA BB/9 K/9 WHIP
2007 Nippon Ham 19 1 14 1 4 3 0 0 0 .571 93.1 334 83 6 46 5 52 6 0 39 38 3.66 4.44 5.01 1.38
2008 Nippon Ham 7 0 7 0 2 4 0 0 0 .333 34.2 130 39 7 22 0 23 5 0 24 24 6.23 5.71 5.97 1.76
2009 Nippon Ham 3 0 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 .000 16.1 65 19 2 10 0 18 0 0 17 12 6.61 5.51 9.92 1.78
2010 Nippon Ham 9 0 5 0 0 4 0 0 0 .000 26.0 106 35 7 11 1 20 2 0 21 20 6.92 3.81 6.92 1.77
2011 Nippon Ham 7 0 7 0 0 5 0 0 0 .000 38.0 146 45 4 20 1 25 1 0 20 20 4.74 4.74 5.92 1.71
2012 Nippon Ham 25 5 20 3 14 5 0 0 0 .737 173.2 603 108 6 45 4 158 3 1 35 33 1.71 2.33 8.19 0.88
2013 Nippon Ham 26 1 25 0 7 15 0 0 0 .318 160.1 598 150 10 57 5 125 3 0 72 59 3.31 3.20 7.02 1.29
2014 Nippon Ham 13 0 13 0 3 4 0 0 0 .429 72.0 283 79 7 36 2 49 3 0 45 39 4.88 4.50 6.13 1.60
2015 Nippon Ham 26 2 24 0 11 8 0 0 0 .579 159.1 600 151 16 57 11 93 3 0 72 68 3.84 3.22 5.25 1.31
2016 Nippon Ham 27 0 20 0 7 6 3 0 0 .538 109.2 423 125 9 52 5 65 1 0 53 51 4.19 4.27 5.33 1.61
    162 9 138 4 48 56 3 0 0 .462 883.1 3288 834 74 356 34 628 27 1 398 364 3.71 3.63 6.40 1.35

Shingo Ishikawa

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SO BB IBB HBP SH SF SB CS DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2013 Nippon Ham 4 5 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2014 Nippon Ham 44 93 83 11 19 3 0 1 25 11 25 5 0 1 4 0 0 1 1 .229 .281 .301 .582
2015 Nippon Ham 43 99 87 11 18 4 1 2 30 11 11 9 0 1 2 0 1 1 2 .207 .289 .345 .633
2016 Nippon Ham 12 28 27 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 .074 .074 .074 .148
    103 225 202 22 39 7 1 3 57 23 44 14 0 2 7 0 1 2 4 .193 .252 .282 .534

Taishi Ota

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SO BB IBB HBP SH SF SB CS DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 Yomiuri 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2010 Yomiuri 2 6 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
2011 Yomiuri 12 28 26 4 4 1 0 0 5 3 9 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .154 .148 .192 .340
2012 Yomiuri 21 70 63 9 16 4 1 2 28 7 15 7 0 0 0 0 3 2 3 .254 .329 .444 .773
2013 Yomiuri 21 38 31 3 5 0 0 0 5 2 9 4 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 .161 .250 .161 .411
2014 Yomiuri 44 74 65 14 16 6 0 2 28 12 20 8 1 1 0 0 4 2 2 .246 .338 .431 .769
2015 Yomiuri 60 138 130 13 36 7 0 1 46 3 39 7 0 1 0 0 3 2 0 .277 .319 .354 .673
2016 Yomiuri 62 119 114 12 23 6 1 4 43 13 45 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 .202 .227 .377 .604
    225 474 436 55 100 24 2 9 155 40 139 30 2 2 3 3 11 6 8 .229 .280 .356 .636

Katsuhiko Kumon

Year Team G CG GS CG W L Sv H HP WPCT IP AB H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA BB/9 K/9 WHIP
2013 Yomiuri 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 3.0 12 4 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.00 3.00 12.00 1.67
2016 Yomiuri 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 11.2 45 10 1 3 2 12 1 0 5 5 3.86 2.31 9.26 1.11
    15 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 14.2 57 14 1 4 2 16 1 0 5 5 3.07 2.45 9.82 1.23

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