[12/4/2016] Yomiuri sends Koyama to Rakuten for Kakizawa

The Yomiuri Giants and Rakuten Eagles announced today that they agreed on a one-for-one player trade that will send twenty-seven-year-old pitcher Yuki Koyama up North for twenty-two-year-old infielder Takahiro Kakizawa.

Source: Yomiuri announcement, Rakuten announcement

[UPDATE 12/5 @ 5:53pm]

The Giants held a press conference for Kakizawa at the team offices in Otemachi on December 5. He was assigned the uniform number 59.

Source: Yomiuri announcement

[UPDATE 12/6 @ 6:04pm]

The Eagles held a press conference for Koyama at Kobo Stadium on December 6. He was assigned the uniform number 63.

Source: Daily Sports 12/6/2016

Yuki Koyama Ichi-gun Stats

Year Team G GS CG ShO W L Sv H HP WPCT IP AB H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA BB/9 K/9 WHIP
2011 Yomiuri 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 13.0 48 14 0 7 1 8 0 0 5 5 3.46 4.85 5.54 1.62
2012 Yomiuri 10 6 0 0 2 2 0 1 1 .500 43.1 152 29 1 11 0 28 3 0 11 9 1.87 2.28 5.82 0.92
2013 Yomiuri 10 5 0 0 0 2 0 1 1 .000 35.0 130 34 4 15 1 31 4 0 17 15 3.86 3.86 7.97 1.40
2014 Yomiuri 16 15 1 0 6 2 0 0 0 .750 93.1 346 85 7 28 3 71 5 0 27 25 2.41 2.70 6.85 1.21
2015 Yomiuri 7 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 2 .000 15.2 59 18 2 7 0 10 2 0 7 7 4.02 4.02 5.74 1.60
2016 Yomiuri 9 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 .000 13.0 51 15 1 5 0 12 0 0 7 7 4.85 3.46 8.31 1.54
    55 32 1 0 8 8 1 5 5 .500 213.1 786 195 15 73 5 160 14 0 74 68 2.87 3.08 6.75 1.26

Takahiro Kakizawa Ni-gun Stats

Year Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SO BB IBB HBP SH SF SB CS DP Er AVG OBP SLG OPS
2013 Rakuten 27 57 42 7 7 1 0 1 11 6 14 12 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 .167 .364 .262 .626
2014 Rakuten 1 5 5 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .200 .200 .200 .400
2015 Rakuten 82 268 244 29 53 7 3 4 78 22 69 19 0 0 2 3 0 6 5 21 .217 .271 .320 .590
2016 Rakuten 98 339 297 43 85 14 6 4 123 49 67 31 1 2 6 3 7 6 5 11 .286 .354 .414 .768
    208 669 588 79 146 22 9 9 213 78 151 62 1 3 10 6 7 12 10 33 .248 .320 .362 .682

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