2017 NPB Opening Day Starters

Team Name JPN Name ENG Sources
Chunichi 大野 雄大 Ono, Yudai Tokyo Sports 3/18/2017
Yomiuri マイコラス Mikolas, Miles Nikkan Sports 3/27/2017
(road opener) 菅野 智之 Sugano, Tomoyuki Nikkan Sports 3/27/2017
Yokohama 石田 健大 Ishida, Kenta Sponichi 1/9/2017
(home opener) 今永 昇太 Imanaga, Shota Nikkan Sports 3/18/2017
Yakult 石川 雅規 Ishikawa, Masanori Sponichi 3/17/2017
Hanshin* メッセンジャー Messenger, Randy Nikkan Sports 3/25/2017
Hiroshima ジョンソン Johnson, Kris Daily Sports 3/18/2017
Seibu 菊池 雄星 Kikuchi, Yusei Nikkan Sports 2/9/2017
Nippon Ham 有原 航平 Arihara, Kohei Sanspo 3/16/2017
Rakuten 美馬 学 Mima, Manabu Daily Sports 3/27/2017
(home opener) 則本 昂大 Norimoto, Takahiro Daily Sports 3/25/2017
Orix 金子 千尋 Kaneko, Chihiro Nikkan Sports 2/15/2017
Lotte 涌井 秀章 Wakui, Hideaki Sponichi 2/13/2017
Softbank 和田 毅 Wada, Tsuyoshi Nikkan Sports 2/23/2017

* Kanemoto formally told the media found out on March 24. He spoke to Messenger about the start on the last day of spring camp.

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NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hanshin 45 27 18 0
Hiroshima 48 28 19 1
Yomiuri 46 23 23 0
Yokohama 47 21 24 2
Chunichi 48 19 26 3
Yakult 46 19 27 0
G W L T
Rakuten 41 29 12 0
Softbank 48 29 19 0
Seibu 44 25 18 1
Nippon Ham 45 19 26 0
Orix 45 18 27 0
Lotte 47 14 32 1
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