2017 NPB Most Valuable Player Award

Central League

Total Votes: 286 / Valid Votes: 286

  Name JPN Name ENG Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total
丸 佳浩 Maru, Yoshihiro Hiroshima 196 46 16 1134
  薮田 和樹 Yabuta, Kazuki Hiroshima 19 75 61 381
  菅野 智之 Sugano, Tomoyuki Yomiuri 40 39 51 368
  鈴木 誠也 Suzuki, Seiya Hiroshima 14 58 37 281
  田中 広輔 Tanaka, Kosuke Hiroshima 8 25 43 158
  宮﨑 敏郎 Miyazaki, Toshiro Yokohama 3 10 13 58
  J.ロペス Lopez, Jose Yokohama 1 10 15 50
  菊池 涼介 Kikuchi, Ryosuke Hiroshima 3 7 7 43
  安部 友裕 Abe, Tomohiro Hiroshima 1 3 1 15
  野村 祐輔 Nomura, Yusuke Hiroshima 1 1 1 9
  鳥谷 敬 Toritani, Takashi Hanshin 0 1 3 6
  筒香 嘉智 Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo Yokohama 0 1 2 5
  今村 猛 Imamura, Takeru Hiroshima 0 1 1 4
  松山 竜平 Matsuyama, Ryuhei Hiroshima 0 1 1 4
  大瀬良 大地 Osera, Daichi Hiroshima 0 0 1 1
  糸井 嘉男 Itoi, Yoshio Hanshin 0 0 1 1
  A.ゲレーロ Guerrero, Alex Chunichi 0 0 1 1
  (白票) Blank   0 8 31 55

Pacific League

Total Votes: 263 / Valid Votes: 258

  Name JPN Name ENG Team 1st 2nd 3rd Total
D.サファテ Sarfate, Dennis Softbank 180 24 11 983
  柳田 悠岐 Yanagita, Yuki Softbank 35 66 48 421
  東浜 巨 Higashihama, Nao Softbank 12 55 46 271
  菊池 雄星 Kikuchi, Yusei Seibu 22 29 45 242
  A.デスパイネ Despaigne, Alfredo Softbank 4 45 39 194
  秋山 翔吾 Akiyama, Shogo Seibu 1 9 16 48
  則本 昂大 Norimoto, Takahiro Rakuten 2 8 11 45
  岩嵜 翔 Iwasaki, Sho Softbank 1 4 10 27
  千賀 滉大 Senga, Kodai Softbank 0 4 3 15
  山岡 泰輔 Yamaoka, Taisuke Orix 1 0 0 5
  松井 裕樹 Matsui, Yuki Rakuten 0 1 0 3
  黒木 優太 Kuroki, Yuta Orix 0 1 0 3
  今宮 健太 Imamiya, Kenta Softbank 0 0 1 1
  浅村 栄斗 Asamura, Hideto Seibu 0 0 1 1
  源田 壮亮 Genda, Sosuke Seibu 0 0 1 1
  山川 穂高 Yamakawa, Hotaka Seibu 0 0 1 1
  C.ペゲーロ Peguero, Carlos Rakuten 0 0 1 1
  近藤 大亮 Kondo, Taisuke Orix 0 0 1 1
  西川 遥輝 Nishikawa, Haruki Nippon Ham 0 0 1 1
  (白票) Blank   0 12 22 58
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2017 NPB Rookie of the Year

Central League

Total Votes: 286 / Valid Votes: 286

  Name JPN Name ENG Tean Votes
京田 陽太 Kyoda, Yota Chunichi 208
  大山 悠輔 Oyama, Yusuke Hanshin 49
  濵口 遥大 Hamaguchi, Haruhiro Yokohama 27
  西川 龍馬 Nishikawa, Ryoma Hiroshima 1
  (該当者なし) None   1

Pacific League

Total Votes: 263 / Valid Votes: 258

  Name JPN Name ENG Tean Votes
源田 壮亮 Genda, Sosuke Seibu 252
  石川 柊太 Ishikawa, Shuta Softbank 2
  山岡 泰輔 Yamaoka, Taisuke Orix 2
  甲斐 拓也 Kai, Takuya Softbank 1
  高梨 雄平 Takanashi, Yuhei Rakuten 1
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[11/19/2017] Exhibition Games against Australia in March 2018

The NPB Enterprise announced on November 19 that Samurai Japan will play two games against Australia in March 2018.

  • March 3 at Nagoya Dome
  • March 4 at Kyocera Dome

Source: Sponichi 11/19/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/19/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/19/2017Daily Sports 11/19/2017

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[2017 Posting] Kazuhisa Makita Rumors

Date Team Update
11/23/2017
@ 10:07p
Makita could stay with the Lions depending on the kind of offers he receives. He said on November 23, “Will I get a major league offer? Do I stay if I get a minor league offer, or do I still go? Something I have to think about.” Sponichi 11/23/2017, Daily Sports 11/23/2017
11/22/2017
@ 12:43a
Makita told reporters that he was going to wait for the offers to arrive and then pick the one with the best terms. Nikkan Sports 11/21/2017
11/20/2017
@ 1:19a
Makita felt a strong push to try for the Majors after he pitched in a game against the Netherlands during this year’s World Baseball Classic, though he first told the Seibu Lions about his desire to go to the Majors during contract negotiations in 2014. He is prepared to wait into the New Year. Sponichi 11/19/2017, Daily Sports 11/19/2017

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[2017 Free Agency] Ryoma Nogami Rumors

Date Team Update
11/23/2017
@ 9:49pm
Nogami admitted on November 23 that he has received a number of offers and hoped to make a decision by early-December. Daily Sports 11/23/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/23/2017
11/22/2017
@ 2:51p
Seibu The Lions offered Nogami a three-year deal. Sponichi 11/22/2017
11/22/2017
@ 12:25a
Yomiuri The Giants are looking into Nogami because they are still not sure where Miles Mikolas is going to end up next year. Nikkan Sports 11/21/2017
11/20/2017
@ 12:40a
Yokohama The Bay Stars are expected to reach out to Nogami. Sports Hochi 11/19/2017
11/20/2017
@ 12:30a
Seibu The Lions are not planning to sit down with Nogami again because they feel the offer they made is sufficient. They met Nogami twice and improved their initial offer during their second meeting. Daily Sports 11/19/2017, Nikkan Sports 11/19/2017, Sports Hochi 11/19/2017

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[11/19/2017] Asia Professional Baseball Championship 2017 Awards

Asia Professional Baseball Championship 2017 Awards

Most Valuable Player

  • Shuta Tono/saki (Japan)
    3 G, 6-for-13, 1 HR, 4 RBI

Best Nine

  • Kazuto Taguchi (Japan) p
  • Jusuk Ha (Korea) c
  • Yu-Hsien Chu (Chinese Taipei) 1b
  • Minwoo Park (Korea) 2b
  • Ryoma Nishikawa (Japan) 3b
  • Haseong Kim (Korea) ss
  • Shuta Tonosaki (Japan) of
  • Go Matsumoto (Japan) of
  • Po-Jung Wang (Chinese Taipei) of
  • Kensuke Kondo (Japan) dh

Source: Sponichi 11/19/2017, Sponichi 11/19/2017

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Rakuten Eagles: 2018 Spring Camp

Rakuten Eagles 2018 Spring Camp Details

Kumejima Camp

February 1 (Thu) –
Ichi-gun and Ni-gun

Venue: Kumejima Baseball Stadium and Nakazato Baseball Ground in Kumejima, Okinawa

Kin Camp

After Kumejima Camp
Ichi-gun only

Venue: Kin Baseball Stadium in Kin, Okinawa


Additional information will be added to this post as they become available.

Source: Rakuten 11/19/2017

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[2017 Free Agency] Hideaki Wakui Rumors

Date Team Update
11/19/2017
@ 3:11a
The media learned on November 17 that Wakui is planning to sign with CAA Sports. Nikkan Sports 11/18/2017

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[11/18/2017] Hanshin could offer Kyuji Fujikawa a new multi-year deal

Thirty-seven-year-old Kyuji Fujikawa finished out the second year of a two-year deal this season. The Hanshin Tigers met Fujikawa at the end of the season and told him he was an important part of their team. Sanspo is reporting that the Tigers might be getting ready to offer the veteran a new multi-year contract (possibly two years).

Source: Sanspo 11/17/2017

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[11/18/2017] Takuya Nakashima to take over as new Fighters chief player rep

Takuya Nakashima will be named the next chief player representative for the Nippon Ham Fighters. He will be taking over for Shota Ono. An announcement will be made before the end of the month.

Source: Sponichi 11/18/2017, Sports Hochi 11/18/2017

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