Pitchers

Name JPN Name ENG Ht Wt Velocity History
大竹 耕太郎 Otake, Kotaro 182 72   Waseda U, Kumamoto Seisei HS
5/28/2016: He started a game against Keio on May 28 and lasted just 2.1 innings. Final line: 2.1 IP, 49 NP, 16 BF, 7 H, 1 SO, 5 R, 4 ER. … 5/16/2016: He started a game against Meiji on May 15. He gave up four runs over 8.2 innings of work. All four runs scored in the ninth, three on a home run. Final line: 8.2 IP, 117 NP, 31 BF, 3 H, 3 SO, 4 ER. Source: Sponichi 5/16/2016 … 4/23/2016: He started a game against Rikkio and gave up four runs (all earned) over five plus innings of work. Final line: 5.0+ IP, 72 NP, 23 BF, 7 H, 2 SO, 4 ER. Source: Sanspo 4/23/2016
小島 和哉 Ojima, Kazuya 175 76   Waseda U, Urawa Gakuin HS
10/16/2016: He tossed eight shutout innings against Meiji on October 16. He threw 107 pitches, faced thirty batters, allowed six hits, and struck out three. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/16/2016 … 9/13/2016: He started a game against Hosei on September 12. He allowed two runs (both unearned) on four hits over 6.1 innings. He went 2-for-3 at the plate and recorded two runs. Source: Sponichi 9/13/2016 … 5/30/2016: He tossed a complete game against Keio on May 30. Final line: 9.0 IP, 148 NP, 36 BF, 7 H, 13 SO, 2 ER. Source: Daily Sports 5/30/2016 … 5/3/2016: He started a game against Hosei on May 2 and gave up three runs (two earned) over five innings of work. Final line: 5.0 IP, 73 NP, 22 BF, 2 H, 3 SO, 2 ER. Source: Sponichi 5/3/2016
柳 裕也 Yanagi, Yuya 180 80   Meiji U, Yokohama HS
10/22/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Rikkio on October 22. He faced thirty-seven hitters, threw 137 pitches, allowed a run on six hits, and struck out twelve. His 338 strikeouts is good for eighth most in league history. He picked up his twenty-third career win. Source: Sponichi 10/22/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/23/2016 … 10/18/2016: He started a game against Waseda on October 18 and gave up four earned run on eight hits over 3.2 innings of work. He faced twenty hitters, threw sixty-three pitches, and struck out five. He pushed his strikeout total to 326. Source: Daily Sports 10/18/2016 … 10/15/2016: He made it to 312 strikeouts during a game against Waseda on October 15. He allowed just one run on three hits over twelve innings of work. He threw 149 pitches, faced forty, walked one, and struck out twenty. Scouts from ten games (Japan and US) were at the game. Source: Sponichi 10/15/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/16/2016 … 10/1/2016: He started a game against Hosei on October 1 and gave up a run on four hits over seven innings of work. He threw 112 pitches, faced twenty-nine hitters, and struck out five. He became the fifteenth pitcher in league history to reach 300 career strikeouts (he finished the day at 301). He notched his twenty-first career college victory. Scouts from four teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/1/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/1/2016, Sponichi 10/2/2016 … 9/24/2016: He tossed a one-hit shutout against Keio on September 24. He faced thirty, threw 128 pitches, struck out thirteen, and picked up his twentieth career victory (fifth career shutout). There was a forty-three minute rain delay in the ninth inning. He is six strikeouts away from 300. Source: Daily Sports 9/24/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/25/2016, Sponichi 9/24/2016, Sponichi 9/25/2016 … 9/10/2016: He started a game against Tokyo and gave up two runs on six hits over seven innings. He threw 109 pitches, struck out seven, and topped out at 147km/h. He picked up his nineteenth career college victory. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/11/2016, Sponichi 9/10/2016, Sponichi 9/11/2016 … 7/21/2016: A number of MLB scouts were impressed by his curveball. Source: Sanspo 7/21/2016 … 7/14/2016: He started a game against the USA on July 14 and tossed seven shutout innings. He allowed two hits, struck out twelve, and topped out at 145km/h. He has good control of all his pitches, including a curveball, slider, change-up, forkball, and two-seamer. Source: Sponichi 7/14/2016, ZakZak 7/14/2016 … 5/23/2016: He pitched in ten games during the spring league and threw 1089 pitches. He is 18-8 in forty-eight games over his college career. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/24/2016 … 5/23/2016: He started a game against Rikkio on May 23. He allowed a run on eight hits over seven innings of work. Final line: 7.0 IP, 108 NP, 28 BF, 8 H, 5 SO, 1 ER. Source: Sponichi 5/23/2016 … 5/21/2016: He started a game against Rikkio on May 21 and recorded a shutout victory. Final line: 9.0 IP, 121 NP, 32 BF, 4 H, 8 SO, 0 ER. Source: Sponichi 5/21/2016 … 5/9/2016: He started a game against Hosei on May 9. He gave up two runs (one earned) over six innings of work. Final line: 6.0 IP, 119 NP, 27 BF, 6 H, 6 SO, 1 ER. Source: Daily Sports 5/9/2016 … 5/7/2016: He recorded a complete game against Hosei. Final line: 9.0 IP, 139 NP, 34 BF, 7 H, 11 SO, 1 ER. He went 2-for-3 with two RBI with the bat. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/7/2016 … 4/25/2016: He tossed a complete game against Keio on April 25 and lost. The one run he allowed came on a home run in the tenth inning. Final line: 10.0 IP, 136 NP, 33 BF, 3 H, 12 SO, 1 ER. Source: Daily Sports 4/26/2016 … 4/23/2016: He started a game against Keio on April 23 and gave up a run over eight innings of work. Final line: 8.0 IP, 127 NP, 33 BF, 6 H, 16 SO, 1 ER. Source: Sanspo 4/23/2016, Nikkan Sports 4/23/2016 … 4/20/2016: Yomiuri is interested. Source: Sanspo 4/20/2016 … 4/19/2016: He started a game against Tokyo and tossed five shutout innings. Final line: 5.0 IP, 81 NP, 20 BF, 1 H, 9 SO, 0 ER. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/19/2016 … 4/16/2016: He threw a one-hit shutout against Tokyo on April 16. Final line: 9 IP, 117 NP, 29 BF, 2 H, 8 SO, 0 ER. He helped his own cause with a walk-off squeeze bunt (bottom of the ninth, runner on third, one out, ruled an infield hit). Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2016
星 知弥 Hoshi, Tomoya 181 85 154 Meiji U, Utsunomiya Kogyo HS
10/23/2016: He started a game against Rikkio on October 23. He allowed two runs (one earned) on three hits over 7.1 innings of work. He faced thirty-one hitters, threw 118 pitches, and struck out nine. Source: Sponichi 10/23/2016 … 10/16/2016: He gave up two runs on five hits over eight innings agianst Waseda on October 16. Source: Daily Sports 10/16/2016 … 10/2/2016: He gave up four runs (three earned) on eight hits over 6.1 innings against Hosei on October 2. He threw 101 pitches, faced thirty hitters, and struck out three. He topped out at 152km/h. Scouts from seven teams were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 10/2/2016, Sponichi 10/3/2016 … 9/25/2016: He started a game against Keio on September 25 and tossed six shutout innings. He faced twenty-three hitters, threw eighty-five pitches, allowed four hits, struck out five, and topped out at 154km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2016, Sponichi 9/26/2016 … 5/23/2016: He tossed two shutout innings in relief against Rikkio on May 23. Final line: 2.0 IP, 31 NP, 6 BF, 0 H, 2 SO, 0 ER. Source: Sponichi 5/23/2016… 5/22/2016: He started a game against Rikkio on May 22 and gave up four runs on five hits, including a three-run home run in the 6th. Final line: 5.2 IP, 82 NP, 23 BF, 5 H, 6 SO, 4 ER. Source: Daily Sports 5/22/2016 … 5/14/2016: He pitched in a game against Waseda on May 14. He entered the game in the tenth inning and tossed two shutout innings for the win. Final line: 2.0 IP, 29 BF, 7 BF, 0 H, 3 SO, 0 ER. Source: Daily Sports 5/14/2016
加藤 拓也 Kato, Takuya 175 88 153 Keio U, Keio Gijuku HS
10/31/2016: He tossed a two-hit shutout against Waseda on October 31. He threw 135 pitches, faced thirty-one hitters, and struck out eight. He pushed his strikeout total to 309 and his win total to twenty-six. Source: Daily Sports 10/31/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/31/2016 … 10/29/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Waseda on October 29. He pitched nine innings, faced thirty-five hitters, threw 147 pitches, struck out twelve, and allowed a run (unearned) on three hits. He topped out at 149km/h. The strikeouts and victory pushed his career totals to 301 and twenty-five, respectively. Source: Sponichi 10/30/2016, Daily Sports 10/30/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/30/2016 … 10/15/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Rikkio on October 15. He gave up four runs on six hits over nine innings. He threw 161 pitches, faced thirty-eight hitters, and struck out fifteen. He picked up his twenty-fourth win. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/15/2016, Sponichi 10/16/2016 … 10/10/2016: He tossed a complete game victory against Hosei on October 10. He threw 153 pitches, faced thirty-six, struck out eight, and allowed a run on three hits. He picked up his twenty-third career college victory. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/10/2016 … 10/8/2016: He allowed five runs (four earned) on eight hits in 8.2 innings against Hosei on October 8. He faced thirty-nine hitters, threw 127 pitches, and struck out thirteen. Scouts from eight teams were at the game. Source: Sponichi 10/9/2016 … 9/24/2016: He gave up three runs on eight hits over seven innings of work against Meiji on September 24. He faced thirty-two hitters, threw 112 pitches, and struck out six. Source: Sponichi 9/25/2016 … 9/18/2016: He pitched two innings in relief against Tokyo on September 18 and gave up two runs, none earned. He notched his twent-second career college win. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/18/2016 … 9/17/2016: He tossed a no-hitter against Tokyo on September 17. He allowed six base runners (five walks and an error), struck out ten, and topped out at 149km/h. He faced thirty-one, recorded nine ground outs (including two double plays), two infield fly outs, and four outfield fly outs. He became the twenty-fourth pitcher in Tokyo Big 6 history to record a no-hitter, the ninth Keio pitcher to record a no-hitter, and the thirteen pitcher to record a no-hitter against Tokyo. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/17/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/17/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/18/2016 … 5/29/2016: He also walked ten and topped out at 149km/h against Waseda on May 28. Source: Daily Sports 5/29/2016 … 5/28/2016: He tossed a complete game against Waseda on May 28. Final line: 9.0 IP, 178 NPB, 45 BF, 10 H, 10 SO, 4 ER. He went 1-for-4 at the plate with a two-run home run in the second inning. He picked up his fourth win of the spring and the twentieth win of his college career. Source: Sponichi 5/28/2016 … 5/15/2016: He tossed a complete game loss against Rikkio on May 14. He gave up a run over eight innings of work. Final line: 8.0 IP, 106 NP, 29 BF, 4 H, 8 SO, 1 ER. Source: Daily Sports 5/15/2016 … 5/1/2016: He developed a blister on his right middle finger that also popped during his start on April 30. Source: Sanspo 5/1/2016 … 4/30/2016: He gave up a run on nine hits over nine innings of work against Tokyo on April 30. Final line: 9.0 IP, 140 NP, 35 BF, 9 H, 6 SO, 1 ER. … 4/25/2016: He recorded a shutout against Meiji on April 25. Final line: 10.0 IP, 157 NP, 39 BF, 5 H, 6 SO, 0 ER. Source: Daily Sports 4/25/2016 … 4/23/2016: He tossed a complete game against Meiji on April 23. He gave up a run (unearned) over twelve innings of work. Final line: 12.0 IP, 155 NP, 41 BF, 5 H, 5 SO, 0 ER. Source: Sanspo 4/23/2016
田村 伊知郎 Tamura, Ichiro 174 78 150 Rikkyo U, Hotoku Gakuen HS
9/18/2016: He allowed three runs over eight innings against Hosei on September 17. He threw eighty-eight pitches. Source: Sponichi 9/18/2016 … 5/23/2016: He started a game against Meiji on May 23 and gave up three runs on six hits over 6.2 innings of work. Final line: 6.2 IP, 85 NP, 27 BF, 6 H, 4 SO, 3 ER. … 5/22/2016: He started a game against Meiji on May 22. He gave up a run on three hits over six innings. Final line: 6.0 IP, 69 NP, 22 BF, 2 H, 4 SO, 1 ER. Source: Sponichi 5/22/2016 … 5/21/2016: He started a game against Meiji on May 21. He gave up a two runs (on earned) on four hits over six innings of work. Final line: 6.0 IP, 81 NP, 25 BF, 4 H, 4 SO, 1 ER. His streak of consecutive scoreless innings edned in the fourth inning on a wild pitch. Source: Sponichi 5/22/2016 … 5/15/2016: He topped out at 149km/h on May 14. Source: Sponichi 5/15/2016 … 5/14/2016: He recorded a shutout against Keio on May 14. Final line: 9.0 IP, 128 NP, 33 BF, 5 H, 11 SO, 0 ER. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/14/2016 … 4/24/2016: He tossed a shutout against Waseda on April 24. Final line: 9.0 IP, 122 NP, 31 BF, 5 H, 9 SO, 0 ER. Source: Sponichi 4/24/2016
畠 世周 Hatake, Seishu 186 74 150 Kindai U, Kindai Fukuyama HS
10/15/2016: He started a game against Kyoto on October 15 and did not allow a run over 4.2 innings. He gave up one hit, struck out six, and topped out at 150km/h. Nine teams have submitted inquiries. Source: Sponichi 10/15/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2016 … 9/11/2016: He was diagnosed with loose cartilage in his right elbow. He is still planning to submit a draft eligility form. He complain of pain after his last outing on September 4 against Doshisha. Source: Daily Sports 9/11/2016 … 5/11/2016: He recorded a complete game against Ritsumeikan on May 11. Final line: 9.0 IP, 149 NP, 35 BF, 6 H, 9 SO, 1 ER. Source: Sanspo 5/11/2016 … 5/8/2016: He pitched in a game against Ritsumeikan on May 8. He tossed seven shutout innings in relief. Final line: 7.0 IP, 84 NP, 25 BF, 3 H, 9 SO, 0 ER. Source: Sanspo 5/8/2016 … 4/30/2016: He started a game against Kansai on April 30 and tossed ten shutout innings. Final line: 10.0 IP, 139 NP, 33 BF, 1 H, 14 SO, 0 ER. He topped out at 147km/h. Scouts from Hanshin, Yomiuri, and Yokohama were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 4/30/2016 … 4/16/2016: He started a game against Doshisha on April 16. Final line: 7 IP, 110 NP, 27 BF, 5 H, 8 SO, 1 ER. Source: Sanspo 4/16/2016 … 4/12/2016: He gave up three runs over five innings against Kwansei Gakuin on April 11. He topped out at 146km/h (5.0 IP, 3 H, 2 SO, 2 ER). Source: Daily Sports 4/12/2016 … 4/10/2016: Fourteen scouts from eight teams were at the game on Saturday. Source: Daily Sports 4/10/2016 … 4/9/2016: He pitched into the seventh inning and gave up four runs against Kwansei Gakuin (6.2 IP, 7 H, 4 SO, 3 ER). Source: Daily Sports 4/9/2016
瀧中 瞭太 Takinaka, Ryota 180 85 150 Ryukoku U, Takashima HS
5/5/2016: He started a game against Kyoto Sangyo on May 4 and gave up six runs (three earned) over eight innings of work. Final line: 8.0 IP, 142 NP, 36 BF, 7 H, 8 SO, 3 ER. Source: Daily Sports 5/5/2016 … 4/15/2016: He started a game against Osaka Shogyo on April 15. He gave up three runs on seven hits over nine innings of work. He struck out four and topped out at 150km/h (new velocity high by 3km/h). Source: Daily Sports 4/15/2016 … 4/10/2016: Scouts from four teams, including the Yomiuri Giants, were at the game on Saturday. Source: Daily Sports 4/10/2016 … 4/9/2016: He allowed a run on seven hits over nine innings of work against Osaka Gakuin and topped out at 147km/h. He faced thirty-two hitters, threw 118 pitches, and struck out fifteen. He set a new league record by striking out seven in a row (one out in the sixth until two outs in the eighth). Source: Daily Sports 4/9/2016
宮台 康平 Miyadai, Kohei 178 79 150 Tokyo U, Shonan HS
10/8/2016: He gave up a run on one hit in an inning in relief against Rikkio on October 8. He threw thirty-eight pitches, faced seven hitters, struck out two, and walked three (including a two-out walk with the bases loaded). He topped out at 143km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/9/2016, Sponichi 10/9/2016 … 9/10/2016: He developed pain in his left shoulder after participating in the Japan-USA Collegiate Championship in July. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2016 … 5/25/2016: There are some concerns about his stamina and his left shoulder. Despite that, Hiroshima scout Toshihiko Sonoda believes he might be the best left-handed prospect in the Tokyo Big 6 and Tohto leagues. Yomiuri scout Hiroshi Kisanuki does not think the concerns are an issue, since he can always work on his stamina if he decides to turn pro and that not every team sees a college pick as an immediate contributor. Source: ZakZak 5/25/2016 … 5/23/2016: He has not pitched since May 21 because the condition of his left shoulder is not good. He told his manager on the morning of May 23 that he could not throw (he was feeling pain while playing catch). Source: Sanspo 5/23/2016 … 5/22/2016: He set a new velocity high by hitting 146km/h on May 21 (previous 145km/h). He hit 144km/h with his last pitch (strikeout swinging). Scouts from the MLB were also at the game. Source: Sponichi 5/22/2016 … 5/21/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Hosei on May 21. Final line: 9.0 IP, 136 NP, 39 BF, 8 H, 8 SO, 1 ER. Source: Sponichi 5/21/2016 … 5/17/2016: He is still a third year student. He has not decided what he wants to do after college. He does seem interested in turning pro. Source: Sponichi 5/17/2016 … 5/11/2016: He had problems with injuries last year: he hurt his left shoulder in the spring and suffered a stress fracture in his right foot in the fall. Source: ZakZak 5/11/2016 … 5/9/2016: He did not pitch on May 9 because of muscle tightness. Source: Tokyo Sports 5/9/2016 … 5/8/2016: He either wants to become a pro baseball player or a public servant. Source: Sponichi 5/8/2016 … 5/7/2016: He recorded a shutout against Risshio on May 7. He topped out at 145km/h. Final line: 9.0 IP, 141 NP, 35 BF, 5 H, 9 SO, 0 ER. Source: Daily Sports 5/7/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/7/2016 … 4/30/2016: He started a game against Keio on April 30 and gave up four runs on twelve hits over six innings of work. Final line: 6.0 IP, 116 NP, 30 BF, 12 H, 5 SO, 5 R, 4 ER. Source: Daily Sports 4/30/2016 … 4/19/2016: He started a game against Meiji on April 19. He gave up three runs (all earned) on six hits over three innings. Final line: 3.0 IP, 45 NP, 15 BF, 6 H, 1 SO, 3 ER. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/19/2016 … 4/16/2016: He started a game against Meiji on April 16 and lost his second straight game on a walk-off. He topped out at 143km/h. His final line: 8.1 IP, 136 NP, 35 BF, 8 H, 4 SO, 1 R. Source: Sponichi 4/16/2016, Nikkan Sports 4/16/2016 … 4/10/2016: He suffered a stress fracture in his right foot last November. He was unable to toss bullpen sessions until February this year. The third teen strikeouts on Saturday set a new Tokyo University high. Source: Sponichi 4/10/2016 … 4/9/2016: He started a game against Waseda and lost on a walk-off in the bottom of the ninth after recording the first two outs of the inning. Final line: 8.2 IP, 139 NP, 34 BF, 4 H, 13 SO, 1 R. Source: Sponichi 4/9/2016, Sponichi 4/9/2016
佐々木 千隼 Sasaki, Chihaya 182 76 153 Obirin U, Hino HS
11/2/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Chuo Gakuin on November 1. He gave up a run on five hits over nine innings and struck out nine. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/2/2016, Daily Sports 11/2/2016 … 10/31/2016: He faced off against Soka and Seigi Tanaka on October 31 and recorded a win. He allowed a run on eight hits over nine innings and struck out seven. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/31/2016, Daily Sports 10/31/2016 … 10/23/2016: He tossed a complete game victory against Tokai on October 23. He gave up two runs, allowed eight hits, and struck out four. Both runs scored in the first inning. He struck out the side in the fourth inning. Source: Sponichi 10/23/2016, Sponichi 10/24/2016 … 10/15/2016: He recorded two shutout innings in relief against NiTaiDai on October 15. He allowed one hit and topped out at 151km/h. Nineteen of the twenty-five pitches he threw were fastballs, of which eleven were in the 150km/h range. Scouts from three teams were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 10/16/2016, Daily Sports 10/15/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2016, Sponichi 10/16/2016 … 10/8/2016: He tossed a three-hit shutout against Tokai on October 8. He struck out six and topped out at 147km/h. Scouts from eight teams, Yomiuri, Yokohama, Chunichi, Nippon Ham, Softbank, Orix, Seibu, and Rakuten, were at the game. He throws a slider, forkball, change-up, cutter, two-seamer, and curve. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/8/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/9/2016, Daily Sports 10/8/2016, Sponichi 10/9/2016, Sponichi 10/9/2016 … 10/1/2016: He started a game against Teikyo U and gave up four runs on eight hits over 9.2 innings. He struck out nine and topped out at 148km/h. Scouts from four teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/1/2016, Daily Sports 10/2/2016 … 9/25/2016: He started a game against Nippon Taiiku on September 25. He gave up two runs on six hits over twelve innings of work, threw 155 pitches, and struck out seven. He extended his scoreless innings streak to fifty-three, tying Tomoyuki Sugano’s league record. He tried to break the record, but gave up two runs in the fourth inning. Scouts from seven teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2016, Sponichi 9/25/2016, Sponichi 9/26/2016Daily Sports 9/25/2016, Daily Sports 9/26/2016 … 9/17/2016: He is happy with the opportunity and will go to whichever team drafts him. He has not allowed a run in his last fifteen innings of work. Source: Sponichi 9/17/2016 … 9/10/2016: He tossed a four-hit shutout against Josai on September 10. He threw ninety pitches and topped out at 146km/h. It was his second shutout in a row (fifth straight going back to the spring and sixth of the year). Source: Daily Sports 9/10/2016, Daily Sports 9/11/2016, Sponichi 9/11/2016 … 5/14/2016: He tossed a ten-inning shutout against Tsukuba on May 14. Final line: 10.0 IP, 36 BF,  4 H, 5 SO, 2 BB, 0 ER. Source: Sanspo 5/14/2016 … 5/7/2016: He tossed a shutout against Teikyo on May 7. Final line: 9.0 IP, 37 BF, 4 H, 0 ER. He threw 139 pitches, struck out fourteen, and topped out at 148km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/7/2016 … 4/23/2016: He started a game against Tokai on April 23 and tossed a complete game loss. Final line: 9.0 IP, 31 BF, 4 H, 4 SO, 1 ER. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/23/2016 … 4/10/2016: He struck out his twentieth hitter in the twelfth inning with a 146km/h fastball on Saturday. Scouts from four teams, including Yokohama and Lotte, were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 4/10/2016 … 4/9/2016: He pitched twelve innings against Teikyo University and allowed a run (unearned) in the thirteenth inning (tie-break rules from the thirteenth inning, bases loaded, one out, walked in the run). He threw 153 pitches, gave up four hits, topped out at 148km/h, and struck out twenty (eighteen through nine full). Source: Daily Sports 4/9/2016
丸山 泰資 Maruyama, Taisuke 176 75 151 Tokai U, Toho HS
9/25/2016: He did not allow a run over 2.2 innings of work against Teikyo on September 25. He entered the game in the seventh inning with runners on first and third and one out. He got out of the jam by striking out two in a row. Source: Sponichi 9/25/2016, Daily Sports 9/25/2016 … 9/10/2016: He recorded a complete game against Nippon Taiiku on September 10 and allowed a run on four hits. He struggled in the spring and lost eight kilograms. He made adjustments to his routine and is back to about eighty kilograms. Source: Daily Sports 9/10/2016 … 4/9/2016: Had a three-hit shutout against Tsukuba through eight innings. He left with a one-run lead partway through the ninth because he developed a cramp in his leg. Source: Daily Sports 4/9/2016
藤平 尚真 Fujihira, Shoma 186 78 152 Yokohama HS
10/5/2016: His goal is to succeed in the NPB, play in the Olympics, and then head to the Majors. He is ready to play for any NPB team. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/5/2016 … 8/15/2016: He would like to continue playing baseball. Turning pro was always a dream. Source: Tokyo Sports 8/15/2016 … [8/2/2016] He played for the Chiba Lotte Marines Junior team when he was in elementary school in 2010. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/2/2016 … 7/31/2016: He gave up three runs on seven hits over 6.2 innings against Keio on July 31. He struck out eight and topped out at 147km/h. Source: Daily Sports 7/31/2016, Sponichi 8/1/2016, Nikkan Sports 8/1/2016 … 7/30/2016: He entered the game in the eighth inning against Toko Gakuen on July 30 and tossed two shutout innings. He gave up one hit, struck out two, and topped out at 152km/h. Source: Daily Sports 7/30/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/30/2016 … 7/28/2016: He went 4-for-4 (including home runs in consecutive at bats in the sixth and seventh inning — solo and grand slam, respectively) with seven RBI against Yokohama Hayato on July 28. He now has twenty-one high school home runs. As a pitcher, he started the game and gave up three runs on two hits over five innings. He gave up three runs in the first two innings (he started the game by throwing twelve consecutive balls) and gave up just one hit between the third and fifth innings (he struck out the side in the third). Scouts from eleven teams (Japan and the US) were at the game. Source: Tokyo Sports 7/28/2016, Daily Sports 7/29/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/29/2016 … 7/25/2016: He pitched five shutout innings in relief against Kojo on July 25. He allowed one hit, struck out six, and topped out at 146km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/25/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/26/2016 … 7/24/2016: He pitched one inning in relief against Sagamihara Chuto Kyoiku on July 24 and struck out the side. He topped out at 145km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/25/2016 … 7/19/2016: He started a game against Shoyo on July 19 and tossed three perfect innings. He threw forty-four pitches (all fastballs) and struck out six in a row. He topped out at 144km/h. Source: Daily Sports 7/19/2016 … 6/27/2016: He pitched in a game against Hanasaki Tokuharu on June 26. He did not allow a run over 3.1 innings of work in relief. He allowed three hits and struck out three. He topped out at 148km/h. Source: Daily Sports 6/27/2016 … 6/23/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Keio’s secondary team on June 22. He allowed a run on five hits, struck out fourteen, and topped out at 150km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/23/2016 … 6/5/2016: He tossed a complete game victory against Kanto Daiichi on June 5. He allowed a run on five hits and struck out ten. Source: Daily Sports 6/5/2016 … 5/25/2016: He pitched in a game against Maebashi Ikuei on May 25. He took the mound in the seventh inning and tossed three shutout innings. He topped out at 148km/h and allowed one hit. He recorded two hits with the bat. He pitched in three games during the Kanto spring tournament and gave up a run in eighteen innings of work. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/25/2016 … 5/24/2016: He tossed a two-hit shutout against Nihon Koku on May 24 (called after seven innings). He topped out at 149km/h, walked none, and struck out five. He also went 4-for-5 at the plate: three-run home run to right, RBI single to left, single to left, RBI single to center, strikeout. He has hit seventeen home runs while playing high school baseball. Source: Daily Sports 5/24/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/24/2016, Sponichi 5/24/2016 … Thirty-five scouts from eleven teams were at the game on May 23. Rakuten and Nippon Ham radar guns topped out at 151km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/24/2016 … 5/23/2016: He gave up a run on five hits over eight innings against Chiba Reimei on May 23. He struck out eight and topped out at 150km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/23/2016 … 5/1/2016: He started a game against NichiDai on May 1 and allowed a run over six innings of work. He struck out six and recorded two timely double (one in the second and one in the seventh). Source: Daily Sports 5/1/2016 … 4/25/2016: He struck out nine against TokaiDai Sagami on April 24 and topped out at 148km/h. He also recorded a timely double in the eleventh inning. Scouts from eight teams were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 4/25/2016 …. 4/10/2016: He got the start in right batted and sixth against Kirigaoka on April 10. He recorded a timely hit to left in the first inning. He also made an appearance as a pitcher: he entered a game in the seventh  and struck out three in a row on thirteen pitches, all fastballs. Source: Sponichi 4/10/2016, Daily Sports 4/10/2016
中内 洸太 Nakauchi, Kota 174 74 146 Kwansei Gakuin U, Imabari Nishi HS
4/12/2016: Scouts from five teams were the game on April 11. Source: Daily Sports 4/12/2016 … 4/11/2016: Tossed a shutout against Kindai on April 11. Allowed five hits and struck out seven. He did not walk a batter. Source: Sponichi 4/11/2016, Daily Sports 4/11/2016
七原 優介 Nanahara, Yusuke 180 82 152 Toyota, Nagoya U, Chiryu Higashi HS
4/12/2016: A number of teams are interested, including Chunichi and Hanshin. Joined Toyota without ever submitted letter of intent after college. Could be a high pick if he hits the draft. Was 11-10 with a 0.98 ERA in twenty-six college games. Source: Sponichi 4/12/2016
床田 寛樹 Tokota, Hiroki 182 74 143 Chubu Gakuin U, Mino Gakuen HS
4/12/2016: Ten scouts from nine teams were at the Chukyo Gakuin game on April 9. He gave up a run on six hits over nine innings. He topped out at 143km/h. Source: Chunichi Shimbun 4/10/2016
中尾 輝 Nakao, Hikaru 180 80 151 Nagoya Keizai U, Tojaku HS
10/18/2016: He throws a slider, shuto, and change-up. A number of teams, including Hanshin and Seibu, have kept an eye on him. Source: Daily Sports 10/18/2016 … 4/12/2016: Eleven scouts from eight teams were at the Aichi Kogyo game on April 10. He gave up three runs and struck out eleven, including four in a row. He topped out at 146km/h. Source: Chunichi Shimbun 4/10/2016
石倉 嵩也 Ishikura, Shuya 176 73   Kokugakuin U, Kosei Gakuen HS
4/12/2016: He tossed a shutout against Chuo on April 12. He allowed four hits and struck out eight. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/12/2016
小玉 和樹 Kodama, Kazuki 168 72   Toyo U, Teikyo HS
4/14/2016: He gave up a run and struck out four over three innings of work in relief against Nihon University on April 14. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/14/2016
堀田 晃 Hotta, Akira 180 83   Osaka Gakuin U, Matsuyama Shogyo HS
9/12/2016: He was on the losing end of a 1-0 game against Kobe Gakuin on September 12. He gave up a run on three hits and struck out eight. He did not allow let anyone on base after giving up a one-out single to right in the third inning. Twelve scouts from nine teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/12/2016 … 4/23/2016: He tossed a complete game against Osaka Shogyo on April 23 and recorded his third straight game with ten or more strikeouts. Final line: 9.0 IP, 137 NP, 32 BF, 4 H, 10 SO, 2 R, 0 ER. He has thirty-nine strikeouts in thirty-five innings over four games this spring. Source: Sponichi 4/23/2016, Nikkan Sports 4/23/2016 … 4/19/2016: He gave up two runs on seven hits against Kyoto Sangyo on April 19. He struck out eleven and did not walk a batter. He topped out at 144km/h. Final line: 9.0 IP, 141 NP, 34 BF, 7 H, 11 SO, 2 R, 0 ER. Four teams, including Hanshin and Yakult, were at the game. Source: Sponichi 4/19/2016 … 4/15/2016: He tossed a three-hit shutout and struck out ten against Kyoto Sangyo on April 15. He topped out at 145km/h. Nine scouts from five teams, including Hanshin, were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 4/15/2016
浜口 遥大 Hamaguchi, Haruhiko 175 80   Kanagawa U, Miyaki HS
11/1/2016: He started a game against Kyoei on November 1 and gave up five runs over 0.1 innings of work. He face nine hitters, allowed four hits, and walked four. He topped out at 144km/h. He was not in the best condition since he popped a blister on his left middle finger about a week ago. Source: Tokyo Sports 11/1/2016, Daily Sports 11/1/2016, Sponichi 11/1/2016 … 10/9/2016: He tossed a complete game against Kanagawa Koka on October 9. He threw 148 pitches, struck out thirteen, topped out at 145km/h, and gave up four runs on seven hits. Scouts from six teams were at the game. Source: Sponichi 10/10/2016, Sanspo 10/10/2016 … 9/1/2016: He gave up a run over nine innings and struck out ten against Toin Yokohama University on August 31. He topped out at 144km/h. Source: Sanspo 9/1/2016 … 4/16/2016: He tossed a four-hit shutout against Yokohama Kokusai on April 16. He threw 146 pitches and struck out eleven. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/16/2016
東 克樹 Azuma, Katsuki 170 70   Ritsumeikan U, Aichi Kogyo Daigaku Meiden HS
4/23/2016: He started a game against Kansai on April 23. He tossed eight shutout innings. He was pulled after giving up consecutive hits in the ninth inning. Final line: 8.0+ IP, 120 NP, 32 BF, 8 H, 7 SO, 1 ER. Source: Sanspo 4/23/2016 … 4/16/2016: He threw a no-hitter against Kyoto on April 16. Final line: 9 IP, 110 NP, 28 BF, 0 H, 9 SO, 2 BB, 0 ER. Source: Sanspo 4/16/2016, Sanspo 4/16/2016
高山 優希 Takayama, Yuki 180 70 150 Osaka Toin HS
7/21/2016: He pitched in a game against KanDai Hokuyo on July 21. He gave up two runs on seven hits over eight innings of work and topped out at 145km/h. He struck out eleven. He is interested in turning pro. Source: Tokyo Sports 7/21/2016, Daily Sports 7/21/2016, Sponichi 7/21/2016 … 7/3/2016: He started a practice game against TokaiDai Sagami on July 3. He gave up three runs on seven hits over eight innings of work. He struck out seven. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/3/2016 … 6/24/2016: He started a game against RyukokuDai Heian on June 24. He recorded five shutout innings, allowed one hit, struck out six, and topped out at 141km/h. Twenty-nine scouts from nine teams, including Hanshin and Nippon Ham, were at the game. Source: Sponichi 6/24/2016 … 4/17/2016: He was pulled from the Spring Osaka Tournament because of discomfort in his lower back. Source: Sponichi 4/17/2016
青島 凌也 Aoshima, Ryoya 178 78   Tokai U, Tokai Sagami HS
10/31/2016: He tossed a perfect game against Kokusai Budo on October 31. He threw 126 pitches and struck out eighteen. He recorded five infield ground outs, two infield fly outs, and two outfield fly outs. He also set a new league record with ten consecutive strikeouts. Source: league announcement, Tokyo Sports 10/31/2016, Daily Sports 10/31/2016 … 5/21/2016: He started a game against Nippon Taiiku on May 21 and got the win. Final line: 8.2 IP, 28 BF, 4 H, 1 ER. Source: Daily Sports 5/21/2016 … 5/15/2016: He pitched a complete game against Nippon Taiiku on May 15. Final line: 9.0 IP, 31 BF, 4 H, 12 SO, 1 ER. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/15/2016 … 4/23/2016: He tossed a shutout against Obirin on April 23. Final line: 9.0 IP, 111 NP, 32 BF, 3 H, 13 SO, 0 ER. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/23/2016
大江 竜聖 Oe, Ryusei 172 74   Nishogakusha HS
7/26/2016: He started a game against Toa Gakuen on July 26. He gave up five runs in the fifth inning and was replaced with one out in the sixth inning and shifted to playing right. He ended up allowing seven runs in all. He threw 145 pitches and topped out at 149km/h. He hit a home run in the seventh, but it was not enough. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2016, Sponichi 7/27/2016 … 7/24/2016: He struck out twelve in eight innings and topped out at 148km/h against Toritsu Edogawa on July 24. He gave up two runs on seven hits. It was his fourth straight complete game (thirty-one innings). Source: Sanspo 7/24/2016, Sponichi 7/25/2016 … 7/19/2016: He recorded a one-hit shutout against Koyamadai on July 19. He threw 119 pitches, did not walk a hitter, and struck out sixteen, including six in a row. Source: Sanspo 7/19/2016, Sponichi 7/19/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/20/2016 … 7/15/2016: He tossed a complete game against Adachi Gakuen on July 14 and gave up a run on five hits over five innings. He also hit a three-run home run in th first inning. Source: Sponichi 7/15/2016 … 5/22/2016: Scouts from twelve teams were at the game. He topped out at 142km/h. Source: Sponichi 5/22/2016 … 5/21/2016: He recorded a complete game against Maebashi Kogyo on May 21. He allowed a run on five hits. He did not walk a batter and struck out six. He hit a two-run single in the fourth inning. Source: Sponichi 5/21/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/21/2016 … 4/23/2016: He tossed a complete game victory against TokaiDaiSugao on April 23. He gave up four runs on eight hits over nine innings and struck out nine. He also hit a solo home run in the seventh inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/23/2016
寺島 成輝 Terashima, Naruki 183 86 150 Riseisha HS
9/16/2016: He can throw a slider, curveball, change-up, and forkball. He hit twelve home runs while playing high school ball. He can run the fifty meter in 6.6 seconds. Source: Sponichi 9/16/2016 … 8/18/2016: He is expected to enter this year’s draft. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2016 … 7/31/2016: He tossed a three-hit shutout against Konko Osaka on July 31. He struck out twelve and topped out at 149km/h. He collected three hits and an RBI with the bat (including an RBI double in the seventh inning). Source: Daily Sports 7/31/2016, Daily Sports 7/31/2016, Sponichi 7/31/2016, Sponichi 8/1/2016Nikkan Sports 7/31/2016, Nikkan Sports 8/1/2016 … 7/27/2016: He recorded a three-hit shutout against DaiTaiDai Namisho on July 27 and struck out thirteen. He topped out at 149km/h. Thirty-two scouts from twelve teams (Japan and US) were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 7/27/2016, Daily Sports 7/28/2016, Sponichi 7/28/2016 … 7/19/2016: He tossed seven shutout innings agaisnt Hanai on July 19. He allowed four hits and struck out nine. He collected two hits and two RBI: he hit a timely double in the fourth and hit the twelfth home run of his high school career in the seventh. Source: Daily Sports 7/19/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/19/2016 … 7/16/2016: He started a game agaisnt KansaiDai Daiichi on July 16. He gave up a run on three hits over four innings of work. He struck out nine and topped out at 145km/h. He recorded three hits and three RBI with the bat. Scouts from six teams, including Softbank and Hanshin, were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 7/16/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/16/2016 … 7/15/2016: He throws a slider, curveball, change-up, and forkball. He did not allow a run in 26.1 innings of work over five official spring games. Source: Sponichi 7/15/2016 … 6/5/2016: He pitched in a game against Chiben Gakuen on June 5. He entered the game in the sixth and tossed four shutout innings. He allowed one hit. Source: Daily Sports 6/5/2016 … 5/30/2016: He struck out five on May 29. Nineteen scouts from nine teams were at the game. Source: Sponichi 5/30/2016Nikkan Sports 5/30/2016 … 5/29/2016: He started a game against Arida Chuo on May 29 and tossed five shutout innings. He allowed four hits and topped out at 144km/h. Source: Daily Sports 5/29/2016 … 5/14/2016: He started a game against Hanai on May 14 and tossed eight shutout innings. He allowed four hits and struck out eight. Source: Daily Sports 5/14/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/14/2016 … 4/24/2016: He tossed eight shutout innings against Konko Osaka on April 24 and struck out nine. He allowed six hits and walked four. A Lotte scout was at the game. Source: Daily Sports 4/24/2016, Nikkan Sports 4/24/2016
水野 匡貴 Mizuno, Masaki 182 82 147 Meiji U, Shizuoka HS
4/26/2016: He threw six shutout innings against Keio on April 26. Final line: 6.0 IP, 89 NP, 22 BF, 3 H, 9 SO, 0 ER. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/26/2016 … 4/24/2016: He tossed a shutout against Keio on April 24. Final line: 9.0 IP, 117 NP, 31 BF, 4 H, 7 SO, 0 ER. Source: Sponichi 4/24/2016
土肥 星也 Dohi, Seiya 185 81 147 Osaka Gas, Jinsei Gakuen HS
4/27/2016: He started a game against Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kazusa Magic on April 27. He gave up a run on four hits over six innings of work. He topped out at 144km/h, walked none, and struck out six. Thirty-four scouts from eleven teams were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 4/27/2016
山崎 伊織 Yamasaki, Iori 181 70 148 Akashi Shogyo HS
5/1/2016: He tossed a two-hit shutout against Ichikawa on May 1. He faced twenty-eight hitters and topped out at 143km/h. Scouts from four teams were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 5/1/2016 … 4/29/2016: He pitched in relief against Shinko Gakuen on April 29. He gave up two runs on two hits over five innings of work. He struck out six and topped out at 148km/h. He started the game in left and batted fifth. He collected four hits at the plate. Scouts from four teams, including Nippon Ham, were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 4/29/2016
島 孝明 Shima, Takaaki 180 80 153 TokaiDai Ichihara Boyo HS

7/23/2016: He pitched against Kisarazu Sogo on July 23. He entered the game in the sixth with a runner on second and one out. He did not allow a run or a hit over 2.2 innings of work. He walked one, struck out one, and topped out at 150km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/23/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/24/2016 … 7/22/2016: He tossed a shutout inning in relief against RyukeiDai Kashiwa on July 22. He did not allow any hits, struck out two, and topped out at 149km/h. Source: Sanspo 7/22/2016 … 7/19/2016: He recorded five shutout innings against NichiDai Urashino on July 19. He threw sixty-two pitches, allowed two hits, struck out nine, and topped out at 147km/h. Twelve scouts from seven teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/19/2016, Sponichi 7/19/2016, Sponichi 7/20/2016 … 7/3/2016: He pitched in a practice game against TokaiDai Urayasu on July 3. He entered the game in the seventh inning and tossed three shutout innings. He gave up two hits, struck out four, and topped out at 147km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/3/2016 … 5/24/2016: Twelve scouts from six teams were at the game on May 23. He struck out seven and topped out at 146km/h. Source: Sponichi 5/24/2016 … 5/23/2016: He started a game against Kanto Daiichi on May 23 and gave up four runs on seven hits over nine innings of work. Source: Sponichi 5/23/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/23/2016 … Twenty-four scouts from ten teams were at the game on May 22. He topped out at 150km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/23/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/23/2016 … 5/22/2016: He pitched in relief against Ishioka Daiichi on May 22. He entered the game in the fifth inning and struck out ten in five innings of work. He did not allow a run and gave up two hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/22/2016 … 5/5/2016: He entered the game in the seventh with one out and the bases loaded in the seventh inning on May 4. Scouts from Yakult, Hanshin, and Yokohama were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/5/2016 …. 5/4/2016: He pitched in a game against Chiba Reimei on May 4. He tossed 2.2 innings and allowed a run on two hits. He topped out at 149km/h and struck out five. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/4/2016, Daily Sports 5/4/2016 … He pitched in a game against Chiba Kezai Daigaku Fuzoku on May 3. He entered the game partway through the sixth inning and struck out six of the seven batters he faced in 2.1 innings of work. He topped out at 146km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/4/2016 … 4/30/2016: He pitched in a game against Kisarazu Sogo on April 30. He entered the game in the eighth with a runner on first and no out and tossed two shutout innings in relief. He gave up one hit, struck out three, and topped out at 151km/h. Scouts from eight teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/30/2016 … He sprained his left ankle in February. Source: Daily Sports 4/30/2016 … Scouts from nine teams, including Chunichi and Hiroshima, were at the game on April 29. Source: Daily Sports 4/30/2016 … 4/29/2016: He entered the game in the fifth inning against Funabashi on April 29 and tossed a shutout inning in relief. He did not allow a hit and struck out two. He topped out at 153km/h on a Lotte scout radar gun. Source: Daily Sports 4/29/2016

尾嶋 佳太 Ojima, Keita 180 86 143 Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Hirohata, Kyoto Sangyo U, Shikama HS
4/29/2016: He started a game against CityLight Okayama on April 29 and gave up a run on four hits over seven innings of work. He also struck out eight. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/29/2016
菅野 秀哉 Kanno, Shuya 183 75   Hosei U, Odaka HS
5/2/2016: He won two games during the fall league in his first year. He missed two months with an elbow injury and underwent PRP therapy. He resumed throwing in February and bullpen sessions in March. Source: Sanspo 5/2/2016 … 5/1/2016: He started a game against Waseda on May 1 and gave up two runs on four hits over seven innings of work. Final line: 7.0 IP, 127 NP, 28 BF, 4 H, 7 SO, 2 ER. Source: Sanspo 5/1/2016
玉熊 将一 Tamakuma, Shoichi 180 80 147 Hosei U, Hokkai HS
5/3/2016: He has appeared in forty-three games. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/3/2016 … 5/2/2016: He tossed a shutout against Waseda on May 2. Final line: 9.0 IP, 125 NP, 34 BF, 5 H, 10 SO, 0 ER. Source: Sponichi 5/2/2016
黒川 雄太朗 Kurokawa, Yutaro 170 68   Dohto U, Tateyama Sogo HS
5/2/2016: He tossed a one-hit shutout against Hokusho on May 1 and struck out fourteen. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/2/2016
椎野 新 Shiino, Arata 194 85 145 Kokushikan U, Murakami Sakuragaoka HS
5/3/2016: He seven shutout innings against Tokyo Nogyo on May 3. Final line: 7.0 IP, 28 BF, 116 NP, 4 H, 5 SO, 0 ER. Source: Daily Sports 5/3/2016
アドゥワ 誠 Aduwa, Makoto 195 80 145 Matsuyama Seiryo HS
9/6/2016: He has filed a draft eligility form. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/6/2016 … 8/5/2016: He is still having problems with his right shoulder. Source: Daily Sports 8/5/2016 … 7/28/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Nitta on July 28. He gave up two runs on ten hits and threw 117 pitches. He took a line drive off his right shoulder in the first inning (eleventh pitch), but was able to remain in the game (pain killers did not help, he treated it with ice during the game). He topped out at 138km/h. Source: Daily Sports 7/28/2016, Daily Sports 7/29/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/29/2016 … 7/19/2016: He weighed 67 kilograms when he enrolled in high school. Source: Sponichi 7/19/2016 … 7/18/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Kawanoe on July 18. He gave up a run on three hits over nine innings and topped out at 143km/h. Twelve scouts from nine teams were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 7/18/2016, Daily Sports 7/19/2016 … 7/15/2016: He entered the game in the fifth against Mima on July 15 and struck out three in a row. He topped out at 137km/h. Source: Daily Sports 7/15/2016 … 5/3/2016: He started a game against Kochi on May 1 and lost. He gave up four runs on eight hits over eight innings of work. He set a new personal high for velocity by hitting 145km/h. He faced ten hitters and allowed two runs on four hits and two walks in the first inning. He struck out nine. Scouts from twelve teams were at the game. His father is Nigerian. Source: Daily Sports 5/3/2016
西田 光汰 Nishida, Kota 178 74 147 DaiTaiDai Namisho HS
7/27/2016: He gave up two runs on six hits over eight innings against Riseisha on July 27. He topped out at 144km/h. Source: Sponichi 7/27/2016 …. 7/22/2016: He tossed four shutout innings against Kishiwada Sangyo on July 21. He entered the game in the sixth, allowed one hit, walked four, and struck out six. Source: Sponichi 7/22/2016 … 7/16/2016: He tossed seven shutout innings against Fujiidera Koka on July 16. He allowed one hit, walked none, struck out eleven, and topped out at 143km/h. Scouts from seven teams, including Lotte and Hanshin, were at the game. Source: Sponichi 7/16/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/17/2016 … 7/10/2016: He pitched one inning in relief against Kaizuka on July 10 and retired the side in order (F4, G5, G4). Source: Nikkan Sports 7/10/2016 … 5/3/2016: He entered a game in the sixth against Eishin Gakuen on May 3 and struck out four over two innings. Source: Daily Sports 5/3/2016
飯田 晴海 Iida, Harumi 175 72 141 Toyo U, Joso Gakuin HS
5/3/2016: He entered the game partway through the fifth against Nihon and tossed five shutout innings. Final line: 5.0 IP, 18 BF, 48 NP, 3 H, 2 SO, 0 ER. Source: Daily Sports 5/3/2016, Sponichi 5/3/2016
高橋 拓巳 Takahashi, Takumi 175 73 146 Toin Yokohama U, Maebashi Ikuei HS
5/3/2016: He tossed a complete game against Yokohama Shogyo on May 2. He allowed two runs on eight hits and struck out thirteen. He threw 137 pitches and topped out at 141km/h. Scouts from three teams, including the Houston Astros, were at the game. Source: Sanspo 5/3/2016
岡野 祐一郎 Okano, Yuichiro 180 78 146 Aoyama Gakuin U, Seiko Gakuin HS
5/5/2016: He started a game against Rissho on May 5. Final line: 7.0 IP, 25 BF, 89 NP, 5 H, 0 BB, 5 SO, 1 ER. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/5/2016
池田 隆英 Ikeda, Takahide 180 84 152 Soka U, Soka HS
11/1/2016: He tossed three shutout innings against Obirin on October 31. He set a new personal velocity high by hitting 152 (previous 151). He ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during his third year in high school. Source: Sponichi 11/1/2016 … 10/10/2016: He tossed a two-hit shutout against Kyorin on October 10 (game called after seven innings). Source: Daily Sports 10/10/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/10/2016 … 9/17/2016: He tossed three shutout innings in relief against Kyoei on September 17. He allowed two hits and struck out two. Source: Sanspo 9/17/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/17/2016 … 9/12/2016: He gave up two runs on six hits over eight innings against Takachiho on September 11. He struck out seven and topped out at 150km/h (or 148km/h, depending on source). Twenty-five scouts from ten teams (Japan and US) were at the game. He had surgery to remove loose cartilage from his right ankle in late-June. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/12/2016, Sponichi 9/12/2016 … 8/21/2016: He tossed six shutout innings in relief against KinDai Sangyo Rikogakubu on August 21. He threw eight-nine pitches and gave up one hit. Source: Sponichi 8/21/2016 … 5/21/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Ryutsu Keizai on May 20. He pitched ten innings and gave up a run on seven hits. He threw 159 pitches and still hit 146km/h on the radar gun in the tenth inning. Scouts from eight teams were at the game. Source: Sports Hochi 5/21/2016 … 5/7/2016: He started a game against Takachiho on May 7. He gave up a run on five hits over seven innings of work (complete game, called after seven). He threw 124 pitches, topped out at 149km/h, and struck out nine. Source: Sponichi 5/7/2016
大出 翔一 Oide, Shoichi 179 74 148 Hakuo U, Tatebayashi HS
5/7/2016: He started a game against Niigata Iryo Fukushi on May 7. He gave up three runs in the eighth inning on a sac fly and a two-run home run. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/7/2016
谷脇 亮介 Taniwaki, Ryosuke 180 78 144 Tokoha Gakuen Tachibana HS
7/6/2016: Topped 144km/h in the spring and set a new personal velocity high. He worked on his lower body during the winter and changed uniform pant sizes from M to L. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/6/2016 … 5/8/2016: He started a game against NichiDai Mishima on May 7. He tossed a complete game and gave up a run on three hits and struck out twelve. He also hit a timely triple in the ninth. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/8/2016
笠原 祥太郎 Kasahara, Shotaro 177 85 147 Niigata Iryo Fukushi U, Niitsu HS
10/22/2016: He pitched in a game against Hakuoh on October 22. He entered the game in the sixth and tossed a shutout inning in relief. He allowed one hit and struck out three. He put runners on first and third before he struck out two in a row to end the inning. Source: Sports Hochi 10/22/2016 … 10/11/2016: He gave up three runs on four hits over three innings against Sakushin Gakuin on October 11. He gave up two runs on two hits and three walks in the first inning. He allowed another run on two hits and an error (his own) in the second ining. He topped out at 144km/h. He gave up five runs on seven hits over five innings against Sakushin Gakuin on October 9. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/12/2016 … 7/10/2016: He started a game against the Samurai Japan collegiate team on July 10 and tossed four shutout innings. He allowed two hits, struck out four, and topped out at 146km/h. Source: Sponichi 7/10/2016 … 5/23/2016: He is 6-0 in seven games with a 0.72 ERA during the current spring league. He has sixty-four strikeouts in fifty innings of work. Source: Sponichi 5/23/2016 … 5/10/2016: He tossed a four-hit shutout against Hakuoh on May 9. He threw 126 pitches and topped out at 147km/h. Scouts from four teams were at the game. Source: Sponichi 5/10/2016 … 5/8/2016: He started a game against Hakuoh on May 7. He gave up two runs on six hits over five innings of work. He topped out at 145km/h and struck out six. He recorded seventy-three strikeouts last fall and currently has fifty-nine in forty-one innings. Scouts from seven teams (US and Japan) were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/8/2016
市岡 奏馬 Ichioka, Soma 180 76 143 RyukokuDai Heian HS
5/8/2016: He entered the game in the eighth against Kyoto GaiDai Nishi on May 8 and tossed 3.1 perfect innings and struck out six. Source: Daily Sports 5/8/2016
鈴木 彩隼 Suzuki, Ayato 177 65   Shizuoka Sangyo U, Hamakita Nishi HS
5/9/2016: He completed a perfect game against Tokoha Hamamatsu on May 8. He recorded nine strikeouts, eight ground ball outs, and ten fly ball outs. He threw ninety-four pitches. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/9/2016
波多野 陽介 Hatano, Yosuke 180 84 150 Tohoku Fukushi U, Nihon Bunri HS
5/9/2016: He entered the game in the fifth and tossed four shutout innings while allowing one hit. He topped out at 145km/h and struck out five. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/9/2016
山田 義貴 Yamamda, Yoshiki 177 78   Asia U, Okinawa Shogaku HS
5/9/2016: He started a game against Senshu on May 10 and allowed one run on five hits over eight innings of work. Final line: 8.0 IP, 29 BF, 115 NP, 5 H, 2 SO, 1 ER. Source: Sanspo 5/11/2016
中村 稔弥 Nakamura, Toshiya 177 81 142 Asia U, Seiho HS
5/24/2016: He tossed a five-hit shout against Nihon on May 24. Final line: 9.0 IP, 35 BF, 137 NP, 5 H, 7 SO, 0 ER. He has allowed just one run (unearned) in twenty-seven innings (six games) this spring. Source: Sanspo 5/24/2016, Sanspo 5/24/2016 … 5/13/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Senshu on May 12. Final line: 9.0 IP, 32 BF, 137 NP, 4 H, 13 SO, 1 R, 0 ER. He topped out at 138km/h. Source: Sponichi 5/13/2016
山口 裕次郎 Yamaguchi, Yujiro 180 87 145 Riseisha HS
10/31/2016: He told teams that he wanted to drafted in the fourth round or better. The Fighters selected him in the sixth round. He plans to tell them personally that he will move on to the Industrial League. Source: Daily Sports 10/31/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/31/2016 … 9/16/2016: He can throw the curveball, slider, forkball, change-up, and shuto. He can throw at a maximum distance of eighty meters and can run the fifty meters in 6.3 seconds. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/16/2016 … 7/30/2016: He gave up a run on sevent hits over six innings against Sakuranomiya on July 30. He collected two hits and an RBI with the bat. Source: Daily Sports 7/30/2016, Nikkan /Sports 7/30/2016, Sanspo 7/31/2016 … 7/29/2016: He recorded a seven-inning complete game against Naniwa on July 28. He allowed a run (unearned) on six hits over seven innings. He face twenty-eight hitters, did not walk anyone, and struck out six. Source: Daily Sports 7/28/2016, Daily Sports 7/29/2016 … 7/24/2016: He gave up a run on four hits over five innings against Higashi OsakaDai Kashiwara on July 24. He struck out ten. Source: Daily Sports 7/24/2016 … 7/22/2016: He recorded a one-hit, six-inning shutout against Ibaraki on July 22. He struck out nine and topped out at 142km/h. He carried a no-hitter until two outs in the sixth. Twenty-one scouts from nine teams were at the game. He missed a start against Han-ai on July 19 because he slept wrong. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2016, Daily Sports 7/23/2016, Sponichi 7/23/2016 … 6/5/2016: He started a game against Chiben Gakuen on June 5 and tossed five shutout innings. Source: Daily Sports 6/5/2016 … He set a new velocity high of 143km/h on June 4. His previous high was 142km/h. Source: Daily Sports 6/5/2016 … 6/4/2016: He started a game against Chiben Wakayama on June 4 and gave up two runs on four hits. He struck out nine topped out at 143km/h. Scouts from eight NPB/MLB teams were at the game. He shortened his throwing motion after he developed pain in his lower back in March. Source: Daily Sports 6/4/2016 … 5/16/2016: Scouts from seven teams, including Hanshin, were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 5/16/2016 … 5/15/2016: He recorded a complete game against Osaka Toin on May 15. He gave up a run on five hits. Source: Daily Sports 5/15/2016
大道寺 拓 Daidoji, Taku 178 84 148 Tsukuba U, Hirosaki HS
5/15/2016: He tossed shutout innings in relief against Obirin on May 15 and picked up the win. Final line: 9.0 IP, 110 NP, 29 BF, 1 H, 1 BB, 8 SO, 0 ER. He was originally an infielder. He was converted to a pitcher last August. Source: Sponichi 5/15/2016
中塚 駿太 Nakatsuka, Shunta 191 102 157 Hakuoh U, Tsukuba Shuei HS
10/31/2016: He recorded a complete game against Yokohama Shoka on October 31. He gave up a run on three hits over nine innings and topped out at 152km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/31/2016 … 10/22/2016: He tossed five shutout innings against Niigata Iryo Fukushi on October 22. He did not allow a hit, struck out five, and topped out at 150km/h. Source: Sports Hochi 10/22/2016, Sponichi 10/23/2016 … 10/19/2016: He might be the next pitcher to throw over 160km/h. Source: Sanspo 10/19/2016 … 9/17/2016: He tossed a three-hit shutout against Niigata Iryo Fukushi on September 17. He threw 104 pitches, struck out eight, and topped out at 152km/h. Thirty scouts from ten teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/17/2016, Sponichi 9/17/2016 … 5/15/2016: He pitched in relief against Jobu on May 15. He entered the game part way through the second inning and gave up four runs on two hits and three walks over 1.2 innings of work. Source: Daily Sports 5/16/2016
門野 敦也 Kadono, Atsuya 173 69 137 Kansai Kokusai U, ToyoDai Himeji HS
5/17/2016: He started a game against Otemon Gakuin on May 17 and recorded fifteen strikeouts in a five-hit shutout victory. Source: Sponichi 5/17/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/17/2016
鍬原 拓也 Kuwahara, Takuya 176 72 152 Chuo U, Hokuriku HS
9/30/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Asia U on September 30. He allowed four hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/30/2016 … 5/18/2016: He started a game against Senshu on May 18 and tossed five shutout innings for the win. Final line: 5.0 IP, 19 BF, 65 NP, 2 H, 5 SO, 0 ER. Source: Daily Sports 5/18/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/18/2016
鶴田 圭祐 Tsuruta, Keisuke 180 84 149 Teikyo U (jun-koshiki), Fujii Gakuen Sangawa HS
5/28/2016: … He pitched in a game against Toyo on May 28 and gave up four runs in relief. Source: Sports Hochi 5/28/2016 … 5/19/2016: He started a game against Tokai on May 19 and tossed eight shutout innings. He allowed one hit, struck out six, and topped out at 146km/h. Scouts from six teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/19/2016
杉山 晃基 Sugiyama, Koki 180 77 149 Soka U, MoriokaDaiFu HS
5/21/2016: He pitched in a game Ryutsu Keizai on May 21. He entered the game in the second inning and tossed two shutout innings. He did not allow any hits and topped out at 149km/h. Source: Sponichi 5/21/2016
小孫 竜二 Komago, Ryuji 180 82 146 Soka U, Yugakkan HS
9/26/2016: He gave up a run on three hits over nine innings of work against Tokyo Kokusai on September 26. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/26/2016 … 5/21/2016: He started a game against Ryutsu Keizai on May 21. He allowed a run in seven innings of work. Source: Sponichi 5/21/2016
竹内 諒 Takeuchi, Ryo 180 84 148 Waseda U, Matsusaka HS
10/2/2016: He tossed a three-hit shutout against Tokyo on October 2. The threw 105 pitches, faced thirty-one hitters, and struck out four. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/2/2016 … 5/28/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Keio on May 29. Final line: 9.0 IP, 135 NP, 33 BF, 5 H, 8 SO, 3 ER. He tied the game with a double in the sixth inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/29/2016
北出 浩喜 Kitade, Hiroki 181 78 151 Panasonic, Aichi Kogyo U, Komatsu Shogyo HS
6/3/2016: He pitched in a game against Miki House BBC on June 3. He entered the game in the ninth and tossed a shutout inning. He topped out at 149km/h. Scouts from nine teams, including Hanshin and Yomiuri, were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 6/3/2016 … 6/1/2016: He pitched in a game against Nichidai on May 31. He entered the game in the ninth and tossed a shutout inning in relief. He allowed one hit, threw fourteen pitches (twelve fastballs), and topped out at 147km/h. Six scouts from Hanshin were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 6/1/2016
田中 裕貴 Tanaka, Yuki 188 87 140 Keio U, Shiba HS
6/2/2016: He entered the game in the seventh inning and pitched three shutout innings against Waseda on June 1. Final line: 3.0 IP, 38 NP, 11 BF, 1 H, 3 SO, 0 ER. Source: Sponichi 6/2/2016
森下 暢仁 Morishita, Masato 181 72 148 Meiji U, Oita Shogyo HS
6/3/2016: He hurt his right elbow while pitching in a game against Keio on June 2. The incident occurred in the third inning with runners on first and third and two out. He heard a sound when he threw the fifth pitch of the at bat. Source: Sponichi 6/2/2016, Sponichi 6/3/2016
守安 玲緒 Moriyasu, Reo 182 80 148 Mitsubishi Juko Kobe, Fuji U, Kikuka HS
6/3/2016: He started a game against Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Hirohata on June 3 and recorded a complete game victory. He allowed three hits, one run (unearned), and struck out six. He tossed a fifteen-inning complete game against Miki House BBC on May 27 and threw 174 pitches. Source: Sponichi 6/3/2016
頌樹 Murakami, Shoki 173 75 145 Chiben Gakuen HS
6/4/2016: He tossed a shutout against Akashi Shogyo on June 4. He allowed two hits in nine innings and struck out ten. Source: Daily Sports 6/4/2016
渡辺 圭 Watanabe, Kei 171 69 146 Nippon Tsuun, Tokai U, TokaiDai Kofu HS
6/5/2016: He recorded a three-hit shutout against Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kazusa Magic on June 4. Scouts from six teams were at the game. Source: Sponichi 6/5/2016
中島 隼也 Nakajima, Shunya 178 68 144 Sendai Ikuei HS
7/21/2016: He recorded a five-hit shutout against Seiwa Gakuen on July 21. He struck out seven. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2016 … 6/9/2016: He tossed a five-hit shutout against Omagari Kogyo on June 9. He struck out ten and topped out at 144km/h (new career high by 1km/h). Source: Nikkan Sports 6/9/2016
石川 達也 Ishikawa, Tatsuya 178 68 140 Yokohama HS
8/14/2016: He developed left shoulder pain in April. He needed painkillers when he pitched against Riseisha on August 14. Two rain delays forced him out of the game early. He is interested in turning pro. Source: Daily Sports 8/14/2016 … 7/31/2016: He made an relief appearance against Keio on July 31. He entered the game in the seventh without two out and went the rest of the game without allowing a run. Source: Daily Sports 7/31/2016 … 7/30/2016: He gave up four runs on four hits over seven innings of work against Toko Gakuen on July 30. He served up a three-run home run in the first inning. Source: Daily Sports 7/30/2016, Tokyo Sports 7/30/2016 … 6/11/2016: He tossed a complete game against Kasumigaura on June 11. He allowed one run and struck out eighteen. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/11/2016
高橋 昂也 Takahashi, Koya 181 83 150 Hanasaki Tokuhara HS
8/18/2016: He is expected to enter the draft this year. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2016 … 7/27/2016: He tossed a four-hit shutout against Seibo Gakuen on July 27 and struck out four. He threw 120 pitches and topped out at 148km/h. Scouts from six pro teams were at the game. He has fifty-two strikeouts in thirty-seven scoreless innings over six Saitama summer tournament games. Source: Sanspo 7/27/2016, Sanspo 7/28/2016, Daily Sports 7/27/2016, Daily Sports 7/28/2016, Sponichi 7/28/2016 … 7/26/2016: He recorded a four-hit shutout against Kasukabe Kyoei on July 26 and struck out thirteen. He topped out at 144km/h (Astros radar gun hit 152km/h). In five games during the Saitama summer tournament: 28.0 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 48 SO. Source: Sanspo 7/26/2016, Sponichi 7/27/2016Nikkan Sports 7/26/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/27/2016, Daily Sports 7/27/2016 … 7/24/2016: He tossed six shutout innings against Kumagaya Shogyo on July 24. He had a perfect game until he walked the first batter he faced in the sixth inning. He did not allow any hits and struck out eleven. He has thirty-five strikeouts in nineteen innings over five summer Saitama tournament games. Source: Sanspo 7/24/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/24/2016, Sponichi 7/25/2016 … 7/23/2016: He tossed a six-inning perfect game against Namegawa Sogo on July 23. He faced eighteen batters, threw seventy-three pitches, struck out fourteen, and topped out at 149km/h. He recorded one ground ball out, one foul out, and two fly outs to the outfield. He hit a timely triple to right in the fourth. Scouts from four teams were at the game. Source: Sanspo 7/23/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/23/2016, Sponichi 7/24/2016 … 7/18/2016: He tossed six shutout innings against Iruma Koyo on July 18. He allowed three (or nine) hits, struck out nine, and topped out at 150km/h (new personal best by five km/h). Source: Nikkan Sports 7/18/2016, Sponichi 7/19/2016 … 6/26/2016: He pitched in a practice game against Yokohama on June 26. He allowed a run on four hits over three innings of work. He topped out at 143km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/26/2016 … 6/11/2016: He entered the game in the seventh inning against Tsukuba Shuei on June 11. He gave up two hits and topped out at 145km/h. Scouts from nine teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/11/2016
長井 良太 Nagai, Ryota 180 75 149 Tsukuba Shuei HS
7/12/2016: He started a game against TokiwaDai on July 12 and recorded a complete game loss. He gave up four runs on ten hits and three walks over ten innings of work. He also struck out twelve. Source: Sanspo 7/12/2016 … 7/8/2016: He started a game against Koga DaiNi on July 8. He tossed four shutout inning and alllowed one hit and struck out five. He topped out at 146km/h. Soure: Nikkan Sports 7/8/2016, Daily Sports 7/8/2016 … 6/11/2016: He started a game against Hanasaki Tokuhara on June 11 and gave up six runs on nine hits over three innings of work. Scouts from nine teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/11/2016
水野 滉也 Mizuno, Koya 175 75 147 TokaiDai Hokkaido U, Sapporo Nihon Daigaku HS
10/23/2016: He started a practice game against the Muroran Sharks on October 22. He pitched three shutout innings and gave up one hit. He faced ten batters and struck out four in a row at one point. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/23/2016 … 9/21/2016: He gave up two runs (none earned) on four hits over 7.1 innings of work against Hokkai Gakuen on September 20. He struck out thirteen, topped out at 141km/h, and notched his fifth win of the season. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/21/2016 … 8/29/2016: He started a game against Hokkai Gakuen U. He had a perfect game through five innings but struggled with his control after that. He still managed to record a no-hitter with twelve strikeouts. Scouts from three teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/29/2016 … 6/8/2016: He struck out sixteen and in a five-hit shutout against Ritsumeikan on June 8. He went 5-0 with a 0.21 ERA with 48 SO in 43.1 innings over six games during the spring league. Source: Sponichi 6/8/2016
鍬原 拓也 Kuwahara, Takuya 176 72 152 Chuo U, Hokuriku HS
6/16/2016: He tossed a four-hit shutout against Aoyama Gakuin on June 15. Source: Daily Sports 6/15/2016, Sanspo 6/16/2016
伊藤 優輔 Ito, Yusuke 178 71 147 Chuo U, Toritsu Koyamadai HS
10/21/2016: He started a game against Senshu on October 20 and tossed eight shutout innings. He faced thirty-one hitters, threw 133 pitches, allowed five hits, and struck out ten. Source: Sponichi 10/21/2016 .. 6/16/2016: He tossed eight shutout innings against Aoyama Gakuin on June 16. He allowed three hits and walked one. Source: Daily Sports 6/16/2016
梅野 雄吾 Umeno, Yugo 175 80 151 KyusanDai Kyusan HS
7/15/2016: He gave up a run on six hits over eight innings against Ukiha Kyushinkan on July 15. He struck out nine and topped out at 150km/h. Scouts from twelve teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/15/2016, Daily Sports 7/16/2016 … 6/29/2016: A number of teams could be interested, including Yomiuri, Hanshin, and Yokohama. His velocity when he started high school was in the 120km/h range. He pushed that to 149km/h during the fall of his second year. He hit 151km/h, then 154km/h this year. He also grew ten centimeters and added about fourteen kilograms to his frame. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/29/2016 … 6/24/2016: Initial entry.
藤嶋 健人 Fujishima, Kento 176 80 146 Toho HS
9/17/2016: He does not really care where he goes, but would like to be a pitcher. He did hit forty-nine home runs while playing high school ball. Source: Daily Sports 9/17/2016 … 8/18/2016: He is interested in turning pro. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/18/2016 … 7/30/2016: He tossed a complete game against AiKoDai Meiden on July 30. He gave up two runs on seven hits over nine innings. He threw 123 pitches. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2016, Sanspo 7/31/2016 … 7/29/2016: He recorded a six-hit shutout against Eitoku on July 29. He threw 143 pitches and struck out nine over nine innings. Scouts from eight teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/30/2016 … 7/21/2016: He tossed seven-shutout innings against Atsumi Nogyo on July 21. He allowed four hits, struck out eight, and topped out at 142km/h. He went 0-for-3 with an HBP while batting clean-up. Scouts from four teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/22/2016, Sponichi 7/22/2016 … 7/2/2016: He has forty-seven high school home runs. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/2/2016 … 6/26/2016: Initial entry.
葛山 大介 Kuzuyama, Daisuke 182 70 140 Chigusa HS
6/26/2016: Initial entry.
赤羽 陸 Akaba, Riku 180 72 143 Ichi Wakayama HS
6/26/2016: Initial entry.
村橋 主晟 Murahashi, Kazuaki 180 75 143 Ken GifuSho HS
6/26/2016: Initial entry.
横尾 蓮太 Yokoo, Renta 181 88 148 Seisei HS
7/23/2016: He tossed eight shutout innings against Shizuoka Shogyo on July 23. He allowed two hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2016 … 7/22/2016: He gave up four runs on seven hits over five innings against Shimada Shogyo on July 20. He pitched in the Fujinomiya Nishi game on July 21. He entered the game in the eighth with a runner on second and one out and hit two batters to load the bases. He got out of the inning with a strikeout and made it through the ninth without allowing a run. Source: Sponichi 7/22/2016 … 6/26/2016: Initial entry.
草海 光貴 Kusagai, Mitsutaka 168 62 143 Ueda Nishi HS
7/22/2016: He gave up seven runs and left the game partway through the seventh inning. He struck out ten. He hopes to get to the pros through the Industrial League. Source: Sponichi 7/22/2016 … 6/26/2016: Initial entry.
高田 萌生 Takada, Hosei 178 75 150 Soshi Gakuen HS
7/24/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Okayama Sanyo on July 24. He gave up a run on six hits over eight innings of work. Nineteen scouts from nine teams, including Hanshin, Yomiuri, and Softbank, were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 7/24/2016 … 7/21/2016 He recorded a three-hit shutout victory against Okayama RikaDaiFuzoku on July 21. He set a new personal velocity record by hitting 154km/h (previous: 151km/h). Scouts from six teams were at the game. … 6/27/2016: He tossed five shutout innings against Hotoku Gakuen on June 26. He allowed one hit and topped out at 147km/h. Nine scouts from six teams, including Hanshin, were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 6/27/2016 … 6/26/2016: Initial entry.
堀 瑞輝 Hori, Mizuki 176 75 147 Hiroshima Shinjo HS
7/26/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Josuikan on July 26. He allowed one run on five hits through the first seven innings of the game. He topped 147km/h in the sixth inning (new personal high). He gave up a run in the eighth and two more in the ninth. He threw 172 pitches. He ended up allowing four runs on ten hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/26/2016, Daily Sports 7/27/2016 … 7/24/2016: He gave up a run on seven hits over nine innings against Sotoku on July 24. He struck out eleven and topped out at 145km/h. Source: Daily Sports 7/24/2016 … 7/23/2016: He gave up four runs on nine hits over nine innings against Hiroshima Shogyo on July 23. He threw 130 pitches and topped out at 145km/h. Scouts from five teams were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 7/24/2016 … 6/26/2016: Initial entry.
山崎 伊織 Yamasaki, Iori 181 70 148 Akashi Shogyo HS
6/29/2016: Initial entry.
吉高 壮 Yoshitaka, So 170 75 146 Akashi Shogyo HS
7/25/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Kobe KokusaiDaiFu on July 25. He gave up four runs on eleven hits. Source: Daily Sports 7/25/2016 … 7/23/2016: He started in left and batted third against Takasago on July 22. He took the mound in the fifth and tossed five shutout innings and allowed four hits. Source: Sanspo 7/23/2016, Daily Sports 7/23/2016 … 7/19/2016: He recorded a three-hit shutout against Kwansei Gakuin on July 19. Source: Daily Sports 7/19/2016 … 6/29/2016: Initial entry.
京山 将弥 Kyoyama, Masaya 181 70 145 Omi HS
7/27/2016: He recorded a three-hit shutout against Takashima on July 27 and struck out ten. He topped out at 144km/h. Source: Daily Sports 7/27/2016, Daily Sports 7/28/2016, Sponichi 7/28/2016 … 7/23/2016: He tossed a six-hit shutout against Ibuki on July 23. He struck out seven. Scouts from ten teams, including Hanshin and Rakuten, were at the game. He increased his weight from sixty-five to seventy kilograms last fall. Source: Daily Sports 7/23/2016, Sponichi 7/24/2016 … 6/29/2016: Initial entry.
宮原 大樹 Miyahara, Daiki 186 76 143 Ujiyamada Shogyo HS
6/29/2016: Initial entry.
渡辺 啓五 Watanabe, Keigo 179 78 144 Inabe Sogo HS
6/29/2016: Initial entry.
種市 篤暉 Taneichi, Atsuki 183 75 148 Hachinohe Kogyo Dai Daiichi HS
7/9/2016: He started a game against Hachinohe and gave up two runs on seven hits over five innings of work. He also walked one, struck out eight, and topped out at 145km/h. Scouts from five teams, including Rakuten and Orix, were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/9/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/10/2016, Sports Hochi 7/10/2016 … 6/29/2016: Initial entry.
今井 達也 Imai, Tatsuya 180 70 152 Sakushin Gakuin HS
10/4/2016: He gave up six runs over two innings in relief against Naruto on October 3. He struck out five and topped out at 152km/h. He struggled with his control in the eighth inning and gave up six runs on four hits, two walks, and three wild pitches. Nine teams have submitted enquiries. He does not have a preference for team. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/4/2016 … 9/16/2016: He can throw at a maximum distance of 100 meters and can run the fifty meter in 6.2 seconds. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/16/2016 … 7/24/2016: He pitched in a game against Kokugauin Tochigi on July 24. He did not allow a run in 2.1 innings of work. He gave up one hit, struck out five, and topped out at 149km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2016 … 7/21/2016: He gave up four runs on seven hits against Bunsei Geijutsu Daigaku Fuzoku on July 21. He picked up the first complete game victory of his career and struck out eight. He walks six and threw 150 pitches. Thirty scouts from twelve teams (Japan and US) were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2016, Sponichi 7/22/2016, Daily Sports 7/22/2016 … 6/29/2016: Initial entry.
菊地 大輝 Kikuchi, Hiroki 180 82 146 TokaiDai Kofu HS
7/24/2016: He gave up a run on three hits over two innings against Yamanashi Gakuin. He threw 144 pitches on July 23 and had some tightness in his right shoulder. Source: Sponichi 7/24/2016, Sanspo 7/25/2016 … 7/23/2016: He tossed a three-hit shutout against Teikyo DaiSan on July 23. He threw 144 pitches, struck out eleven and topped out at 144km/h. Source: Sponichi 7/23/2016, Sanspo 7/24/2016 … 7/21/2016: He tossed a six-hit, seven-inning shutout against Hikawa on July 20. He did not walk anyone and topped out at 144km/h. Of the ninety-three pitches he therw, seventy were off-speed pitches. Scouts from seven teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/21/2016, Sponichi 7/21/2016 … 6/29/2016: Initial entry.
徳山 壮磨 Tokuyama, Soma 181 69 138 Osaka Toin HS
7/3/2016: He tossed a complete game against TokaiDai Sagami (practice game) and allowed two runs on seven hits. He also struck out four. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/3/2016
村木 文哉 Kimura, Fumiya 184 80 146 Shizuoka HS
7/19/2016: He pitched in a game against Fujieda Meisei on July 18. He did not allow a run in 2.1 innings of work in relief. Source: Sanspo 7/19/2016 … 7/5/2016: He developed pain in the left side of his lower back in February. He was diagnosed with lower back pain caused by fatigue. He pitched in his first game on June 12. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/5/2016
太田 龍 Otani, Ryu 190 90 149 Reimei HS
7/7/2016: He started a game against Shoshikan on July 7 and gave up one run on seven hits over nine innings of work. He walked/hit two, struck out nine, and topped out at 149km/h. Over thirty-four scouts from twelve NPB teams were at the game. He was diagnosed with lumbar spondylosis during the fall of his first year of high school. Source: Sports Hochi 7/7/2016, Sponichi 7/7/2016, Sanspo 7/7/2016
千葉 英太 Chiba, Eita 172 63 138 Senmaya HS
7/10/2016: He started a game against Ichinoseki Kogyo on July 9 and tossed five shutout inning. He gave up one hit and struck out thirteen. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/10/2016
比屋根 雅也 Hiyane, Masaya 175 67 136 Konan HS
7/10/2016: He started a game agianst Kadena on July 9. He gave up two runs in the ninth (error and two hits) after tossing eight shutout innings. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/10/2016
榊原 翼 Sakakibara, Tsubasa 178 82 142 Urawa Gakuin HS
7/17/2016: He tossed a nine inning shutout against Sakado on July 16. He allowed five hits and struck out eleven. Source: Sanspo 7/17/2016 … 7/11/2016: He started a game against Konosu on July 11. He tossed five shutout innings and allowed one hit. He topped out at 141km/h. He recorded two hits, including a three-run home run, and four RBI. Scouts from three teams were at the game. Source: Sponichi 7/11/2016
東宮 諒 Tomiya, Ryo 180 78 146 Kiryu Minami HS
7/12/2016: He tossed a complete game against Ota Kogyo on July 11. He gave up a run over seven innings of work. Source: Sanspo 7/12/2016
鈴木 昭汰 Suzuki, Shota 176 75 143 Joso Gakuin HS
10/4/2016: He is not planning to submit a draft eligibility form and instead wants to go to college, either Hosei or Meiji. He might find out which in November. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/4/2016 … 7/26/2016: He recorded a six-hit shutout against Meishu Hitachi. He threw 118 pitches, did not walk a batter, and struck out eleven. He has not allowed an earned run in three Ibaraki summer tournament games this year (nineteen innings). Source: Sponichi 7/26/2016, Sponichi 7/26/2016Daily Sports 7/26/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/27/2016 … 7/12/2016: He recorded a shutout against Tsuchiura Kohoku on July 12. He allowed five hits, struck out ten, and topped out at 141km/h. Scouts from ten teams were at the game. He developed discomfort in his left elbow and shoulder during the spring and was shut down for about two weeks after the Spring Koshien. Source: Sponichi 7/12/2016, Sponichi 7/13/2016
安保 成 Anbo, Jo 166 68 135 Morioka Kogyo HS
7/16/2016: He started a game against Ono on July 16. He tossed six shutout innings and gave up one hit. He took over in right in the seventh inning and returned to the mound in the ninth. He did not allow a run in seven total innings. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2016 … 7/13/2016: He recorded a complete game against Hanamaki Higashi on July 12. He gave up a run on four hits over nine innings of work. He also struck out five. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/13/2016
伊藤 壮汰 Ito, Sota 177 79 143 TokaiDai Sugao HS
7/25/2016: He gave up two runs on five hits and struck out ten against NichiDaiSan on July 25. He had a perfect game until one out in the fifth inning. He gave up two runs in the sixth. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/25/2016, Sponichi 7/25/2016 … 7/19/2016: He recorded a complete game against NichiDai Tsurugaoka on July 18. He gave up two runs on eight hits. He recorded an RBI double in the sixth and a sac fly to right in the eighth. He played third up until last year. Source: Sponichi 7/19/2016 … 7/13/2016: He tossed a complete game against NichiDaiNi on July 13. He allowed one run (unearned) on four hits and struck out eight. Source: Sponichi 7/14/2016
川口 廉 Kawaguchi, Ren 185 73 143 Chiba Reimei HS
7/22/2016: He started a game against Ichi Funabashi on July 22. He gave up five runs on five hits in two innings and moved to center field in the third. He returned to the mound in the fifth and tossed four shutout innings. He would like to turn pro. Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2016, Sponichi 7/22/2016 … 7/13/2016: He recorded a shutout against Matsudo Mutsumi on July 14. He allowed three hits and struck out five. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/14/2016
園田 涼輔 Sonoda, Ryosuke 179 73 140 Nagata HS
7/15/2016: He gave up a run on three hits over ten innings of work against Rokko Island on July 15. He carried a no-hitter into the eighth with two outs. He struck out ten. He had discomfort in his right elbow during the spring Koshien. He overcompensated and developed lower back pain. Source: Daily Sports 7/15/2016
関根 智輝 Sekine, Tomoki 182 86 145 Joto HS
7/24/2016: He gave up six runs on twelve hits over nine innings of work against Teikyo on July 24. He threw 142 pitches and struck out six. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2016, Daily Sports 7/24/2016 … 7/20/2016: He pitched in a game against TokaiDai Takanawadai on July 21 and recorded a complete game victory. He gave up three runs on seven hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/20/2016 … 7/18/2016: He pitched in a game against Yasuda Gakuen on July 17. He entered the game in the eighth inning with one out and needed just eight pitches to get out of the inning. He gave up one hit and did not allow a run in 1.2 innings of work. he topped out at 144km/h. Scouts from five teams were at the game. He recorded a timely hit to center in the bottom of the eighth. He developed gastroenteritis on the evening of July 13 and had a fever of thirty-nine degrees Celsius. He dropped about two kilograms because of diarrhea. He was at thirty or forty percent when he resumed practices on July 16. Source: Sanspo 7/18/2016, Sponichi 7/18/2016 … 7/15/2016: Initial entry.
陣 翔大 Jin, Shota 180 85 145 Asahikawa Jitsugyo HS
7/16/2016: He started a game against Asahikawa Higashi on July 15. He allowed two runs on five hits over six innings. With the bat he recorded a hit, an RBI, and two runs with the bat. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2016
高田 孝一 Takada, Koichi 182 84 145 Hiratsuka Gakuen HS
7/23/2016: He recorded a three-hit complete game victory against Yokohama Shogyo on July 23. Source: Sanspo 7/24/2016 … 7/16/2016: He pitched 6.2 innings against Hadano Soya on July 16 and did not allow a run. He gave up five hits, struck out nine and topped out at 140km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2016, Sponichi 7/16/2016
金久保 優斗 Kanakubo, Yuto 180 70 145 TokaiDai Ichihara Boyo HS
10/30/2016: He recorded a complete game against Maebashi Ikuei on October 29. It was his third straight complete game. He allowed three runs on eight hits and struck out seven. He hit a two-run triple to left-center in the third inning. Source: Sponichi 10/30/2016 … 10/24/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Yamanashi Gakuin on October 24 and gave up two runs. He threw 176 pitches. He recorded two hits and three RBI at the plate. Scouts from seven teams were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 10/25/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/24/2016 … 10/2/2016: He recorded a seven-inning complete game victory against SenDai Matsudo on October 2. He allowed a run on seven hits. He recorded two hits, including an RBI double. Source: Daily Sports 10/2/2016 … 7/16/2016: He started a game against Shibaura KogyoDai Kashiwa on July 16. He did not allow a run or a hit over five innings and struck out four. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2016
早川 隆久 Hayakawa, Takahisa 178 72 144 Kisarazu Sogo HS
7/26/2016: He gave up two runs on eight hits over nine innings against Ichiritsu Funabashi on July 26 and struck out eight. He threw 106 pitches. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/26/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/27/2016 … 7/25/2016: He tossed a complete game victory against Chiba KeiDaiFu on July 25. He allowed five runs (all in the fifth inning) on eight hits over nine innings. He struck out four. He was hit by a pitch on his right leg during his at bat in the fifth. He was taken to a hospital for tests after the game. Source: Daily Sports 7/25/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/25/2016, Sponichi 7/26/2016 … 7/23/2016: He started a game against TokaiDai Ichihara Boyo on July 23. He did not allow a run over nine innings of work. He gave up five hits and struck out nine. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/23/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/24/2016 … 7/22/2016: He recorded a complete game against SenDai Matsudo on July 22. He gave up three runs on five hits and struck out ten. Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2016, Daily Sports 7/23/2016 … 7/16/2016: He gave up a run on seven hits over nine innings of work against Kashiwa Minami on July 16. He struck out fifteen. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2016
米倉 貫太 Yonekura, Kanta 183 77 142 Saitama Sakae HS
7/17/2016: He started a game Kawagoe Higashi on July 17. He allowed a run on four hits over four innings of work. He struck out two and walked one. Source: Daily Sports 7/17/2016
森 博人 Mori, Hiroto 175 65 141 Toyokawa HS
7/18/2016: Initial entry.
鈴木 拓人 Suzuki, Takuto 175 78 140 Seiko Gakuin HS
7/18/2016: He pitched against Kitakata on July 18. He entered the game in the third with one out and went on to strike out eleven. Source: Sponichi 7/18/2016
中川 颯 Nakagawa, Hayate 184 79   Toko Gakuen HS
7/30/2016: He gave up three runs on seven hits in relief against Yokohama on July 30. He recorded three hits (double, triple, home run) and three RBI with the bat. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/30/2016 … 7/28/2016: He tossed seven shutout innings in relief against Fujisawa Shoryo on July 28 (he took the mound in the fifth inning). Source: Daily Sports 7/28/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/28/2016 … 7/22/2016: He got the start at first and batted clean-up against Atsugi Kita on July 22. He took the mound in the fourth inning and pitched until the ninth. He allowed one hit and struck out five. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2016 … 7/18/2016: He tossed a three-hit shutout against Shonan Gakuin on July 18. He struck out three. Of the ninety-four pitches he threw, only one was an off-speed pitch. He hit a two-run triple in the fifth inning. Source: Sponichi 7/18/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/19/2016
小林 宗弘 Kobayashi, Munehiro 168 78   Oshukanchuto Kyoiku HS
7/18/2016: He recorded a seven-hit shutout against RisshoDai Rissho on July 17 and struck out sixteen. In three Higashi Tokyo tournament games so far, he has not allowed a run in twenty-one consecutive innings and has struck out twenty-eight hitters. Source: Sponichi 7/18/2016
メンディス 海 Mendes, Kai 170 72   Ichiritsu Kawagoe HS
7/19/2016: He tossed eight shutout innings and allowed five hits against Urawa Gakuin on July 18. He hit a triple in the second. He left after eight innings because he developed a cramp in his hamstring. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/19/2016
谷脇 瑞基 Taniwaki, Mizuki 186 78 142 Kochi HS
7/21/2016: He tossed five shutout innings agaisnt Kochi Otemae on July 20. He allowed four hits and topped out at 140km/h. He recorded two hits and two RBI with the bat: an RBI double to left in the first inning and an RBI triple to center in the fifth. Source: Daily Sports 7/21/2016
主島 大虎 Nushijima, Daigo 180 74   Hotoku Gakuen HS
7/21/2016: He pitched in a game against Toyooka on July 21. He entered the game with runners on first and third and two out in the sixth inning. He hit the first batted he faced, but got out of the inning unscathed with a line out to third. He struck out four. Source: Daily Sports 7/21/2016
角倉 良河 Sumikura, Ryoga 183 68 141 Hatsushiba Ritsumeikan HS
7/22/2016: He would like to turn pro. Source: Sponichi 7/22/2016
築山 雄介 Tsukiyama, Yusuke 178 80 145 Tonana HS
7/22/2016: He gave up a run on three hits over nine innings against Nissei on July 22. He struck out twelve and topped out at 145km/h. He started a game against Kyoto Seisho on July 17 and gave up seven runs in three innings. Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2016
加藤 脩平 Kato, Shuhei 177 83 142 Iwata Higashi HS
7/22/2016: He tossed a complete game against Mishima Minami on July 22. He had a no-hitter until one out in the eighth inning. He allowed one run and threw 132 pitches. He went 2-for-4 at the plate. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2016
小木田 敦也 Kogita, Atsuya 172 68 147 Kakunodate HS
7/22/2016: He recorded his first no-hitter against Noshiro Shoyo on July 22. He faced thirty hitters, walked one, struck out nine, and threw 105 pitches. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2016
平内 龍太 Heinai, Ryuta 185 78   Kobe KokusaiDaiFu HS
7/22/2016: He started a game against Nishiwaki Kogyo on July 22 and gave up two runs in 2.2 innings of work. Source: Daily Sports 7/22/2016
北村 朋也 Heinai, Ryuta 185 78   ToakiDai Sagami HS
7/23/2016: He did not allow a run in 6.1 innings of work against NichiDai Fujisawa on July 23. He gave up four hits and struck out eight. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/23/2016
岩田 諒大   178 79  147 Jiyugaoka HS
7/23/2016: He made an emergency appearance against Kashii on July 23. Scouts from three teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2016
浅野 享太 Asano, Kota 178 69   Obi HS
7/24/2016: He gave up two runs on four hits in 8.2 inning of work against Higashiura on July 24. He struck out ten and topped out at 144km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2016
中田 聖太郎 Nakata, Shotaro 179 78   Kansai Soka HS
7/24/2016: He did not allowa run or hit over four innings of work against Otsuka on July 24. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2016
浜屋 将太 Hamaya, Shota 173 64   Shonan HS
7/26/2016: He threw 410 pitches in three Kagoshima summer tournament games, including 192 pitches on July 23 and 139 pitches on July 25. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/27/2016, Daily Sports 7/25/2016 … 7/23/2016: He threw 192 pitches, gave up ten hits (including a home run), and struck out fifteen against Kagoshima Sendai on July 23. Source: Sponichi 7/24/2016
森 圭名 Mori, Keina 174 83   Toyama Daiichi HS
7/26/2016: He tossed a shutout against Toyama Shogyo and struck out eleven. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/29/2016
田嶋 大樹 Tajima, Daiki 182 75   Sano NichiDai HS, Hakodate U
8/28/2016: He started a game Asahikawa U on August 27. He gave up two runs on seven hits through eight plus innings (he had a shutout through eight full innings). He struck out ten and topped out at 151km/h. Scouts from four teams wereat the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/28/2016
吉田 雅貴 Yoshida, Masataka 174 68 151 Akita Chuo HS, Hakodate U, Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kashima
11/16/2016: He will continue his career with Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kashima. Prior to the draft, five NPB teams submitted inquiries to his college. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/16/2016 … 9/2/2016: He submitted his draft eligibility form on September 1. He set a new velocity high by hitting 151km/h (by 2km/h) during an outing against Asahikawa on August 27. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/2/2016 … 8/8/2016: He started a game against Ni-gun Lotte on August 8. He did not allow a run or a hit over eight innings of work. He struck out eight. Source: Sponichi 8/8/2016
酒居 知史 Sakai, Tomohito 179 80 148 RyukokuDai Heian HS, Osaka Taiiku U, Osaka Gas
9/2/2016: He gave up a run over eight hits against Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Hirohata on September 1. He topped out at 147km/h. Scouts from ten teams, including Hanshin and Yomiuri, were at the game. He developed lower back pain in February. He told reporters that if he was at 100 percent last year, then he is currently at around fifty to sixty percent. Source: Daily Sports 9/2/2016
生田目 翼 Nabatame, Tsubasa 174 76 155 Mito Kogyo HS, Ryutsu Keizai U
10/23/2016: He was not selected during the draft. He is hoping to play for Nippon Tsuun. Source: Sponichi 10/21/2016 … 10/10/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Takachiho on October 10. He gave up a run on five hits and struck out eleven. Source: Daily Sports 10/10/2016, Daily Sports 10/11/2016 … 9/24/2016: He tossed two shutout innings against Kyoei on September 24. He entered the game in the eight inning, threw forty pitches, and topped out at 150km/h. This was his first official league game since last fall. Scouts from seven teams were at the game. Source: Sponichi 9/24/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/25/2016 … 9/11/2016: He did not pitch on September 10, but did throw about forty pitches in the bullpen. Source: Sponichi 9/11/2016 … 9/3/2016: He pitched two shutout innings in a practice game against Kanazawa Gakuin on September 2. He faced six hitters, threw eighteen pitches, did not allow any hits, struck out three, and topped out at 153km/h. This was his first outing since October 3, 2015. He developed inflammation in his right elbow after the appearance last year. He missed the spring because of pain in his right shoulder. He resumed piching practices in July. Scouts from the Bay Stars, Giants, and Dragons were at the game. Source: Sanspo 9/3/2016
松井 孝太郎 Matsui, Kotaro       Osaka Toin HS, Doshisha U
9/6/2016: Initial entry. Source: Daily Sports 9/6/2016
大西 健太 Onishi, Kenta 175 70   Nara Daigaku Fuzoku HS
9/11/2016: He tossed a perfect inning in relief against Tenri on September 11. Scouts from five teams, including Hanshin and Yomiuri, were at the game. He missed time during the spring and summer this year because of a sprained left ankle. Source: Daily Sports 9/12/2016
稲毛田 渉 Inageta, Wataru       Teikyo HS, Sendai U
9/11/2016: He tossed a three-hit shutout against Miyagi Kyoiku on September 11. He struck out fifteen, all swinging. He struck out five in a row after recording the first out in the sixth inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/12/2016
山川 和大 Yamakawa, Tomohiro 168 70 152 Ashiya Gakuen HS, Ashiya U, Hyogo Blue Sandars
10/18/2016: He did not play with a hard baseball until he graduated from high school. He topped 146km/h during his second year in college. He is actually 167 centimeters tall. Source: Daily Sports 10/18/2016, Sponichi 10/18/2016 … 9/28/2016: He tossed three shutout innings against Himeji Go To World on September 28. He gave up three hits and topped out at 144km/h. Scouts from Yomiuri and Softbank were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 9/28/2016 … 9/16/2016: He is currently playing for the Hyogo Blue Sandars of the Baseball First League. Through September 15: 12 G, 4-0, 47.0 IP, 18 H, 68 SO, 5 BB, 3 R, 3 ER, 0.57 ERA. Source: Daily Sports 9/16/2016
尾田 恭平 Oda, Kyohei       Chiben Gakuen HS, Osaka Shogyo U
9/17/2016: He recorded a seven-hit shutout against Kyoto Sangyo on September 17. He faced thirty-five batters, threw 120 pitches, and struck out five. Source: Sanspo 9/17/2016
宮内 崇匡 Miyauchi, Takamasa 180 76   Tsuchiura NihonDai HS, Kokugakuin U
9/17/2016: He did not allow a run over 3.2 innings in relief against Senshu on September 16. He faced forteen hitters, threw fifty-eight pitches, and struck out four. Source: Sponichi 9/17/2016
木部 拓実 Kibe, Takumi 182 76 153 Teikyo HS, Tsukuba U
9/18/2016: He tossed a perfect ninth against Josai on September 18 and topped 153km/h (new personal high by one kilometer). He has struggled with lumbar separation disease and herniated discs since his second year in college. He did not file a draft eligibility form. He is planning to continue his career in the Industrial League. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/18/2016
谷岡 竜平 Tanioka, Tappei 181 81 150 Seiritsu Gakuen HS, Toshiba
10/31/2016: He started a game against Oji on October 30 and gave up a run (earned) on eight hits over 5.2 innings of work. He topped out at 145km/h. Source: Sponichi 10/31/2016 … 9/20/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against JR Higashi Nihon. He gave up two runs on seven hits, struck out ten, and topped out at 147km/h. Scouts from eleven teams were at the game. Source: Sponichi 9/20/2016, Daily Sports 9/20/2016, Sanspo 9/20/2016
葛川 知哉 Kuzukawa, Tomoya 180 87 145 Osaka Toin HS, Aoyama Gakuin U
9/21/2016: He gave up a run on seven hits over eight innings of work against Takushoku on September 21. Source: Daily Sports 9/21/2016
長谷川 拓帆 Hasegawa, Takuho 176 74 140 Sendai Ikuei HS
9/22/2016: He recorded a one-hit shutout against Natori Kita on September 21. He threw 124 pitches and struck out fifteen over nine innings. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/22/2016
今村 亮 Imamura, Ryo 178 73 148 Ichiritsu Numazu HS, TokaiDai Kaiyo U
9/22/2016: Initial entry. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/22/2016
貴俵 健 Kitawara, Takeshi 185 86 135 Yokote HS
9/25/2016: He gave up three runs (none earned) on five hits over eight innings of work against Kakunodate on September 24. He threw 149 pitches and struck out four. He topped out at 120km/h. Source: Sponichi 9/25/2016
上野 幸己 Ueno, Koki 186 66   Fukui KoDai Fukui HS, Kansai Kokusai U
9/25/2016: He started a game against Osaka Taiiku on September 26 and gave up seven runs (four earned) on six hits over ten innings of work. He faced forty-two hitters, threw 162 pitches, and struck out eleven. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/26/2016
菅原 秀 Sugahara, Shu 182 78 151 Fukui KoDai Fukui HS, Osaka Taiiku U
11/1/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Nara Gakuen on November 1. He gave up two runs on seven hits and struck out thirteen. He also recorded two hits and three RBI with the bat. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/1/2016, Sponichi 11/2/2016 … 10/11/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Otemon Gakuin on October 11. He struck out eleven, walked one, and topped out at 144km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/12/2016 … 9/25/2016: He gave up two runs (both earned) on three hits over 1.1 innings of work in relief against Kansai Kokusai on September 26. He face eight hitters and threw thirty-two pitches. He started the Kansai Kokusai game on September 25 and recorded a complete game victory. He gave up two runs (one earned) on eight hits over nine innings. He faced thirty-five hitters, threw 138 pitches, and struck out twelve. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/26/2016
山根 大幸 Yamane, Daiko 184 80 147 Hanamaki Higashi HS, TokaiDai Hokkaido Campus U
9/28/2016: He will be playing for Nihon Seimei after he graduates. He throws a slider, change-up, and two-seamer. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/28/2016
嘉陽 宗一郎 Kayo, Shuichiro 186 85   Matsuyama Seiryo HS, Asia U
9/30/2016: He tossed a four-hit shutout against Chuo on September 29. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/29/2016
黒田 倭人 Kuroda, Yamato       Kobe Kokusai Daigaku Fuzoku HS
10/2/2016: He recorded a complete game victory against Hotoku Gakuen on October 2. He allowed five hits and struck out fifteen. Source: Sponichi 10/2/2016
鈴木 駿輔 Suzuki, Shunsuke 182 75   Seiko Gakuin HS
10/2/2016: He recored three hits an two RBI against Joso Gakuin on October 3. He gave up three runs on five hits over 4.2 innings and struck out seven. He topped out at 138km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/4/2016
山岡 就也 Yamaoka, Shuya 173 77   Hiroshima Shinjo HS, Kokugakuin U
10/12/2016: He tossed eleven shutout innings against Nihon on October 12. He faced forty-three hitters, threw 162 pitches, gave up six hits, and struck out five. Source: Sanspo 10/13/2016 … 10/6/2016: He tossed six shutout innings against Chuo on October 5. He faced twenty-seven hitters, threw 105 pitches, gave up five hits, and struck out five. Source: Sponichi 10/6/2016
堀田 晃 Hotta, Akira 180 83   Matsuyama Shogyo HS, Osaka Gakuin U
10/13/2016: He gave up four earned runs on ten hits over eleven innings of work. He faced forty-five hitters, threw 181 pitches, struck out two, and topped out at 144km/h. Source: Daily Sports 10/14/2016
清水 昇 Shimizu, Noboru 180 80   Teikyo HS, Kokugakuin U
10/7/2016: He gave up a run on three hits over six innings and struck out seven against Toyo October 7. Source: Sponichi 10/8/2016
山本 隆広 Yamamoto, Takahiro 172 76   Sakuranomiya HS, Kansai U
10/10/2016: He tossed a two-hit shutout against Ritsumeikan on October 10 and struck out eleven. He topped out at 147km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/10/2016
根尾 昂 Neo, Akira 177 74 146 Osaka Toin HS
10/8/2016: He tossed seven shutout innings against Kitano on October 8. He gave up two hits, struck out nine, and topped out at 144km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/9/2016, Sanspo 10/9/2016
弓削 隼人 Yuge, Hayato 192 94   Sano NichiDai HS, Nihon U
10/11/2016: He recorded a seven-hit shutout against Kokugakuin on October 11. He threw 120 pitches, walked one, and struck out five. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/11/2016
尾仲 祐哉 Onaka, Yuya 172 70 149 Koryo HS, Hiroshima Keizai U
10/16/2016: He gave up five runs on six hits over six innings of work against Hiroshima. He topped out at 146km/h. Source: Daily Sports 10/16/2016
坂本 工宜 Sakamoto, Koki 178 80   Kwansei Gakuin HS, Kwansei Gakuin U
10/18/2016: He throws in the upper 140km/h range. He plays for the semi-hardball university team. Source: Daily Sports 10/18/2016
高井 俊 Takai, Suguru 180 78 152 Tohoku HS, Yukyuzan Eiyo, Niigata Albirex
10/18/2016: He pitched in thirty-four games and went 0-3 with six saves and a 5.11 ERA. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/18/2016
前川 哲 Maekawa, Satoshi 180 90 148 Niigata SanDai Fuzoku HS, Niigata Albirex
10/18/2016: He pitched in twenty-nine games this year and went 5-3 with a 3.82 ERA. When he first joined the Niigata Albirex, he weighed seventy-four kilograms. He pushed his velocity from 140 to 148. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/18/2016
笠井 崇正 Kasai, Takamasa 179 92 151 Asahikawa Nishi HS, Waseda U (ongoing), Shinano Grandserows
10/18/2016: He enrolled in Waseda U, but left the school’s team after just two days. He attended a BC League tryout during his third year of college in 2015 and was drafted by Shinano. He pitched in thirty-five games this year and recorded a 2.43 ERA. He was used in relief. Source: Sponichi 10/18/2016
内沢 航大 Uchisawa, Kota 195 90   Hachinohei KoDaiIchi HS, Hosei U
11/4/2016: He started a game against Keio on November 3 and gave up an earned run over seven innings. He faced twenty-six hitters, threw 104 pitches, allowed four hits, walked/hit one, and struck out nine. Source: Sponichi 11/4/2016 … 10/24/2016: He tossed six shutout innings against Tokai on October 23. He faced twenty-one hitters, threw seventy-three pitches, allowed three hits, and struck out seven. He topped out at 145km/h. Source: Sponichi 10/24/2016
田浦 文丸 Taura, Fumimaru 170 75   Syugakukan HS
10/27/2016: He tossed a one-hit shutout against Nagasaki Higashi on October 24. He struck out seventeen. Source: Sanspo 10/24/2016
櫻井 周斗 Sakurai, Shuto 177 78 143 NichiDaiSan HS
10/31/2016: He recorded a two-hit shutout victory (seven innings) against Toritsu Hino on October 30. He struck out ten. Source: Sanspo 10/31/2016, Daily Sports 10/31/2016
山下 仁 Yamashita, Jin 180 80   Suma Shofu HS, Jobu U
11/2/2016: He recorded a two-hit shutout against Kyoei on November 2. He tossed two shutout innings in relief on November 1. He is from Kobe and is a Hanshin fan. Source: Daily Sports 11/2/2016