Position Players

Name JPN Name ENG Ht Wt Throw 50m History
京田 陽太 Kyoda, Yota 184 78 100m 5.9s Nihon U, Aomori Yamada HS
10/28/2016: He went 3-for-4 with two RBI against Toyo on October 27. He recorded an RBI triple in the first inning, hits in the third and sixth innings, and a sac fly to center in the eighth inning. Source: Sponichi 10/28/2016 … 10/12/2016: He went 0-for-6 against Kokugakuin on October 12. Scouts from six teams (Japan and US) were at the game. His hitting streak ended at nine games. Source: Sponichi 10/13/2016 … 10/11/2016: He extended his hitting streak to nine games during a game against Kokugakuin on October 11. He recorded an infield hit during his fourth at bat in the seventh inning and stole second and third base. Scouts from four teams were at the game. Source: Sponichi 10/11/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/12/2016 … 10/6/2016: He recorded three hits and three RBI against Senshu on October 5. Scouts from five teams, including Hanshin, were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 10/7/2016, Sponichi 10/7/2016 … 10/5/2016: He went 1-for-5 against Senshu on October 4. Scouts from eight teams were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 10/5/2016 … 10/5/2016: 9/22/2016: He went 3-for-6 (left, center, right-center) with an RBI and recorded a walk-off hit in the twelfth inning against Asia on September 21. Source: Sponichi 9/22/2016 … 9/15/2016: He went 1-for-3 with three RBI against Chuo on September 15. He hit a sac fly to right in the fifth and a two-run double to left-center in the seventh. He went 1-for-4 against Chuo on September 14. He recorded an infield hit and stole second in the second inning. Scouts from eight teams were at the game. Source: Sponichi 9/15/2016, Daily Sports 9/15/2016, Daily Sports 9/15/2016 … 4/23/2016: He went 2-for-4 against Senshu on April 22. Yokohama likes his speed. Source: Daily Sports 4/23/2016 … 4/20/2016: He recorded two hits and two walks against Senshu on April 20. Yakult gives him high ratings. Source: Sanspo 4/20/2016 … 4/14/2016: He recorded a hit and an RBI against Kokugakuin on April 14. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/14/2016 … 4/13/2016: About thirty scouts from eleven teams from Japan and the United States (including six from Hanshin) were at the game on April 12. He was 0-for-4 before he hit the two-run double in the tenth inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/13/2016 … 4/12/2016: He hit a two-run double against Kokugakuin on April 12. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/12/2016 … 4/6/2016: Basic player introduction. Source: Sponichi 4/6/2016
清宮 幸太郎 Kiyomiya, Kotaro 184 97     Waseda HS
11/20/2016: Kiyomiya hit two homer runs during a game against Iwaki on November 20. He hit a two-run home run in his second at bat in the third inning and a solo home run in his fourth at bat in the sixth inning. He flied out to short and flied out to center in his at bats in the first and fifth innings. He now has seventy-eight high school home runs. He went 2-for-4 in the first game: F6, HR9 two RBI, F8, HR7 one RBI, BB. He went 1-for-3 in the second game: G3, 1B9, F6. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/20/2016, Sponichi 11/20/2016, Sanspo 11/21/2016 … 11/4/2016: Scouts from the Giants, Yokohama, and Softbank were at the game on November 3. Nippon Ham’s Hideki Kuriyama was also at the game. Source: Tokyo Sports 11/4/2016 … 11/3/2016: He played in a game against NichiDaiSan on November 3 and went 0-for-5 with five strikeouts. He struck out swinging with none on and no out in the first inning, none one and two out in the third inning, none on and one out in the fifth inning, a runner on first and one out in the seventh inning, and runners on first and third and no out in the ninth inning. Source: Daily Sports 11/3/2016, Nikkan Sports 11/3/2016 … 10/30/2016: He played in a game against Kokushikan on October 30. He went 1-for-3: F8 in the first, 1B9 in the third, F9 in the third, HBP in the fifth. Source: Daily Sports 10/30/2016, Daily Sports 10/30/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/30/2016 … 10/29/2016: He played in a game against Kanto Daiichi on October 29. He started at first and batted third. He went 0-for-3: G4 in the first inning, BB in the third inning, Kl in the fifth inning, F7 in the seventh inning, and an HBP in the ninth inning. Source: Sponichi 10/29/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/29/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/30/2016Tokyo Sports 10/29/2016 … 10/23/2106: He played in a game against Toritsu Katakura on October 23. He started at first and batted third. He went 1-for-2 with an RBI: Ks, HBP, BB one RBI, 1B9. Source: Sponichi 10/23/2016, Daily Sports 10/23/2016 … 10/15/2016: Nikkan Sports’s provides a list of his home runs. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/15/2016 … 10/15/2016: He went 2-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI against NichiDaiIchi on October 15. He hit a two-run home run during his third at bat in the fourth inning and a two-run home run in his at bat in the eighth inning. He fouled out to third in his first two at bats and flied out to right in between his seventy-third and seventy-fourth home runs. Source: Daily Sports 10/15/2016 … 10/12/2016: He hit a three-run home run against Nihon Gakuen on October 12 and pushed his high school home run total to seventy-two. He finished the day 1-for-2 (HBP, F9, HR, BB). Source: Nikkan Sports 10/12/2016, Sponichi 10/13/2016… 9/10/2016: He went 2-for-3 with three RBI against Risshisha on September 10. He hit a two-run home run in the first inning, hit a sac fly to right in the second inning, flied out to center in the fourth inning, and hit a double to left in the sixth inning. Source: Daily Sports 9/10/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/10/2016 … 9/3/2016: He started at first and batted third against Hachioji Soshi on September 3. He went 2-for-4 in five plate appearances and recorded an RBI (G3, 1B9, 1B8 one RBI, BB, Fo3). His hit thirteen home runs during practice games and now has sixty-six. Source: Daily Sports 9/3/2016 … 7/25/2016: He was named the new captain. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/25/2016 … 7/23/2016: He went 1-for-2 (BB, 2B8/9, BB, F4, SF9 one RBI) against Hachioji on July 23. Source: Sanspo 7/23/2016, Daily Sports 7/23/2016, Tokyo Sports 7/23/2016 … 7/18/2016: He went 1-for-2 (HBP, HR two RBI, F8, IBB) against Kokushikan on July 18. He now has fifty-three high school home runs. Source: Daily Sports 7/18/2016, Tokyo Sports 7/18/2016 … 7/16/2016: He went 1-for-3 with a double an an RBI against Meiji on July 16 (BB, HBP, F8, 2B one RBI, G3). Source: Sponichi 7/16/2016 … 7/14/2016: He started at first and batted third against Akiradai on July 14 and went 3-for-4: 2B one RBI (fifth pitches), HR one RBI (two pitches), F9, 3B one RBI (five pitches), BB. Source: Sponichi 7/14/2016, Sponichi 7/14/2016, Sponichi 7/15/2016, Tokyo Sports 7/14/2016 … Kansai University Honorary Professor Katsuhiro Miyamoto estimated an economic impact of about 37.8 billion yen if Waseda makes the Koshien and finished within the top eight teams. Without Waseda, about 34.4 billion yen. Source: ZakZak 7/14/2016 … 7/10/2016: He got the start at first and batted third against against Keimei Gakuen on July 10 and went 1-for-1: BB (six pitches), HR9 one RBI (two pitches), BB (four pitches). Source: Nikkan Sports 7/10/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/10/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/11/2016 … 7/8/2016: Through July 4, he has hit fifty home runs in ninety-four games (twenty-one official, seventy-three practice). Source: Tokyo Sports 7/8/2016 … 6/20/2016: He played in two games on June 19 and went 0-for-5 with an HBP (game 1: 0-for-3, HBP and game 2: 0-for-2). Source: Sanspo 6/20/2016, Sponichi 6/20/2016 … 6/19/2016: He played in two games on June 18 and went 3-for-7 with three RBI. Source: Sanspo 6/19/2016 … 6/18/2016: He played in a game against Kinomoto on June 18. He hit a three-run home run in the first inning. He has now hit fifty home runs playing high school baseball. The rest of his at bats: Fo2, K, R9. Source: Sponichi 6/18/2016, Nikkan Sports 6/18/2016 … 6/16/2016: He played in a practice game against Nippon Taiiku Daigaku Kashiwa on June 15. He started at first and batted third. He went 0-for-4 with a walk (G4, K, G3, G3). Source: Sanspo 6/16/2016 … 6/12/2016: He got the start at first and batted third in a practice game against Kyushu Gakuin on June 12. He went 3-for-4 with a two-run home run and four RBI: strikeout swinging with runners on first and second and no out in the first inning, two-run double to right-center with runners on second and third with one out in the second inning, single to right in his third trip to the plate, two-run home run with a runner on second and two out in the sixth inning. He now has forty-eight high school home runs. Source: Sponichi 6/12/2016, Nikkan Sports 6/12/2016 … He played in another game in the afternoon against Toko Gakuen and went 2-for-2 with a two-run home run and three RBI. Source: Sponichi 6/12/2016 … 6/7/2016: The Yokohama Bay Stars will most likely be looking at position players in next year’s draft and he could be at the top of their list. He still has another year, but they like his hitting ability/potential. Source: Daily Sports 6/7/2016 … He went 2-for-8 in two games on June 5. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/8/2016 … 6/5/2016: He got the start at first and batted third against Sakura on June 5. He went 1-for-4 with a stolen base: F8, Fo5, 1B9, F4, BB(SB). Source: Nikkan Sports 6/5/2016 … 5/30/2016: He hit twenty-two home runs last year and has twenty-five so far this year. Source: Sponichi 5/30/2016 … 5/29/2016: He hit home runs in consecutive trips to the plate against Matsusho Gakuen on May 29 (a two-run home run in the first inning and a solo home run in the third inning). Source: Sponichi 5/29/2016 … He played in two games on May 29 and went 5-for-7 with three home runs and five RBI. He has now hit forty-seven home runs while playing high school baseball. Source: Tokyo Sports 5/29/2016 … 5/8/2016: He went 0-for-3 against Hyuga Gakuin on May 8. He also recorded two hits in a game against Miyazaki Kogyo that was later rained out. Source: Sanspo 5/9/2016 … 5/7/2016: He went 3-for-3 with two RBI against Nichinan Gakuen on May 7. He got the start at first and batted third. Source: Tokyo Sports 5/7/2016 … He is apparently nursing a right shoulder injury since the spring Tokyo tournament. It is part of the reason why  he is playing first instead of the outfield (he can throw the ball short distances, but no so much long distances). Source: Tokyo Sports 5/7/2016 … 5/5/2016: He went 2-for-4 (triple to left in the fourth and a single to right in the seventh) against Akita on May 5. Source: Tokyo Sports 5/5/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/5/2016 … 5/4/2016: He played in two games (against Noshiro and Noshio Shoyo) on May 4. He started at first and batted third in both games and went 2-for-7 with two strikeouts. He went 0-for-4 in the first game: reached on a fielding error by the first baseman in the first inning, struck out swinging in the second inning, fouled out to the catcher in the fourth inning, and fouled out to the shortstop in the sixth inning. Source: Tokyo Sports 5/4/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/4/2016 … 5/3/2016: He started at first and batted third against Hachinohe Kosei on May 3 and went 0-for-4 (first inning, runners on first and third and no out, shallow fly out to left; third inning, runner on first, no out, ground out to first, double play; fifth inning, fly out to left; seventh inning, runners on first and second, no out, ground out to the pitcher, double play). Source: Tokyo Sports 5/3/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/3/2016 … 4/6/2016: Center field, batted fourth. 2-for-4: G4 (RBI), 1B9, 2B8, G4. Through twelve games this season, he has hit fourteen home runs. Source: Daily Sports 4/6/2016, Nikkan Sports 4/6/2016
石井 一成 Ishii, Kazunari 181 76   6.0s Waseda U, Sakushin Gakuin HS
10/31/2016: He went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo home run against Keio on October 30. Source: Sponichi 10/31/2016 … 9/12/2016: He recorded two hits an an RBI against Hosei on September 12. Source: Daily Sports 9/12/2016 … 9/11/2016: He went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and RBI double on September 10, and 2-for-4 with a solo home run on September 11, both games against Hosei. Nikkan Sports 9/11/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/12/2016, Sponichi 9/12/2016 … 4/12/2016: Hanshin is interested. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/12/2016 … 4/10/2016: Recorded three hits (RBI double to left-center in the first, solo home run to right in the third, and a three-run double to center in the eighth) against Tokyo University on April 10. Source: Daily Sports 4/10/2016 … 4/8/2016: Stole four bases in three years. His goal is to reach ten. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/8/2016
森山 恵佑 Moriyama, Keisuke 188 90     Senshu U, Seiryo HS
11/6/2016: He went 1-for-5 with two RBI against Kokushikan on November 6. He hit a two-run home run in the seventh inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/6/2016 … 4/22/2016: He went 1-for-4 with two RBI against Nihon on April 22. He recorded an RBI single to left in the fifth inning and a walk-off sac fly to center in the ninth. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/22/2016 … Scouts from seven teams were at the game on April 21. Hanshin, Nippon Ham, and Yomiuri like his power. Source: Daily Sports 4/22/2016 … 4/21/2016: He went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Nihon. He hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Source: Sponichi 4/21/2016 … 4/8/2016: Collected three hits, including a double and a two-run home run, and three RBI against Toyo University on April 8. Source: Daily Sports 4/8/2016
阿部 健太郎 Abe, Kentaro 177 77   5.9s Toyo U, Teikyo HS
9/7/2016: He recorded three hits and three RBI, including a solo home run in the third and a two-run double in the eighth, against Chuo on September 6. He stole third in the seventh. This was his second straight game with three hits. Source: Sponichi 9/7/2016 … 4/8/2016: Reached base five consecutive times against Senshu University on April 8: walk in the first, infield single on bunt to third in the third, triple to left in the fourth, triple to right-center in the sixth, ground out to short in the eighth. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/8/2016
柳町 達 Yanagimachi, Tatsuru 180 75 120m 6.2s Keio U, Keio HS
4/10/2016: He went 2-for-5 with a two-run home run and three RBI against Hosei on April 9. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/10/2016 … He drove in two runs with a double to left-center against Hosei on April 10. He recorded two hits and six RBI in the two games against Hosei. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/10/2016
万波 中正 Mannami, Chusei 188 90 105m 6.3s Yokohama HS
11/27/2016: He played in a practice game against Chiba Eiwa on November 26. It was his last game of the year. He recorded three hits and four RBI, including a two-run home run to left in the eighth inning. He now has sixteen high school home runs. Source: Sponichi 11/27/2016 … 9/28/2016: He pitched in a game against Keio on September 27. He gave up a run over two innings in relief and struck out two. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/28/2016 … 9/17/2016: He recorded a two-run hit in the first and a three-run home run in the fifth against Seisa Kokusai Shonan on September 17. He has eleven high school home runs. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/17/2016 … 9/15/2016: He went 2-for-5 with two RBIs against Soyo on September 15. He hit an RBI double to left-center in the fourth inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/15/2016, Sponichi 9/16/2016 … 9/11/2016: He hit a two-run home run against Soyo on September 11. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/11/2016 … 9/5/2016: He batted clean-up and went 2-for-4 with an RBI against Ishida on September 3. He recorded an RBI double in the fourth inning. Source: Sponichi 9/5/2016 … 8/6/2016: He does not speak English. He is interested in playing in the Majors. Source: Tokyo Sports 8/6/2016 … 7/25/2016: He started in right and batted seventh against Kojo on July 25. He went 0-for-2 (F7, F4) and was replaced in the fifth. Source: Tokyo Sports 7/25/2016 … His nickname is Man-Chu. Source: Tokyo Sports 7/25/2016 … 7/24/2016: He was left out of the starting line-up against Sagaihara Chuto Kyoiku on July 24. He entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the sixth and was hit by a pitch (right leg). He was immediately replaced by a pinch-runner. Source: Tokyo Sports 7/24/2016 … 7/19/2016: He started in right and batted eighth against Shoyo on July 19. He hit a home run that hit off the scoreboard in the second inning. Scouts from five teams (US and Japan) were at the game. Dan Evans (Blue Jays) was surprised he was still only sixteen. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/19/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/20/2016, Daily Sports 7/19/2016 … 7/17/2016: He started in right and batted seventh against Mukai-no Oka Kogyo on July 17. He went 2-for-3: hit a double in the first, popped out to short in the third, and hit a single to left in the fifth. Source: Daily Sports 7/17/2016, Sanspo 7/18/2016, Sponichi 7/18/2016  … 5/24/2016: He recorded a pinch-hit two-out RBI double to left against Chiba Reimei on May 23. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/24/2016 … 4/17/2016: He made the starting line-up for the first time and recorded two hits. He hit a double in the third and a single to right in the sixth. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/17/2016 … 4/10/2016: First-year player made his debut on April 10 and struck out swinging. Source: Daily Sports 4/10/2016
松本 桃太郎 Matsumoto, Momotaro 177 87     Sendai U, Hokkai HS
10/8/2016: He homered in his second straight game on October 8 against Tohoku Gakuin. He now has 119 hits and eighteen home runs for his college career. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/9/2016 … 10/4/2016: He recorded three hits, including two home runs, and four RBI against Tohoku Fukushi on October 3. He hit a solo home run to right in the first, a two-run single to center in the third, and a solo home run to right in the fourth. It was his first two-homer game. He now has seventeen college home runs. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/4/2016 … 10/3/2016: He hit a double to right for his 115th career college hit during a game against Tohoku Fukushi on October 2 (third at bat of the game, full count, fifth pitch). Source: Nikkan Sports 10/3/2016 … 10/2/2016: He recorded singles in back-to-back trips to the plate against Tohoku Fukushi on October 1 and pushed his college career hit total to 114. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/2/2016 … 9/26/2016: He had a bicycle accident on September 22 and suffered an injury that required ten stitches on his right heel. He went 1-for-4 against Tohoku on September 25. He now has 112 college hits. He went 2-for-3 against Miyagi Kyoiku on September 11. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/26/2016 … 9/10/2016: He recorded three hits and an RBI (including a home run) against Miyagi Kyoiku on September 10. He now has 109 college hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/11/2016 … 9/5/2016: He went 1-for-3 against Tohoku Kogyo on September 4. Scouts from five teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/5/2016 … 9/4/2016: He has submitted his draft eligibility form on September 3. Through September 3, he has 105 college hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/4/2016 … 5/15/2016: He became the fourth player in league history to record 100 career hits on May 14. The milestone hit came in the tenth inning of a game against Tohoku Gakuin. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/15/2016 … 4/11/2016: Hit a two-run home run against Tohoku Kogyo on April 10. Ninety-two career college hits. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/11/2016
吉川 尚輝 Yoshikawa, Naoki 177 79 97m 5.7s Chukyo Gakuin U, Chukyo HS
10/22/2016: He got the start at short and batted third against Kogakkan on October 21. He went 0-for-3. He reached base in the sixth on a walk and stole third. Source: Tokyo Sports 10/22/2016 … 10/20/2016: He has no preference for when he is selected during the draft and will happily sign with whichever team drafts him first. Source: Sponichi 10/20/2016 … 10/9/2016: He went 2-for-4 with a stolen bases against Chubu Gakuin on October 9. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/10/2016 … 9/5/2016: He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against Gifu Keizai on September 4. Three teams, including Hanshin, were at the game. He does not have a preference when it comes to team or position (second, third, short, or outfield is fine). Source: Daily Sports 9/5/2016, Daily Sports 9/5/2016, Sponichi 9/5/2016 … 9/4/2016: He filled out the draft eligibility form on August 31 and submitted it on September 4. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/4/2016 … 8/30/2016: He could submit his draft eligibility form on September 4. Source: Daily Sports 8/30/2016 … 8/29/2016: He recorded two hits, two RBI, and two stolen bases against Gifu U on August 29. Source: Daily Sports 8/29/2016 … 8/28/2016: He got the start at short and batted third against Gifu U on August 28. He went 2-for-2 with two RBI, including a solo home run in the 3rd. Scouts from five teams, including Hanshin and Softbank, were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 8/28/2016, Sponichi 8/29/2016 … 8/9/2016: He played in a practice game against Ni-gun Chunichi at Nagoya Stadium on August 9. He got the start at short and batted third. He went 2-for-4: single to center, ground out to second, single to right, strikeout looking. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/10/2016 … 6/8/2016: Fourteen scouts (one more than the previous day) from the Tigers checked him on June 7. Yutaka Wada compared his glove to Ryosuke Kikuchi and his bat to Tsuyoshi Nishioka. Source: Daily Sports 6/8/2016 … 6/7/2016: About eighty scouts from twelve NPB teams and three MLB teams were at the 65th Japan National Collegiate Baseball Championship on June 6. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/7/2016 … 5/29/2016: He went 1-for-5 with an RBI against Nihon Daigaku Kokusai Kankei Gakubu on May 28. He drove in the game-winning run in the top of the seventh. Source: Daily Sports 5/29/2016 … 5/19/2016: He finished the Spring League with a .490 batting average (24-for-49), good for first in the league. Source: Sponichi 5/19/2016 … 5/18/2016: He played in a game against Gifu Keizai on May 18 an went 1-for-4 with a walk. He recorded at least one hit in all twelve Spring League games. Twelve scouts from eight teams were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 5/18/2016, Nikkan Sports 5/18/2016 … 5/17/2016: He got the start at short and batted third against Gifu Keizai on May 17. He went 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI. Forty-seven scouts from twelve teams were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 5/17/2016 … 4/12/2016: He recorded three hits (RBI single to right in the first, RBI single to left in the third, and single to enter in the seventh) against Chubu Gakuin on April 11. This was his fourth modasho of the season (5 G, 14-for-22). He struggled last fall by trying to hit for more power and recorded fifteen hits in thirteen games. He is thinking more about making contact this season. All fourteen of his hits this season have been single. Source: Daily Sports 4/12/2016
笹川 晃平 Sasagawa, Kohei 181 79     Toyo U, Urawa Gakuin HS
9/6/2016: He recorded four hits and three RBI against Chuo on September 5. He hit a two-run double to center in the third inning and a single to center in the fourth. He is planning to go to Tokyo Gas after he graduates. Source: Sponichi 9/6/2016 … 4/12/2016: He blasted a two-run home run against Chuo on April 12. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/12/2016
伊藤 雅人 Ito, Masato 178 80     Kokugakuin U, Kanto Daiichi HS
4/14/2016: He got the start at designated hitter and batted eighth against Nihon University on April 14. He recorded two hits and three RBIs. Source: Daily Sports 4/14/2016
池間 誉人 Ikema, Takato 177 79     Senshu U, Itoman HS
4/20/2016: He recorded three hits (single to left in the first, double to right in the third, and an RBI triple to left in the eighth) against Nihon on April 20. Source: Daily Sports 4/20/2016
平湯 蒼藍 Hirayu, Sora 178 85     Senshu U, Kaisei HS
4/23/2016: He went 1-for-2 with a pinch-hit two-run home run in the sixth inning against Nihon on April 22. Source: Daily Sports 4/23/2016
佐野 恵太 Sano, Keita 177 77     Meiji U, Koryo HS
4/26/2016: He went 2-for-4 against Keio on April 26. He blasted a grand slam in the seventh. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/26/2016
久保田 昌也 Kubota, Masaya 177 77   6.0s Kokugakuin U, RyukokuDai Heian HS
10/4/2016: Kubota recorded two hits and two RBI against Chuo on October 4. He hit a two-run single to right in the first inning and a double to left-center in the ninth. Scouts from five teams were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 10/4/2016, Sponichi 10/5/2016  … 5/18/2016: He got the start in center and batted third against Toyo on May 18. He went 2-for-2 with a double, a solo home run, and three RBI. He also walked in a run in the fifth inning. Source: Daily Sports 5/18/2016 … 5/5/2016: He went 1-for-5 with a three-run home run in the sixth against Chuo on May 4. Source: Sponichi 5/5/2016 … 4/28/2016: He went 1-for-4 with an RBI and a stolen base against Senshu on April 27. Source: Sponichi 4/28/2016
秦 匠太朗 Hata, Shotaro 184 95     Senshu U, Nishogakusha HS
9/15/2016: He went 1-for-4 with three RBI against Kokugakuin on September 15. He walked in a run in the first inning and a two-run home run to left in the fifth inning. Source: Daily Sports 9/16/2016 … 4/28/2016: He went 2-for-3 with two RBI against Kokugakuin on April 29. He homered in his second straight game. Source: Nikkan Sports 4/29/2016
中澤 彰太 Nakazawa, Shota 177 76     Waseda U, Shizuoka HS
4/30/2016: He picked up his first hit in twenty trips to the plate against Hosei on April 30. Source: Sponichi 4/30/2016
小園 海斗 Kozono, Kaito 177 73 105 5.9 Hotoku Gakuen HS
7/15/2016: He got the start at short and batted lead-off against Suma Shofu on July 14. He struck out swinging in the first inning, then recorded singles to center in the third and fifth innings. Source: Sponichi 7/15/2016 … 5/1/2016: He started at short and batted lead-off against Kobe KokusaiDai and collected three hits. Source: Daily Sports 5/1/2016
柳町 達 Yanagimachi, Tatsuru 180 75     Keio U, Keio Gijuku HS
5/1/2016: He went 3-for-5 with two RBI against Tokyo on May 1. He started in center and batted seventh. He hit a two-run home run in the second inning. Source: Sanspo 5/1/2016
金子 凌也 Kaneko, Ryoya 180 83     Hosei U, NichiDai San HS
10/23/2016: He went 3-for-5 with three RBI against Tokyo on October 22. Source: Sponichi 10/23/2016 … 5/1/2016: He started at third and batted fifth against Waseda on May 1. He went 1-for-2 with a solo home run in the second inning. Source: Sponichi 5/1/2016
岩見 雅紀 Iwami, Masaki 187 110     Keio U, Hieizan HS
5/2/2016: He went 3-for-4 with two solo home runs and four RBI against Tokyo on April 1. He hit forty-seven home runs during high school. He has hit four so far during college. Source: Sanspo 5/2/2016
安田 尚憲 Yasuda, Hisanori 188 92 96m 6.7s  Riseisha HS
11/15/2016: He blasted the forty-fourth home run of his high school career during a game against Waseda on November 15. Source: Nikkan Soprts 11/16/2016 … 11/4/2016: He recorded timely hits in consecutive plate appearances against Shiga Gakuen on November 3. He hit an RBI single to right with a runner on third and two out in the third inning and an RBI double to right with runners on first and second and two out in the fifth inning. Source: Daily Sports 11/4/2016 … 10/15/2016: He recorded two hits and four RBI against Osaka Toin on October 15. He hit an RBI double in the fourth inning and a three-run home run in the sixth inning. Source: Daily Sports 10/15/2016, Sanspo 10/15/2016 … 9/10/2016: He recorded two hits and two RBI while batting third against Kunijima on September 10 — an RBI single to right in his second at bat and an RBI double to right in his fourth at bat. Source: Daily Sports 9/10/2016 … 8/1/2016: He record two RBI (sac fly to right, triple to right-center) against Konko Osaka on July 31. He finished the Osaka summer tournament 13-for-25 with two home runs and fifteen RBI in eight games. He currently has thirty-eight high school home runs. Source: Sponichi 8/1/2016 … 7/23/2016: He hit an RBI double in the first inning against Higashi OsakaDai Kashiwara on July 24. He also recorded a timely single to right in the third inning. Source: Sponichi 7/24/2016 … 7/16/2016: He hit a three-run home run against KansaiDai Daiichi on July 16. He now has thirty-seven high school home runs. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/16/2016 … 5/7/2016: He hit a two-run home run against TokaiDai Gyosei on May 7. He hit eight home runs through Fall 2015 and added twenty-two from March 2016. Source: Daily Sports 5/7/2016
岡田 悠希 Okada, Yuki 182 79     RyukokuDai Heian HS
9/24/2016: He recorded two hits and four RBI against Hanazono on September 24. He hit a two-run single to right in the first inning and a two-run home run to right in the third inning. Source: Daily Sports 9/25/2016 … 5/9/2016: He recorded two hits, an RBI, and stole a base against Kyoto Gaidai Nishi on May 8. Source: Daily Sports 5/9/2016
熊谷 敬宥 Kumagai, Takahiro 175 72     Rikkyo U, Sendai Ikuei HS
5/9/2016: He went 1-for-4 against Tokyo on May 9. He got the start at short and batted second. He hit a two-run home run in the first inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/9/2016
田中 和基 Tanaka, Kazuki 180 76     Rikkyo U, Seinan Gakiun HS
5/10/2016: He went 2-for-3 against Tokyo on May 9. He hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning. He started in right and batted fifth. Source: Sponichi 5/10/2016
牛島 将太 Ushijima, Shota 179 80     Meiji U, Moji Gakuen HS
9/12/2016: He hit a three-run home run in the 8th inning against Tokyo on September 11. Source: Sponichi 9/12/2016 … 5/15/2016: He went 3-for-5 with two solo home runs and two RBI against Waseda on May 14. His second home run of the day was a walk-off blast in the bottom of the eleventh. Source: Sponichi 5/15/2016
舩曳 海 Funabiki, Wataru 183 75     Hosei U, Tenri HS
5/15/2016: He got the start in left and batted eighth against Tokyo on May 22. He went 3-for-5 with a double. Source: Daily Sports 5/22/2016
西巻 賢二 Nishimaki, Kenji 167 60     Sendai Ikuei HS
5/24/2016: He went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two stolen bases against Tohoku Gakuin Tsutsujigaoka on May 23. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/24/2016
熊谷 星南 Kumagai, Sena 183 70     Hanamaki Higashi HS
5/28/2016: He recorded two hits, including a solo home run, and two RBI against MoriokaDaiFu on May 28. He has hit thirty-three home runs playing high school baseball. Source: Nikkan Sports 5/28/2016
細川 成也 Hosokawa, Seiya 177 78 100 6.2 Meishu Gakuen Hitachi HS
7/26/2016: He recorded a complete game against Joso Gakuin. He allowed a run on six hits, but did not receive any offensive support. He went 0-for-4 at the plate while batting clean up. Source: Sponichi 7/26/2016, Sanspo 7/27/2016 … 7/25/2016: He hit the sixty-third high school home run of his career on July 25 against Kasumigaura. It was a three-run home run in the first inning. Ten scouts from five teams were at the game. He allowed a run on four hits and struck out eleven. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/26/2016 … 7/23/2016: He recorded his sixty-second high school home run on July 23 against Suijo. He tossed a five-hit shutout and struck out ten. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/24/2016 … 7/19/2016: He started in right and batted third against Mitsukaido Daiichi on July 17. He went 1-for-1 with four BB/HBPs. He took the mound partway through the sixth and did not allow a run over 1.2 innings of work. Source: Sanspo 7/19/2016 … 7/14/2016: He tossed a shutout agianst Ishioka Daiichi on July 14. He allowed four hits and struck out eight. Scouts from five teams, including Chunichi and Yokohama, were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/14/2016 … 7/10/2016: He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against Koda DaiSan on July 10 (he got the start in right and batted third). He also pitched in relief: he took the mound in the fourth with the bases loaded and no out and allowed one run to score on an infield hit. He went on to toss seven shutout innings and allowed two hits and struck out thirteen. Scouts from five teams (Yokohama, Hanshin, Hiroshima, Nippon Ham, Lotte) were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 7/10/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/10/2016, Sports Hochi 7/10/2016 … 6/30/2016: He has fifty-nine high school home runs and can throw the ball at 146km/h. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2016 … 5/29/2016: He hit a three-run home run during a practice game against TokaiDai Sagami on May 28. He has hit fifty-two home runs while playing high school baseball. Source: Sanspo 5/29/2016
内山 竣 Uchiyama, Shun 175 72     Meiji U, Shizuoka HS
5/31/2016: He went 3-for-4 with an RBI against Hosei on May 31. He entered the game as a pinch-hitter in the sixth inning and picked up his first hit at Jingu (single to center). He recorded an RBI single to right in the tenth and a single to right in the twelfth. Source: Sponichi 5/31/2016
高瀬 雄大 Takase, Yudai 178 66     Meiji U, Nagasaki Nishi HS
6/1/2016: He was a double away from a cycle during a game against Rikkyo on June 1. He recorded a single to center in the first, a two-run home run to left in the third, and a triple to center in the fourth. He was replaced by a pinch-hitter for his at bat in the sixth. He hit twenty home runs during his high school career. Source: Sponichi 6/1/2016
工藤 俊 Kudo, Shun 174 66 100 5.9s Sagamitana HS
7/15/2016: He recorded three hits and stole two bases against Shinei on July 14. He hit a two-run triple in th third inning. Source: Sponichi 7/15/2016 … 6/12/2016: He has so far hit sixteen home runs playing high school baseball. His primary position has been shortstop. He does have an interest in playing professionally. Source: Sponichi 6/12/2016
加藤 修平 Kato, Shuhei 177 83   6.1s Iwata Higashi HS
6/12/2016: As a pitcher, he tops 142km/h. As a hitter, he has so far recorded twenty-five high school home runs. Eight pro teams have already started checking on his progress. He hit five home runs in six practice games in May. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/12/2016
村上 宗隆 Murakami, Munetaka 185 86     Kyushu Gakuin HS
6/12/2016: He hit a solo home run during a practice game against Toko Gakuen on June 12. This was his third home run in three days. He now has eighteen high school home runs. He moved from first to catcher last fall. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/12/2016
木村 天響 Kimura, Takanari 180 81     Tomishima HS
6/23/2016: Initial entry.
五十幡 亮汰 Isobata, Ryota 173 62     Sano NichiDai HS
6/23/2016: Initial entry.
野中 翔太 Nonaka, Shota 183 95     Saga Shogyo HS
7/13/2016: He hit a grand slam against Tosu Shogyo on July 12. Source: Sponichi 7/13/2016 … 6/23/2016: Initial entry.
石垣 雅海 Ishigaki, Masami 180 84 100m 5.9s Sakata Minami HS
10/18/2016: He has not team preference. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/18/2016 … 7/20/2016: He would like to turn pro. He has thirty-seven high school home runs. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/20/2016 … 7/17/2016: He walked three times and was hit by a pitch once against NichiDai Yamagata on July 17. Seven scouts from five teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/18/2016 … Source: 7/15/2016: He recorded three hits, including two home runs, and seven RBI against Tsuruoka Kogyo on July 15. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/15/2016 … 6/24/2016: He so far has thirty-two high school home runs. He recently went 6-for-7 with two home runs in two practice games. Source: Sports Hochi 6/24/2016 … 6/23/2016: Initial entry.
今井 順之助 Imai, Junnosuke 178 84     Chukyo HS
8/14/2016: He has sixty-eight high school home runs. He is interested in turning pro. Source: Nikkan Sports 8/14/2016 … 6/26/2016: Initial entry.
増田 珠 Masuda, Shu 180 75     Yokohama HS
9/28/2016: He pitched in a game against Keio on September 27. He tossed two shutout innings in relief and struck out four. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/28/2016 … 9/15/2016: He went 3-for-4, including a double to right in the fourth, a triple to right in the sixth, and a solo home run in the ninth, against Soyo on September 15. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/16/2016, Sponichi 9/16/2016 … 8/1/2016: He has twelve high school home runs. Source: ZakZak 8/1/2016 … 7/29/2016: He hit two home runs against Keio on July 31: two-run home run to left-center in the first inning, two run home run to left in the fifth inning. Source: Daily Sports 7/31/2016 … 7/30/2016: He recorded an RBI double in the third inning against Toko Gakuen on July 30. Source: Daily Sports 7/30/2016 … 6/27/2016: Initial entry.
小園 海斗 Kozono, Kaito 177 73     Hotoku Gakuen HS
6/29/2016: Initial entry.
伊藤 翼咲 Ito, Tsubasa 189 86     Fujieda Meisei HS
6/30/2016: He has fifty-one high school home runs. He reach fifty on June 11. He can also hit the 140km/h range. Eight teams have already checked on him. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2016
鈴木 将平 Suzuki, Shohei 173 74   5.8s Shizuoka HS
9/8/2016: He is planning to submit his draft eligibility form on September 16. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/8/2016 … 9/6/2016: He is planning to submit a draft eligibility form. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/6/2016 … 8/31/2016: He has been using wooden bats during practices for the last three years. Source: Sanspo 8/31/2016 … 7/22/2016: He collected four hits (including a two-run home run and a triple) and four RBI against Yokosuka on July 21. He has nineteen high school home runs. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2016 … 6/30/2016: He has sixteen high school home runs. Source: Nikkan Sports 6/30/2016
中川 颯 Nakagawa, Hayate 184 79     Toko Gakuen HS
7/2/2016: He played in a game against Urawa Gakuin on July 1. He went 3-for-3 with an RBI and two walks. He also took the mound in the sixth inning and gave up a run on three hits over four innings and topped out at 132km/h. Hanshin and Lotte scouts were at the game. He has twenty-five high school home runs. Source: Sanspo 7/2/2016
林中 勇輝 Hayashinaka, Yuki 180 72     Tsuruga Kehi HS
7/2/2016: Initial entry.
北村 進太郎 Kitamura, Shintaro 163 78     Fukui KoDai Fukui HS
7/2/2016: Initial entry.
堀内 卓哉 Horiuchi, Takuya 175 86     Takaoka Shogyo HS
7/8/2016: Initial entry.
野村 大樹 Nomura, Daiju 172 79     Waseda HS
10/30/2016: He blasted the twentieth home run of his high school career during a game against Kokushikan on October 30. Source: Tokyo Sports 10/30/2016 … 9/10/2016: He went 2-for-4 with four RBI against Risshisha on September 10. He hit a three-run home run in the fourth inning. He now has fourteen high school home run. Source: Tokyo Sports 9/10/2016 … 9/4/2016: He started at third and batted fourth against Hachioji Soshi on September 3. He collected two hits and three RBI. Source: Sanspo 9/4/2016 … 7/14/2016: He got the start at third and batted fourth hit against Akiraudai on July 14 and hit a two-run home run. Source: Tokyo Sports 7/14/2016, Daily Sports 7/14/2016, Sponichi 7/14/2016 … 7/11/2016: He knew he wanted to attend Waseda when he saw  Yuki Saito pitch during the 2006 Sumer Koshien when he was six. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/11/2016 … 7/10/2016: He got the start at third and batted clean-up against Keimei Gakuen on July 10 and recorded a three-run home run in the third inning. It was the fifth home run of his high school career. Source: Nikkan Spots 7/10/2016
糸野 雄星 Itono, Yusei 174 76     Meishu Gakuen Hitachi HS
721/2016: He blasted his forty-seventh high school home run against Tsukuba KokusaiDai Harukaze on July 21. Scouts from three teams were at the game. Source: Daily Sports 7/21/2016, Daily Sports 7/22/2016 … 7/10/2016: He hit a game-winning solo home run against Koga DaiSan on July 10. The home run was the forty-sixth of his high school career. Source: Daily Sports 7/10/2016
内村 僚 Uchimura, Ryo 178 75     Ariake HS
7/13/2016: He went 1-for-3 (2B, F8, G4, G5) against Yatsushiro Higashi on July 12. Scouts from Lotte, Yokohama, and Yakult were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/13/2016
小園 海斗 Kozono, Kaito 178 73 105m 5.9s Hotoku Gakuen HS
7/13/2016: He made the U15 Samurai Japan team in 2015. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/13/2016
郡 拓也 Kori, Takuya 178 75 120m 6.0s Teikyo HS
7/24/2016: He collected two hits and two steals against Joto on July 24. He hit a two-run home run to left in the first inning and stole second in the third and seventh innings. It was the twelfth high school home run of his career. He would like to turn pro. Source: Daily Sports 7/25/2016 … 7/17/2016: He recorded a hit, then stole second and third in the fourth inning against Seisoku only July 16. He stole four bases in the game. He can throw the ball to second in 1.9 seconds. Source: Sanspo 7/17/2016
嶋田 翔 Shimada, Sho 182 81     Jutoku HS
7/17/2016: He collected two hits, including a double, against Meiwa-Kenoh on July 17. He has thirty-three high schools home runs. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/17/2016
石原 彪 Ishihara, Tsuyoshi 171 86   6.0s Kyoto Shoei HS
8/11/2016: He would like to continue playing baseball after high school. He is interested in turning pro. Source: Tokyo Sports 8/10/2016 … 7/25/2016: He went hitless against Fukuchiyama Seibu on July 25. His throw to second is about 1.8 seconds. Zero stolen bases in six Kyoto summer tournament games so far. Source: Sponichi 7/26/2016 … 7/24/2016: He recorded two hits and three RBI against Ritsumeikan Uji on July 24. … Source: Nikkan Sports 7/25/2016 … 7/22/2016: He collected two hits and two RBI against Kyoto Bunkyo on July 22. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/22/2016, Daily Sports 7/22/2016 … 7/21/2016: He hit a game-tying three-run home run in the ninth inning against Hokuryo on July 21. He has forty-two high school home runs. Source: Sponichi 7/21/2016, Sponichi 7/22/2016 … 7/18/2016: He went 1-for-4 against Rakusei on July 18. He scored from second on a single to center in the second inning. Source: Daily Sports 7/18/2016
公家 響 Kuge, Hibiki 180 78     Yokohama HS
7/28/2016: He collected two hits and three RBI against Yokohama Hayato on July 28. He hit three home runs during the Kanagawa summer tournament. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/28/2016 … 7/18/2016: He hit a three-run home run against Mukai-no Oka Kogyo on July 17. It was twenty-fifth home run of his high school career. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/18/2016
栗原 健 Kurihara, Ken 170 73   5.8s Tokoha Kikugawa HS
9/15/2016: He decided not to submit his draft eligibility form because he feels he is not ready and will instead go to college. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/15/2016 … 7/27/2016: He hit his forty-eighth high school home run against Fukuroi on July 27. Source: Sponichi 7/27/2016 … 7/26/2016: He blasted the forty-seventh high school home run of his career on July 26 against Tokoha Tachibana. Source: Sponichi 7/26/2016 … 7/18/2016: He started in center and batted lead-off against Iwata Kita on July 17. He went 2-for-3 and recorded the forty-sixth home run of his high school career. He stole second in the sixth inning. Scouts from six teams were at the game. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/18/2016, Sponichi 7/18/2016
高橋 優斗 Takahashi, Yuto 180 80     AiKoDai Meiden HS
7/31/2016: He went 0-for-4 with two strikeouts against Toho on July 31. Source: Sponichi 7/31/2016 … 7/18/2016: He hit a two-run home run against Shigakukan on July 18. He has forty-seven high school home runs. Source: Nikkan Sports 7/18/2016
福元 悠真 Fukumoto, Yuma 178 75 100m 6.3s Chiben Gakuen HS
7/19/2016: He hit a two-run home run against Takada Shogyo on July 18. He has hit twenty-five high school home runs. Source: Sponichi 7/19/2016, Nikkan Sports 7/19/2016
渡部 健人 Watanabe, Kento 175 105     Nihon Wellness HS
7/21/2016: He would like to turn pro after high school. Source: Sponichi 7/21/2016 … 7/19/2016: He hit home runs in consecutive at bats against Dokkyo on July 18. He missed a year because his family moved and he had to change schools. Source: Sponichi 7/19/2016
持田 大和 Mochida, Yamato 178 66     Josuikan HS
7/24/2016: He hit a two-run triple in the first inning against Koryo on July 24. Source: Daily Sports 7/24/2016 … 7/23/2016: He recorded two hits (RBI single to center in the fourth and two-run home run to right in the fifth) against Miyajima Kogyo on July 23. Source: Daily Sports 7/23/2016
松下 壮悟 Matsushita, Sogo 179 82     Seisa Kokusai Shonan HS
7/23/2016: He went 4-for-5 with four RBI (including a solo home run in the second and a three-run home run in the ninth) against Komyo Gakuen Sagamihara on July 22. He is 10-for-13 with six RBI during the Kanagawa tournament so far. Source: Sponichi 7/23/2016
馬越 大地 Umagoshi, Daichi 178 90   6.7s Shiga Gakuen Shonan HS
7/23/2016: He went 3-for-4 with three RBI against Kosen on July 23. He homered in his third straight game. He is 11-for-14 with eleven RBI and three home runs in four Shiga summer tournament this year. Source: Daily Sports 7/24/2016
寺西 建 Teranishi, Takeru 191 93     Seiryo HS
7/28/2016: He hit the seventh high school home run of his career during a game against Nihon Koku Ishikawa on July 27. Source: Sponichi 7/28/2016
辰己 涼介 Tatsumi, Ryosuke 178 68     Ritsumeikan U, Yashiro HS
9/3/2016: He recorded three hits and four RBI against Kyoto on September 3. He recorded a single to left-center in the first inning, a three-run home run in the fifth, and an RBI single to right in the ninth inning. Source: Daily Sports 9/3/2016
北村 拓己 Kitamura, Takumi 181 87     Asia U, Seiryo HS
9/6/2016: He recorded three hits and four RBI against Senshu on September 5. He hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning. Source: Sponichi 9/6/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/6/2016
陣 翔大 Jin, Shota 180 85     Asahikawa Jitsugyo HS
9/11/2016: He spoke about filing for draft eligibility, but has since indicated that he would like to go to college to hone his skills. He is said to be interested in going to a Tohto League college. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/11/2016
中山 翔太 Nakayama, Shota 185 88     Riseisha HS, Hosei U
9/11/2016: He recorded four hits and four RBI against Waseda on September 10. He hit a two-run home run in the second and a two-run double with the bases loaded and one out in the fifth. Source: Sponichi 9/11/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/11/2016
八木 健太郎 Yagi, Kentaro 176 77     Waseda HS, Waseda U
9/12/2016: He recorded two hits and two RBI against Hosei on September 12. Source: Sponichi 9/12/2016
山本 ダンテ武蔵 Yamamoto, Dante Musashi 174 74 100m 6.1 Osaka Toin HS
10/2/2016: He recorded three doubles and four RBI against Hanai on October 2. He hit a three-run double in the third, an RBI double in the fifth, and a double in the seventh. Source: Daily Sports 10/2/2016 … 9/17/2016: He went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a stolen base against Izumi on September 16. He recorded two timely hits in the first inning and a double to left-center in the third. His father is American and his mother is Japanese. His father, Charles Mason, is a sumo fan and named him after former sumo wrestler Musashimaru Koyo. He was a catcher when he started playing high school ball and was converted to an outfielder. Source: Sanspo 9/17/2016, Daily Sports 9/18/2016, Nikkan Sports 9/18/2016
河本 光平 Kawamoto, Kohei 168 72     Okayama Gakugeikan HS, Kobe Gakuin U
10/7/2016: He pushed his hit total to ninety-one against Ryukoku on October 7. Two teams have submitted enquiries. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/7/2016 … 9/24/2016: He recorded three hits and an RBI against Osaka Shogyo on September 24, including a two-out RBI triple to right in the seventh inning. He is seventeen hits away from 100. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/25/2016
佐藤 拓也 Sato, Takuya 173 76     Urawa Gakuin HS, Rikkyo U
10/10/2016: He notched his 100th college hit with a double to left in the sixth inning of a game against Tokyo on October 10. He finished the day with three hits and pushed his hit total to 101. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/10/2016, Nikkan Sports 10/11/2016 … 10/9/2016: He notched three hits against Tokyo on October 9. Source: Sponichi 10/10/2016 … 9/28/2016: He recorded three hits and two RBI against Waseda on September 27. He now has ninety-five college hits. Source: Sponichi 9/28/2016
矢吹 栄希 Yabuki, Haruki 179 70     Seiko Gakuin HS
9/28/2016: Initial entry. Source: Nikkan Sports 9/28/2016
中川 圭太 Nakagawa, Keita 180 75     PL Gakuen HS, Toyo U
9/29/2016: He hit a solo home run against Senshu on September 28. The home run was he second of his college career. He hit twenty-nine home runs when he was in high school. Source: Sponichi 9/29/2016
川口 貴都 Kawaguchi, Takato 181 88     Kokugakuin Kugayama HS, Meiji U
10/2/2016: He hit home runs in consecutive trips to the plate against Hosei on October 2. He hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning and a home run to lead off the seventh. Source: Daily Sports 10/2/2016, Sponichi 10/2/2016
源田 壮亮 Genda, Sosuke 179 73     Oita Shogyo HS, Aichi Gakuin U, Toyota
10/5/2016: He went 1-for-3 with a walk against FedEx on October 4. Source: Daily Sports 10/5/2016
若林 将平 Wakabayashi, Shohei 180 86     Riseisha HS
11/6/2016: He recorded two hits, including a two-run home run, and three RBI against Kobe Kokusai Daigaku Fuzoku on November 5. Source: Sanspo 11/6/2016 … 10/8/2016: He recorded three hits and three RBI against Kansai Soka HS on October 8. Source: Daily Sports 10/8/2016
中山 悠輝 Nakayama, Yuki 185 81 100 6.2s PL Gakuen HS, Tokyo Gas
10/16/2016: Initial entry. Source: Sponichi 10/16/2016
正木 智也 Masaki, Tomoya 181 80     Keio Gijuku HS
10/24/2016: He blasted the thirty-third home run of his high school career during a game against Hanasaki Tokuharu on October 23. Source: Sponichi 10/24/2016
金成 麗生 Kanari, Leo 193 101     NichiDaiSan HS
11/23/2016: He started at first and batted clean-up against Toritsu Higashi Yamato on November 23. He went 5-for-6 with two RBI. He hit a home run in the fifth inning, the nineteenth of his high school career. Source: Sponichi 11/24/2016 … 11/3/2016: He recorded four hits and five RBI against Waseda Jitsugyo on November 3. He hit a three-run home run in the fifth inning and a two-run double in the ninth inning. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/3/2016 … 10/31/2016: He is a first base man now, but was a pitcher up until the summer. His nickname is DiCaprio, from Leonardo DiCaprio. Source: Nikkan Sports 10/31/2016 … 10/30/2016: He recorded two hits and three RBI against Hino on October 30. He hit a double to right in the second inning and a three-run home run to right in the sixth inning. He now has fourteen high school home runs. His father is from the United States, his mother is from Japan. His back muscle strength is over 300 kilograms. Source: Daily Sports 10/30/2016
古賀 悠斗 Koga, Yuto 174 74     Fukuoka Daigaku Ohori HS
11/14/2016: He was converted from short to catcher three months ago. He was a shortshop before he was moved to third when he first started playing high school baseball. He was moved to catcher because he has a strong arm. He blasted his forty-first high school home run during a game against Meitoku Gijkuku on November 13. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/14/2016