The NPB announced that the following five players filed for free agency. Team will be able to negotiate with free agents beginning on November 15.
2018 Free Agents
|Pos||Name JPN||Name ENG||Age||Type||2018 Team||2018 Salary||Class||Compensation||Source|
|C||炭谷 銀仁朗||Ginjiro Sumitani||31||International||Seibu||110.00M||B||Yomiuri Giants
Tetsuya Utsumi + 40% of 2018 salary
|INF||浅村 栄斗||Hideto Asamura||28||Domestic||Seibu||210.00M||B||Rakuten Eagles
60% of 2018 salary (126M yen)
|P||西勇 輝||Yuki Nishi||28||Domestic||Orix||120.00M||B||Hanshin Tigers
Daichi Takeyasu + 40% of 2018 salary
|OF||丸 佳浩||Yoshihiro Maru||29||Domestic||Hiroshima||210.00M||A||Yomiuri Giants
+ 50% of 2018 salary (150M yen)
|INF||中村 剛也||Takeya Nakamura||35||International||Seibu||280.00M||A||Exercised option and will remain with Seibu.||11/08|
Free Agent Classes
Source: NPB 11/14/20180 Comments
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I was hoping to live blog the draft again this year, but due to scheduling issues beyond my control (I have a meeting and I have to pick-up my daughter from day care), I probably won’t be able to provide any real-time updates. If I have time, I might be able to get in some of the later rounds, but I can’t say for sure. I will, however, post the final results after the draft. I will also try to include individual player grades from the various media outlets.
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Best of Seven (Hiroshima has one game advantage)
Hiroshima sweeps series, 4-0.
Best of Seven (Seibu has one game advantage)
Softbank wins series, 4-2.
SP: van den Hurk
W: van den Hurk
Home Run Derby
|Hiroshima: Info, Official SC Site||Softbank: Info, Official SC Site|
|Hanshin: Info, Official SC Site||Seibu: Info, Official SC Site|
|Yokohama: Info, Official SC Site||Rakuten: Info, Official SC Site|
|Yomiuri: Info||Orix: Info, Official SC Site|
|Chunichi: Info, Official SC Site||Nippon Ham: Info, Official SC Site|
|Yakult: Info, Official SC Site||Lotte: Info, Official SC Site|
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The NPB announced on November 15 that the following seven players filed for free agency. Team will be able to negotiate with free agents beginning on November 16.
|Pos||Name JPN||Name ENG||Age||Type||2017 Team||2017 Salary||Class||Compensation||YakyuDB|
|P||野上 亮磨||Nogami, Ryoma||30||Domestic||Seibu||50.00M||B||Hayato Takagi + 40% salary||Yomiuri|
|P||増井 浩俊||Masui, Hirotoshi||33||Domestic||Nippon Ham||220.00M||A||80% salary||Orix|
|INF||大和||Maeda, Yamato||30||Domestic||Hanshin||50.00M||B||Yuya Onaka + 40% salary||Yokohama|
|C||鶴岡 慎也||Tsuruoka, Shinya||36||International||Softbank||76.00M||C||n/a||Nippon Ham|
|P||平野 佳寿||Hirano, Yoshihisa||33||International||Orix||300.00M||A||n/a||Arizona Diamondbacks|
|C||大野 奨太||Ono, Shota||30||International||Nippon Ham||55.00M||B||60% salary||Chunichi|
|P||涌井 秀章||Wakui, Hideaki||31||International||Lotte||250.00M||A|