Tag Archive: Yakult Swallows

YAK

[11/19/2018] Yakult Swallows uniform number changes

The Yakult Swallows announced uniform numbers changes for the following three players:

  • Nobuyuki Okumura = 56 → 00
  • Ryota Fujii = 51 → 0
  • Kazuki Kondo = 70 → 20

Source: Yakult 11/19/2018

0 Comments
YAK

Yakult Swallows 2019 Coaching Staff

Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
80 監督
Manager
小川 淳司
Junji Ogawa
86 ヘッドコーチ
Head Coach
宮本 慎也
Shinya Miyamoto
89 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
田畑 一也
Kazuya Tabata
98 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
石井 弘寿
Hirotoshi Ishii
81 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
石井 琢朗
Takuro Ishii
76 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
宮出 隆自
Ryuji Miyade
95 内野守備走塁コーチ
INF/Base Coach
土橋 勝征
Katsuyuki Dobashi
71 外野守備走塁コーチ
OF/Base Coach
河田 雄祐
Yusuke Kawada
83 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
衣川 篤史
Atsushi Kinugawa
74 巡回コーチ
Roving Coach
杉村 繁
Shigeru Sugimura

Ni-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
99 監督
Manager
高津 臣吾
Shingo Takatsu
78 チーフコーチ
Chief Coach
橋上 秀樹
Hideki Hashigami
72 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
小野寺 力
Chikara Onodera
84 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
松岡 健一
Kenichi Matsuoka
82 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
松元ユウイチ
Yuichi Matsumoto
85 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
北川 博敏
Hirotoshi Kitagawa
75 内野守備走塁コーチ
INF/Base Coach
森岡 良介
Ryosuke Morioka
73 外野守備走塁コーチ
OF/Base Coach
福地 寿樹
Kazuki Fukuchi
87 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
福川 将和
Masakazu Fukukawa

Source: Yakult 10/31/2018

0 Comments
YAK

2018 Yakult Swallows Draft Results

Round Name Pos Team T B Ht Wt DOB NK SA SP SH DS TC
1 清水 昇
Shimizu, Noboru
P 国学院大
Kokugakuin U
R L 180 84 1996/10/15 A A A A A A
2 中山 翔太
Nakayama, Shota
OF 法政大
Hosei U
R R 185 95 1996/09/22 B B B B B B
3 市川 悠太
Ichikawa, Yuta
P 明徳義塾高
Meitoku Gijuku HS
R R 184 76 2001/03/29 B B B B B B
4 濱田 太貴
Hamada, Taiki
OF 明豊高
Meiho HS
R R 178 80 2000/09/04 B C B C B  
5 坂本 光士郎
Sakamoto, Koshiro
P 新日鐵住金広畑
Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Hirohata
L L 180 74 1994/09/09 B B B B B A
6 鈴木 裕太
Suzuki, Yuta
P 日本文理高
Nihon Bunri HS
R R 182 87 2000/08/02 C B C   C B
7 久保 拓眞
Kubo, Takuma
P 九州共立大
Kyushu Kyoritsu U 
L L 175 75 1996/07/27 C B        
8 吉田 大成
Yoshida, Taisei
INF 明治安田生命
Meiji Yasuda Seimei
R L 174 78 1995/03/07   C C      
I1 内山 太嗣
Uchiyama, Taishi
C 栃木 (BCL)
Tochigi
R R 172 77 1996/04/21     B      
I2 松本 友
Matsumoto, Yu
INF 福井 (BCL)
Fukui
R L 180 82 1995/02/05 B C C   C  

Notes

  • Lottery Ticket Picker: Manager Junji Ogawa
    • First Pick: 根尾 昂 Neo, Akira
    • Second Pick: 上茶谷 大河 Kamichatani, Taiga
0 Comments
YAK

Yakult Swallows: 2018 Fall Camp

The Yakult Swallows released some information about fall camp:

  • November 1 (Thu) – November 21 (Wed)
  • Days off: November 8 (Thu), 15 (Thu)
  • Venue: Botchan Stadium

Source: Yakult 10/24/2018

0 Comments
YAK

[10/15/2018] Shinichi Takeuchi to retire

The media learned on October 14 that thirty-four-year-old Shinichi Takeuchi is planning to retire. The Yakult Swallows could offer him a job in the organization. An official announcement is expected within the next few days.

Source: Sanspo 10/15/2018, Sponichi 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018

[UPDATE 10/16 @ 7:05am]

The Swallows announced on October 15 that Takeuchi is retiring. Takuechi also held a press conference to announce his decision. He will remain in the organization with a staff job.

Notes

  • This was a difficult year for Takeuchi. He got hurt before opening day and then missed some time around the All-Star break. He had a hard time at Ni-gun because he wanted to stay sharp by practicing, but was also worried about getting hurt. The young players around him also made things difficult for him. All these things combined pushed him toward retirement.
  • Takeuchi was unsure about how things were going to turn out the last two or three years.
  • Takeuchi jokingly said Norichika Aoki pushed him out of the starting line-up. Aoki’s return meant less time for him at first base because Tomotaka Sakaguchi would also see some playing time at first.

Source: Yakult 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018, Daily Sports 10/15/2018, Daily Sports 10/15/2018

0 Comments
YAK

2018 Yakult Swallows Staff Changes/Updates

Status Name JPN Name ENG Current Position Notes Official
MV 福川将和 Masakazu Fukukawa Staff [10/30] The Swallows announced that they added Hashigami as a Ni-gun battery coach. 10/30
NEW 橋上秀樹 Hideki Hashigami Former Seibu Coach [10/30] The Swallows announced that they added Hashigami as a Ni-gun chief coach. … [10/23] The Swallows could offer Hashigami a job as Ni-gun chief coach. Sponchi 10/23/2018, Sports Hochi 10/23/2018 10/30
OUT 野口寿浩 Toshihiro Noguchi Ichi-gun Battery Coach [10/15] The Swallows announced they will not offer Noguchi a new contract for 2019. … [10/15] Noguchi is not expected to return next year. Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018 10/15
OUT 赤堀元之 Motoyuki Akahori Ni-gun Pitching Coach [10/15] The Swallows announced they will not offer Akahori a new contract for 2019. … [10/15] Akahori is not expected to return next year. Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018 10/15
MV 衣川篤史 Atsushi Kinugawa Scorer [10/22] The Swallows announced that Kinugawa agreed to become an Ichi-gun battery coach next year. … [10/15] The Swallows could offer Kinugawa a job as Ichi-gun battery coach. Sanspo 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018, Sponichi 10/16/2018 10/30
10/22
NEW 松岡健一 Kenichi Matsuoka Retiring [10/30] The Swallows announced that they added Matsuoka as a Ni-gun pitching coach. … [10/15] Matsuoka could remain in the organization as a Ni-gun pitching coach. Sanspo 10/15/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018, Sponichi 10/16/2018 10/30
OUT 三木肇 Hajime Miki Ni-gun Chief Coach [10/30] The Swallows announced that they are parting ways with Miki. … [10/15] There is a good chance Miki will not return next year. Sponichi 10/15/2018 10/30
OUT 野村克則 Katsunori Nomura Ni-gun Battery Coach [10/30] The Swallows announced that they are parting ways with Nomura. … [10/15] There is a good chance Nomura will not return next year. Sponichi 10/15/2018 10/30
0 Comments
YAK

2018 Yakult Swallows Player Movement

Status Name JPN Name ENG Notes
OUT ウルキデス Jason Urquidez [11/13] The NPB announced that Urquidez cleared waivers and is now a free agent. NPB Transactions
カラシティー Matt Carasiti [11/14] The Swallows will make a decision on Carasiti after considering their options. Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018
ハフ Dave Huff [11/14] The Swallows will make a decision on Huff after considering their options. Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018 … [10/16] Huff is interested in returning to the Swallows next year. Source: Sponichi 10/16/2018
ブキャナン David Buchanan [10/15] Buchanan will be in the second year of a two-year contract next season. Sports Hochi 10/15/2018
バレンティン Wladimir Balentien [11/14] The Swallows are talking to Balentien about 2019. Nikkan Sports 11/14/2018 … [10/15] Balentien would like to play for the Swallows for another two to three years. However, money is an issue for the Swallows. They may not be able to give him much more than he is currently making. However, they could offer more years. Tokyo Sports 10/15/2018 … [10/15] Balentien could earn his domestic free agent option next year. Sports Hochi 10/15/2018 … [10/15] The Swallows are planning to make Balentien an offer. Nikkan Sports 10/15/2018 … [10/14] Balentien told reporters that he hoped to return to the Swallows next year. Sponichi 10/14/2018, Daily Sports 10/14/2018
館山昌平 Shohei Tateyama [10/07] Not ready to retire. Next year will be his seventeenth season. Sponichi 10/7/2018
0 Comments
YAK

2018 Yakult Swallows Phoenix League Roster

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 秋吉 亮 Ryo Akiyoshi
P 寺島 成輝 Naruki Terashima
P 蔵本 治孝 Harutaka Kuramoto
P 山田 大樹 Hiroki Yamada
P 村中 恭兵 Kyohei Muranaka
P 高橋 奎二 Keiji Takahashi
P 沼田 拓巳 Takumi Numata
P 中澤 雅人 Masato Nakazawa
P 屋宜 照悟 Shogo Yagi
P ウルキデス Jason Urquidez
P 平井 諒 Ryo Hirai
P 山中 浩史 Hirofumi Yamanaka
P ジュリアス Julius Higuma
C 松本 直樹 Naoki Matsumoto
C 大村 孟 Hajime Omura
C 山川 晃司 Koji Yamakawa
INF 谷内 亮太 Ryota Yachi
INF 渡邉 大樹 Daiki Watanabe
INF 藤井 亮太 Ryota Fujii
INF 村上 宗隆 Munetaka Murakami
INF 三輪 正義 Masayoshi Miwa
OF 山崎 晃大朗 Kotaro Yamasaki
OF 田代 将太郎 Shotaro Tashiro

Source: Yakult 10/4/2018

0 Comments
YAK HAM

[10/2/2018] Yakult secures second in CL, Nippon Ham third in PL

The Yakult Swallows secured second place in the Central League with their 3-2 victory over the Yokohama Bay Stars. The Nippon Ham Fighters settled for third in the Pacific League after they dropped their game against the Seibu Lions 3-2 and the Softbank Hawks beat the Chiba Lotte Marines 4-2.

The First Stage of the Central League Climax Series will take place at Jingu Stadium. The First Stage of the Pacific League Climax Series will take place at YafuOku Dome.

Source: Sponichi 10/2/2018, Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Sanspo 10/2/2018

0 Comments
YAK

[10/2/2018] Norichika Aoki hurts left hamstring

Norichika Aoki was replaced by a pinch-runner after he hurt his left hamstring while running out a bunt single in the eighth inning of a game against the Yokohama Bay Stars at Jingu Stadium on October 2. He will most likely be examined at a hospital on October 3. The Yakult Swallows are planning to take him off the active roster.

Source: Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Daily Sports 10/2/2018, Sponichi 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/2/2018, Sanspo 10/2/2018

0 Comments
NPB Standings [Full]
G W L T
Hiroshima 143 88 51 4
Hanshin 143 78 61 4
Yokohama 143 73 65 5
Yomiuri 143 72 68 3
Chunichi 143 59 79 5
Yakult 143 45 96 2
G W L T
Softbank 143 94 49 0
Seibu 143 79 61 3
Rakuten 143 77 63 3
Orix 143 63 79 1
Nippon Ham 143 60 83 0
Lotte 143 54 87 2
Don't forget to check these out!