Tag Archive: Yokohama Bay Stars


[11/20/2018] Yokohama Bay Stars add Toru Komura and Daisuke Nakai

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced that they reached agreements with Toru Komura and former Yomiuri Giant Daisuke Nakai. Uniform numbers have not yet been assigned.

Komura was originally drafted by Yokohama in the eighth round of the 2011 draft. He spent three years in their organization, but struggled with right shoulder problems and never made it to Ichi-gun. He retired after he was released by Yokohama in 2014 and remained with the team as a batting practice pitcher. He left the Bay Stars after 2015 and signed with the Shikoku Island League’s Ehime Mandarin Pirates. He spent two seasons with Ehime and played for the BC League’s Toyama GRN Thunderbirds this year.

Nakai spent ten years in the Yomiuri Giants organization and posted a slash line of .244/.301/.351 over 345 games.

Source: Yokohama 11/20/2018 (Komura), Yokohama 11/20/2018 (Nakai), Daily Sports 11/20/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/20/2018, Daily Sports 11/20/2018

[UPDATE 11/27 @ 11:07am]

The Bay Stars held press conferences for Komura and Nakai on November 26. Komura was assigned the uniform number 67 and Nakai the uniform number 0.

According to media reports, Komura agreed to a salary worth an estimated six million yen and Nakai a salary worth an estimated 12 million yen.

Source: Komura – Yokohama 11/26/2018, Sports Hochi 11/26/2018, Nikkan Sports 11/27/2018, Sponichi 11/27/2018; Nakai – Yokohama 11/26/2018, Sports Hochi 11/26/2018, Daily Sports 11/26/2018, Sanspo 11/27/2018


Kakeru Ayabe: Did You Know

Relationships and Family


Ayabe tweeted on November 7 that he got married during the season.

Source: Sponichi 11/8/2018


Yokohama Bay Stars 2019 Coaching Staff

Ichi-gun Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
80 監督
Alex Ramirez
83 ヘッドコーチ
Head Coach
青山 道雄
Michio Aoyama
76 チーフ打撃コーチ
Chief Hitting Coach
田代 富雄
Tomio Tashiro
77 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
坪井 智哉
Tomochika Tsuboi
18 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
三浦 大輔
Daisuke Miura
73 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
木塚 敦志
Atsushi Kizuka
88 内野守備走塁コーチ
INF/Base Coach
永池 恭男
Yasuo Nagaike
75 外野守備走塁コーチ
OF/Base Coach
上田 佳範
Yoshinori Ueda
74 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
鶴岡 一成
Kazunari Tsuruoka
89 ブルペン担当
Bullpen Battery Coach
藤田 和男
Kazuo Fujita

Farm Coaching Staff

Uni Position Name
82 監督
万永 貴司
Takashi Manei
84 打撃コーチ
Hitting Coach
嶋村 一輝
Ikki Shimamura
85 内野守備兼
INF/Hitting Coach
柳田 殖生
Shigeo Yanagida
72 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
川村 丈夫
Takeo Kawamura
78 投手コーチ
Pitching Coach
大家 友和
Tomokazu Oka
71 外野守備走塁コーチ
OF/Base Coach
小池 正晃
Masaaki Koike
79 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach
新沼 慎二
Shinji Niinuma
87 バッテリーコーチ
Battery Coach Assistant/Ikusei Coach
靍岡 賢二郎
Kenjiro Tsuruoka

Source: Yokohama 10/26/2018


2018 Yokohama Bay Stars Draft Results

Round Name Pos Team T B Ht Wt DOB NK SA SP SH DS TC
1 上茶谷 大河
Kamichatani, Taiga
P 東洋大
Toyo U
R R 181 83 1996/08/31 A A S A A A
2 伊藤 裕季也
Ito, Yukiya
INF 立正大
Rissho U
R R 182 95 1996/08/30 B B B B B C
3 大貫 晋一
Onuki, Shinichi
P 新日鐵住金鹿島
Shin Nittetsu Sumikin Kashima
R R 181 75 1994/02/03 B C B B   C
4 勝又 温史
Katsumata, Atsushi
P 日本大学鶴ヶ丘高
Nihon Daigaku Tsurugaoka HS
R L 180 80 2000/05/22 A A B B B A
5 益子 京右
Mashiko, Kyosuke
C 青藍泰斗高
Seiran Taito HS
R R 176 90 2000/12/27 B B B B B B
6 知野 直人
Chino, Naoto
INF 新潟 (BCL)
R R 181 81 1999/02/16 B C B     C
I1 宮城 滝太
Miyagi, Daita
P 滋賀学園高
Shiga Gakuen HS
R R 181 73 2000/07/15 C C        


  • Lottery Ticket Picker: General Manager Shigeru Takada
    • First Pick: 小園 海斗 Kozono, Kaito

[10/24/2018] Yamato to have ankle surgery

The media learned on October 21 that Yamato will have surgery on his left ankle. He is expected to be ready for spring camp next year.

Source: Sports Hochi 10/22/2018

[UPDATE 10/31 @ 11:23am]

The Bay Stars announced that Yamato had surgery to clean his left ankle at a hospital in Yokohama on October 30. There were no complications during the procedure.

Yamato originally hurt the ankle during practices before a Yakult game at Yokohama on September 8.

Source: Yokohama 10/30/2018, Daily Sports 10/30/2018, Sponichi 10/30/2018


[10/18/2018] Rei Takahashi to replace Katsuki Azuma on Samurai Japan roster

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced that Katsuki Azuma will be unable to participate in the upcoming Japan All-Star Series because of inflammation in his left elbow. He will be replaced by Softbank’s Rei Takahashi.

Source: Yokohama 10/18/2018, Samurai Japan 10/18/2018, Softbank 10/18/2018


[10/17/2018] Hiroyasu Tanaka set to retire

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced that thirty-six-year-old Hiroyasu Tanaka will be retiring this year. They released the following statement from Tanaka:

I will be retiring at the end of the season. I had a fourteen-year professional career after joining the Yakult Swallows. I spent the last two years with the Yokohama Bay Stars. They allowed me to keep my dream alive. With a new start, I was able to enjoy my days with the younger players. I will also not forget how the team, behind captain Yoshitomo Tsutsugo, welcomed me. To those that supported me over the years, and to the fans that cheered for me, thank you.

Source: Yokohama 10/16/2018


[10/15/2018] Shingo Hirata has right elbow surgery

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced that Shingo Hirata had his right elbow cleaned out at a hospital in Yokohama on October 15. There were no complications during the procedure.

Source: Yokohama 10/15/2018


[10/14/2018] Yokohama’s Imanaga, Mikami, Kuniyoshi, Aoyagi to play in Australian Baseball League

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced that Shota Imanaga, Tomoya Mikami, Yuki Kuniyoshi, and Koki Aoyagi are slated to play in the Australian Baseball League this winter.

  • Canberra Cavalry
  • From early-November until late-January 2019
  • Plans can change without notice
  • Periods of participation will be different for each player

Source: Yokohama 10/14/2018


[10/11/2018] Alex Ramirez to stay on as manager, Shigeru Takada steps down as GM

The Yokohama Bay Stars announced that Alex Ramirez will return as manager next year.

I am grateful for another chance [to manage] next season. Beginning with Owner Tomoko Namba and including everyone that has supported me, I hope to meet their expectations.

This season, I learned that to win I have to change myself. The way I think, the way I approach the game, I need to change what needs to be changed and do what it takes to win.

Yokohama also announced that General Manager Shigeru Takada stepped down from his post. He is expected to continue working with the Bay Stars as an advisor.

Source: Yokohama 10/11/2018, Yokohama 10/11/2018 (Takada)

NPB Standings [Full]
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
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
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