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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)
Niigata
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        

Notes

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

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[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

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[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

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[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

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[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

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[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)

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2018 Yokohama Bay Stars Player Movement

Status Name JPN Name ENG Notes official
STAY ロペス Jose Lopez [10/14] According to media reports, Lopez agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated 230 million yen plus incentives. Daily Sports 10/14/2018 … [10/13] The Bay Stars announced that they reached an agreement with Lopez. … [10/10] The Bay Stars are planning to make Lopez an offer. Sponichi 10/10/2018, Sports Hochi 10/10/2018 10/13
STAY ソト Neftali Soto [10/14] Soto agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated 95 million yen plus incentives. The contract also includes apparently includes a club option for a second year. Daily Sports 10/14/2018 … [10/13] Yokohama announced that they reached an agreement with Soto. … [10/10] The Bay Stars are planning to make Soto an offer. Sponichi 10/10/2018, Sports Hochi 10/10/2018 10/13
STAY バリオス Edison Barrios [12/03] The Bay Stars will sign Barrios to a contract for the 2019 season. According to Sanspo, the two side agreed to a one-year contract worth an estimated 33 million yen. Sanspo 12/3/2018 … [10/16] Barrios is interested in playing in Japan next year. He is still negotiating with the Bay Stars. Daily Sports 10/16/2018 … [10/10] Barrios could return to Yokohama next year. Sponichi 10/10/2018 12/03
STAY パットン Spencer Patton [11/25] The Bay Stars announced that they reached an agreement with Patton. According for media reports, the two side agreed to a two-year deal that will be worth an estimated 160 million yen next year. Daily Sports 11/25/2018, Sponichi 11/25/2018, Sanspo 11/25/2018 … [10/12] Negotiations are underway. Patton told reporters he should have a better idea of where things are headed before the end of November. Sanspo 10/12/2018 … [10/10] Patton could return depending on negotiations. Sponichi 10/10/2018 11/25
STAY エスコバー Edwin Escobar [11/17] The two sides reportedly agreed on a one-year contract worth an estimated 95 million yen. Nikkan Sports 11/17/2018, Sanspo 11/17/2018, Daily Sports 11/17/2018 … [11/17] The Bay Stars announced that they reached an agreement with Escobar for the 2019 season. … [11/17] The media learned on November 16 that Escobar is expected to return next year. Sanspo 11/17/2018 … [10/10] Escobar could return depending on negotiations. Sponichi 10/10/2018 11/17
OUT ウィーランド Joe Wieland [12/05] Wieland will reportedly sign with the KBO’s KIA Tigers. Nikkan Sport 12/5/2018, Sanspo 12/5/2018 … [12/03] The Bay Stars announced that Wieland will not be returning next year. … [10/10] Wieland might not return next year. Sponichi 10/10/2018 12/03
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2018 Yokohama Bay Stars Phoenix League Roster

Pos Name JPN Name ENG
P 阪口 皓亮 Kosuke Sakaguchi
P 熊原 健人 Kento Kumabara
P 飯塚 悟史 Satoshi Iizuka
P 櫻井 周斗 Shuto Sakurai
P 進藤 拓也 Takuya Shindo
P 京山 将弥 Masaya Kyoyama
P 赤間 謙 Ken Akama
P 武藤 祐太 Yuta Muto
P 中後 悠平 Yuhei Nakaushiro
P 田村 丈 Jo Tamura
P 笠井 崇正 Takamasa Kasai
P 中川 虎大 Ko Nakagawa
C 戸柱 恭孝 Yasutaka Tobashira
C 山本 祐大 Yudai Yamamoto
C 西森 将司 Masashi Nishimori
INF 宮本 秀明 Shumei Miyamoto
INF 大河 Taiga Matsuocc
INF 狩野 行寿 Yukikazu Karino
INF 飛雄馬 Hyuma Matsui
INF 中川 大志 Taishi Nakagawa
INF 百瀬 大騎 Hiroki Momose
OF 細川 成也 Seiya Hosokawa
OF 青柳 昴樹 Koki Aoyagi
OF 関根 大気 Taiki Sekine

Source: Yokohama 10/5/2018

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2018 Yokohama Bay Stars Staff Changes/Updates

Status Name JPN Name ENG Current Position Notes Official
永池恭男 Yasuo Nagaike Ichi-gun INF / Base Coach [10/21] Nagaike was a third base coach this season. He is set to move over to first next year. Daily Sports 10/21/2018, Sponichi 10/21/2018  
上田佳範 Yoshinori Ueda Ichi-gun OF / Base Coach [10/21] Ueda was a first base coach this season. He is set to move over to third next year. Daily Sports 10/21/2018, Sponichi 10/21/2018  
NEW 鶴岡一成 Kazunari Tsuruoka Former Lotte Ni-gun Coach [10/26] The Bay Stars announced that they added Tsuruoka to their coaching staff. … [10/17] Yokohama could offer Tsuruoka a job as Ichi-gun battery coach. Daily Sports 10/17/2018 10/26
進藤達哉 Tatsuya Shindo GM Assistant/Manager of Operations [10/12] Shindo will focus all his efforts on Manager of Operations. Sanspo 10/12/2018  
吉田孝司 Takashi Yoshida GM Assistant/Chief Scout [10/12] Yoshida was named Team Rep Assistant/Chief scout. Sanspo 10/12/2018  
OUT 小川博文 Hirofumi Ogawa Ichi-gun hitting coach [10/11] Yokohama announced that Ogawa will not return next year. 10/11
篠原貴行 Takayuki Shinohara Ichi-gun pitching coach [10/10] Shinohara is not expected to return next year. Sports Hochi 10/11/2018  
MV 三浦大輔 Daisuke Miura Special Adviser [10/23] The Bay Stars announced that Miura will join their coaching staff in 2019. … [10/10] Yokohama is planning to offer Miura a job as a pitching coach. Sponichi 10/10/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/10/2018, Sanspo 10/11/2018, Daily Sports 10/11/2018, Sports Hochi 10/11/2018 10/23
OUT 光山英和 Hidekazu Mitsuyama Battery Coach [10/11] The Bay Stars announced that Mitsuyama will not be returning next year. … [10/10] Mitsuyama is planning to step down after the season. He was apparently asked to stay, but he still decided it was time to leave. Sports Hochi 10/10/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/10/2018, Sanspo 10/11/2018, Daily Sports 10/11/2018 10/11
NEW 田代富雄 Tomio Tashiro Former Yomiuri Coach [10/23] The Bay Stars announced that Tashiro will join their coaching staff in 2019. … [10/16] Tashiro is slated to become an Ichi-gun hitting coach. Sponichi 10/18/2018 … [10/08] Tashiro could return to Yokohama as a hitting coach next season. Sanspo 10/8/2018, Sports Hochi 10/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/8/2018 10/23
OUT 高田繁 Shigeru Takada General Manager [10/11] The Bay Stars announced that Takada stepped down from his post as general manager and will remain with the team as an adviser. [10/08] Takada could remain in the organization as an adviser. Team Representative Kazuaki Mihara and Executive Manager Tatsuhiro Hagiwara are possible candidates to replace Takada. Sanspo 10/8/2018, Sports Hochi 10/8/2018, Sponichi 10/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/8/2018 … [10/07] Takada is planning to step down at the end of the season. Nikkan Sports 10/7/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/7/2018 10/11
STAY ラミレス Alex Ramirez Ichi-gun Manager [10/11] Yokohama announced that Ramirez will return next year. … [10/10] Ramirez accepted an offer to remain as manger for another year after the last game of the regular season. Sanspo 10/10/2018, Sanspo 10/11/2018, Sports Hochi 10/10/2018, Sports Hochi 10/11/2018, Sponichi 10/10/2018, Sponichi 10/11/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/10/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/11/2018, Daily Sports 10/10/2018, Daily Sports 10/11/2018 … [10/08] Yokohama could formally offer Ramirez an extension after their last game of the season on October 10. A one-year deal seems likely. Sanspo 10/8/2018, Nikkan Sports 10/8/2018 … [10/07] Yokohama expected to ask Ramirez to return next year. Daily Sports 10/7/2018, Sponichi 10/7/2018 10/11
OUT 福原峰夫 Mineo Fukuhara Ni-gun INF/Base Coach [10/05] Yokohama received and accepted resignation. 10/5
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