September 9 vs Ni-gun Softbank at Naruohama – Yokawa homered in his fifth straight game and pushed his season total to twenty-one. Twenty-one home runs in one year tied the Hanshin Tigers’ farm record set by Go Kida in 2005.
Source: Sponichi 9/10/2017
The Hanshin Tigers handed out their 2016 Farm MVPs before a practice game against Orix at Naruohama on September 28.
18 G, 9-2, 108 IP, 88 SO, 2.08 ERA
78 G, 92-for-306, 62 RBI, 14 HR, 45 RBI, 301 AVG
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Naoki Shirane, Yokohama
31 G, 39-for-119, 2 HR, 14 RBI, 0 SB, .328 BA
This is Shirane’s first year in the Yokohama organization. He led the league with thirty-nine hits in March/April.
Naomasa Yokawa, Hanshin
18 G, 26-for-75, 5 HR, 18 RBI, 2 SB, .347
Naomasa batted fourth in all eighteen games in March/April. He led the league in home runs (5) and finished tied for second in RBI (18).One Comment