Aito Takeda, Seibu
16 G, 18-for-55, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 1 SB, .327 BA
Aito made the starting line-up in fourteen games in August. His slugging percentage (.600) was good for second in the league. His batting average, home runs, and RBI were among the top in the league in August.
Takuya Mitsuma, Chunichi
7 G, 2-1, 20.2 IP, 26 SO, 2 ER, 0.87 ERA
Mitsuma pitched in seven games in August. He was a stable presence out of the bullpen before recording two wins in two starts as a starter. He was the only pitcher in the league to record an ERA under 1.00 in August. His two wins were tied for first and he led the league in strikeouts (26).
Source: NPB 9/11/20170 Comments
The Chunichi Dragons announced the following uniform number changes on December 12:
Source: Sponichi 12/12/20160 Comments