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11/19/2004 Archived Entry: "Updates to Japanese baseball stats, new article on Japanese free agents"
Updates to Japanese baseball stats, new article on Japanese free agents
by Jim Albright
The 2004 Japanese baseball stats have been posted on baseballguru.com after the webmaster of japanesebaseball.com, Michael Westbay was kind enough to let us share his work. I've also posted the remaining awards (Rookie of the Year and Gold Gloves). All these items can be linked to from
The article on current free agents from Japan is also posted, and the new twist I've added is a section called "Players to Watch". Those players who are under 30 at the beginning of the 2005 season (defined as April 1, 2005--no joke intended, for those familiar with the concept of "April Fool's Day") and have met one of two other standards which confirm their ability and indicate they are close enough to the time they might go to the majors to pay attention to them. If there are postings, I will update the article, but I'm not going to put players in the article on speculation--it's just too much for me to handle.
The article can be found here.