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Chiba Lotte Marines: March 17, 2010

by on Mar.17, 2010 @ 5:40 pm, under NPB, Spring Camp

...If Takashi Ogino makes the opening day roster, he will be the first rookie on Lotte to do so since Makoto Kosaka (now with the Rakuten Eagles) and Masaumi Shimizu (now with the Chunichi Dragons) in 1997.  If it's limited to just outfielders, it will be the first time since Masashi Yokota in 1985.

Ogino played in all 13 exhibition games and finished with 1 HR, 5 RBI, 5 SB, and a .270 batting average.

For those wondering:

Makoto Kosaka's first year

G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HBP SO GIDP AVG OBP SLG OPS
135 595 499 66 130 14 7 1 161 30 56 16 38 5 49 0 4 49 4 .261 .329 .323 .651

Masaumi Shimizu's first year

G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HBP SO GIDP AVG OBP SLG OPS
77 191 177 17 30 7 0 1 40 8 0 1 7 0 7 0 0 46 3 .169 .201 .226 .427

Masashi Yokota's first year

G AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB SH SF BB/HBP SP AVG
124 406 77 122 21 3 9 176 51 17 24 1 36 30 .300