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Giants send Obispo packing to Hokkaido, get Sunaga and Konta

by on Nov.05, 2010 @ 5:14 pm, under NPB

11/9/2010 10:48pm JST

The Giants held a press conference for Sunaga and Konta on Monday and assigned them the numbers 37 and 44, respectively.  As of yesterday, they were scheduled to join the rest of the Giants at Fall camp today.

The Fighters held their press conference for Obispo today.  No decision yet on what number he will be wearing.

11/6/2010 2:33pm JST

This is just the 6th time a foreign player was traded in the NPB and the first in 8 years.

The Giants are hoping Sunaga can compete for a job in the starting rotation.  As for Konta, it seems they wanted him for his speed and glove.

11/5/2010 5:14pm JST

The Yomiuri Giants and the Nippon Ham Fighters have apparently agreed on a trade that will send Wirfin Obispo to the Nippon Ham Fighters for Hideki Sunaga and Toshimasa Konta.

Wirfin Obispo

YR TM G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2007 YOM 2 0 0 0 0 0 5 1.0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00 2.00
2009 YOM 14 6 1 0 1 0 233 58.2 44 7 11 4 48 0 0 16 16 2.45 0.94
2010 YOM 14 2 3 0 0 0 223 48.1 60 9 18 7 22 2 0 33 28 5.21 1.61
Totals 30 8 4 0 1 0 461 108.0 105 16 30 11 71 2 0 49 44 3.67 1.25

Hideki Sunaga

YR TM G W L Sv CG ShO BF IP H HR BB HBP SO WP BK R ER ERA WHIP
2004 HAM 5 0 2 0 0 0 68 12.2 21 3 10 0 8 1 0 13 13 9.24 2.45
2005 HAM 1 0 0 0 0 0 30 9.0 4 0 2 0 6 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.67
2006 HAM 1 0 0 0 0 0 23 6.0 4 1 2 0 3 0 0 1 1 1.50 1.00
2007 HAM 3 0 0 0 0 0 12 1.1 6 2 2 0 0 0 0 8 8 54.00 6.00
2009 HAM 9 0 1 0 0 0 83 18.0 20 6 8 3 7 0 0 17 17 8.50 1.56
2010 HAM 5 0 0 0 0 0 47 10.1 14 1 5 0 9 1 0 9 9 7.84 1.84
Totals 24 0 3 0 0 0 263 57.1 69 13 29 3 33 2 0 48 48 7.53 1.71

Toshimasa Konta

YR TM G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO GIDP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2003 HAM 2 5 5 1 2 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .400 .400 .800 1.200
2006 HAM 21 20 19 4 5 2 0 0 7 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 .263 .300 .368 .668
2007 HAM 94 59 57 14 14 2 1 0 18 5 7 1 1 0 1 0 17 0 .246 .259 .316 .574
2008 HAM 89 160 140 32 33 4 1 1 42 6 14 4 10 0 9 1 40 0 .236 .287 .300 .587
2009 HAM 56 75 65 11 15 2 1 0 19 4 2 1 5 1 4 0 22 0 .231 .271 .292 .568
2010 HAM 55 76 66 13 17 4 0 1 24 5 6 2 2 1 7 0 18 1 .258 .324 .364 .692
Totals 317 395 352 75 86 14 4 2 114 21 30 9 18 2 22 1 103 1 .244 .289 .324 .615

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