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Yomiuri Giants acquire Shinji Takahashi in cash trade with Nippon Ham Fighters

by on May.09, 2011 @ 8:27 pm, under NPB

5/10 @ 2:56pm

The Giants held a press conference introducing Takahashi at Giants Stadium today.  He was also assigned the number 31.  The team apparently has high hopes for Takahashi during Inter-league play.

5/9 @ 8:27pm

The Nippon Ham Fighters announced today that they sent Shinji Takahashi to the Yomiuri Giants for cash considerations.

Career Stats

YR TM G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO GDP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2000 HAM 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000 3.000
2001 HAM 16 23 22 2 6 0 0 0 6 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 6 2 .273 .304 .273 .577
2002 HAM 8 12 12 0 3 1 0 0 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 .250 .250 .333 .583
2003 HAM 105 336 309 34 81 16 1 12 135 49 3 0 5 2 15 5 73 4 .262 .305 .437 .744
2004 HAM 115 452 404 66 115 19 2 26 216 84 2 1 3 5 34 6 93 7 .285 .345 .535 .884
2005 HAM 54 174 164 12 37 8 0 5 60 27 1 0 1 2 3 4 33 1 .226 .254 .366 .623
2006 HAM 78 242 223 26 56 3 2 6 81 19 2 2 3 3 10 3 42 3 .251 .289 .363 .656
2007 HAM 112 422 385 38 98 23 0 10 151 43 2 0 4 3 26 4 64 9 .255 .306 .392 .701
2008 HAM 108 394 357 33 102 19 0 9 148 58 3 2 7 3 24 3 74 13 .286 .333 .415 .751
2009 HAM 134 558 508 66 157 22 1 8 205 75 7 2 7 3 35 5 78 16 .309 .358 .404 .763
2010 HAM 70 272 244 21 59 6 0 3 74 31 0 0 0 0 23 5 34 4 .242 .320 .303 .623
Totals 801 2886 2629 298 715 118 6 79 1082 392 21 7 30 21 171 35 501 59 .272 .322 .412 .736

6 comments on “Yomiuri Giants acquire Shinji Takahashi in cash trade with Nippon Ham Fighters

    1. Gen Post author

      A little sad to see Hoshi go, but I suppose they felt they had to move someone with the addition of Takahashi. The Giants have a fairly large number of catchers and Hoshi appeared to be the odd man out.

      Takahashi should be a solid pick-up for the Giants. Ryal hasn’t exactly knocked anyone’s socks off at third this year and Takahashi does have some pop (he’s been down at Ni-gun and has put good numbers: a slash line of .400 / .458 / .738 in 23 games).

      EDIT: I should probably have added that the addition of Takahashi will give the Giants more options, not make is sound like he’d play third, especially since he’s a 1B / C. And it isn’t just Ryal that’s struggling — Ogasawara has had problems and the Giants are currently without both Yoshinobu Takahashi and Shinnosuke Abe.

  1. fighting ham

    Almost there.

    C Sanemtsu
    1B Takahashi
    2B Furuki
    3B
    SS Ogasawara
    LF Konta
    CF
    RF Kudoh

    P Fujii – Sunaga – Micheal

    1. fighting ham

      Well, Takahashi was one of the few remaining Tokyo Dome Fighters and his wife used to dance for the Giants dance squad.

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