Shohei Otani (20) met the Nippon Ham Fighters earlier today for contract negotiations and agreed to terms worth an estimated 100 million yen in 2015. He joined Daisuke Matsuzaka as the only players out of high school in NPB history to reach 100M yen in salary in their third year.
|Year||Name KAN||Name ENG||Out Of||Salary Progression|
|2007||マイケル中村||Nakamura, Micheal||MLB||15M > 40M > 158M|
|2015||則本 昂大||Norimoto, Takahiro||Uni||12M > 60M > 120M|
|2015||菅野 智之||Sugano, Tomoyuki||Uni||15M > 70M > 110M|
|2000||高橋 由伸||Takahashi, Yoshinobu||Uni||13M > 39M > 100M|
|2001||松坂 大輔||Matsuzaka, Daisuke||HS||13M > 70M > 100M|
|2015||大谷 翔平||Otani, Shohei||HS||15M > 30M > 100M|