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[1/29/2015] NPB: Results from player surveys on second careers

by on Jan.29, 2015 @ 10:24 pm, under NPB

The NPB released results from their annual player survey on second careers earlier today.

  • 244 players from all twelve NPB teams participated in the survey.
  • Average age: 23.9 years old (18-32 years of age)
    • 18-22: 81 players (33 percent)
    • 23-26: 114 players (47 percent)
    • 27-29: 42 players (17 percent)
    • 30+: 7 players (3 percent)
  • Average number of playing years: 3.9 years (1-14 years)
  • Background before turning pro:
    • high school: 53 percent
    • college: 26 percent
    • employee/industrial league: 19 percent
    • other: 2 percent
  • Average salary: 9,550,000 yen
  • Single/Married Percent: 74 percent/26 percent
  • Positions:
    • pitchers: 45 percent
    • catchers: 14 percent
    • infielders: 22 percent
    • outfielders: 19 percent
  • 69.3 percent of players are worried about their lives after retirement (down from 73.9 percent last year).  Most were worried about their income (45.6 percent) and future (42.7 percent).
  • The top five jobs players might be interested in after retirement:
    1. high school coach: 75 percent
    2. university, industrial league coach: 64 percent
    3. pro yakyu coach: 60 percent
    4. scout, advance scout: 56 percent
    5. instructor at baseball academy: 55 percent

Source: official results (in Japanese)