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Important Announcement

by on Apr.05, 2016 @ 6:50 pm, under Site Updates

I have an important announcement to make.

YakyuBaka will no longer be updated, as of today. The site itself will remain open and accessible, but updates will not be made.

Some of you may have noticed that updates have been a little inconsistent since March. This is in no way an indication of a loss of interest on my part to keep the site updated. In fact, quite the opposite.

I started working on a new site that should make it easier for everyone to find the information they want. When I first started YakyuBaka, I did not put much thought into organization or presentation. It was not much of a problem early on, but with over 33,000 posts in the books, I feel this is something I have to address.

Keeping the YakyuBaka name was an option, but after careful consideration, I decided to go with a new name.

Beginning today, all new updates will be made at YakyuDB.com.

Please update your bookmarks accordingly.

I am not sure if this move will sit well with everyone. But my goal has, and will always be, to provide as much news about yakyu in Japan as I can. To that end, I felt starting over from scratch was the best way to begin.

I should note that other factors did come into play when I decided to move to a new domain, but I am not at liberty to discuss them at this point in time.

As always. if you have suggestions or comments about the new site (direction, format, design, speed, or anything else), please send them to me at info at yakyubaka.com or post them in the comments section below. You can also leave comments at YakuDB.com.

[4/3/2016] Yokohama Bay Stars reach agreement with Mike Zagurski

by on Apr.04, 2016 @ 2:52 am, under NPB
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The Yokohama Bay Stars announced on April  3 that they reached an agreement with Mike Zagurski. According to media reports, the two sides agreed to a one-year deal worth an estimated thirty-five million yen.

Zagurski was a member of the Hiroshima Carp last year. He pitched in nineteen games and recorded a 2.40 ERA over fifteen innings.

Source: official announcement, Daily Sports 4/3/2016

市岡 奏馬 (龍谷大平安)

by on Apr.03, 2016 @ 12:11 pm, under Scrapbook, 高校・大学・社会人
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市岡 奏馬 (龍谷大平安)
いちおか・そうま

180cm / 76kg
L / L

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龍谷大平安・市岡の角度、緩急マジック

... その中で一際、輝いていたのがエースの市岡奏馬投手(3年)だ。決して投手力の下馬評は高くなかった。それでも4試合で防御率0・94という結果には、ある秘密がある。

... 全試合、左腕はプレートの一塁側を踏んでいた。「ずっと前からこのスタイルです」と右端から左打者の外角、右打者の内角へ鋭角に食い込むボールを投げ込んでくる。外角も右打席から遠く見えているような反応をするバッターが多かった。プロではほとんどの投手が右なら一塁側、左なら三塁側を踏んでいるが、高校生では希有な存在だ。

Daily Sports 4/3/2016

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平内 龍太 (神戸国際大附)

by on Apr.03, 2016 @ 11:22 am, under Scrapbook, 高校・大学・社会人
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平内 龍太 (神戸国際大附)
へいない・りゅうた

185cm / 78kg
R / R

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神戸国際大付・平内15K3安打完封

「春季高校野球兵庫大会・2回戦、神戸国際大付4-0市神港」(2日、神戸サブ)

ドラフト候補の神戸国際大付・平内(へいない)龍太投手(3年)が、15三振を奪って3安打完封。直球の最速は145キロをマークし、視察した5球団のスカウトも高評価を下した。

... 広島・鞘師スカウトは「スライダーもいいし、直球も強い。秋からの成長を感じる」と目を細める。昨秋のMAXは138キロ。一冬で劇的に成長した右腕が、2年ぶりの聖地へチームを引っ張る。

Daily Sports 4/3/2016

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