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[5/12/2015] NPB annual report on life after senryokugai/retirement

by on May.12, 2015 @ 9:38 pm, under NPB
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The NPB released figures on what happened to players after they were senryokugaied (released) or retired after the 2014 season.

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Senryokugai / Retired = 130

Remained in Baseball - 91 individuals (70%)

  Type of Work #
Remained in the NPB (63 = 48%) Contract Player 13
  Ikusei Player 18
  Coach 5
  Staff 27
Baseball related work (24 = 24%) Shikoku Island League plus 0
  BC League 14
  Overseas League 2
  Industrial League 8
Media (4 = 3%) Commentator, Analyst 4

Left Baseball - 39 individuals (30%)

  Type of Work #
Employment (17 = 13%) Regular employment 17
Other Sport (0 = 0%) Martial Art, other 0
Other (0 = 0%) Return to school 0
Unknown (22 = 17%)   22

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[5/10/2014] NPB annual report on senryokugaied/retired players

by on May.11, 2014 @ 12:02 am, under NPB
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The NPB released figures on what happened to players after they were senryokugaied (released) or retired after the 2013 season.

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Senryokugai / Retired = 101

Remained in Baseball - 70 individuals (69%)

  Type of Work #
Remained in the NPB (52 = 51%) Contract Player 7
  Ikusei Player 13
  Coach 6
  Staff 26
Baseball related work (11 = 11%) Shikoku Island League plus 1
  BC League 2
  Overseas League 3
  Industrial League 5
Media (7 = 7%) Commentator, Analyst 7

Left Baseball - 31 individuals (31%)

  Type of Work #
Employment (15 = 15%) Regular employment 12
  Self-employed 3
Other Sport (0 = 0%) Martial Art, other 0
Unknown (16 = 16%)   16

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[5/21/2013] Fifty-eight percent of senrokugaied/retired players remain in the NPB

by on May.21, 2013 @ 5:41 pm, under NPB
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The NPB released figures on what happened to players after they were senryokugaied (released) or retired after the 2012 season.

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Senryokugai / Retired = 101

Remained in Baseball (77 - 76%)

  Type of Work # %
Remained in the NPB (59) Contract Player 8 58%
Ikusei Player 13
Coach 9
Staff 29
Baseball related work (13) Shikoku Island League plus 3 13%
BC League 3
Overseas League 3
Industrial League 4
Media (5) Commentator 5 5%

Outside of Baseball (24 - 24%)

  Type of Work # %
Regular Employment (8) Regular work 7 8 %
Self-employed 1
Unknown (16)   16 16 %

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Breakdown by Team

Type of Work YOM CHU YAK HIR HAN YOK HAM SEI SOF RAK LOT ORI Totals
Retired/Released
(Japanese Players)
6 7 9 6 11 8 7 10 7 11 9 10 101
New Team - 2 - - - 1 - 2 - 1 1 1 8
Overseas League 1 - - - - - 1 - 1 - - - 3
Ikusei Contract 1 - - 1 3 2 - 1 1 1 1 2 13
Coach - 2 2 1 - 1 1 - - - - 2 9
Staff (Remained) 2 1 2 4 1 - 3 5 - 4 - 1 23
Staff (New Team) - - 2 - - - - - - 1 2 1 6
Shikoku Island League - - - - - 1 1 - - - - 1 3
BC League - - - - 1 - 1 - - - 1 - 3
Industrial League 1 - - - - - - - 1 - 1 1 4
Media - - - - 1 1 - - 1 1 1 - 5
Regular Employment
Self-employed
- 1 1 - 1 - - - 1 2 1 1 8
Unkown 1 1 2 - 4 2 - 2 2 1 1 - 16

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Results Since 2007

Year Senryokugai/Retired
(Japanese)
Remained
in the NPB
Remained
in baseball
Outside
of baseball
2012 101 (Ikusei N/A) 59 (58%) 18 (18%) 24 (24%)
2011 146 (Ikusei 45) 88 (60%) 23 (16%) 35 (24%)
2010 103 (Ikusei 22) 60 (58%) 12 (12%) 31 (30%)
2009 90 (Ikusei 11) 51 (57%) 19 (21%) 20 (22%)
2008 93 (Ikusei 1) 48 (52%) 22 (23%) 23 (25%)
2007 96 (Ikusei 10) 48 (50%) 26 (27%) 22 (23%)

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* All data through May 7, 2013.  2012 data does not include Ikusei players.

Various other stats:

  • Found some sort of employment: 85 (84%)
  • Unknown: 16 (16%)
  • Average Age: 30.5
  • Average Playing Years: 9.9
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Sixty percent of retired/released players returned to jobs in the NPB

by on May.14, 2012 @ 9:37 pm, under NPB
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The NPB released the figures on what became of the players that either retired or were released (senryokugai) last year.

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Remained in Baseball

  Type of Work # %
Remained in NPB (88) Contract Player 20 60%
Ikusei Player 39
Coach 8
Staff 21
Baseball related work (21) Shikoku Island League plus 4 15%
BC League 9
Industrial League 4
Overseas League 4
Media (2) Commentator 2 1%

Outside of Baseball

  Type of Work # %
Regular Employment (5) Regular work 2 3%
Self-employed 3
School (1) Enrolled in School 1 1%
Unknown (29)   29 20%

Breakdown by Team

Type of Work SOF HAM SEI ORI RAK LOT CHU YAK YOM HAN HIR YOK Total
Retired/Released
(Japanese Players)
15 7 6 14 17 11 12 11 22 12 9 10 146
New Team - 2 1 1 2 1 4 - 3 3 - 2 19
Ikusei to contract - - - - - - 1 - - - - - 1
Overseas League - - 2 - 1 - - 1 - - - - 4
Ikusei (Remained) 7 - 1 4 2 5 4 - 8 4 4 - 39
Coach (Remained) 1 1 - 2 1 1 - 1 - - 1 - 8
Staff (Remained) - - 2 2 2 - 1 2 4 - 1 1 15
Staff (New team) - - - - 3 - - 2 - - - 1 6
Shikoku Island League - - - - - - 1 - - 1 - 2 4
BC League 2 1 - - 1 - - - 1 2 1 1 9
Industrial League - - - - 1 1 - - 1 - 1 - 4
School - - - - 1 - - - - - - - 1
Media 1 - - - - - - 1 - - - - 2
Regular Employment 1 - - 1 1 - - 1 1 - - - 5
Unknown 3 3 - 4 2 3 1 3 4 2 1 3 29

Results Since 2007

Year Retired/Released
(Japanese)
Remained
in NPB
Remained
in baseball
Outside
of baseball
2007 96 48 (50%) 26 (27%) 22 (23%)
2008 93 48 (52%) 22 (23%) 23 (25%)
2009 90 51 (57%) 19 (21%) 20 (22%)
2010 103 60 (58%) 12 (12%) 31 (30%)
2011 146 88 (60%) 23 (16%) 35 (24%)
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58% of players that received senryokugai notices last year returned to NPB teams

by on May.12, 2011 @ 10:30 pm, under NPB
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The NPB conducted a survey on the 103 players that received senryokugai notices last year and found that 58% of all players returned to the NPB as either players or coaches.  Of the 60 that returned, 12 were on the active roster, 17 were signed as Ikusei players, 9 as coaches, and 22 as staff.

The NPB has been conducting the survey since 2007 and has found that more than 50% of all senryokugai'ed players return to the NPB.  The NPB points to Ikusei contracts and personnel openings for baseball clinic coaches as reasons why players were returning.

The complete breakdown (since 2007):

2007 2008 2009 2010
Player Contract 10 10 7 12
Ikusei Contract 6 7 9 17
Coach 8 9 7 9
Staff 25 22 28 22
NPB Employment 49 (51%) 48 (52%) 51 (57%) 60 (58%)
Independent League 5 6 6 4
Industrial League / Club Team 10 2 4 2
Foreign League 3 7 5 2
Media 0 3 4 4
General Baseball Employment 67 (70%) 66 (71%) 70 (78%) 72 (70%)
Higher Education 0 3 0 0
Other Sport 0 2 1 0
General Employment 20 15 8 18
Unknown 9 7 11 13
Non Baseball Employment 29 (30%) 27 (29%) 20 (22%) 31 (30%)
Senryokugai Players 96 93 90 103
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NPB report on players released after the 2009 season

by on May.17, 2010 @ 9:16 pm, under NPB
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The NPB released a report on the 17th that showed of the 90 players released after the 2009 season, 70 remained in baseball.  Of the 70 players, 51 managed to find new jobs at one of the 12 NPB teams.

The breakdown of the 51 players:

16 signed on with clubs as Ikusei players

7 returned to clubs as coaches

28 were hired as staff or employees of the club

The other 19 (from the 70):

15 signed on with independent league or industrial league teams

4 became baseball commentators

Of the 20 remaining players that didn't return to baseball, only 8 found regular (non-baseball related jobs.

The NPB has been filing these reports since 2007 and have found that each year over 50 percent of players that are released end up returning to find baseball-related work.

According to the "second career" support chief at the NPB, there are plenty of companies looking to hire baseball players, but too few players that want to work for them.

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