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Softbank Hawks decide not to sign Jonathan Plefka

by on Nov.10, 2010 @ 5:27 pm, under NPB
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The Softbank Hawks announced that they will not be signing Jonathan Plefka to an Ikusei contract.  Seems the club felt that Plefka wouldn't be ready for Ichi-gun next year and would instead require about 2-3 years of instruction.  Apparently, there were also issues with Plefka's pick-off move and his ability to pitch with runners on base.

In other club news:

It seems the Hawks would like to meet with free agent players as soon as possible.  Two potential free agents the Hawks are expected to meet with are Toru Hosokawa and Seiichi Uchikawa (assuming they don't re-sign with their respective clubs before the 18th).  Nikkan Sports figures the Hawks will offer Hosokawa a contract that could be worth 200M and Uchikawa 300M (after award bonuses).

Softbank Hawks: Tadaatsu Nakazawa fractures his right ring finger

by on Nov.07, 2010 @ 2:32 pm, under NPB
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Tadaatsu Nakazawa fractured his right ring finger during base-running practice on the 5th.  Nakazawa returned to Fukuoka to rest (about 3 weeks) and get a cast.

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Kenji Otonari threw 30 pitches in the bullpen yesterday.  One of the things Otonari is working on during the off-season is polishing his curve.

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Jonathan Plefka tossed situational BP yesterday and gave up 2 could-be hits to 9 batters he faced.  He also threw 44 pitches, worked on his pick-off move and quick motions to the plate.

Nikkan Sports also notes that Plefka had aspirations of becoming a basketball player.

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Softbank Hawks: Oh impressed with Jonathan Plefka

by on Nov.03, 2010 @ 4:04 pm, under NPB
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Sadaharu Oh had a chance to watch Jonathan Plefka (currently undergoing a tryout) throw 30 pitches in the bullpen on Tuesday and was apparently impressed with what he saw.

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Yao-Hsun Yang tossed 100 pitches in the bullpen yesterday.  The Hawks are hoping Yang manages to make his way into the starting rotation next season.  And it seems Yang will no longer have an interpreter next season.

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Softbank Hawks to give Jonathan Plefka a tryout

by on Oct.30, 2010 @ 4:03 pm, under NPB
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The Softbank Hawks announced on Friday that they will be giving 26-year-old righty, Jonathan Plefka, a tryout during fall camp in Miyazaki.

Plefka was drafted by the Angels in 2006 and spent two years in their organization.  In 2009 he joined the Bridgeport Bluefish of the Atlantic League.  And in 2010, he split his time between the Brockton Rox (Can-Am League) and St. Paul Saints (American Association).

Stats

Year Org Lvl W L ERA G GS CG SHO GF SV IP H R ER HR BB SO WHIP
2007 LAA Rk 0 2 23.18 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 6 6 6 0 2 2 3.43
2008 LAA Rk 2 2 7.81 18 0 0 0 3 0 27 33 28 24 3 15 33 1.73
2009 - Ind 5 4 3.26 33 1 0 0 15 1 49 45 21 18 3 29 28 1.49
2010 - Ind 0 2 14.40 2 0 0 0 1 0 5 11 8 8 1 1 5 2.40
- Ind 6 1 2.65 43 0 0 0 12 1 57 54 21 17 2 30 55 1.46
MiLB Totals 2 4 9.00 21 0 0 0 3 0 30 39 34 30 3 17 35 1.87
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