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[6/11/2015] Chiba Lotte Marines: Ikuhiro Kiyota’s hitting streak ends at twenty-three games

by on Jun.11, 2015 @ 11:34 am, under NPB
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Ikuhiro Kiyota's (Lotte) hitting streak ended at twenty-three games on June 10. Here's a little more about the hitting streak:

  • 44-for-95, 20 R, 11 2B, 5 HR, 19 RBI, 16 BB, 13 SO.
  • Six modashos (three or more hits), including two four-hit games.
  • Thirteen multi-hit games (two or more hits).

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[5/12/2015] Chiba Lotte Marines: Dae-Eun Rhee pitch breakdown

by on May.12, 2015 @ 1:17 pm, under NPB
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Dae-Eun Rhee's pitch breakdown for 2015, as requested by anon.

As noted by Steve N, Rhee's Baseball Data pitch breakdown page is here.

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2015 - 612 pitches

Pitch NP % Min Vel Max Vel Strikes(Balls) Strike %
Curve 100 16.3% 104km/h 133km/h 41(59) 41.0%
Cutter 63 10.3% 126km/h 143km/h 28(35) 44.4%
Fastball 355 58.0% 123km/h 153km/h 189(166) 53.2%
Change 16 2.6% 122km/h 134km/h 8(8) 50.0%
Fork 78 12.7% 126km/h 139km/h 17(61) 21.8%

* 22 were 150km/h or higher (6.2%)

[5/11/2015] Hanshin Tigers: Randy Messenger taken off active roster

by on May.11, 2015 @ 9:12 pm, under NPB
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Randy Messenger was taken off the active roster today for an overhaul. He could return to the active roster in the minimum ten days for a start against Yomiuri on May 21 at Koshien.

For those interested, a breakdown of his pitches over the last three seasons, including min/max velocities and strike percentages for each pitch type.

Data was taken from Yahoo over the years and may not be 100 percent accurate. If you would like to see more information like this for other pitchers, please feel free to leave a comment below and I will be more than happy to comply.

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2015 - 862 pitches

Pitch NP % Min Vel Max Vel Strikes(Balls) Strike %
Curve 112 13.0% 108km/h 122km/h 52(60) 46.4%
Fastball 459 53.2% 134km/h 152km/h 260(199) 56.6%
Slider 149 17.3% 121km/h 142km/h 82(67) 55.0%
Fork 142 16.5% 128km/h 140km/h 38(104) 26.8%

* 23 were 150km/h or higher (5.0%)

2014 - 3533 pitches

Pitch NP % Min Vel Max Vel Strikes(Balls) Strike %
Curve 336 9.5% 92km/h 128km/h 161(175) 47.9%
Fastball 1980 56.0% 134km/h 156km/h 1085(895) 54.8%
Slider 634 17.9% 120km/h 146km/h 360(274) 56.8%
Fork 583 16.5% 121km/h 144km/h 116(467) 19.9%

* 462 were 150km/h or higher (23.3%)

2013 - 3264 pitches

Pitch NP % Min Vel Max Vel Strikes(Balls) Strike %
Curve 389 11.9% 106km/h 135km/h 181(208) 46.5%
Fastball 1832 56.1% 130km/h 154km/h 996(836) 54.4%
Slider 572 17.5% 120km/h 143km/h 324(248) 56.6%
Fork 471 14.4% 126km/h 143km/h 134(337) 28.5%

* 223 were 150km/h or higher (12.2%)

[5/14/2013] Matt Murton hit progression so far

by on May.14, 2013 @ 11:49 am, under NPB
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Click into the post for a better view of the graphs

Matt Murton, Hit Progression by Month Matt Murton, Hit Progression by Season

According to the charts, it would seem Matt Murton is hitting baseballs this season at about the same pace as his first year.

One other chart that might be of interest:

Year BABIP lgBABIP OPS SB Multi-hit
2010 .371 .296 .894 11 67
2011 .339 .276 .762 6 53
2012 .288 .276 .632 2 31
2013 .388 .282 .918 3 17

It should probably be noted that Murton started tinkering with his swing after the 2010 season in an attempt to increase his power output. He reportedly reverted to something closer to his year one swing this year.  It should also be noted that the standard NPB baseball was introduced in 2011.

Below is video of four swings, one from each of his four seasons. All four swings resulted in home runs, but the pitches and locations are different, so it may not be the best footage to compare.

Batting, Pitching Leaders through September 20, 2012

by on Sep.20, 2012 @ 10:39 pm, under NPB
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Central League Hitting

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SO BB IBB HBP SH SF SB CS DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
1 阿部慎之助 Abe, Shinnosuke YOM 127 513 433 67 144 21 1 25 242 96 44 63 3 9 2 5 0 0 9 .333 .424 .559 .982
2 坂本 勇人 Sakamoto, Hayato YOM 132 571 512 84 161 33 2 14 240 66 83 38 1 5 12 4 16 1 4 .314 .365 .469 .834
3 大島 洋平 Oshima, Yohei CHU 133 582 512 73 155 18 5 1 186 8 76 40 0 13 17 0 26 14 7 .303 .368 .363 .731
4 長野 久義 Chono, Hisayoshi YOM 132 603 532 77 161 27 2 13 231 54 95 67 5 1 2 1 19 7 5 .303 .381 .434 .815
5 ミレッジ Milledge, Lastings YAK 125 546 476 73 143 23 1 21 231 65 79 57 5 6 3 4 9 7 11 .300 .379 .485 .865

Central League Pitching

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G GS W L HLD Sv CG ShO WPCT IP BF H HR SO BB IBB HBP WP BK R ER ERA
1 前田 健太 Maeda, Kenta HIR 26 26 13 6 0 0 4 2 .684 186.1 744 148 5 156 38 1 9 1 0 43 32 1.55
2 杉内 俊哉 Sugiuchi, Toshiya YOM 22 22 12 2 0 0 3 2 .857 154.2 594 103 6 165 39 0 3 7 0 31 28 1.63
3 内海 哲也 Utsumi, Tetsuya YOM 25 25 13 6 0 0 3 2 .684 169.2 686 156 7 111 35 1 8 6 0 39 33 1.75
4 吉見 一起 Yoshimi, Kazuki CHU 19 19 13 4 0 0 6 2 .765 138.2 529 121 5 76 13 0 0 1 0 28 27 1.75
5 野村 祐輔 Nomura, Yusuke HIR 24 24 9 9 0 0 0 0 .500 155.2 628 121 5 92 46 0 2 3 2 39 31 1.79

Pacific League Hitting

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SO BB IBB HBP SH SF SB CS DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
1 中島 裕之 Nakajima, Hiroyuki SEI 126 535 472 68 151 29 0 13 219 70 67 47 3 9 1 6 6 6 10 .320 .388 .464 .852
2 角中 勝也 Kakunaka, Katsuya LOT 116 479 434 50 135 28 5 3 182 52 60 35 0 5 1 4 7 4 7 .311 .366 .419 .785
3 糸井 嘉男 Itoi, Yoshio HAM 122 545 464 61 140 19 2 6 181 35 83 69 2 11 0 1 20 9 8 .302 .404 .390 .794
4 田中 賢介 Tanaka, Kensuke HAM 114 505 457 49 137 14 3 3 166 32 36 35 2 2 8 3 13 9 2 .300 .350 .363 .713
5 稲葉 篤紀 Inaba, Atsunori HAM 117 458 414 43 122 22 3 9 177 59 63 28 3 5 8 3 0 0 2 .295 .344 .428 .772

Pacific League Pitching

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G GS W L HLD Sv CG ShO WPCT IP BF H HR SO BB IBB HBP WP BK R ER ERA
1 吉川 光夫 Yoshikawa, Mitsuo HAM 23 23 13 4 0 0 4 2 .765 157.0 608 100 5 146 42 1 4 3 1 31 29 1.66
2 大隣 憲司 Otonari, Kenji SOF 22 22 12 6 0 0 6 3 .667 158.1 630 129 5 117 44 0 4 4 0 36 31 1.76
3 攝津  正 Settsu, Tadashi SOF 25 25 16 5 0 0 3 2 .762 179.1 716 135 7 142 53 0 2 1 0 44 39 1.96
4 田中 将大 Tanaka, Masahiro RAK 19 19 8 4 0 0 7 2 .667 147.0 600 143 4 148 19 0 2 2 0 44 35 2.14
5 牧田 和久 Makita, Kazuhisa SEI 24 24 12 7 0 0 3 1 .632 165.0 683 157 4 104 35 0 9 0 1 48 42 2.29

Other

There are nine qualified hitters (five from the CL and four from the PL) with batting averages .300 or higher.

There are eight qualified pitchers (five from the CL and three from the PL) with ERAs under 2.00.

Some NPB leaders...

Hitting - Hits: Hayato Sakamoto (YOM) 161 ... Doubles: Hayato Sakamoto (YOM) 33 ... Triples: Shogo Akiyama (SEI) 8 ... Home Runs: Wladimir Balentien (YAK) 29 ... RBI: Shinnosuke Abe (YOM) 96 ... Strikeouts: Shota Dobayashi (HIR) 138 ... Walks: Takashi Toritani (HAN) 89 ... Stolen bases: Ryo Hijirisawa (RAK) 49 ... OPS: Shinnosuke Abe (YOM) .982

Pitching - Games: Tetsuya Yamaguchi (YOM) 69 ... Wins: Tadashi Settsu (SOF) 16 ... Saves: Hitoki Iwase (CHU) 30 ... Innings: Kenta Maeda (HIR) 186.1 ... Strikeouts: Toshiya Sugiuchi (YOM) 165 ... HR Allowed: Yoshihisa Naruse (LOT) 16 ... Walks: Orlando Roman (YAK) 61 ... ERA: Kenta Maeda (HIR) 1.55 ... WHIP: Mitsuo Yoshikawa (HAM) 0.90

Batting, Pitching Leaders through August 27, 2012

by on Aug.27, 2012 @ 11:47 pm, under NPB
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Central League Hitting

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SO BB IBB HBP SH SF SB CS DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
1 阿部慎之助 Abe, Shinnosuke YOM 106 426 359 55 113 17 1 19 189 74 39 54 3 8 2 3 0 0 9 .315 .413 .526 .939
2 坂本 勇人 Sakamoto, Hayato YOM 111 479 424 71 130 27 2 12 197 52 72 35 1 5 12 3 14 1 4 .307 .364 .465 .829
3 ミレッジ Milledge, Lastings YAK 107 471 420 66 128 20 1 19 207 54 63 41 3 5 3 2 8 7 9 .305 .372 .493 .865
4 和田 一浩 Wada, Kazuhiro CHU 112 465 402 42 121 28 2 7 174 50 51 57 1 1 0 5 2 0 13 .301 .385 .433 .818
5 ラミレス Ramirez, Alex YOK 105 385 368 29 110 20 0 15 175 61 42 9 1 6 0 2 0 0 17 .299 .325 .476 .800

Central League Pitching

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G GS W L H Sv CG ShO WPCT IP BF H HR SO BB IBB HBP WP BK R ER ERA
1 前田 健太 Maeda, Kenta HIR 22 22 11 6 0 0 3 1 .647 155.0 624 122 4 124 34 1 6 1 0 36 25 1.45
2 野村 祐輔 Nomura, Yusuke HIR 20 20 9 6 0 0 0 0 .600 134.2 529 96 4 81 36 0 1 2 2 30 23 1.54
3 杉内 俊哉 Sugiuchi, Toshiya YOM 20 20 10 2 0 0 3 2 .833 142.0 544 92 5 157 36 0 3 7 0 27 25 1.58
4 内海 哲也 Utsumi, Tetsuya YOM 22 22 12 6 0 0 3 2 .667 151.2 607 137 6 99 31 1 5 4 0 34 28 1.66
5 吉見 一起 Yoshimi, Kazuki CHU 15 15 10 4 0 0 5 2 .714 112.0 426 94 3 53 12 0 0 1 0 23 22 1.77

Pacific League Hitting

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SO BB IBB HBP SH SF SB CS DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
1 中島 裕之 Nakajima, Hiroyuki SEI 107 458 404 62 131 27 0 12 194 61 59 42 3 7 1 4 6 6 8 .324 .394 .480 .874
2 稲葉 篤紀 Inaba, Atsunori HAM 99 384 349 41 107 22 3 9 162 54 55 23 3 5 4 3 0 0 2 .307 .355 .464 .819
3 角中 勝也 Kakunaka, Katsuya LOT 96 396 354 44 108 26 4 3 151 47 49 32 0 5 1 4 5 3 6 .305 .367 .427 .794
4 松田 宣浩 Matsuda, Nobuhiro SOF 92 378 348 41 106 28 7 9 175 56 59 27 5 1 0 2 16 10 7 .305 .354 .503 .857
5 田中 賢介 Tanaka, Kensuke HAM 112 498 451 49 137 14 3 3 166 32 36 35 2 2 7 3 13 9 1 .304 .354 .368 .722

Pacific League Pitching

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G GS W L H Sv CG ShO WPCT IP BF H HR SO BB IBB HBP WP BK R ER ERA
1 大隣 憲司 Otonari, Kenji SOF 19 19 12 4 0 0 6 3 .750 140.1 551 109 5 104 37 0 4 3 0 29 27 1.73
2 吉川 光夫 Yoshikawa, Mitsuo HAM 20 20 11 4 0 0 2 1 .733 131.2 517 87 5 114 40 1 3 3 1 29 27 1.85
3 攝津  正 Settsu, Tadashi SOF 21 21 12 5 0 0 2 1 .706 147.1 602 119 6 115 50 0 1 1 0 39 34 2.08
4 武田  勝 Takeda, Masaru HAM 21 21 9 6 0 0 3 2 .600 144.2 564 128 6 68 26 1 3 0 0 39 37 2.30
5 成瀬 善久 Naruse, Yoshihisa LOT 21 21 11 7 0 0 5 2 .611 155.1 608 127 11 91 23 1 0 3 0 47 40 2.32

Other

There are nine qualified hitters (four from the CL and five from the PL) with batting averages over .300.

There are seven qualified pitchers (five from the CL and two from the PL) with ERAs under 2.00.

Some NPB leaders...

Hitting - Hits: Kensuke Tanaka (HAM) 137 ... Doubles: Nobuhiro Matsuda (SOF), Kazuhiro Wada (CHU) 28 ... Triples: Nobuhiro Matsuda (SOF) 7 ... Home runs: Wladimir Balentien (YAK) 26 ... RBI: Dae-Ho Lee (ORI) 77 ... Strikeouts: Shota Dobayashi (HIR) 113 ... Walks: Takashi Toritani (HAN) 75 ... Stolen bases: Ryo Hijirisawa (RAK) 43 ... OPS: Shinnosuke Abe (YAK) .939

Pitching - Games: Tetsuya Yamaguchi (YOM) 59 ... Wins: three tied at 12 ... Saves: Hitoki Iwase (CHU) 30 ... Innings: Yoshihisa Naruse (LOT) 155.1 ... Strikeouts: Toshiya Sugiuchi (YOM) 157 ... HR Allowed: two tied at 14 ... Walks: Randy Messenger (HAN) 52 ... ERA: Kenta Maeda (HIR) 1.45 ... WHIP: Toshiya Sugiuchi (YOM) 0.90

Batting, Pitching Leaders through August 20, 2012

by on Aug.20, 2012 @ 11:24 pm, under NPB
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Central League Hitting

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SO BB IBB HBP SH SF SB CS DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
1 阿部慎之助 Abe, Shinnosuke YOM 100 398 333 51 104 16 1 16 170 68 36 52 3 8 2 3 0 0 9 .312 .414 .511 .925
2 和田 一浩 Wada, Kazuhiro CHU 106 440 381 42 116 25 2 7 166 50 46 53 1 1 0 5 2 0 13 .304 .386 .436 .822
3 ミレッジ Milledge, Lastings YAK 101 445 396 61 120 19 0 17 190 50 60 39 2 5 3 2 8 7 9 .303 .371 .480 .851
4 坂本 勇人 Sakamoto, Hayato YOM 105 452 400 63 121 26 2 9 178 45 67 33 1 5 11 3 13 1 3 .303 .361 .445 .806
5 ラミレス Ramirez, Alex YOK 100 366 350 29 104 20 0 15 169 58 40 8 1 6 0 2 0 0 17 .297 .322 .483 .805

Central League Pitching

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G GS W L H Sv CG ShO WPCT IP BF H HR SO BB IBB HBP WP BK R ER ERA
1 前田 健太 Maeda, Kenta HIR 21 21 11 5 0 0 3 1 .688 147.0 592 115 2 119 33 1 6 1 0 33 23 1.41
2 杉内 俊哉 Sugiuchi, Toshiya YOM 20 20 10 2 0 0 3 2 .833 142.0 544 92 5 157 36 0 3 7 0 27 25 1.58
3 野村 祐輔 Nomura, Yusuke HIR 19 19 8 6 0 0 0 0 .571 127.2 502 91 4 80 34 0 1 2 2 30 23 1.62
4 内海 哲也 Utsumi, Tetsuya YOM 21 21 11 6 0 0 3 2 .647 143.0 577 134 5 90 29 1 5 3 0 33 27 1.70
5 澤村 拓一 Sawamura, Hirokazu YOM 21 21 9 8 0 0 2 1 .529 139.0 578 128 6 116 46 0 3 2 0 37 35 2.27

Pacific League Hitting

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SO BB IBB HBP SH SF SB CS DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
1 中島 裕之 Nakajima, Hiroyuki SEI 101 435 384 60 124 27 0 12 187 58 52 40 3 7 1 3 6 6 7 .323 .394 .487 .881
2 角中 勝也 Kakunaka, Katsuya LOT 90 371 334 41 103 25 4 3 145 46 47 28 0 4 1 4 5 2 4 .308 .365 .434 .799
3 松田 宣浩 Matsuda, Nobuhiro SOF 92 378 348 41 106 28 7 9 175 56 59 27 5 1 0 2 16 10 7 .305 .354 .503 .857
4 田中 賢介 Tanaka, Kensuke HAM 106 473 427 47 130 13 3 3 158 30 35 35 2 2 6 3 12 9 1 .304 .358 .370 .728
5 稲葉 篤紀 Inaba, Atsunori HAM 93 359 327 37 99 21 3 9 153 49 48 21 3 5 4 2 0 0 2 .303 .352 .468 .820

Pacific League Pitching

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G GS W L H Sv CG ShO WPCT IP BF H HR SO BB IBB HBP WP BK R ER ERA
1 大隣 憲司 Otonari, Kenji SOF 18 18 11 4 0 0 5 3 .733 131.1 515 102 5 97 33 0 4 3 0 28 26 1.78
2 吉川 光夫 Yoshikawa, Mitsuo HAM 19 19 10 4 0 0 1 1 .714 122.2 487 84 4 105 40 1 3 3 0 28 26 1.91
3 木佐貫 洋 Kisanuki, Hiroshi ORI 17 14 4 6 0 0 4 1 .400 107.0 425 86 6 63 29 1 3 3 0 27 24 2.02
4 攝津  正 Settsu, Tadashi SOF 20 20 11 5 0 0 2 1 .688 140.1 577 116 6 113 48 0 1 1 0 39 34 2.18
5 武田  勝 Takeda, Masaru HAM 20 20 8 6 0 0 3 2 .571 137.2 533 121 6 65 23 1 3 0 0 36 34 2.22

Other

There are nine qualified hitters (four from the CL and five from the PL) with batting averages over .300.

There are six qualified pitchers (four from the CL and two from the PL) with ERAs under 2.00.

Some NPB leaders...

Hitting - Hits: Kensuke Tanaka (HAM) 130 ... Doubles: Nobuhiro Matsuda (SOF) 28 ... Triples: Nobuhiro Matsuda (SOF) 7 ... Home runs: Wladimir Balentien (YAK) 26 ... RBI: Dae-Ho Lee (ORI) 71 ... Strikeouts: Shota Dobayashi (HIR) 109 ... Walks: Takashi Toritani (HAN) 74 ... Stolen bases: Ryo Hijirisawa (RAK) 43 ... OPS: Shinnosuke Abe (YAK) .925

Pitching - Games: Yoshihisa Hirano (ORI) 57 ... Wins: five tied at 11 ... Saves: Hitoki Iwase (CHU) 28 ... Innings: Yoshihisa Naruse (LOT) 149.1 ... Strikeouts: Toshiya Sugiuchi (YOM) 157 ... Walks: Randy Messenger (HAH) 49 ... ERA: Kenta Maeda (HIR) 1.41 ... WHIP: Toshiya Sugiuchi (YOM) 0.90

Batting, Pitching Leaders through August 13, 2012

by on Aug.13, 2012 @ 11:47 pm, under NPB
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Central League Hitting

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SO BB IBB HBP SH SF SB CS DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
1 阿部慎之助 Abe, Shinnosuke YOM 94 372 311 46 95 15 1 14 154 62 33 49 3 7 2 3 0 0 9 .305 .408 .495 .903
2 坂本 勇人 Sakamoto, Hayato YOM 99 426 377 58 114 25 2 9 170 45 62 30 1 5 11 3 12 1 3 .302 .359 .451 .810
3 大島 洋平 Oshima, Yohei CHU 100 435 380 53 112 13 4 1 136 6 58 28 0 12 15 0 19 7 6 .295 .362 .358 .720
4 ミレッジ Milledge, Lastings YAK 95 419 374 57 110 18 0 15 173 45 54 36 2 4 3 2 7 6 9 .294 .361 .463 .823
5 ラミレス Ramirez, Alex YOK 94 342 328 28 96 19 0 15 160 55 39 7 1 5 0 2 0 0 14 .293 .316 .488 .804

Central League Pitching

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G GS W L H Sv CG ShO WPCT IP BF H HR SO BB IBB HBP WP BK R ER ERA
1 前田 健太 Maeda, Kenta HIR 20 20 11 4 0 0 3 1 .733 141.0 565 110 1 116 30 1 6 1 0 30 23 1.47
2 野村 祐輔 Nomura, Yusuke HIR 18 18 7 6 0 0 0 0 .538 119.2 474 89 3 75 32 0 1 2 1 29 22 1.65
3 杉内 俊哉 Sugiuchi, Toshiya YOM 19 19 10 2 0 0 3 2 .833 134.0 513 87 5 154 33 0 2 7 0 27 25 1.68
4 内海 哲也 Utsumi, Tetsuya YOM 20 20 10 6 0 0 2 1 .625 134.0 544 130 5 88 26 1 5 3 0 33 27 1.81
5 澤村 拓一 Sawamura, Hirokazu YOM 20 20 8 8 0 0 2 1 .500 132.0 550 121 6 112 46 0 3 2 0 37 35 2.39

Pacific League Hitting

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SO BB IBB HBP SH SF SB CS DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
1 中島 裕之 Nakajima, Hiroyuki SEI 96 412 364 57 117 23 0 11 173 50 50 39 3 5 1 3 6 6 6 .321 .392 .475 .867
2 李  大浩 Lee, Dae-Ho ORI 100 418 358 43 110 17 2 20 191 68 61 51 2 6 0 3 0 2 11 .307 .400 .534 .933
3 田中 賢介 Tanaka, Kensuke HAM 100 446 403 44 123 13 3 3 151 30 33 33 2 1 6 3 11 9 1 .305 .357 .375 .732
4 松田 宣浩 Matsuda, Nobuhiro SOF 92 378 348 41 106 28 7 9 175 56 59 27 5 1 0 2 16 10 7 .305 .354 .503 .857
5 角中 勝也 Kakunaka, Katsuya LOT 84 345 314 39 95 23 4 2 132 43 46 23 0 3 1 4 5 2 3 .303 .352 .420 .772

Pacific League Pitching

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G GS W L H Sv CG ShO WPCT IP BF H HR SO BB IBB HBP WP BK R ER ERA
1 大隣 憲司 Otonari, Kenji SOF 17 17 10 4 0 0 5 3 .714 123.1 488 98 5 88 33 0 4 3 0 27 25 1.82
2 吉川 光夫 Yoshikawa, Mitsuo HAM 18 18 9 4 0 0 1 1 .692 116.2 459 79 4 98 36 1 2 3 0 27 25 1.93
3 木佐貫 洋 Kisanuki, Hiroshi ORI 16 13 4 6 0 0 4 1 .400 100.0 395 79 5 62 24 1 3 3 0 26 23 2.07
4 田中 将大 Tanaka, Masahiro RAK 14 14 6 3 0 0 5 1 .667 107.0 447 109 4 109 15 0 2 2 0 35 26 2.19
5 武田  勝 Takeda, Masaru HAM 19 19 8 5 0 0 3 2 .615 131.2 506 113 6 63 21 1 3 0 0 34 32 2.19

Other

There are eight qualified hitters (two from the CL and six from the PL) with batting averages over .300.

There are six qualified pitchers (four from the CL and two from the PL) with ERAs under 2.00.

Some NPB leaders...

Hitting - Hits: Kensuke Tanaka (HAM) 123 ... Doubles: Nobuhiro Matsuda (SOF) 28 ... Triples: Nobuhiro Matsuda (SOF) 7 ... Home runs: Wladimir Balentien (YAK) 26 ... RBI: Dae-Ho Lee (ORI) 68 ... Strikeouts: Shota Dobayashi (HIR) 103 ... Walks: Takashi Toritani (HAN) 68 ... Stolen bases: Ryo Hijirisawa (RAK) 42 ... OPS: Wladimir Balentien (YAK) 1.019

Pitching - Games: Yoshihisa Hirano (ORI) 54 ... Wins: Kenta Maeda (HIR) and Yoshihisa Naruse (LOT) 11 ... Saves: Hitoki Iwase (CHU) 28 ... Innings: Yoshihisa Naruse (LOT) 142.1 ... Strikeouts: Toshiya Sugiuchi (YOM) 154 ... Walks: Randy Messenger (HAH) 47 ... ERA: Kenta Maeda (HIR) 1.47 ... WHIP: Toshiya Sugiuchi (YOM) 0.90

Batting, Pitching Leaders through July 24, 2012

by on Jul.24, 2012 @ 11:39 pm, under NPB
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Central League Hitting

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SO BB IBB HBP SH SF SB CS DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
1 阿部慎之助 Abe, Shinnosuke YOM 78 309 257 39 79 12 1 12 129 47 26 42 3 6 2 2 0 0 6 .307 .414 .502 .916
2 坂本 勇人 Sakamoto, Hayato YOM 82 355 316 45 96 23 1 8 145 39 46 23 1 5 9 2 8 0 3 .304 .358 .459 .817
3 中村 紀洋 Nakamura, Norihiro YOK 78 311 278 37 82 23 1 8 131 42 43 30 1 0 0 3 1 1 12 .295 .360 .471 .831
4 ラミレス Ramirez, Alex YOK 78 278 265 23 78 17 0 11 128 44 32 6 0 5 0 2 0 0 10 .294 .320 .483 .803
5 石川 雄洋 Ishikawa, Takehiro YOK 77 295 256 31 74 9 1 1 88 14 46 23 1 3 12 1 7 6 3 .289 .353 .344 .697

Central League Pitching

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G GS W L H Sv CG ShO IP BF H HR SO BB IBB HBP WP BK R ER ERA
1 前田 健太 Maeda, Kenta HIR 17 17 9 3 0 0 3 1 122.0 486 93 1 104 29 1 5 1 0 22 19 1.40
2 野村 祐輔 Nomura, Yusuke HIR 15 15 7 3 0 0 0 0 102.0 395 71 3 64 25 0 0 2 0 20 16 1.41
3 内海 哲也 Utsumi, Tetsuya YOM 17 17 8 6 0 0 2 1 114.0 463 111 3 74 23 1 5 3 0 27 21 1.66
4 杉内 俊哉 Sugiuchi, Toshiya YOM 16 16 9 2 0 0 3 2 110.2 426 77 4 121 26 0 2 4 0 24 23 1.87
5 スタンリッジ Standridge, Jason HAN 15 15 5 5 0 0 0 0 86.0 356 73 5 64 25 0 8 3 0 25 20 2.09

Pacific League Hitting

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SO BB IBB HBP SH SF SB CS DP AVG OBP SLG OPS
1 田中 賢介 Tanaka, Kensuke HAM 84 373 336 40 107 11 3 3 133 28 27 28 2 1 5 3 8 7 1 .318 .370 .396 .765
2 松田 宣浩 Matsuda, Nobuhiro SOF 86 352 324 40 103 27 7 8 168 53 54 26 5 0 0 2 16 10 7 .318 .366 .519 .885
3 中島 裕之 Nakajima, Hiroyuki SEI 79 338 303 48 95 17 0 9 139 36 42 31 2 3 0 1 5 5 6 .314 .382 .459 .840
4 角中 勝也 Kakunaka, Katsuya LOT 67 270 243 31 76 16 4 2 106 33 36 19 0 3 1 4 4 1 2 .313 .364 .436 .801
5 稲葉 篤紀 Inaba, Atsunori HAM 72 278 257 30 79 18 3 8 127 42 42 14 2 4 2 1 0 0 2 .307 .351 .494 .846

Pacific League Pitching

  Name JPN Name ENG Team G GS W L H Sv CG ShO IP BF H HR SO BB IBB HBP WP BK R ER ERA
1 田中 将大 Tanaka, Masahiro RAK 11 11 6 2 0 0 5 1 89.0 366 88 4 91 9 0 2 0 0 24 18 1.82
2 成瀬 善久 Naruse, Yoshihisa LOT 16 16 9 4 0 0 5 2 122.1 470 94 5 74 18 1 0 3 0 26 25 1.84
3 大隣 憲司 Otonari, Kenji SOF 14 14 7 4 0 0 4 3 100.1 397 82 4 75 26 0 3 3 0 23 21 1.88
4 武田  勝 Takeda, Masaru HAM 16 16 6 5 0 0 3 2 112.2 429 91 4 57 18 0 3 0 0 27 25 2.00
5 攝津  正 Settsu, Tadashi SOF 16 16 9 4 0 0 1 0 114.1 471 96 5 88 37 0 1 1 0 32 27 2.13

Other

There are eight qualified hitters (two from the CL and six from the PL) with batting averages over .300.

There are seven qualified pitchers (four from the CL and three from the PL) with ERAs under 2.00.

Some NPB leaders...

Hitting - Hits: Kensuke Tanaka (HAM) 107 ... Doubles: Nobuhiro Matsuda (SOF) 27 ... Triples: Nobuhiro Matsuda (SOF) 7 ... Home runs: Wladimir Balentien (YAK) 24 ... RBI: Wladimir Balentien (YAK) 58 ... Strikeouts: Shota Dobayashi (HIR) 82 ... Walks: Takashi Toritani (HAN) 58 ... Stolen bases: Ryo Hijirisawa (RAK) 32 ... OPS: Wladimir Balentien (YAK) 1.011

Pitching - Games: Tetsuya Yamaguchi (YOM) 45 ... Wins: Kenta Maeda (HIR), Toshiya Sugiuchi (YOM), Tadashi Settsu (SOF), and Yoshihisa Naruse (LOT) 9 ... Saves: Hitoki Iwase (CHU) 27 ... Innings: Yoshihisa Naruse (LOT) 122.1 ... Strikeouts: Toshiya Sugiuchi (YOM) 121 ... Walks: Yuki Saito (HAM) 43 ... ERA: Kenta Maeda (HIR) 1.40 ... WHIP: Yoshihisa Naruse (LOT) 0.92

Hanshin Tigers: Stats over their last eleven games

by on Jul.10, 2012 @ 1:01 am, under NPB
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The Hanshin Tigers went 1-10 over their last eleven games.  I mentioned elsewhere that it was an eleven-game road trip, but in actuality, it was a nine-game road trip with two home games at Matsuyama.  Either way, it was an awful eleven games.

And for those interested, here are some stats from those eleven games.

Pitching

  G QS IP BF H HR SO BB HBP R ER ERA
Starters 11 2 56.2 266 69 8 30 21 4 46 37 5.88
Relievers 11 -- 34.1 145 26 2 29 15 2 13 12 3.15
Total 11 2 91 411 95 10 59 36 6 59 49 4.85

Hitting

G AB R H RBI HR SO BB HBP DP LOB AVG OBP SLG
11 378 37 98 36 4 67 25 2 12 77 .259 .307 .339

The Tigers also committed six errors and allowed ten unearned runs.  They lost three games by one run and three games by two runs.  The two quality starts did not include the game they actually won.  The offense also banged out double-digit hits in six of the eleven games.