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Takahiro Saeki planning to retire

by on Feb.03, 2013 @ 10:10 pm, under NPB
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Takahiro Saeki spoke to reporters and told them that he was planning to retire.

"I have been training since the start of the year, but I made the decision [to retire] on January 28, the anniversary of my father's death. ... I have a lot of regrets with regards to my performances, but I have no regrets with regards to what I have done to get here" said Saeki.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/3/2013

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Chiba Lotte Marines to give G.G. Sato, Takahiro Saeki, Hiroyuki Kobayashi tryouts during fall camp

by on Nov.01, 2012 @ 12:55 pm, under NPB
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The Chiba Lotte Marines are planning to give G.G. Sato (34) and Takahiro Saeki (42) a tryout during the second block of fall camp, which begins on November 6.

Sato spent a large part of the year playing baseball in Italy before joining the ROKI TECHO Baseball Club (Industrial League) in September.  Saeki was released by Chunichi last year and has been looking for an opportunity to play.

Source: Sports Hochi 11/1/2012

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UPDATE @ 4:55pm - Updated reports note that the Marines are also planning to give Hiroyuki Kobayashi a look.  Tryouts will most likely last a few days and take place after the first twelve-team joint tryout on the 9th. Source: Nikkan Sports 11/1/2012, Sports Hochi 11/1/2012

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Takahiro Saeki will not attend tryouts and will instead just wait for an offer

by on Nov.22, 2011 @ 4:57 pm, under NPB
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41-year-old Takahiro Saeki would like to continue playing and told reporters on Monday that he was not going to attend the 12-team tryouts and was instead going to wait for offers.  He also hinted that he might be willing to play for an independent league team.

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Career Stats

Year Tm G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO GIDP AVG SLG OBP OPS
1993 YOK 55 146 131 5 26 4 1 2 38 12 1 2 1 0 12 2 27 2 .198 .290 .276 .566
1994 YOK 107 318 283 31 73 20 0 11 126 44 3 0 0 2 30 3 59 7 .258 .445 .333 .781
1995 YOK 103 246 212 27 56 17 1 7 96 29 0 1 2 2 29 1 45 1 .264 .453 .352 .808
1996 YOK 114 438 390 49 113 23 5 6 164 59 3 4 6 7 33 2 55 11 .290 .421 .343 .769
1997 YOK 106 303 265 20 69 12 1 4 95 25 6 2 5 2 29 2 62 5 .260 .358 .336 .696
1998 YOK 108 341 304 44 88 20 2 9 139 55 1 2 2 2 31 2 54 2 .289 .457 .357 .816
1999 YOK 112 401 363 49 112 17 1 10 161 53 1 2 0 3 34 1 49 7 .309 .444 .367 .813
2000 YOK 122 486 440 46 114 23 0 6 155 52 2 2 1 1 41 3 69 7 .259 .352 .326 .679
2001 YOK 140 555 490 58 148 18 2 14 212 73 11 7 12 3 46 4 73 12 .302 .433 .365 .799
2002 YOK 62 225 209 15 62 11 0 2 79 23 4 2 3 1 11 1 36 6 .297 .378 .333 .713
2003 YOK 104 287 268 24 73 12 1 11 120 41 1 3 0 2 14 3 64 1 .272 .448 .314 .764
2004 YOK 127 511 463 63 149 16 2 19 226 57 2 4 3 3 39 3 100 12 .322 .488 .376 .866
2005 YOK 146 640 578 74 157 28 2 19 246 88 5 3 0 2 57 3 119 18 .272 .426 .339 .766
2006 YOK 86 343 307 25 69 13 0 5 97 37 1 2 2 1 27 5 78 6 .225 .316 .297 .614
2007 YOK 125 447 404 49 122 25 3 16 201 67 0 1 4 2 34 3 54 8 .302 .498 .359 .858
2008 YOK 90 208 186 14 50 11 0 2 67 19 0 0 7 1 13 1 30 2 .269 .360 .318 .680
2009 YOK 114 402 361 32 93 16 0 12 145 55 1 1 0 3 35 3 90 9 .258 .402 .326 .730
2010 YOK 10 10 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .111 .111 .200 .311
2011 CHU 64 118 109 4 22 4 1 1 31 6 0 0 3 0 5 1 22 3 .202 .284 .243 .528
Totals 1895 6425 5772 629 1597 290 22 156 2399 795 42 38 51 37 521 43 1086 119 .277 .416 .339 .757
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Senryokugai: Chunichi Dragons’ Takahiro Saeki, Junichi Kawahara

by on Oct.29, 2011 @ 9:20 pm, under NPB
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The Chunichi Dragons informed 41-year-old Takahiro Saeki and 38-year-old Junichi Kawahara that their contracts wouldn't be extended into the 2012 season.

The two players took part in practices at Nagoya Dome today in preparation for the Final Stage of the Climax Series.

Takahiro Saeki 2011 Season

Level G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB IBB HP SO GDP AVG SLG OBP
Ichi-gun 64 118 109 4 22 4 1 1 31 6 0 0 3 0 5 0 1 22 3 .202 .284 .243
Ni-gun 9 29 26 0 7 1 0 0 8 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 4 2 .269 .308 .310

Junichi Kawahara 2011 Season

Level G W L SV HLD CG SHO PCT BF IP H HR BB IBB HB SO WP BK R ER ERA
Ichi-guni 30 1 4 0 10 0 0 .200 87 20.1 19 1 8 1 0 12 0 0 8 6 2.66
Ni-gun 14 1 0 0 - 0 0 1.000 60 15.1 12 1 5 0 0 16 0 0 4 3 1.76

A complete list of Chunichi Dragon senryokugai players can be found here.

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Chunichi Dragons Spring Camp News and Notes: February 18, 2011

by on Feb.18, 2011 @ 1:40 pm, under NPB
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This post will be updated throughout the day.

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Yesterday's practice game against the LG Twins:

Takahiro Saeki was the starting DH and batted 6th.  He went 2-for-2.

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Felix Carrasco spent time taking fielding practice and BP today.  In two practice games so far this spring, he's gone 3-for-9 with 3 RBI.  Carrasco is hoping to play in tomorrow's practice game against the SK Wyverns.

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Masahiko Morino stayed back for about an hour and 20 minutes worth of extra BP today.

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Wei-Ying Chen did not touch a baseball during practice today and spent most of his day working on his upper body.

Said conditioning coach Watari Sumida, "While he doesn't have any problems with his upper body, it's going to take a bit longer."

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Takuya Asao got some pointers on how to throw two types of fork balls (one that spins like a slider and another like a shuto) from the LG Twins' temporary coach Kazuhiro Sasaki before yesterday's practice game.  He worked on both during his 41-pitch bullpen session today.  Asao is also working on a palm ball.

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Takahiro Saeki spent about 3 hours hitting in the cages after general practice on Wednesday.

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Yokohama Bay Stars ask Shuichi Murata to be captain for 2011 season

by on Nov.26, 2010 @ 4:51 pm, under NPB
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The Yokohama Bay Stars held their year-end meeting / gathering on ThursdayTakahiro Saeki also attended and said his goodbyes (he signed with the Chunichi Dragons earlier this month).

And Shuichi Murata announced that the team contacted him and asked him to be the captain for the 2011 season.  Murata becomes the first team captain since Takuro Ishii was captain in 2002.

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Chunichi Dragons News and Notes: November 14, 2010

by on Nov.14, 2010 @ 8:56 pm, under NPB
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Takahiro Saeki dropped by the Yokohama Bay Stars' Yokosuka training facilities on Saturday to look through his locker and prepare for his move to the Dragons.  Said Saeki about signing with the Dragons, "I'm happy to get a fresh start with a new team at this age.  I'm grateful to be able to play baseball.  The Dragons uniform is the same color blue as the Bay Stars.  I'm looking forward [to playing].

Saeki was set to spend one last day of practice at Yoksuka today before joining the Dragons for practice tomorrow.

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The Chunichi Dragons held a tryout for Tatsuo Kinoshita at Nagoya Stadium on Saturday.  After tossing 61 pitches in front of Hiromitsu Ochiai and the other coaches, Kinoshita took part in the Dragons' regular team practice (about 7 hours long).

Kinoshita has been a fan of the Dragons since the very start and actually cried when he was drafted by the Fighters in 2005.  Kinoshita is scheduled to stay with the team until the 19th.

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Takahiro Saeki joins the Chunichi Dragons

by on Nov.12, 2010 @ 8:54 pm, under NPB
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12/2/2010 5:09pm JST

Saeki will be making 15M yen plus incentives next season.

11/15/2010 8:45pm JST

The Dragons held a press conference for Seaki at Nagoya Stadium today.  Saeki's contract will likely be finalized some time in December (still no uniform number either).

11/12/2010 8:54pm JST

The Chunichi Dragons announced today that came to terms with Yokohama Bay Star senryokugai Takahiro Saeki.  Saeki will join the team for fall practice beginning on the 15th.

The Dragons also announced that they will be giving Nippon Ham Fighter senryokugai Tatsuo Kinoshita a tryout tomorrow.

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Chunichi Dragons interested in senryokugai Takahiro Saeki

by on Nov.08, 2010 @ 9:41 pm, under NPB
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The Chunichi Dragons will apparently go after Yokohama Bay Stars' senryokugai player Takahiro Saeki.

Career Stats

YR TM G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HBP SO GIDP AVG OBP SLG OPS
1993 YOK 55 146 131 5 26 4 1 2 38 12 1 2 1 0 12 2 27 2 .198 .276 .290 .566
1994 YOK 107 318 283 31 73 20 0 11 126 44 3 0 0 2 30 3 59 7 .258 .333 .445 .781
1995 YOK 103 246 212 27 56 17 1 7 96 29 0 1 2 2 29 1 45 1 .264 .352 .453 .808
1996 YOK 114 438 390 49 113 23 5 6 164 59 3 4 6 7 33 2 55 11 .290 .343 .421 .769
1997 YOK 106 303 265 20 69 12 1 4 95 25 6 2 5 2 29 2 62 5 .260 .336 .358 .696
1998 YOK 108 341 304 44 88 20 2 9 139 55 1 2 2 2 31 2 54 2 .289 .357 .457 .816
1999 YOK 112 401 363 49 112 17 1 10 161 53 1 2 0 3 34 1 49 7 .309 .367 .444 .813
2000 YOK 122 486 440 46 114 23 0 6 155 52 2 2 1 1 41 3 69 7 .259 .326 .352 .679
2001 YOK 140 555 490 58 148 18 2 14 212 73 11 7 12 3 46 4 73 12 .302 .365 .433 .799
2002 YOK 62 225 209 15 62 11 0 2 79 23 4 2 3 1 11 1 36 6 .297 .333 .378 .713
2003 YOK 104 287 268 24 73 12 1 11 120 41 1 3 0 2 14 3 64 1 .272 .314 .448 .764
2004 YOK 127 511 463 63 149 16 2 19 226 57 2 4 3 3 39 3 100 12 .322 .376 .488 .866
2005 YOK 146 640 578 74 157 28 2 19 246 88 5 3 0 2 57 3 119 18 .272 .339 .426 .766
2006 YOK 86 343 307 25 69 13 0 5 97 37 1 2 2 1 27 5 78 6 .225 .297 .316 .614
2007 YOK 125 447 404 49 122 25 3 16 201 67 0 1 4 2 34 3 54 8 .302 .359 .498 .858
2008 YOK 90 208 186 14 50 11 0 2 67 19 0 0 7 1 13 1 30 2 .269 .318 .360 .680
2009 YOK 114 402 361 32 93 16 0 12 145 55 1 1 0 3 35 3 90 9 .258 .326 .402 .730
2010 YOK 10 10 9 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .111 .200 .111 .311
Totals 1831 6307 5663 625 1575 286 21 155 2368 789 42 38 48 37 516 42 1064 116 .278 .341 .418 .761
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