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[1/4/2016] Softbank Hawks: Yuki Yanagita 2015 home runs

by on Jan.05, 2016 @ 3:33 am, under NPB
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Nikkan Sports posted a few details about Yuki Yanagita's thirty-four home runs in 2015.

Yanagita, Yuki SOF LF
14 HR
(41.2%)
113.2 meters
CF
5 HR
(14.7%)
129.0 meters
RF
15 HR
(44.1%)
117.3 meters

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  • In the 1990s, forty-two percent of hitters with thirty or more home runs in a season were left-handed. Between 2000 and 2010, forty-three percent were left-hande. Since 2011, Yanagita and Shinnosuke Abe (thirty-two in 2013) were the only left-handed hitters to blast thirty or more home runs. The remaining seventeen hitters were right-handed.
  • Of the nineteen hitters that have hit thirty or more home runs in a season since 2011, Yanagita is the only one to hit more than forty percent the other way. Every other hitter pulled their home runs at least fifty-six percent of the time.

Source: Nikkan Sports 1/3/2016

[11/25/2015] NPB 2015 Most Valuable Player Award: Yuki Yanagita (SOF), Tetsuto Yamada (YAK)

by on Nov.25, 2015 @ 7:07 pm, under NPB
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NPB 2015 Most Valuable Player Award

Pacific League

Yuki Yanagita (Softbank)

G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HP SO GDP AVG OBP SLG
138 605 502 110 182 31 1 34 317 99 32 8 0 1 88 14 101 9 .363 .469 .631

Central League

Tetsuto Yamada (Yakult)

G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI SB CS SH SF BB HP SO GDP AVG OBP SLG
143 646 557 119 183 39 2 38 340 100 34 4 0 3 81 5 111 11 .329 .416 .610

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[9/16/2013] Injury Updates: Obiki, Ishii (HAM), Yanagita (SOF)

by on Sep.16, 2013 @ 11:39 pm, under NPB
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Nippon Ham Fighters

Keiji Obiki and Yuya Ishii were taken off the active roster today -- Obiki with right elbow pain and Ishii after taking a batted ball off his left knee on Sunday.

Source: Sponichi 9/16/2013, Nikkan Sports 9/16/2013

Softbank Hawks

Yuki Yanagita missed a few games with cellulitis in his right shin.  He returned to the starting line-up on the 14th and hit a solo home run today against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  He is still taking medication for the infection.

"It is getting better.  It has gotten a lot easier to bear," said Yanagita.

Source: Sponichi 9/16/2013

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[9/10/2013] Injury Updates: Clark (CHU), Nakata (HAM), Yanagita (SOF), Ray, Rasner (RAK)

by on Sep.10, 2013 @ 11:58 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Matt Clark missed the last couple games because of tightness in his back.  He returned to the line-up tonight against the Hnashin Tigers and batted second for the first time in his NPB career.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Sho Nakata (left pinky fracture) visited Sapporo Dome today to give Hideki Kuriyama an update on his progress.  He also did some light workouts with the Ichi-gun team.  He will be re-examined at a hospital in Sapporo on Wednesday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2013

Softbank Hawks

Yuki Yanagita did not play in tonight's game against Seibu because of cellulitis on his right leg.  He did not attend practices since he was getting treatment at a Fukuoka hospital.  He will not be taken off the active roster for the time being because the Hawks do not expect him to miss too many days.

Source: Nikkan Sports 9/10/2013, Sponichi 9/10/2013

Rakuten Eagles

Ken Ray took a batted ball near his right temple in the 2nd inning of tonight's game against Lotte (Daichi Suzuki was the batter).  Casey McGehee rushed over and helped him to the dugout.  Ray was taken to a Chiba hospital in an ambulance and later diagnosed with a fracture in his right cheekbone.  There was no apparent damage to the brain.  He will undergo a full examination on Wednesday.

Source: Daily Sports 9/10/2013, Sponichi 9/9/20103

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Darrell Rasner returned to the US on Monday to get another opinion on his right elbow.  There is a chance he might require surgery.  Depending on how things turn out, this could end up being his last year with the Eagles.

Rasner first felt discomfort in his right elbow during a game against Lotte on August 24.

Source: Sanspo 9/10/2013, Daily Sports 9/10/2013

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[8/25/2013] Injury Updates: Hayashi, Fujii, Nakamura (YOK), Otani (HAM), Yanagita (SOF), Furuya (LOT)

by on Aug.25, 2013 @ 7:05 pm, under NPB
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Yokohama Bay Stars

Masanori Hayashi and Shugo Fujii were taken off the active roster today -- Fujii started Saturday's game against Yomiuri and left after throwing just seventeen pitches with discomfort in his left elbow; Hayashi entered the game in relief in the 9th and was removed with tightness in his back.

Norihiro Nakamura was left out of the starting line-up on Saturday with tightness in his back.  He returned to the starting line-up today.

Source: Sponichi 8/25/2013, Daily Sports 8/25/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Shohei Otani tore some skin on his right middle finger during his last start on the 23rd against the Orix Buffaloes.  He had the finger taped before Saturday's game and told reporters he was fine.

Source: Sanspo 8/25/2013, Sponichi 8/25/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks are using Yuki Yanagita as a DH because his right shoulder is not yet fully healed.

Source: Daily Sports 8/25/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Takuya Furuya started a game against Rakuten on Saturday and was pulled after giving up three runs over three innings.  He later complained of tightness in his left shoulder.  He was taken off the active roster today.  He will have the shoulder examined on Monday.  The team does not think the condition is serious.

Source: Sponichi 8/25/2013

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[7/12/2013] Injury Updates: Luna (CHU), Keppel, Otani (HAM), Yanagita (SOF), Mahara (ORI)

by on Jul.12, 2013 @ 11:48 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

Hector Luna (left knee) was not in the starting line-up tonight against the Yomiuri Giants.

"I need a little more time.  I was thinking about getting back into the line-up for the Hiroshima series [at Mazda Stadium]," said Luna.

Mazda Stadium will probably be easier on Luna's knees with the natural grass field.

Source: Sanspo 7/12/2013

Nippon Ham Fighters

Bobby Keppel (coming back from right shoulder surgery) joined the Ichi-gun team for workouts today for the first time this season.  He is currently scheduled to start a game against Lotte at Sapporo Dome on the 14th.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/12/2013

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1st round draft pick Shohei Otani (incomplete fracture in right cheekbone) spoke to reporters today and said he felt he should be fine to participate in the All-Star Series.  He also admitted he was not paying enough attention to the ball while running intervals in the outfield during batting practice on Thursday.

"It hurts sometimes when I eat, but other than that, it is fine," said Otani.

Source: Sports Hochi 7/12/2013, Nikkan Sports 7/12/2013

Softbank Hawks

Yuki Yanagita (right shoulder) could return to the active roster in time for the start of the Lotte series on the 15th.  Since his shoulder is still not fully healed, he will most likely be used as a DH.

Source: Nikkan Sports 7/12/2013

Orix Buffaloes

Takahiro Mahara (right shoulder/arm) pitched in a Ni-gun rehab game today.  He gave up a run (unearned) on two hits over an inning of work and topped out at 147km/h.

"I think this was a big step forward.  It will be interesting to see how things go when I push myself up to the next level, but I felt no discomfort.  I will do my best to make it back [to the Ichi-gun roster]," said Mahara.

Source: Sanspo 7/12/2013

Sponichi may have been looking at a different speed gun since they mention him topping out at 150km/h.

Source: Sponichi 7/12/2013

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[6/28/2013] Injury Updates: Yanagita, Fujioka (Softbank), Greisinger (Lotte)

by on Jun.28, 2013 @ 6:19 pm, under NPB
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Softbank Hawks

Yuki Yanagita was examined at a hospital in Fukuoka today and diagnosed with a minor rotator cuff tear in his right shoulder.  The chief trainer told reporters that Yanagita will resume practices once the pain subsides and could require about three weeks for a full recovery.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2013

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Yoshiaki Fujioka was taken off the active roster today because he is not feeling well -- after practices on Thursday, he complained of feeling sluggish and was examined at a hospital in Chiba.  He is scheduled for another examination at a hospital in Fukuoka on Saturday.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2013

Chiba Lotte Marines

Seth Greisinger described his back problems on Thursday as feeling like a cramp.  He took an injury time out in the 2nd inning with two outs, but managed to return after getting a quick massage.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/28/2013

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[6/26/2013] Injury Updates: Brad Bergesen (Chunichi), Yuki Yanagita (Softbank)

by on Jun.26, 2013 @ 5:28 pm, under NPB
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Chunichi Dragons

The swelling in Brad Bergesen's right index finger was probably from a bug bite he suffered at some point before the start of the game.  He was taken off the active roster today.

Source: Sanspo 6/26/2013Sports Hochi 6/26/2013Sponichi 6/26/2013

Softbank Hawks

The Hawks took Yuki Yanagita off the active roster today after he hurt his right shoulder while making a diving catch in the 5th inning of Tuesday's game against the Nippon Ham Fighters.  He is scheduled to have shoulder checked out at a hospital in Fukuoka on the 28th.  The team thinks Yanagita could miss two to three weeks.

Source: Nikkan Sports 6/26/2013

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Softbank Hawks: Yuki Yanagita taken off active roster

by on May.02, 2013 @ 12:30 am, under NPB
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Yuki Yanagita was taken to a hospital in Fukuoka on Wednesday because of a fever (thirty-eight degrees Celsius).  He was evaluated and diagnosed with purulent lymphadenitis in his right groin (右鼠径化膿性リンパ節炎).  It could take a week for his symptoms to clear.

Source: Sponichi 5/1/2013

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Softbank Hawks News and Notes: February 20, 2013

by on Feb.20, 2013 @ 11:26 pm, under NPB
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Bullpen Sessions / Batting Practice

Today

  • 1st round draft pick Nao Higashihama: bullpen, personal camp high 166 pitches

Source: Sports Hochi 2/20/2013

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Yuki Yanagita lost about three kilograms because of the flu.  He will work on getting his weight back to ninety-seven kilograms.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2013

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Ryota Igarashi is setting up a fund to help support youth baseball in the Tohoku region.  Over the course of the season, he will put 100,000 yen into the fund for every save and hold he records.  His goal is to reach three million yen.

Source: Sponichi 2/20/2013

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Harry Hawk (mascot) is planning to undergo intensive training to improve his back-flips.  He can now do as many as nine in a row, but wants to push that figure into the double digits.

Source: Nikkan Sports 2/20/2013

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