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Shohei Otani’s 2015 season ended in a disappointing fashion. In game one of the first round of the NPB playoffs (called Climax Series), the twenty-one-year old lasted only 2.2 innings while surrendering five runs on six hits and three walks to the Chiba Lotte Marines. He and Nippon Ham were

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Finding solid-hitting catchers, especially in deep leagues, is a tough task for dynasty owners. In fact, of 28 catchers who have logged more than 300 plate appearances in 2015, only 9 have posted above league-average offensive production. Here I introduce potential solutions who are currently in early stages in their

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The quarter pole of the 2015 season is in the rearview mirror. Time flies. This year, we’ve seen more than a few NPB young stars turning into legitimate dudes. In my opinion, the two guys I’ll talk about in this piece can be MLB regulars at the moment. Let’s take

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As the calendar ticks into late July and we’ve past the halfway through the 2015 season, we’ve seen quite a few breakout players here on the other side of the Pacific. Notably, a pair of center fielders have blossomed into legitimate superstars. Dynasty owners should be aware of these names. Put

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We’re about half way in the 2015 season. TDG Top 500 have been updated. Mid-season prospect rankings are coming. A little to many have changed since pre-season. Things aren’t much different on the other side of the sea. Here  I going to take a look at some names I mentioned

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This is the 3rd and final piece of my 3-part NPB prospect rankings for the 2015 season. Most of guys in this tier are 6-8 years away from producing at the MLB level, or even some of them will never come over to the States. A post about these players

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Here I continue counting up my rankings further more. If you missed last week, here are top 5. 6) Yoshio Itoi, OF, Orix Buffaloes (Age 33) I have no doubt that he has all the tools that would play well at the MLB level: raw power that stands out among Japanese

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Congratulations on surviving another off-season. We’re just over a couple of weeks away from the new season. And better yet, NPB opening day is a mere 5 days away. Here at TDG, I ranked 30 NPB players to watch for for the coming season. The rankings are based on 1)

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On Thursday October 23rd, the annual NPB first draft took place. It’s been 2 months since the event, but not much of information in the language you can understand is available, I take a look at it here at TDG. Among many things about the NPB draft that would look

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