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The Pro Yakyu Report Vol. 1.16 - Multi-Position Pitchers

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Featuring Michael Westbay (a.k.a. westbaystars)

Michael Westbay has been blogging about Pro Yakyu since before the word "blog" entered the vernacular. Here he writes about Pro Yakyu in general, and the Yokohama BayStars in particular.

The Pro Yakyu Report Vol. 1.16 - Multi-Position Pitchers

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With the Ohtani Experiment going on up in Hokkaido, the Fighters are looking to have their super-rookie both pitch and play in the field. There's a lot more than just marketing research going on in seeing if the kid can do it.

I delve a little bit into how pitchers have played multiple positions during the Single League and Two League eras. This is an ongoing research project.

Pocket Calendar:

April 15: Japan Baseball Weekly Podcast featuring interview with Rakuten's Andrew Jones.

April 20: Tokyo SABR Quarterly Meeting at Shiba no Tori Dai-ichi in Tokyo ( starting from 3:30 pm.

Know of a Pro Yakyu related event coming up? Let us know at the Pro Yakyu Community on Google+ (

Resources/References: - Ohtani Sprains Ankle
The Official Baseball Encyclopedia 2004, Baseball Magazine Sha
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