There are two companion pieces. The first examines why we haven't had more Japanese players before now, and can be found at:
The last piece is an extension of the Major League projections I've done for Oh in the first two articles, and can be found at:
I encourage anyone who finds these analyses convincing to spread the word about Oh in his/her baseball-related newsgroups and mailing lists. This is especially true for you fans of Ichiro and Kazuhiro Sasaki. Putting Oh in the HOF for his exploits in Japan will provide a precedent both Ichiro and Sasaki would need to be inducted--namely that performance in Japanese baseball can and should be considered in determining a players' worthiness for induction.
This is a site about Pro Yakyu (Japanese Baseball), not about who the next player to go over to MLB is. It's a community of Pro Yakyu fans who have come together to share their knowledge and opinions with the world. It's a place to follow teams and individuals playing baseball in Japan (and Asia), and to learn about Japanese (and Asian) culture through baseball.
It is my sincere hope that once you learn a bit about what we're about here that you will join the community of contributors.