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Projected Impact Players?

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Projected Impact Players?
Can someone tell me a list of impact Japanese players who are expected to come to MLB in next 2 seasons? Thanks for your input.
Re: Projected Impact Players?
[ Author: Jbroks86 | Posted: Apr 23, 2007 11:50 AM | SFT Fan ]

Just search the first page of the Rumor Mill forum. There currently are a lot of topics discussing who may or may not be heading to the majors.
Re: Projected Impact Players?
[ Author: Guest: puddin head | Posted: May 5, 2007 1:51 PM ]

Iwase has 86 saves for the Dragons over the past two seasons. With the pressure of pennant races, every save a big game. Considering how Okajima has been so successful with Boston this season, teams may be looking to Japan for bullpen help, especially cool customers who don't get awestruck by the big stage.
Re: Projected Impact Players?
[ Author: Guest: Matthew | Posted: May 11, 2007 7:32 AM ]

Some of these guys aren't FA or are injured, but these are the main closers in Japan and could find themselves on a MLB roster next year or there after.

Yakult Swallows - Hirotoshi Ishii (LHP) (Injured, needs posted), Ryota Igarashi (RHP) (Injured, needs posted)
Chunichi Dragons - Hitoki Iwase (LHP)(FA)
Lotte Marines - Masahide Kobayashi (RHP) (FA?)
Hashin Tigers - Kyuji Fujikawa (LHP) (needs posted)
Yomiuri Giants - Kiyoshi Toyoda (RHP) (FA)

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