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Posted Players
The following is the list of players who have gone through the Posting System from NPB to MLB.

January 1999: Alejandro Kesada, Hiroshima to Cincinnati, $400,001 bid.
January 1999: Timoniel Perez (Hiroshima) - no bids.
November 2000: Ichiro Suzuki, Orix to Seattle, $13,125,000 bid.
January 2002: Kazuhisa Ishii, Yakult to Los Angeles Dodgers, $11,500,000 bid.
December 2002: Akinori Ohtsuka (Kintetsu) - no bids.
February 2003: Ramon Ramirez, Hiroshima to New York Yankees, $300,000 bid.
November 2003: Akinori Ohtsuka, Chunichi to San Diego, $300,000 bid.
January 2005: Norihiro Nakamura, Orix to Los Angeles Dodgers, Undisclosed bid.
November 2005: Yusaku Iriki, Nippon Ham to ????.

Many people mistakenly think that Ichiro was the first player to be posted to MLB. That is not correct, it was Hiroshima's Kesada who came up through the Carp's Dominican Academy. Kesada played in only 34 ichi-gun games for Hiroshima in 1998, batting .311 (19 for 61) with 3 home runs and 9 RBI, striking out 14 times and walking just twice.

Ichiro was the first Japanese player to have been posted.

Source: Nikkan Sports, November 25, 2005.
Comments
Re: Posted Players
[ Author: Guest: John Brooks | Posted: Dec 5, 2005 5:28 AM ]

- November 2005: Yusaku Iriki, Nippon Ham to ????.

Iriki failed to recieved any bids [Japan Ball]. This is the second time a Japanese player failed to recieve any bids on the posting system (Akinori Ohtsuka, 2002).
Re: Posted Players
[ Author: Guest: John Brooks | Posted: Dec 12, 2005 11:09 PM ]

December 2005 - Shinji Mori - Seibu to ??? [Japan Ball Article]
Re: Posted Players
[ Author: Guest: John Brooks | Posted: Dec 16, 2005 2:23 PM ]

- December 2005 - Shinji Mori - Seibu to ???

The Tampa Bay Devil Rays won the rights to bid with Mori.
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