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

Discussion in the Bayside West: Yokohama forum
The Pro Yakyu Report Vol. 1.16 - Multi-Position Pitchers
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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Michael Westbay
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