Yoda wrote:I'm sorry but that's a pretty big difference. While Kenji had 35+ HRs just once, Matsui hit 35+ every year. And Matsui plays in a hitter's park, in an excellent line up and still hit only 16 HR in his first season here.
While I agree the Johjima/Matsui production in Japan is not all that comparable, it should be noted that Yankee stadium is a slight pitchers park, not a hitters.
The most impressive thing with Johjima so far is that he has displayed power to both fields. That is an encouraging sign, and suggests continued success as the season goes on.