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Postby bird33 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:30 pm

I am in a league where anybody can be bought including Japanese players not yet signed on a major league team. I bought Daisuke last August and have him on my roster for $1 this and next year which has turned into a steal. Does anybody know of who the top Japanese prospects that could be in the majors next year?

If you could mention any info you know-how likely to sign with MLB team, who big an impact can they make, would they be worth a keeper for next year. Thanks for the help!
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Re: Top Japanese Prospects

Postby Amatter32 » Tue Jul 10, 2007 4:50 pm

Fukudome is the only guy I've heard of.
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Re: Top Japanese Prospects

Postby sandman042 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:14 pm

sho nakata is a name u should look at for yrs down the road. he hit 86 homers in high school.
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Re: Top Japanese Prospects

Postby Havok1517 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 1:25 pm

bird33 wrote:I am in a league where anybody can be bought including Japanese players not yet signed on a major league team. I bought Daisuke last August and have him on my roster for $1 this and next year which has turned into a steal. Does anybody know of who the top Japanese prospects that could be in the majors next year?

If you could mention any info you know-how likely to sign with MLB team, who big an impact can they make, would they be worth a keeper for next year. Thanks for the help!


Here is an article I wrote for the cafe at the beginning of the season... http://www.fantasybaseballcafe.com/2007/tips_sons2.php

Note: Apparently, since Saitoh was injured for a large portion of time. He might not get granted free agency in Japan and may need to be posted. But Nakata, Aoki, Darvish, etc are all too young and cheap to make the jump to the majors unless they are posted but I don't see that happening anytime soon. I will write a Rising Sons III later on in the season when more info becomes available as to who might make the MLB leap. Hope this helps.
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Re: Top Japanese Prospects

Postby bird33 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 3:30 pm

Thanks for the info and the great article. Look forward to your next one. Looks like Fukodome would be the #1 guy to get at this time.
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