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rhd wrote:He's played only 2 full seasons in Japan, and wont be a FA for another 7 years. Which means that likely he wont be posted, if at all, until 6 years from now. Which means you shouldnt draft him until a year or 2 before he's likely to be posted. In short, I wouldnt draft him now unless you dont mind him taking up a spot on your minor league roster for about 4-5 years. Is Kosuke Fukudome available? I think he's better than Aoki (think Hideki Matsui) and quite possibly may come to MLB next year. Or, you could take a chance on one of the elite or semi-elite pitchers that may be coming over next year, like Koji Uehara (almost definitely coming), Kenshin Kawakami (good possibility), Hiroki Kuroda (maybe), or Kazumi Saitoh (maybe). There's also the closer Hitoki Iwase who might jump over.
Koko B Ware wrote:Didn't know if this was right forum for this or not...since he hasn't played in majors seems ok...Anyway, would like to snag this guy in the last round of my draft but was just curious as to when he may come over the the majors?? I am in a keeper league...yet I don't want to hold onto him for 3 years... Anyone out there know anything about him?? Please help if so
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