Last week, Gurus you for queries about Japanese & Asian baseball. Tyler Ott Jersey There were more replies than I expected, so Im going to have to split my responses into 2 or 3 posts. So lets begin with part 1.
Ed says: January 22, 2010 at 1:01 pm
Id want to consider how often pitcher arm injuries take place in Japan/Asia versus how frequently they are doing in MLB/MiLB. On that subject, exactly what the average pitch speeds are as well in contrast.
My casual observation is the fact that there are other Mark Prior-style, one-year wonder flameouts in Japan compared to MLB. Without giving it an exce sive amount of thought, I'm able to develop Kazumi Saito, Futoshi Yamabe, Kenjiro Kawasaki, Shinji Imanaka, Tomohiro Kuroki all of whom had one or two outstanding seasons before succumbing to injuries. Imanaka, who threw 249 innings of two.20 ball at 22 and his last pitch at 30, recently said in news reports that rest is important.
On velocity, there are fewer pitchers in NPB who throw 95+ mph than there are in MLB. You can get a sense for what pitchers throw and how hard inside my NPB Tracker Data site. It doesnt compare to the pitch f/x data we've on Fangraphs, but it will give you a feeling of how NPB pitchers mix things up.
mymrbig says: January 22, 2010 at 1:04 pm
Ive read that baseball utilized in Japan really are a slightly different size compared to those in the US. Performs this pose a problem for pitchers moving in either case, or perhaps is the difference small enough it doesnt really matter?
Did you realize that early-90s hair metal stragglers Mr. Big enjoyed quite a Bryce Brown Jersey following in Japan? Anyway, commenter KaminaAyato provided a good answer with this question in the comments of the previous post, however i will add that I think it makes a positive change for some pitchers. Daisuke Matsuzakas forkball hasnt survived the move over the Pacific, Yu Darvish had trouble throwing his curve using the WBC ball, and Kenshin Kawakami said he spent additional time working on his breaking pitches at the start of spring learning 2009 than he'd have previously. However, guys like Hiroki Kuroda and Takashi Saito have appeared to adjust just fine. Keiichi Yabu seemed comparable in america and Japan too.
The Frankman says: January 22, 2010 at 1:13 pm
How big may be the impact of the different strike zones will it be for a pitcher Steven Hauschka Jersey originating from Japan? Im wondering since guys like Ryota Igarashi will need to cope with it.
Chris says: January 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm
Yeah, I must hear that one. I always hear that the strike zones are bigger in Asian baseball any truth to that particular?
My (unofficial) translation of the official rule is the strike zones maximum may be the point mid-way between your batters shoulders and the top of his pants, the low limit is the bottom from the batters knees, and covers the region over homeplate. So thats not very far off the MLB strike zone. In practice, I have noticed that the umpires could po sibly get a little generous at times, the most obvious example that comes to mind because Koji Uehara always seemed to get the close calls.
MetsFan says: January 22, 2010 at 1:12 pm
Is there some sort of MLE for pitchers, or certain statistics which are more predictive than others of MLB performance? For hitters, it appears as though it might be harder to complete due to how power translates
There were a few pre-determined questions on this, so Ill point out Jim Albrights operate in this area again.
Jon says: January 22, 2010 at 1:16 pm
Luke Willson Jersey Thanks for doing this! Im intrigued.
1) What is the average $(or yen)/WAR in Japanese baseball? Significantly lower than MLB I suppose, but have you got any data?
2) Ive heard pitchers are utilized differently in Japan (tactically, that's). Pitch Counts? Side se sions? Bullpens? 5 man rotations? Whats the story?
3) Is Japan typically a le ser run scoring environment than MLB? If so, is that due to different offensive strategies (sacrifices, small ball, etc.)?
4) Can there be pitchfx data in Japan?
I have more, but thatll do for the time being.
I already posted an answer to this, but Ive given Walter Jones Jersey question #1 a little more thought. The problem is the R out of WAR I dont think anyone has translated the concept of replacement player to NPB. If the expected performance of the replacement-level NPB player might be nailed down it ought to be easy to use the rest of the concept to NPB. Another approach would be to look at the foreign players who move to NPB each season, what their MLB projections are and how much they make in Japan. Projected MLB WAR isnt nece sarily a good predictor of NPB performance, but it might give some insight into how much NPB teams pay to import talent.
Thats all with this round. Basically didnt reach your question this time, I will within an upcoming installment.
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