The answer is a resounding yes!
Have you been keeping up with baseball in Japan this past year? Me either. But since the baseball year is over I find myself needing something to scratch my itch. I took a look at Japan’s baseball stats for this past year and some of the names are familiar in the home run category. Lets look at the top 50 home run hitters from Japan 2013 and off the top of my head what names sound familiar.
#41 with 9 homers, Hector Luna. Remember that guy from the St Louis Cardinals? I looked at his page, in 13 years he has played for 20 teams in the majors, minors, and Japan. Dude must have his life packed in a suitcase. Buffalo Bisons, Cleveland, St. Louis, Florida, Philly, New Orleans, Chunichi, Akron, Kinston, Mahoning, I’m exhausted just looking at that list!
#35 with 11 homers, are you kidding me, I drafted this guy 2 years ago in fantasy, Milwaukee Brewers Nyjer Morgan.
#28 with 14 homers, another familiar name, Kila Ka’aihue. That guy was supposed to be awes...