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playing in japan
who would I talk to about my son playing baseball in japan?My son in his first triple a season 11 wins 6 losses 4.12 era pitched 150+ innings ace of the staff. 6foot 5inches 240 pounds pitches fast ball,slider,change are major league average, curve ball outstanding will be free agent on 10/15/01 strikeout to walk ratio 2 to 1. 28 years old.very hard working,dedicated.Has been playing pro baseball for 8 years [minor leagues]was on 40 man roster 1 year.Please reply.
Re: playing in japan
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Aug 30, 2001 8:41 AM | YBS Fan ]

It looks like I can't get my old articles up fast enough as the FAQ questions keep pouring in.

Nonetheless, the short if it is, talk with an agent with experience sending guys to Japan.

The long version is, have a read of Latham-san's excellent essay on the subject.

I wish your son well, and hope to see him over here someday.
Re: playing in japan
[ Author: Guest | Posted: Dec 8, 2001 9:12 AM ]

If you are still looking for an agent, please contact me.

Andrew Watkins
4366 Chevy Chase Dr.
La Canada, CA 91011
Re: Playing in Japan
[ Author: Guest: Jen Wei | Posted: Aug 18, 2003 5:14 PM ]

I am still a student, now. But I hope that I can play baseball in Japan next time. So what can I do?
Re: Playing in Japan
[ Author: westbaystars | Posted: Aug 18, 2003 9:00 PM | YBS Fan ]

If you want to play professionally, read the FAQ. In short, get an agent.

If you want to play kusa yakyu, have a look on the board of your neighborhood chonai kaikan (community center).

If you want to play in the Industrial Leagues, talk with recruiters from companies that you're intersted in.

This is all just common sense.

Gambatte kudasai.

This is a site about Pro Yakyu (Japanese Baseball), not about who the next player to go over to MLB is. It's a community of Pro Yakyu fans who have come together to share their knowledge and opinions with the world. It's a place to follow teams and individuals playing baseball in Japan (and Asia), and to learn about Japanese (and Asian) culture through baseball.

It is my sincere hope that once you learn a bit about what we're about here that you will join the community of contributors.

Michael Westbay
(aka westbaystars)

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