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Old 07-08-2005, 10:01 PM   #7
Balldog
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Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Macomb, MI
Pitching Staff - Starting Rotation

Atsuhiro Ken, SP
31 years old
Atsuhiro Ken is a great pitcher who would be the number one guy on any staff in the league. He is constantly among the top hurlers in the league. Atsuhiro constantly keeps hitters off balance and guessing. You'd be lucky if you see a homer hit against this guy. He has good control and can usually put his pitches right where he wants them. Atsuhiro will pile up the strikeouts. With his stuff, he can simply blow hitters away. His move to first is deceptively good, but he does tend to lose focus from time to time, and he struggles fielding his position. Bunting is no problem for Atsuhiro, he often moves runners into scoring position via the sacrifice.
2007 stats: 13-10, 3.06 ERA, 182.1 IP, 156 K

Shijirou Shun'En
35 years old
Shijirou Shun'En is one of the league's premiere pitchers. He's got a big arm,
big stuff and is a big-time winner. Shijirou constantly keeps hitters off balance and guessing. Although he will give up the occasional HR, he is pretty good at keeping balls in the field of play. He has mastered the art of hitting the strike zone with his pitches. Shijirou will not walk many. Shijirou will pile up the strikeouts. With his stuff, he can simply blow hitters away. His move to first is deceptively good, but he does tend to lose focus from time to time, and his defense is a real liability when he is on the mound. Bunting is no problem for Shijirou, he often moves runners into scoring position via the
sacrifice.
2007 stats: 11-12, 4.29 ERA, 191.0 IP, 164 K

Kikusaburou Orinosuke
21 years old
Kikusaburou Orinosuke is a tremendous talent, could eventually evolve as ace
of the staff in the future. He could pitch very well at the big league level.
Getting hitters out is no problem for Kikusaburou. He has good command of the strike zone and how to use it. He generally keeps the ball in the park. Kikusaburou does a good job keeping the ball down, making it tough to hit out of the yard. He has mastered the art of hitting the strike zone with his pitches. Kikusaburou will not walk many. Kikusaburou will gets a good share of K's during the season. He tends to keep runners very close, they have a hard time getting a jump on him, and his defense is adequate, he doesn't hurt himself too much with the glove.
2007: 8-4, 4.33 ERA, 97.2 IP, 67 K

Matsu Hosi
34 years old
Matsu Hoshi is an exceptional pitcher. He has every tool needed to be a No.
1 starter in the majors. Matsu constantly keeps hitters off balance and guessing. He generally keeps the ball in the park. Matsu does a good job keeping the ball down, making it tough to hit out of the yard. He has good control and can usually put his pitches right where he wants them. Matsu will pile up the strikeouts. With his stuff, he can simply blow hitters away. His move to first is deceptively good, but he does tend to lose focus from time to time, and he really makes a difference in the game by fielding his position well.
2007: 14-10, 4.94 ERA, 186.0 IP, 169 K

Hore-sho Norihisa
28 years old
Hore-sho Norihisa is very efficient on the mound. He is capable of stringing
together several very good outings, and while not a staff ace, is very consistent. Getting hitters out is no problem for Hore-sho. He has good command of the strike zone and how to use it. He generally keeps the ball in the park. Hore-sho does a good job keeping the ball down, making it tough to hit out of the yard. He has good control and can usually put his pitches right where he wants them. Hore-sho will gets a good share of K's during the season. His move to first is deceptively good, but he does tend to lose focus from time to time, and his defense is a real liability when he is on the mound.
2007 stats: 9-8, 5.14 ERA, 173.1 IP, 117 K

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