Japan Crowdsourcing Followup Part One – My List

Last week, I asked you guys to suggest some players who fit the profile of guys who might do well in Japan. I was hoping I would get 15-20 suggestions, but you guys came up with 38 names. I’m still sorting through the suggestions, so in the meantime I thought I would share the list I started with.

My bias here is that I have a tendency toward guys I’ve seen at the Major League level. In my next post I’ll make my picks of who I think the best bets are among your suggestions.

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Patrick Newman is a veteran enthusiast of Japanese baseball who happens to write about it at npbtracker.com, and on Twitter @npbtracker.

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  1. Dudley says:

    just checked out the big murt’s stats in japan–looks like he had a fantastic year!

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  2. Nate says:

    I must have missed your first post about this. I’m wondering if Casey Kotchman might want to take a chance over there.

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  3. Choo says:

    Mike Hessman was the first name that popped into my head, and the fans in Japan would love Bobby Scales. Good list. The only player I question is Andy Marte. A change of scenery would do him good, but I’m not convinced he needs to leave the states to get it. Dude could be a star in Japan for the next 5-7 years, though.

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  4. Basil Ganglia says:

    No one mentioned Ichiro Suzuki as a MLBer who might do well in Japan???

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  5. dorasaga says:

    Kuroda. He promised Hiroshima: I’ll be back.

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