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Crimson Sox
Jan 16, 2008

Bromance


I'm not sure if he's been mentioned in this thread or not, but there is a 18 year old who's currently hitting and pitching in NBP.
Shohei Otani

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Crimson Sox
Jan 16, 2008

Bromance


fisting by many posted:

So uh this Shohei Ohtani guy can throw the ball fast I hear.

He decided to throw basically all fastballs in his one inning in the NPB's All-Star series because why not

all his pitches, in km/h

161,162,159,160
161,160,160,159
160,158,158,160,160
161,159,132,161,159,133,159,157
162,159

161 was the NPB record

(160 km/h = 100 mph)

Here's that first at-bat with the commentators going nuts

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqCFexhfqZE

He's pretty good
A 19 year old who has a 2.23 ERA & 10.9 K/9
The best part, he plays OF on his off days and is batting .282/.345/.496 in 145 PA

Crimson Sox
Jan 16, 2008

Bromance


fisting by many posted:

I'm not really into kokoyakyu but incredible moment from the finals of a Koshien qualifying tournament as Seiryo head into the bottom of the 9th trailing Komatsu Ohtani 8-0 and twenty minutes of magic later are headed to Koshien.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pj29HBpUqc

Highlights (because I'm the only one dorky enough to watch the whole thing)
6:30 - Seiryo player reaches 2nd on a strikeout
9:25 - 2 RBI hit (8-4)
10:55 - 2-run homer (8-6)
15:40 - Seiryo player dives into 1st to prevent game-ending DP (8-7)
17:55 - Tie game!
19:20 - Sayonaraaaaaaa

both teams crying at this end
This is why Koshien owns

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