Negotiations Continue For Posting System With Japan
Masahiro Tanaka may be getting closer to beginning his major league career. Major League Baseball and Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball are expected to continue negotiations for the posting system this [...]
Tomohiro Anraku Strikes Out 16 At World Championships
Add another gem to the collection for 16-year-old Japanese phenom Tomohiro Anraku. Facing Venezuela on Monday in his first start at the 18U World Championships in Taiwan, Anraku struck out [...]
As Teams Scout Masahiro Tanaka, Posting System Changes Could Be Coming
Several teams expect Japanese righthander Masahiro Tanaka to make the jump to Major League Baseball next season, but there could be changes to the posting system on the way that [...]
Koshien Over For Tomohiro Anraku, 16, After 183-Pitch Outing
Summer Koshien is over for Tomohiro Anraku, but not until the 16-year-old phenom went through another episode of high pitch totals and short rest mixed with a dramatic finish, courtesy [...]
Watch 18-Year-Old Shintaro Fujinami Buckle Akinori Iwamura In NPB Debut
Even though Shohei Ohtani received more media attention last year when he stated publicly that he wanted to sign with a major league organization out of high school, several scouts [...]
Exhausted Tomohiro Anraku Loses 17-1 In Koshien Final After 772 Pitches In Nine Days
The exhaustion was clear when 16-year-old Tomohiro Anraku pitched in the Spring Koshien final for the third straight day after back-to-back complete games.
Tomohiro Anraku Throws Complete Games On Consecutive Days To Advance To Koshien Finals
Tomohiro Anraku's heavy workload continued today when the 16-year-old threw a complete game for the second straight day in the Spring Koshien semifinal.
Tomohiro Anraku Throws 138-Pitch Complete Game, 529 Pitches In One Week
On one day of rest, Japanese 16-year-old Tomohiro Anraku threw 138 pitches in another complete game vicotry, pushing him over 500 pitches for the week.
After 232-Pitch Outing, 16-Year-Old Tomohiro Anraku Throws 159-Pitch Complete Game
After throwing 232 pitches on Tuesday, 16-year-old Japanese sensation Tomohiro Anraku threw 159 pitches on Saturday in another complete-game victory.
Tomohiro Anraku, 16-Year-Old Japanese Phenom, Throws 232 Pitches In One Game
National high school tournaments are a major affair in Japan. Daisuke Matsuzaka and Yu Darvish thrived on the big stage. Masahiro Tanaka, a 24-year-old righthander who is the top pitcher [...]
As World Baseball Classic Grows, So Does Coverage
The World Baseball Classic has always been right in Baseball America's wheelhouse. No one covers the game around the globe like we do, and we always viewed a world cup-style tournament for baseball as a great engine for the game's growth.