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    2008.7.31 NPB Defensive Team Stats

    Posted by japanstats on 2008 July 31日 Thursday

    NPB is heading into a 4 day All Star break, and with my lack on interest in All Star games in general (this year’s MLB edition not withstanding), let’s look at team pitching and defense numbers for NPB clubs at this 2/3 point in the season. The All Star games are late this season, immediately precedes the start of the training camp for the Japanese Olympic team, so maybe this was planned specially for this year’s schedule.

    Here’s the Central League numbers (mainly focusing on DER and FIP):

    Hanshin Tigers defensive numbers are about league average in terms of DER, but they have excellent pitching leading the league in both FIP and ERA, a well deserved 1st place in the CL. Now 2nd place Giants have come on strong lately behind their continued solid pitching (and their defense seems to have improved with the gap between FIP and ERA closing and DER improving, even if they’re still last in the league). The Dragons tailspin doesn’t seem to be caused by their pitching or defense which is about the same as the last time we looked at these stats last month, but the rising ERA indicates they’ve been unluckier over the last month.

    And now the Pacific League numbers:

    Nippon Ham Fighters continue to punch above their weight with excellent pitching and defense with their DER at an astounding .716, far beyond any other team in NPB. The Seibu Lions have about league average pitching and defense, so you know that their 1st place standings is attributed to their slugging and running games. The Eagles are an enigma, as they have decent pitching and defense (best FIP, average ERA and DER) and can pound the ball, but is last place in the league.

    My mind’t not fully functional at the moment, so this is it for today.


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    Posted by japanstats on 2008 June 28日 Saturday



    でもホームランはポンポン打ててるから、それは得点と共にリーグ1位。でもダントツで投手陣がヘボすぎるので(他チームは皆防御率3.00以下なのに、自分のヤクルトだけ何故か4.50前後)なので、チームも当然ビリ。まあ、来シーズン投手にテコ入れすれば、一気にプレーオフ(クライマックスシリーズね)を目指せそう。他の人のレビュー読んでると、なんかやきゅつくシリーズの中では、難易度が易しい方らしい。まあ、DSだからってのもあるだろうけど、 PS2版よりはとっつきやすい印象(携帯機というのにも合っている種類のゲームだと思う)、サクサク進むので軽くハマってしまいました。うー、でも打てるキャッチャーも欲しい、一年目でいきなり田淵とか長嶋がドラフト候補として現れてきた…

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