Japanese Free Agents For ’09

East Windup Chronicle points us to a list of some of the more interesting Japanese players who will be free agents after this season.  Most of these guys are around 32-33 years old.  Here’s who we’ve got:

  • Koji Uehara, SP/RP – NPB Tracker profiles him here.
  • Tomohiro Nioka, SS – We wrote a little bit about Nioka in October of ’07.
  • Kenshin Kawakami, SP – East Windup Chronicle profiled him for us last year.
  • Hitoki Iwase, RPThat same post also covered Iwase.
  • Masahiro Araki, 2B – Hit .263/.296/.302 in ’07 – not much with the bat.
  • Hirokazu Ibata, SS – Hit .296/.368/.393 in ’07.
  • Ryoji Aikawa, C – Hit .302/.369/.353 in ’07.
  • Tatsuhiko Kinjoh, OF – Hit .284/.349/.427 in ’07.

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