Friday, October 30, 2015

Satoshi Nagai

Eagles pitcher Satoshi Nagai retired at the end of the season.  Nagai was taken in the first round of the 2006 draft by the Eagles out of Toyo University*.  He had a couple good years for the Eagles in 2009-11 as probably the #3 guy in the starting rotation after Hisashi Iwakuma and Masahiro Tanaka.  He made the All Star team in 2010.  He injured his shoulder in the middle of the 2011 season which pretty much ended his effectiveness.

*You're probably saying to yourself "No, that's not right - Masahiro Tanaka was the first round pick of the Eagles in the 2006 draft".  It turns out that we're both right - there were two different drafts in 2006 - one of just high school students and one of college and industrial league players.  Tanaka was the first round pick in the high school draft and Nagai was the first round pick in the college/industrial league draft.

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