He's made the All Star team five times in his career (2005, 2008-09, 2011-12) and was named MVP of Game 2 in 2008. He made the Best 9 team three times (2004-06), won six Golden Glove awards (2004-09) and led the Central League in stolen bases in 2007. He played in five Nippon Series (2004, 2006-07, 2010-11) and won an "Outstanding Player" award in the 2007 Series (the only one the Dragons won).
His BBM rookie card is #484 from the 1996 set. His first Calbee card wasn't until 2003 (#16). He also had a card in the 1998 Takara Dragons set.
|1996 BBM #484|
|1998 BBM #377|
|2002 BBM Preview #P43|
|2004 BBM Nippon Series #45|
|2005 BBM Dragons #D75|
|2007 BBM 1st Version #443|
|2008 BBM Japan National Team #JPN18|
|2010 Calbee #009|
|2012 BBM All Stars #A60|
|2015 Epoch Dragons X Mizuno #16|
Araki is the first of probably at least five players who will reach 2000 hits this season. Norichika Aoki will probably reach the milestone later this month (if not this week) while Seiichi Uchikawa and Shinnosuke Abe are around 40 hits away and Takashi Toritani is about 80 hits away. Kazuya Fukuura of the Marines currently has 1945 hits but he's not likely to reach 2000 hits this season - he hasn't gotten more than 47 hits in a season since 2011.