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2008 Japanese League Baseball League Encyclopedia

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League-by-League Batting

Rk Lg Lev Tms BatAge R/G G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB
11 International League AAA 14 27.3 4.50 2002 75661 67296 9008 17720 3549 460 1664 8407 1675 674 6337 14619 .263 .331 .404 .735 27181 1399 762 661 605 290
12 Mexican League AAA 16 29.5 4.92 1728 66451 58436 8499 16840 2944 274 1180 7807 1069 664 5883 8782 .288 .358 .409 .767 23872 1764 789 860 483 394
13 Pacific Coast League AAA 16 27.0 5.25 2284 88376 78105 11989 21664 4432 547 2492 11263 1415 653 8021 15886 .277 .348 .444 .792 34666 1919 793 766 691 241
8 Eastern League AA 12 24.4 4.62 1698 64230 56700 7839 14977 3002 378 1371 7325 1011 490 5944 11515 .264 .338 .403 .741 22848 1388 593 495 498 241
9 Southern League AA 10 24.4 4.69 1388 52921 46252 6512 12208 2494 336 1045 5957 1039 527 5040 9602 .264 .342 .400 .742 18509 1031 651 583 395 185
10 Texas League AA 8 24.4 4.90 1120 43557 38407 5483 10408 1984 240 971 5086 1003 444 3865 7798 .271 .343 .411 .754 15785 948 543 391 351 106
3 California League Adv A 10 22.6 5.17 1400 54626 48634 7238 13274 2712 381 1103 6604 1391 548 4510 10391 .273 .340 .412 .752 20057 940 654 360 468 113
4 Carolina League Adv A 8 22.8 4.78 1114 41874 36960 5330 9541 2163 261 790 4850 1121 534 3720 7745 .258 .332 .395 .727 14596 751 521 353 320 85
5 Florida State League Adv A 12 22.9 4.24 1640 61196 54177 6954 13872 2633 389 1023 6368 1241 646 5341 11433 .256 .329 .376 .704 20352 1275 753 450 475 220
1 Midwest League A 14 21.6 4.30 1932 72543 64453 8309 16269 3147 486 1185 7447 1920 915 5927 14729 .252 .322 .371 .694 23943 1291 1016 563 584 131
2 South Atlantic League A 16 21.6 4.61 2212 83397 74402 10196 19126 3798 476 1506 9145 2073 846 6705 16848 .257 .325 .382 .706 28394 1507 1033 643 614 134
6 New York-Pennsylvania League Short-Season A 14 21.3 4.47 1044 39761 35225 4669 8884 1758 292 547 4123 885 399 3424 8709 .252 .325 .365 .691 12867 683 533 289 290 103
7 Northwest League Short-Season A 8 21.3 4.92 608 23857 20532 2992 5238 1076 162 325 2581 650 329 2467 4838 .255 .344 .371 .715 7613 402 408 273 177 52
32 Appalachian League Rookie 10 20.3 4.96 654 24945 22227 3245 5813 1098 189 439 2810 535 306 1964 5540 .262 .331 .387 .718 8606 466 432 141 181 34
33 Arizona League Rookie 9 20.0 5.44 502 19408 16865 2733 4457 829 238 194 2288 690 280 1846 4023 .264 .345 .376 .721 6344 356 333 189 175 10
34 Gulf Coast League Rookie 16 19.8 4.44 898 32625 28607 3987 7251 1392 236 354 3416 1061 356 2823 6525 .253 .331 .356 .687 10177 587 645 261 289 33
35 Pioneer League Rookie 8 20.8 5.75 600 23775 21017 3449 5762 1247 239 508 3071 599 280 2100 5158 .274 .348 .429 .777 9011 411 362 142 154 22
14 Chinese Professional Baseball League Foreign 6
15 Cuban National Series Foreign 16 25.3
16 Dutch Major League Foreign 8 25.6 4.78 336 12776 10942 1606 2858 480 59 92 1381 322 147 1345 1940 .261 .352 .341 .693 3732 278 245 155 89 31
17 Italian Baseball League Foreign 8 29.7 4.94 336 13353 11530 1660 3006 546 54 170 1487 291 139 1359 2294 .261 .347 .362 .709 4170 286 229 131 104
18 Japan Central League Foreign 6 30.0 3.95 864 32501 28918 3416 7660 1255 111 728 3251 445 219 2278 5664 .265 .323 .391 .715 11321 599 311 818 176 122
19 Japan Pacific League Foreign 6 29.0 4.32 864 33020 29281 3730 7774 1503 155 752 3601 518 239 2436 5884 .265 .328 .404 .732 11843 565 383 707 213 105
20 Korean Baseball Organization Foreign 8 28.2 4.51 1002 39014 34098 4522 9098 1512 188 646 4248 987 444 3589 5771 .267 .342 .379 .721 12924 828 482 521 324 123
21 Dominican Summer League Foreign Rookie 37 18.5 4.80 2576 98787 84096 12355 20001 3458 750 691 9700 3757 1718 10841 19762 .238 .338 .321 .660 27032 1552 2293 858 699 148
22 Venezuelan Summer League Foreign Rookie 8 18.4 4.44 552 20864 18203 2450 4617 763 127 192 1998 566 358 1754 3349 .254 .335 .341 .676 6210 408 543 238 126 43
23 American Association Independent 10 26.5 4.91 954 36493 32169 4681 8803 1655 178 661 4257 856 378 3181 5939 .274 .345 .398 .743 12797 760 503 351 289 140
24 Arizona Winter League Independent 6 24.3 8.00 114 4929 4110 912 1206 225 52 88 775 184 9 569 860 .293 .398 .438 .835 1799 77 176 23 51 2
25 Atlantic League Independent 8 28.7 5.44 1120 43905 38568 6095 10924 2136 249 1145 5702 764 292 4102 7113 .283 .357 .441 .797 16993 950 510 348 377 133
26 Canadian-American Association Independent 8 26.2 5.10 752 28995 25707 3837 7190 1354 133 568 3510 687 292 2448 4619 .280 .348 .409 .757 10514 650 386 203 251 95
27 Continental Baseball League Independent 4 23.4 3.99 290 10912 9307 1156 2189 280 48 50 940 454 165 1109 1803 .235 .328 .292 .620 2715 156 219 198 79 30
28 Frontier League Independent 12 23.9 5.36 1152 45230 38822 6180 10320 1872 214 1013 5652 1172 419 4623 8068 .266 .353 .403 .756 15659 699 788 628 369 102
29 Golden Baseball League Independent 8 26.4 7.04 698 27726 24135 4915 7414 1538 189 802 4515 825 246 2669 4682 .307 .383 .486 .870 11736 459 456 238 228 97
30 Northern League Independent 6 26.9 5.94 576 23202 20174 3421 5902 1202 135 532 3140 686 238 2363 3603 .293 .371 .445 .816 8970 512 270 195 200 92
31 United League Baseball Independent 6 25.5 6.31 508 20781 17964 3208 5227 985 119 466 2922 517 141 2165 3942 .291 .375 .437 .812 7848 380 366 118 168 45

League-by-League Pitching

Rk Lg Lev Tms PAge R/G W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W
37 American League Major League 14 28.3 4.68 1157 1111 .510 4.35 2268 2268 2193 75 128 576 20222.1 20657 10609 9767 2246 7470 513 14925 793 65 751 87356 1.391 9.2 1.0 3.3 6.6 2.00
38 National League Major League 16 28.9 4.63 1271 1317 .491 4.29 2588 2588 2527 61 143 608 23135.1 23315 11976 11023 2632 8867 797 17959 879 88 825 100275 1.391 9.1 1.0 3.4 7.0 2.03
11 International League AAA 14 27.2 4.50 1001 1001 .500 4.10 2002 2002 1952 50 124 544 17532.2 17720 9008 7979 1664 6337 290 14619 762 90 837 75669 1.372 9.1 0.9 3.3 7.5 2.31
12 Mexican League AAA 16 28.6 4.92 863 863 .500 4.53 1728 1728 1669 52 106 420 15020.1 16840 8499 7561 1180 5883 394 8782 789 66 842 66460 1.513 10.1 0.7 3.5 5.3 1.49
13 Pacific Coast League AAA 16 26.9 5.24 1143 1143 .500 4.84 2286 2284 2243 38 88 522 20032.1 21664 11989 10777 2492 8021 241 15886 793 73 1072 88391 1.482 9.7 1.1 3.6 7.1 1.98
8 Eastern League AA 12 24.6 4.62 849 849 .500 4.22 1698 1698 1664 32 96 430 14734.1 14977 7839 6909 1371 5944 241 11515 593 51 706 64255 1.420 9.1 0.8 3.6 7.0 1.94
9 Southern League AA 10 24.4 4.69 694 694 .500 4.20 1388 1388 1363 24 80 373 12130.1 12208 6512 5665 1045 5040 185 9602 651 67 691 52937 1.422 9.1 0.8 3.7 7.1 1.91
10 Texas League AA 8 24.1 4.90 560 560 .500 4.36 1120 1120 1104 16 71 286 9979.0 10408 5483 4831 971 3865 106 7798 543 54 565 43565 1.430 9.4 0.9 3.5 7.0 2.02
3 California League Adv A 10 22.8 5.17 700 700 .500 4.51 1400 1400 1390 9 65 340 12438.0 13274 7238 6226 1103 4510 113 10391 654 85 854 54644 1.430 9.6 0.8 3.3 7.5 2.30
4 Carolina League Adv A 8 22.8 4.78 557 557 .500 4.21 1114 1114 1095 16 66 293 9684.2 9541 5330 4530 790 3720 85 7745 521 84 590 41889 1.369 8.9 0.7 3.5 7.2 2.08
5 Florida State League Adv A 12 23.1 4.24 820 820 .500 3.80 1640 1640 1597 35 120 441 14255.1 13872 6954 6022 1023 5341 220 11433 753 52 844 61210 1.348 8.8 0.6 3.4 7.2 2.14
1 Midwest League A 14 21.7 4.30 965 965 .500 3.67 1932 1932 1898 33 132 499 16986.0 16269 8309 6931 1185 5927 131 14729 1016 174 1140 72561 1.307 8.6 0.6 3.1 7.8 2.49
2 South Atlantic League A 16 21.9 4.61 1106 1106 .500 4.02 2212 2212 2180 30 128 583 19330.2 19126 10196 8624 1506 6705 134 16848 1033 159 1520 83407 1.336 8.9 0.7 3.1 7.8 2.51
6 New York-Pennsylvania League Short-Season A 14 21.4 4.47 522 522 .500 3.78 1044 1044 1036 8 59 300 9151.2 8884 4669 3841 547 3424 103 8709 533 51 697 39765 1.345 8.7 0.5 3.4 8.6 2.54
7 Northwest League Short-Season A 8 21.3 4.92 304 304 .500 4.12 608 608 607 0 26 158 5384.2 5238 2992 2467 325 2467 52 4838 408 50 520 23867 1.431 8.8 0.5 4.1 8.1 1.96
39 Appalachian League Rookie 10 20.3 4.96 327 327 .500 4.10 654 654 645 9 35 166 5696.2 5813 3245 2592 439 1964 34 5540 432 60 617 24953 1.365 9.2 0.7 3.1 8.8 2.82
40 Arizona League Rookie 9 20.2 5.44 251 251 .500 4.34 502 502 499 3 25 105 4363.0 4457 2733 2104 194 1846 10 4023 333 74 598 19410 1.445 9.2 0.4 3.8 8.3 2.18
41 Gulf Coast League Rookie 16 20.4 4.44 449 449 .500 3.76 898 898 888 10 62 228 7456.2 7251 3987 3117 354 2823 33 6525 645 89 738 32631 1.351 8.8 0.4 3.4 7.9 2.31
42 Pioneer League Rookie 8 21.0 5.75 300 300 .500 4.89 600 600 595 5 23 126 5318.1 5762 3449 2890 508 2100 22 5158 362 43 638 23778 1.478 9.8 0.9 3.6 8.7 2.46
15 Chinese Professional Baseball League Foreign 6
16 Cuban National Series Foreign 16 24.6
17 Dutch Major League Foreign 8 25.5 4.78 168 168 .500 3.86 336 336 308 28 6 70 2833.2 2858 1606 1214 92 1345 31 1940 245 30 164 12778 1.483 9.1 0.3 4.3 6.2 1.44
18 Italian Baseball League Foreign 8 29.1 4.94 168 168 .500 4.12 336 336 330 6 30 68 3012.2 3006 1660 1380 170 1359 2294 229 19 182 1.449 9.0 0.5 4.1 6.9 1.69
19 Japan Central League Foreign 6 28.2 4.03 420 422 .499 3.74 864 864 823 41 58 234 7647.1 7690 3478 3177 743 2302 117 5733 352 31 253 32549 1.307 9.1 0.9 2.7 6.7 2.49
20 Japan Pacific League Foreign 6 28.1 4.25 426 424 .501 3.90 864 864 776 88 48 181 7709.1 7744 3668 3343 737 2412 110 5815 342 29 254 32982 1.317 9.0 0.9 2.8 6.8 2.41
21 Korean Baseball Organization Foreign 8 27.4 4.49 504 504 .500 4.13 1008 1002 1009 21 8 255 9015.1 9098 4522 4133 646 3589 123 5771 482 29 351 39018 1.407 9.1 0.6 3.6 5.8 1.61
14 Arizona Fall League Fall 6 23.3 6.71 112 112 .500 5.79 228 228 227 0 4 41 2008.0 2376 1529 1291 266 865 15 1870 117 19 141 9240 1.614 10.6 1.2 3.9 8.4 2.16
22 Dominican Winter League Winter 6 27.8 5.88 151 149 .503 5.10 300 300 299 1 7 65 2681.2 2939 1765 1521 287 1228 101 2124 155 11 208 12103 1.554 9.9 1.0 4.1 7.1 1.73
23 Mexican Pacific Winter League Winter 8 27.6 4.58 269 269 .500 4.15 540 540 535 3 25 146 4807.1 4667 2473 2218 516 2014 114 3301 217 18 268 20743 1.390 8.7 1.0 3.8 6.2 1.64
24 Puerto Rican Winter League Winter 6 26.9 4.65 124 126 .496 4.05 250 250 247 2 10 65 2243.2 2266 1162 1010 170 938 68 1466 135 7 105 9792 1.428 9.1 0.7 3.8 5.9 1.56
25 Venezuelan Winter League Winter 8 26.5 5.34 252 252 .500 4.73 504 504 497 5 17 130 4384.0 4826 2693 2305 432 1830 129 3124 244 16 295 19520 1.518 9.9 0.9 3.8 6.4 1.71
26 Dominican Summer League Foreign Rookie 37 18.9 4.80 1287 1287 .500 3.67 2576 2576 2539 33 147 614 22482.2 20001 12355 9170 691 10841 148 19762 2293 273 3434 98797 1.372 8.0 0.3 4.3 7.9 1.82
27 Venezuelan Summer League Foreign Rookie 8 18.6 4.44 267 267 .500 3.40 552 552 541 11 38 135 4815.0 4617 2450 1820 192 1754 43 3349 543 107 512 20867 1.323 8.6 0.4 3.3 6.3 1.91
43 Hawaii Winter Baseball Winter Rookie 4 22.2 4.93 69 69 .500 4.46 146 146 146 0 8 32 1249.1 1187 720 619 83 594 8 1207 74 16 168 5539 1.426 8.6 0.6 4.3 8.7 2.03
28 American Association Independent 10 25.9 4.91 477 477 .500 4.30 954 954 886 68 51 226 8284.0 8803 4681 3955 661 3181 140 5939 503 50 587 36498 1.447 9.6 0.7 3.5 6.5 1.87
29 Arizona Winter League Independent 6 24.6 8.00 57 57 .500 6.00 114 114 107 7 1 12 1004.2 1206 912 670 88 569 2 860 176 12 105 4930 1.767 10.8 0.8 5.1 7.7 1.51
30 Atlantic League Independent 8 28.9 5.44 560 560 .500 4.97 1120 1120 1073 47 40 256 9769.1 10924 6095 5392 1145 4102 133 7113 510 33 577 43911 1.538 10.1 1.1 3.8 6.6 1.73
31 Canadian-American Association Independent 8 25.8 5.10 376 376 .500 4.55 752 752 708 44 31 180 6565.1 7190 3837 3318 568 2448 95 4619 386 29 307 29003 1.468 9.9 0.8 3.4 6.3 1.89
32 Continental Baseball League Independent 4 24.0 3.99 145 145 .500 2.88 290 290 259 31 24 69 2504.1 2189 1156 801 50 1109 30 1803 219 30 148 10914 1.317 7.9 0.2 4.0 6.5 1.63
33 Frontier League Independent 12 23.5 5.36 576 576 .500 4.65 1152 1152 1086 66 52 254 10093.1 10320 6180 5215 1013 4623 102 8068 788 83 701 45241 1.480 9.2 0.9 4.1 7.2 1.75
34 Golden Baseball League Independent 8 26.2 7.04 349 349 .500 6.45 698 698 652 46 10 140 5862.1 7414 4915 4201 802 2669 97 4682 456 51 477 27732 1.720 11.4 1.2 4.1 7.2 1.75
35 Northern League Independent 6 26.2 5.94 288 288 .500 5.30 576 576 561 15 22 128 5071.0 5902 3421 2984 532 2363 92 3603 270 37 342 23205 1.630 10.5 0.9 4.2 6.4 1.52
36 United League Baseball Independent 6 25.2 6.31 254 254 .500 5.47 508 508 476 32 11 118 4418.2 5227 3208 2685 466 2165 45 3942 366 30 400 20784 1.673 10.6 0.9 4.4 8.0 1.82

League-by-League Fielding

Rk Lg Lev Tms G CG PO A E DP Fld% PB SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Attendance
37 American League Major League 14 2268 60667 22870 1381 2258 .984 152 1308 488 27%
38 National League Major League 16 2588 69406 26268 1584 2322 .984 151 1491 547 27%
11 International League AAA 14 2002 52598 19698 1670 1718 .977 232 1675 674 29% 7,097,411
12 Mexican League AAA 16 1728 45061 20200 1553 2103 .977 172 1069 664 38% 3,988,231
13 Pacific Coast League AAA 16 2286 60097 23475 1861 2288 .978 214 1415 653 32% 7,219,356
8 Eastern League AA 12 1698 44203 17126 1560 1693 .975 200 1011 490 33% 3,770,333
9 Southern League AA 10 1388 36391 14233 1280 1303 .975 169 1039 527 34% 2,460,838
10 Texas League AA 8 1120 29937 12221 1068 1176 .975 111 1003 444 31% 3,129,865
3 California League Adv A 10 1400 37314 14575 1617 1205 .970 236 1391 548 28% 1,633,328
4 Carolina League Adv A 8 1114 29054 11957 1189 968 .972 218 1121 534 32% 1,726,511
5 Florida State League Adv A 12 1640 42766 17083 1615 1561 .974 225 1241 646 34% 1,030,461
1 Midwest League A 14 1932 50958 20093 2334 1671 .968 254 1920 915 32% 3,602,687
2 South Atlantic League A 16 2212 57992 23325 2659 1883 .968 394 2073 846 29% 3,777,173
6 New York-Pennsylvania League Short-Season A 14 1044 27455 10450 1427 860 .964 205 885 399 31% 1,815,445
7 Northwest League Short-Season A 8 608 16154 6525 832 526 .965 176 650 329 34% 919,153
39 Appalachian League Rookie 10 654 17090 7041 1004 596 .960 200 535 306 36% 317,058
40 Arizona League Rookie 9 502 13089 5613 896 447 .954 159 691 280 29%
41 Gulf Coast League Rookie 16 898 22370 8927 1315 746 .960 216 1061 356 25%
42 Pioneer League Rookie 8 600 15955 6578 851 530 .964 130 599 280 32% 728,952
15 Chinese Professional Baseball League Foreign 6
16 Cuban National Series Foreign 16
17 Dutch Major League Foreign 8 336 8501 3623 600 356 .953 62 321 147 31%
18 Italian Baseball League Foreign 8 336 9038 3711 448 348 .966 41 291 139 32%
19 Japan Central League Foreign 6 864 22942 9734 437 734 .987 43
20 Japan Pacific League Foreign 6 864 23128 9078 493 688 .985 40
21 Korean Baseball Organization Foreign 8 1008
14 Arizona Fall League Fall 6 228 6024 2186 283 .967 49
22 Dominican Winter League Winter 6 300 8045 3247 351 .970 56
23 Mexican Pacific Winter League Winter 8 540 14422 5851 475 .977 40
24 Puerto Rican Winter League Winter 6 250 6731 2731 271 .972 12
25 Venezuelan Winter League Winter 8 504 13152 5385 561 .971 41
26 Dominican Summer League Foreign Rookie 37 2576 67448 27890 4936 2112 .951 837 3757 1717 31%
27 Venezuelan Summer League Foreign Rookie 8 552 14445 6670 1003 538 .955 128 566 358 39%
43 Hawaii Winter Baseball Winter Rookie 4 146 3748 1372 178 .966 49
28 American Association Independent 10 954 24852 10309 1100 893 .970 145 856 378 31% 1,506,665
29 Arizona Winter League Independent 6 114 3014 1223 251 88 .944 61 184 9 5%
30 Atlantic League Independent 8 1120 29308 11475 1126 1137 .973 135 764 292 28% 1,871,345
31 Canadian-American Association Independent 8 752 19696 8061 849 784 .970 109 687 292 30% 843,660
32 Continental Baseball League Independent 4 290 7513 3085 544 213 .951 91 454 166 27%
33 Frontier League Independent 12 1152 30280 11897 1358 888 .969 211 1172 419 26% 1,468,977
34 Golden Baseball League Independent 8 698 17587 7124 991 552 .961 144 825 246 23% 428,402
35 Northern League Independent 6 576 15213 6321 647 635 .971 108 686 238 26% 1,289,330
36 United League Baseball Independent 6 508 13256 5211 769 473 .960 130 517 141 21% 503,351

Pro Baseball Map for 2008

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