NPB leaderboards (June 28): Now with new and improved park factors!

Starting with this week’s leaderboards, I’m using new, more up-to-date park factors for Nippon Professional Baseball. I will write something about that in coming weeks. Calculating park factors is a very complicated and time-consuming process, but it’s very interesting work.

Batting and pitching leaderboards are below. Batters are ranked based on Weighted Runs Created Plus (wRC+); pitchers are ranked by Fielding Independent Pitching (FIP). Basic stats (PA, hits, homeruns, doubles, earned runs, etc.) come from NPB’s official website; I calculate advanced metrics (OPS, wRC+, wOBA, BABIP, K/BB, FIP, ERA-, K%, to name a few) on a weekly basis. I’m working on a way to publish all the stats I have for every player in the Central and Pacific leagues soon. Stay tuned.

NPB batting leaderboard

Through games of June 28, 2015. Minimum 207 plate appearances.

Player Team PA 2B 3B HR Avg OBP SLG wRC+
Yanagita, Yuki SoftBank Hawks 317 16 1 16 .382 .476 .629 202
Luna, Hector Chunichi Dragons 275 11 1 4 .339 .418 .445 182
Fukudome, Kosuke Hanshin Tigers 276 13 3 12 .274 .355 .502 173
Lee, Dae-Ho SoftBank Hawks 286 17 0 17 .331 .399 .598 172
Yamada, Tetsuto Yakult Swallows 330 20 1 14 .304 .397 .528 170
Arai, Takahiro Hiroshima Carp 212 10 2 4 .315 .396 .457 169
Tsutsugo, Yoshitomo Yokohama BayStars 276 14 1 12 .324 .391 .534 167
Hirata, Ryosuke Chunichi Dragons 265 15 1 6 .287 .379 .439 167
Hatakeyama, Kazuhiro Yakult Swallows 304 14 0 18 .282 .365 .538 160
Kiyota, Ikuhiro Chiba Lotte Marines 247 18 0 9 .335 .405 .538 155
Akiyama, Shogo Seibu Lions 343 21 4 7 .381 .422 .538 153
Gomez, Mauro Hanshin Tigers 291 15 0 9 .267 .351 .430 151
Matsuda, Nobuhiro SoftBank Hawks 297 10 0 20 .308 .360 .571 151
Maru, Yoshihiro Hiroshima Carp 305 11 1 10 .258 .360 .426 146
Tanaka, Kosuke Hiroshima Carp 295 22 5 5 .289 .332 .462 145
Kondo, Kensuke Nippon-Ham Fighters 218 15 2 2 .326 .414 .460 145
Lopez, Jose Yokohama BayStars 290 16 1 13 .298 .352 .513 144
Nakamura, Takeya Seibu Lions 309 20 0 21 .286 .356 .587 143
Nakata, Sho Nippon-Ham Fighters 309 13 0 21 .258 .350 .543 141
Pena, Wily Mo Rakuten Golden Eagles 243 11 1 7 .267 .412 .441 134
Asamura, Hideto Seibu Lions 326 11 1 9 .321 .408 .466 130
Toritani, Takashi Hanshin Tigers 315 9 3 3 .258 .355 .347 128
Sakamoto, Hayato Yomiuri Giants 263 11 3 5 .270 .349 .409 126
Kajitani, Takayuki Yokohama BayStars 274 20 1 4 .297 .363 .435 125
Caraballo, Francisco Orix Buffaloes 215 9 0 12 .270 .321 .500 123
Mori, Tomoya Seibu Lions 289 21 0 13 .291 .351 .521 123
Baldiris, Aarom Yokohama BayStars 267 11 0 7 .283 .367 .422 123
Uchikawa, Seiichi SoftBank Hawks 313 16 0 7 .311 .371 .443 122
Oshima, Yohei Chunichi Dragons 336 9 3 3 .274 .334 .353 122
Nakamura, Akira SoftBank Hawks 291 11 0 1 .321 .408 .378 122
Kawabata, Shingo Yakult Swallows 319 16 0 2 .327 .367 .401 118
Kakunaka, Katsuya Chiba Lotte Marines 285 13 3 3 .316 .374 .426 116
Nishikawa, Haruki Nippon-Ham Fighters 321 12 8 3 .278 .365 .412 116
Kamei, Yoshiyuki Yomiuri Giants 227 13 0 3 .281 .341 .389 116
Nishino, Masahiro Orix Buffaloes 209 5 2 3 .303 .367 .399 114
Cruz, Luis Chiba Lotte Marines 276 12 1 13 .283 .319 .488 114
Uemoto, Hiroki Hanshin Tigers 289 10 1 2 .237 .326 .311 106
Kikuchi, Ryosuke Hiroshima Carp 315 11 2 5 .267 .296 .377 105
Mejia, Ernesto Seibu Lions 282 19 0 15 .237 .309 .490 103
Murton, Matt Hanshin Tigers 277 11 0 2 .264 .310 .329 103
Hernandez, Anderson Chunichi Dragons 306 11 1 6 .256 .277 .363 100
Tanaka, Kensuke Nippon-Ham Fighters 276 10 1 2 .282 .349 .355 98
Itoi, Yoshio Orix Buffaloes 304 14 0 7 .233 .336 .366 97
Fujita, Kazuya Rakuten Golden Eagles 275 13 1 3 .299 .345 .398 95
Matsui, Kazuo Rakuten Golden Eagles 272 8 1 7 .259 .338 .389 94
Chono, Hisayoshi Yomiuri Giants 207 7 0 6 .227 .301 .362 94
Nakashima, Takuya Nippon-Ham Fighters 299 6 0 0 .290 .361 .313 92
Adachi, Ryoichi Orix Buffaloes 302 9 1 4 .257 .336 .348 92
Imae, Toshiaki Chiba Lotte Marines 286 11 3 1 .292 .343 .367 91
Okada, Takahiro Orix Buffaloes 240 13 0 7 .256 .288 .405 88
Oka, Hiromi Nippon-Ham Fighters 216 11 0 4 .251 .297 .369 83
Kataoka, Yasuyuki Yomiuri Giants 207 3 0 5 .233 .286 .335 79
Suzuki, Daichi Chiba Lotte Marines 273 12 0 2 .263 .318 .339 76
Kuriyama, Takumi Seibu Lions 327 11 0 4 .259 .331 .338 75
Laird, Brandon Nippon-Ham Fighters 273 9 0 12 .183 .264 .366 74
Ibata, Hirokazu Yomiuri Giants 231 8 0 0 .231 .317 .271 74
Ishikawa, Takehiro Yokohama BayStars 317 7 1 1 .272 .321 .314 70
Takai, Yuhei Yakult Swallows 294 17 0 4 .236 .293 .343 69
Goto, Mitsutaka Rakuten Golden Eagles 267 11 0 4 .228 .260 .320 50
Imamiya, Kenta SoftBank Hawks 279 13 0 2 .201 .247 .279 42
Nakamura, Yuhei Yakult Swallows 234 7 0 0 .223 .283 .256 40
Sumitani, Ginjiro Seibu Lions 259 8 0 0 .190 .228 .224 9

 

 

NPB pitching leaderboard

Through games of June 28, 2015. Minimum 68 innings pitched.

Pitcher Team IP ERA FIP ERA- FIP- K% K/BB
Otani, Shohei Nippon-Ham Fighters 79.2 1.47 1.23 44 36 33.1% 4.5
Maeda, Kenta Hiroshima Carp 105.1 2.05 2.01 67 66 21.5% 4.6
Norimoto, Takahiro Rakuten Golden Eagles 95.0 2.75 2.28 76 63 24.7% 4.3
Fujinami, Shintaro Hanshin Tigers 99.2 2.26 2.48 77 85 24.9% 3.3
Messenger, Randy Hanshin Tigers 87.0 3.62 2.55 123 88 24.0% 3.3
Ono, Yudai Chunichi Dragons 108.0 2.08 2.57 72 89 17.3% 2.8
Nishi, Yuki Orix Buffaloes 80.0 2.36 2.67 70 79 24.7% 4.2
Nomi, Atsushi Hanshin Tigers 78.1 3.56 2.68 121 92 20.1% 3.5
Sugano, Tomoyuki Yomiuri Giants 93.1 1.93 2.71 57 81 16.0% 3.7
Dickson, Brandon Orix Buffaloes 97.2 1.75 2.72 52 80 17.9% 2.4
Takagi, Hayato Yomiuri Giants 92.0 2.64 2.81 78 84 18.5% 2.6
Valdes, Raul Chunichi Dragons 93.2 3.46 2.95 119 102 17.0% 2.5
Ishikawa, Ayumu Chiba Lotte Marines 83.0 3.47 3.04 95 82 15.0% 4.7
Johnson, Kris Hiroshima Carp 97.0 2.23 3.06 72 100 17.0% 1.7
Kuroda, Hiroki Hiroshima Carp 79.1 2.72 3.07 88 100 15.2% 3.1
Sugiuchi, Toshiya Yomiuri Giants 73.1 3.19 3.08 95 92 25.8% 2.6
Wakui, Hideaki Chiba Lotte Marines 90.0 3.20 3.12 87 85 16.4% 2.3
Yamaguchi, Shun Yokohama BayStars 76.1 4.48 3.12 108 76 24.6% 3.3
Poreda, Aaron Yomiuri Giants 76.1 3.30 3.15 98 94 15.2% 2.5
Takeda, Shota SoftBank Hawks 81.0 3.33 3.23 101 97 23.2% 3.3
Ishikawa, Masanori Yakult Swallows 76.0 3.91 3.31 99 84 13.4% 3.1
Ogawa, Yasuhiro Yakult Swallows 81.1 2.99 3.40 75 86 16.6% 3.4
Ino, Shoichi Yokohama BayStars 89.0 2.63 3.45 64 84 16.5% 2.2
Iwata, Minoru Hanshin Tigers 85.0 3.39 3.55 115 122 17.7% 2.1
Makita, Kazuhisa Seibu Lions 81.0 3.00 3.56 77 90 11.2% 1.6
Nakata, Kenichi SoftBank Hawks 78.0 3.23 3.67 98 110 19.2% 2.2
Tomei, Daiki Orix Buffaloes 75.2 3.45 3.67 102 108 20.1% 3.0
Standridge, Jason SoftBank Hawks 83.1 3.56 3.70 108 111 14.0% 1.9
Yamai, Daisuke Chunichi Dragons 89.0 3.84 3.84 132 133 14.4% 1.7
Shiomi, Takahiro Rakuten Golden Eagles 75.2 2.97 3.89 82 107 18.3% 4.0
Yoshikawa, Mitsuo Nippon-Ham Fighters 82.0 3.18 3.98 95 118 15.0% 2.0
Togame, Ken Seibu Lions 80.2 2.57 4.23 66 107 18.7% 2.2
Kubo, Yasutomo Yokohama BayStars 70.1 3.71 4.27 90 104 19.5% 3.6
Otonari, Kenji SoftBank Hawks 74.1 2.54 4.29 77 129 11.7% 2.3
Settsu, Tadashi SoftBank Hawks 79.0 4.10 4.61 124 138 16.1% 1.9