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How much money do American players in Japan make?

Dec 23, 2013, 7:45 AM EDT

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Patrick Newman of NPB tracker has a pretty handy post up. One that answers a question I’ve often had but usually forget to think more about after the initial thought: how much do U.S. players make when they go over to Japan?

The answer: it depends on how much MLB experience, if any. Kevin Youkilis and Andruw Jones are at one end of the scale, a guy who couldn’t break out of Triple-A is someplace in the middle and a guy who has scuffled around various winter leagues and independent leagues as, obviously, down low.

Click through to NPB tracker for the actual numbers and a little handy bit of knowledge on this slow Monday morning.

  1. chacochicken - Dec 23, 2013 at 7:57 AM

    Lots of great advert/sponsor opportunities.

    • southofheaven81 - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:06 AM

      “For relaxing times…make it Santori time.”

    • ltzep75 - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:29 AM

      This is glorious.

      Just so effing awesome from Bronson’s overacting to the fact that ole Charlie uses like half a bottle of the stuff. The gasoline-like musk has traveled through time and space and I can smell it now. Just wonderful.

  2. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Former Yankee left handed sluggers can do pretty well over there I hear. Especially if they get to be teammates with the Allstate guy.

    • scoutsaysweitersisabust - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:03 AM

      Stupid YouTube. I LITERALLY just watched that video. Does not exist my ass.

  3. Old Gator - Dec 23, 2013 at 9:19 AM

    Youkilis in particular should do well. Haruo Nakajima isn’t wearing monster suits anymore and Toho needs a stuntman for their kaiju eiga. Best of all: they won’t need to go to the expense of making any head masks for him.

    • vivabear - Dec 23, 2013 at 12:59 PM

      Gator – the only thing more pathetic than the lack of originality in ur posts, is the lack of even the slightest bit of humor.

      • Old Gator - Dec 23, 2013 at 1:11 PM

        Vivabore, I only wish that trout rose to the bait with the same mindless enthusiasm as you do.

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