Tag: Takeo Otomo

AEL Postseason Set to Go

The American Eagle League postseason is set to kick off tomorrow, just one day after the Lake League’s playoffs get underway.

The Seattle Salts (63-37), who swept into 1st in the AEL West with a 21-7 run through August, take the top seed and will play the wild card Jacksonville Ravens (57-43), who finished in 2nd in the AEL East.  Continue reading “AEL Postseason Set to Go”

Otomo Named AEL Player of the Week

There’s no arguing that 37-year-old Takeo Otomo has paid his dues and this this week he collected. The Anchorage Aces first baseman had one of the best weeks of his career and captured the American Eagle League Player of the Week trophy.

He hit .423 while collecting 11 hits in 26 at-bats, 4 home runs, 9 RBIs and 6 runs scored. Continue reading “Otomo Named AEL Player of the Week”

2017 Could Prove Big Year for Milestones

Many players in the Bull League are expected to hit benchmark milestones in career statistics this season, in what will be an especially interesting and likely record-breaking year with the expanded 100-game schedule making its debut.

Hits

New York’s Setsuo Kimura is 81 hits away from the important 1,500 career hits mark

Several hitting milestones in particular are expected to be breached, including two current players who could reach the rare 1,500 career hits mark: Continue reading “2017 Could Prove Big Year for Milestones”

Milestone Watch

Several players are expected to hit major stat milestones this season, in what may turn out to be a record-breaking year for many anyway due to the lengthened 100-game season.

1B Barry Janmaat (OLE) could smash the all-time Hits record held by HOFer Carl Simms this season

First and foremost, the all-time Bull League record for career hits, held by Hall of Famer Carl Simms, could be smashed by 1B Barry ‘Hulk’ Janmaat (Olean Oilers), who is 33 hits away from tying the record of 1,655 hits. Janmaat averaged around 100 hits in seasons that were only 82-games long, and this year he will potentially have an extra 18 games to do it, virtually assuring he will surpass the record set by the iconic Simms. Continue reading “Milestone Watch”