December is the end of the year and the time for cutting ties with former players.
These are the foreign players who were released and not re-signed by their teams.
Nippon Ham Fighters
Seibu Lions center fielder Shogo Akiyama revealed Tuesday that he has informed the Pacific League club he will file for free agency in order to seek a deal with a major league team.
My analysis of Akiyama’s game is HERE. You can find the Kyodo News story published in the Japan Times HERE.
Since I have completed win shares calculations for 2019. Here are Akiyama’s career figures. For those unfamiliar with win shares, three win shares are worth one win.
Career Win Shares
|Year||Team||Raw WS||Batting WS||Def WS||WAR