League Leaders — Hitting (as of 4/13/09)

Offensive league leaders after games played on April 12, 2009.

Home Runs

Central League
Pacific League
Player #
Kanemoto (Hanshin) 7
Guiel (Tokyo) 4
Fujii (Chunichi) 4
Tsuruoka (Yomiuri) 3
Morino (Chunichi) 3
Wada (Chunichi) 3
Ogasawara (Yomiuri) 3
Kawashima (Tokyo) 2
Kurihara (Hiroshima) 2
Arai (Hanshin) 2
Abe (Yomiuri) 2
Lee (Yomiuri) 2
Blanco (Chunichi) 2
Seabol (Hiroshima) 2
Player #
Nakamura (Saitama) 4
Rhodes (Orix) 3
Saburo (Chiba) 3
Inaba (Hokkaido) 3
Sledge (Hokkaido) 3
Larocca (Orix) 3
Ohmatsu (Chiba) 3
Kaneko (Hokkaido) 2
Bocachica (Saitama) 2
Cabrera (Orix) 2
Hidaka (Orix) 2
Koyano (Hokkaido) 2
Seguignol (Tohoku) 2
Gotou (Orix) 2

RBIs

Central League Pacific League
Player #
Kanemoto (Hanshin) 21
Kurihara (Hiroshima) 11
Guiel (Tokyo) 11
Ogasawara (Yomiuri) 11
Morino (Chunichi) 10
Ramirez (Yomiuri) 9
Fujii (Chunichi) 9
Miyamoto (Tokyo) 7
Tsuruoka (Yomiuri) 6
Blanco (Chunichi) 6
Seabol (Hiroshima) 6
Player #
Kaneko (Hokkaido) 11
Nakamura (Saitama) 10
Koyano (Hokkaido) 10
Matsunaka (Fukuoka) 9
Rhodes (Orix) 8
Sledge (Hokkaido) 8
Larocca (Orix) 8
Nakamura (Tohoku) 8
Ohmatsu (Chiba) 8
Saburo (Chiba) 6
Iguchi (Chiba) 6

Stolen Bases

Central League Pacific League
Player #
Fukuchi (Tokyo) 3
Aoki (Tokyo) 3
Higashide (Hiroshima) 2
Suzuki (Yomiuri) 2
Kanou (Hanshin) 2
Akamatsu (Hiroshima) 2
Akahoshi (Hanshin) 2
Kawashima (Tokyo) 2
Matsumoto (Yomiuri) 1
Ishikawa (Yokohama) 1
Iihara (Tokyo) 1
Amaya (Hiroshima) 1
Soyogi (Hiroshima) 1
Tanaka (Tokyo) 1
Player #
Tanaka (Hokkaido) 4
Kataoka (Saitama) 2
Nishioka (Saitama) 2
Watanabe (Tohoku) 2
Shimoyama (Orix) 1
Takahashi (Hokkaido) 1
Honda (Fukuoka) 1
Matsunaka (Fukuoka) 1
Inaba (Hokkaido) 1
Imae (Chiba) 1
Nakajima (Saitama) 1
Rick (Tohoku) 1
Morimoto (Fukuoka) 1
Itoi (Hokkaido) 1

Strikeouts

Central League Pacific League
Player #
Blanco (Chunichi) 12
Lee (Yomiuri) 11
Guiel (Tokyo) 10
Kawashima (Tokyo) 10
Ishihara (Hiroshima) 9
Yamazaki (Yokohama) 8
Akamatsu (Hiroshima) 8
Seabol (Hiroshima) 8
Ishikawa (Yokohama) 7
Arai (Hanshin) 7
Abe (Yomiuri) 7
Player #
G. G. Satou (Saitama) 13
Cabrera (Orix) 12
Hosokawa (Saitama) 11
Iguchi (Chiba) 10
Takaya (Fukuoka) 10
Seguignol (Tohoku) 10
Rhodes (Orix) 9
Saburo (Chiba) 9
Nakamura (Saitama) 9
Satozaki (Chiba) 9
Gotou (Orix) 9

(As always, current Swallows’ stats are available here.)

About Christopher Pellegrini

Christopher is a budding sabermetrician and long-time supporter of Tokyo's more lovable team, the Swallows. He has publicly volunteered, several times, that he plans to buy the team at some point in the future. When he finally runs the joint, it is likely that he will fine any player who swings at the first pitch or sac bunts (unless it's a pitcher, of course). Follow him on Twitter: @chrispellegrini